Nomination Criteria

Passionate about Student Professional Growth 

Nominees are passionate about supporting students in their professional growth and invest time into student professional growth. 

Facilitate Career Connections 

Nominees help students connect the classroom to their careers through curriculum and advisory roles. They prepare students for life after Mason by: 

  • Incorporating career content into courses and programs
  • Assigning career-related activities such as resume and cover letter writing 
  • Inviting University Career Services to speak about career-related topics during class 
  • Encouraging participation in career-related events such as career fairs, networking events, and experiential learning activities (e.g., internships, research, study abroad)
  • Serving as a reference or writing letters of recommendation for students 

Develop Career-Related Skills 

Nominees provide opportunities for students to develop the skills they need to pursue their career goals by: 

  • Increasing awareness of transferable skills gained from their courses
  • Relating curriculum to real world issues
  • Providing recommendations on how to improve skills 

Encourage Student Potential

Nominees see potential in their students and provide support for reaching that potential by: 

  • Asking questions about future plans
  • Giving advice based on experience
  • Interacting with students formally and informally