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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Industry Specific Resources

Certifications 

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. 

Oral/Written Communication 

Teamwork/Collaboration 

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving 

Leadership 

Professionalism/Work Ethic 

Software 

Learning industry-standard software can be a distinction on your resume. 

Job/Internship Search 

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.

Professional Associations 

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.  

Mason Mentors 

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.” 

 

Resources

Coming Soon:

Accounting

Business Analytics

Finance

Financial Planning and Wealth Management

Government and Government Contracting

Management and Consulting

Management Information Systems

Marketing

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Real Estate