Employment Opportunities

Employment on campus can come in different forms whether it is a wage position or an assistantship. The information below provides resources for  finding positions across the University and after graduation.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are university employment positions held by graduate students who have full-time enrollment, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are in good academic standing. Assistantships are available in the following three categories:

Graduate Teaching Assistantship: students will participate in the instruction, advising, and evaluation of undergraduates under faculty supervision.

Graduate Research Assistantship: students participate directly in research or research-support activities under faculty supervision.

Graduate Professional Assistantship: a non-teaching, non-research assistantship during which students will perform work in which they primarily gain experience, practice and guidance in relation to their academic program and that is significantly connected to their fields of study and career preparation.

Assistantship opportunities are posted in a variety of places including: the Mason HR Jobs website, Career Services’ Handshake site, and in academic  departments.  Students may also contact their advisors for assistantship information and opportunities.

University Life also posts assistantship opportunities available in their units.

University Career Services/Handshake

Connect with potential employers, attend career fairs, prepare for your job search.  Check out Mason’s job and internship search platform: Handshake! Graduate students enrolled at Mason can apply for on-campus jobs, as well as off-campus internships, full-and part-time positions, and cooperative education. Graduate students enrolled in the following schools may use career development services located within their individual school: School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, School of LawSchool of Business, and School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs.

Mason HR Job Listings

Human Resources provides a site to search for assistantship positions as well as student and non-student wage and other Mason staffing classifications.