Our approach to career development is educational. We do not "place"
students in positions, rather we teach them how to begin and advance
their careers. Through individual appointments, events, and online
resources, we provide students with the tools needed to identify a
target industry, build their resume, conduct a job search, interview,
and negotiate salary.
Career Outcomes Data: Class of 2016
How to Help Your Student in Their Career Development
Listen to your student's career interests and try to be supportive if they change or if they differ from your own. Share with your student which of their strengths, values, and traits you most admire. Talk about your industry, employer, and job and provide personal referrals for your student to have career conversations or shadow contacts in your network.
- Visit University Career Services early and often
- Develop marketable skills like quantitative, foreign language, computer, leadership, and writing
- Become active in extracurricular activities and get involved in community service
- Complete at least one internship in their chosen industry
- Find time to thoughtfully engage in the career planning process
Services and Resources
University Career Services offers the following services and resources to students and alumni:
Career assessments to identify a career based on personality, skills, interests, and values Resources for industry research HireMason (job and internship database) Appointments for resume/cover letter reviews and practice interviews Networking events to connect with employers such as Career Fairs and the On-Campus Interviewing Program
Get started with these three resources or find out more about recruiting at Mason.
Interested in hiring a Patriot for your organization?
Post your employer's job and internship opportunities in HireMason.
The Student Success Roadmap provides your student with a plan for making the most of their time at Mason. Encourage your student to participate in suggested programs and events.
Select the image to view the document.
Watch this video for a step by step guide on the Student Success Roadmap (3:11):
Internships: getting experience on your resume (3:58)