Just-in-Time Hiring Fair is one of many ways George Mason University supports students and alumni

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Nearly 11,000 degree and certificate earners, from 114 countries and 50 states graduated on May 9 from George Mason University. Some of those graduates attended the university's “Just-in-Time Hiring Fair” on May 13 where employers seeking to fill immediate roles recruit current students and recent graduates.

This event is one of many career resources provided by the university that gives students an opportunity to make connections with various companies and experienced professionals, promoting employment and social mobility for students and alumni.

A graphic of George Mason University alumni career statistics. Graphic by Office of University Branding.
A graphic of George Mason University alumni career statistics. Graphic by Career Services.

George Mason University Career Services hosts many fairs during the academic year, connecting students with internships, part-time, and full-time roles. Saskia Campbell, executive director of University Career Services, said Mason career fairs consistently fill to capacity. “The comments that we get back [from employers] say they are very impressed by how much effort students put in and how serious they are,” she said.

Other career resources include more than 140 career programs and hiring events, more than 480 members of the Career Influencers Network faculty and staff, more than 650 employees at Recruit at Mason, as well as a lifetime of career support.

Based on the Career Plans Survey, which gathered data from graduates from the class of 2023, 87% of George Mason students have a positive career outcome at or within six months of graduation and 69% of are employed full-time. Graduates are employed across 10 countries and 37 states, while 83% are employed in the Washington metropolitan area.

According to the survey, 88% of George Mason alumni are employed in positions related to their career goals. Top industries for George Mason alumni include education, technology, government/military, and health care, and graduates start with an average salary of $74,000.

George Mason’s many programs helped to shape our “future leaders who these past few years have lived, learned, and engaged in one of the most diverse environments you will find,” President Gregory Washington said at this year’s Spring Commencement.

The top five majors among the 6,138 undergraduates in the Class of 2024 are business; information technology; psychology; computer science; and criminology, law and society.

Learn more about how George Mason prepares students for the workforce in the Campus Quick Takes video, where Shayla Brown, communications officer, speaks with students at the fair about their goals and experiences.