GW Valor Professional Credentialing Grant, Applications Due 1 Nov 2015

The GW VALOR student growth strategy is to improve access and affordability of a quality GW education for the military and veteran community. There are a myriad of GW VALOR initiatives which support the mission. One such initiative is that the GW VALOR Professional Grant, where GW VALOR reimburses the cost (in the form of a grant) to take the examination for designated credentials.

Applications for tests occurring August 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016 now open. Apply Here. Due November 1, 2015.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Erwin at , or call (202)-994-0738 .

Eligible Programs

  • Accounting (CPA)
  • Marketing (PCM)
  • Project Management (PMP)
  • Human Resources (PCHR)
  • Nursing (RN/NP)
  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Law Bar Exam (JD)
  • Paralegal (PCPS)
  • Private Detective and Investigator (PI)
  • Professional Counselor (CPC)
  • Other

MSPM: In the Know, October 6, 2015

Top 3 for 6 Oct

1 Nov, Application Deadline for Spring 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs
Apply to one of the Spring 2016 short-term study away programs by 1 Nov. Watch the study away information session online, schedule a meeting with Lisa Brancheau from the G&EE office, and confirm approval of your selected course through your program advisor, Cambria Happ. Destinations include China, Florida, Israel, Denmark, and Mexico.

8 Oct, Info Session for the Global Business Consulting Short-Term Consulting Abroad Program
Interested in solving real-world challenges for global clients? Looking for a unique experience to fulfill a 3 credit hour elective requirement? Learn more about the Global Business Consulting Short-Term Consulting Abroad Program at an info session Thursday, 8 Oct, 6:15-7 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 620. Application deadline is 6 Nov. Contact GW-CIBER to learn more at

MSPM Alum Hiring Two Analyst-level Positions
Emma Pincoffs, MSPM ’04 is seeking MSPM students or alumni to fill two analyst-level positions with The Capital Group. The positions will support the Federal Aviation Administration. Apply online via GWorkSB.

The Capital Group Seeking Analysts

Apply via GWorkSB. Positions shared by Emma Pincoffs, MSPM ’04.


Location: Washington, DC

Position: Full-Time

Job Description: The candidate will work to support various programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The candidate with provide business and finance lifecycle support to include:

· ​​Conducting Cost/Benefit Analyses
· Developing life cycle cost estimate and benefits models
· Performing risk analyses to assess the risks associated with costs, benefits, schedule and technical performance
· Conducting iterative trade-off analyses among cost, schedule, performance, and benefits
· Developing business cases and associated reports
· Providing business management functions such as budgeting, financial analysis and planning and control of funding and allocation
· Providing cost estimating budget planning, programmatic decision-making, and other activities as needed
· Formulating spend plans and providing assistance in the development of obligation plans
· Developing current year and out-year budget forecasts and justification documentation
· Assisting with budget inquiries, program budget and requirements analyses, and impact statements
· Tracking and providing summary reports on funding allocations, obligations, expenditures, funds remaining, and projected shortfalls/surpluses
· Tracking actual contract costs, reviewing invoices, and preparing payment recommendation
· Tracking quarterly spend plans, developing estimates to complete projections, forecasting required funding profiles, and supporting end of year closeouts
· Reconciling financial system payment data with invoice certifications
· Conducting program control and tracking to include Earned Value Management

Qualifications: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in the following fields of study: Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Operations Research, Statistics or a related field of study. Masters degree a plus.


Location: Washington, DC

​Position:  Full-Time Job Description:  The Candidate will work as part of team that will support various programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The Candidate will provide acquisition strategy and planning and life cycle program/project management support to include:

· Conducting market research, developing market surveys, planning solicitations, responding to vendor inquiries and preparing market analysis reports
​· Conducting alternatives analyses and documenting results
· Supporting the development of Independent Government Cost Estimates and Business Case Analyses
· Supporting the preparation of Screening Information Requests including technical specifications and SOW/PWS/SOOs
· Performing requirements analysis and development of Program Requirements documents
· Providing source selection support including support for the preparation of Source Selection Plans, conducting Source Selection Evaluations, and preparing related Reports
· Providing cost, schedule and technical program support
· Developing and maintaining integrated program schedule
· Conducting program risk analysis including the development of mitigation strategies
· Assisting the government with Contractor oversight including task order preparation and management, and reviewing vendor deliverables
· Developing, monitoring and tracking program metrics
· Other acquisition and program management duties as necessary

Qualifications:  Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in the following fields of study: Business Administration, Communications, Finance, Information Systems/Technology, Humanities, Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, Statistics, Math or a related field of study.  Masters degree a plus.

Special Requirements:  None required.  PMP certification is a plus.

Air Traffic Control Association Scholarships

ATCA offers multiple scholarships annually:

  • Category A – Gabriel A. Hartl Scholarship
    Students enrolled half- to full-time in a two- to four-year air traffic control program at an institution approved and/or licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration as directly supporting the FAA’s college and training initiative.
  • Category B – Lawrence C. Fortier Memorial Scholarship
    Students enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree or higher in an aviation-related course of study.
  • Category C – Full-Time Employee Student Scholarship
    Full-time employees enrolled in advanced study programs to improve their skills in air traffic control or an aviation discipline.
  • Category D – Buckingham Memorial Scholarship
    U.S. citizen, children of air traffic control specialists enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree or higher.

