10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Merten Hall, Room 1200
General Track -
Merten Hall Room 1200
Finding an On-Campus Job
10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
On campus employment is a great way to build your resume and put a little extra money in your pocket. In this session we will show you how to use HireMason and other campus resources to find on-campus positions. Presented by University Career Services
Career Conversations 101 - Informational Interviewing
10:30 a.m. – 10: 55am
Informational interviewing is a crucial career conversation and one of the most important tools in the modern job search. In this workshop you will learn why informational interviews are so useful for career exploration and networking, how you should conduct one and what you need to do to follow up. Presented by University Career Services
11 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Learn how to write a targeted resume for your job or internship applications. Presented by University Career Services
12noon – 12:25 p.m.
Take a tour of Career Services most valuable online resource. HireMason is not just about finding jobs, let us show you all it has to offer. Presented by University Career Services
Getting the Most Out of Your Student Organization Experience
While joining a student organization is a great way to get involved on campus and make new friends, it can also help you develop valuable skills to succeed in the workforce. This workshop will teach you how to make the most of your experience and how to market these professional skills to potential employers! Presented by University Career Services
12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Be an S-T-A-R at Interviewing
1 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Learn techniques and strategies to be successful during your behavioral interview. Practice the STAR method and enhance your interviewing performance. Presented by University Career Services.
Two Hour Job Search Workshop
2 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
This is an interactive workshop. Please bring your laptop!
Did you know that passively searching online job boards is not the most effective way to find a job? Come to this hands-on workshop to go through a streamlined 3-step process for how to find, prioritize and proactively contact prospective employers. You will actually discover opportunities during the session and leave with concrete next steps! Presented by University Career Services.
Diversity Dialogue on Career Preparation
4 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
Navigating the job search process is scary for everyone, but it can be particularly difficult for students of color and students who identify as diverse. Come engage in dialogue about how to identify employers who value diversity, and how to sell yourself when networking opportunities arise. In addition, you'll learn about resources that University Career Services offers students who identify as diverse.
Job Search for International Students
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Searching for a job as an international student has some unique challenges. This workshop will teach you strategies for an optimal job search as an international student, including important resources and how to identify employers open to hiring international students. Presented by the Office of International Programs and Studies and University Career Services.
Federal Track – SUB 1 Room 3400
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Learn about the differences between a federal resume and a conventional resume, and how to optimally create your resume to stand out in the search process. Presented by TBA
Federal Job Search/Navigating USA Jobs
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn about how to land a job in the federal government and how to best navigate USAJobs. What steps do you need to take to stand out? What does the process look like from the government perspective? How can you find the right job for you on the website? Presented by TBA
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Are you planning on working in a job that requires a security clearance? Want to know about the process and what to expect? Learn about the steps that you will go through to obtain your security clearance, the timelines associated with the process, and how you can begin preparing today. Presenter TBA.
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dewbery Hall, Johnson Center
During Welcome Week, we invite on-campus employers and local companies with part-time jobs to attend this fair. The fair is a prominent part of the first week of campus activities.
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
SUB 1, room 3400
New to Mason? Undecided about your major or career plans?
Stop by and learn about Career Services and the Center for Academic Advising. We are here to help you with your academic major and career decisions. Free food and several raffle opportunities to win Mason gear!
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
East Plaza between JC & David King Hall
SKE provides after-school enrichment programs to elementary and middle school age children throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC. They teach chess, coding and engineering programs in over 200 schools and to more than 4,000 children weekly. Their team is made up of part-time coaches and aides that are enthusiastic about their subjects and enjoy working with children. Play chess with a master on the East Plaza!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3400
Customer service skills demonstrate your ability
to solve problems, work with others, and take initiative. Get tips for
improving these skills so you can stand out in your work!
Register online: sewcustomerservice.eventbrite.com