Career NightPatriot Experience Approved Event

Monday, October 23, 2017
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

6 - 8 p.m. Fair open to all students and alumni
8 - 9 p.m. Student Athlete's Career Social

Are you still looking for a job or internship? Due to overwhelming demand for Mason talent, recruiters are coming back for an evening Career Fair! Join us in Dewberry Hall for two hours with local, regional and national employers.


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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

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

Steps to Prepare for Career Fairs

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

 To make the best impression, look like you mean business - wear a suit. If you wear a skirt, it should be knee length or longer. For advice on professional dress check out our Work Wear Pinterest Board

Career Fair Checklist

Career Fair Express Checklist

Select the image to view
the Career Fair Checklist (PDF)

Personal Pitch Example