George Mason Preps for March 18 Creative Industry Career Fair

by Jacob Frehn and Roger Alleyne

George Mason Preps for March 18 Creative Industry Career Fair

The Department of Communication and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University are holding a virtual creative industry career fair on March 18th, 2021 from 1 to 5 pm EST. Mason was recently recognized as one of the leading institutions for aspiring PR and communication professionals in the country by PRNews.

The Creative Industry Career Fair aims to equally highlight Mason's creative departments during this live event. This year the lineup includes appearances by Hylton Performing Arts, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Washington Performing Arts, Torpedo Factory Art Center, United Talent Agency, and WETA, among others.

Assistant professor and PRSSA faculty advisor, Sojung Kim, states: “This will be a great opportunity for any students who are interested in learning more about or finding an internship or a job in the Creative Media, Arts, Design, and Communication industries. More than ever, these industries are closely intertwined and in need of talents from other related disciplines, so this event will be a great opportunity to get your feet into the door and make meaningful connections.”

From a student perspective, Marina, a senior at George Mason, remarks that “As a graduating senior, something I'm really looking forward to in regards to the career fair is getting to know the companies. Not just the positions they offer and other information that can be easily found online, but getting to know the companies as people — their company's values, their organizational culture and their working styles.”

Over the past year we have had to change the way we communicate on a global level.  Despite the many societal changes, George Mason University remains dedicated to connecting with its student body. This virtual career fair is an excellent example of a successful transition to newer forms of engaging with students, faculty, and prospective employers. We encourage all students and faculty to capitalize on this opportunity to connect with a plethora of prominent names in the creative industry.

As Kim says, “Thanks to its virtual format, companies from other states across the U.S. can also participate and offer their insights. The registration is mandatory to participate, but once registered, it is open to all Mason students free of charge!”

To register for the event, please click the link below:  https://gmu.joinhandshake.com/events/694460/share_preview

The Creative Career Industry Fair will be held on the virtual event platform Airmeet. More information about Airmeet can be found here.