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Make an Appointment

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Career Services will offer appointments over the phone, through video call, and in-person during the Fall 2020 semester. 

To meet with a career counselor or industry advisor, current degree-seeking Mason students should make an appointment via Handshake or call our office at 703-993-2370. Review the Handshake Help article for guidance requesting an appointment through Handshake.

Alumni and non-degree seeking Mason students without Handshake accounts should call our office at 703-993-2370 to schedule a virtual appointment.


Resume and Cover Letter Review

Through Fall 2020, Career Services will provide document review through email. To have your resume or cover letter reviewed, please email it to and include a link to a job or program description. A Peer Career Advisor will review your document and provide feedback by email during regular Drop-in Hours, from 1 to 3 pm, Monday through Friday.

Virtual 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).


General Drop-ins

Need quick answers to general questions about cover letters, resumes, Handshake, etc.?  We can do that in 15 minutes or less! Stop by SUB 1, Room 3400 during drop-in hours, no appointment necessary.

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 1 to 3 p.m.

School of Business Drop-ins

Students in the School of Business are encouraged to visit the Business Career Services to get more info on appointment availability.

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.