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Outdoor Adventures, Excursions, and Recreation

October 27, 2016

By Austin Deray

Morning, y’all! What can I say — midterms are over, and we now have a breathing moment before the haze/horror of finals and term papers begin. Keeping this moment in mind, I’d like to take this opportunity to make an exciting announcement for Graduate Student Life.

This year, Graduate Student Life and Mason Recreation have teamed up to bring Outdoor Excursions and Adventures to Mason’s graduate and professional students, tailor-made to your interests and time constraints. This spring will be the pilot semester and we will be offering a few trips: day trips, weekend excursions, and possibly a long-weekend adventure!

I’d like to offer you a chance …

Tips for Internships and Co-ops

October 21, 2016

Katrina Dunlap

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Anonymous

“If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.” – Jesse Jackson

My very first internship experience was for a non-profit organization, based in New York City, called The Humpty Dumpty Institute. Yes…that’s the name, The Humpty Dumpty Institute! This is a non-profit group that partners with U.S. Congress, the United Nations, U.S. Department of State and a host of other non-governmental organizations to remove landmines and improve lives in war-torn, developing nations. In this …

Libraries: A Graduate’s Ally

October 14, 2016

Happy October, y’all,

This week’s blog is going to continue my theme of academic and professional success while in graduate school. You may ask, what resource is indispensable to your graduate arsenal? The answer is simple: University Libraries! They will be your colleagues/lifelines, from research to dissertation/thesis completion.

During first semester of my Master’s program, I made a great ally and eventual friend in Jewell Anderson, a subject librarian at Armstrong State University. While helping me navigate Notes and Queries, a multi-discipline academic journal that focuses on the different conversations happening in any given field, she helped me realize how important the library is to the graduate experience.

So let’s …

10 Fun Ways to Get Fit for Fall

October 7, 2016

By Katrina H. Dunlap

If the leaves on trees change their hue, it must be fall. If the sun goes down earlier, it must be fall. If you are back in class brooding over the semester’s course load, it must be fall. While your schedule is filling up with classes, exam dates and term paper deadlines, factor in time to exercise.

Here are 10 helpful tips to incorporate into your daily routine while managing the rigors of academic life as a graduate/professional student and getting fit for fall.

1.       Goodbye Summer Heat. Hello Fall’s Falling Temperatures!

Say “goodbye” to summer’s sweltering heat and say “hello” to autumn’s cool crisp air! …