MSPM: IN THE KNOW SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Top 3 for 25 September 2018:  

1- GWMSPM: Featured as Top Online Project Management Degree, And Grad Applications

Online Engineering Programs featured GW Master of Science in Project Management as one of the top online project management degrees. GW Project Management Professor, Dr. Sanjay Jain, was also featured as one of the top 3 professors to know in schools with online project management programs. Click here for more details.

REMINDER: Students who are completing all program requirements in the Fall 2018 semester should apply for graduation by Monday, October 1. Check out application instructions on the registrar’s website.

2- Upcoming Project Management Events

PMIDC Washington Circle Luncheon Event

There is still time to register for this week’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon!

The PMIDC Washington Circle Luncheon event will be on September 27, 2018, Thursday, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Duques Hall Room 453. The event will feature Sasan Afsoosi’s presentation, “Virtual Agile Is Reality: Agile Project Management To Manage Distributed Teams.”

More information about the event and registration can be viewed here.

2018 PMI Symposium

Register for the upcoming 2018 PMI Symposium this month! This is a great opportunity for MSPM students to participate in this symposium, build key networking, and gain professional development in the project management field.

Friday, September 28, 2018 | Sheraton Tysons Hotel |8661 Leesburg Pike Tysons, VA 22182 |  7:30 AM Register here.

The PM Symposium provides a forum focused on developing project managers of all skill levels through professional development opportunities (7 PDUs will be available throughout the day). The symposium is also an opportunity for companies to meet project managers seeking career transition and matching interests, skills, and experience to their needs. If you are active in the project management community, don’t miss the premiere Symposium for the DC Metro Area.

3- Career and Job Opportunities

Fall 2018 Career & Internship Fair: The Annual Fall Career Fair will be on September 28, 2018, Friday, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Charles E. Smith Center. More information about the career fair is available here.

Department of Homeland Security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Student Trainee Webinar will be on September 25, 2018 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM. Register here

APCO Worldwide Career Development & Professional Workshop: The workshop is co-hosted by The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF), an organization dedicated to increasing the number of ethnic minorities in advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, internships, career & professional development workshops and mentors to African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. Click here for more details.

PeaceTech Lab MBA Internship:  PeaceTech Lab is searching for an Operations Intern for Fall 2018. Application deadline is September 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM. Click here for more details.

Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship: Education Pioneers has had much success in the past with GW students and is looking to recruit more students for their upcoming summer program. They will be conducting an Information Session on October 1, 2018. Click here for more details about the fellowship.

GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health: The Milken Institute School of Public Health is seeking an Administrative Manager position in the Department of Prevention and Community Health & Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness. For more information about the job duties and qualifications, please visit here.

MSPM: IN THE KNOW SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Top 3 for 18 September 2018:  

1- Students who are completing all program requirements in the Fall 2018 semester should apply for graduation by October 1, Monday. Students need to be enrolled in the Fall semester before they will be eligible to submit a graduation application. Check out application instructions on the registrar’s website.

2-PMIDC Washington Circle Luncheon Event, PM Symposium, and Work Options for International Students Presentation

Join our upcoming PMIDC Washington Circle Luncheon event

“Virtual Agile Is Reality: Agile Project Management To Manage Distributed Teams” with Sasan Afsoosi

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Room 453 Washington, DC 20052 | from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM | Register here

Sasan will share his experience and insights for managing distributed teams. With today’s technology, Sasan feels that virtual teams can reproduce the same dynamic, efficient, and effective results as co-located teams’ face-to-face communication. Sasan will present how he transforms high-functioning, healthy teamwork, value-driven distributed teams. He not only shares his viewpoint of coaching distributed teams but also find a great way to increase the likelihood of success with distributed teams. MSPM students are highly encouraged to participate in this event for professional development and networking opportunities! The event is free and open to the public.

2018 PMI Symposium

Register for the upcoming 2018 PMI Symposium this month! This is a great opportunity for MSPM students to participate in this symposium, build key networking, and gain professional development in the project management field.

