Monthly Archives: February 2011

Job: Project Manager Position with a large ERP/IT Software Firm

Thanks to alumni Greg Beyer for sending this to us.

For those interested in becoming a leader in project management for a large ERP/IT software firm please consider the opportunity and reply to the instructions below:
Background We are a large ERP/ IT Software firm looking for 1-4 talented leaders to join our US/East Regional PMO Delivery team, who excel in project management, critical decision making, scheduling, tracking, team collaboration, and client management.
Job  Description Project Manager to lead internal and client teams, implement ERP software solutions or part of the solution suite, create and maintain project schedules, activity plans, milestones, critical path, metrics, deliverables, and reporting for daily-weekly progress against plan.
Job  Prerequisites

  • PMP certified
  • GW MSPM in process or completed (preferred)
  • Experience with IT software implementations (preferred)
  • Experience with leading teams
  • Client management, reporting (onsite project management)
  • Ability to adapt to each client project experience
  • Understand project delivery and identify success criteria
  • Expert knowledge and use of Microsoft windows products (word/excel)
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft project (Orange belt preferred)
Location East Coast
Travel required, 75-100%
Salary competitive; commensurate with skill set/experience
Interview Process

  1. We will review resumes and determine qualified candidates; notifying all candidates of our decision
  2. We will select candidates and request additional follow up interviews
  3. Expect 2-3 interviews with select resources from our NA PMO team
If you’re interested please send your resume to the following contact below during the following timeframe: February 18 – March 28.

  • Please provide your email and contact phone number
  • Please clarify your status as a US citizen, H1B, green card etc…
  • Send to

On Campus Training: Getting Hands On with LinkedIn

Getting Hands On with LinkedIn
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Wednesday, April 6 | Duques 520

You probably already have a LinkedIn account, but are you making the most of it? This session will help you to do the following:

  • Develop a complete profile that will help you find connections and be found
  • Increase the number of connections in your network by 10 times or more
  • Leverage groups to learn about and discuss your industry
  • Research potential employers and hiring managers to prepare for networking events and interviews
  • Avoid embarrassing networking faux pas and instead focus your efforts where they matter
  • Schedule informational interviews to expand your real life network
  • Round out your profile by giving and getting recommendations
  • Continuously improve your LinkedIn presence using tools such as Rapportive and Gist

Please bring your laptop to make the most of this session, and of course, sign up for LinkedIn in advance!

RSVP: (space is very limited)

Summer and Fall 2011 Registration Opens March 28

Registration for the summer and fall 2011 terms opens on March 28 for all graduate students.

Stay tuned for additional registration-related announcements at the beginning and middle of March!  I will be available for advising appointments beginning the first full week of March – all students must meet with me in person or virtually between March and June.

Sign up now! GWSB Alumni/Student Luncheon Links for Life Series continues March 10

The GWSB Office of Alumni Relations is hosting the spring session of the GWSB Student/Alumni Lunch Series, “Links for Life,” for graduate students on March 10th. This program offers a forum for GWSB students and alumni to connect over lunch while providing an opportunity for students to build their network and learn about their fields of interest from members of the GWSB Alumni Network.

This session will feature alumni with the following job titles:
1. Business Unit Leader, Defense Logistics Agency client group-Jacobs Technology Inc. and Project  Manager-Plateau Systems (This table will have two alumni)
2. Founder and Owner, Sweet Bite Creamery
3. Consultant, Organizational Development-Fannie Mae and Founder Partner, Acela Partners-management consulting (This table will have two alumni)
4. Sales Manager-Splunk
5.  Manager-Red Course Realty
6. Associate-Booz Allan Hamilton
7. Associate Wealth Consultant-RBC Wealth Management and Portfolio Manager, West Financial Services (This table will have two alumni)
8. Vice President of Washington D.C. Operations-Zipcar

Event and Registration Details:
GWSB Student/Alumni Lunch Series: Links for Life
Spring 2011 Session for GWSB graduate students
Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Room 650, 6th Floor Duques Hall

Tables are limited to five to seven students per alum, and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. All lunches are free.

Click here for more information and to register:

Dr. Young Kwak Interviewed on Federal News Radio

Young H. Kwak, associate professor of decision sciences, was interviewed on Federal News Radio 1500-AM. The Feb. 9 interview was part of the “Conversations with Authors Series” from the IBM Center for the Business of Government.  During the one-hour segment, Kwak discussed an open government implementation model and increased public engagement.


Listen here: