Author Archive

MBASA Happy Hour

by Alex Hess,  Graduate Ambassador The Friday before Spring Break the MBASA hosted a happy hour for all current MBA and MSA students who attend the Fairfax and Arlington campuses at the Green Turtle in Arlington. This was very successful as many people came from a diverse set of cohorts. Raffle prices were given away […]

Continue Reading

Does Working in Groups Work?

by Alex C. Hess, Graduate Ambassador With being the final semester of my MBA program I have been in my fair share of groups. Matching the schedules of the group members is always the first challenge. The second is balancing the skill the set of each member. Members have differing strengths with research, in writing, […]

Continue Reading

When did Business Casual become Casual?

By Alex C. Hess, Graduate Ambassador Did I miss the boat? When did jeans, a sweater and tennis shoes become business casual? The clichés of “dress to impress” and “you never get a second chance for a first impression” resonate as I look at colleagues’ lackadaisical dress standards for business. The excuse is often heard that successful companies […]

Continue Reading

Annual Tax & Accounting Conference Update

By Alex Hess, Graduate Ambassador The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) and George Mason’s Accounting Advisory Council joint hosted the Sixth Annual Tax & Accounting Conference. Over 180 accounting professionals and faculty attended the conference. The diversity of topics included: Perspectives from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB); the Growing GAAP between Private and […]

Continue Reading

Financial Services Panel Report

By Alex Hess, Graduate Ambassador The annual Financial Services Panel-Ask the Professionals event hosted by the School of Management Career Services and the National Association of Black Accountants had another successful turnout. Mason Alumni and professionals representing: First Financial Group; Deloitte & Touche; Swart, Lalande & Associates; Inter-American Development Bank; Duff & Phelps; and KPMG, […]

Continue Reading