Your student has been busy all year researching and writing papers, working on projects, and participating in team meetings. When you ask him or her where they stand on selecting a major, finding an internship, or setting up a career plan, they may look at you like you are kidding. If this sounds all too familiar, consider that summer is a perfect time for your student to explore majors and career fields, start the search process for a job or internship, or update a resume. Oftentimes students think that University Career Services (and other student offices on campus) are closed over the summer. Actually, we are open and ready to help your student create a plan for taking his or her next steps!
Finding a career is not always easy but we are here to partner with your student through each stage of the process. We offer support through all aspects of finding and securing a job or internship, starting with helping your student identify his or her skills and interests and then determining careers that could be an ideal fit. We can also introduce your student to our job and internship database, HireMason, in order to help them write a targeted resume and cover letter and to research employers, industries, and occupational trends.
If your student will be in the Fairfax area over the summer months encourage him or her to stop by our office, located in Student Union Building I, room 3400 to learn more about the resources and services we offer. If your student is not in the Fairfax area this summer, no need to worry. We are available to students by phone or through Skype and Google Hangout. Your student can schedule an appointment Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. We are also available for walk-in appointments Monday – Thursday, 2 – 4 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. – noon.
Encourage your student to check out careers.gmu.edu for more information on University Career Services or call (703) 993-2370 for an appointment.
Associate Director, Career Development
University Career Services