MSPM: In the Know, January 26, 2016

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Participate in F. David Fowler Career Center Pilot Program, 15 Students Needed
The F. David Fowler Career Center is piloting a new online resume building platform. Will you help us test it out? Participating in the pilot program will ensure a perfectly formatted resume adhering to the GWSB standards, as well as detailed feedback from a graduate career coach on the content of your resume. We need 15 students to help us test out this exciting new product. If interested, email Annie Rao at annierao@gwu.edu.

Town Hall with Dean Livingstone, 27 Jan
Dean Livingstone will host a town hall tomorrow, 27 Jan, 6-7 p.m. EST in Duques Hall 353. The town hall is an opportunity to provide feedback on the specialized masters programs, the School of Business, and your experience at GW. A separate session will be scheduled for online students. A date and time will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Apply for the VETWORKING Program by 28 Jan
The Veteran Employment Initiative VETWORKING program, sponsored by the MITRE Corporation, provides veterans with career transition and personal growth experiences and education necessary to succeed in seeking civilian employment. Learn more and sign up at http://www.nvtc.org/events.

Gilead Sciences Hiring a Project Manager for Legal Projects

Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Foster City, CA
Duration: 12+ Months

Job Description:

Requested Information Required Details
Client name  (should be active) Gilead Sciences
SR# NA
No. of resources required 1
Job Designation Project Manager role for Legal Projects
Mention the Skill/Role Title Legal Projects Exp is must, Excellent Communication skill
Skills Required / Role
Please provide a concise job specification in 4 to 5 key bullet points (and not a generic one)
We are actively seeking to fill a Project Manager role for Legal Projects, with the following background:

  • Responsible to provide overall leadership for a project or support effort;
  • Accountable for deliverables; Identify functional requirements and performance specification;
  • Develop schedules, milestones, resource requirements and staffing plans to achieve deliverables;
  • Allocate tasks among team members and assesses team progress toward objectives;
  • Monitor progress, recognize and help resolve technical problems;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with client technical management;
  • Provide regular status reports and briefings;
  • Assure recognition of project changes and execution of related change control procedures;
  • Manage the project resources, including customer and contractor as required.
  • Overall hands on manager for designated project.
Years of experience required 8+
Duration of role 1+ YEAR
Location of role – Mention City 101 Lincoln Center Dr, Foster City, CA.
Buy/Sell Rate. (Mandatory) NA

If you believe you’re qualified for this position and are currently in the job market or interested in making a change, please give me a call as soon as possible at (973) 507-7555.

You may respond to me via email but please be sure to include your direct phone number so I can reach out to you quickly. In considering candidates for our various positions, time is of the essence and we are committed to responding to our clients promptly.

Best Regards,
Vishwa Raj
(973) 507-7555
Vishwa.Raj@artechinfo.com

MSPM: In the Know, January 19, 2016

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Town Hall with Dean Livingstone, 27 Jan
Dean Linda Livingstone will host a town hall on Wednesday, 27 Jan, 6-7 p.m. EST in Duques Hall 353. The town hall is an opportunity to provide feedback on the specialized masters programs, the School of Business, and your experience directly to Dean Livingstone. We hope that you can attend.
A separate session will be scheduled for online students. A date and time will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Attend the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon Events this Spring
The GWSB MSPM program is proud to host the monthly free brownbag luncheon series. Earn 1 PDU and learn from top speakers in the DC metro area. Visit www.pmiwdc.org for the latest schedule.

New Student Orientation Slides
For those who attended the new student orientation on 8 Jan, the slides from the day-long session are attached.

MSPM: In the Know, January 12, 2016

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Get to Know the Spring 2016 Incoming Class
The bio book for the incoming spring 2016 class is available on the blog (password: gwmspm). The incoming class participated in orientation on campus on Friday, 8 Jan. Visit the GW PMA Facebook page for pictures from the bridge game.

DreamSpark
All MSPM students, including the new spring 2016 students, have access to DreamSpark. DreamSpark provides free downloads of Microsoft software, including Project. Instructions on downloading software from DreamSpark are available on the blog (password: gwmspm). If you are accessing DreamSpark for the first time, you will need to register/create an account using your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address.

Students may also download VM Fusion, helpful if using a Mac. VM Fusion simulates a Windows environment on Macs.

Add/Drop Deadlines
Looking add or drop a course? Be aware of the various add/drop deadlines. The Office of the Registrar provides all deadlines to be aware of as they relate to registration. 24 Jan is the last day to add a course on GWeb. 7 Feb is the last day to drop a course on GWeb. Be aware of the refund schedule, as well.

MSPM: In the Know, January 11, 2016

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Online Section (DE) of DNSC 6234 Course Running as Scheduled, Campus Section (10) Cancelled
The online section (DE) of DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting will run as scheduled. The campus section (10), though, was cancelled. All students who were registered in the campus section were moved to the online section. Students may see updates via Blackboard or via email as Prof Easley prepares for the course. The lectures will be pre-recorded and posted by Prof Easley in the absence of the on campus lecture. Blackboard Collaborate sessions will provide interactive sessions with Prof Easley.

Dr. Miguel Lejeune Teaching DNSC 6251
Dr. Miguel Lejeune will teach DNSC 6251 Optimization Models for Decision Making in place of Dr. Jarrah. The course will run as scheduled. The Blackboard Collaborate session day/time is under review. Updates will be provided shortly.

Course Not Appearing on Blackboard Yet
Courses are not required to appear on Blackboard until the first week of the semester. Many professors may not make their course live on Blackboard until the first day of their class. For example, if the campus lecture is scheduled for Thursday, course may not appear until Thursday. Still concerned? Contact the professor directly for an update.

Remember, Blackboard is the not the correct source to confirm your course registrations. GWeb is the source of registration and schedule information.

MSPM: In the Know, January 5, 2016

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2015 PMIEF Scholarship Recipients Announced
The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) announced their awards for 2015. Over 200 scholarships were awarded to students, teachers, and practitioners from around the world. Awardees included GW MSPM students Dongying Ma and Santiago Roldan Acevedo. Congratulations!
 
Review the list of available scholarships and apply before 1 May for consideration.  

Spring Semester Begins Monday, 11 Jan
Are you ready for the spring semester? Registered for classes? Ordered your textbooks? Did you answer no to any of these questions? Time is running out, take action now to avoid late fees. 

University Policy Regarding Religious Holidays
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. Review the full policy and calendar on the Office of the Provost website.