MSPM: In the Know, September 24, 2014

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Free Registration to PMI Global Congress 2014-North America
Fall Graduation Application Deadline, 1 Oct
Upcoming Events

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Free Registration to PMI Global Congress 2014-North America

The MSPM program is offering one free registration to an MSPM student who is interested in attending the PMI Global Congress 2014-North America in Phoenix, AZ 26-28 Oct. The event provides attendees the opportunity to gain fresh ideas, learn new skills, advance their careers, and build a professional network. Contact Cambria Happ, program director, for details at chapp@gwu.edu. Offer is restricted to registration for the event, a $1,750 value. Travel, lodging, meals, and all other associated expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

Student registration rates are available for the event. Copy of your student ID and proof of enrollment is required. Visit http://congresses.pmi.org/NorthAmerica2014/Registration/ to learn more.

Fall Graduation Application Deadline, 1 Oct

All degree-seeking students who will complete their degree requirements in the fall 2014 semester must apply for graduation via the online graduation application in GWeb by 1 Oct. Students who miss the published deadline must use the late paper application and will be assess a $35 late application fee.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 25 Sep: Short-term Global & Experiential Information Session: 6-7 pm in Washington, DC

Friday, 26 Sep: What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment: 12 pm in Washington, DC

Friday, 26 Sep: PMI Washington DC Chapter PM Symposium: 8 am-5 pm in Washington, DC

Wednesday, 8 Oct: Women’s MBA Association and GW CIBER Professional Women’s Roundtable Dinner: 5:45-9:30 pm in Washington, DC

Wednesday, 22 Oct: PMI WDC Chapter Washington Circle Luncheon: 12-1 pm in Washington, DC

Thursday, 6 Nov: PMI Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande Chapters 2nd Annual NM International Project Management Day 2014: 7:30 am-5 pm in Albuquerque, NM

Friday, 7 Nov: PMI Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande Chapters Half-day Risk Management Training: 7:30 am-12 pm in Albuquerque, NM

MSPM: In the Know, September 17, 2014

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Last Day to Add Class for Fall 2014, 19 Sep
HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Deadline, 10 Oct
GWebinar: Current Trends & Opps in Government Contracting, 1 Oct

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Last Day to Add Class for Fall 2014, 19 Sep

Friday, 19 Sep, is the last day to add a course using a Registration Transaction Form (RTF). Students who are not registered for a Fall 2014 class by this date, or who have not been granted a Leave of Absence, are in violation of the continuous enrollment policy. Students in violation of the continuous enrollment policy must apply for readmission and, if granted, be subject to the requirements and regulations then in force. Contact me immediately if you find yourself in this situation.

HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Deadline, 10 Oct

The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry. Twelve scholarships will be awarded this year. Deadline to apply is Friday, 10 Oct. Winners will be notified by January 2015.

GWebinar: Current Trends & Opps in Government Contracting, 1 Oct

Learn about the current issues and opportunities in Federal Government Contracting. This online event scheduled for Wednesday, 1 Oct, 12-1 p.m. EDT. Webinar limited to 300 participants, register now to secure a space. Presenters Neal J. Couture and Jennifer Schaus will discuss trends facing contractors, pricing, and opportunities for small businesses.

HIMSS Foundation Scholarships, Oct 10, 2014 Deadline

The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.

Twelve scholarships will be awarded this year to the student(s) deemed most deserving as determined by the HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Review Board.

The call for applications is now open and will close on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm Central (late applications will not be accepted). Winners will be notified by January 2015.

http://www.himss.org/health-it-education/scholarships

MSPM: In the Know, September 9, 2014

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GW Alumni Weekend 2014, Registration Ends Tomorrow
Winter and Spring Short-Term Abroad Programs Announced
Student Discounts

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

GW Alumni Weekend 2014, Registration Ends Tomorrow

Register by Wednesday, 10 Sep, for GW Alumni Weekend 2014. Alumni Weekend is scheduled for 18-21 Sep. Students are encouraged to attend and actively participate. Activities range from special lectures to sporting events to concerts. Don’t miss out!

Winter and Spring Short-Term Abroad Programs Announced

The short-term study abroad programs (STAP) were announced last night for winter 2015 and spring 2015. A variety of countries are represented including Mexico, Singapore, Israel, and France. Applications for the winter 2015 programs are due by 1 Oct. The application deadline for spring programs is 2 Nov. Pay careful attention to the deadlines for each program as some are earlier than the dates listed above. Also, some programs are offering information sessions in the next few weeks so that you may learn more about each course before applying. This is a great way to earn elective credit and the programs are open to both on-campus and online students. Contact Lisa Brancheau to learn more about the study abroad courses at sbintl@gwu.edu.

Student Discounts

Put that student ID to work! A variety of retail stores, sports teams, restaurants, and other businesses offer discounts for flashing your student ID. Visit the following websites for listings of these discounts:

MSPM: In the Know, September 4, 2014

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Meetings & Advisement Sessions
Meet Richard Whittle, 20 Oct
F. David Fowler Career Center Employer Events

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Meetings & Advisement Sessions

Should any MSPM student need to meet with me to discuss the program, their schedule, or any other item as it pertains to the MSPM program, you are best served by scheduling a meeting via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. This tool syncs to my calendar and will show you my availability to best locate a meeting time that works for all parties involved. Be sure to select if we will meet in my office, via phone (student calls me), or via Skype (student calls me). It is also helpful if you provide your GWid when setting up the meeting.

Meet Richard Whittle, 20 Oct

The GW Law School Government Procurement Law Program is pleased to host Richard Whittle, author of The Dream Machine and Predator, Global Fellow in International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, and recently a Verville Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, on Monday, 20 Oct, 9-10:30 a.m. in the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Lerner 101 at the GW Law School. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30 a.m. with a book signing at 10:30 a.m. Space is limited, RSVP with Jessica Pierce at 202-994-7171 or jppierce@law.gwu.edu.

F. David Fowler Career Center Employer Events

The following employer events are scheduled at GWSB in the coming weeks:

9 Sep, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Lobby Greeting by Deloitte, representation by Consulting and AERS Divisions

12 Sep, 3-5 p.m., Graduate International Job Search Round Table

15 Sep, 6-7:30 p.m., PwC Info Session

16 Sep, 5-6:30 p.m., Deloitte Federal Consulting

17 Sep, 5:30-7:30 p.m., IBM, seeking to fill public sector, business analytics, and consultant roles

Contact the F. David Fowler Career Center for full details or visit GWorkSB.