Monthly Archives: March 2013

Alumni Speaker Series – Jeff Colclough

Title: Alumni Speaker Series – Jeff Colclough
Location: Duques Hall, 651 and 6th Fl Lobby
Description: Jeff Colclough, PMP, is the Vice President of the National Security Sector of SAIC. He received his MS in 2001 from the MIS Executive Program and currently sits on the F. David Fowler Career Center’s Corporate Collaborative Council. Jeff not only lives project management every day at SAIC, but also teaches it to SAIC employees. He will speak on “My Top Ten Lessons Learned: Key Activities Every Successful PM Should Implement Now!”  The event is free, however registration is required.
Start Time: 17:30
Date: 2013-05-10
End Time: 19:00

A recording of the event is now available. Please note that the recording does not include video, only the audio and slides.

GW LinkedIn Group Virtual Networking Hour, March 22, 2013

Don’t miss the next GW LinkedIn Group Virtual Networking Hour on Friday, March 22nd!

Connect with fellow GW LinkedIn group members all over the world to share your experiences, exchange career tips & build your professional network! Not a member of the The George Washington Alumni Association LinkedIn group?  Join today!

It’s free, it’s for only an hour and it’s fun!

Register at:


Online networking enables you to speed-network from wherever you are: home, office, library, even on the road.

While registering for the event, you will be asked to answer a few questions, including:

“What can you provide or share?” For example, what types of experiences, skills, expertise, or connections can you share with fellow Colonials?

“What are you looking for?” For example, what types of connections, information or resources are you hoping to gain from this event?

During the live event you will be randomly paired with fellow Colonials for several 8-minute text-based chats that will allow you to make a connection, exchange contact information and build your GW network. We hope you’ll join us for this unique opportunity to connect with fellow Colonials around the world.

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Summer 2013 Blackboard Collaborate Schedule

The schedule of Blackboard Collaborate sessions for the distance section of the summer 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 6247 Org Mgt & Leadership Keleher Wednesday 8pm Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6254 Risk Management Khamooshi Monday 8pm Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6257 Cost Est & Control Khamooshi Monday 8pm Eastern Highly Encouraged

Project Lead Position with Synaptic Advisory Partners (Annapolis, MD)

The Project Lead is the primary client facing resource on Synaptic’s software development team.  You will be responsible for software product delivery, budget management and scheduling.  The Project Lead is expected to thoroughly understand Synaptic’s development methodology and be able to effectively communicate the process to the client. The Project Lead is also expected to be knowledgeable about the Salesforce environment (understanding capabilities and limitations) and actively participate in the solution development.

Visit Synaptic’s website for a full description and to apply.

PMI’s PMO CoP Student Paper of the Year Award – $2,500 Prize

PMI’s Program Management Office Community of Practice (PMO CoP) has announced the Student Paper of the Year Award.  PMO CoP is seeking submissions of original papers for consideration for the PMO CoP Student Paper of the Year Award.  This award will recognize excellence in student development of original concepts in areas related to the program management office, program management, project or program governance, and portfolio management.

One winner will be selected by a judging panel consisting of academic and practitioner representatives.  The student submitting the winning paper will be awarded a one-time $2,500 grant.

April 1, 2013: Initial date to submit a paper

July 15, 2013: Deadline for full paper submission
Sept 15, 2013: Notification of Winner
Oct 2013: Paper Presentation through a PMO CoP Webinar

See PMO CoP Call for Papers 2013 for full details of the award, deadlines, and eligibility criteria.


The First Sunday Speaker Series, April 7, 8pm Eastern

“Pack Your Bags: International Study Abroad Options at GW’s School of Business” with Dr. Bryan Andriano, Director of International Programs, followed by highlight stories and pictures shared by students who have recently completed GW study abroad programs. Bryan Andriano serves as Director of International Education and Programs at The George Washington University School of Business. In this capacity he oversees international student services and study abroad programs including international consulting projects, university exchange programs, international student programming and support, and the development of overseas partnerships.


Bryan’s work in higher education has included the fields of marketing and promotion, admission and recruitment, pre-collegiate programs, graduate education, international student services, and study abroad programs. He has spoken widely on international student success, internationalization of the American college, and stratification and inequity in higher education.


Bryan received his doctorate in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University where his dissertation examined the role of the college environment on first-generation student participation in study abroad. Bryan holds a M.A. in Higher Education Administration with a focus in international education from GWU and an A.B. from Elmira College in French, Spanish, and Anthropology & Sociology.


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