Spring 2017 Career Fair
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 over the course of both days. Organizations will be recruiting for internships, co-ops, full-time jobs, and part-time jobs.
Prepare for the Career Fair Events
Prepare for the Fair Workshop
Monday, February 20
5 to 6 p.m.
SUB I, Room 3400
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 learn
how to put your best foot forward! Co-facilitated by a career fair sponsor.
SUB I, Room 3400
Monday, February 20 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 21 (1 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Education Recruitment Day
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
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
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.
- 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.