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Career Influencers Network

Student Career Readiness is a Shared Responsibility

The president and the provost have made career readiness a top priority in Mason's strategic plan and have given faculty, staff, and administrators the goal of producing 100,000+ career ready Mason graduates by 2024.

Through the implementation of the Career Influencers Network, University Career Services accepts a centralized role in coordinating, educating, and supporting the growth of a network across campus dedicated to the career readiness of Mason students.

Mason’s Career Influencer Network model is a nationally recognized best practice for reaching all students with career development support.

Join the Network

The Career Influencers Network provides the opportunity to learn how to best support students in becoming career ready and achieving post graduate success in today’s quickly evolving world of work.

  • Open to all faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Three 90-minute sessions required
  • Receive a certificate of completion and the career readiness toolkit, which provides activities, rubrics, and templates to facilitate connections between students’ academic experiences and their career goals
  • Invitations to Lunch & Learns for on-going professional development 

Learning Objectives

  • Work more effectively with students seeking career advice
  • Knowledge of the career development process
  • Support recruiting efforts of employers in compliance with NACE standards
  • Promote Handshake and other digital career resources available to Mason students


Dr. Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron, Term Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Studies

"The Career Influencers Network training was simply wonderful. I chose to participate in the training because I wanted to be better equipped to engage with students around their career development questions and understand more fully how to connect students with the incredible resources offered by University Career Services. The training not only familiarized me with the depth of help available to students via counselors and industry managers but also connected me to the myriad of tools available to students on the University Career Services website. The training was engaging, practical, and immediately helpful to me. Thank you!"
- Dr. Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron, Term Assistant Professor, School of Integrative Studies