The On-Campus Interviewing Program provides a simple way for students to interview for career-related positions with employers from the DC Metro area, including those cross country, for full-time, part-time and internship positions on campus right in SUB I.

Employers visiting campus have targeted Mason as a top institution for their hiring needs and travel to campus to make interviewing convenient and accessible to our students.

All Mason degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate students and alumni are eligible to participate in the On-Campus Interviewing Program. Screening criteria, including major, GPA and work authorization, for individual positions are set by the employer.

Applying to positions is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Get Started
  1. Log in to HireMason
  2. Upload your resume to your account
  3. Complete the online orientation. Select the image below to begin:

                OCI Student Online Orientation
  4. Fill out and submit the form at the end of the orientation. Questions? Contact us.
2. Apply for a Position
  • Log in to HireMason.
  • Click on "Campus Interviews I Qualify For."
  • Follow the application steps.
3. Schedule an Interview
  • During the Preselect Sign Up Period, log in to HireMason and click on the "Interview" tab to see if you have been invited for an interview.
  • If so, follow the steps to schedule an interviewing time.
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Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2016 On-Campus Interviewing

Monday, September 12th -

Friday, November 18th


Week 1: Sept 12 - 16

Resume Submission Deadline: Aug 31

Employer Selection Period: Sept 1 - 4

Preselect Sign Up: Sept 5

Alternate Sign Up: Sept 8

Schedule Close: Sept 8

Week 2: Sept 19 - 23

Resume Submission Deadline: Sept 7

Employer Selection Period: Sept 8 - 11

Preselect Sign Up: Sept 12

Alternate Sign Up: Sept 15

Schedule Close: Sept 15


Week 3: Sept 26 - 30

Resume Submission Deadline: Sept 14

Employer Selection Period: Sept 15 - 18

Preselect Sign Up: Sept 19

Alternate Sign Up: Sept 22

Schedule Close: Sept 22


Week 4: Oct 12 - 14

Resume Submission Deadline: Sept 28

Employer Selection Period: Sept 29 - Oct 2

Preselect Sign Up: Oct 3

Alternate Sign Up: Oct 6

Schedule Close: Oct 6

Week 5: Oct 17 - 21

Resume Submission Deadline: Oct 5

Employer Selection Period: Oct 6 - 9

Preselect Sign Up: Oct 10

Alternate Sign Up: Oct 13

Schedule Close: Oct 13

Week 6: Oct 24 - 28

Resume Submission Deadline: Oct 12

Employer Selection Period: Oct 13 - 16

Preselect Sign Up: Oct 17

Alternate Sign Up: Oct 20

Schedule Close: Oct 20
Week 7: Oct 31 - Nov 2

Resume Submission Deadline: Oct 19

Employer Selection Period: Oct 20 - 23

Preselect Sign Up: Oct 24 

Alternate Sign Up: Oct 27

Schedule Close: Oct 27

Week 8: Nov 7 - 11

Resume Submission Deadline: Oct 26

Employer Selection Period: Oct 27 - Oct 30

Preselect Sign Up: Oct 31

Alternate Sign Up: Nov 3

Schedule Close: Nov 3
Week 9: Nov 14 - 18


Resume Submission Deadline: Nov 2

Employer Selection Period: Nov 3 - 6

Preselect Sign Up: Nov 7

Alternate Sign Up: Nov 10

Schedule Close: Nov 10


No Show and Late Cancellation Policy

Failing to attend OR failing to cancel a scheduled on-campus interview 48 business hours in advance of your interviewing time will result in your being blocked from HireMason and the On-Campus Interviewing Program.

No Show and Late Cancellation Policy Details

First Offense: Temporarily Blocked
If you fail to keep a scheduled interview with an employer or fail to cancel 48 business hours in advance, you will be blocked from the On-Campus Interviewing Program AND from all HireMason usage until you follow these steps:

  1. Set up a meeting with your Industry Advisor as soon as possible to discuss your absence
  2. Write an apology letter to the employer within 24 hours of speaking with your Industry Advisor
  3. Email your apology letter to Sara Chandler, Employer Relations Manager. Once approved, the apology letter will be forwarded to the employer.

Your HireMason account will then be reactivated, and you may continue to use the system and participate in the OCI Program.

Second Offense: Permanently Blocked
If you fail to keep a scheduled interview with an employer a second time, you will be blocked from HireMason and dismissed from the On-Campus Interview Program permanently.

This includes removal of your resume from consideration for any pending OCI employers and removal of your name from any already scheduled interviews.

You may petition to regain access to HireMason by speaking to your Industry Advisor, however you will not be permitted to participate in the OCI Program.

Why so strict?
Strong relationships between Mason and local employers are built upon successful recruiting efforts. When a student cancels an on-campus interview in an untimely manner or fails to show up entirely, this damages our relationship with employers. Damaged relationships can lead to a loss of resources and access to future opportunities for Mason students.

Offer Renege Policy

To renege is to go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract. In this context it means that you verbally or contractually committed to a job offer and then withdrew on that promise. Reneging on an offer with an employer will result in your being blocked from HireMason and the On-Campus Interviewing Program.
Offer Renege Policy Details

You will remain permanently blocked from the On-Campus Interviewing Program, however you may petition to regain access to HireMason. To petition, set up a meeting with your Industry Advisor within 30 days of having reneged on an offer. If we do not hear from you within 30 days, your HireMason account will be permanently blocked

Should a second reneging offense occur after reinstatement, you will be permanently blocked from HireMason without opportunity for petition.

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