Spring Career Fair 2013
Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21, 2013
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dewberry Hall, JC
Both days are open to all majors.
Research which employers are coming, what they are looking for and which day they will attend!
Check out the list of participating employers. Changes are made daily - so make sure to check back regularly.
It is important to research employers before attending the fair! Find out which employers are attending and why they are recruiting at George Mason. You make a great first impression with employers if you know what they do and what they are looking for at the Career Fair.
Participating employers - check back regularly as changes can be made daily.
Prepare for the Career Fair Events
Interview Practice Days with Employers
Thursday, February 7th
Wednesday, February 13th
Practice your interviewing skills with area employers visiting campus! Meet one-on-one with an employer for a 30-minute mock interview followed by constructive feedback and tips on how to improve and perfect your interviewing skills.
Any Mason student or alum interested in polishing their interview skills.
1. Log in to HireMason <http://gmu-csm.symplicity.com/students/>
2. Click on "Campus Interviews I Qualify For" under Shortcuts
3. Search for Interview Practice Day
Please note: You must upload a resume to your HireMason account
before registering for this event.
U.S. Peace Corps
The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel/Crestline Hotels & Resorts
Gold Coast IT Solutions
U.S. National Institutes of Health
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
BDO USA, LLP
URS Federal Services
February 18th (with Career Services Staff)
JC Room 116
February 19th (with employers )
JC Room 116
An opportunity to connect with employers and fix up your resume before the Career Fair
Any Mason student or alum interested in getting feedback on their resume before the Career Fair
No sign up necessary, just show up to JC Room 116 on the day of the Resume clinic!
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
Global Strategic Solutions, LLC
Inova Health Foundation
Kearney and Company
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel
U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
U.S. Peace Corps
Volunteer at the Career Fair
Gain a unique perspective on the largest career fair on campus AND meet employers as they arrive and leave.
Thank you Mason students and student organizations - we now have enough volunteers for the Career Fair! We look forward to seeing you there.
Review our Volunteer Training slides before the fair and get to know what's expected of you.
What Not To Wear At The Fair
Select 8 to 10 employers to research based on their services, bio and mission focusing specifically on what positions they have available. For example, an IT company may have an opening in their Marketing department. You may find your major is useful in an unlikely place!
What to know:
- The organization's mission
- Their products or services
- Their available positions
What is a personal pitch? It's how you start a conversation with an employer.
Here are the basic steps:
- Introduce yourself
- Explain your interest in the organization and position
- Describe your strengths and qualifications giving examples
- Ask a relevant question
View an example of a personal pitch below.
Bring 10 to 15 copies of your resume to the fair.
- Use Resume Builder in HireMason to get started
- Have your resume critiqued at the Resume Clinic
- Make an appointment to have your resume critiques
- Wear a suit! Choose conservative colors: blue, brown, black or gray.
- Wear closed toed shoes.
- Keep the jewelry minimal.
- Ladies, your skirts should at least reach your knee.
- Travel light. Don't carry a lot of items with you, only your portfolio, business cards and a purse if necessary.
How did you Research Employers?