Monthly Archives: October 2016

VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant

The GW VALOR student growth strategy is to improve access and affordability of a quality GW education for the military and veteran community. There are a myriad of GW VALOR initiatives which support the mission.

One such initiative is that the GW VALOR Professional Grant, where GW VALOR reimburses the cost (in the form of a grant) to take the examination for designated credentials including PMP Certification. Applications for tests occurring August 1st to January 31st now open. Apply Here. Due October 31st.


PM After Hour, November 3

Students are encouraged to attend the next PM After Hour event hosted by PMI. Details are below:

Thursday 3 November at Lebanese Taverna, Tyson’s Galleria (2001 International Dr #1402 Mclean, Virginia 22102) from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

Please make sure to Register early before 11/1 below:

Agenda and Cost: 

6:00pm – 8:00pm : Networking & Reception

By attending you are able to:

  • Network with PMIWDC Board Members and Project Management Professionals.
  • Interact with other professional in DC metro area.
  • Network with representatives of company’s attending the event.
  • Promote your organization.
  • Network and find opportunities for growth.
  • Connect with potential leads and referrals.

Early Registration before 11/1: Members: $8 Non-Members: $12

11/1 and After: PMIWDC Members: $10 Non-members: $14 Young Professional Rate: $7 (Please contact us to inquire about this special rate)

Onsite Registration: $16

Walk-On Registration is Available

Registration includes hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

The Happy Hour Menu for beverages ends by 7:00 p.m., so don’t be late. 

Free parking is available at the Galleria mall’s garage.

Tyson Corner metro station is one block away.

GW School of Business climbed into the top 25 globally

GW School of Business climbed into the top 25 globally and is in the top 10 domestically in the Corporate Knights 2016 Better World MBA Rankings.
This ranking looks at which graduate business programs most effectively integrate sustainability into the education of future business leaders. More info on this link or go directly to this website:


MSPM in the KNOW: October 25, 2016

Top 3 for 25 October:

1- Registration. Spring 2017 registration begins on 2 November 2016. Check out the University Registration Calendar.

If interested in registering for Spring Break Study Away Programs, you must submit your application first and get accepted. Application deadline is 30 October 2016. See Available Programs to apply now!

2- Fellowship. Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for AAUW International Fellowships. Due on 1 December 2016. Funding: $18,000–$30,000. Read more.

3- Events:

Alumni Founders Panel | Saturday, 29 October 2016 | Marvin Center, Room 310 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm

University PM Talk | Friday, 11 November 2016 | GWSB Duques Room 651                | 6 – 8:30pm

University PM Talk, November 11

In coordination with the PMI Washington DC Chapter and the GW MSPM program, the GWPMA proudly Hosts University PM Talk
Event Date: 
Friday, 11 November 2016
Networking 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
PM Talks 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Event Location:
The George Washington School of Business
2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Room 651 Washington, DC 20052

Agenda and Cost:
Free for students with ID – Register Here to receive the student rate.
$20 for members
$25 for non-members


About the Event:  PMIWDC chapter has typically hosted a second monthly chapter event at alternate locations to widen the sharing of knowledge to span across the DC metro area. This year we are moving to universities. We will partner with local universities to host a quarterly PM Talks event on their campus. These will be free for students, and a nominal fee for young professionals and members. This is a unique opportunity in one evening to hear 3 speakers, each presenting on one area of the PMI Talent Triangle – so you will be able to hone your project management skills on technical, leadership and strategic and business topics. There will also be time for networking with students and professionals in the local area.  We will have food and drinks too! Come and eat, mingle, learn and enjoy with your PM community!

The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will have 3 speakers presenting on each area of the talent triangle –  technical, leadership, and strategic and business management. So in one evening you can enhance all 3 talent triangle skills, unique to the presenter’s area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each University PM Talks Event certified PMPs can earn 2 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Special Instructions:
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available:
2 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category:
Strategic and Business Management, Technical project management

Applications for AAUW International Fellowships, Due December 1, 2016


AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.  International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2016, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year.

Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Funding: $18,000$30,000

December 1

Learn more.

Alumni Founders Panel, October 29

Alumni Founders Panel | Saturday, 10/29/16 | Marvin Center, Room 310 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm

As part of Alumni Weekend, the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host a panel discussion of successful Alumni Startup Founders to talk about their journey from idea to market.

Students can register for this and other AW events here:

MSPM in the KNOW: October 18, 2016

Top 3 for 18 October:

1- Fall Break 2016 is from 24-25 October. Reminder, there should be no class meetings next Monday and Tuesday. See the University Academic Calendar.

2-Thank you to MSPM students who joined us last night at the 2nd Annual PMIWDC Volunteer Fair at Marriott Hotel in Fairfax, VA. Congratulations, Krishna Tummala for the job well done in leading a team of volunteers! Read more here.

3- Events:

Careers on Capitol Hill (Tonight!) | Tuesday, 18 October 2016 | 6pm Marvin Center 309 RSVP here

Young Professionals Career Dinner Series | Saturday, 22 October 2016 | 5pm Networking Reception | 7pm Dinner | United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW, #300  Washington, DC 20006 |
More info here

Intelligence Virtual Community Fair | Thursday, 17 November 2016 | 2-8pm             More info here