MSPM: In the Know, July 25, 2013

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PMIWDC and GW PMA Professional Networking Event, Aug 21
Volunteers Needed for PMIWDC PM Symposium, Sep 13
11 Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

PMIWDC and GW PMA Professional Networking Event, Aug 21

The GW PMA has teamed up with the PMI Washington DC Chapter to host a networking event on Wednesday, August 21, from 5:30-7:30pm at Tonic (2016 G St, NW). The event is open to MSPM students, GW MSPM alumni, PMIWDC members, and non-members alike. Preregister for the event and save!

Volunteers Needed for PMIWDC PM Symposium, Sep 13

PMIWDC is looking for 3 volunteers to help secure sponsorships for their Project Management Symposium, scheduled for September 13. Weekly responsibilities require approximately 5 hours/week of your time, but includes free registration for the PM Symposium. Earn PDUs for your volunteer efforts! Contact Tom Simonson at thomas.simonson@pmiwdc.org for more information.

11 Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks

Mashable recently compiled a listing of 11 sites for cheap textbooks. We hope to have the fall 2013 textbook list available in the next 2 weeks for the MSPM courses so that you can test their services for yourselves. As always, students with .edu email addresses are eligible for 6 months free of Amazon Prime.

Cost Estimator Position in Bingen, WA – Insitu

Insitu is a leading high-tech autonomous systems company driven by a culture of agility and systematic improvement . Since 1994 Insitu has led in the design, development and production of small autonomous aircraft for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). We currently produce and sell an ever growing fleet of Unmanned Aircraft Systems that are low-cost, long-endurance, and have low personnel requirements. These UASs provide a no-runway launch, unprecedented stabilized day and night video for ISR, robotic flight control, and a no-nets capture.

As we continue our rapid growth in the UAS/UAV market we are looking for experienced talent to help us achieve our goal of maintaining the agile and innovative problem-solving capabilities in all the products we offer.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Coordinate Statement of Work across all required business units, segments, divisions, functions, and disciplines for business proposals of varying complexity.  Identify and quantify cost drivers, risk factors, and perform cost/trade/make/buy analysis supporting available technical solutions.  Determine alternative solutions, affordability, best-value approach, prepare the Basis of Estimate (BOE), and independently prepare supportive estimates, prices, and risk assessments.

For the full job listing and to apply, visit Insitu’s website.

PMIWDC is Looking for Volunteers to Assist with the PMIWDC PM Symposium, 13 Sep 2013

PMIWDC PM Symposium Call for Volunteers

PMIWDC is looking for 3 volunteers to help with the sponsorship portion on the event. Your participation will require both weekly responsibilities, as well as attendance the day of the event.

Details include:

  • Searching for potential sponsors at all levels, including working with the Chapter VP of Marketing for assistance in soliciting sponsors.
  • Relationship building with all sponsors, communicating using PMIWDC email account and recording telephone communications as appropriate.
  • Working with the Event Director and Volunteer Staffing lead to enlist coverage for event.
  • Working with the Marketing Team to ensure all sponsors are represented appropriately on any marketing material, including advertisements and the program.

Weekly responsibilities require approximately 5 hours/week of your time, plus attendance the day of the event, 13 Sep 2013. Volunteers are also eligible to earn PDUs.

Contact Tom Simonson at thomas.simonson@pmiwdc.org for more information.

Senior Operations Research Analyst Position – GAO

Job Title: Senior Operations Research Analyst

Department: Legislative Branch

Agency: Government Accountability Office

Job Announcement Number: GAO-13-ARM-1515-04

Salary Range: $93,083 to $148,256 per year

Application Deadline: August 15, 2013

The Senior Operations Research Analyst position, located in GAO’s Applied Research and Methods (ARM) Team, Center for Science, Technology, and Engineering (CSTE). ARM’s primary mission is to provide technical and specialist expertise that supports and extends the work of other GAO teams and thus contributes to the overall quality of the information GAO supplies to Congress and federal agencies. ARM operations research analyst staff  serve as consultants to other GAO teams, provide technical analyses where required, in the areas of cost estimation, earned value management, and schedule and schedule risk analysis.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • Selectee may have to complete a financial disclosure statement.
  • A referral list will be issued with the first cutoff after 2 weeks.

Visit USAJOBS for full details on the position and to apply.

MSPM: In the Know, July 10, 2013

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Fall 2013 Scholarships, August 9 Deadline
State Department Virtual Student Foreign Service
Summer Session II Drop Deadline, July 14

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

 

Fall 2013 Scholarships, August 9 Deadline

Scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the fall 2013 semester. We will award two scholarships, each in the amount of $4,000. Full details of each scholarship, the eligibility criteria, and the applications are available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications must be submitted on or before August 9, 2013; we will not accept late applications. 

 

State Department Virtual Student Foreign Service

The Virtual Student Foreign Service is a unique opportunity allowing U.S. citizen college students to engage in citizen diplomacy through virtual internships with the State Department and other U.S. Government federal agencies. Applications accepted July 2-20, 2013 for 276 different projects with the State Department and other agencies. Students should apply at www.usajobs.gov. Email VSFS@state.gov with questions. 

 

Summer Session II Drop Deadline, July 14

Sunday, July 14, is the last day to drop a Summer Session II class via any means (GWeb or RTF). The course will not appear on your transcripts if you drop a class by this deadline.

Fall 2013 Scholarships Announced for Current MSPM Students – Aug 9, 2013 Deadline

Scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the fall 2013 semester. Full details for each of the two scholarships are included in the attached documents.

MSPM 201303 Scholarship Application

MSPM 201303 Need-Based Scholarship Application

Overview of scholarship guidelines:

  • Each scholarship will have one recipient for the full $4,000 award amount
  • Must be registered for a minimum of 3 credits in the fall 2013 semester
  • Must have been enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits or on an approved Leave of Absence in the spring 2013 semester
  • Student must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Video or essay required
  • Full guidelines and eligibility criteria are included in the applications

Deadline to apply for either scholarship is August 9, 2013. Review the application in detail for the full list of guidelines, eligibility criteria, and the complete application process.

Good luck!