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Congratulations to Mason's Brian Alexander!

Brian Alexander of the Public and International Affairs department at Mason was awarded our new Career Connection Faculty Award.

UCS created this new award for the 2013-2014 academic year to celebrate Mason faculty who have made a positive impact on students’ career goals, employment plans or graduate school preparation.  The Career Connection Faculty Award is a distinction awarded to a professor who has gone above and beyond expectations in his/her role on campus and has devoted extra time and energy to helping students prepare for life after Mason.  We asked students to nominate professors who had a positive impact on their career goals and plans, employment or graduate school preparation in the early part of this spring semester. We received 161 student nominations for approximately 120 faculty members.

Brian Alexander

Brian Alexander is a Ph. D. candidate and adjunct instructor in the Department of Public and International Affairs, where he has been a student since Fall 2007.  His approach to scholarship is similar to his approach to teaching: to engage in creative, critical thinking on issues of power and justice, while actively participating in the professional worlds of public policy and politics.  Mr. Alexander's dissertation research on Congress looks at the roles of partisanship and individual entrepreneurship in shaping legislative outcomes and public policy.  In addition to his work as a student and instructor at George Mason, Brian works as a government relations professional.  He has worked for firms such as Booz Allen and IBM and he currently advises small and mid-sized non-profit organizations on change management and  government affairs.  He lives in Alexandria and enjoys most of all spending time with his wife Caroline and their two daughters, Kitty (5) and Phoebe (3).

Workshops and Events


April 23

Practice Interview Day

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
University Career Services, SUB I, Room 3400

April 23

HireMason Day

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, Atrium

April 23

Learn about Careers with The American Cancer Society

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
JC Kiosk D & HUB Room 5

April 24

The Office of Sustainability hosting Green Job Networking Fair

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, Lower Level, Dewberry Hall

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