Available positions with on-campus departments are located in HireMason, Mason's online job and internship database. Once your profile is completed and your resume has been approved, you can begin to apply for positions.After logging in to HireMason, click on "On-Campus Jobs" under Shortcuts.
In order to complete the hiring paperwork and start working, you need to present original documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the US. This is a Federal requirement that has very specific time requirements that impact your ability to start working and get paid. A full list of acceptable documents may be found at
Reviewing applications, interviewing, and hiring done by on-campus employer can take several weeks from the day you submit an application. If the position has closed and you have not heard from the employer, it is appropriate to email the employer to ask about their hiring timeline.
Please note: Every employer has different hiring processes and policies, therefore some may be unable to respond to email inquiries.
For individuals that are looking for opportunities to work at Mason, visit Human Resources: Career Opportunities.
Federal Work-Study JobsDetermine your eligibility then search for available Federal Work-Study positions in HireMason.
If you are interested in FWS but are not awarded an FWS award, let Lady Ramirez, Federal Work-Study Coordinator know so that you can be added to the wait list.
Available positions can be found in HireMason, Mason's online job and internship database. Once your profile is completed and your resume has been approved, you can begin applying to positions.
Once logged in to HireMason, click on "Federal Work Study Positions" under Shortcuts. FWS positions can
be hosted by on or off-campus employers, but the application process is the same for both.
Mason faculty or staff, view our three steps to hiring a Federal Work-Study student.
Off-campus employers, read about hiring work-study students specifically by off-campus employers.
Graduate Student Positions
Graduate employment on-campus is primarily available in the form of an assistantship or a wage position.
Graduate Assistantships are university employment positions held by graduate students who have full-time enrollment, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are in good academic standing.
Assistantships are available in the following three categories:
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The graduate assistant participates in the instruction, advising, and evaluation of undergraduates under faculty supervision.
Graduate Research Assistantships
The graduate assistant participates directly in research or research-support activities under faculty supervision.
Graduate Professional Assistantships
The graduate assistant performs work that primarily gains them experience, practice, and guidance in relation to their academic program and that is significantly connected to their field of study and career preparation. This is a non-teaching, non-research assistantship.
Assistantships are posted in a variety of places including:
- HireMason (search for "Graduate Assistant")
- Mason's Human Resources: Career Opportunities
- University Life: Graduate Students
- Academic department websites
- Conversations with faculty advisors
All current degree-seeking students and graduated alumni should have access to HireMason. Make sure you are using your Patriot Pass credentials and that your password has not expired.
If you are unable to log into HireMason, call University Career Services at (703) 993-2370. Please be prepared to provide your G# and Mason email address.
As a result of employer feedback about the quality of student resumes, University Career Services has implemented a resume approval standard to help students present themselves in the best way possible. Once submitted, it can take up to 48 business hours for your resume to be approved.
Resumes are commonly rejected for one or more of the following reasons:
- No information is listed about Mason in your Education section
- No or insufficient descriptions in your Experience section
- Inconsistent and/or unprofessional formatting
(e.g. inconsistent bullet points or font, length, pictures, inappropriate use of color)
- Spelling and/or grammatical errors
- Use of first person pronouns
- Including private or inappropriate personal information
(e.g. birthday, Social Security Number, gender)
Employers have the option to set criteria such as major, GPA, and class level when they post a position. If you do not meet the criteria, you will not be able apply for the position.
If you believe that there is an error, please email University Career Services with the Job ID number and your G#.
Our 3,000+ student employees help keep the university operating smoothly. University Career Services wants to help you make the most of your experience as a Mason student employee and so has created the programming and resources below just for you!
Attend this highly interactive workshop to learn about your top talents and strengths!
February 24 | 2 - 3:30 p.m. | HUB 2400 |
What Would You Do? Making Tough Ethical Choices
Would you speak up if you heard someone you don't know make an offensive ethnic slur? Would you tell a friend that you found out their partner is cheating on them if you are also friends with the person doing the cheating? How do you decide what's best? During this interactive workshop you will engage in activities designed to uncover the pros and cons of the ethical approaches you are using and learn new ones.
March 3 | 2 - 3:30 p.m. | HUB 2400 |
Do you find yourself constantly putting off projects, assignments, or commitments? You may be caught in the "not now, later" trap. Overcome this difficulty by discovering what makes you procrastinate.
March 20 | 3 p.m. | SUB I, Room 3129 | Register
Marketing Your Student Employee Experience
You developed many of the skills employers are looking for through your on-campus job, but do you know how to market those skills on your resume or in an interview? In this session you will learn the seven skills employers are looking for in recent college grads and how to showcase them during your job search.
April 5 | 3 - 4 p.m. | SUB 1, Room 3400 | Register
How to Navigate Conflict in the Workplace
Did you know that conflict in the workplace can lead to positive results if you know how to navigate it effectively? Learn tips and techniques for proactively addressing conflict in your workplace so you can begin to better relate to your team members in the future!
April 12 | 3 - 4 p.m. | SUB 1, Room 3400 |
- Visit Lynda.com.
- Select "Sign in" in the upper right corner.
- Select "Sign in with your organization" and enter "Lynda.gmu.edu."
- Enter your Mason Net ID and password.
Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
- Business Writing Fundamentals
- Presentation Fundamentals
- Customer Service over the Phone
- Customer Service Fundamentals
- PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training
- Excel 2016 Essential Training
- Word 2016 Essential Training
- Publisher 2016 Essential Training
- Blackboard 9.x Essential Training
Make a positive impression and demonstrate how you meet the hiring needs of employers by preparing for your interview.