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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Career Services

Coronavirus Emergency Career Services Student FAQ

The School of Business Office of Career Services is still open during the extended Spring Break and Distance Learning period. Please note that ALL career advising appointments will be conducted via phone or Skype. 

All current Mason students have access to Skype for Business through their MasonLive email address. You can download Skype for Business by accessing your MasonLive email from any web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc) and navigating to My Account>Apps and Devices. See the ITS website for more information on Skype for Business at Mason.

If you are making an appointment for a resume or cover letter review, please submit your documents with your name, G# and appointment date/time to mycareer@gmu.edu.

To schedule an appointment (current Mason students only):

  • Access Navigate Mason.Enter your Mason NetID and password.
  • Select login.
  • Submit and confirm your password sharing preference before clicking on "Accept."
  • Select the "Get Assistance" button in the top right corner and follow the steps to schedule your appointment.

Students completing the Internships for credit class (BUS 492, BUS 292, BMGT 692):

What should I do if my internship site closes because of the coronavirus?

Reach out to your supervisor to discuss ways that you can still complete your job duties and your 150 hour minimum for the course. It is critical to each out to your course instructor to discuss any changes to your schedule.

Interviews:

What if my interview is cancelled?

Be understanding, this is a very unusual situation! You can offer to conduct a phone interview or interview using Skype. Make sure you follow up and maintain open lines of communication with the recruiter/employer.

What if I’m sick on the day of my interview?

If you are experiencing these outlined symptoms, reschedule your interview or offer to phone or Skype.

Should I shake other people’s hands?

During this time, it is okay to not shake hands with others that you may meet. Review tips on how to handle these situations.

Extra steps to prepare for an interview:

In addition to your resumes, you should bring you own hand sanitizer and tissues, don’t expect there to be tissues or sanitizer wherever you go. Follow the CDC’S recommendations to minimize your chances of becoming ill.

 

 

One of the many advantages of being close to Washington, D.C., is the number of internship possibilities you have access to—and we’re not just talking about on Capitol Hill.

Yes, there is the Department of Justice, CIA, and The Washington Post. But there are also 15 Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of tech companies, nonprofits, think tanks, and museums, where you can apply your classroom knowledge, test out a possible career choice, and make valuable contacts.

Our goal is to assist you through your career development process. Mason business school students and alumni retain access to our career services for life.

Our Services

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Interview Prep
  • Internship and Job Search
  • Major and Career Advice
  • Career Events

We offer lifetime career services for our students. That means you have access to us during your time as a business student at Mason and as an alum after you graduate!

 

Scheduled Appointments

Navigate Mason

To schedule an appointment (current Mason students only):

  • Access Navigate Mason.
  • Enter your Mason NetID and password. Select login.
  • Submit and confirm your password sharing preference before clicking on "Accept."
  • Select the "Get Assistance" button in the top right corner and follow the steps to schedule your appointment.

If you encounter difficulties accessing any of the resources offered through this office, please contact the Office of Career Services at mycareer@gmu.edu or by calling 703-993-2140. For more information about Mason's commitment to accessibility, please visit Accessibility@Mason.

For questions, configuration concerns, and feedback on your Navigate user experience, please contact SSCHelp@gmu.edu.

If you are not a current Mason student, please contact the Office of Career Services at mycareer@gmu.edu or by calling 703-993-2140 to set up your appointment

Walk-in Hours

Walk-in meetings are typically 15 minutes in length. These meetings are designed for quick questions and resume critiques. Sessions are held in Enterprise Hall Room 038.

Mondays & Tuesdays - 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursdays & Fridays - 10 a.m. to Noon

Note: During the summer, hours may vary due to orientation events. Please call ahead. In the winter, hours may vary due to weather or university closures. Please check the School of Business Buzz blog or call our office for the most up to date walk-in schedule.

Email

For quick questions, you may contact us via email at mycareer@gmu.edu. We make every attempt to reply within 24 business hours.