Friday, September 28, 2018 | Sheraton Tysons Hotel |8661 Leesburg Pike Tysons, VA 22182 |  7:30 AM Register here.

The PM Symposium provides a forum focused on developing project managers of all skill levels through professional development opportunities (7 PDUs will be available throughout the day). The symposium is also an opportunity for companies to meet project managers seeking career transition and matching interests, skills, and experience to their needs. If you are active in the project management community, don’t miss the premiere Symposium for the DC Metro Area.

Work Options for International Students Presentation

Join us for a presentation on Work Options for International Students, with Immigration Attorney, Mark Rhoads. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A so please come prepared with questions.

Mark Rhoads is an immigration attorney with the law firm of McCandlish Holton in Richmond, Virginia. He regularly provides immigration advice to U.S. employers, university career services offices, and international students across the country. Mark is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Immigration Law.

Date: September 21, 2018, Friday

Location: Duques Hall Room 652

Check-in: 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Discussion: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This workshop will be first come, first served. No-Show & Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least two business days prior to the workshop.

For questions, please contact Lawan McFerren at SBcareerevents@gwu.edu.

3- Career & Internship Opportunities

Department of Homeland Security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Student Trainee Webinar will be on September 25, 2018 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM. Register here

US Department of State: Applying for a State Department Summer 2019 Internship? There will be a State Department Information Session on September 19, Wednesday, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the ESIA Lindner Commons room 602.For more information about the State Department Summer 2019 Internship, visit here.

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO): There will be a presentation on opportunities for students and alumni to engage with TECRO and opportunities in Taiwan for students interested in traveling to or working in Taiwan in the future. If interested, register here.

GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health: The Milken Institute School of Public Health is seeking an Administrative Manager position in the Department of Prevention and Community Health & Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness. For more information about the job duties and qualifications, please visit here.

Fall 2018 Career & Internship Fair: The Annual Fall Career Fair will be on September 28, 2018, Friday, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Charles E. Smith Center. More information about the career fair is available here.

 

Milken Institute School of Public Health: Administrative Manager Position

JOB SUMMARY

Administrative Manager will oversee all administrative operations of the center related to budget, payroll, space, timekeeping, sponsored projects, policies, maintenance, and personnel.

JOB DUTIES

20% – Essential
Manages budget and fiscal responsibilities within the center including research budgeting and financial monitoring.
Assists the center director with the annual budget submission. Works with the center director to develop an overall financial strategy and serves as a liaison with the Financial Director.
Compiles and analyzes statistical, financial and other data and prepares budget and statistical reports. Maintains records and ensures their integrity and completeness.

Develops the budget, procurement, and administrative sections of sponsored project proposals.
Supports and oversees the development and routing for approvals of sponsored project proposals.
Conducts regular financial reporting of all sponsored projects in the department, noting discrepancies between planned and actual financial performance.
Prepares periodic and final financial reports for project sponsors.
Ensures compliance with applicable University financial regulations, reporting, documentation and risk management procedures.

Tracks all departmental revenue and expenses, payment requests, P-card transactions, and reimbursement requests. Processes invoices and reimbursements. Reviews and prepares business terms of existing and new contracts governing academic partnerships, sponsored activities, and vendor services.

10% – Essential

Supports the Sr Director of Communications in preparing a variety of publications, speeches, letters, memos, minutes and other applicable forms of communication for distribution to appropriate parties; develops marketing and presentation materials. Communicates with other University representatives, government agencies, student or alumni groups, learned societies, accreditation bodies and other individuals or groups to exchange information, enlist cooperation and implement departmental programs.

20% – Essential

Oversees administrative functions and manages office systems of the center.

Schedules meetings, appointments, maintains calendar, develops and circulates agendas and meeting materials.

Serves as the space planner for the work area, to include interacting with building management and other internal staff on office space matters. Ensures that office equipment is appropriate and functioning. Serves as the liaison with the building manager with respect to office maintenance issues and repairs.

Coordinates reservations of team and conference rooms, as well as meeting and event space outside the school. In collaboration with GWSPH faculty and event staff, plans, organizes and coordinates events, including identifying the target audiences, booking meeting rooms and AV equipment, catering, room set-up and breakdown and ensuring after-hours building access.

