Alumni can play a critical role in the growth and success of our students as they begin their professional and career development journeys. If you are looking to get involved with Mason and give back to students, the Office of Career Services has a number of opportunities for you to choose from:
Become a Mentor
Mason Mentors and Mason MINDS (Mentoring Initiative for Need-based and Diverse Students)—a group specially designed to support accounting students of diverse backgrounds—both offer students the chance to build relationships with professionals who can offer insight into career related topics.
Support an Internship
Internships have become increasingly important as gateways to employment post-graduation. They are also crucial opportunities for students to learn about themselves, identify passions, and enhance career skills. However, often offered with low, or no pay, or in locations that require students to incur additional temporary living expenses, internships remain out of reach for many.
Created in partnership with the Business for a Better World Center, the Internship Access Awards are designed to help offset expenses while allowing our students to gain valuable work and industry experience. Made available through the generosity of alumni donors, Business for a Better World Center, Management Advisory Board, Fairfax County Economic Development Council, Women in Business Initiative and the Office of Career Services, $15,000 was awarded to 11 School of Business students in the summer of 2021.
Additionally, the Internship for Credit Class is a 3-credit course designed to give students the opportunity to gain practical, professional experience in conjunction with their academic endeavors. The Office of Career Services is always looking for new internship partners.
Our students gain experience and understanding in the global business environment not only through academic courses, but also through experiential learning and participation in our employer-related programs and events.
ProfessionalQuest is the signature Career Services event series where students interact with employers across multiple industries sectors while building their professional network. Students network with industry professionals, get information about employment opportunities and attend a panel discussion where panelists share insights and answer questions.
Mason Meets: Whether you hail from a Fortune 500 or a startup, students want to meet you! This endeavor allows you to create a virtual profile of your company so students are able to learn about your organization, virtually visit your location and see what a day in the life might look like.
Hire our Students
Whether you are seeking a top-level executive or a summer intern, the Office of Career Services can help you interact with students and alumni who are bright, resourceful, and prepared to make immediate contributions to your organization’s mission. The Career Services team will work with individual organizations to create the best recruiting strategy to meet your hiring needs.
Contact Kerry Willigan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to get involved with any of these great opportunities.