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November 01

Student Employee Workshop Series: Leadership

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The Hub, room 2400

Does the term "leader" apply only to those in power? What characteristics do we look for in leaders? In this session we'll answer these questions and more while exploring leadership as it relates to your work today.

Register online: sewlead.eventbrite.com 

November 06

First Command Financial Services presents Understanding Credit, Credit Reports and Credit Scores

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3A

A representative, from First Command Financial Services, will be coming to campus to discuss ways to boost your FICO score, understanding the implications of borrowing on your credit, good vs. bad borrowing habits, and the pros and cons of using credit.

Students can RSVP at: https://doodle.com/poll/mqzfx3yud8pgsvme 

November 07

Careers for Humanities (CHSS) Students Alumni Panel

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
SUB 1, room 3400

Learn from CHSS alumni about their career paths, skills and knowledge they developed at Mason,  and their advice to students moving from college to career.

 

November 09

Experience Expo: The skills employers need are all here!

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center

Employers hire students with  relevant career experience.  If you are looking for things to add in the  experience section of your resume, you won't want to miss the Experience Expo! At the Experience Expo you will learn about the 8 career skills you should highlight on your resume and connect with offices and academic programs that provide opportunities  for you to build those skills during your time at Mason.  Light refreshments will be served and you can enter to win a FitBit or a pair of Beats Headphones.  It is never too late to begin to build a resume you can be proud of so don't miss this exciting networking event.  

At the event you can interact with professional staff members as well as students from the following programs.

·         Arlington Fellows (Global Politics Fellows)                   

·         Arlington Fellows (Peace-Building Fellows)

·         Center for Academic Advising Retention and Transition (Peer Advisors)

·         Housing and Residence Life (Resident Advisors)

·         Leadership Education and Development Office

·         Mason Peace Corp Prep Program

·         Office of Fellowships

·         Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research 

·         The Patriot Experience

·         Orientation and Family Programs and Services (Patriot Leaders)

·         Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

·         Social Action and Integrative Learning

·         Mason Study Abroad

·         University Career Services (Peer Career Advisors)

·         Student Media

·         Living Learning Communities

·         The Edge

·         Off Campus Advisor

Academic Units

·         School of Business

·         School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution

·         College of Humanities and Social Sciences

·         College of Education and Human Development  

 

November 13

CHSS Grad School Series: Admissions Confidential (Becoming a Well-Rounded Applicant)

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3400

Meet with Admissions officers and get the real deal on what blows them away in an applicant. Hear from the source what skills, knowledge, and experiences make a difference in your application.   

 

November 16

Practice Interview Day

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3400

Practice your interviewing skills with area employers visiting on-campus. Meet one-on-one with an employer for a 30-minute mock interview followed by constructive feedback and tips on how to improve your interviewing skills. Pre-registration is required!


IMPORTANT: To sign up, log in to HireMason, click on "Campus Interviews I Qualify For" under the Shortcuts menu, and search for Practice Interview.

November 17

Financial Aid Basics and Budgeting

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3A

This workshop will focus on the proper use of financial aid to cover educational expenses.  It will focus on how financial aid is awarded, what options are available for additional aid, how to use a refund, and creating a budget.  Stay Mason applicants are encouraged to attend.

Students can RSVP at: https://doodle.com/poll/2xw4nhhbmd75478w

 

November 28

Repaying Your Student Loans

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SUB 1, room 3A

This workshop will cover federal and private student loans, borrowing limits, loan servicers, repayment plans, and financial awareness counseling.  Graduating seniors are encouraged to attend. Students can RSVP at: https://doodle.com/poll/26r5zfma3qp5bfy8