Mason’s biggest career fair for students, alumni, and graduate students begins on February 22. The Career Fair, hosted by University Career Services, is a two-day event on the Fairfax campus that takes place in Dewberry Hall, located in the Johnson Center. The doors open at 11:00 am and close at 4:00 pm each day. No pre-registration is required and all students are encouraged to attend both days, as each day features many different employers.
Thousands of students and over 200 local, regional, and national employers in many industries are expected to attend, including CVENT, FOX News, Washington First Bank, GEICO, Verizon Digital Media Services/AOL, Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy, U.S. State Department, Inova Health System, and many more. Employers are frequently represented by Mason alumni at the fair.
University Career Services encourages students to prepare using four simple steps:
- Dress in professional attire
- Research a few attending employers before you speak with them
- Develop a brief, basic “personal pitch” to communicate your skills and interests to employers
- Bring several copies of your resume
The first day of the Career Fair, February 22, will feature many employers in STEM industries. The second day, February 23, will include many business, non-technical, and public service employers. Both days, however, will feature a broad mix of employers who are looking for a variety of Mason students. By including a diverse mix of employers in many industries and fields, University Career Services hopes to encourage interdisciplinary education and career exploration. University Career Services encourages students to examine a diverse mix of attending employers to discover if they are offering relevant or interesting opportunities. For example, a student who is interested in graphic design may not necessarily find opportunities with a graphic design company– but they may find opportunities in a non-profit, engineering, or software development company.
University Career Services is committed to educating and preparing students for meaningful careers in a global society. University Career Services helps students develop their future careers, creates opportunities for students to connect with alumni and employers, fosters relationships with local and national employers, and collaborates with faculty and campus partners to facilitate career education and preparation.
A special thank you to our sponsors for this year’s Spring 2017 Career Fair, including Abbtech Professional Resources, Accenture Federal Services, Allstate, Booz Allen Hamilton, CalAmp, Capital One, Fannie Mae, Kyrus Tech, Pragmatics, Inc., Pyramid Systems, and Systems Planning and Analysis.
February 13, 2017