MSPM in the KNOW: August 21, 2018

Top 3 for 21 August 2018:

1- Confirm your Fall 2018 schedule by logging into  GWeb. Look up your class schedule via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time. Blackboard is not the place to go to confirm your registration. Remember that Blackboard portal will not be available until your instructor turns it on. If you have not registered for any course yet, you must act now before courses close. Last day to register without penalty is Sunday, 26 August. Penalty applies for late registration.

2- The GW School of Business Fall 2018 Career Fair will be hosted on Thursday, 20 September 2018 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm. Register to come and meet area employers who are interested in connecting with School of Business students. This is your opportunity to utilize your elevator pitch and gather information on business-related internships and full-time opportunities. Don’t miss this important fall recruiting activity! Click here to register.

Note: Professional dress is mandatory for this event.

3- Internships and job opportunities:

Internship Placement Program for Arab-American Students

The Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) recently launched an Internship Placement Program. The program aims to place the best Arab-American students as interns in Federal government agencies and top American corporations. Students who have over 3.0 GPA are eligible to send their applications through the ABPA website. The accepted students will also receive mentorship support and career coaching with no fee. For more details, click here or contact Naheen Alam: programs@abpadc.org.

Developing Radio Partners – *Shared by alumna*

DRP, a US-based non-profit community broadcast development organization, is seeking a part time Research Extern/Intern to support its efforts to promote robust community radio and broadcast media giving voice to the voiceless. Apply here.

Reminder that Amazon Graduate Virtual Info Session Series Start this Tuesday!

Amazon is hosting several virtual info sessions for Grad students interested in their full-time opportunities. The sessions include an info session and a few functional deep dive sessions for each of their roles. The application window for roles specifically for recent grads will be available between 1 and 17 September. Click here for more details.

Early Access JPMorgan Chase Internship Opportunity through RelishCareers – Application Deadline: 7 September

JPM has partnered with RelishCareers to offer Grad student early access to their Chase Summer application. Students must have a relishcareers account to access this application, which can be created for free here.

MSPM in the KNOW: August 14, 2018

Top 3 for 14 August 2018:

1- Fall 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule. The Blackboard Collaborate schedule is now available for the Fall 2018 semester. Collaborate sessions are 60-minute live sessions that are designed for the online and campus students to engage with their professors on a weekly basis. It is highly recommended for all MSPM students. It offers opportunity to look at the week’s lecture in more detail and asking any questions to the professor regarding the lecture materials or assignments. Check out schedule via this link.

2- PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon. This month’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon Event will feature Stress Management for the 21st Century to be presented by Mahar Mohammed, PMP. Event is free and open to public.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Room 453 Washington, DC 20052 | 11:30 to 1 PM | Register Here

About the Event: Our fast paced modern world places overwhelming demands on us with more and more people finding it hard to keep up resulting in stress. Job stress ranks among one of the major sources of stress and it has progressively been increasing over the last few decades. A 2013 survey revealed 83% of American workers are stressed at their jobs, each day approximately 1 million employees miss work due to stress, nearly 70% of workers feel they have too much to do, 75% of workers feel they are more stressed today than previous generations, 60-80% of workplace accidents are a result of stress and stressed employees spend 46% more on health care.

3- Internship and Job Opportunities:

The Commercial Real Estate Finance Industry (CREF) is Booming & HIRING!

CREF Careers will be hosting a career forum & job fair on 9/20 for students interested in careers in CREF. Attend this event to meet with representatives from Wells Fargo, HFF, Greystone, Walker & Dunlop, and many more to network and learn more about their opportunities. Register here.

Amazon Graduate Virtual Info Session Series – Starting 8/21

Amazon is hosting several virtual info sessions for Grad students interested in their full-time opportunities. The sessions include an info session and a few functional deep dive sessions for each of their roles. The application window for roles specifically for recent grads will be available between 9/1 through 9/17. See this link for additional details. 

Early Access JPMorgan Chase Internship Opportunity through RelishCareers – Application Deadline: 9/7

JPM has partnered with RelishCareers to offer Grad student early access to their Chase Summer Associate Program’s applications. Students must have an account with RelishCareers to be able to apply. Once they sign up, they will be able to access the job description here. 

Omidyar Network is Seeking to Hire a Part-Time Analyst from GWU

Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm founded by eBay’s founder, is seeking to hire a GMBA to start ASAP. The Analyst will support the DC team with analytical support of the Digital Identity agenda. The position will report to the Investment Partner. Apply here. 

Registration for Prospanica 2018 Conference & Career Expo is Now Open!

