The George Mason University, School of Business, invites applications for the position of Undergraduate Career Consultant. The Undergraduate Career Consultant will engage students in planning for full time jobs and internships in business, assisting with their career needs, which may include resumes, interview skills, and preparing for the job search.
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Responsibilities: The Undergraduate Career Consultant has responsibilities in the following areas:
Student Interaction: Provide career advising in individual consultations including:
Providing direct student service through individual appointments and office hours. Individual advising involves extensive coaching, and advising for students at all stages of career development including making sound decisions about academic major and career choices; learning how to identify and secure externships and internships; demonstrating the value and use of career resources, and teaching students about resume writing, industry and employer research, interviewing skills, networking and internship/job search strategies.
Supports Career Services efforts to develop relevant content and more extensively utilize technology in the delivery of student career-related and industry specific programs and services; implements marketing recommendations to reach students more effectively; in collaboration with other staff, provides benchmarking and recommendations regarding priorities for the office and
Works with Career Center team members to continually develop new and edit existing content for website, published resources and industry and community area information.
Career Services Programming:
Facilitates creative and engaging workshops and presentations on a variety of career topics such as Choosing a Major, Writing Targeted Resumes and Cover Letters, Finding Internships, Conducting Internship and Job Searches, and Improving Interviewing Skills; collaborates with career services team to evaluate and continually enhance programs and services to more effectively address student needs;
Develops programs to address a wide variety of topics such as advising students on decisions about academic majors, suggesting strategies for exploring career options, sharing effective methods to search for jobs/internships, and preparing for the transition from college; manages all logistical details of each program and event; and
Works closely with student groups, organizations, and affinity groups to develop and fulfill programing request
Create and manage projects as assigned by the Associate Director of Career Services to help achieve the goals of the Career Services office.
Bachelor's degree in counseling or higher education administration or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Ability to develop, implement and manage academic programs and services;
Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills; and
Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently.
Master's degree in counseling or higher education administration preferred;
Experienced in the use of the internet; and
Experience with Word, Excel, Salesforce, Banner, WordPress, PowerPoint.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02914z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by July 26, 2019; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin on July 29, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46037
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.