Fall 2016 Career Fair

Wednesday, October 5, 2016: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focus
Thursday, October 6, 2016:
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.

     Participating Employers

Prepare for the Fair

Prepare for the Fair Workshop
Monday, October 3
5 to 6 p.m.
SUB I, Room 3400

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 learn how to put your best foot forward! Co-facilitated by a career fair sponsor.

Resume Clinic
SUB I, Room 3400
Monday, October 3 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Tuesday, October 4 (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.

Green Jobs Fair

Wednesday, October 12
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
JC, Dewberry Hall

Hear opening remarks about job trends in the green industry, experience panel discussions with organizations and Mason alumni, and network with employers like the Environmental Protection Agency, US Green Building Council, Fairfax County, and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Stop by to learn about volunteer, internship, and employment opportunities and listen to the stories of green industry professionals!

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

Prepare for Career Fairs

You can prepare for Career Fairs and Events in four easy steps. Select each topic for more information. Then take the online orientation to test your knowledge.
Research Employers

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

The list of participating employers will be available in early February.


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 the 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 giving examples
  • Ask a relevant question

View an example of a personal pitch below.

Prepare Your Resume

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

Dress Professionally
  • 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.

Craft Your Personal Pitch