This event caters to students who identify as Hispanic and who would like to connect with employers seeking Latino talent. Click here to register.

Fall 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Session

The Fall 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule is listed below. Your course instructor will discuss schedule and expectations during your first day in class. Schedule may be changed by instructor at any time. Students will be notified accordingly if changes occur.

Course Number Title Professor On Campus Class Day of Week Collaborate Day and Time Attendance
DNSC 6247 Organization,Mgt, & Leadership Gaarder, Robert Monday TBA Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6254 Risk Management (1st mod) Forman, Ernest Wednesday Monday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6258 Executive Decision Making (1st mod) Forman, Ernest Thursday Monday, 10 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6259 Project Portfolio Management (2nd mod) Forman, Ernest Thursday Monday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6202 Statistics for Management Khamooshi, Homayoun Tuesday Friday, 8 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation & Control (1st mod) Khamooshi, Homayoun Wednesday Friday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6261 Intro to Project & Program Mgt Kwak, Young Thursday Wednesday, 8 PM Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6247 Organization,Mgt, &Leadership Keleher, Julia N/A (Distance) TBA Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6262 Directed Computational Proj Mgt Jain, Sanjay Tuesday Thursday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged

MSPM in the KNOW: August 7, 2018

Top 3 for 7 August 2018:

1- Fall 2018 semester begins on August 27. Students are expected to self-register for courses via GWeb the day before the semester begins to avoid a late fee. Check out schedule of classes to look up current course offerings now. If experiencing registration issues with MSPM courses, please send a registration transaction form to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu). Questions? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes via www.meetme.so/gwmspm (please include your GWID).

2- New MSPM curriculum will be reflected on DegreeMAP in Fall 2018. If you opted to change to the new MSPM curriculum, changes  will appear on your DegreeMAP in Fall 2018 semester. It is important to take this into account when planning for your future courses.

3- Internship Opportunities:

GW Clean Cities Coalition is Hiring Graduate Interns! Application Deadline: 8/8

The graduate student intern will be required to work an average of 20 hours/week and be paid $4,200 per semester. The assignment requires the student to work in the GWRCCC office in DC, and travel locally to meetings and events, for which a monthly expense stipend of $200 will be provided. Application link can be found here.

CBO is Still Seeking a Fall 2018 Communications Intern – Application Deadline: 8/12

CBO’s Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs during the upcoming fall semester. The intern will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Application link can be found here.

MSPM in the KNOW: July 24, 2018

Top 3 for 24 July 2018:

1- Fall 2018 Registration. Reminder, registration for Fall 2018 is ongoing. All students must be enrolled each spring and fall semester from the point of matriculation through completion of the degree. Students are expected to self-register for courses via GWeb. To view available course offerings, check out schedule of classes. For those who need assistance with registration for MSPM courses, please send a registration transaction form to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu) to register. Unsure what to register for or looking to change your degree plan? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes via www.meetme.so/gwmspm (please include your GWID).

2- GWSB Career Survey. We are requesting all MSPM students to complete the GWSB Career Services Survey to help them understand your career development needs. The survey will only take 2-3 minutes to complete. Feedback from the survey will help our GWSB Career Services team to continue meeting students’ needs for the new academic year (2018-2019) and beyond. Please use: go.gwu.edu/fowlercareersurveyms

NOTE: Students need to be logged into their GW email account to take this survey at the moment.

3- Scholarships and Internship Opportunities.

PMIEF Professional Development Scholarships

PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) professional development scholarships help project managers, nonprofit staff, school administrators and teachers fund project management training. These scholarships fund standalone courses, not degree programs. Who can apply: Project management professionals, nonprofit/NGO staff, teachers and school administrators. Application deadlines for 2018: 1 September. 2019 Deadlines: 15 February, 1 April, 1 July, 1.  

George Patton Memorial Scholarship, due 1 September

The PMI Washington, DC Chapter’s sponsored George Patton Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship intended to assist project managers in funding continuing education coursework. The scholarship will award a maximum of up to US$2,000 twice per year (in the Spring and Fall) which may be awarded in whole or in part to one or more individuals each time. Apply via this link:

https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/george-patton-memorial-scholarship

EXIM Bank is Hiring Fall Interns! Application Deadline: 10 August

EXIM’s Office of Policy Analysis and International Relations (OPAIR) is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic students to serve as fall interns in the following roles: Bank OPAIR Intern & China Database Intern. Both internships will provide an opportunity for interns to learn about export finance, both in the United States and abroad. 

