Coronavirus/Covid-19 Job Search and Career Development Platform
The School of Business Office of Career Services is open and will be available to provide full virtual support to all students and alumni and will continue until we resume normal on-campus operation. Please note that ALL School of Business career advising and job search appointments will be conducted in a virtual environment, by phone, Skype, or Zoom. We will continue to actively provide students (undergraduate and graduate) and alumni with one-on-one virtual career advising, job search support and coaching.
All current Mason students have access to Skype for Business through MasonLive. See the ITS website for more information on Skype for Business at Mason.
How do I schedule an appointment with a School of Business Career Advisor:
Alumni should contact our office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Current undergraduate students, go to Navigate Mason at https://gmu.campus.eab.com/.
Graduate students/graduate alumni, go to gradbuscareer.youcanbook.me/ to set up virtual appointment.
How to contact the School of Business Career Services office:
Please call 703-993-2140 during normal business hours and a member of our team will be happy to answer your question or schedule an appointment. Email us at email@example.com
How to conduct a job search in a volatile market:
We want all students to know that the School of Business Career Services office is here to help! While the current market remains uncertain, employers in many industries will continued to hire. We encourage all School of Business students to log onto Handshake at https://careers.gmu.edu/handshake to update your profile and to access available jobs and internships. Students should be consistently checking Handshake---if there’s nothing interesting today, there might be a fantastic listing tomorrow! Be consistent and check frequently!
For a list of 500 companies hiring nationwide, click below:
For information on job search activities, click:
How to use LinkedIn to your advantage:
The Covid-19 Crisis has presented job seekers with unprecedented challenges. Your professional digital footprint is critical, whether you’re searching for a full time job or internship position. Schedule a virtual appointment with the School of Business Office of Career Services to talk about the role of LinkedIn and to hear about ways to make your profile best represent your skills and experience.
As a George Mason University School of Business student, you now have access to a powerful online and in-person network of diverse mentors. This is a perfect time to connect with a MasonMentor who can help navigate through this uncertain time. Joining and engaging with the Mason Mentors network can help you build connections with alumni and non-alumni professionals, both local and global; with Mason faculty and staff; and even with fellow students, both undergraduate and graduate. You can access the MasonMentors program by clicking on the link below, review the information and click “Join our Community.”
Information about Internship for Credit Classes (BUS492, ACCT492):
The Internship for Academic Credit is still an option for students, even if your internship has been converted to a virtual experience. Please go to https://www.som.gmu.edu/career/bus492/ for information and to apply online.
If you are informed by your employer that there are changes to your internship, reach out to your supervisor immediately to clarify expectations, hours and location. It’s also very important to reach out to your faculty instructor to discuss any change to your approved internship. It is critical to each out to your instructor to discuss any changes to your schedule.
Upcoming career events:
The School of Business Career Services office is working to offer students virtual career-related events to support the job search during the Coronavirus crisis. Please check the School of Business event calendar for the most up to date information: https://business.gmu.edu/component/eventcalendar/
The Covid-19 Crisis has changed the way companies interview potential candidates. The School of Business Career services office will help students and alumni learn more about virtual interviews and ways to be successful. Even if it’s been a while since you’ve interviewed, we welcome you to learn how companies and organizations are using virtual interviewing in the job search process.
School of Business students have access to InterviewStream, an online interview prep system. Students and alumni can choose from pre-made interviews or create a set of customized questions. You’ll need a computer with a webcam. Please email Kimberly Blue at firstname.lastname@example.org with a request for an interview assignment to practice virtual interviewing.
Covid-19 JobSearch FAQ:
What do you do if you have an in-person interview scheduled?
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.
What should I bring with me?
In addition to your resume and list of references, you should bring you own hand sanitizer and tissues. Follow the CDC’S recommendations to minimize your chances of becoming ill.
What if my interview is cancelled?
Be understanding, this is a very unusual situation! Be flexible, 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 immediately or offer to phone or Skype.
Please note that our office provides lifetime career services for School of Business students. That means you have access to us during your time as a business student at Mason and as an alum after you graduate!