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Live Music Venues, What You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

April 24, 2019

By Sophie Gorshenin

A few weeks ago, our incredible Mason Grad Insider writer Sydney Glass wrote an insightful blog post, “Why Your Life Needs More Live Music”. Before reading any further I highly recommend checking out her article first before reading any further!

In the blog post mentioned above, Sydney discussed why you need more live music in your life. I cannot advocate enough how the arts can help bring so much positivity into your life! Live music is a great way to experience new culture, connect with new people, and in my opinion, it’s the BEST way to de-stress! With finals coming up, I think you deserve that …

Take Advantage of Free Financial Resources

April 10, 2019

By Arsadur Rahman

Managing your own finances is a big part of graduate student life, no matter where you are in your personal life. Proper financial planning benefits everyone, especially graduate students. This article will highlight a few resources that help in teaching personal finances and a few personal experiences on how to earn a couple hundred extra dollars by opening a bank account. Financial literacy helps toward a stress free life, and there are many resources which can help you understand how to plan to spend during your graduate years.

Graduate programs often have high price tags since it is a higher-level degree, so paying for the program requires …

Going Abroad, Is It Right for You?

April 3, 2019

By Sydney Glass

While study abroad is highly encouraged in undergrad, it is not always given the same attention in graduate school. Because grad students are so busy with their academics, work, and personal lives, we often assume that study abroad or other forms of international education will not fit into our schedules. During my undergraduate education, I was fortunate to have the opportunity not only to spend a semester in Spain, but also to work with the study abroad office at my university. These experiences sparked my interest in and highlighted the importance of international education. In this post, I will share with you some general ways that …