Maximizing Productivity During Graduate School Workshop Series: Scheduling and Time Management

Jan 24 - 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

SUB I, Suite 3129 (Counseling and Psychological Services), Fairfax Campus

Do you feel like you have too much on your plate, and not enough time to do it all? Do you worry that you spend too much or too little time studying? Learn the skills of successful time management and increase your ability to balance graduate school with your other commitments.

Scheduling and Time Management: Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, 10:30-11:45am. For more information and registration check out the workshop page!

Grad Night In

Jan 30 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fenwick Library, Room 1014B, Fairfax Campus

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 4:00-9:00pm

Need a break while on campus? Want to meet with your cohort? Working on a group project? Want to meet other Mason grad students and also get some work done? Join Graduate Student Life at Fenwick Library for Grad Night In, a monthly collaborative study date just for Mason grad students! We will provide caffeine and snacks; come with your work and a friend! Come by Fenwick Library, Room 1014B, and stay for a minute or stay for a while — we hope to see you there!

Graduate Student Career Workshop: Creating a Professional Brand and Strategies for Networking

Feb 07 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

SUB I, Room 3400 (University Career Services Resource Room), Fairfax Campus

Looking for ways to start getting recognized in your field? Want to boost the visibility of your research or professional qualifications? Join Graduate Student Life and University Career Services for this workshop focusing on creating your professional brand and networking. In this workshop, we’ll discuss what a professional brand is and outline steps to identify and create your own professional brand plan. We will also identify resources and strategies for networking and developing professional relationships in your field both in person and virtually. There will also be an opportunity to practice your elevator pitch!

For more information and registration, visit the Graduate Student Life Events page.

Grad Night In

Feb 27 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fenwick Library, Room 1014B, Fairfax Campus

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, 4:00-9:00pm

Need a break while on campus? Want to meet with your cohort? Working on a group project? Want to meet other Mason grad students and also get some work done? Join Graduate Student Life at Fenwick Library for Grad Night In, a monthly collaborative study date just for Mason grad students! We will provide caffeine and snacks; come with your work and a friend! Come by Fenwick Library, Room 1014B, and stay for a minute or stay for a while — we hope to see you there!

Graduate and Professional Student Networking and Etiquette Dinner

Feb 28 - 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Van Metre Hall Multipurpose Room, Arlington Campus

Hosted by University Life Arlington. Mason graduate and professional students and recent Mason alums are invited to attend a fun and instructional networking and etiquette event. You will have the opportunity to connect with other students as well as with seasoned Mason alumni and employers. A professional networking and etiquette expert will lead the evening, along with University Career Services. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres, a plated dinner, and a dessert bar. A cash bar will be available.

For more details and registration information, visit the University Life Arlington website.

Graduate Outdoor Adventures: Old Rag Hike

Feb 29 - 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Skyline Fitness Center, Graduate Student Life Event

One of the most popular hikes in Virginia, Old Rag is a moderately difficult 9-mile, 5-6 hour hike that offers spectacular views of the Shenandoah Mountains both at the summit and along the way. It’s a must do for any Virginia hiker and covers everything from shaded forest trails to summit rock scrambling.

GOA: Old Rag Hike: Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

For more information, including online registration, visit Graduate Outdoor Adventures!

Grad Night In

Mar 26 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fenwick Library, Room 1014B, Fairfax Campus

Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020, 4:00-9:00pm

Need a break while on campus? Want to meet with your cohort? Working on a group project? Want to meet other Mason grad students and also get some work done? Join Graduate Student Life at Fenwick Library for Grad Night In, a monthly collaborative study date just for Mason grad students! We will provide caffeine and snacks; come with your work and a friend! Come by Fenwick Library, Room 1014B, and stay for a minute or stay for a while — we hope to see you there!

Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Mar 27 - 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Fairfax Campus, Fairfax Campus

GAPSA invites graduate students to participate in the 2020 Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Merten Hall at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus. This one-day event will showcase graduate student research, scholarly, and creative works across disciplines through posters, presentations, and Mason’s third annual 3MT® competition.

For more information, visit the Conference website.

Graduate Outdoor Adventures: Great Falls Rock Climbing

Mar 28 - 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Skyline Fitness Center, Graduate Student Life Event

Come out to Great Falls with us and learn a new outdoor skill! We will teach you the basics of rock climbing from how to put on a harness and tie in, to how to belay and the basics of climbing movement. Whether you’re an old pro or a total beginner, come join our experienced instructors for a day of climbing along the Potomac.

GOA: Great Falls Rock Climbing: Saturday, March 28, 2020

For more information, including online registration, visit Graduate Outdoor Adventures!

Graduate Student Career Workshop: Get What You’re Worth: Negotiating Job Offers, Salaries, and Raises

Mar 31 - 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

SUB I, Room 3400 (University Career Services Resource Room), Fairfax Campus

Congratulations – you’ve landed your dream job! But what do you do once you receive the offer? How do you negotiate a salary and non-monetary benefits that reflect your value without making yourself too expensive as a candidate? Or if you already have a job where you have proven your value, how do you negotiate for a raise? Join Graduate Student Life and University Career Services at this Graduate Student Career Development workshop to learn strategies and tips to be an informed and effective advocate for yourself to get the compensation you are worth.

For more information, visit the Graduate Student Life Events page.

Grad Night In

Apr 23 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fenwick Library, Room 1014B, Fairfax Campus

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2020, 4:00-9:00pm

Need a break while on campus? Want to meet with your cohort? Working on a group project? Want to meet other Mason grad students and also get some work done? Join Graduate Student Life at Fenwick Library for Grad Night In, a monthly collaborative study date just for Mason grad students! We will provide caffeine and snacks; come with your work and a friend! Come by Fenwick Library, Room 1014B, and stay for a minute or stay for a while — we hope to see you there!

Graduate Student Spring Picnic

Apr 24 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Fairfax Campus, Fairfax Campus

Join Graduate Student Life, Mason Recreation, and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) to celebrate spring and the end of the academic year and unwind before finals! Featuring free food (including meat and vegetarian options), fun games, prizes and more! Families are welcome! For more details, visit the event description.