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October 01

Suit-Up Mason

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
JCPenney, Fair Oaks Mall, 11801 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033

The Mason family is invited to join University Career Services at JCPenney in Fair Oaks Mall for some amazing discounts - nearly 70% discount after 40% off coupon and in store sales on professional clothing only. The store will be open only to Mason students, alumni, faculty, and staff at this time. This discount includes suits, shoes, ties, blouses, etc. This is a great time to build your business wardrobe ahead of the Fall Career Fair. Bring your Mason ID and get there early!
 

October 02

Resume Clinic

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3400

For two days before the career fair employers will meet one-on-one with students for 15-minute resume review sessions on a first come, first served basis. No registration required

 

October 02

Prepare for the Fair Workshop

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SUB 1, room 3B

 Learn how to get prepared for the Career Fair and get the most out of attending it.

October 02

FBI Careers Panel

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Merten Hall, Room 1204

The FBI will be visiting campus each of the next two weeks to share information with interested students regarding careers at the Bureau. Come hear from representatives about how your skills can be utilized to help protect the United States no matter what your major might be.

This session will consist of a panel of FBI agents discussing their careers and providing advice to attendees about how they can best prepare for a career at the FBI

For any additional questions, please contact Matt Myers at mmyers16@gmu.edu

 

October 03

Webinar: Is Your Career Portable?

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 Are you interested in relocating to another country (or within the same country) every few years? It is tough to find a new job in a new location and have to start a job search over again. Join this training to learn: Options to develop a portable career that goes with you as you move around; What to consider when developing your portable career, and; How to use Passport Career to identify key strategies and relevant local resources, and develop effective, country-specific strategies that support portable career planning. You will leave this information-packed training with actionable steps to support a career that you can take around the world. This will be an interactive training. There will be time for Q&A. 

Times: 10:00am EST; 8:00pm EST

To register:

1) Navigate to http://www.passportcareer.com/
2) Select "Register Now!" in the upper right corner of the home page, and enter Registration Key: gmuniver
3) Once you register, click Global Career Training to find your training


http://www.PassportCareer.com
October 03

Resume Clinic

1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3400

For two days before the career fair employers will meet one-on-one with students for 15-minute resume review sessions on a first come, first served basis. No registration required

October 04

Fall Career Fair

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dewbery Hall, Johnson Center

This campus-wide fair is for organizations that have internships, co-ops, full-time jobs and part-time jobs to fill. The fair is open to all students and alumni of George Mason University. It attracts national, regional and local employers as well as many government agencies and non-profits in the area.


To see the list of registered employers please visit https://gmu-csm.symplicity.com/events/281615a4bf9277b965b879cdc35c9bcc/employers


October 04

Raytheon Engineering Information Session

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Johnson Center, Room D

Come visit representatives from Raytheon in the JC Room D after the Career Fair. Raytheon is a global technology leader that provides innovative solutions to customers in 80 nations with the most advanced technology in the world and in the strategic business areas of Homeland Security, Missile Defense, Precision Engagement and Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance.  Through strategic vision, disciplined management, and world-class talent, Raytheon is delivering operational advantages for customer's everyday while helping them prepare for the missions of tomorrow. Food will be provided and registration isn't required. 

October 05

Fall Career Fair

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dewbery Hall, Johnson Center

 

This campus-wide fair is for organizations that have internships, co-ops, full-time jobs and part-time jobs to fill. The fair is open to all students and alumni of George Mason University. It attracts national, regional and local employers as well as many government agencies and non-profits in the area.

To see the list of registered employers please visit https://gmu-csm.symplicity.com/events/281615a4bf9277b965b879cdc35c9bcc/employers

October 09

Deloitte Case Study Workshop

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Johnson Center, Room A

Meet with Deloitte professionals who can provide guidance and insight into the case study interview process! No registration Required

October 10

Take a Patriot to Work - Application Deadline!

12:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Take a Patriot to Work Day, on Friday, November 3, is a program that allows you to spend one day with a professional in a job or company that you are interested in. You will "shadow" them as they go through their work day.

Deadline to apply is October 10!

1) Create your resume and upload it to HireMason.
If this is your first time uploading a resume to HireMason, it will need to be approved by University Career Services. This can take up to 2 business days.

