George Mason University Placement 2020 ,Fairfax,USA

  • Fairfax,USA
Anumika Bahukhandi

George Mason University (GMU) has an alumnus of over 200,000, who have been doing exceptionally well in their respective fields. Brilliant top employers and agencies from across the globe have been absorbing the university’s diverse pool of talent for the past many years. GMU students hold a good record of obtaining employment of their choice. The university is also among the top 3 public universities in the state for the highest starting salary for graduates.

In 2019, 87% of those who responded stated that the job they got matched their career goals. Also, 84% of those with a post-graduate degree and 81% of those with an undergraduate degree witnessed an outcome with regards to their careers within 6 months of passing out. Overall, 83% of graduates (UG+PG) from GMU reported good career results within 6 months of passing out.

The median salary of graduates (who reported) was $62,383, which was more than 2018’s salary amount of $61,000. 8 graduate courses of GMU have made it to the list of top 25 national universities as per the latest ranking report (2021) by the US. News & World Report. This proves the university’s good performance in the advanced degree category. The university has 18 courses that feature among the top 50 nationally, with 33 of them among the top 50 public universities.

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GMU Placement Highlights 2020

Overall Career Outcome (6 months post-grad)

83%

UG Career Outcome (6 months post-grad)

81%

Graduate Career Outcome (6 months post-grad)

84%

Top Industries Hiring Mason Graduates

Consulting/Financial, Govt/Military, Technology, Healthcare, Education

Top Employment Sources

Top ways through which Mason grads got job

Internship to job offer

Faculty connections

Handshake Job Database

Career Fairs and Networking Events

 

Degree with the Highest Graduate Salary

Masters in Science

Top Employers

KPMG, Nestle, Capital One, CBS News, Marriott, Lockheed Martin, World Bank Group

GMU Class Profile 2020

In 2020, the total enrolment at George Mason University (US), which included both full-time and part-time students, was 38,542. Students from 130 countries and 50 states were enrolled at GMU. 92% of graduates were employed in VA (Virginia)/MD (Maryland)/DC (Washington DC). The university offers 82 undergraduate courses, 89 master’s courses and 39 doctoral courses.

In order to get more details about the 2020 batch, continue to read the pointers below.

  • The total number of enrolled freshmen is 3,562.
  • The total number of full-time students is 26,032.
  • The total number of part-time students is 12,510.
  • 57% of students are females and 43% are males.
  • 42% are students of colour and 10% of the population is made up of international students.
  • $65,500 is the median salary plus a bonus.
  • Student Race: Asian (7,094), Black or African American (4,246), Hispanic/Latino (5,348), Native American/Alaska Native (59), Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (56), White (15,555), 2 or more Races (1,577), Not Reported (1,782)

GMU Employment Profile 2020

84% of graduates reported positive career outcomes and 87% of students got employment which was related to their choice of interest. 64% of Mason graduates had a full-time job and 7% were in part-time employment. 24% of students had decided to pursue further studies.

Career Outcome of GMU Graduates 2020

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GMU Top Employers 2020

Deloitte

NASA

INOVA

United States Senate

KPMG

Nestle

CBS News

World Bank Group

Lockheed Martin

Marriott

Fairfax County Public Schools

Capital One

Apple

Microsoft

Accenture

Disney

Amazon / AWS

DC Superior Court

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

National Wildlife Federation

Raytheon

U.S Department of Defence

Washington Nationals

World Bank

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GMU Average Salary by 2020

This section discusses the 1st and 5th-year post-graduate salaries of GMU baccalaureate graduates (earning filter-50). Talking about the 5-year average salaries, the concentration which yielded the highest amount was Systems Engineering with $95,158. This was followed by Computer and Information Sciences at $91,166. Similarly, in terms of 1-year average, the concentration that yielded the highest amount was Computer Engineering with $66,389, followed by Systems Engineering at $65,430.

The graphical representation displayed below features 1st and 5-year top 6 average salaries on the basis of concentrations of baccalaureate graduates.

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We will now discuss the average salary amount on the basis of different degrees and jobs in 2022. On the basis of degree, the highest salary amount was witnessed by students with a Master in Science degree ($120,000) and the lowest amount was witnessed by graduates with a degree in Master of Arts ($70,000).

Going by jobs, the highest amount was yielded by the Sales and Business Development domain ($150,000) and the lowest by Finance Control and Strategy ($53,000).

