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Job and Volunteer Opportunities for Students

Peer Advisor and Global Envoy


Job Description

The GEO Peer Advisor and Global Envoy Program (PAGE Program) is ideal for study abroad alumnae and alumni with excellent communication skills. Students who wish to apply for the PAGE Program are passionate about their study abroad experience and eager to share their stories. Students in the PAGE Program will serve as peer-advisors for about 8 hours per week and can expect additional compensation by completing class visits. This position reports to the Senior Marketing and Outreach Specialist.


  • Host assigned walk-in hours in the Global Education Office.
  • Advise prospective students in a professional, truthful, and open manner.
  • Articulate the academic, professional, and personal benefits of study abroad, 
  • Schedule and conduct your own class visits during the course of the semester.
  • Engage students on a meaningful level by delivering concise and accurate information.
  • Help students understand the impact and value of a global experience.
  • Assist with marketing projects as needed.


  • Participated in a study abroad program (short-term or semester).
  • Currently enrolled at Mason.
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Outgoing and excellent communicator with a positive and inviting attitude.
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills.

Time Commitment

  • Available 8 hours per week for peer advising and event staffing.
  • Complete approx. 40 to 50 class visits during the course of the semester.
  • Occasional evening or weekend work, e.g. class visits, various events.
  • Complete orientation and training workshops.
  • Attend bi-monthly staff meetings and regular one-on-one meetings.

How to Apply

Apply through Handshake on the Mason Career Services website. Direct link: (open through May 19, 2019). Questions? Please contact Achim Loch (Senior Marketing and Outreach Specialist).

Marketing and Outreach Assistant


Job Description

The Global Education Office (GEO) is looking to fill the position of Marketing and Outreach Assistant. The ideal applicant is a fast learner and a proven team player who has experience working in an office and possesses a strong knowledge of diverse social media channels. The successful candidate will assist the study abroad marketing department in day-to-day operations, monitor and post on social media outlets, and provide support during key events and outreach activities.


  • GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Currently enrolled as graduate or undergraduate student.
  • Previous office experience not required but preferred.
  • Previous international education a plus.

Time Commitment

  • Demonstrate a strong level of engagement.
  • Available 15-20 hours or a minimum of 4 days per week.

Preferred Skills

  • Well-developed oral and written communication, planning skills, and adaptability.
  • Proven team-player who can function in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Proficient in Google Docs and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to use desktop publishing and graphic design tools.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Provide administrative support in day-to-day operations.
  • Assist with upkeep of marketing and promotional materials.
  • Assist in various aspects of study abroad marketing and promotion.
  • Monitor social media activities and identify viable actions.
  • Assist with other projects as assigned.
How to Apply
Apply through Handshake on the Mason Career Services website. Direct link: Questions? Contact Achim Loch (Senior Marketing and Outreach Specialist).

International Exchange Student Assistant



The Global Education Office (GEO) is seeking an Assistant to help with international incoming exchange students. Mason has partnerships with many universities around the world who send students to Mason, to study, through exchange agreements for one semester, or academic year.


The Assistant will work directly with this international student population. Duties include (but are not limited to):  processing paperwork for students, helping with registration, guiding them through accessing Mason services, planning events, meeting with students, and assisting with orientation.

Required Qualifications

  • 1+ years of administrative experience
  • Ability to work with people of different cultures 
  • Ability to communicate clearly, especially to students using English as a second language
  • Experience working with students
  • Attention to detail, and well organized
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with international students
  • Student advising experience
  • Knowledge of Mason offices and resources
  • Experience planning events 
  • Knowledge of different educational systems throughout the world

How to Apply

Apply through Handshake on the Mason Career Services website. Direct link: Questions? Contact Liz Adema (Manager, Global Partnerships and Experiential Learning).

International Student Mentor



***Prior study abroad experience NOT required***

As a study abroad alumni, it's time to start thinking about how to stay connected to your experience. A great way to continue your global experience while at Mason is to participate in the Global Education Office's international student mentor program. Think back to when you first arrived at your university for your time abroad - were you nervous? Confused but excited? We have international students arriving at Mason for the fall who feel exactly the same and they could use your help!

Mentors will have the option of:
  • Mentoring 1-2 international students individually, OR
  • Pairing with another mentor to work with a small group of 3-5 international students.
Expectations include:
  • Sending a welcome/introduction email to your mentee(s)
  • Answer any questions your mentee(s) might have regarding life at Mason
  • Attend a meet and greet event during the first week of classes (date TBD)
Meet your mentee(s) one-on-one at least once during the semesterMentors will also be invited to exclusive events throughout the semester.

How to Apply