Is your student looking for an interesting elective that prepares him or her for a career?
Career preparation courses help your student make decisions that are pivotal to his or her education and career path. Each course offered by University Career Services targets various aspects of the career exploration process including personal attributes and skills, writing career-related documents (i.e. resumes and cover letters), networking and interviewing strategies, and real world application of a college education in the workforce.
Career courses will be taught by a team of career professionals and business executives. Guest lecturers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors will also contribute their knowledge and perspectives in navigating the job search process and gaining satisfying, professional employment. Career courses are taught every fall and spring semester and Mason students can select from multiple sections for each career course.
There are four courses (including hybrid versions) currently available to students:
- UNIV 220: Decide/Confirm Major (2 credits, second-semester freshman or higher) Learn how to choose a major that is the right fit for your interests, skills, and personality
- UNIV 320: Internship/Career Readiness (one-credit course for sophomores or higher) Prepare to pursue internships and other career-related experiences
- UNIV 420: College to Career * (one credit course for juniors and seniors) Discover how to transition from Mason to a job or a career
* The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers three customized sections of the College to Career course for students who study humanities, social sciences, and global affairs.
- UNIV 421: College to Graduate School (one credit course for juniors and seniors) Learn how to become ready for graduate and professional school
- UNIV 422: Developing your Professional Edge (one credit course for graduating seniors) Develop a professional image so you can stand out in your first job after Mason
If your student is interested in enrolling in any of the above courses, encourage him or her to visit careers.gmu.edu/students/courses for more information.
Assistant Director, Career Education
University Career Services