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 Student Employee Workshop Series
Being a student employee allows you to develop the 8 career readiness competencies Mason employers are seeking. The Student Employee 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!
Sept 14: Customer Service Workshop
Customer service skills demonstrate your ability to solve problems, work with others, and take initiative. Get tips for improving these skills so you can stand out in your work!
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in SUB 1, 3400
Register online: sewcustomerservice.eventbrite.com
Sept 29: Strengths: Discovering & Using Yours
Attend this interactive workshop to discover your top talents and strengths! You’ll identify and share your strengths, see how your they impact your choices, and learn new ways to use your them in your work and your life. Make sure to bring your top 5 with you to the workshop!
2 to 3:30 p.m. in The Hub 2400
Register online: sewstrength.eventbrite.com
Oct 12: What would you do? Diversity in the workplace
Can you navigate and thrive in a multicultural and globally diverse setting? In this session, you’ll reflect on how your culture may (or may not) show up at your work, and how that impacts your experience. Together we will examine common workplace dilemmas through “What would you do?” scenarios.
2 to 3:30 p.m. in SUB 1, 3400
Register online: sewdiversity.eventbrite.com
Nov 1: Leadership 101
Does the term “leader” apply only to those in power? What characteristics do we look for in leaders? In this session we’ll answer these questions and more while exploring leadership as it relates to your work today.
3 to 4:30 p.m. in The Hub 2400
Register online: sewlead.eventbrite.com
Nov 3: Project Management
Walk away from this workshop with strategies for managing large projects. We will help you define the scope and terms of your projects, identify resources, strengthen skills, create a timeline, and stay organized.
3 to 4:30 p.m. in The Hub 2400
Register online: learningservices.gmu.edu
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 you 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.