Career Services Student Information
Student Policies & Procedures
All current School of Business undergradute and graduate students as well as Alumni will be held to the policies and procedures listed below. If you have any questions or concerns please email the Career Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handshake is exclusively for the Mason community. Only current students and alumni can log in to Handshake using their PatriotPass credentials. If you are a student or alumni and cannot access Handshake please call our office at 703-993-2140 or email email@example.com.
Mason MINDS Mentorship Program
Are you seeking to explore a particular career field, clarify your academic goals or do you have questions about professionalism in the workplace? Having a mentor is a great way to build connections and assist in your professional development.
George Mason School of Business students have the unique opportunity to be a part of the Mason MINDS Mentorship program which aims to facilitate industry connections. These connections are based on open communication, shared experiences and the strengthening of students’ skills and expectations as they enter professional environments to advance their career opportunities. Learn more about the program guidelines and the application. Applications are due by Tuesday, November 26th, by 2pm to Kelly Cancelliere, firstname.lastname@example.org, Enterprise Hall Rm 042.
Accepting a Job or Internship Offer
As soon as you accept one offer (either full-time or an internship) you should withdraw any outstanding applications from other employers immediately. If you are invited to an interview after you have accepted an offer either verbally or in writing, you must decline the interview and inform the employer that you have accepted a position with another company/agency/firm. To do otherwise is a serious breach of ethics.
Unprofessional Communication Policy
Unprofessional or inappropriate communication via email or in-person will not be tolerated by the School of Business. Students who have been found to use unprofessional or inappropriate communication with an employer, academic advisor, faculty, or staff member may be reported to Career Services; violators will be immediately blocked from Handshake. Students found in violation of this policy will have 5 business days to contact Kerry Willigan, Director of Career Services, to rectify the situation.
Appointment No Show & Late Cancellation Policy
A combination of 3 "Same Day Cancellations" or "No Shows" will result in the inability to make appointments with School of Business Career Services staff for the remainder of the semester in which the violations occur.
Handshake Application Policy
While searching Handshake, students who notice they "Do Not Qualify" for a position of interest may petition Career Services to manually be added to the applicant pool. Please email email@example.com with the following information. Upon review, Career Services will inform you of the status of the application.
- JOB ID # listed in Handshake (you may send more than one).
- A copy of your transcript from any previous institutions.
- If you are not using your default resume, please indicate which document you prefer to submit to the employer.
On-Campus Interviewing No Show & Late Cancellation Policy
Failing to attend OR failing to cancel a scheduled on-campus interview 48 business hours in advance of your interviewing time will result in being blocked from Handshake and the On-Campus Interviewing program. Please contact our office at 703-993-2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org to regain access to Handshake and the On-Campus Interviewing program. Should a second offense occur you will be permanently blocked from both Handshake and the On-Campus Interviewing program.
Internship or Full-Time Job Offer Renege Policy
Reneging on an offer with an employer will result in being blocked from Handshake and the On-Campus Interviewing program. To renege is to go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract. In this context you have verbally or contractually agreed to commit to a job or internship offer and then withdrew. In order to regain access to Handshake you must contact Kerry Willigan, Director of Career Services, within 5 business days of being notified to rectify the situation.