Industry Specific Resources
Certifications in industry-standard practices or software can be a big boost to your career readiness. Some certifications, like Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) are required for many jobs.
Informal certifications from Linked-In Learning, which all Mason students have access to using their PatriotPass credentials, are a great way to hone and show off soft skills like communication and conflict resolution.
- Business Writing Fundamentals
- Presentation Fundamentals
- Customer Service over the Phone
- Customer Service Fundamentals
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Learning industry-standard software can be a distinction on your resume.
- PowerPoint 2019 Essential Training
- Excel 2019 Essential Training
- Word 2019 Essential Training
- Publisher 2019 Essential Training
- Learning SalesForce
Handshake is George Mason University's source for on-campus jobs, internships, employment advice, and career fair details! All Mason students and alumni can log in to Handshake using their PatriotPass credentials to browse thousands of employers looking to hire Mason grads.
Many other hiring websites are industry specific. Using sites like USAjobs.com can be a great way to target the job postings you see.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a great way to explore potential careers and jobs.
Employers and graduate programs look beyond your academic record for skills built and tested through hands-on experiences inside and outside the classroom. Joining a professional association or organization on campus related to your target industry is a great way to gain valuable insights.
Benefits of membership in a professional association can include access to industry publications, job and internship opportunities, mentors, and conferences.
MasonMentors is a powerful online tool that helps School of Business students connects with a diverse network of mentors across many different career fields. You can access the MasonMentors program by clicking on the link above, reviewing the information and clicking “Join our Community.”
Financial Planning and Wealth Management
Government and Government Contracting
Management and Consulting
Management Information Systems
Operations and Supply Chain Management