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September 04

Gradstravaganza: Graduate Student Welcome

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Mini-Workshops in the Johnson Center 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms

Grad Student Welcome Days highlight events and workshops designed to facilitate a successful transition to Mason. New and continuing graduate and professional students are encouraged to CONNECT and ENGAGE in a variety of programs during the first six weeks of the fall semester. Programming is designed to include key information, strategies, and resources that will promote success and well-being for graduate and professional students across Mason's campus locations. We are offering an array of mini-workshop sessions aimed at promoting your success in your graduate program. All mini-workshops will be held in the Johnson Center on the third floor. Topics include Building an Effective Relationship with your Mentor/Advisor, Managing Limited Time and Multiple Demands, Fellowships and Funding Opportunities, Advice for TAs, and more. Graduate students who participate in the mini-workshops will have the opportunity to receive their T-shirts at the end of the third session! For a full list of mini-workshop topics, visit http://gradlife.gmu.edu/gradstravaganza/.
 Register by Monday, August 31, 2015!
For more information about Gradstravaganza and to register, visit http://gradlife.gmu.edu/gradstravaganza/.

September 09


10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Opening Program, 10:00 am-11:00 am

Workshop: 12:45-1:45
Mini Conservation Career Symposium,John Muir Room: Workshop will focus on Resume Writing Strategies, Navigate USA Jobs, and Interview Strategies. (For high school and college students)

Workshops: 2:00-3:00
National Service Opportunities VISTA, John Muir Room: Whether VISTA, AmeriCorps, National Civilian Community Corps or others, offers great experience, a living stipend, health insurance, a substantial Education Award and a non-compete for federal positions.This workshop will review what those opportunities are within the Interior Department, just how each program works and include some presenters that are currently taking advantage of those opportunities.
(Workshop is best for soon-to-graduate seniors and others thinking about options after college)

Next Generation Programs, Kiowa Room: Workshop will focus on Pathways Programs for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers, and Presidential Management Fellows Program.
For high school and college students, and recent graduates)

Additional Activities
Bureau Career & Employee Resource Exhibits-Bison Bistro, 11:00 am-1:00 pm

For questions about the program, or to register for the opening program or workshops, please contact Brenda_Woods@ios.doi.gov by September 1, 2015.

September 09

House Party for Undeclared Students

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
SUB 1, Third Floor

Being undeclared doesn't mean you do not have a home. Come out for free food and a chance to win Mason gear and other awesome prizes. Come learn the services provided by Academic Advising and University Career Services.


September 10

Passport Career Webinar: Create a Powerful Global Resume or CV

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Would you like to turn your resume or CV into a powerful marketing tool to help you with your career transition or job search? Join us for this strategic webinar on how to create a resume or CV that helps open doors and get results! Bring your resume or CV and ask your questions so you can make immediate changes. You will find out what information to include for your country and learn how to write culturally-appropriate statements of your experience that help you stand out. There will be Q&A.

11:00 am, 3:00 pm

Visit www.PassportCareer.com. Register for your new account with the following Registration Key:gmuniver

1. Login to your Passport Career account 2. Click on “Webinars” 3. Select your preferred time.

September 11

Career Connections Friday

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Gateway Library, Johnson Center

University Career Services and University Libraries invite all students to drop in for career planning and company research assistance on Fridays in the Gateway Library.  An advisor from Career Services and the Business Subject Librarian will be on hand to help you get the job of your dreams and learn more about companies that are hiring.  Appointments are drop-in only and first come, first served.