Job Search Assistance

Get help marketing your skills and land the interview.

The Office of Career Services provides one-on-one career advising, resume and cover letter reviews, job search assistance, interview preparation, and career coaching. 

If you are a Costello College of Business student or a George Mason University business alumni, you'll have lifetime access to our services, no matter where you are in your education or career. Learn more about our services and how to prepare: 

Resume and Cover Letter Reviews

Designing your resume and cover letter can be difficult. How do you describe your experience? How can you fill up a page with no work history? How do you format everything? The Office of Career Services is here to help you build your best resume and cover letter using our industry knowledge. 

We offer three methods of review: by appointment, drop-in, or our Resume Drop-off Box, located in Enterprise Hall 042.  


If you are not sure where to start with your resume or cover letter, we offer virtual and in-person resume and cover letter building workshops led by our expert Career Advisors several times a semester.  

In these workshops, our Career Advisors will teach you how to format your documents, identify key skills, and tailor to specific job postings. 

See this semester’s workshop dates on the Career Events calendar here


To use the Resume Drop-Off Box, print a copy of your resume and/or cover letter and place it in the orange folder at the front of the Drop-off Box. An advisor will review your resume or cover letter, making notes and revisions. Your reviewed document will be placed in the alphabetized folders in the back of the Drop-Off Box by last name, where you can pick it up. Resumes and Cover Letters reviewed through the Resume Drop-off Box are usually complete in 3-5 business days.  


Drop-In resume reviews last 15 minutes, and are on a first-come, first-served basis during our drop-in hours. 

Join a virtual drop-in session here during the available hours listed below: 

Monday: 2 - 4 p.m. 
Tuesday: 2 - 4 p.m. 
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 


Reviewing your resume in a one-on-one 30-minute appointment offers you the opportunity to get individualized attention for your resume or cover letter. 

Book an appointment with the Costello College of Business Office of Career Services via the Navigate Mason portal

Resume and Cover Letter Resources 

See our resume and cover letter guides and examples on our Career Resources page here


Job Search Assistance and Interview Prep

If you’re looking for your first job or internship and not sure where to start, our Career Advisors are here to help! We can help you through the entire job search process, from navigating job boards like Handshake to honing your interviewing skills with a mock interview. 

Here are some common questions that students have for us when first starting their job search: 

  • What jobs can I get with my concentration or graduate degree? 
  • What are employers in my industry looking for in an applicant? 
  • How do I get a job at this company? 
  • How do I find an internship? 
  • How do I find appropriate job postings for my education and experience level? 
  • How do I navigate virtual interviews? 

If you’re not quite ready to meet with us yet, we also have some excellent resources to help you start your search from home. 

Career Coaching

Whether you’re not sure what you want your career path to be or looking to change it, the Office of Career Services is here for you. We can help you answer questions like: 

  • What are careers in my industry/my concentration? 
  • Should I pursue a graduate degree? 
  • How do I get promoted in my industry? 
  • How do I change my career trajectory? 
  • How can I switch industries?