MSPM: in the Know, May 31, 2016

Top 3 for 31 May

1 – Registration

Reminder, the last day to withdraw from a Summer Session 1 class with a grade of W is Friday, 10 Jun. Each student is responsible for reviewing the registration schedule and for managing themselves accordingly.

Fall 2016 registration is ongoing. The last day to register without a penalty is August 28. View the Fall registration schedule here.  Registration for DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) requires completion of a Registration Transaction Form (RTF). Submit your RTF to Agnes Socrates for approval. Details required in the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes.

Thinking of signing up for an elective in Fall 2016? MSPM is offering DNSC 6290 Project Management and Organizational Context (1.5 credits). More information is available on this link.

2 – Internships and Job Opportunities

Looking for job or internships this summer? Several job and internship opportunities offered by World Bank, Wells Fargo, Marriott and other companies are available on our resources page. The following are offered:

Multiple Positions at DRT Strategies

Securities Administrative Services Analyst (full-time), Wells Fargo

Summer 2016 Internships, True Syrups and Garnishes

Short-term Temporary Position, World Bank Library Loan and Document Service

Internships at Marriott for students and recent graduates

Project Coordinator IT Documentation Specialist, Pentagon Federal Credit Union

IT Project Manager I, Pentagon Federal Credit Union

3 – Events

Reminder, PMIWDC is offering a PMP certification prep course beginning this weekend, 4 June. PMIWDC’s PMP certification prep course is one of the most comprehensive and best priced PMP review courses in the area. Spring Prep Course in Fairfax is just around the corner. Read More and Register at www.pmiwdc.org/PMPprep

Dates:  4 & 5 June and 11 & 12 June (Weekends)
Location: Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute
2677 Prosperity Ave, Suite 600, Fairfax, VA
Cost: $975 PMIWDC Members; $995 Non-Members
Course Length: 26 contact hours, 4 days, 8:30am – 4pm

Internships at Marriott

Mariott’s Voyage Leadership Development Program & Internships are offered to students and recent graduates.  Internships offer a combination of on-the-job training, and an introduction to Marriott’s culture and values. They typically last 8-12 weeks but can extend up to 12 months in certain locations. Information & applications can be accessed here.

TRUE Syrups & Garnishes Summer 2016 Internship

TRUE Syrups & Garnishes is a craft cocktail ingredient company based in Washington, DC. Founded in November 2014, we are a small business with two products: Authentic Tonic Syrup and Authentic Grenadine Syrup. We produce, bottle, label, and distribute our tonic syrup and grenadine syrup within the DC/MD/VA area, and our expanding business needs help growing!

As a TRUE intern, you will be exposed to the world of craft cocktails from the ground up, and will work hand-in-hand with the Head of Production and the Founder. The intern would assist the Head of Production in his weekly tasks as well as several administrative tasks. We are a small company and rapidly growing and we need help to bring our company to the next level! This summer we will be launching and researching new products, participating in special events, and continuing to expand our reach both outside and within the DC area. Given our small size, the intern will expected to be flexible and participate in tasks outside of the specific job scope, and will also have the ability to shape their experience into something incredible. You will be able to have a hands-on experience with a new company and make a real difference. We are looking for someone to work 15-20 hours/week, with the occasional weekend event. For more information, check out our website at www.truesyrups.com.  You can apply by emailing Matt Demma at matt@truesyrups.com or by visiting the following link: http://bit.ly/1S2WSRU.

DRT Strategies Hiring Multiple Positions

DRT Strategies delivers expert management consulting and information technology (IT) solutions to large federal agencies, the U.S. Navy, state and local government and commercial clients in health care, technology, and the financial services industries.

We currently have multiple Jr/entry level positions and a few mid-level positions open in DC, VA, MD and throughout the U.S. DRT offers a competitive salary, excellent healthcare benefits, an annual training budget, and very flexible PTO policy. GW grads looking to gain experience in a face paced environment, solve problem for their clients, and are ready to make an impact on day one should consider applying.

Those who are interested and would like more information can reach out to Wesley Callahan (GW 2011) at wcallahan@drtstrategies.com, or visit the DRT Job’s Opening Page.

Current Positions openings include:

Program Analysts

Project Analysts

Business Analyst

Junior Project Manager x 2

Project Coordinator

Junior Consultant

Wells Fargo Hiring Securities Administrative Services Analyst (full-time)

Securities Administrative Services Analyst (full-time)

Wells Fargo is hosting an Open House Recruiting Event Tuesday, June 14th. Please join representatives from Wells Fargo to learn more about Wells Fargo, Corporate Trust Services and building your career. During this event you will have an opportunity to interview for our Securities Admin Services Analyst 2 role.

RSVP is required to attend this event, space may be limited.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Thursday, June 7, 2016 by emailing wholesaletalentacquisition1@wellsfargo.com in order to be considered, please provide a copy of your resume with your response.

Attire for this event is business professional. Lunch will be provided.

Date: June 14, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Columbia, MD

Elective Offered in Fall 2016: DNSC 6290 Project Management and Organizational Context (1.5)

The MSPM program will offer one (1.5 credit) elective in the fall 2016 semester. This elective is available online, and may be applied to the Decision Sciences (DNSC) elective requirement for the program.  Below is a brief description of course offering:

DNSC 6290: Project Management and Organizational Context (1.5 credit)

This course meets during the second half of the Fall semester. The course examines leadership and management practices related to communication that facilitate successful project management. The course considers project communications across various organizational settings and through the five (5) project management process areas. We will focus on strategies and practices related to 1) communication 2) change management, and 3) performance reporting. Course readings focus on best practices in these areas. The culminating course project requires the application of practices learned in the context of an actual project.

Prerequisites: None

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand the key terms and concepts used to define and classify organizations
  2. Understand the key terms and concepts used to define organizational culture
  3. Explain how and why organizational context and culture influence project management processes
  4. Apply course concepts to real world situations and cases
  5. Identify strategies for customizing the practice of project management in different organizational contexts

For more information, please contact course instructor:                                                     Dr. Julia Keleher (jbkeleher@email.gwu.edu)

 

 

 

MSPM: in the Know, May 24, 2016

Top 3 for 24 May

1 – Registration

Friday, 27 May, is the last day to drop a course in Summer Session 1. The last day to withdraw from a Summer Session 1 class with a grade of W is Friday, 10 Jun. Each student is responsible for reviewing the registration schedule and for managing themselves accordingly.

Summer II Elective offered beginning 5 July – 8 August 2016: PbuH 6199.11 Veterans, Deployment and Environmental Issues (1 credit). 

This class is ideal for anyone seeking a job at the Veterans Administration (VA) or with Tricare, or who seeks a research or policy position that addresses the health of active duty military or veterans. For more information,  please email or call Dr. Goldsmith (dgoldsmi@gwu.edu, or call 202.549.1019) or view full description here.

2 – Volunteer and Job Opportunities

Seeking Graduate Ambassadors for 2016-2017. Graduate Ambassadors Program is currently accepting applications for 2016-2017. Launched Fall 2014, the program provides opportunities for graduate students to be actively involved in building and promoting a graduate community to create a network for communication and assistance among prospective, current and former graduate students. Ambassadors plan events for the graduate community; answer questions for prospective students about the university, various curriculum, clubs and activities; and most importantly, share their personal experiences as graduate students at GW. If interested, Apply to be a Graduate Ambassador here!

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union is hiring! These positions will be in Chantilly VA and students can apply directly at careers.penfed.org or GWork as the positions are posted on both sites. See full job description below:

Project Coordinator IT Documentation Specialist

IT Project Manager I

3 – Events Roundup

How to Train Your Sponsor

featuring Laura Barnard, PMP

FREE Event!  REGISTER HERE.
Date: Wednesday,  25 May 2016

11:30am – Networking | 12:00 through 1:00pm – Presentation

Location: The George Washington University School of Business                                   2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453 | Washington, District Of Columbia 20052         See map: Google Maps

PMIWDC’s PMP certification prep course is one of the most comprehensive and best priced PMP review courses in the area. Spring Prep Course in Fairfax is just around the corner. Read More and Register at www.pmiwdc.org/PMPprep

Dates:  4 & 5 June and 11 & 12 June (Weekends)
Location: Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute
2677 Prosperity Ave, Suite 600, Fairfax, VA
Cost: $975 PMIWDC Members; $995 Non-Members
Course Length: 26 contact hours, 4 days, 8:30am – 4pm