MSPM in the KNOW: October 18, 2016

Top 3 for 18 October:

1- Fall Break 2016 is from 24-25 October. Reminder, there should be no class meetings next Monday and Tuesday. See the University Academic Calendar.

2-Thank you to MSPM students who joined us last night at the 2nd Annual PMIWDC Volunteer Fair at Marriott Hotel in Fairfax, VA. Congratulations, Krishna Tummala for the job well done in leading a team of volunteers! Read more here.

3- Events:

Careers on Capitol Hill (Tonight!) | Tuesday, 18 October 2016 | 6pm Marvin Center 309 RSVP here

Young Professionals Career Dinner Series | Saturday, 22 October 2016 | 5pm Networking Reception | 7pm Dinner | United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW, #300  Washington, DC 20006 |
More info here

Intelligence Virtual Community Fair | Thursday, 17 November 2016 | 2-8pm             More info here


Congratulations Krishna Tummala, GWPMA President!

Congratulations Krishna Tummala, GWPMA President for the job well done during the 2nd Annual PMIWDC Volunteer Fair at Marriott Hotel in Fairfax, VA held on 17 October 2016. Krishna led a group of volunteers to organize the event in coordination with the Project Management Institute. He worked directly with Uma Hiremagalur, Vice President for Programs of the Project Management Institute Washington DC chapter to bring the event to success. Krishna’s team included MSPM and non-MSPM students namely: Rahul Rathod; Marcia Joseph; Nicholas Tenorio; Ram Bandaru and Nikhil Kulkarni.

The event featured volunteerism and provided opportunities for project management professionals to network or find ways to get involved. Approximately 200 people and dozens of non-profit organizations and private groups participated at the event.  Among the participants are our very own MSPM students: Robert Endler; Queeneth Odimegwu; and Ibrahim Sheriff.



U.S. House of Representatives Approves the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

The U.S. House of Representatives approved S.1550 on September 22, 2016, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA), which will enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout the federal government. Read press release from the Project Management Institute here.

Full information about S. 1550 is posted on the website, via this link.

Young Professionals’ Career Dinner Series

The United Nations Association of the United States of America National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) invites you to the fall 2016 installment of its signature Young Professionals’ Career Dinner Series!

This semi-annual event brings together young professionals with experts in their chosen fields to discuss career paths, share personal stories, and network. The evening begins with a networking reception at the United Nations Foundation, followed by separate topical dinners at UNF and at private homes in the DC Metro Area. Each dinner features distinguished speakers who will answer attendees’ questions and offer advice based on experience in the industry.


When: Saturday, 22 October 2016
5:00 pm Networking Reception
7:00 pm Dinner

Where: United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW, #300
Washington, DC 20006

$45 for members
$55 for non-members
*Students under the age of 25 are eligible for free membership! Join here!

Topical Dinners
To register, click on the dinner topic you are interested in.
Please note: Additional speakers will be announced upon confirmation

  • Elvira Beracochea, Founder, President & CEO, Realizing Global Health
  • Olumide Elegbe, Senior Manager for Corporate and Foundation Relations, Management Sciences for Health
  • Vina HuLamm, Global Health Manager, American Public Health Association


  • Renee Dopplick, Editor, Inside Justice
  • Mark Tyndall, Vice President, Government Affairs, Policy and Patient Advocacy, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals


Women in Entrepreneurship and Leadership 

  • Karen Mulhauser, Founder of Mulhauser and Associates, Past Chair of UNA-USA, Past UNA-NCA President
  • Kristen Grimm, President, Spitfire Strategies
  • Stephanie Goetsch, Founder and CEO, Spark Career Strategy


Careers in International Education

  • Elizabeth Latham, Program Officer, US Department of State
  • Denisse Arias, Senior Associate, Government & Multilateral Partnerships, Teach for All


Humanitarian Careers

  • Dawn Calabia, Honorary Senior Advisor to Refugees International, UNA-NCA Board Member
  • Michael R. Marsh, Regional Director, Foundation & Institutional Advisor, Northern Trust, UNA-NCA Board Member


Careers in International Service

  • Luis Mendez, UNA Chapman Cox Fellow, US Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State
  • Naakoshie Mills, African Union and Multilateral Affairs Officer, US Department of State
  • Yesim Oruc, Deputy Director, UN Development Program


Careers in International Journalism and Communication

  • Steve Dorsey, Executive Editor and Correspondent for Radio, CBS News
  • Sarah Jackson-Han, Communications, Partnerships and Policy Adviser, UN Development Program


GWeb Registration Additional Step

Please note that beginning for the Spring 2017 semester, you will be required to agree to GW’s Financial Responsibility Agreement prior to registering for courses. You may complete this agreement via the ‘Registration’ link available in the GWeb Information System. This agreement will be required once per semester. It should be completed prior to the Priority Registration period to prevent possible delays to your registration activity.

For more information on these transactions or other questions, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 202-994-7350 or via email at




Careers on Capitol Hill, October 18

October 18th | 6pm
Marvin Center 309
RSVP here

Hear from a panel of Capitol Hill staffers about how they successfully climbed the Hill,
and get the inside scoop on their day-to-day jobs.
The panel portion of the evening will be followed by an opportunity
to network with panelists and fellow students.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Career Services and the Office of Government and Community Relations.

Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair, November 17

November 17 | 2-8pm

Interested in learning about opportunities with intelligence community?  You can meet representatives from more than 15 U.S. agencies including Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency (NSA), etc. during the National Security (NS) VirtualCareer FairRegistration is now open! Space is limited! 



MSPM: In the KNOW, October 11, 2016

Top 3 for 11 October:

1- Fall Break 2016 is from 24-25 October 2016. There should be no class meetings on that Monday or Tuesday. The Fall Break is something new this year. Students last year lobbied for it and it is now enforced this year. Check out the University Academic Calendar.

2- Lecture Capture Service Feedback.Thank you to those who provided feedback on the new lecture capture service! GWSBIT has installed new projector units in the MSPM lecture rooms. New microphones to capture student questions were also installed. Your voice was heard and the program will continue to work with GWSBIT in improving the new system.

3- Events and Resources.

Upcoming events: 

The Best Kept Secret in the Public Sector                                                              Wednesday, 12 October 2016                                                                                               GWU MPA 310 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Asia Business Leaders Symposium                                                                      Wednesday, 26 October 2016 | City View Room 1957 E Street NW |                                   6:30-7:15 PM Pre-Program Dinner | 7:15-8:30 PM Q&A and Networking


Internships at National Security Agency: Summer Internships. Competitive, paid, 12 weeks. Immerses student in real world foreign intelligence problems. For rising seniors, and graduate students pursuing a graduate degree. Deadline: 15 October. 2017 Summer Language Program, open to graduate students, hiring students with proficiency in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, and Russian.
Deadline: 15 October.

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps FellowshipMultiple locations including New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; and other U.S. cities and towns. Job Type: 10-12 week summer fellowship. Compensation $1,250 per week. Deadline: 6 January 2017.