MSPM: In the Know, February 23, 2016

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Vote for the 2016 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Member

Which professor stands out for their contributions to your graduate education in project management? Vote today to recognize the MSPM faculty member who exemplifies the following qualities:
– Intellectually demanding and rigorous
– Deeply committed to teaching and students
– Communication with students and relaying of course content
– Has positive and lasting impact on students
Summer 2016 STAP Application Deadline on 28 Feb
Sunday, 28 Feb, is the deadline to apply for one of the summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP). Remember, the course must first be approved by your advisor, Cambria Happ. To learn more about the STAP programs, contact Lisa Brancheau, G&EE Assistant Director, at sbintl@gwu.edu.

Student Responsibilities: Holds
Students are responsible for reviewing their record in GWeb to ensure they do not have any holds on their record that will prevent registration. Holds can prevent you from registering, adding or dropping classes, receiving transcripts, obtaining grades, or graduating. Holds are placed on student accounts for various reasons, such as money due to GW, the need to meet with your advisor, placement on probation, or unmet immunization requirements. Learn more about holds on the Office of the Registrar site.

DC Government Hiring 3 Positions

DC City Government contacted Dr. Khamooshi directly to recruit from GW’s MSPM program. DC’s CIO for the Department of Human Services is leading the DCAS Project, one of the largest projects undertaken by the District of Columbia within recent history. This project is a cross-collaboration between numerous agencies and is geared towards ensuring the complete SDLC for Health and Human Services eligibility within the District. This is a large project consisting of IT Specialist in various concentrations, Analysts, Project Managers, Subject Matter Experts and host  of other business fields, policy fields and IT fields.

Program Support Specialist

IT Specialist (App. Development & Data Management)

Management & Program Analyst

MSPM: In the Know, February 16, 2016

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‘Student Leader Spotlight’ Twitter Competition
Please consider participating in the ‘Student Leader Spotlight’ Twitter competition. It is a wonderful opportunity to think about your own leadership goals and possibly win a gift card, as well as recognition for you, your program, and GWSB. AACSB, the accrediting body for business schools, is launching a Twitter competition designed to highlight how students are getting involved and dreaming big. 100 winners will be selected and have a chance to win a $100 gift card! Tweet your response to the following question:
“Your AACSB-accredited institution is preparing you for the world. What kind of leader will you be? How will you make your mark?”
Use #AACSBleads in your response to be entered to win. Complete contest rules available online.
#GWSB @gwbusiness #GWSBProud

The Columbian Women of GW Scholarship, Applications Due 14 Mar
The Columbian Women of GW scholarship application period is now open. Each year, Columbian Women awards $90,000 in scholarships to women attending GW. Scholarships are provided to students of all GW schools. Apply by 14 Mar. See www.columbianwomen.org for eligibility criteria and more information. Contact columbianwomen@gmail.com with questions.

Student Responsibilities: Continuous Enrollment
Students are responsible for knowing and following policies and procedures, which may be found in the University Bulletin, GWSB Bulletin section, and the MSPM Student Handbook. Per these sources, students are required to maintain continuous enrollment once they enter a degree program. A student is considered to be continuously enrolled when registered for courses through GW or when registered for an approved leave of absence. Enrollment required in fall and spring semesters, summer semester enrollment is not required. Failure to take such action requires students to make a formal application for reinstatement.

The Columbian Women Scholarship, Applications Due 14 Mar 2016

The Columbian Women of the George Washington University scholarship application is now open. Each year, Columbian Women awards $90,000 in scholarships to women attending GW. Scholarships are provided to students of all GW schools. Apply by March 14.

See www.columbianwomen.org for more information. If you have any questions, please contact columbianwomen@gmail.com.

The objective of The Columbian Women Scholarship (TUITION ONLY) is to recognize and assist women pursuing a degree program in any field of study at the George Washington University who demonstrate a high level of achievement in academia and a commitment to their chosen profession.

The Columbian Women Scholarship is based on merit and financial need. Applicants are first evaluated for financial need; applicants meeting the need criteria typically have an expected family contribution of less than $10,000 as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All applicants are required to complete a FAFSA application prior to applying for a Columbian Women Scholarship.

Awards will only be made for the 2016-2017 academic year. Although award amounts may vary, approximately $90,000 will be awarded in 2016-2017 with most individual awards ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. Scholarship awards will cover tuition costs only. If a scholarship recipient registers for fewer credits than the initial award was given, the amount will be reduced to ensure only tuition costs are covered. The remaining amount will be returned to The Columbian Women. Award recipients (and other applicants) are eligible to reapply in subsequent years.

MSPM: In the Know, February 9, 2016

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Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course, 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar
The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the PMIWDC Winter 2016 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar, two consecutive weekends. Course valued at $995. Submit the following to chapp@gwu.edu by 5 p.m. EST 12 Feb for consideration:
  • Name, GWid, and Contact Info
  • PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
  • 300 Word Statement as to Why You Should Receive Free Registration
Summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs, 28 Feb Application Deadline
Interested in earning general elective credits in Brazil, California, or Sweden this summer? Apply for one of the summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP) by 28 Feb. Learn more by contacting Lisa Brancheau, G&EE Assistant Director, at sbintl@gwu.edu. STAP course must be approved by MSPM director prior to enrollment.

Audition to Speak or Sing at the GWSB Commencement Celebration, Apply by 26 Feb
Students eligible to participate in the May 2016 commencement are invited to audition to either speak or sing at the GWSB Commencement Celebration. Email gradspkr@gwu.edu by 26 Feb to sign up for an audition time. Please be prepared to deliver a 3-5 minute commencement speech or to sing the National Anthem and Alma Mater.

MSPM: In the Know, February 5, 2016

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Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course, 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar
The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the PMIWDC Winter 2016 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar, two consecutive weekends. Course valued at $995. Submit the following to chapp@gwu.edu by 12 Feb for consideration:
  • Name, GWID, and Contact Info
  • PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
  • 300 Word Statement as to Why you Should Receive a Free Registration

Complete Your GWorkSB Profile
Looking to take full advantage of the resources available to you at GWSB? Complete your profile on GWorkSB to receive the weekly graduate newsletter from the F. David Fowler Career Center. Newsletter includes job listings, events, and workshop details offered through the Career Center. Don’t miss out on these amazing jobs!

MSPM: In the Know, February 2, 2016

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Upcoming Events

Resources for Success
The MSPM director serves as the academic advisor and staff resource for all MSPM students. Please contact your advisor with any questions regarding the program, degree requirements, room reservations within GWSB, scholarships, or any other matters pertaining to your degree.
Students are also responsible for understanding and complying with University, School, and MSPM Program requirements. Below is a listing of resources to assist in your success at GW (list is not exhaustive):

Summer 2016 Registration Opens 1 Mar
Registration for summer 2016 courses begins 1 Mar. Summer session I begins 16 May and summer session II begins 5 Jul. Review the DNSC course offerings via the Schedule of Classes. No core MSPM courses will be offered in summer 2016, only electives. Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss your options and to review your plan in DegreeMAP. Take action now to avoid schedule conflicts or delayed graduation.

The MSPM program will offer two 1.5 electives in summer session I:

The Decision Sciences Dept also offers electives focused on business analytics, some of which are open to MSPM students:

  • DNSC 6290 Visualization for Analytics, Grover, campus only
  • DNSC 6290 Big Data, Vaisman, campus only
  • DNSC 6290 Business Process Simulation, Jain, distance/online section open to MSPM students, campus section restricted to MSBA students (see MSBA program for permission to enter campus section)
  • DNSC 6290 Social Network Analysis for Managers, Kanungo, distance/online only