OPINION: Unpaid internships are something to avoid

Students, professors, columnists and social scientists are all talking about the rise of the so-called “new normal” is the unpaid internship.

Unpaid labor has always been in existence, yet, more than ever, the unpaid internship has taken a prominent position in American economic culture.  

According to the Association of Colleges and Employers, over 63 percent of the nation’s class of 2013 had an internship or “co-op” of some kind. Of those who had an internship, 48 percent worked without monetary pay.

Mason students find jobs teaching elementary students chess

Silver Knights Chess Company offers George Mason students an opportunity to coach elementary students in chess. 

"You've got to start young," says Sharon Buttram, Silver Knights' Human Resources Manager. "Most parents are looking for programs for elementary school kids, more than they are for middle school or even high school students."

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Post-9/11 job prospects centered on security

George Mason University professors and career resource experts say that the United States response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has noticeably altered the way the university trains students and prepares them for the job force.

Positions open for the fall

Thinking ahead to the fall? Thinking ahead to life after college and the start of your career? Maybe it’s time to consider some experience in the fast-paced world of online journalism.

HireMason helps students find jobs, internships

Searching for a summer job in the midst of all nighters, exams, papers and group projects is difficult. Well, it was difficult, until HireMason came along.

Hiring outlook positive as career and internship fair hits campus

New statistics show better hiring prospects for 2011 college graduates just as University Career Services plans to host a job and internship fair this week.

The statistics released last month by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, show that employers expect to hire 13.5 percent more new graduates from the class of 2011 than they hired from the class of 2010.