The Schar School of Policy and Government offers comprehensive career and professional development services to prepare students for success. Offering individualized assistance to students and alumni, the Schar School's career advisors will help you explore career and internship opportunities, define your goals, and develop the skills needed for a successful job search, including crafting a resume and cover letter that stand out.
For Students & Alumni
Gain a competitive edge in your career with help from a dedicated member of the career development team. Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to discuss career exploration strategies, tips for meaningful networking, how to prepare for an interview, and more topics for career development. Be sure to follow our event calendar and check your Mason email account to stay informed about upcoming workshops, panels, and webinars.
Schar School students are prepared to create imaginative solutions to policy challenges confronting organizations, the nation, and the world. We look forward to working with you as you seek to fulfill internships, externships, part-time, and full-time positions, and we invite you to connect with our students through several avenues. Contact us to schedule an on-campus career talk or recruitment event, and be sure to save-the-date for our annual Job & Internship Fair in February!
- Annual Career & Internship Fair (February)
- Career and Professional Networking Group
- Graduate Internship Program
- Graduate Student Services Seminars
- Handshake Career Portal
To log-in to Handshake, you must use your Mason email Username and Password. If you have trouble logging into Handshake, please contact University Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-993-2370.
- Online Career Webinars
- Undergraduate Internship Program (Organized by Undergraduate Student Services)
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