Gain the competitive edge you need for a changing world.
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.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
The Career Development Office hosts events throughout the year, including professional development workshops, employer information sessions and panels, career fairs, and other networking opportunities. These events connect students with employers, industry professionals, fellow classmates, and alumni.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING SEMINAR
A signature program of the Schar School, the Professional Development Planning (PDP) Seminar is a free, optional non-credit program designed for first-year master's students. In the program, you will identify your personal strengths and develop a plan for professional success that aligns with your time at Mason.
Learn to write an effective and memorable resume that positions you as a job candidate. Resume clinics are offered each semester to help you craft a powerful document, and individual reviews are also available by appointment.
Meet with our career advisors to discuss career exploration strategies, tips for meaningful networking, how to prepare for an interview, and more topics for career development as a student and future alumni member.
To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Career Development Office.