Just in Time Job Fair Patriot Experience Approved Event

Friday, May 26, 2017
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

9:30 a.m. - noon: Job Fair open to all students and alumni
Noon - 4 p.m.: Scheduled Interviews (closed session - by invitation only)

The Just in Time Hiring Fair features employers who need to fill positions that may have been added, changed or remain available after spring recruiting efforts. Employers attending this fair must have immediate job openings that they are looking to fill. There will be a mixture of full time positions, internships and summer jobs.

        Participating 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.

Four 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
  • 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.

Career Fair Checklist

Career Fair Express Checklist

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the Career Fair Checklist

Personal Pitch Example