ATCA Scholarships are a great opportunity to get financial assistance for tuition, books or any school related expenses. Paying for college can be challenging so why not get rewarded for all your hard work in the classroom. Visit for details and deadlines.


Location: GW Law School, 2000 H St, NW, E312 Conference Room, Washington, DC
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Description: European Commission senior economist Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova will join us for a special workshop on cutting-edge research to assess international trade flows in procurement. In the context of ongoing negotiations between Europe and third countries, she and her colleagues at the European Commission have published a series of papers which shows how hard data — not anecdote — can shape our decisions on protectionism and free trade.
Start Time: 16:00
Date: 2015-10-08
End Time: 17:00

DC Consulting Club Happy Hour

Title: DC Consulting Club Happy Hour
Location: Front Page DC 1333 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC
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Description: Come join us at Front Page on Friday, October 2nd for this one-of-a-kind happy hour! Mix and mingle with other DC-area MBA / graduate business students from American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, and University of Maryland. Drinks will be provided.

Hosted by:
George Washington University Consulting Club
Graduate Consulting Club at American University
Graduate Student Consulting Group at Georgetown University
MBA Consulting Club at University of Maryland
Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2015-10-02
End Time: 20:30

PMIWDC Volunteer Fair 2015

Title: PMIWDC Volunteer Fair 2015
Location: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia 22042
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Description: Join PMIWDC and local community partners for the 2015 Volunteer Fair, an evening of fun, games, exciting prizes and a chance to learn how you can get engaged with some of the most meaningful projects in the DC area and with the chapter. Volunteering is one of the most satisfying and rewarding ways to earn PDUs – especially when you’re giving back to the profession. But did you know it’s also the best way to network? Volunteering gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your awesome PM “skillz” to a whole new crowd of people who really need what you bring to the table. It’s also a great way to explore new interests and get fresh insights from other like-minded leaders. And it also leads to leadership development by taking on volunteer and leadership positions with the chapter. All this and a cash bar! How can you resist?

Door Open for Networking at 5:30pm!

Kendall Lott : Why the event? Volunteerism
Kevin Kelly : Home Fire Campaign – American Red Cross Story on a Volunteer Mobilized National Campaign saving lives
Lisa Hammer/David Newman : Never Just a Volunteer!
Jennifer Murphy: CNCS – How a federal agency helps improve the lives of fellow citizens through service
Smithsonian : Smithsonian Seriously Amazing – inspiring and engaging millions of people all over the world
John Gilroy: Professional Networking

Voluntary Organizations
American Red Cross
Volunteer Loudoun/Loudoun Cares
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Start Time: 18:45
Date: 2015-10-20
End Time: 20:45

GWERT Mentors: 100 Mentors’ Match-up for GW Students

Title: GWERT Mentors: 100 Mentors’ Match-up for GW Students
Location: City View Room, 1957 E Street NW, 7th floor, Washington, DC
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Description: The GW Office of Entrepreneurship and the GW Entrepreneurs Round Table (GWERT) Mentors Program will be pairing experienced mentors with GW students. This event will allow aspiring GW student entrepreneurs (at all experience levels) to connect with other entrepreneurs, business professionals and industry experts. Join us for networking, a short talk on “Idea Creation & Protection” and mentor matching.

Being a student startup founder is difficult and the process of idea generation and validation is often the highest hurdle. By offering pre-startup mentoring to aspiring GW students at the business idea stage, the GWERT Mentors will help motivated students transition to entrepreneurship by identifying best practices, minimizing risks, and optimizing potential success of the startups that emerge from the pre-startup mentorship.

* All mentors must be approved by the GWERT Mentors program. Apply online at
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2015-10-08
End Time: 21:00

MSPM: In the Know, September 29, 2015

Top 3 for 29 Sep

GWSB Career Fair, 30 Sep
Tomorrow is the GWSB Career Fair hosted by the F. David Fowler Career Center and sponsored by Macy’s, Aon, and Deloitte. Registration required via GWorkSB >> Events >> Career Fairs. Event takes place in Duques Hall from 12:30-4 p.m. Employers represented at the fair include M Powered Strategies, Kimpton Hotels, Under Armour, Raytheon, and the Sanofi Group. A full list of employers is available online.
M Powered Strategies is hiring graduate students in their Government Consulting Internship Program. Interns would work for 10-15 hours per week for either one or two semesters in a paid position. Apply online via

Free Seat in PMP Prep Course, Apply by 30 Sep
We have one free registration to the PMIWDC Fall 2015 PMP Prep Course scheduled for 10-11 Oct and 17-18 Oct. Course valued at $995. Submit the following to by 30 Sep for consideration:

  • Name and contact info
  • Copy of PMP application approval, if available
  • PMI membership number and PMI chapter name
  • 300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration

GW October Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Conference, 15-16 Oct
Complimentary registration for GWSB faculty and students. Register via The conference brings together delegates interested in the emergence, survival, growth or impact of new or entrepreneurial firms. Full conference agenda available at