April 11, 2017

Search Research Assistantships

Handshake database of opportunities

Career-Services-logoOSCAR uses the existing Handshake job database to allow faculty and staff to post research and creative projects for undergraduate students. Career Services has worked with OSCAR to establish a specific category of "Undergraduate Research Projects" that allows faculty to list these positions and students to search for them.

You can log in to Handshake with your GMU username and password. If you encounter problems with logging in, please contact Career Services directly at careers@gmu.edu. Should you need assistance or have any questions about OSCAR Handshake opportunities, please feel free to contact oscarfws@gmu.edu.

FacultyHireMasonFaculty have the option of listing positions with compensation, including academic credit and/or wages, and limiting the potential students applicants by GPA or major. Faculty can also ask students to submit a resume, writing sample with their applications.

StudentsHireMasonStudents can find available opportunities by logging in to Handshake with their GMU username and password, then searching specifically for Undergraduate Research Projects. This is a great way to find research or scholarly projects, and to get familiar with Handshake so that you will be prepared to start your job searches later. The resume-builder is also an excellent tool!

Instructions for Students

You can log in to Handshake with your GMU username and password. If you encounter problems with logging in, please contact Career Services directly at careers@gmu.edu

Once you have logged in to HireMason, you can apply for an Undergraduate Research Project by completing the following steps:

  • Search for an Undergraduate Research Project by clicking on the “Jobs” tab and then selecting “Undergraduate Research Project” from the “Position Type” dropdown menu.
  • Click the “Search” button to view the listing of open projects.
  • Scroll through the list and click on “Apply” or “More” for additional information about particular projects of interest.
  • To apply for a project, click on the large “Apply” button and follow the instructions included in the posted description. Please note: you must have a resume uploaded in HireMason to apply for a project (you will not be able to click on the button to apply until your resume has been approved) and will be required to submit the Undergraduate Research Project Availability Form, which is available as a link on each of the project listings.

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