MSPM in the KNOW: February 27, 2018

Top 3 for 27 February 2018

1- Student Holds. Summer registration begins on 1 March. Students should review any hold on their accounts that might prevent them from registering for summer semester. To view your holds, log in to GWeb, click “Student Record and Registration” then “Student Records Information Menu.” Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds.” Contact office that placed hold on your account to remove the hold.

2- Commencement Schedule. The 2018 commencement schedule is now available on the blog. The 2018 GWSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration is scheduled on Friday, 18 May. The University commencement at the National Mall is scheduled on Sunday, 20 May. Graduating students should check out the GWSB schedule and University commencement website to learn more about GWSB-specific and university-wide activities during the commencement week.

3- Fellowships and job opportunities.

Partners of the Americas – Hiring Now for their DC Office!

Cantwell Consulting LLC – Immediate Need for a Part Time Researcher! Application Deadline: 3/1

  • A GW Alumnus is seeking to hire a part-time researcher immediately to help with the beginning phase of his consulting firm. Ideal for students who’ve completed courses in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Application link can be found here.

Starr & Associates is Seeking Associate Consultants

  • Starr and Associates, LLC is seeking a results-oriented individual to join its team as an Associate Consultant driving efficiency and leading change. The position requires an MBA with a concentration in technology, business process design, decision analysis or management. Application link can be found here.

Challenge Detroit Fellowship – Now Accepting Applications!

  • Challenge Detroit is a leadership and professional development program that invites approximately 30 of tomorrow’s leaders to do social impact work in and around the greater Detroit area for one year. During the course of the year, Fellows contribute intellectually and through hands-on service making incremental impact in the community. More details can be found here.

Third Plateau – Social Impact FellowshipApplication Deadline: 3/2

  • Third Plateau, a social impact strategy firm, is recruiting Fellows for their Social Impact Internship Program. Fellows will serve as an integral part of their team, working closely with their leadership, staff, clients, and one another on a wide variety of internal and external projects. Application link can be found here.

2018 GWSB Commencement Schedule

The GW 2018 Commencement Schedule has been approved. Both GWSB and GW 2018 Commencement celebrations will be the same times as last year. Please see the GWSB Commencement Schedule below. Visit https://commencement.gwu.edu/ for full details of schedule.

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony
(Invitation Only – RSVP Required)
6:00 PM Duques Building Lobby

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
GWSB Commencement Gala
(Email Invitation Only – RSVP Required — Graduates are allowed ONE paid guest only — NO Exceptions)
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM JW Marriott (1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004)

Thursday, May 17, 2018
GWSB Awards Ceremony
(Invitation Only – RSVP Required) 6:00 PM Award Ceremony – Marvin Center Betts Theatre, (800 21st Street, NW)
7:30 PM Reception – Marvin Center Great Hall, (800 21st Street, NW)

Friday, May 18, 2018
GWSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration
1:45 PM Student lineup, Funger Hall Lobby (2201 G Street, NW)
3:00 PM Celebration Ceremony, Charles E. Smith Center (600 22nd St. NW)
Following the ceremony: Graduates/Family Reception (Duques Hall, Oglethorpe Great Hall)

Sunday, May 20, 2018
University Commencement
8:30 AM All Graduates Line-Up for Procession
9:30 AM Procession begins
10:00 AM George Washington University Commencement, The National Mall

Ticket distribution information including commencement fair will be sent out to the students as we get closer to the dates.

MSPM in the KNOW: February 21, 2018

Top 3 for 21 February 2018

1- Summer Registration. As posted on the blog last week, registration for the 2018 Summer Sessions will open on Thursday, 1 March. The MSPM program will be offering two electives that will count toward your MSPM degree:

DNSC 6237 International PM, Ghosh (1.5)

DNSC 6290 PM Methodologies, Khamooshi (1.5)

Register for classes now via GWeb. View full list of course offerings via the registrar’s website. Questions about registration? Schedule an appointment with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid.

2- Graduation Application for Summer. Students who are completing all program requirements in the Summer 2018 semester, who are participating in May 2018 commencement should apply for graduation by 15 March. Students need to be enrolled in the Summer semester before they will be eligible to submit graduation application. Check out application instructions on the registrar’s website.

3- PMI Washington DC Scholarships. Interested in scholarship opportunities? Check out scholarships offered by Project Management Institute Washington DC Chapter:

Milestone: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/pmi-washington-dc-chapter-milestone-scholarship

George Patton Memorial Scholarship: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/george-patton-memorial-scholarship

Clayman C. Myers, Jr. Scholarship: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/clayman-c-myers-jr-memorial-scholarship

Clayman C. Myers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, due 1 May

Amount (USD): Up to $2,000

Deadline: 1 May

Apply via: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/clayman-c-myers-jr-memorial-scholarship

Summary

The Washington, DC Chapter is offering a scholarship valued up to US$2,000. The Scholarship is open to any DC Chapter member pursuing for-credit education in project management at an accredited educational institution in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia.

