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.
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.
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!
Download the Mounza App!
Find all career fair related information, employer attendee lists and career fair maps in the new Mounza app!
Steps to download:
- Find Mounza in Google Play or the Mac App Store
- Download the app and log in
- Select "George Mason University"
- Enter your Mason NetID (username) and password
- Use the "Discover" tab to find career events at Mason
- Use the "Subscriptions" tab to subscribe to industries, research employers and more
Volunteering at the Career Fair is an excellent way to network with employers throughout the day in a more personal way and to practice your personal pitch. Volunteering opportunities are available to greet employers, assist in the loading dock, and check in.
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.
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.
- 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.