2) Apply through HireMason by October 10
Log in to your HireMason account, click the Jobs tab, click Advanced Search, and select Job Shadow Listings from the Show Me drop down. You may apply to up to three job shadow positions each day.

3) Complete the mandatory orientation.  If you did not attend an in-person orientation, please complete the online orientation on our Take a Patriot page.

http://careers.gmu.edu/students/jobsearch/ExperientialLearning/jobshadow/
October 11

Practice Interview Day

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3400

Practice your interviewing skills with area employers visiting on-campus. Meet one-on-one with an employer for a 30-minute mock interview followed by constructive feedback and tips on how to improve your interviewing skills. Pre-registration is required!

 

IMPORTANT: To sign up, log in to HireMason, click on "Campus Interviews I Qualify For" under the Shortcuts menu, and search for Practice Interview. 

October 12

Webinar: Create a Powerful Global Resume or CV

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 Would you like to turn your resume or CV into a powerful marketing tool to help you with your career transition or job search? Join us for this strategic training on how to create a resume or CV that helps open doors and get results! Bring your resume or CV and ask your questions so you can make immediate changes. You will learn how to: Determine what information to include for your country of interest; Develop a powerful summary to make your document stand out; Learn how to write strong experience summaries, and; Understand the do's and don'ts for different countries. This will be an interactive training. 

Times: 8:00am EST; 3:00pm EST

To register:

1) Navigate to http://www.passportcareer.com/
2) Select "Register Now!" in the upper right corner of the home page, and enter Registration Key: gmuniver. 
3) Once you register, click Global Career Training to find your training


http://www.PassportCareer.com
October 12

Career Planning Workshop with Lane

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
SUB 1, room 3400

The Lane Construction Corporation's Vice President of Human Resources will present a Career Planning Workshop to find your interests within your studies to develop goals to achieve career success. All majors are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.

 

October 12

Webinar: International Students & Career Strategies

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

 Highly recommended for international students. Are you an international student seeking employment in your host country, home country or other location? Invest one hour of your time to develop a powerful career transition strategy using Passport Career effectively, efficiently, and strategically based on YOUR career interests! We will introduce the system and point out key resources relevant to your personal needs and interests. This is a highly interactive, small group training. There will be time for Q&A.

Times: 1:30pm EST; 8:00pm EST

To register:

1) Navigate to http://www.passportcareer.com/
2) Select "Register Now!" in the upper right corner of the home page, and enter Registration Key: gmuniver. 
3) Once you register, click Global Career Training to find your training

http://www.PassportCareer.com
October 12

Student Employee Workshop Series: What Would You Do? Diversity in the Workplace

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
SUB 1, room 3400

Can you navigate and thrive in a multicultural and globally diverse setting? In this session, you'll reflect on how your culture may (or may not) show up at your work, and how that impacts your experience. Together we will examine common workplace dilemmas through "What would you do?" scenarios.

Register online: 
sewdiversity.eventbrite.com 

October 13

Financial Aid Basics and Budgeting

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3A

This workshop will focus on the proper use of financial aid to cover educational expenses.  It will focus on how financial aid is awarded, what options are available for additional aid, how to use a refund, and creating a budget.  Stay Mason applicants are encouraged to attend.

Students can RSVP at: https://doodle.com/poll/vi3cbd9que6gv8pk

 

October 16

Careers for Psychology Students Alumni Panel

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Johnson Center, Room 3

Learn from Psychology alumni about their career paths, skills and knowledge they developed at Mason,  and their advice to students moving from college to career.

 

October 16

CHSS Grad School Series: Considering Grad School? The Whys, Hows and Ifs

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3400

Join University Career Services for an interactive workshop where you can explore answers to your questions about attending grad school, including:

- What do I need to consider before applying for graduate school?

- Where can I find information about possible graduate programs?

- Where can I find financial assistance for graduates school?

- What are some resources that can help me prepare for graduate school?

 

October 17

Webinar: Strategies for Trageting H1b Employers

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 Are you looking for employment in the USA but are not a U.S. citizen? Do you need to find an employer who will sponsor you for an employment visa/work permit? Thousands of U.S. employers hire people on H1bs each year, but landing an opportunity with this special work permit/visa status can be challenging. Join this training to learn: What the 2 employment options for H-1b visas are and which one offers you the most flexibility in getting hired; What the timeline is for employers to submit applications and how this impacts your job search planning; How to effectively use Passport Career's H-1b database and how to match up results with the International Job Database/Portal; How to increase your chances for H-1b sponsorship, and; How to strategically networking with others who can help you connect with H-1b employers. If you previously attended this training, you should join again for updated information. This training is a highly interactive, small group training. There will be time for Q&A. 

