Mason’s First Employer Open House Features Nearly 40 Companies

Posted: January 15, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jeremy Lasich

University Career Services and the School of Management host an Employer Open House today from 8 to 10 a.m. in SUB I. George Mason deans, faculty members, and Career Services staff members will meet with nearly 40 companies to discuss involvement opportunities with each other.

The program seeks to establish relationships with new or previous employers to increase employer knowledge of Mason degree programs and useful connections between faculty, administrators, and employers. “The ultimate goal for the employers is to increase their pool of applicants and establish or strengthen their relationship with George Mason,” says Julia Makela, career coordinator in the School of Management, who helped organize the event with Ian Mooers, assistant director of University Career Services. “Our benefit is that hopefully more Mason students will be hired.”

The morning begins with a networking session sponsored by the Century Club of George Mason University, followed by a welcome breakfast featuring speakers Pat Carretta, director of University Career Services; Richard Klimoski, dean of the School of Management; and Tom Krappweis, president of the Century Club. The day also includes a PowerPoint presentation on effective recruitment at George Mason and two breakout sessions.

Employers represented include the U.S. Secret Service, Central Intelligence Agency, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Geico, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Canon, and SunTrust Bank.

If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for a later date. For more information, contact Mooers at (703) 993-4021.

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