You have probably heard of the importance of internships: you gain experience, can land you a job when you graduate, and sometimes you can even make money. But how does one actually secure an internship? It can be a frustrating process, but we’ll give you some helpful hints and resources to make your search a bit easier. First, it’s important […]
How do I participate in undergraduate research?
Participating in undergraduate research is an amazing experience regardless of your major or areas of interest. Mason has made it possible for any undergraduate student to have the opportunity to pursue individualized research regardless of their interests. There are three primary avenues to pursue undergraduate research (not including the Honors college). Option One: OSCAR The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative […]
How do I figure out my class schedule?
Finding or creating your class schedule online is easy. Before you begin, ensure that you have met with your academic advisor to review your course progression. Option One: Log into to PatriotWeb, click ‘Student Services’, ‘Registration’, ‘Registration and Planning’, ‘Register for Classes’, and then select the semester. Here you can search for classes. Once you have registered, you will see […]
How do I improve my GPA?
Improving a poor grade point average (GPA) is not “Mission Impossible”. Before moving forward, please know that your GPA is not reflective of your self worth. Everyone has different skills, strengths, and talents that they rely on, and a poor GPA does not diminish your self worth. Here are several steps you can take to help improve your GPA: Step […]
How Do I Professionally Contact a Professor?
So, you need to contact your professor. It is okay to be a little nervous. No matter what the reason for contacting them, this guide will provide a few tips for success. Before we begin, ensure you have read the class syllabus! Many questions can be answered by reading the syllabus closely. For additional tips, check out this page by […]
How Do I Find My Classes?
Welcome to Mason! Finding your classes on such a big campus can be a little daunting, especially when construction routes seem to change daily. Fear not though! Whether you’re a fifth year senior or a first semester freshman, these tips and tricks will help make finding your classes a little bit easier. Step One: Check your schedule. Log into to […]