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A Key to Career Competency: Professionalism

September 29, 2016

Happy Thursday, y’all,

This week I felt was the perfect time to have an important discussion with everyone about a concept, while widely known, can be seriously undervalued and over-looked while preparing for the work force: professionalism. You may be thinking: “Austin, you’re crazy. I know what professionalism is.” And you may be right, a portion of Mason’s graduate students have worked and continue to work in the professional world, while pursuing an advanced degree; however, there is also a significant portion of our graduate population that has gone straight through college into graduate school without professional work experience So, I think it’s important to clear up any misconceptions.

Let’s …

Gateway to Success: A Guide to Mason’s Resources

September 15, 2016

By Austin A. Deray

At Mason Grad Insider, we are dedicated to making your transition to Mason, or back to Mason, as easy as possible. To continue our welcome theme, this week’s blog focuses on a multitude of resources and support services available to you on all Mason’s Northern Virginia campuses: Fairfax, Arlington, and SciTech.

University Career Services:

University Career Services (UCS) is a unit within the Division of University Life and while the main office is on the Fairfax Campus, they have a presence at our regional campuses (Arlington and SciTech) and can support students at all campuses. From job searches to résumé and curriculum vitae (CV) …

Welcome to the Mason Grad Insider!

September 7, 2016

By Katrina Dunlap and Austin Deray

Greetings, Mason graduate and professional students, and welcome to the Mason Grad Insider blog! The purpose of this blog, sponsored by Graduate Student Life and University Life Arlington, is to connect with graduate-level students across the Mason campuses to communicate useful information and resources that will support success and well-being.

Check back each week for blogs that will cover various topics ranging from academic and professional tips and strategies to resources on well-being and financial health. We encourage new ideas! If you have any topic suggestions you’d like to submit, please send them our way to gradlife@gmu.edu. Occasionally, Mason Grad Insider will feature posts …