Register

The first step to recruiting at Mason is to create a HireMason account. HireMason is our online job and internship database. Registered employers can post positions, track applicants, and schedule on-campus interviews. They can also sign up for career events and receive announcements from University Career Services.

After you submit your registration, a career staff member will review your request within 48 business hours. If your account is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with your username and password.

Post Jobs and Internships

Once you receive a confirmation email with your login information, you may create full-time, part-time, and internship postings at any time by following these steps:

  • Login to HireMason and click on "Jobs"
  • Select "Add New"
  • Complete and submit the request.
Your position will be reviewed by a staff member and approved in 48 business hours. If posting an internship, view our rules and guidelines for internships before posting.

 

Federal Work-Study for Off-Campus Employers

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally subsidized program which provides part-time employment opportunities to eligible students to help meet the costs of postsecondary education. Based on results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), eligible students are awarded an allotment which may be earned through part-time employment in FWS approved positions either on or off-campus.

What are the benefits of enrolling in the Federal Work-Study Program as an employer?
FWS funds provide qualifying on and off-campus organizations the ability to hire Mason students at minimal cost. While initially all employers are charged 100% of wages, reimbursement is federally subsidized at 75% of a FWS student's wage. Employers must cover the remaining 25%.
What kind of employers can participate?
At the moment, Mason only offers partnership opportunities to non-profits, schools, and government agencies.
What steps do I need to take to participate?
Organizations interested in pursuing an FWS partnership with Mason must complete and submit the Off-Campus Employer Interest Form to Mason's FWS Coordinator for review. The FWS Coordinator will reply with a decision and, if approved, with the Off-Campus Agreement and any other necessary forms for review and submission.

You may complete the Off-Campus Employer Interest Form and email it to Lady Ramirez, Federal Work-Study Coordinator.


For more information, visit Financial Aid: Federal Work-Study
and scroll to the section Information for Employers at the bottom. Questions about FWS? Contact Lady Ramirez, Federal Work-Study Coordinator.

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Using Work Authorization to Recruit

The Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(1)(B) prohibits the use of citizenship status requirements in recruiting. 

The use of a work authorization screening requirement in job postings is not permissible unless U.S. citizenship is required by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract. Review the U.S. Department of Justice's "Best Practices for Online Job Postings."