February 2019

Workshops from University Career Services

Hiring Student Employees Using Handshake

Monday, March 11, 2019
2 to 3 p.m.
Student Union Building I (SUB I), Suite 3400
Register here

Need to hire a graduate assistant? Work-study student? An intern to support your office with a project or big event? Handshake is your best choice for reaching current, Mason degree-seeking students!

Our on-campus employers have unique needs and considerations when it comes to utilizing Handshake for their short-term and long-term staffing needs. We invite you to join us in the University Career Services office to review tips and techniques that make hiring students quick and easy.

This workshop will review:

  • Crafting job descriptions to get the candidates you want
  • Reviewing and selecting candidates
  • How students use the platform
  • Answers to the most common questions

Don’t have a Handshake “employer” account yet? Contact Kristin Leonato at for information on creating your employer account before the event on March 11.

Handshake Workshop for Mason Faculty, Advisors, Coaches, and Mentors

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
2 to 3 p.m.
Student Union Building I (SUB I), Suite 3400
Register here

University Career Services implemented Handshake as Mason’s central job, internship, and career database in the summer of 2018. Handshake is a powerful tool that puts students in the driver’s seat as the managers of their own careers.

We’re hearing great feedback from students and employers, but we know our Mason faculty and staff are a critical component in every student’s career readiness equation. We invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 12, to learn more about how students can utilize Handshake to its maximum impact and ways you can continue to support your students’ current and future career goals as their professor, advisor, coach, supervisor, or mentor.

Career Influencer Network Training (March 15 or April 15)

University Career Services invites faculty and staff to participate in the Career Influencers Network one-day training. This initiative brings together faculty, staff, and administrators to learn how to best support students as they strive to become career-ready and achieve post-graduate success.

The one-day training is divided into three modules, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided). You must attend the entire training to become an official member of the Career Influencers Network.

Visit the website to register for an upcoming training during spring 2019.

Contact Elena Chiru at or 703-993-3739 with questions.