Get a Job
Need a job? It’s our job to help you.
Mason’s University Career Services is nationally recognized for its innovative, industry-focused approach to helping students determine and achieve their career goals. The dedicated assistance, courses, and workshops offered through career services can help you choose a major, prepare for the workplace or graduate school and set a tangible plan in place to launch a successful and fulfilling professional life.
University Career Services offers on-campus job fairs, connects you to meaningful internships, helps you network with Mason alumni and provides workshops that help you polish your resume, write a compelling cover letter and nail that all-important job interview. And since your social-media presence tells employers more about you than you might realize, we’ll help you make sure you’re representing yourself in the best possible light online
No question: paying for tuition, books and all those incidentals add up. At Mason, you can search for on-campus, part-time jobs and apply to them online via our exclusive job and internship database, Handshake. More than 2,500 part-time jobs are posted in our database each year, including federal work-study and research positions.
Each year, more than 500 employers participate in on-campus hiring events to recruit our graduates. In addition to on-campus interviewing, career services sponsors two, two-day multi-industry career fairs for students and alumni.
“I started going to the career fair my junior year after switching my career path from environmental science to applied information technology. I was desperate for experience in the field, and an opportunity to learn more about my major. The first career fair in March was very intimidating for me surrounded by so many employers and competing students. However, after preparing myself through career services resume workshops and interview tips from my advisor, I was able to get an internship with Telarix Inc, an IT routing company and a callback and offer from Northrop Grumman. Without going to the career fair, I would not have had the opportunity to gain experience and set me a step ahead of students in my field. I owe a lot of my success to George Mason University, not just for my degree, but also for the opportunities I received through the career service’s supportive advisors."
Haruka Konishi, May 2016
Location, Location, Location
As a large, public research institution in the heart of northern Virginia’s technology corridor, just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C., Mason has unparalleled access to internships, research opportunities and jobs. More 90% of Mason graduates go on to work in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., area.
An education at Mason is a sound financial investment. The university is recognized for providing the highest quality education at an affordable price. This year alone, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranked Mason as one of the Top 100 Best Values in Public College on its national list, and Forbes magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity ranked Mason number 68 among the Top 100 of America’s Best College Buys. The Virginia State Council of Higher Education placed Mason at the top of the list of Virginia schools for highest average starting salary of its graduates.