Welcome to our new List-Serv and newsletter!

We want to keep you, our Career Influencers, in the loop of all things career related at Mason. This newsletter will be a means of updating you on:

  • Announcements
  • Event outcomes
  • Upcoming cohorts
  • Career trends
  • Professional Development Opportunities

1. First, here are the many upcoming career events for your students

2. Next, I’d like to take a moment to update you on the success of the Spring Resume Clinic & Career Fair, as well as list our upcoming career events.

3. Next, we have some exciting news about the partnership with UL and the Parents Fund to provide unpaid internship scholarships to students.

4. Also, the first career readiness conference is almost here, so please encourage your students to attend

5.. Lastly, I am pleased to
 introduce the new leadership for the University Careers Services Employer Advisory Board. 

Thanks for reading!



June 1, 2017

Career Influencers Network
Lunch & Learn

More Details to Come!


New Resources on

There are now over 100 participants who have completed the Career Influencers Network training!


Refer Your Colleagues

Next CIN Cohort Training
April 4, 11, 18



NACE Adds 8th Career Competency

Global/Multicultural Fluency

At its January 2017 meeting, the NACE Board of Directors approved the addition of an eighth competency and a revised title and definition for an existing competency.

The new competency—Global/Intercultural Fluency—is defined as: “Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.”

The Board also approved changes to the Information Application competency; the competency gained a new title—Digital Technology—and is defined as: “Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.”                            
Source: This Week at NACE, www.naceweb.org     

Upcoming Career Events

Practice Interview Days: March 21 & April 27, in SUB I 3400
Education Recruitment Day: March 21, 9am-4pm in the HUB Ballroom
Health & Science Industry Week: April 10-14
Non-profit Industry Week: April 17-21  
Career Readiness Conference: May 22  
Career Launch: May 25                                                                            
Just in Time Hiring Fair: May 26, 9am-2pm, in Dewberry Hall
For More information please visit our website

The Largest Spring Career Fair Ever!

The spring career fair was a total success this year with over 250 different employers and over 3,000 students between the two days. This followed a very successful resume clinic earlier in the week, where employers and University Career Service staff members were able to review over 450 resumes! The fair broke records in terms of numbers and we were excited to also have President Cabrera stop by to greet alumni-employers and eager students.  The Career Fair would not be the success it is without the many volunteers. We would especially like to thank the Career Influencers Tina Jones, Richard Christ, Lori Scher, Laura Hills, and Kaleb Lewis who volunteered and shared their time. Lastly, We would also like to thank all of the faculty, staff, and administrators who helped promote the event to their students.
Interested in volunteering for an event? Contact us                                               


Parents Fund Scholarship

University Career Services in partnership with University Life and the Parents Fund is offering twenty, $500 scholarships to help students offset the cost of academic credit for an unpaid internship. To apply students must:

  • Be enrolled in an internship course summer or fall 2017
  • Possess a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Have secured an unpaid internship for summer or fall 2017
  • Write a 250 word essay about how the internship will help them develop the skills employers are seeking and how the internship relates to their career goals
  • Log in to HireMason, search for "Parents Fund Scholarship,” and complete the application form

 The deadline to apply is April 14, 2017 

Unpaid Internship Scholarship

The Unpaid Internship Scholarship is open to all students who have secured an unpaid internship for summer or fall 2017. To apply, students must:

  • Be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking student continuing at Mason in fall 2017
  • Possess a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Write a 500 word essay about how the internship will help them develop the skills employer are seeking and how the internship relates to their career goals
  • Submit one letter of recommendation 
  • Log in to HireMason, search for "Unpaid Internship Scholarship,” and complete the application form 
    The deadline to apply is April 14, 2017. Students can receive up to $5,700 in scholarship money, which will first be applied to any outstanding balance on one’s Mason student account. Recipients will be notified by May 1, 2017.

Mason Career Readiness Conference

The Mason Career Readiness Conference is a day-long conference focusing on the seven career readiness skills valued by employers. Students can participate in industry round tables, career panels, workshops, and technical demonstrations to prepare for their internship. 
The conference will be held on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Merten Hall. Registration for the conference will open in April. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee for the conference, please email Raechel Timbers.


Patriot Pipeline Internship Program
Participating students will receive these benefits:

  • Access to employers committed to creating a meaningful learning experience for interns and who have participated in an internship best practices training
  • Free registration to the Mason Career Readiness conference
  • Access to professionalism coaching
  • Summer “Lunch and Learn series” from University Career Services
  • Feedback from employers about their performance in the internship

 Students can find a full listing of participating employers by logging in to HireMason, selecting the “jobs” tab, and searching for “Patriot Pipeline.”
Find out more.


Meet The Employer Advisory Board Leadership



Rob Holder, President, has more than 30 years of experience in program management, successfully managing programs, budgets and staff. Through his experience as a Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Air Force and as a Program Manager for Emagine IT, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Mr. Holder has directed, managed and led critical, high-visibility software development and information systems programs and projects both in the Federal government and in private industry.

Jennifer Mosser, Vice President, has built her career on finding star performers who bring unrivaled intelligence, energy and commitment to Gallup and its clients. Since joining Gallup in 1993, Jennifer has recruited top talent for Gallup in the Middle East, Asia, Australia and throughout the United States.  She leads campus recruiting throughout the eastern U.S. and recruits candidates for business development roles in North and South America. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology and is based at Gallup's global operations center in Omaha, Nebraska.              
Learn more about the EAB Board and its members



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