MSPM: In the Know, February 24, 2015

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GW VALOR Travel Award
Through the generosity of GW Trustee Mark Shenkman an award focused on travel funds is now available. The funding allows eligible military and veteran students in online degree programs to visit campus to connect and interact with industry professionals and employers at specific events. Review the application requirements and instructions to apply. Details available online.

• IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change, 25 Feb
The MSPM program will host the PMIWDC Chapter’s monthly brown bag on Wednesday, 25 Feb. Beth Ward from the Office of the CIO at the FAA will speak on “IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change.” Event is 12-1 p.m. in Duques 453. Event is free, registration requested.

Business Gives Back Gala, 28 Mar
Business Gives Back is a student-led initiative that celebrations GWSB’s past, present, and future commitment to promoting responsible corporate citizenship by fostering partnerships between business, alumni, students, and their communities. The annual gala, scheduled for 28 Mar, recognizes student-led initiatives and alumni that are giving back to their communities. Purchase tickets online at go.gwu.edu/bgb2015 before 4 Mar for $40 each.

GW VALOR Travel Award for Online Students

Through the generosity of GW Trustee Mark Shenkman and to further support GW VALOR Online students, an award focused on travel funds has been established to bring eligible military and veteran students participating in online GW degree programs to campus to connect and interact with industry professionals and employers at specific events. An additional benefit of this campus visit will be the opportunity for students to meet with a career coach, faculty, GW VALOR staff, and tour the main GW campus.
This application form includes the following sections:
+ Background Information
+ Career Management and Job Search Goals
+ Proposed Budget
+ Please submit your Resume or Curriculum Vitae and Unofficial GW transcript, in a separate correspondence, to vetjobs@gwu.edu for your application to be considered complete. Click the link below to go to the online application.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Brown Bag “IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change “

Title: PMIWDC Washington Circle Brown Bag “IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change “
Location: GW School of Business, 2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453
Link out: Click here
Description: PMIWDC’s Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brown bag luncheons hosted at 2201 G St, NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise. This program series is made possible by the generous support of the GWSB MSPM program. Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change
Ms. Beth Ward
Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), Office of the CIO
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 – 11:30 – 13:00

Information Technology is rapidly changing, with cloud computing, big data, and the internet of things offering massive new benefits to organizations. However, outdated IT management practices can severely hinder agencies’ ability to adopt new technologies. Join us as Ms. Ward outlines the challenges CIOs and other IT managers face, and discusses approaches for leveraging emerging technologies.
Start Time: 11:30
Date: 2015-02-25
End Time: 13:00

MSPM: In the Know, February 18, 2015

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Making History: The Campaign for GW
Making History: The Campaign for GW, the $1 billion philanthropic effort, has raised more than $700 million in student, academic, research and capital project support. Celebrations for this milestone are planned around the world this month. The events are also tied to George Washington’s 283rd birthday on 22 Feb. Join in the celebration and consider making a gift to the Making History campaign.

• Oral Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run in Memory of Peter McGee Hoffman, 18 Apr
Peter McGee Hoffman, a 2008 graduate of the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science, was a healthy, active 23-year-old when diagnosed with tongue cancer in August 2008. He died just seven short months later. We hope that you will join us on Saturday, 18 Apr, in Chevy Chase, MD – a day to remember Peter and and help us achieve his goal of spreading awareness and raising critical funds in the fight to end oral cancer. Register online or visit the event Facebook page for more information.

Engage the MSPM Community on LinkedIn
Do you have a question for an MSPM alum? Maybe you are looking for a textbook or a tutor? Engage with the MSPM student and alumni community on LinkedIn. Join our exclusive group and start a dialog with fellow Colonials!

PMI Hiring a Government Relations Manager in Washington, DC

PMI is seeking a seasoned Government Relations Manager to plan, develop, maintain, and monitor a strong positive governmental, political and community relationship network within the United States Department of Defense (DOD), and its efforts that relate to those of the Veterans Administration and the White House.

A GW alum currently works in office and is specifically interested in GW students and alumni. PMI Government Relations Manager Job Description

Apply online via: https://rew21.ultiproworkplace.com/PRO1018/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=451

Feb 12: Body Language and Interview Success Workshop for International Students

Can you take cues from your interviewers for a better performance? Is your cultural frame of reference different? It’s not what you say but how you say it! Join the F. David Fowler Career Center for this fun and practical workshop. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 2:30 p.m. in Funger Hall, room 620. Register via GWorkSB at http://business.gwu.edu/careercenter/.

MSPM: In the Know, February 11, 2015

Summer 2015 Short-Term Study Abroad Application Deadline, 16 Feb
The deadline to apply for the summer 2015 programs has been extended to Monday, 16 Feb. GWSB is offering five faculty-led programs and six short-term exchanges. Full details are available online. You can also learn more about each program by watching the recorded info session from 28 Jan. If you have questions, contact sbintl@gwu.edu. All study abroad programs must receive MSPM advisor approval before applying.

• AFCEA Educational Foundation Scholarships
The AFCEA Educational Foundation awards multiple scholarships annually. The graduate-level scholarships are open to those currently enrolled in their second semester with at least two semester-equivalent courses per term. A current overall GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. Visit the AFCEA site for more information and to apply. Contact AFCEA directly with questions.

Spring Career & Internship Fair, 11 Feb
This fair provides opportunities for students and alumni to meet with employers from a variety of industries recruiting for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. More than 100 organizations will be on site. Log in to GWorkSB to RSVP for the fair and learn about the employers and positions available.

While in GWorkSB, review the list of upcoming workshops, employer information sessions, and on-campus recruiting events.

New Scholarship Added – AFCEA Educational Foundation Scholarships

The AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association) Educational Foundation awards multiple scholarships annually.The graduate level scholarship are open to those currently enrolled in their second semester with at least two (2) semester-equivalent courses per term at an accredited U.S. college or university.  A current overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required. The scholarships have been added to the list of scholarship sources for MSPM students.

Review the AFCEA site and apply by the posted deadlines. Contact AFCEA directly with questions on the scholarships.

MSPM: In the Know, February 4, 2015

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Summer 2015 Registration Opens 2 Mar
Registration for summer 2015 courses opens Monday, 2 Mar, on GWeb. Do you know what classes you are taking this summer? Refresh your memory via DegreeMAP and/or schedule an advisement session with the program director to discuss. Need a reminder the summer semester dates? Review the Academic Calendar.
A reminder of upcoming deadlines for the spring semester, 6 Feb is the last day to add or drop a course without academic penalty using a RTF.
Does your loan package require registration in a minimum number of credits? Educate yourself on the terms of your loan prior to registration. Remember, compliance with the terms of your loan is your responsibility.

• Have You Met Pilar Little at the F. David Fowler Career Center?
Pilar Little is the designated Graduate Career Consultant for MSPM students. Schedule a meeting with her to discuss your resume, job search, upcoming career fairs, to negotiate a job offer, or to answer any questions about the services available to you through the F. David Fowler Career Center. Remember, these services continue once you graduate from the program.

Federal Contracting: An Option for Government Employment
For those interested in federal contracting jobs in the DC metro area, attend the 10 Feb event at the Marvin Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lockheed Martin, Leidos, LMI, and AgileX are among the companies represented at the event. RSVP in GWork.