Graduate Student Career Workshop: The What, Why, and How of Résumé and CV Writing

Sep 26 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

SUB 1, Room 3400 (University Career Services Resource Room), Fairfax Campus

When you apply for jobs and internships, you need to be able to communicate your skills, experiences, and qualifications effectively to prospective employers; whether you use a résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) to do so depends on your career goals and the kinds of positions you seek. Join Graduate Student Life, University Career Services, and the Stearns Center for Teaching & Learning for a Graduate Student Career Development Workshop on résumé and CV writing. Learn what résumés and CVs are and how they differ, why you would use one or the other, how they are used in academic and non-academic hiring, and what you can do to craft the strongest document for your future job search. You will also be ready to share your skills and qualifications at the Fall Career Fair on October 3 & 4!

The workshop will begin with an overview of résumés and CVs in the University Career Services Resource Room (SUB 1, Suite 3400). Break-out sessions will follow, so participants can learn the specifics of writing a résumé or CV and have an opportunity to write and/or peer review drafts. Please bring a draft of your résumé or CV, if you have one.

Please note: You will only be able to attend either the résumé writing or CV writing break-out session.

If you would like to receive personalized feedback on your résumé one-on-one after the workshop, plan to attend a Résumé Clinic:
– Monday, October 1, 11:00am- 5:00pm, SUB 1, 3400
– Tuesday, October 2, 1:00pm-7:00pm, SUB 1, 3400

If you would like to learn more about the academic job search process, check out the Preparing for Careers in the Academy workshop series!

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

Maximizing Productivity during Graduate School: Overcoming Procrastination

Sep 27 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

SUB 1, Suite 3129, Fairfax Campus

Do you find yourself constantly putting off projects, assignments, or commitments? You may be caught in the “not now, later” trap. Learn the reasons why you might be putting off your work and strategies for how to break out of the procrastination cycle.

For more information and to register, visit Maximizing Productivity during Graduate School page.

 

Grad Night In

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

Fenwick Library, Room 1014B, Fairfax Campus

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, 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!

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

Pizza & Perspectives: United States of America: A Polarized Nation

Sep 27 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Founders Hall- Multipurpose Room (126), Arlington Campus

The goal of the Pizza and Perspectives series is to involve students, faculty, and alumni across disciplines in meaningful and rational dialogue on relevant topics. Join panelists in a conversation about a polarized nation. Question and answer period to follow. Free pizza and soda.

For more information, visit University Life Arlington page.

“Preparing for Careers in the Academy” Workshop Series: Understanding the Academic Job Search Process

Sep 28 - 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Fenwick Library, Room 1014B, Fairfax Campus

Are you interested in a career in higher education? This presentation will introduce you to the essential elements of planning for an academic career with a focus on those steps when you are close to being on the job market. Topics will include: understanding the job market cycle and the realities of the academic job market, determining readiness to go on the market, identifying job opportunities, understanding how to present yourself for different types of institutions, how search committees work and preparing for screening interviews. There will be time for Q & A.
Audience: Doctoral or MFA graduate students at any stage who are interested in careers in academia Note: This workshop is geared towards students on or about to be on the job market, but is useful for those looking ahead so they can better plan their time in their graduate program.

For more information, visit the Preparing for Careers in Academy page.

Suit Up Mason 2018

Sep 30 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

JCPenney, All Campuses

Because it was so successful last year (over 700 students, staff, alumni, family members/friends participated ), University Career Services is partnering with JCPenney to host another “Suit Up Mason”. This year’s event will take place at Fair Oaks Mall on Sunday September 30, and while we hope you will take advantage of the discount offered, we hope you will also volunteer to assist us with this large undertaking. Volunteers will help with day of event set up, float staff, and wrap up. If there are any students or staff members interested in volunteering please contact Philip Wilkerson at pwilkers@gmu.edu by September 14th.

For more information about the event, visit the Facebook Event page.

Maximizing Productivity during Graduate School: Managing Academic Anxiety

Oct 05 - 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

SUB 1, Suite 3129, Fairfax Campus

The pressure in graduate school can be overwhelming, especially when it comes time for exams, program benchmarks, or a thesis/dissertation defense. Any time you are asked to perform, tension can interfere with you doing your best. This workshop examines the reasons for performance anxiety and explores strategies for coping with it.

For more information and to register, visit Maximizing Productivity during Graduate School page.

Maximizing Productivity during Graduate School: Motivation and Goal-Setting

Oct 12 - 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

SUB 1, Suite 3129, Fairfax Campus

If you are feeling overwhelmed with a project, thesis, or dissertation and don’t know where to start, join us at for the Motivation and Goal-Setting workshop. This workshop will help you think through the big projects you have ahead and plan out smaller goals to make steady progress toward completion.

For more information and to register, visit Maximizing Productivity during Graduate School page.

Maximizing Productivity during Graduate School: Scheduling and Time Management

Jan 25 - 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM

SUB 1, Suite 3129, 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.

For more information and to register, visit Maximizing Productivity during Graduate School page.