As we were developing the Students as Scholars plan, many students and faculty asked for a central place to post and look for research and creative opportunities at Mason. Since we have so many students, and so many faculty, the perfect "project" pairing may not happen by chance. In response, we have developed the Students as Scholars Opportunity Database in collaboration with Career Services.
The Students as Scholars Opportunity Database uses the existing HireMason software to allow faculty and staff to post research and creative projects for undergraduate students. Career Services has worked with us to create specific category of "Student as Scholars Projects" within the database that allows faculty to list these positions. You have the option of listing the position with compensation including academic credit and/or wages, and limiting the potential students applicants by GPA or major. You can also ask students to submit a resume to you, using the very convenient resume-builder within HireMason.
Faculty can download detailed instructions about posting Students as Scholars Projects, and enter the Students as Scholars Opportunity Database here.
Students can find available opportunities by registering for a student account and then searching specifically for Students as Scholars Projects (detailed instructions). This is a great way to find research or scholarly projects, and to get familiar with the HireMason program so that you will be prepared to start your job searches later. The resume building is an excellent tool, also.
Students, please note that we are just beginning to ask faculty to post Students as Scholars Projects now, so the database won't be full for a while. If you don't see a project that interests you, please feel free to talk to professors, graduate students, and staff about your interests and see what you can find!