Available positions with on-campus departments are located in HireMason, Mason's online job and internship database. Once your profile is completed and your resume has been approved, you can begin to apply for positions.After logging in to HireMason, click on "On-Campus Jobs" under Shortcuts.
In order to complete the hiring paperwork and start working, you need to present original documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the US. This is a Federal requirement that has very specific time requirements that impact your ability to start working and get paid. A full list of acceptable documents may be found at
Reviewing applications, interviewing, and hiring done by on-campus employer can take several weeks from the day you submit an application. If the position has closed and you have not heard from the employer, it is appropriate to email the employer to ask about their hiring timeline.
Please note: Every employer has different hiring processes and policies, therefore some may be unable to respond to email inquiries.
For individuals that are looking for opportunities to work at Mason, visit Human Resources: Career Opportunities.
Federal Work-Study JobsDetermine your eligibility then search for available Federal Work-Study positions in HireMason.
If you are interested in FWS but are not awarded an FWS award, let Lady Ramirez, Federal Work-Study Coordinator know so that you can be added to the wait list.
Available positions can be found in HireMason, Mason's online job and internship database. Once your profile is completed and your resume has been approved, you can begin applying to positions.
Once logged in to HireMason, click on "Federal Work Study Positions" under Shortcuts. FWS positions can
be hosted by on or off-campus employers, but the application process is the same for both.
Mason faculty or staff, view our three steps to hiring a Federal Work-Study student.
Off-campus employers, read about hiring work-study students specifically by off-campus employers.
Graduate Student Positions
Graduate employment on-campus is primarily available in the form of an assistantship or a wage position.
Graduate Assistantships are university employment positions held by graduate students who have full-time enrollment, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are in good academic standing.
Assistantships are available in the following three categories:
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The graduate assistant participates in the instruction, advising, and evaluation of undergraduates under faculty supervision.
Graduate Research Assistantships
The graduate assistant participates directly in research or research-support activities under faculty supervision.
Graduate Professional Assistantships
The graduate assistant performs work that primarily gains them experience, practice, and guidance in relation to their academic program and that is significantly connected to their field of study and career preparation. This is a non-teaching, non-research assistantship.
Assistantships are posted in a variety of places including:
- HireMason (search for "Graduate Assistant")
- Mason's Human Resources: Career Opportunities
- University Life: Graduate Students
- Academic department websites
- Conversations with faculty advisors
All current degree-seeking students and graduated alumni should have access to HireMason. Make sure you are using your Patriot Pass credentials and that your password has not expired.
If you are unable to log into HireMason, call University Career Services at (703) 993-2370. Please be prepared to provide your G# and Mason email address.
As a result of employer feedback about the quality of student resumes, University Career Services has implemented a resume approval standard to help students present themselves in the best way possible. Once submitted, it can take up to 48 business hours for your resume to be approved.
Resumes are commonly rejected for one or more of the following reasons:
- No information is listed about Mason in your Education section
- No or insufficient descriptions in your Experience section
- Inconsistent and/or unprofessional formatting
(e.g. inconsistent bullet points or font, length, pictures, inappropriate use of color)
- Spelling and/or grammatical errors
- Use of first person pronouns
- Including private or inappropriate personal information
(e.g. birthday, Social Security Number, gender)
Employers have the option to set criteria such as major, GPA, and class level when they post a position. If you do not meet the criteria, you will not be able apply for the position.
If you believe that there is an error, please email University Career Services with the Job ID number and your G#.
Our 3,000+ student employees help keep the university operating smoothly. University Career Services wants to help you make the most of your experience as a Mason student employee and so has created the programming and resources below just for you!
September 14: Customer Service Workshop
Customer service skills demonstrate your ability to solve problems, work with others, and take initiative. Get tips for improving these skills so you can stand out in your work!
SUB I, 3400 | 11 a.m. - 12 noon | Online registration
Attend this interactive workshop to discover your top talents and strengths! You'll identify and share your strengths, see how your they impact your choices, and learn new ways to use your them in your work and your life. Make sure to bring your top 5 with you to the workshop!
The HUB, 2400 | 2 - 3:30 p.m. | Online Registration
October 12: What Would You Do? Diversity in the Workplace
Can you navigate and thrive in a multicultural and globally diverse setting? In this session, you'll reflect on how your culture may (or may not) show up at your work, and how that impacts your experience. Together we will examine common workplace dilemmas through "What would you do?" scenarios.
SUB I, 3400 | 2 - 3:30 p.m. | Online Registration
Does the term "leader" apply only to those in power? What characteristics do we look for in leaders? In this session we'll answer these questions and more while exploring leadership as it relates to your work today.
The HUB, 2400 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Online Registration
Walk away from this workshop with strategies for managing large projects. We will help you define the scope and terms of your projects, identify resources, strengthen skills, create a timeline, and stay organized.
The HUB, 2400 | 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Registration
- Visit Lynda.com.
- Select "Sign in" in the upper right corner.
- Select "Sign in with your organization" and enter "Lynda.gmu.edu."
- Enter your Mason Net ID and password.
Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
- Business Writing Fundamentals
- Presentation Fundamentals
- Customer Service over the Phone
- Customer Service Fundamentals
- PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training
- Excel 2016 Essential Training
- Word 2016 Essential Training
- Publisher 2016 Essential Training
- Blackboard 9.x Essential Training
Make a positive impression and demonstrate how you meet the hiring needs of employers by preparing for your interview.