Monthly Archives: November 2016

MSPM in the KNOW: November 29, 2016

Top 3 for 29 November:

1- Registration remains open for spring 2017 courses. Register via GWeb immediately to secure a seat in your required courses.

Update on DNSC electives – the campus section of DNSC 6235 Communication Strategies in Project Management, was cancelled. The DE section will continue to run as scheduled. If you have been waitlisted for this class, you will receive an email notifying you if a space becomes available. The following courses qualify for DNSC elective and can be your alternative:

DNSC 6290 Digital Analytics (1.5) CRN 57499

DNSC 6214 Pricing and Revenue Management (1.5) CRN 58057

DNSC 6401 Sustainable Supply Chains (1.5) CRN 57852  

2- The MSPM program has filled the need for volunteers for the MSPM 20th Year Celebration on 9 December 2016.  We are still looking for volunteers for Spring 2017 Orientation, scheduled on 13 January 2017. Email Agnes Socrates, if interested. This is a great opportunity to meet incoming MSPM students and serve as a mentor!  

3- Reminder, deadline for AAUW International Fellowship is due on 1 December 2016. As posted on the blog, 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 Fellowship. Funding: $18,000–$30,000. Read more.

MSPM in the KNOW: November 22, 2016

Top 3 for 22 November:

1-    Thanksgiving Break is 23 November through 26 November. There should be no classes on these dates. For more details, check the University Calendar. Please note, Administrative offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday (24 and 25 November).

2-    Reminder, registration for Spring 2017 is ongoing. Register immediately via GWeb to secure a seat in required courses. Available seats are also open to non-MSPM students so sections fill up quickly. One campus section has closed and one distance section has closed due to high demand last week. Register now to save a section and a seat.

3-    The MSPM program is in need of volunteers for the following events below:

  • MSPM 20th Year Celebration, 9 December 2016. At least 4 volunteers needed to help with staffing registration table and handing out souvenirs. Volunteer hours from 4:30-7:30pm. Please contact Agnes by November 30 if interested (
  • Spring 2017 Orientation, 13 January 2017. At least 8 volunteers needed to help with the MSPM Bridge Game and Student Resources Presentation. Volunteer hours from 3-6:30pm. Please contact Agnes by 9 December if interested (


WFPG’S Facing a World in Turmoil Luncheon Speaker: Secretary of State John Kerry

29 November | 7:30AM – 2:00PM | Register here
The conference will include two panels. The first panel, Security at Home and Abroad, will focus on threats and challenges to national and international security and will include a discussion of the role of cybersecurity. The second, A World Without Borders, will address transnational issues like mass migration, terrorism, climate change and the changing nature of international trade. We are honored to announce that Secretary of State John Kerry will be our luncheon speaker. Schedule and additional details to follow.

Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, candidates apply to the program in efforts to be selected as Finalists. Finalists are then eligible for appointment as Presidential Management Fellows (Fellows; PMFs). The application will launch on November 18, 2016 and close on December 1, 2016. Critical application details are listed on this website: Become a PMF.

MSPM in the KNOW: November 15, 2016

Top 3 for 15 November:

1- Congratulations Angela Knight (current MSPM student) for passing the PMP certification exam! Angela attended the PMIWDC Review Course in October. She subsequently passed her PMP credentialing exam on 1 November 2016. Congratulations!

2- Spring 2017 classes are beginning to fill up. Registration for the following classes are now closed:

  • DNSC 6252 Risk Analysis (Campus section)
  • DNSC 6235 Communication Strategies in PM (Distance section)

Few spots are still available for some MSPM courses. Register now to secure your seat. Review your plan in DegreeMAP and/or schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates if you are not sure what courses to take. Reminder, registration for DNSC 6269 Capstone requires completion of Registration Transaction Form (RTF). Email completed RTF to

3- Upcoming Events:

PMIWDC Luncheon: It’s a Leadership Thing, Promoting Leadership Through Volunteerism | Wednesday, 16 November | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Rm. 453 |11:30-Noon Networking |12-1:00pm Presentation 

Careers in the Foreign Service: An Overview & Roundtable | Friday, 18 November | 9:30-10:30am | Elliott School 505  

Non Profit and Government Career Fair | Friday, 18 November| 11:30am-12:45pm Panel Discussion| Marvin Center Continental Ballroom| 1-3pm Career Fair Marvin Center Grand Ballroom

MSPM 20th Year Celebration | Friday, 9 December | The George Washington University School of Business | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, 6th Floor | Washington, DC 20052 | 5-5:30pm Remembering MSPM’s Early Beginnings | 5:30-7:00pm Networking and Hors D’ Oeuvres  


Careers in the Foreign Service: An Overview & Roundtable

November 189:30-10:30AM | Elliott 505 | RSVP Gwork

Learn all about the US Foreign Service with US Department of State Diplomat-in-Residence Elise Kleinwaks, followed by a round table discussion with current Foreign Service Officers on their experiences in the field. Event sponsored by the Center for Career Services and Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority



Nonprofit & Government Career Fair

All students encouraged to attend! Learn more about career paths within non-governmental organizations, the nonprofit community and the government from seasoned professionals in these fields. This half-day event includes a panel discussion and an organization fair featuring dozens of employers, all designed to educate students and help them build their network of contacts in the nonprofit, NGO and government career areas.

Date: 18 November  2016
Panel Discussion
11:30am-12:45pm – Marvin Center Continental Ballroom
1:00-3:00pm – Marvin Center Grand Ballroom

RSVP on GWork > Events > Career Fairs

2016 MTA Colloquium: Tourism Resilience

Join us at the 2016 MTA Fall Colloquium: Tourism Resilience, presented by The George Washington University School of Business, where global leaders in tourism will share their experiences, case studies, and lessons learned from applying resilience to this important sector. Event is FREE.

Friday, 2 December 2016  5:30 – 8:20pm

Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University

805 21st NW, Washington, DC 20052

RSVP here.