Times: 8:00am EST; 3:00pm EST; 8:00pm EST

To register:

1) Navigate to http://www.passportcareer.com/
2) Select "Register Now!" in the upper right corner of the home page, and enter Registration Key: gmuniver. 
3) Once you register, click Global Career Training to find your training


http://www.PassportCareer.com
October 19

Webinar: USA Work Visas, Excellent Alternatives to the H1b

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 Most people think that the H1b work visa is the only option if they want to work in the USA and need employer sponsorship. However, there are several excellent alternatives that you may not know about, which may also be a better option for you and possibly easier to secure employment in the USA. Join this training to learn: Which of the 10 employment visa options are best for you; Which 2 visa options offer excellent career and internship opportunities for international students; How to use Passport Career's databases to find jobs that may offer sponsorship on one or more of these visas, and; How to develop a strategy to land a job in the US with one of these visas. This is a highly interactive, small group training. There will be time for Q&A.

Times: 8:00am EST; 3:00pm EST

To register:

1) Navigate to http://www.passportcareer.com/
2) Select "Register Now!" in the upper right corner of the home page, and enter Registration Key: gmuniver
3) Once you register, click Global Career Training to find your training


http://www.PassportCareer.com
October 19

7th Annual Arlington Employment Center Fall Career Fair

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
GMU, Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Looking for a new Job? Attend Arlington Employment Center Fall Career Fair and meet with over 50 top area employers with jobs in technology, law enforcement, administration, marketing, education, construction, banking, retail, health care, transportation. Limited parking available, but conveniently located near Metro Orange Line, Virginia Square Station.

Register at www.aecjobfair2017.eventbrite.com.


October 19

Webinar: Strategies to Develop Your Global Network

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

 Do you have the right contacts in the right places? It can be challenging to make contacts in another country. Join this training to learn: How to network with people in other countries; Which business networks are used in different countries; How to reach out to professionals you want to network with but don't know and how to increase your chances of getting replies; Strategies to create a robust global network, and: How to manage the networking process to make it work effectively for your job search! This will be an interactive training. 

Times: 1:30pm EST; 8:00pm EST

To register:

1) Navigate to http://www.passportcareer.com/
2) Select "Register Now!" in the upper right corner of the home page, and enter Registration Key: gmuniver
3) Once you register, click Global Career Training to find your training

http://www.PassportCareer.com
October 24

Gaining Control of Your Finances

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3A

This workshop will help students create a long-term budget plan.  Students should come prepared with information about their current income and expenses. Materials will be provided.

Students can RSVP at: https://doodle.com/poll/eqxs8rbfgwifara3  

October 25

University of Maryland's 9th Annual Language Career & Internship Fair

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Stamp Student Union, 3972 Campus Drive College Park, MD 20742

Do you speak another language? Do you want to teach English, work or intern abroad? Interested in international issues? Don't miss University of Maryland's 9th Annual Language Career & Internship Fair, open to all local colleges and universities.

Connect with organizations looking to hire for part-time, internship and full-time positions in these fields and learn about ways to build your experience on our campus. 

Business attire is recommended, though not required. Be sure to bring multiple copies of your resume.

This fair is open to students, alumni, faculty/staff (and their partners/spouses) of the University of Maryland, as well as to students/alumni of other local colleges and universities. Pre-registration is not required.

Requesting Accessibility Accommodations: 
Please contact Alicia Montague at the University Career Center & The President's Promise (amontagu@umd.edu or 301.314.7239) at least two weeks prior if you need to request accessibility accommodations for this event.

 

https://careers.umd.edu/event/2017-language-career-internship-fair
October 30

CHSS Grad School Series: Telling Your Story with Personal Statements and Letters of Recommendation

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3400

Engage with admissions officers and tell them your story with compelling personal essays and letters of recommendation. Demonstrate to graduate programs that you are a good fit for them, and will contribute something to the field.

In this interactive workshop you will find answers to questions like

- How important is the personal statement?

- What's the difference between a personal statements and a statement of purpose?

- Who/how do I ask for letters of recommendation?