Science & Health Industry Tip (Issue 7)

In this issue:

Upcoming Job/Internship Deadlines

Search HireMason for these and other job and internship opportunities:

2015 AmeriCorps Six-Month Crew Member in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Great Basin Institute,Deadline: January 31, 2015 HireMason job ID:105052

Senior Administrative Coordinator, Management Sciences for Health, Deadline: February 04, 2015, HireMason job ID:104783

Graduate Student Intern, Office of Adolescent Health, Deadline: February 04, 2015 HireMason job ID: 104814

Customer Service Associate, Just in Time Medical Services, Deadline: February 05, 2015, HireMason job ID:104766

Epidemiologist / Biostatistician, Gryphon Scientific LLC, Deadline: February 05, 2015, HireMason job ID:100934

Spring 2015 Internship (Applied Physical and Life Sciences), Gryphon Scientific LLC, Deadline: February 05, 2015, HireMason job ID:100923

Fellowships Available for Clean Energy Non-Profits (Winter/Spring 2015), Technology Transition Corporation,Deadline: February 05, 2015 HireMason job ID:104849

Spring 2015 Intern, Wind Energy Foundation, Deadline: February 05, 2015 HireMason job ID: 104761

DDCSP@UW Scholar, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Washin, Deadline: February 05, 2015 HireMason job ID:104584

Internship, National Park Service: George Washington Memorial Parkway, Deadline: February 05, 2015 HireMason job ID:104498

Global Fuel Commodity Analyst, AES Corporation, The, Deadline: February 06, 2015, HireMason job ID:104956

Policy Intern, US Climate Plan, Deadline: February 06, 2015 HireMason job ID: 104895


Meet with Employers

Women in Science Mentoring Circles Kick-off event to begin 2015
January 26, AAAS Building1200 New York Ave., NW Washington DC, 20005

National Data Science Bowl
This is it. Your chance to compete online, win big, and save the world. No cape required. The first-ever National Data Science Bowl is for students 18 and older with an interest in data science and a passion for social good. You will gain valuable experience and visibility within the data science community. You also have a shot at $175,000 in prizes, including $15,000 for the top university team. Help tackle an epic societal challenge at a global scale. At stake? The very health of our oceans. Register for free at

Healthcare Recruitment Event
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)
Stratford University, 7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

Looking for a job in the medical field? Stratford University’s Falls Church Campus will be hosting a recruitment event with several medical companies with current opportunities on Tuesday, February 10th from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. This event is free and open to the general public. companies attending are listed below:

  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Reflections Imaging
  • Metropolitan Health Systems
  • CareMetx
  • Care Advantage
  • CVS/Pharmacy
  • Allergy Partners
  • PSI Health Insurance
  • Erickson-Greenspring
  • The Medical Team
  • Home Instead Sr. Care
  • Arbonne International
  • Freedom Wellness Global
  • Hunt & Company


STEM Related Conference in DC
Students can attend the career fair and meet top employers, take advantage of onsite resources designed to enhance job search, to enhance their academic career, as well as to get tools for a successful STEM career.

Premier Defense S&T Conference Seeks Abstracts
FORT BELVOIR, VA – The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical Biological Technologies Department (DTRA CB) urges the academic community to submit abstracts for presentations at this year’s Science and Technology (CBD S&T) Conference in St. Louis. The conference, held May 12-14, 2015, will consist largely of oral and poster presentations encompassing basic and applied research conducted in specific chemical and biological defense areas. Organizers are particularly interested in innovations and developments yet to be introduced to the defense community. The submission deadline for abstracts is February 4, 2015.

On the Web:
Media Contact: 1 (703) 767-5870


Industry Tip

Networking is Powerful

80% of the job hunt is done through industry research and networking. It is important to keep up with economic and regional trends to know your opportunities and keep up with competition. The following article summarizes a presentation by Dr. Richard Fuller, a Mason economics professor highlighted positive projections for careers in the sciences when he said:

“Job growth is expected through 2019 in professional and business services, construction and education/health fields. ..Fuller believes exports are the key to growing the economy in scientific and technical services, higher education and health services, manufacturing, agriculture and natural resources, and leisure and hospitality.” Read more on Mason News.



University Career Services Seeks Nominations for the Career Connection Faculty Award
Students: Have you had a professor who has made a positive impact on your career goals and plans, employment, or graduate school preparation? Then nominate your professor for Mason’s Career Connection Faculty Award! Just complete this brief nomination survey found at and your professor may be honored by receiving the Career Connection Faculty Award. All faculty nominees will be recognized. If you have questions, please email University Career Services at

Go Government Webinar Series
With the growing complexity of issues facing our country, the federal government is in need of — and is hiring — top talent. The Partnership for Public Service’s 2015 Go Government webinar series will help your students and alumni gain a better understanding of where internships and jobs are in the federal government and how to best navigate the federal application and hiring process. Participants will hear from Partnership staff, federal employees and agency recruiters, and will learn how to best leverage their skills and experiences to find the right federal fit. Individual webinars can be purchased for $55 each or you can get the complete series for $149.

Go Government: Federal Opportunities Beyond D.C.
Tuesday, February 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST
Contrary to popular belief, the public sector has more to offer than just office jobs! Working in a lab, doing field work, or traveling the country are all possibilities for federal employees. Hear from agency representatives about these exciting opportunities and how you can secure such a position. RSVP Here

Go Government: Keys to a Strong Federal Resume
Tuesday, February 24 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST
Federal resumes differ from traditional resumes in many ways. They can be anywhere from two to five pages and require information not normally found on a traditional resume. Join the Partnership staff and agency representatives as we walk you through how to build a strong federal resume and best highlight your experience. RSVP Here

Go Government: Interviews and Security Clearances: What to Expect
Tuesday, March 3 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST
So you’ve applied for a federal job: now what? Join us as we discuss how to prepare for a federal interview and what to expect from the security clearance process. RSVP Here


A recurring feature, Science & Health Industry Tips are contributed by the University Career Services office. Stop by the Career Services office in suite 3400 of SUB 1 for interview practice, career guidance, and much more.