Spring 2017 Career Fair Patriot Experience Approved Event

Wednesday, February 22: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focus
Thursday, February 23: Business, Public Service and Non-Tech Focus
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

This fair attracts over 200 employers during the two days. Organizations will be recruiting for internships, co-ops, full-time jobs, and part-time jobs. We encourage you to attend both days as many employers are hiring for a variety of job functions.

Participating Employers

International students, stop by our "International Students Desk" in the lobby of Dewberry to ask any employment-related questions during the fair.

Prepare for the Career Fair Events

Prepare for the Fair Workshop
Monday, February 20
5 to 6:30 p.m.
SUB I, Room 3B

Employers are coming to campus to meet you during the Career Fair! How do you create the best impression? What are employers interested in knowing about you? How do you conduct employer research? Stop by this highly interactive workshop and hear from actual recruiters about what they are looking for - you'll even get a chance to practice with them! Participating employers: ROCS and State Farm Insurance

Resume Clinic
SUB I, Room 3400
Monday, February 20 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 21 (1 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

Get your resume critiqued and improved by participating employers and career advisors! Stop by the Resume Clinic to create an attractive resume you can be proud of. No registration required. Please bring a copy of your resume with you.

Education Recruitment Day Patriot Experience Approved Event

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
NEW LOCATION: The HUB, Fairfax Campus
( nearest parking is Shenandoah Parking Deck)

This education-focused career fair is an opportunity for any community member or graduating student (Mason or non-Mason) interested in education to network and discuss opportunities with education recruiters from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and surrounding regions.

From 9 to 11:30 a.m., the event will feature a job fair for candidates to talk with representatives on an informal basis. Where there is mutual interest, education recruiters will schedule 30-minute individual interviews for the afternoon.

There is no need to register to attend this event. Please make sure to research employers using the participant list.

Participating Employers

Download the Careers by Symplicity App Careers By Symplicity App

Take your job search on-the-go with smart features to easily search and apply for jobs and internships, find career related information, and the details for workshops and events.

Steps to download:

  1. Find "Careers by Symplicity" in Google Play or the iTunes App Store
  2. Download the free app and log in
  3. Select : "George Mason University"
  4. Enter your Mason NetID (username) and password
  5. Select from the icons to navigate your HireMason account and manage your fair experience

                               Careers by Symplicity App: Google Play             Careers by Symplicity App: iTunes App Store


Volunteer at the Fair

Experience the fair in a unique and interactive way by volunteering to greet employers, check in students, or work the loading dock. You will have the opportunity to meet employers before the fair begins and practice networking with them. 

Find out more!

An employer talks with a student at a George Mason University career fair.

Career Fair Checklist

Career Fair Express Checklist

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the Career Fair Checklist

Four Steps to Prepare for the Fair

1. Research employers

Select eight 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
2. Craft your personal pitch

Your personal pitch is how you start a conversation with an employer. It is a statement of who you are, why you are interested in their organization, and your strengths and skills.

Here are the basic steps:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain your interest in the organization and position
  • Describe your strengths and qualifications by giving examples
  • Ask a relevant question

View an example of a personal pitch in the video below.

3. Prepare your resume

Take 10 to 15 copies of your resume to the fair. 

Before you print them out, update your resume based on these resume samples and get your resume critiqued at the Resume Clinic or make an appointment.

4. Dress professionally
  • Wear a suit! Choose a conservative color such as blue, brown, black, or gray.
  • Wear closed toed shoes.
  • Keep the jewelry minimal.
  • Skirts should at least reach your knee.
  • Travel light. Don't carry a lot of items with you. Only take your portfolio and business cards and a purse if necessary.

Personal Pitch Example