MSPM in the KNOW: April 25, 2017

Top 3 for 25 April 2017

1- Fall 2017 Registration. Having issues registering for DNSC 6254 Risk Management (1.5)? This course requires completion of DNSC 6202 Statistics for Managers (3). Students who are still completing Statistics in Spring 2017 are currently unable to register for DNSC 6254. Similarly, those who need to take DNSC 6254 concurrently with the pre-requisite course, are unable to register. Please note, exceptions may be allowed with permission from instructor for concurrent enrollment. Contact Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu) and send her a Registration Transaction Form (RTF) if you need assistance in registering for DNSC 6254 Risk Management course.

Capstone Registration changes. Effective this week, students who completed all MSPM core courses (stages 1, 2 and 3) may now register for DNSC 6269 PM Application/Capstone (3) via GWeb.  To avoid registration errors and to make sure the new system is implemented properly, students planning to take Capstone should email aesocrates@gwu.edu to confirm their eligibility. Please include your GWID in your email.

2- Summer 2017 Registration. There is still time to register for Summer 2017 semester. Last day to register without penalty is Sunday, 21 May. Check out the registration schedule here. Questions about elective courses for Summer? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via meetme.so/gwmspm (include your GWID).

3- Interested in GWSB Graduate Certificate Programs? As announced last week, new Graduate Certificate Programs are offered at GWSB, effective Fall 2017. MSPM students may complete a general elective that counts toward a graduate certificate, with approval from academic advisor. More information, including application requirements are posted on this website: http://business.gwu.edu/programs/graduate-certificates

MSPM students interested in any graduate certificate should schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via the academic advising calendar. Agnes will serve as  academic advisor for MSPM students interested in taking any of the certificate programs.

 

 

 

 

Wall Street 101 Workshop 

You are invited to attend this Wall Street 101 workshop presented by Professor Rodney Lake and Chris Avallone, Vice President of Equity Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs, to learn about the Wall Street industry and the various career paths it offers, including, but not limited to, careers in Investment Banking, Asset and Wealth Management, Corporate Finance, and Sales and Trading.

This session will feature the following speakers and topics:
1. Opening Remarks & Overview of Financial Services: Rodney Lake, GWSB Professor, GW PARI
2. Sales and Trading: Jeremy Falcone, GWSB Senior, GW PSIF Portfolio Manager
3. Asset and Wealth Management: Haig Hengen, GWSB Senior, GW PSIF Portfolio Manager
4. Corporate Finance: Rodney Lake
5. Investment Banking: Chris Avallone, Vice President, Goldman Sachs; GW Class of 2009

To attend this event, please register on GWorkSB > Events > Workshops.

Business professional attire is required.

When: April 28, 2017 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Duques Hall, Room 151 – Kendall Auditorium
Registration deadline: April 27, 2017.

 

Job Vancancies with the United Nations and Other International Organizations

Public Partnership Specialist (Humanitarian Financing), New York (P-4)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Closing date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Project Associate (Climate Change, Humanitarian System and Insurance), Bonn, Germany
United Nations University (UNU)
Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Closing date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Senior Mission Planning Officer, Mogadishu, Somalia (P-5)
United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia
Closing date: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Financial Control Officer, Manila
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Closing date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Investment Specialist, Manila
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Closing date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Project Analyst, Manila, Philippines
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Closing date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Treasury Analyst (Data Management), Manila, Philippines
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Closing date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017
For more information, please visit: https://unjobs.org/new

MSPM in the KNOW: April 18, 2017

Top 3 for 18 April 2017

1- Congratulations Angela Knight and team! The GW Project Management Association (student organization), headed by Angela Knight, recently secured funding from GWSB central office for student engagement activities for school year 2017-2018. Each year, student organizations at GW submit proposals for their budget and go through a series of approval process. This was a big challenge for GWPMA last year as majority of the funding request has not been approved. With Angela’s leadership and collegial work with the GWPMA Board, MSPM program and past GWPMA President Krishna Tummala, the board successfully secured its own funding this school year. Read the blog here. Congratulations Angela and team for this huge success!

2- New GWSB Graduate Certificate Programs announced. In a memo yesterday, Dr. Vivek Choudhury introduced new Graduate Certificate Programs offered at the GWSB effective Fall 2017. A copy of the memo was emailed to all students today, 18 April. This is great news for those who would like to supplement their MSPM degree with another graduate level degree program. MSPM students may complete a general elective that may earn credits toward a graduate certificate with approval from the program. For more information about the Graduate Certificates, please visit: http://business.gwu.edu/programs/graduate-certificates

3- Registration for Fall 2017. Reminder, registration for Fall 2017 began on Monday, 17 April. Review your DegreeMAP and register for courses listed on your degree plan to secure your seats before courses close. Students may register for classes on GWeb. View course offerings via the registrar’s website.

If you need assistance with registration, schedule an advisement session via www.meetme.so/gwmspm (include your GWID).

Registration for DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (Capstone) requires special approval from your academic advisor. Complete a Registration Transaction Form and email completed form to aesocrates@gwu.edu. Details required for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes, under Decision Sciences department.

 

 

Congratulations Angela Knight and team!

Good news for MSPM students! The GW Project Management Association (student organization), headed by MSPM student Angela Knight, recently secured funding for student engagement activities for school year 2017-2018. Funding source was from GWSB central budget. Each year, student organizations within GW submit proposals for their budget and go through a series of approval process. This was a challenge last year as majority of the funding request has not been approved and MSPM program  squeezed in some of the GWPMA activities to its program budget then. With Angela’s leadership and collegial work with the GWPMA Board, GWMSPM program and past GWPMA President Krishna Tummala, the board secured its own funding this school year. Congratulations Angela and team for this huge success!