The table below displays the top salary amounts on the basis of different degrees and jobs.

Average Salary by Degree

Average Salary by Jobs

Masters in Science: $120,000

Sales and Business Development: $158,000

Bachelor of Science: $75,000

IT and Software Development: $85,000

Master (other): $74,000

IT and Software Development: $85,000

Masters of Arts: $70,000

Financial Services: $83,000

 

Consulting, Accounting & Professional Services: $75,000

 

Human Resources: $66,000

 

Finance Control & Strategy: $53,000

 GMU Career Placement Support

The career placement support at George Mason University plays an integral part in shaping and preparing students to be all-rounder future budding professionals. GMU’s University Career Services (UCS) is well-known for its industry-centric approach and its efforts towards focusing on employee development is truly commendable. Students, as well as alumni, are suggested to communicate with the team as many times as they want. From choosing a major or combination course to solving doubts and mentally preparing them for being industry-ready, the career services hold much value.

Students can also get help regarding their CVs and cover letters, connecting with university alumni and building professional networks. Over 700 agencies and organisations become a part of the campus recruitment every year, offering placements to Mason students. Over 6,000 current openings have been listed on the university’s Handshake platform.

Highlights

More than 180 career programs and hiring events

Over 700 employers hire Mason graduates

Lifetime career support

Students can also get an idea about their strengths, weaknesses, preparation gaps, skill sets, hidden talents and much more. As there are numerous career-related domains available, students are likely to get confused. By talking to career counsellors and industry professionals, they can sort out all their doubts and proceed with their choice.

Some of the services available for students to help make profession-related choices are as follows:

Career Fests: These are conducted for the benefit of both the employers and employees (students). Career fests are conducted basically for bridging the connection between the organisations/agencies hiring and graduates looking for opportunities. Students can find details related to internships, full or part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, career workshops, etc. They can talk to various professionals attending the event and gain more knowledge about their area of expertise, company profile, requirements, growth prospects, etc.

The university will host its first-ever virtual job fair on June 18 and 19, giving students and employers a chance to connect. Students can register for the same till June 15 (noon).

Networking Events: These are organised by university academic departments, professional associations or the career centre for helping connect industry professionals, agencies, graduates, and alumni.

Panel discussions: These panel meet-ups are hosted by the GMU career centre during the semester, mostly at the time of different industry weeks.

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George Mason Placement 2020 FAQs

Q. What has been the placement scenario at GMU for graduates?

A. In 2019, 84% of those with a post-graduate degree and 81% of those with an undergraduate degree witnessed an outcome regarding their careers within 6 months of passing out. Overall, 83% of graduates (UG+PG) from GMU reported good career results within 6 months of passing out.

Q. What are the salary and placement prospects of a graduate GMU student?

A. The median salary of graduates (who reported) was $62,383, which was more than 2018’s salary amount of $61,000. 8 graduate courses of GMU have made it to the list of top 25 national universities as per the latest ranking report (2021) by the US. News & World Report. The university is also among the top 3 public universities in the state for the highest starting salary for graduates.

Q. What all agencies have offered placement to graduates from GMU?

A. Some of the finest organisations from across the globe have absorbed GMU students post-graduation. Some of these are Apple, Raytheon, National Wildlife Federation, Capital One, Disney, Microsoft, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Marriott and many more.

Q. Which GMU concentration yielded the highest salary amount for the graduates post-placement?

A. Talking about the 5-year average salaries, the concentration which yielded the highest amount was Systems Engineering with $95,158. This was followed by Computer and Information Sciences at $91,166. Similarly, in terms of 1-year average, the concentration that yielded the highest amount was Computer Engineering with $66,389, followed by Systems Engineering at $65,430.

Q. Which degree at GMU led to the highest pay packages post-graduate placement?

A. On the basis of degree, the highest salary amount was witnessed by students with a Master in Science degree ($120,000) and the lowest amount was witnessed by graduates with a degree in Master of Arts ($70,000). Also, going by jobs, the highest amount was yielded by the Sales and Business Development domain ($150,000).

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Location
University CityFairfax, Virginia, USA
Size of citySmall
Population of City24,164
Wikipedia Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairfax,_Virginia

Contact Details

Address

4400 University Drive, MSN 4C3
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA

Fairfax ( Virginia)

Email

oips@gmu.edu

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