Part-time Job Fair Patriot Experience Approved Event

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

During Welcome Week, on-campus employers and local companies will be present at this fair to recruit Mason students for part-time jobs. The list of participating employers will be available later in August.


Plan to work on-campus while at Mason?

HR & Payroll has a helpful tip to make the process easier and more efficient. In order to complete the hiring paperwork and start working, you need to present original documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the US. This is a Federal requirement that has very specific time requirements that impact your ability to start working and get paid. Some examples of acceptable unexpired original documents are one List A item, the most common is a Passport, or a List B and List C item, most common is a Driver's license (List B) and an original Social Security Card or Certified Birth Certificate (List C.). A full list of acceptable documents can be found at USCIS acceptable I-9 documents. Please have these documents with you when you come to campus or get them as soon as you begin looking for employment. Questions about I-9 documents can be directed to HR & Payroll or 703-993-2600.

Fall 2017 Career Fair Patriot Experience Approved Event

Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5, 2017
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The biggest career fair on campus is coming up in October! This fair brings to campus over 200 local, regional and national employers who are looking to fill internships, co-ops, full-time jobs and part-time jobs. The fair is open to all students and alumni of George Mason University. The employer participant list will be available in September.

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Take your job search on-the-go with smart features to easily search and apply for jobs and internships, find career related information, and the details for workshops and events.

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.

Career Fair Checklist

Career Fair Express Checklist

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the Career Fair Checklist

Personal Pitch Example