Mon, Mar 27, 2023 8:00 AM –

Fri, Mar 31, 2023 11:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join the Graduate and Professional Student Association and Graduate Student Life in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week 2023! During this week, we honor the contributions of Mason's 12,000+ graduate and professional students. The Graduate Assistant and Lecturer Appreciation Breakfast, along with the Advancement to Candidacy Reception, are invite-only.

As part of this year's Appreciation Week, Graduate Student Life wants to give students the opportunity to recognize their academic and personal achievements by submitting self-recognition videos. We are inviting graduate and professional students to share brief videos to be shared on our social media platform with the hashtag #MasonGradAppreciation! Submit you form via the following link: . Please send in your submissions by March 20th, 2023 at 5pm!

We would also like to help empower units in showing their support and recognition of graduate and professional students during this year's Appreciation Week by encouraging faculty, supervisors, departments, and units in posting about their graduate students on their social media. Tag Graduate Student Life, @masongradlife, and/or use the hashtag #MasonGradAppreciation to let us know. We will re-share on our accounts and tag your students.


Past Events

Wed, Mar 29, 2023
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Private Location (sign in to display)
Queer Graduate Student Book Club

Join the LGBTQ+ Resources Center and Graduate Student Life for Book Club this semester, to enjoy literature contributions by queer authors! If you need assistance acquiring the reading material for this event's book - "Gender Queer: A Memoir" is a 2019 graphic memoir written and illustrated by Maia Kobabe - please contact LGBTQ+ Resource center to get a copy.

Tue, Mar 28, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Katherine Johnson Hall Atrium, SciTech campus
Grad-itude Grad Student Appreciation Week Event

Join University Life and GAPSA at SciTech in Graduate Student Appreciation Week for "Grad-itude"; thanks to, thanks from, thanks with; Gratitude Cards; the UL SciTech "Chillin' Out" Ice Cream Cart; roll the inflatable die for swag and prizes.
The SciTech Campus, Katherine G. Johnson Hall, 3/28/23. 10AM to 12:30PM

Tue, Mar 28, 2023
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Online Event
Graduate Student Career Workshop: Get What You're Worth: Negotiating Job Offers, Salaries, and Raises

Congratulations – they offered you the 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 to the organization? Or if you already have a job, how do you ask for a raise? Join Graduate Student Life, University Career Services, and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) for this webinar to learn strategies and tips to be an informed and effective advocate for yourself to get the compensation you deserve.

Mon, Mar 27, 2023
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Private Location (sign in to display)
Graduate Assistant and Graduate Lecturer Appreciation Breakfast

To show our appreciation for our graduate assistants – Graduate Professional Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, and Graduate Teaching Assistants – and graduate lecturers,. Graduate Student Life, the Graduate Division, and University Career Services invite you to attend a breakfast to thank you for your contributions. This event is invite only; invitations have been sent to all applicable students.

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Mon, Mar 27, 2023
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Private Location (sign in to display)
Navigating the Academy as Women

Join Women and Gender Studies and Graduate Student Life for the roundtable discussion: Navigating the Academy as a Women, featuring Dr. Sharnnia Artis, Dr. Cher Chen, and Rachel Debuque, and moderated by Sophia Abbott, PhD candidate in CEHD. Our guest speakers will discuss their experiences as women (among their other identities) in academia, challenges, and successes throughout their career, and invite others to think critically about the experiences of women within higher education. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided!

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Co-hosted with: University Career Services, Women and Gender Studies, University Life Mason Square, University Life SciTech, Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), LGBTQ+ Resources Center

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