Fall Career Fair Links Mason Students and Alumni with Employers

Posted: October 7, 2013 at 5:02 am, Last Updated: October 8, 2013 at 6:37 am

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The University Career Services Career Fair held Oct. 2-3 is one of the largest in the Washington, D.C., region. Photo by Alexis Glenn

George Mason University’s Career Services held one of the largest career fairs in the Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2-3, attracting 2,308 job seekers and 177 employers.

“Our career fair employers represent a wide range of industries and provide internship and full-time opportunities,” says Christine Cruzvergara, director of University Career Services. “At Mason, we encourage students from all academic backgrounds and all class years to attend and network with regional and national employers.”

The fall fair offered several new features:

  • LinkedIn photo booth for students to get professional head shots—223 students took advantage of this opportunity
  • Live Twitter feed for students, employers and staff (#MasonFair)
  • Learning lounge in the Dewberry Hall lobby to help students with last-minute questions and preparation

Although some government employers were unable to attend because of the government shutdown, Cruzvergara promises that her office will invite them to other events once the shutdown is over.

“Employers loved the quality of the Mason students, citing that many were extremely prepared and professional, and they enjoy the diversity of Mason,” Cruzvergara reports.

“Employers want students to understand that it is more about their skills and competencies and understanding their respective industries—in other words, with a few exceptions, like accounting, it’s not about the major.”

For more information about University Career Services, see the website.

Write to Robin Herron at rherron@gmu.edu

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