If you have student engagement ideas or want to be involved, please contact pmprog@gwu.edu.

The board is also planning on hosting virtual meeting in the near future to make everyone aware of the GWPMA’s efforts, especially in getting the distance learners to be more involved. Stay tuned for further announcements!

 

MSPM in the KNOW: April 11, 2017

Top 3 for 11 April 2017 

1- Registration for Fall 2017 begins Monday, 17 April. Review your DegreeMAP and register for courses listed on your degree plan to secure your seat. MSPM classes are offered to non-MSPM students. This often results to seats going away quickly and classes fill up fast. Secure your seats as soon as possible. Continuing students may register for classes through GWeb. List of course offerings are available via the registrar’s website 

Registration for DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (Capstone) requires special approval from your academic advisor. All core courses must be completed prior to taking Capstone. To register, complete a Registration Transaction Form and email completed form to aesocrates@gwu.edu. Details required for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes, under Decision Sciences.

2- Application for the Quinn Fellows Fund, due 23 April

The Quinn Fellows Fund provides financial support for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing international business internships – overseas or within the U.S., in the public or private sector, and in any type of organization. Each individual award will be up to $5,000. For eligibility, requirements, and application instructions, please visit the Quinn Fellows Webpage.

3- Upcoming Events:

 PM University Talks | Tuesday, 2 May 2017  | 5:30pm – 7:30pm                      Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies  | 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20001 | **A photo ID is required to attend the event | **Students register here for free

PM After Hours | Wednesday, 3 May 2017 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm                                   Lebanese Taverna, Tyson’s Galleria | 2001 International Dr #1402 | Mclean, Virginia 22102 | Agenda and Cost: 5:30pm – 8:00pm : Networking & Reception | Young Professional Rate: $7 (Please Register Here to receive this special rate)

US Department of Agriculture is hiring IT Project Manager

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced an IT Project Manager position.  USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. It’s ranked as one of the top 10 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” by the Partnership for Public Service (Best Places to Work Rankings). Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience. For more information on USDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service, visit FSIS.

This position is located in the Office of the Administrator (OA), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Program Management Division (PMD), Project Management Branch (PMB), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, DC. The work schedule is full-time, M-F.  The majority of the work is performed in a normal office setting. The work is mostly sedentary; however, some walking, bending, lifting is required to perform some tasks such as:

  • Develops, modifies, or provides input to project plans, implements project plans to meet objectives, coordinates and integrates project activities, and manages, leads, or administers project resources, including a substantial budget. Monitors project activities and resources to mitigate risk; implements or maintains quality assurance processes, and makes improvements, solves problems, or takes corrective action when problems arise.
  • Provides presentations or briefings on all aspects of the project, participates in phase, milestone, and final project reviews, and identifies project documentation requirements procedures and all related project artifacts.
  • Develops and implements plans to release products, systems, or other deliverables, keeps abreast of and monitors significant developments related to FSIS Program Areas.
  • Serves as Contract Officer’s Representative (COR) for various projects.

 

Following is the USA Jobs link to the vacancy announcement.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467078900

 

Quinn Fellows Internship Fund, Application Due April 23rd

Quinn Fellows Internship Fund

The Quinn Fellows Fund provides financial support for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing international business internships – overseas or within the U.S., in the public or private sector, and in any type of organization. Each individual award will be up to $5,000.

The funding can be used to supplement an unpaid and/or under-funded internship, and also travel and living costs associated with overseas internships.

The Quinn Fellows program is funded by a generous donation from Mr. Michael Quinn (an alumnus of the Elliott School of International Affairs and a member of the Boards of Advisors of both the Elliott School and the GW School of Business), and administered by GW-CIBER. The application deadline is April 23, 2017.

For eligibility, requirements, and application instructions, please visit the Quinn Fellows Webpage.

 

Clayman C Myers Jr Memorial Scholarship, Due May 1

The PMI Washington, DC Chapter is offering a scholarship valued up to US$2,000. The Scholarship is open to any DC Chapter member pursuing for-credit education in project management at an accredited educational institution in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia.

To apply for this scholarship, complete the Academic Application for Undergraduates and Graduates.  When you complete this application you will be considered for all academic scholarships for which you meet the criteria, so separate applications are not required for individual scholarships.  The application opens at on January 1 and closes on May 1.  All notification of application status will be made to the email address you provide in your scholarship application.

To review the guidelines for Academic Scholarships, please click here.

MSPM in the KNOW: April 4, 2017

Top 3 for 4 April 2017

1- Registration for Summer 2017 is ongoing. Register for summer now to secure your enrollment. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. List of course offerings are available via the registrar’s website. Registration for Fall 2017 begins April 17. Check out the registration schedule on this website.

2- Congratulations Krishna Tummala, one of the recipients of the 2017 George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA) award. This award is given every year to an outstanding graduating student in each school of the university to honor future alumni who have shown exceptional commitment to GW and its community. This year GWSB named two recipients from the Graduate Programs Community and Krishna is one of the awardees. Well done Krishna!

3- Congratulations to our 2017 MSPM award winners!  Each year, MSPM students are given the chance to vote for the Outstanding MSPM Faculty.  Thank you to those who casted their votes! The MSPM Faculty and Staff selects the winners for MSPM Academic Excellence and MSPM Service Excellence from the graduating class.  The 2017 results are as follows:

Outstanding Master of Science in Project Management Faculty Award – Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi

Master of Science in Project Management Service Excellence Award – Rahul Navinchandra Rathod

Master of Science in Project Management Academic Excellence Award – Shabnam Khiabani Javid

Congratulations Dr. Khamooshi, Rahul and Shabnam!