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Make an Appointment

an appointment with career services

Appointment Options

Appointments can be in person, by phone, or video. Current degree-seeking Mason students should visit our office in SUB I, 3400 or call 703-993-2370 to make an appointment with a career counselor or industry advisor.

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.

Professionalism Appointment

You landed a job or internship, now what? Receive coaching on making the most of your internship or job through a professionalism appointment! Common topics include: setting performance goals, finding a mentor, crafting appropriate email messages, and building a productive relationship with a supervisor. 


General Walk-ins

General walk-ins are 15-minute appointments 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, HireMason, and general questions.

Mondays: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Fridays: 10 a.m. - Noon
Evening hours: Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. when classes are in session during fall and spring semesters.

* Spring 2018 Pilot: Career Services is offering extended walk-in times on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Industry Walk-ins 

Spring 2018: January 22 - May 4 (when classes are in session)
Industry Walk-Ins are a great time to talk about internship and job search strategies as well as basic interviewing and networking tips for breaking into your field. Industry walk-ins are 15-minute appointments taken on a first come, first served basis. No need to call ahead! 

Government, Law and Criminal Justice
Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Research Hall, Room 359

Helping Professions
(Education, Human Services, Non-Profit, Human Resources, Hospitality and Tourism, Sports and Recreation)

Thursdays: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., David King Hall, Room 2083

Health and Science
(Science, Health, Research, Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology, Agriculture and Forestry, Energy and Petroleum, Manufacturing) 

Thursdays: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Exploratory Hall, 1st Floor Lobby

Engineering and IT
Thursdays: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2612

Creative Careers
(Marketing, Advertising, PR, Media, Entertainment, the Arts)

Thursdays: 10 a.m. - Noon, SUB 1, Room 3400

Financial Services and Consulting
(Entrepreneurship/Retail/Real Estate)
Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Buchanan Hall, D150

School of Business Walk-ins

Students in the School of Business are encouraged to visit the Business Career Services office in Enterprise Hall, Room 038. 

Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Appointment Policies

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

Current Mason degree-seeking students and Mason alumni can schedules appointments with us. We are unable to offer one-on-one appointments, walk-ins, or HireMason accounts to Continuing 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

If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call our office at (703) 993-2370. Any combination of three same day cancellations or no shows will result in your being unable to make appointments with a career counselor or industry advisor for the rest of the semester. 


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.