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August 24

Jumpstart Day of Workshops

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

Resume Writing

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

Navigating HireMason

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

Federal Resume

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

Security Clearance          

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.

August 30

Welcome Week - Part Time Job Fair

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. 

September 06

Undeclared House Party

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!  

September 12

Silver Knights Enrichment (SKE)

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!


September 14

Student Employee Workshop Series: Customer Service

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