GMU Public Relations Chapter (PRSSA) Offers Job and Internship Opportunities for Communication and Marketing Students

Communication career fair brings new employers to GMU on March 22

by Erin White

(Fairfax, VA ) Mason students majoring in communication and marketing will have the opportunity to meet potential employers at The Fourth Annual Communication Career Fair on March 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at George Mason University in Fairfax. The fair will be held in Dewberry Hall at the bottom of the Johnson Center. Both employers and students interested in participating are invited to contact the GMU PRSSA chapter for more information about the event.

Communication Career Fair is sponsored by the George Mason Communication Department and organized by the local chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America. The Career Fair offers students the opportunity to gain more insight about top tier companies and network with potential employers. Employers from Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Media Production, and Journalism backgrounds will be in attendance and students are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity for students to network with potential employers.

“The Communication Career Fair is much more beneficial than the other George Mason career fairs because it’s much more specific in what I am interested in doing,” said Siobhan Klie, a senior communication student. “I think it is really helpful to go to the career fair and get involved in PRSSA even if you aren't actively looking for a job or internship because it opens up so many doors and gives you countless opportunities that you wouldn’t normally be exposed to,” Klie added.

Previous employers included Focused Image, Michael Smith Business Development, Inc., Edelman DC, MediaDC, Washington Wizards, Northern Virginia Magazine, Bixal and many more great companies! The event is free to employers. Employers are encouraged to bring applications, brochures, trifold boards, and any other marketing materials you may need.

Professional dress is required and students are recommended to bring several copies of their resumes or business cards and research companies prior to arrival. In addition to researching companies prior to the career fair, it is recommend that you utilize University Career Services located in Sub I. Walk-in appointments with Career Services for the marketing and public relations industry are Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for advice about tailoring resumes and cover letters to a specific job posting along with basic networking and interviewing skills.

Students are not required to register for the event and are welcome to attend when they find the time available. However, we ask that employers register for the event by March 15 via Eventbrite.

For additional information, please contact Erin White, GMU PRSSA Vice President at