MSPM: In the Know, June 25, 2014

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Volunteers Needed at Fall 2014 Orientation, 15 Aug
GW Virtual Computer Lab

New & Improved Financial Aid Website

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Volunteers Needed at Fall 2014 Orientation, 15 Aug

Approximately 4 volunteers are need to assist with the bridge game at the MSPM orientation on Friday, 15 Aug. Remember the fun you had as an incoming MSPM student at orientation? Now is your chance to help lead the bridge game! The game is scheduled for Friday, 15 Aug, from approximately 1:30-4 pm. Contact Cambria Happ at chapp@gwu.edu if you are interested in volunteering.

GW Virtual Computer Lab

Instructions on how to access the Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) have been added to the Resources tab of www.gwprojectmanagement.org. MSPM students can access software tools, such as SAS, Decision Tools, and Expert Choice via the VCL.

As a reminder, www.gwprojectmanagement.org provides information on how to access a variety of software tools that you’ll use within the MSPM program. The site also provides a list of training and tutorial resources to learn how to use the various software tools.

New & Improved Financial Aid Website

GW’s Office of Student Financial Assistance launched their recently redesigned website. The site should be more user friendly with informative and intuitive navigation. When reviewing information under the “Getting Assistance” and “Assistance Types” sections, be sure to confirm that you select the “Graduate” tab. The Office of Student Financial Assistance has also put together a helpful one-pager on the federal and private alternative loan process.

If you are awaiting financial aid before registering for the fall semester, please be sure to comply with all deadlines to keep the process moving. If you have questions on your course options for the fall, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. Remember, I serve as the academic adviser for all MSPM students and am here to help you complete the program in the proper sequence and in a timely manner, while abiding by all necessary policies.

MSPM: In the Know, June 18, 2014

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University Bulletin 2014-2015
Call to Employees of SAIC, Leidos, LMCO, and OAS
Research Study on Ethical Behaviors and Corporate Governance

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

University Bulletin 2014-2015

The University Bulletin is now available online and has been updated for the 2014-2015 academic year. The bulletin provides details on university regulations, school policies, and more.

Call to Employees of SAIC, Leidos, LMCO, and OAS

Students enrolled in the MSPM program and employed by SAIC, Leidos, Lockheed Martin (LMCO), or the Organization of  American States (OAS) should contact me immediately to discuss possible tuition discounts. Should it be determined that you qualify for a tuition discount based on your employer and program mode, you must contact me and register for fall classes no later than Monday, 30 Jun.

Research Study on Ethical Behaviors and Corporate Governance

Eduardo Victor Lopez, PMP, PgMP, an alum of the MSPM program, is conducting a research study as part of his PhD dissertation. He has requested the assistance of the MSPM students in completing a 12 question survey on ethical behaviors and corporate governance. Complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZY6K2LJ by 14 Jul.

MSPM: In the Know, June 13, 2014

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Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 1 Courses, 13 Jun
GW University Writing Center Open During Summer 2014
Fall Internship Available for the Executive Office of the President

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 1 Courses, 13 Jun

Today, 13 Jun, is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form for Summer Session 1. Visit the Office of the Registrar site for full details and for information on refunds.

GW University Writing Center Open During Summer 2014

Thanks to funding from the Office of Online Learning and Academic Innovation, the Writing Center will be open during the summer 2014 semester, 5 Jun – 14 Aug. The Writing Center will focus primarily on students enrolled in online courses. Appointments may be scheduled up to 7 days in advance using their online system. Visit https://gwu.mywconline.com to schedule an appointment.

The Writing Center is an excellent resource to refine your writing skills and to work with an advisor on written assignments for your summer courses, prior to submitting for a grade. I encourage each of you to utilize all of the resources made available to you as a graduate student at GW.

Fall Internship Available for the Executive Office of the President

The Executive Office of the President is now hiring interns for their PMO and CIO offices for the fall 2014 semester. The MSPM program was made aware of this opportunity through our connection to Benjamin Kim, Branch Chief of IT Program Management. Some of you may have met him in Dr. Jain’s course this past spring.

The job posting was opened yesterday on USAJobs.gov and will close on Thursday, 10 Jul. Interested parties should apply online via USAJobs.gov.

MSPM: In the Know, June 4, 2014

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Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 1 Classes, 13 Jun
SAS Software
Dustin Pusch is now Director, MS in Business Analtyics

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 1 Classes, 13 Jun

Friday, 13 Jun, is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form for Summer Session 1. Take action immediately if you need to make adjustments to your schedule. Summer Session 2 begins the week of 7 Jul.

SAS Software

GW’s Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) distributes Statistical Analysis System (SAS) software to GW faculty members, students, and staff for academic and research purposes. To obtain the software, student must bring the appropriate materials to the ITL during open lab hours. Also, complete the license agreement form, sending the form to the MSPM office for departmental approval. We’ll sign and return the form to you so that you may complete the process with ITL. Visit http://itl.gwu.edu/sas-software-distribution for full details. If you are not in the DC area, contact ITL directly at itl@gwu.edu or 202-994-0485 to discuss options to obtain SAS.

Dustin Pusch is now Director, Business Analtyics

Many of you worked with Dustin Pusch when applying to the MSPM program. Dustin is now officially serving as the director of GWSB’s newest specialized masters degree, the MS in Business Analytics. Congratulations to Dustin on his new official role!

As always, if you require any assistance throughout your time in the program, or beyond, you may reach me at mspminfo@gwu.edu or chapp@gwu.edu.