Hire a Student


Contact us for more information about recruiting student employees

For questions about hiring and on-boarding 

Contact the human resources liaison in your office or department or the Human Resources and Payroll office.

For questions about Federal Work-Study

Contact FWS@gmu.edu, Federal Work-Study Coordinator in the Office of Student Financial Aid at 703-993-2000.
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Use Handshake to hire students

Handshake is the first place Mason students go to find on-campus jobs and internships. All incoming, degree-seeking students automatically have access to Handshake with their Mason NetID. 

How to use Handshake to recruit students?

  1. Sign up as an employer with Handshake 
  2. Complete your profile 
  3.  Allow 48 business hours for your request to be reviewed and approved 
  4. Post a job

What roles can I post in Handshake? 

  • Federal Work-Study 
  • Student wage/non-student wage 
  • Teaching assistant 
  • Graduate assistant 
  • Research assistant 
  • Internship 
  • Post-doctoral fellowship 
  • Full-time positions 

NOTE: If you have registered and requested access to join a currently existing George Mason unit in Handshake, your registration must be approved by the account owner in your office or division, not by Career Services.