Monthly Archives: January 2015

MWAA Management Intern Program

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) is looking for talented individuals to join their accelerated Management Intern Program. The program is an 18-month development program focused on either management, procurement, information technology or engineering. Learn more through the announcement and at MWAA Management Internship Program Announcement 2015

MWAA also has a variety of full-time project management and related positions available – check them out!

MSPM: In the Know, January 28, 2015

Top 3 for 28 Jan

Seeking Student “Actors” for Online Course Development, Compensation Provided
2U, which produces online courses for GW and other universities, is seeking students to participate in round table discussions on camera in February and March as part of their online course development. Interested students should have completed an introductory finance and accounting/auditing course. Student “actors” are required to read case studies and come prepared to discuss the material on camera in a round table format. Compensation provided, estimated at $300 for a half day of filming. If interested, contact Candice Johnson, Director of Operations, Online Programs, Milken Institute School of Public Health, at

• Summer Jobs for GW Grad Students
Make a difference this summer by working with one of GW’s many student-oriented summer programs. Priority consideration given to candidates who apply by 2 Feb. Excellent opportunity for full-time students. Jobs available include Resident Advisors, Senior Program Directors, Course Assistants, and Pre-College Logistics Assistants. Visit for details.

GW Event Roundup
29 Jan – GW PMA Happy Hour at Tonic

31 Jan – Celebrating Who You Are

2 Feb – How to Network for International Students

6 Feb – 11th Annual GW Alumni at the Caps

9-10 Feb – Foreign Language Cafe

11 Feb – Spring Career & Internship Fair

1 Mar – Abstract Submission Deadline for GW Research Days 2015

The J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Public Service

MSPM students are encouraged to apply for the J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Public Service.

Applicants satisfying the following criteria will be considered:

  • undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited US college or university (including students who would be utilizing funds immediately after graduation);
  • seeking support for an internship or project in public service — domestic or international;
  • demonstrated commitment to public service — past, present and/or future;
  • financial need will be taken into consideration.

To apply, you must submit the following materials to in order to be eligible for consideration:

  • a resume;
  • an essay of no more than 1,000 words which describes the proposed internship or project, how this experience will help you reach your goals, and why funding is necessary and how it will be utilized;
  • two letters of reference, one from a faculty member and one from someone who can attest to your commitment to public service.  (Letters should be emailed directly to and should include the applicant’s name in the subject line.)

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Applications are accepted and funding is distributed on a rolling basis.  Students seeking funding for the summer should apply no later than April 1.

Deadline Extended for Language Classes, COB 28 Jan

George Washington University students can register until COB tomorrow, January 28, for the 2015 Winter Language Institute at DC Internationals Middle East South Asia Language Institute (MESALI). Classes will take place between February 1 and April 11. The registration deadline has been extended until January 28 for students ONLY.  GW student ID is required. The $50 late fee will additionally be waived.

MESALI offers 4 levels of Normal 60 hour and 90 hour Intensive classes in Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Russian, French and more. We continue to offer less intensive Standard classes in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Persian, Amharic, Tagrinia, Somali, Turkish, Kurdish and fifteen languages. We also offer private lessons and custom made classes.

Please visit http://redirect.state.sbu/?url= for class schedule.

For questions, appropriate placement, personalized assessments and partial scholarships, contact  MESALI keeps classes small, so register early to avoid closed classes.

MSPM: In the Know, January 21, 2015

Top 3 for 21 Jan

Last Day to Add/Drop via GWeb, 25 Jan
Sunday, 25 Jan, is the last day to register, add, or drop using the GWeb Info System. After this date students must use a Registration Transaction Form to make changes to their schedule. GWeb registration is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Failure to register for classes or to apply for a Leave of Absence puts your enrollment at GW in jeopardy. Take the necessary steps to protect your enrollment in the MSPM program. Questions? Schedule an advisement session to discuss.

• Short-Term Study Abroad Info Session, 28 Jan
GWSB Global & Experiential Education offers 11 opportunities for graduate students to study domestically or overseas this summer and earn up to 6 credits. Interested in learning more about these programs? Join G&EE on Wednesday, 28 Jan, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Duques 255. Reception will follow from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Online students interested in learning more? Contact G&EE at or 202-994-0767 to discuss.

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, January 14, 2015

Top 3 for 14 Jan

Access to Software
All MSPM students, including the new spring 2015 students, have access to DreamSpark where they can download key Microsoft software (Office excluded). Instructions on downloading software from DreamSpark are available on the blog (uses same password as bio books). If you are accessing DreamSpark for the first time, you will need to register/create an account using your email address. If you run into any issues, contact Sami Nagi at

Students may also download VM Fusion, helpful if using a Mac. As a reminder, Microsoft does not offer a Mac version of Project. VM Fusion simulates a Windows environment to run Project.

Those interested in purchasing other software packages at an educational discount, visit JourneyEd. Additional free software downloads are available from the GW Division of IT and through the Virtual Computer Lab. Your professors will tell you what software is required in each course.

• Religious Observances and Holidays
GW’s policy regarding accommodations for religious holidays may be found on the Office of the Provost website. This is a reminder that students must notify faculty during the first week of the semester of their intention to be absent from class on their day(s) of religious observance. We are currently in the first week of the spring 2015 semester.

Academic Probation and GPA Requirements
GW’s general requirements, including information on grades and computing GPA, appears under University Regulations in the Bulletin. Details on academic probation, grades of F, suspension, and incompletes are available under the School of Business section in the Bulletin. Each student is required to be familiar with these requirements and regulations. If you have questions about your academic standing, schedule an advisement session with me to discuss.