Monthly Archives: August 2018

MSPM in the KNOW: August 28, 2018

Top 3 for 28 August:

1- Welcome back returning students and welcome to GW for our new MSPM students!  I hope you all had a relaxing summer and are ready to begin the fall semester. Get to know the incoming Fall 2018 class. Check out their profiles in the Bio Book under Resources tab at

2- Special thanks to those who helped out during last week’s orientation for incoming students, held on 24 August: current students Amin Nasrinpour, Douglas Robertson, Tim Sawah and Heling Xie; as well as alumni Michael Ortiz (’14) and Shabnam Javid (’17). You all have a great way of inspiring and motivating our incoming students. We truly appreciate your efforts and your insights on how to prepare our new students for their graduate studies.

3- Update on new curriculum. We are happy to announce that DegreeMAP has been updated. If you opted to move to the new curriculum, please check your DegreeMAP to make sure the changes are applying to your record correctly. DegreeMAP is accessed through GWeb Information System. Go to Student Records & Registration → Student Records Information Menu → DegreeMAP. Not seeing the changes? Email Agnes Socrates ( or schedule an advisement session via

MSPM in the KNOW: August 20, 2018

Top 3 for 20 August 2018:

1- Confirm your Fall 2018 schedule by logging into  GWeb. Look up your class schedule via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time. Blackboard is not the place to go to confirm your registration. Remember that Blackboard portal will not be available until your instructor turns it on. If you have not registered for any course yet, you must act now before courses close. Last day to register without penalty is Sunday, 26 August. Penalty applies for late registration.

2- The GW School of Business Fall 2018 Career Fair will be hosted on Thursday, 20 September 2018 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm. Register to come and meet area employers who are interested in connecting with School of Business students. This is your opportunity to utilize your elevator pitch and gather information on business-related internships and full-time opportunities. Don’t miss this important fall recruiting activity! Click here to register.

Note: Professional dress is mandatory for this event.

3- Internships and job opportunities:

Internship Placement Program for Arab-American Students

The Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) recently launched an Internship Placement Program. The program aims to place the best Arab-American students as interns in Federal government agencies and top American corporations. Students who have over 3.0 GPA are eligible to send their applications through the ABPA website. The accepted students will also receive mentorship support and career coaching with no fee. For more details, click here or contact Naheen Alam:

Developing Radio Partners – *Shared by alumna*

DRP, a US-based non-profit community broadcast development organization, is seeking a part time Research Extern/Intern to support its efforts to promote robust community radio and broadcast media giving voice to the voiceless. Apply here.

Reminder that Amazon Graduate Virtual Info Session Series 

Amazon is hosting several virtual info sessions for Grad students interested in their full-time opportunities. The sessions include an info session and a few functional deep dive sessions for each of their roles. The application window for roles specifically for recent grads will be available between 1 and 17 September. Click here for more details.

Early Access JPMorgan Chase Internship Opportunity through RelishCareers – Application Deadline: 7 September

JPM has partnered with RelishCareers to offer Grad student early access to their Chase Summer application. Students must have a relishcareers account to access this application, which can be created for free here.

ESE Project Manager, GWU 

The Office of Enrollment and the Student Experience is a mission-driven organization providing a cohesive experience throughout all phases of the student lifecycle, from the admissions and enrollment process through graduation and beyond, by supporting a connected, comprehensive and student-centered approach to the student experience. Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment and the Student Experience (ESE), the ESE includes the offices of undergraduate admissions, graduate enrollment, career services, student financial assistance, student success, student experience and student services, systems and analytics. The ESE is committed to a student-first mentality, utilizing a data-driven approach to continuous assessment and improvement across the organization.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost for Student Systems Services and Analytics, the ESE Project Manager provides project management and operational support to the AVP and the SSSA unit directors. The ESE Project Manager works with the AVP to serve as a liaison to coordinate SSSA activities across ESE, manage workflow, special projects and ensure critical processes and services are maintained and delivered. In department business matters the ESE Project Manager has frequent contacts with Deans, Directors, faculty members, students and other administrative staff. Apply here.

MSPM in the KNOW: August 14, 2018

Top 3 for 14 August 2018:

1- Fall 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule. The Blackboard Collaborate schedule is now available for the Fall 2018 semester. Collaborate sessions are 60-minute live sessions that are designed for the online and campus students to engage with their professors on a weekly basis. It is highly recommended for all MSPM students. It offers opportunity to look at the week’s lecture in more detail and asking any questions to the professor regarding the lecture materials or assignments. Check out schedule via this link.

2- PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon. This month’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon Event will feature Stress Management for the 21st Century to be presented by Mahar Mohammed, PMP. Event is free and open to public.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Room 453 Washington, DC 20052 | 11:30 to 1 PM | Register Here

About the Event: Our fast paced modern world places overwhelming demands on us with more and more people finding it hard to keep up resulting in stress. Job stress ranks among one of the major sources of stress and it has progressively been increasing over the last few decades. A 2013 survey revealed 83% of American workers are stressed at their jobs, each day approximately 1 million employees miss work due to stress, nearly 70% of workers feel they have too much to do, 75% of workers feel they are more stressed today than previous generations, 60-80% of workplace accidents are a result of stress and stressed employees spend 46% more on health care.

3- Internship and Job Opportunities:

The Commercial Real Estate Finance Industry (CREF) is Booming & HIRING!

CREF Careers will be hosting a career forum & job fair on 9/20 for students interested in careers in CREF. Attend this event to meet with representatives from Wells Fargo, HFF, Greystone, Walker & Dunlop, and many more to network and learn more about their opportunities. Register here.

Amazon Graduate Virtual Info Session Series – Starting 8/21

Amazon is hosting several virtual info sessions for Grad students interested in their full-time opportunities. The sessions include an info session and a few functional deep dive sessions for each of their roles. The application window for roles specifically for recent grads will be available between 9/1 through 9/17. See this link for additional details. 

Early Access JPMorgan Chase Internship Opportunity through RelishCareers – Application Deadline: 9/7

JPM has partnered with RelishCareers to offer Grad student early access to their Chase Summer Associate Program’s applications. Students must have an account with RelishCareers to be able to apply. Once they sign up, they will be able to access the job description here. 

Omidyar Network is Seeking to Hire a Part-Time Analyst from GWU

Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm founded by eBay’s founder, is seeking to hire a GMBA to start ASAP. The Analyst will support the DC team with analytical support of the Digital Identity agenda. The position will report to the Investment Partner. Apply here. 

Registration for Prospanica 2018 Conference & Career Expo is Now Open!

This event caters to students who identify as Hispanic and who would like to connect with employers seeking Latino talent. Click here to register.

Fall 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Session

The Fall 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule is listed below. Your course instructor will discuss schedule and expectations during your first day in class. Schedule may be changed by instructor at any time. Students will be notified accordingly if changes occur.

Course Number Title Professor On Campus Class Day of Week Collaborate Day and Time Attendance
DNSC 6247 Organization,Mgt, & Leadership Gaarder, Robert Monday TBA Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6254 Risk Management (1st mod) Forman, Ernest Wednesday Monday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6258 Executive Decision Making (1st mod) Forman, Ernest Thursday Monday, 10 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6259 Project Portfolio Management (2nd mod) Forman, Ernest Thursday Monday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6202 Statistics for Management Khamooshi, Homayoun Tuesday Friday, 8 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation & Control (1st mod) Khamooshi, Homayoun Wednesday Friday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6261 Intro to Project & Program Mgt Kwak, Young Thursday Wednesday, 8 PM Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6247 Organization,Mgt, &Leadership Keleher, Julia N/A (Distance) TBA Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6262 Directed Computational Proj Mgt Jain, Sanjay Tuesday Thursday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged

MSPM in the KNOW: August 7, 2018

Top 3 for 7 August 2018:

1- Fall 2018 semester begins on August 27. Students are expected to self-register for courses via GWeb the day before the semester begins to avoid a late fee. Check out schedule of classes to look up current course offerings now. If experiencing registration issues with MSPM courses, please send a registration transaction form to Agnes Socrates ( Questions? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes via (please include your GWID).

2- New MSPM curriculum will be reflected on DegreeMAP in Fall 2018. If you opted to change to the new MSPM curriculum, changes  will appear on your DegreeMAP in Fall 2018 semester. It is important to take this into account when planning for your future courses.

3- Internship Opportunities:

GW Clean Cities Coalition is Hiring Graduate Interns! Application Deadline: 8/8

The graduate student intern will be required to work an average of 20 hours/week and be paid $4,200 per semester. The assignment requires the student to work in the GWRCCC office in DC, and travel locally to meetings and events, for which a monthly expense stipend of $200 will be provided. Application link can be found here.

CBO is Still Seeking a Fall 2018 Communications Intern – Application Deadline: 8/12

CBO’s Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs during the upcoming fall semester. The intern will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Application link can be found here.