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Citation Management Systems: Creating Your Own Personal Database

October 28, 2020

Hi Mason Grads,

Nikita here. I’ve recently become a citation management system user at the behest of my lovely boss, Dr. Julie Choe Kim. In particular, I’ve started using Zotero–which is free and open-source, and was created right here at Mason. So, not only is it free, but as Mason students, we get the perk of extra storage space when we register with our GMU email address! Now, hear me out, because I’m not here to be a walking, talking Zotero ad. Let me explain why it works for me.

I am what some might lovingly call a digital hoarder. What does that mean? It means I never delete text …

Networking During a Pandemic Offers Graduate Students an Opportunity to Inform Recruiters

October 21, 2020

By Victoria Suarez, Assistant Director Employer Development, University Career Services 

 

An unexpected outcome of the current, social distancing reality in which we all find ourselves is that many organizations, institutions, and individuals have granted themselves the grace to try something unique.  It has been said that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and, in many cases, companies have wanted to dabble in virtual internships and remote offices spaces; however, only with the weight of Covid-19 demanding innovation have executives authorized these unproven initiatives. 

Of course, this phenomenon is not limited to companies; you, too, are innovating during the pandemic.  Whether in your role as a parent, student, employee, or friend, consider the myriad, previously inconceivable, actions …