OPINION: Mason students should take advantage of LinkedIn and its professional offerings

LinkedIn has been dubbed the professional Facebook by the Branding Muse. The business-oriented social network allows people to create professional profiles in order to connect with colleagues, classmates and employers. Job seekers use the site for employment. Employers and recruiters use the site to find potential employees. Because of the professional connections to be made, Mason students should embrace LinkedIn as a gateway to their future.

Study: Mason grads earn high wages compared to other Virginia colleges

George Mason University graduates are making about five thousands dollars more than their co-workers, according to a recent study.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia released their institution and program-specific data for the wages of recent graduates 18 months after graduation. The study breaks down the average wages by different majors in each institution.