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Make an Appointment

graphic illustration of career counselor conducting a virtual career counseling appointmentAppointment Options

Appointments are conducted in person, over the phone, or via video chat. To meet with a career counselor or industry advisor, current degree-seeking Mason students should make an appointment via Handshake. Alumni may visit our office in SUB I, 3400 or call 703-993-2370 to make an appointment.


General Drop-ins

General drop-ins are 15-minute appointments in SUB I, 3400 taken on a first-come, first-served basis. No need to call ahead, just show up! They are a great time to talk about cover letter, resume, Handshake and general questions. Can't make it in person but still have a question? Call us during drop-in hours at 703-993-2370.

  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The last drop-in is taken 15 minutes prior to the end of drop-in hours.

Career Studio Drop-ins

Stop by the Career Studio to work on your career with our Peer Career Advisors. Resumes, cover letters, Handshake, LinkedIn, and more. Come for a quick review or bring your laptop and stay a while!

  • Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The last drop-in is taken 15 minutes prior to the end of drop-in hours.

School of Business Drop-ins

  • Students in the School of Business are encouraged to visit the Business Career Services office in Enterprise Hall, Room 042. 
  • Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Volgenau School of Engineering Drop-ins​

Technology and Engineering drop-ins are 15-minute appointments in the Nguyen Engineering Building, room 2800 taken on a first-come, first-served basis. No need to call ahead, just show up to talk about cover letters, resumes, Handshake and general questions!

  • Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. 
  • Nguyen Engineering Building (Volgenau), room 2800
Virtual Appointments

Virtual Evening Appointments

Get general career advice and information on topics such as: deciding on a major/career field, finding and applying to internships/jobs, interviewing and negotiation, networking effectively, changing career direction, applying to professional and graduate school.

University Career Services recognizes that you have a busy schedule - balancing the demands of work, school and home. Take advantage of our extended hours: Sunday to Thursday, 7 p.m.- 11 p.m. via phone and/or video (WebEx).

Career Counseling and Assessment
  • 45 minutes
  • Appointments made in advance
  • Explore majors
  • Consider a variety of careers
  • Determine if grad school is right for you
  • Identify your interests, skills, and values, and how they might align with majors and careers

Visit Explore Major and Career Options for details about career assessments we offer and other resources.

Industry Advising
  • 30 minutes
  • Appointments made in advance
  • Take the next step in your career planning
  • Learn how to get experience in your industry of interest
  • Talk about application processes, hiring trends, and recruiting timelines
  • Learn industry-specific job/internship search strategies, interviewing skills, and networking opportunities

Visit Find a Job or Internship Search to prepare for your appointment.

Appointment Policies

All Mason students and alumni are welcome to attend University Career Services workshops, programs, and events.

Current Mason students and Mason alumni can schedule appointments with us. We are unable to offer Handshake accounts to Executive & Professional Education or Non-Degree students at this time. We encourage these students to utilize our online resources and attend our career events to gain assistance in the career development process.

No Show or Same Day Cancellation

Missing an appointment without providing University Career Services sufficient notice prevents other Mason students and alumni from meeting with an advisor during the session reserved for you. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment in the future, please do so through Handshake or by calling Career Services at (703) 993-2370. 


It is the policy of George Mason University to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.

If you need assistance or accommodations, please let us know by calling the front desk at 703-993-2370. University Career Services will either make the necessary arrangements or direct you to the best office for support in making the accommodations independently from our office.

Alumni, visit our alumni page for information on alumni appointment fees and other resources.