Find a Job or Internship

Top 5 ways Mason graduates got their jobs

1. Internships turned into a permanent position
2. Job search websites (LinkedIn, Indeed, Idealist, etc.)
3. Informal networking (friends, family, co-worker, alumni, word-of-mouth)
4. Company or organization's own website
5. Formal networking events (career fair, workshop, employer event, club or organization event)

Use Handshake to find jobs and internships 

Handshake is Mason’s job search platform for on-campus, part-time, work-study, internship, and full-time jobs. You can find thousands of opportunities in Handshake at any time.  

  • Find opportunities with on-campus employers, startups, Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and more. 
  • Once your profile is complete, Handshake will show you internships and jobs that match your major, interests, and skills.
  • Employers message students with event invites, interview requests, and other opportunities. 

Get started now

An account has already been created for you. Take these steps to log in: 

  1. Go to Handshake
  2. Select the blue George Mason Students button
  3. Log in using your Mason NetID and password

If you have issues logging into Handshake, call 703-993-2370 or email careers@gmu.edu.

Search, save, and apply for jobs in Handshake

Apply for positions with upcoming interviews

1. Log in to Handshake

2. Go to "Events"

3. Select "On-Campus Interview" to view employer schedules and apply

 

Benefits:

• Participating employers only interview Mason job-seekers

• Available dates are listed in Handshake

• Interviews take place virtually or in-person on the Fairfax campus

More ways to find jobs and internships

1. Make connections to create your own Career Advisory Board 

  • Join your peers in student organizations related to your industry or career field
  • Ask your professors about job or internship opportunities
  • Connect with Mason alumni who share your career interests and have a career conversation with them

2. Use job search sites specific to your industry or career field

3. Attend career fairs and employer events

4. Get advice from Passport Career on finding an international job: 

  • Select "Register Now!" in the upper right corner of the home page
  • Enter Registration Key: gmuniver