government shutdown

Agencies withdraw from Career Fair in wake of government shutdown

The government shutdown has begun affecting George Mason University, specifically in this week's Career Fair.  

According to Career Services, the listed government agencies will not be attending Wednesday and Thursday's Fair: 

Government shutdown threatens federal internships

College students hoping to land an internship with the federal government this summer may face disappointment.

With both Republican and Democratic parties thus far unable to reach an agreement on the budget, current federal employees and even college students seeking employment with federal agencies face a possible government shutdown at midnight Friday. If a government hiring freeze is enacted, it would be the first such shutdown since 1996.