Application and Notification

To apply for this scholarship, complete the Academic Application for Undergraduates and Graduates.  When you complete this application you will be considered for all academic scholarships for which you meet the criteria, so separate applications are not required for individual scholarships.  The application opens on January 1 and closes on May 1.  All notification of application status will be made to the email address you provide in your scholarship application.

To review the guidelines for Academic Scholarships, please visit the Scholarship Guidelines.

Criteria

The scholarship is open to any DC Chapter member attending or planning to attend any accredited college or university pursuing for-credit education in project management at an accredited educational institution in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia.

George Patton Memorial Scholarship, due April 1

Amount (USD): (2) Up to $2,000 each

Deadlines: 1 April, 1 July, 1 September

Application link: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/george-patton-memorial-scholarship

Summary

The PMI Washington, DC Chapter’s sponsored George Patton Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship intended to assist project managers in funding continuing education coursework. The scholarship will award a maximum of up to US$2,000 twice per year (in the Spring and Fall) which may be awarded in whole or in part to one or more individuals each time.

Application and Notification

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the Professional Development and Training Scholarship Application. When you complete the application, you will be considered for all professional development scholarships for which you meet the criteria, so separate applications are not required.

Applications from interested candidates must be received by PMIEF no later than April 1, each year. All notification of application status will be made to the email address you provide in your scholarship application.  Upon award, the recipient must register and pay for his/her professional development course and then send confirmation of registration and payment to PMIEF.

Upon receipt of this documentation, PMIEF will reimburse the recipient(s) up to the value of the scholarship amount awarded.

To review the guidelines for Professional Development and Training Scholarships, please visit the Scholarship Guidelines.

Criteria

Upon award, the student must register and pay for the course and submit to PMIEF proof of registration and payment. Once the student submits this proof, PMIEF will then reimburse him/her up to the value of the scholarship amount awarded.

Scholarships are taxable for US citizens and will be awarded to individuals in the following order of priority:

  1. Members of the PMI Washington, DC Chapter will be given special consideration over any other applicants. If no chapter member applies, applicants in the 2nd priority will be considered;
  2. Individuals who are project managers living or working within the greater Washington, DC area including the following counties:

District of Columbia

  • Washington

Maryland

  • Calvert County
  • Charles County
  • Frederick County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George’s County

Virginia

  • Arlington County
  • Clarke County
  • Fairfax County
  • Fauquier County
  • Loudoun County
  • Prince William County
  • Spotsylvania County
  • Stafford County
  • Warren County

PMI Washington DC Milestone Scholarship, due April 1

Summary: The Project Management Institute has donated a PMI Chapter Milestone Professional Development Scholarship in honor of the PMI Washington, DC Chapter for reaching its 40-year milestone. The scholarship, valued up to US $3,500, may be awarded in whole or in part to one or more individuals.

First deadline, April 1

Second deadline, July 1

Read more via this link: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/pmi-washington-dc-chapter-milestone-scholarship

To apply, use this link: https://pmief.org/scholarships/professional-development-scholarships/how-to-apply

Application and Notification: To apply for this scholarship, please complete the Professional Development and Training Scholarship Application. When you complete the application, you will be considered for all professional development scholarships for which you meet the criteria, so separate applications are not required.

Applications from interested candidates must be received by PMIEF no later than the published deadline.. All notification of application status will be made to the email address you provide in your scholarship application. Upon award, the recipient must register and pay for his/her professional development course and then send confirmation of registration and payment to PMIEF.

Upon receipt of this documentation, PMIEF will reimburse the recipient(s) up to the value of the scholarship amount awarded.

To review the guidelines for Professional Development and Training Scholarships, please visit the Scholarship Guidelines.

Criteria: Must live in the area that the PMI Washington, DC Chapter serves. Courses provided by Project Management Institute are not eligible.

MSPM in the KNOW: February 13, 2018

Top 3 for 13 February 2018

1- Summer 2018 Registration opens 1 March. Registration for the 2018 Summer Sessions will open on Thursday, 1 March. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. Summer is the perfect time to fulfill your electives. View list of course offerings via the registrar’s website. Questions about registration? Schedule an appointment with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid.

2-  Welcome 2018 GWPMA Board. We welcome the new GWPMA Board for 2018 who will lead the MSPM student body and organize events such as luncheons, volunteer fairs and university talks through Spring 2019. Congratulations to the new members, namely:

  • President: Douglas Robertson
  • Vice President, Strategic Relations: Ishai Trani

We thank the 2017 Board Members: Angela Knight (President), Phebean Williams (VP Strategic Relations) and Vugar Mammadov (Distance Student Representative, International) for their leadership and service during the last term. Read more.

3-  MSPM Student Bob Estes shares first CERES light images. Robert (Bob) Estes, MSPM student and NASA’s Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) Deputy Project Manager, Flight Projects Directorate proudly announced that the CERES is working! Bob shared images of the first light observed by the CERES FM6 instrument on orbit. The CERES instrument was one of the five that launched 18 November 2017 aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1). After reaching the polar orbit, the satellite became NOAA-20. Both CERES and JPSS-1 are perfect examples of applicability of project management discipline in scientific discoveries. Read more.

MSPM is very fortunate to hear success stories such as this one from our student body. If you have anything similar to share, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu.