Coffee and Conversation


This series is designed to connect Arlington Campus graduate and professional students with Mason alumni, faculty, and administrators who will speak about their career choices and life experiences.  Students have the opportunity to ask questions on next career steps, work-life balance, remaining competitive in the workplace, networking tips, managing expectations, how to turn a passion into a career and so much more.

Upcoming events:

February 17, 2015
Guest Speaker:  Karen Yankosky, Mason Law ’02, is a lawyer, humorist, podcast host and author of Good Luck With That Thing You’re Doing: One Woman’s Adventures in Dating, Plumbing and Other Full-Contact Sports, a collection of essays about her life as a forty-something reinventing herself after a “brief” marriage. She also writes a humor blog at, co-hosts a podcast about dating and relationships called “Women of Uncertain Age” and practices law. Click here for flier.

March 26, 2015
Guest Speaker: To be determined


Past events:

November 20, 2014
Guest Speaker: Robert (Bob) Deitz, Professor in Mason’s School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, is a former Senior Councillor to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former General Counsel at the National Security Agency. He is the author of Congratulations – You Just Got Hired: Don’t Screw It Up, which is intended to assist newly hired professionals excel in the workplace. Click here to read his biography.

September 23, 2014
Guest Speaker: Dr. Beth Cabrera, founder of Cabrera Insights and Senior Scholar with the George Mason University Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. Beth is passionate about helping organizations and individuals apply knowledge from the field of positive psychology to achieve greater success and well-being.

April 23, 2014
Guest Speaker:  Colin R. Hart,  School of Public Policy Alumni Vice President and Vice President of Direct Investments at Freedom Capital, a privately held investment management firm, and Managing Director of Freedom Development, a real estate acquisition and development company. Click here to read his biography.