Prepare for Events
Education Recruitment Day
March 21, 2018 JC, Dewberry Hall
Open to all Mason students, alumni and community members. No registration required.
This education-focused career fair is an opportunity for graduating students (Mason or non-Mason) or any community member interested in education, to network and discuss opportunities with education recruiters from the Washington metropolitan area and surrounding regions.
In the morning, the event will feature a job fair format where candidates are free to talk with representatives on an informal basis from 9 - 11:30 a.m. only.
Where there is mutual interest, education recruiters can schedule 30 minute individual interviews in the afternoon starting as 12 noon. You MUST attend the morning session if you are interested in obtaining an interview.
2018 Health and Science Fair
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fairfax Campus, The HUB
Join us for the Health and Science Career Fair which will connect students and alumni with employers in industries such as research and development, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, public health, clinical careers, conservation, geographic information systems and various others. Employers may be recruiting for internships, part-time or full-time positions.
There will be a special section of the fair dedicated to employers who are seeking only nursing candidates. This fair is part of the Health and Science Industry Week in collaboration with the College of Health and Human Services and the College of Science.
Employer participants list will open in late March.
Steps to Prepare for Career Fairs
Resume clinic is a walk-in only, first-come-first-served event where you will be matched with an employer, career counselor or industry advisor for a 15-minute resume review.
Resume Clinic - Day 1: Monday, February 19, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., SUB 1, Room 3400
Prepare for the Fair Workshop: Monday, February 19, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., SUB 1, Room 3400
Resume Clinic - Day 2: Tuesday, February 20, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., SUB 1, Room 3400
Select 8 to 10 employers to research based on their mission, services and 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!
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 located on this page.
Take 10 to 15 copies of your updated and polished resume to the fair.
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.
Follow the steps below to locate attending employers who may be hiring international students:
- Select the 'Employer Participants' link located above
- Select 'Advance Search'
- Select the work authorization option that is applicable and other fields relevant to your interests and skills
- Select the Search button to display the list of employers
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