CBO Fall Communications Intern

CBO’s Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs during the upcoming fall semester. The intern will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Apply here.

Sentara Healthcare 2019 Administrative Fellowship – Now Accepting Applications!

Fellows rotate through several areas and expand their skills by developing new projects, working on teams or doing research. Monthly meetings with the CEO and COO are planned to discuss rotations and Fellows are invited to attend board meetings. Apply here.

MSPM in the KNOW: July 17, 2018

Top 3 for 17 July 2018:

1- The George Washington University is in compliance with each of the seven standards established by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and has been reaccredited. Accreditation review team found George Washington University to be “an impressive example of a nationally recognized urban research university” (read more). GW’s accreditation remains in effect until the next review period in 2026-27. 

2- Are you still looking for an elective in Fall 2018? Check out Project Quality Management course:  

DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management (3 credit hours) taught by Dr. Andrew Griffith

Classic project management theory includes the concept of the triple constraint – time, cost, and quality. However, quality can be a rather vague term that is hard to quantify, measure, or improve. Project quality can be divided into three separate concerns: (1) the features incorporated in the project deliverables, (2) the fitness of the deliverables for the intended application, and (3) the effectiveness or efficiency of the project development and execution. This course is focused on the quality management of projects. It explores current theories and practices regarding quality management as applied to manufacturing and the service industry, the application to project systems, and the application to individual projects. In addition, we will explore the application of project management techniques in implementing a quality improvement initiative within an organization. Prerequisites: None

Contact professor for additional information: griffith@gwu.edu 

3- Jobs and Networking Opportunities:  

State Department Info Session | July 24th | 

5:30-7 PM  | ESIA | Register here

GW students & alums are invited to a meet ESIA alumna Usha Pitts, who will discuss Careers in Diplomacy, the FSOT, and the Consular Fellows Program! America’s diplomats are selected every year from the approximately 15,000 people who take The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).  The FSOT is offered three times a year, and is open to American citizens between the ages of 20 and 59 from any educational or professional background.  It is free.  The FSOT is held in October, February, and June.  You can register at careers.state.gov. 

Program Associate (Associate Project Director) Education Development Center

The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures. More information here. 

Program Manager, GS-0340-12/13 U.S. Department of Commerce

This position is responsible for proactively meeting the business needs of Federal government customers and resolving the problems of the most complex and valued accounts. This position is located with the National Technical Information Service in the Office of the Director, Office of Federal Services in Alexandria, VA. Apply here. 

Director of Project Management Interactive Strategies

We are looking for Director of Project Management who can provide leadership and mentorship for a dedicated team of five project managers. As a growing and vibrant digital agency that is tackling complex technical projects for some of the areas biggest organizations, we need a leader ready to meet the challenge. At Interactive Strategies, we recognize that our project managers do more than just keep projects on time and on budget; they are the key to building positive client relationships, working through complex technical challenges and ensuring that internal teams have what they need to be successful. Therefore, we’re looking for detail-oriented and motivated self-starter who will bring not only deep PM experience, but a positive energy and new ideas. Apply here.

Careers in Diplomacy, State Department Info Session, July 24

State Dept Info Session
July 24th5:30-7 PM  | ESIA
GW students & alums are invited to a meet ESIA alumna Usha Pitts, who will discuss Careers in Diplomacy, the FSOT, and the Consular Fellows Program!

America’s diplomats are selected every year from the approximately 15,000 people who take The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).  The FSOT is offered three times a year, and is open to American citizens between the ages of 20 and 59 from any educational or professional background.  It is free.  The FSOT is held in October, February, and June.  You can register at careers.state.gov.

But becoming a diplomat is not the only way to work for the State Department!  You might consider using your language skills with the Consular Fellows Program (now hiring speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, and Arabic).  If you have at least a year of law enforcement experience, you may also be interested in the Diplomatic Security Agency.  Mid-career professionals can work as civil servants or Foreign Service Specialists in the fields of medicine, accounting, office management, human resources, and others.

Join career diplomat Usha Pitts for an informal presentation about the different ways to work and live abroad with the U.S. Department of State.  Usha graduated from the Elliott School in 1996 and became a Foreign Service Officer in 1998, serving tours in Cuba, Russia, Panama, Austria, Italy, and Brazil.  She raised her two teen-aged children abroad, and is newly married to a British national.

Before attending Usha’s presentation, you may find it helpful to review information available at careers.state.gov.  You can also get updates on Usha’s activities at facebook.com/DIRNYMetro.

This event is open to the public. Business Casual dress is recommended.

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