Work for UL
University Life is one of the largest employers of students at Mason with 1500+ positions available for undergraduate and graduate students! Whether you are looking for a position within the division or want to learn how your current position can help you to become career ready, we have you covered with the resources below.
How do I find a student job within the division?
HireMason is Mason’s one stop shop for job and internship information. To access HireMason, visit, hiremason.gmu.edu and login using your Patriot Pass Credentials. Once your HireMason profile is complete, you can click on the “On-Campus Jobs” link under the shortcuts menu. In addition to HireMason, you can visit the webpage of the office you are interested in to see if they have any application information available. We encourage you to take advantage of the resume review and interview preparation resources available at University Career Services to assist in making your application materials strong so you can put your best foot forward.
I was just hired into an office within the division, now what?
Working within University Life is a great first step in developing the skills employers are looking for. To make the most of your experience with us, we recommend you do the following.
Meet with your Supervisor to discuss the University Life Student Employee Rubric
You will develop a lot of great skills by working for University Life and the Student Employee Rubric allows you to get feedback on your growth in the following areas:
- Communication (Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Attentive Listening)
- Self-Awareness (Strengths Development, Professional Presence, Personal Accountability and Professionalism )
- Work Ethic (Time Management)
- Problem Solving
- Working with Others (Collaboration and Teamwork, Developing Others)
Participate in the Career Readiness Workshop Series
Being a student employee allows you to develop the 8 career readiness competencies Mason employers are seeking. The Career Readiness Workshop series will address these competencies so you can be prepared to talk about how your student employment experience has prepared you for life after Mason. Check out this year’s lineup below and sign up for one of the workshops today!
Overcoming Procrastination (Professionalism)
February 8th | 1:30-2:45 p.m.| SUB I, Suite 3129.
Do you find yourself constantly putting off projects, assignments, or commitments? You may be caught in the “not now, later” trap. Overcome this difficulty by discovering what makes you procrastinate
LEGO Leadership (Leadership)
February 27 | 3-4:30 pm | Hub, Room 3, 4, and 5
This workshop provides a fun, interactive, and engaging way to look deeply at the way we communicate, work together in teams, manage conflict, and problem solve…all while using a creative mind approach. Participants will have a chance to work with Lego building blocks to reflect on their personal leadership stories, styles, and approaches, as well as working on team building and engagement. Participants will have an opportunity to play, imagine, create, build, communicate, collaborate, and have fun while engaging in this workshop.
Emotional Intelligence (Teamwork)
March 29| 3-4:30pm | SUB 1, 3400
What is Emotional Intelligence? Is it important in your daily life and in leadership? Attend this workshop to better understand your own levels of Emotional Intelligence, whether or not they can change and what it means for leadership and teamwork.
Marketing Your Student Employment/Leadership Position on a Resume (Career Managment)
April 11 | 3:30- 4:30 pm | SUB 1, 3400
You developed many of the skills employers are looking for through your on-campus job but do you know how to market those skills on your resume or in an interview? In this session you will learn about the top eight skills employers seek in recent college graduates and we will discuss how to showcase those skills during your job search.
If the workshop series doesn’t align with your schedule, consider checking out these online videos from Lynda.com to help you build your skills in your role. To access these videos, select “Log-in” in the upper right corner, then select “Sign in with Your Organization” and enter “Lynda.gmu.edu”. You will be prompted to enter your Patriot Pass credentials to view the material.
- Business Writing Fundamentals
- Presentation Fundamentals
- Customer Service over the Phone
- Customer Service Fundamentals
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Information Technology Application
- PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training
- Excel 2016 Essential Training
- Word 2016 Essential Training
- Publisher 2016 Essential Training
- Blackboard 9.x Essential Training for Students
Sign up for the Patriot Experience
University Life’s Patriot Experience provides the framework for a co-curricular learning model that provides students with opportunities to deepen their Mason experience and enhance their classroom, co-curricular, and experiential learning. By joining the Patriot Experience, you are able to capture your involvement around four co-curricular areas, resulting in a comprehensive record of your learning in these areas.
- Career Readiness
- Civic Learning and Community Engagement
- Global and Multicultural Competency
For more information, visit The Patriot Experience.