How to Become More Likely to Find the Job You Want
According to a variety of estimates from CBS, NPR, and CNN, about 80% of jobs get filled before ever being formally listed as available.
As a potential MBA student, this means you should specifically seek programs that have knowledgeable career service professionals with a track record of connecting students with employers.
George Mason MBA Class of 2014
80% employed at the time of graduation
Average starting salary: $78,752
"Business schools do a good job of introducing MBA students to a wealth of career opportunities in a variety of industries and functions." -Francesca DiMeglio of Bloomberg Businessweek
The skills you'll gain in a MBA program will be essential to your long term success. They won't necessarily help you get started right of the gate though. That's where a MBA program with good connections and a history of connecting graduates with top tier companies comes in.
As more and more multinational companies come to the Washington, D.C., area, George Mason University's career services department has connected its students with a diverse group of organizations including AT&T, Booz Allen Hamilton, the CIA, and Microsoft. These connections ensure you have an opportunity to network and interact frequently with the most sought after potential employers.
Our career management professionals will support you by building a customized road map to meet your career development goals. George Mason provides individual career guidance for MBA graduates, hosts recruiters for employment and networking opportunities, and offers online resources to help you market your degree once you graduate.
Our team is constantly evaluating demographics of employment and job retention in the area, the career diversity offered, and concentration of Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, government organizations and other active associations.
If you are uncertain of your career choice, Mason will offer you a wide range of opportunities to select from to assist you with making the next step.
Mason graduates go on to careers in government, private business, and non-profits. They work in industries ranging from accounting to telecommunications. If you need assistance, our vast alumni network and attentive career services offices are dedicated to helping you find the best position for you.