Monthly Archives: January 2013

Business Analytics Consulting & Technology Internship Opportunities with IBM

Representatives of IBM’s Global Business Services (GBS) Public Sector organization will be on-campus Tuesday, February 5th, from 10am-1pm to discuss the various opportunities available with IBM.  The meet & greet will take place in Funger 420.

Apply to their job postings on GWork by February 8.  On-site interviews will be held at their office in Herndon, VA.

Full-time Marketing Database Internship with ESI International in Arlington, VA

ESI International has a full-time marketing database internship position available at their Arlington, VA headquarters.  The position is planned for a one-year term.

Under the direction of the Marketing Manager, Corporate and Open Enrollment Marketing, the Marketing Database Intern is a technical role that will assist with data quality, maintenance and integrity for ESI’s open enrollment contacts within our Eloqua database. In addition, this role will conduct research and assist with the procurement of contacts (leads) to supplement the existing database, toward reaching our open enrollment sales and marketing goals.

Visit ESI’s website for the full position description.

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GWSB Spring 2013 Career Fair

The F. David Fowler Career Center is hosting a career fair on Thursday, January 24, from 11am to 2pm, at the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (3rd floor).  The fair is open to the full student body population.  Check out the list of the employers who will be onsite – GWSB S13 Career Fair Employers.

MSPM Ranked #20 by Eduniversal

We have just been informed that the Eduniversal 2012-2013 Ranking of the best 4000 Masters and MBA Programs in 30 specializations in 154 countries included the Master of Science in Project Management at GW. The ranking includes all types of Master’s programs (MSc, MA, MBA, Executive MBA) either nationally or internationally oriented akin to 30 specializations and exclusively reserved to the best 1000 Business Schools /Universities rated in the Eduniversal Official Selection or to any Department, Faculty, School, other entity attached to one of these 1000 Business Schools / Universities.

The ranking of the Best Master’s programs is fundamentally developed by carefully assessing mainly three below given factors:

  • The reputation of the program.
  • The career prospects and the salary level of the first employment after graduation.
  • The satisfaction feedback of the students

Welcome to the Spring 2013 Semester!

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to GW for our new MSPM students!  I hope you all had an opportunity to rest and relax during the holiday break and are ready to begin the spring semester.

Spring 2013 Class Bio Book

Get to know the incoming spring 2013 class via the latest Bio Book.  Interested in learning about current students in the program?  You can view previous Bio Books under the Resources tab at

Continuous Enrollment in Spring 2013

If you have not registered for courses in the spring term or applied for a Leave of Absence, contact our office immediately to discuss your plans.  Failure to maintain continuous enrollment in the program jeopardizes your admission in the program.  I invite all students to review the University and School of Business policies per the GW Bulletin 2012-2013.

Degree Planning using DegreeMAP

If we have not yet developed a degree plan in DegreeMAP, schedule a meeting with me via so that we may do so.  For those who previously developed a plan with the former program director, yet the data has not been uploaded into DegreeMAP, I ask that you also schedule a meeting to discuss the plan developed.  We have revised the course schedule through 2016 and should revisit your plans to confirm that they are achievable as designed.

When planning your classes for the coming semesters, please be aware of any credit hour/semester requirements based on your fellowships, financial aid packages, student loans, or international student visas.  This is key information to share with your adviser and for you to understand so that you can fulfill your obligations.

Blackboard – Course Capture and Collaborate

Blackboard recently updated their system which seems to have caused a disconnect with the course capture links (recordings of on campus lectures).  The majority of the issues were resolved on Thursday, January 17, however the balance of the course capture links should be corrected by close of business today, Friday, January 18.  As a reminder, the course capture links for each course may be found in the left-hand menu on the course’s Blackboard site.

The Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate Live) schedule is posted to the blog, but will also be reviewed by your professors.  Access to Blackboard Collaborate is found via the Tools icon in Blackboard.


For those eligible to graduate in spring 2013, graduation applications are due by February 1.  Submit to our office for review and approval.  Once you apply for graduation, you will begin to receive information on the commencement ceremonies and all related activities from Graduation Services.

Academic Calendar

GW’s academic calendar may always be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website.  The current calendar is posted through the spring 2015 semester.


Best of luck on the new term!


Spring 2013 Blackboard Collaborate Schedule

The schedule of Blackboard Collaborate sessions for the distance section of the spring 2013 MSPM courses is listed below.  Your professors will review the schedule and expectations at your first class.

Course Course Title Professor Blackboard Collaborate Night Time Notes
DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting Easley Wednesday 8pm Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6250 PM Finance Cathey Wednesday 9pm Eastern (revised from 8:30pm) Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6251 Opt Models for Dec. Making Glickman Wednesday 10pm Eastern (revised from 9pm) Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6252 Risk Analysis for Dec. Making Jarrah Thursday 8pm Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6290 Law & Ethics in PM Diener Thursday 9pm Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6202 Stats for Mgmnt Khamooshi Monday 8pm Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6267 Planning & Scheduling Jain Monday 9pm Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6261 Intro to PM Kwak Tuesday 9pm Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6269 PM Applications Khamooshi Tuesday 9pm Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6290 Sustainable Supply Chains Matta Tuesday 9:30pm Eastern Mandatory