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!

Six ways to connect classroom to career
  1. Register for a HireMason Faculty Account
    Register for a HireMason faculty account to view job postings, set-up search agents by academic program or industry, and forward relevant opportunities to your students.

    Questions? View the HireMason Faculty Guide.

    BONUS: Add the HireMason link on your syllabi and website, and encourage your students to log in.

  2. Recommend an Appointment
    Review our appointment options and recommend that your students connect with us.

  3. Assign Career Homework
    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.

  4. Suggest Campus Involvement
    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.

  5. Urge Internships
    Urge your students to obtain at least one internship before graduation and share with them the impact an internship can have on their career.

  6. Encourage Career Events
    Refer your students to career workshops and events where they can interact with our career staff and employers.


Refer Employers

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.

Who's hiring Mason students?

View a sample of employers hiring Mason students for internships and jobs.
  1. Deloitte
  2. Fairfax County Public Schools
  3. U.S. Department of State
  4. General Dynamics
  5. Gannett / USA Today
  6. Northrop Grumman
  7. Smithsonian
  8. Grant Thornton
  9. Prince William County Public Schools
  10. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  11. Booz Allen Hamilton
  12. U.S. Department of Justice
  13. INOVA Health
  14. Arlington Public Schools
  15. Marriott International
  16. CGI
  17. KPMG
  18. U.S. Department of Defense
  19. MITRE
  20. Loudoun County Public Schools
  21. Accenture
  22. Wolf Trap
  23. Lockheed Martin
  24. Disney
  25. U.S. Navy
  26. Apple, Inc
  27. Fairfax County Government
  28. U.S. Army
  29. Leidos
  30. U.S. Senate
  31. ICF International
  32. Washington Nationals
  33. CACI

* 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.


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!

Instructions on how to recommend an On-Campus Interviewing opportunity to your students

Important pre-step! Log in to HireMason, go to your Personal Profile, and under Major(s) or College, select the major(s) or college of the students with whom you work then Save. You will not be able to select specific majors or colleges later in the process if you do not complete this step first.

  1. Log in to HireMason
  2. Select the Jobs tab
  3. Click on Advanced Search
  4. Under the Show Me drop down, select All Interviews then Search
  5. Select the position(s) you want to recommend by checking the box next to the position
  6. Click the Recommend to Students button
  7. Review the positions then click the Continue button
  8. Choose student criteria (class level and/or major) then Continue.
    Note: You may add or remove students from the list populated.

  9. Select Send Now when you're ready to send the positions to your students.

Questions about the On-Campus Interviewing Program? Contact Grant Haver, Employer Relations Coordinator.

Request a Presentation

Request a presentation for your class or organization. We cover a broad range of topics including resume writing, job and internship search strategies, networking, and interviewing.

Or bring your students to us!
You may also schedule your presentation in our Career Resource Room along with a tour of our space.

Attend the Fair with Your Class

Career Fair

You are invited to attend the Career Fair each semester! Please ensure your students are professionally dressed and ready to meet employers.

Use our Prepare for the Fair (PPT) - a 5 minute presentation - to provide students with tips on how to make a great first impression.

Resources

NACE Faculty Guide
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.

Writing a Reference Letter

What kind of information can I put in a reference letter, a letter of recommendation, or an evaluation?


Find out How to Write a Reference Letter considering discrimination laws and FERPA. View a sample faculty reference letter.