MSPM in the KNOW: November 7, 2017

Top 3 for 7 November 2017:

1- Update from recently concluded PMP Mega Exam Development Workshop. As posted on the newsletter last week, MSPM alumni, Lawrence Maina (2017), Rahul Rathod (2017), and current student, Angela Knight were selected to participate in the PMP Mega Exam Development Workshop from 3-5 November 2017. We recently learned that another MSPM alumnus, Jiwan Giri (2000) participated in the workshop. Jiwan, Rahul and Angela were selected to write questions for future PMP credentialing exams while Lawrence joined the team of reviewers to edit exam questions during the workshop. According to Angela Knight (GWPMA President), it was a great experience for them to develop and review questions for PMP credentialing exam. They had the opportunity to work with experts from many different industries around the world. They met individuals from Bolivia, South Africa, India, Uruguay and other countries. This is a great achievement for GWMSPM students and alumni!

2- Spring 2018 registration opens on 9 November. Students may review schedule of classes now and register via GWeb during registration period which begins on 9 November 2017 through 15 January 2018.  Any student with questions about classes to sign up for should  schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via

3- Fellowships and Job Opportunities:

DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Workforce Development Policy Analyst

  • Responsible for leading the organization’s research and advocacy on workforce policies with a focus on issues affecting low-income workers and communities of color.
  • Ideal for someone who can dive into the data, propose and analyze policy solutions that reduce unemployment, strengthen family income supports, and make every business in Washington, DC a better place to work. Full job announcement:

DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Development Director

United Nations Association-National Capital Area Graduate Fellows Program – Deadline extended – 11/16

  • Ideal for students interested in international affairs, development, trade, finance, and related disciplines. Program details and application link can be found here.

Kaiser Permanente Graduate Internship

The Quality & Operations Support department is seeking graduates in public health or business with a focus in health administration. Application details can be found here. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 

GW Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund

KACIF supports GW students in pursuing high-quality, necessarily unpaid internships that foster their career exploration and enhance their academic program, while reducing the financial challenges associated with necessarily-unpaid internships. Facilitated by the university’s Career Services Council and funded through the generous support of alumni, parents and members of the Board of Trustees, KACIF provides grants ranging up to $3,000 to GW undergraduate and graduate students pursuing internships that are necessarily unpaid. Application details can be found here.