Is your student seeking a summer internship or carer development opportunity and not sure where to start? One of the best places for them to begin is by logging into their Handshake account at gmu.joinhandshake.com/login.
What is Handshake? Handshake is a career management system available to all Mason students. Students can connect with other students and recent alumni, explore career paths, look for internships or jobs (on or off campus), find events to attend, and schedule an appointment with University Career Services!
Additionally, students can speak with advisors, professors and other students to find out about opportunities. Many University Life offices and academic departments have listservs, where they often email students about internship, research and leadership openings.
Students can always find out what is happening by checking out University Career Services’ events page at careers.gmu.edu/events.
University Career Services is hosting several upcoming events as well. These are great places to connect with employers and find out about openings. Depending on your student’s interests, you may direct them toward any of the following:
- Education Recruitment Day, March 17
- Media, Arts, Design, and Communications Fair, March 18
- Health and Science Career Fair, March 31
- Nonprofit Careers Week, April 12-16
- Just-In-Time Hiring Career Fair, May 17
- Career Launch, May 17
Students are encouraged to explore careers.gmu.edu/students/find-job-or-internship for more resources related to this topic.
Senior Career Counselor
University Career Services
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