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Be Career Ready!

October 2 & 3
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Johnson Center

Mason Career Services' biggest Career Fair to date is almost here! More than 260 employers are taking part. NOW is the time to start preparing! Check out all their Prepare for the Fair resources and events, including resume clinics and the Suit-Up Mason wardrobe-building event, by visiting here.

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Writer's Retreat Registration is Almost Full!

Saturday, October 5, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Merten Hall

Make a commitment to yourself and tackle your academic writing goals. Spend the day with your peers at the CEHD Writer's Retreat. You bring your writing materials and an attitude to be productive. We provide the space and the snacks! Registration for Writer's Retreat is open here.

Winter Graduation Application Closes Soon!

Online application closes:
Sunday, September 29

Planning to graduate at the end of the fall semester? Don't forget that your degree is not automatically conferred; you must apply to graduate via Patriot Web. Be sure to apply by the deadline to be eligible for Winter Graduation. The Winter Graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 19, at 2 pm in EagleBank Arena.


Five Techniques for Clear Writing Workshop

Friday, September 27
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Merten Hall, Room 1202

Do your readers ever tell you that your writing lacks clarity? In this workshop from Mason's Writing Center, you'll learn concrete strategies for creating clear, readable prose. These strategies are useful for both scholarly and professional writing. Workshop registration is available here.

Resource for Student-Parents

Whether studying as undergraduate or graduate students, parenting and expecting students are valued contributors to the Mason community. For that reason Mason has created a new Student-Parenting web site. On this website, pregnant and parenting students can find resources for academic support, food and housing security, childcare, health care, and more. Visit today!

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Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Wednesday, October 9
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Each year, approximately 1,100 college students die by suicide in the U.S. To support members of the Mason community in helping students access assistance, Counseling and Psychological Services provides MasonCARES (Campus Awareness, Referral, and Education for Suicide Prevention), a two-hour “gatekeeper” training. This program informs participants of the warning signs of suicide and coaches them in how to talk about suicide with and respond to peers in crisis as well as informs them on how to obtain professional assistance. Register for training here.

Words of Encouragement from CEHD Alumni
"Each faculty member and fellow student is potentially the one who will make a big difference in your professional life. Make time to build relationships with classmates by making partner activities meaningful or with time intentionally invested in discussions. Get to know as many faculty members as you can. Mason has so many knowledgeable instructors and scholars, and one may steer you in an unexpected but desirable direction.

Kimberly Morrow Leong
MEd '10, Phd '19

Education Policy Talk

Friday, September 27
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Arlington Campus
Van Metre Hall, Rm 602

Join Dr. Matthew Steinberg for a talk on the effect of closing underperforming schools in Philadelphia on neighborhood crime. Dr. Steinberg is an Associate Professor of Education Policy in the Graduate School of Education, as well as being University Affiliate Faculty at the Schar School of Policy and Government and a Senior Fellow at EdPolicy Forward: The Center for Education Policy at George Mason University. 
Please direct any questions to Dr. Steinberg at

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Resume Workshop

Tuesday, September 24
2:30 - 4:00 pm
SUB 1, Room 3400

Join Graduate Student Life and University Career Services for a Graduate Student Career Development Workshop on resume writing to learn what you can do to craft the strongest document for your future job search. For more information and registration for the resume workshop, visit here.

Maximizing Productivity Series

Next sessions:
September 26 &
October 4

Learning Services and Graduate Student Life present Maximizing Productivity During Graduate School, a workshop series designed specifically for Mason graduate students. In these workshops, learn how to make the most of your time and energy while working toward your graduate degree.

Next up in the series: Overcoming Procrastination (September 26) and Managing Academic Anxiety (October 4).
Learn more about the workshops and register here.

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Become Resilient

Application closes: Wednesday, October 9

Problem-solving, team-working, and communication skills are essential skills in college and the workforce. To meet this need, Mason launched the Resilience Badging Challenge. This five-week blended workshop helps students acquire and demonstrate new skills in a fun and engaging way. Learn more about Resilience Badging and register here.


SEPT 18 - 30
Unrestricted Withdrawal Period
(No Tuition Refund)

Suit-Up Mason Event
7:00 - 10:00 pm
JC Penney
Fair Oaks Mall

Resume Workshop
2:30 - 4:00 pm
SUB 1, 3400

Overcoming Procrastination Workshop
12:00 - 1:15 pm
SUB I, Ste. 2139

Grad Night In
4:00 - 9:00 pm
Fenwick Library 1014B

Five Techniques for Clear Writing
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Merten Hall 1202

Education Policy Talk w/ Dr. Matthew Steinberg
12:00 - 1:15 pm
Arlington Campus
Van Metre Hall, Rm 602

Online Winter Graduation Application Closes
Prepare for the Fair

Resume Clinic
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
SUB I, Rm 3400

Resume Clinic
1:00 - 7:00 pm
SUB I, Rm 3400

Fall Career Fair
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Johnson Center
Lower Level

Fall Career Fair
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Johnson Center
Lower Level

Managing Academic Anxiety Workshop
10:30 - 11:45 am
SUB I, RM 3129

Registration for Resilience Badge Workshops Closes

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
3:00 - 5:00 pm
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Grad Night In

Thursday, September 26
4:00 - 9:00 pm
Fenwick Library 1014B

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 and stay for a minute or stay for a while!

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