Help your students reach their career goals
We are excited to collaborate with you in helping students with their career decisions and their job and internship searches. You can make a huge difference in how prepared your students are for their future careers!
Do you receive job and internship opportunities for students? Or requests for presentations from employers? We can help! Connect with our staff to help spread the word and organize events. Take it a step further by becoming a part of our Career Influencers Network.
A sample of employers hiring Mason students for internships and jobs*:
- Fairfax County Public Schools
- U.S. Department of State
- General Dynamics
- Gannett / USA Today
- Northrop Grumman
- Grant Thornton
- Prince William County Public Schools
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- U.S. Department of Justice
- INOVA Health
- Arlington Public Schools
- Marriott International
- U.S. Department of Defense
- Loudoun County Public Schools
- Wolf Trap
- Lockheed Martin
- U.S. Navy
- Apple, Inc
- Fairfax County Government
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Senate
- ICF International
- Washington Nationals
* This list was compiled from responses to our Career Plans Survey conducted among students who graduated from Mason in August and December 2015 and May 2016.
Five ways to connect classroom to career:
Review our appointment options and recommend that your students connect with us.
Talk with your students about how important it is to start thinking about their goals and options after graduation. Consider assigning students this exercise as homework:
Search for 10 jobs you want and note the requirements and specific skills needed for those jobs. Investigate how you can gain those skills at Mason and practice them in your courses.
Suggest that your students get involved on campus in a group or club, emphasizing that it is a great way to start building a resume.
Urge your students to obtain at least one internship before graduation and share with them the impact an internship can have on their career.
Refer your students to career workshops and events where they can interact with our career staff and employers.
Recommend On-Campus Interviewing to Your Students
Employers are coming to campus, and they want to interview Mason students for jobs and internships! Through our On-Campus Interviewing Program, employers post positions in HireMason and then conduct interviews for those positions right in University Career Services.
As a Mason faculty or staff member, you can share On-Campus Interviewing positions with your students through HireMason. See a position which might be a good fit for one of your students? Share it with them!
Contact Victoria A. Suárez, Assistant Director, Employer Development.
As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), we have found their practices to be extremely helpful in working with students, employers, and other universities.
You may find the NACE Faculty Guide on the legal and ethical standards in student hiring helpful as well.
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