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.

     Participating Employers


Prepare for the Career Fair Events


Prepare for the Fair Workshop

Monday, February 20
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, 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

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
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