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Top Five Tips to Help You Become an Organized GMU Grad

October 31, 2018

By Sophie Gorshenin

As graduate students we have a lot going on. The majority of graduate students work part or full time. On top of work we have families, social obligations, study groups, readings, papers, and exams. It is a lot to keep track of, and sometimes it just really feels like there is simply not enough time in the day to conquer it all.

It is incredibly important to learn how to organize all of your responsibilities in order to achieve a healthy work-life-grad school balance. One of the greatest things you can do for yourself is get organized! Here are our top five suggestions for organizational skills …

Why Your Life Needs More Live Music

October 17, 2018

By Sydney Glass

As graduate students, we often encounter many ups and downs or “rollercoasters” throughout our graduate careers and personal lives, and the burden of both can be overwhelming. It is easy to become consumed by our studies and research because so much of our future depends on successful completion of our program. In doing so, it’s easy to neglect ourselves and those closest to us. To find balance in our lives, it is essential to have a positive outlet and strong support system where we can release our pent-up emotions and renew our motivation to continue. Research has shown that music can be beneficial to incorporate into our …

We Cannot Stress Enough How Important It Is to De-Stress!

October 3, 2018

By Sophie Gorshenin

Pumpkin spice is back in season, fall festivals across NOVA are in full swing, and it’s almost cool enough for sweater weather. Fall is a beautiful season and is one to be celebrated as the leaves begin to change, and yet, as I sit here sipping my coffee with extra pumpkin spiced whipped cream, I can’t help but think about all the looming and upcoming deadlines for all of my papers and exams. For most people who aren’t students, fall is the best time of the year. However, for us mortal graduate students it’s often the most stressful times of the year and is better known to …