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

2016 Career Outcomes Data PDF
  • Top undergraduate employment industries
  • Top undergraduate employment locations
  • Experiential learning rate
  • Top employers
  • Select job titles

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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.

Encourage your student to take these concrete steps.
  • 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:


Interested in hiring a Patriot for your organization?

Get started with these three resources or find out more about recruiting at Mason.


Post your employer's job and internship opportunities in HireMason.

Career Fairs
Attend our Career Fairs as an employer.
Mason Career Link
Share your industry experience, career path advice, and job search expertise with students by registering in Career Link. Once in the database, students will be able to search for you by their professional interests and reach out to you with career questions and requests such as informational interviews, job shadowing, mentoring, phone or email conversations, and resume critiques.

Student Success Roadmap

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.

Student Success Roadmap

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Watch this video for a step by step guide on the Student Success Roadmap (3:11):

The Importance of Internships

Internships: getting experience on your resume (3:58)