Monitors travel and logistics for faculty and staff.

In collaboration with HR staff, initiates personnel actions, prepares relevant HR documents (job descriptions, requests for recruitment, etc.), coordinates onboarding of new staff, participates in interview and selection process, ensures completion of performance reviews.
Serves as a time-keeper. Supervises and transmits payroll.

Develops and oversees implementation of operational protocols and procedures. Implements new solutions and finds efficiencies, revises and establishes new procedures for optimal office management. Coordinates and successfully executes projects; works on special assignments.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

50% – Essential

Pre-award: Provide assistance to principal investigators to submit federal and foundation grants. Assemble budgets and budget justifications; update and collate bio sketches; ensure compliance with funders’ requirements.

Post-award: Oversee expenditures of projects, ensure compliance on expenditures, execute invoices; participate in project close-outs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

If interested, please apply HERE.

MSPM IN THE KNOW: SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

Top 3 for 11 September 2018:   

1- Interested in participating in a short-term study away program over the winter or spring breaks? Attend the Short-term Study Away Information Session on 11 September to learn more about G&EE’s Winter Break and Spring Break 2019 program offerings, hear from faculty who will be leading the programs, and meet students who have previously participated in these programs. Event details are as follows:  

Short-term Study Away Info Session
Tuesday, 11 September
6:00 – 7:00pm
Duques 151
Reception to follow

 

Go to the G&EE website to learn more about the exciting short-term programs running this winter break and spring break and to access the online application. Applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

 

2- Career Mentoring Fellowship Opportunity with naisA. This year, naisA  is hosting another career fair event on Wednesday,  26 September from 6pm to 9pm downtown Washington DC. Event is sponsored by Fortune 500 companies such as UBS, CBRE, Cardinal Health and Wells Fargo. Career mentoring topics are below:  

·       Pursuing a Career in Media/Communications: Audrey Siek, Line Producer & Digital Reporter, CGTN

·       Developing Your Leadership Potential: David Kim, VP – Government Affairs, Hyundai Motor

·       Careers in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence: David Nguyen, CEO, United Solutions

·       Challenges Minorities Face in the Corporate World: Husein Sharaf, President & CTO, Metrolink Networks

·       Venture Capital and Private Equity: Jeffrey Houle, Partner, DLA Piper

·       Careers in Sports and Technology: Jimmy Lynn, Co-founder & VP, Kiswe Mobile

·       My Journey as an Immigrant Entrepreneur: John Lin, President, CapStar Realty

·       Lifting Up the NextGen Women Leaders: Joy Park, VP – Outsourcing Strategy & Support, Comcast

·       Advice for Young Attorneys in Government and Private Practice: Ken Lench Esq., Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

·       Career Strategies for Women: Laura Beldin, Senior VP, US Trust

·       Pursuing a Career in NIH/NCI: Naoko Takabe, Senior Investigator, NIH/NC

·       Career in Journalism: Paul Abergo, Bureau Chief, Bloomberg BNA

·       Ins and Outs of Think Tanks: Sara Yang, Senior Policy Officer, World Bank

·       Careers in Private Banking: Stephen Park, Senior VP, UBS

·       High Tech Careers in Government (DoD & NASA): Ted Bujewski, Director, Department of Defense

·       Advice on IT Startups: Tim Hwang, CEO, FiscalNote    

·       Becoming a Successful IT Entrepreneur: Vincent Wong, CEO, mHelpDesk

 

For GWU MSPM students, once again, the registration fee of $50 will be waived. Please use the promo code PF100The code expires on Wednesday, 12 September at 11pm, so please sign up as soon as possible as sponsored tickets are very limited. Tickets can be claimed at our EventBrite registration site here.

 

3- International Project Management Workshop by College of Performance Management to be held at GW Campus from 13-15, November 2018 at the Marvin Center. The GW MSPM is supporting the College of Performance Management in its endeavor to bring the International Project Management Workshop to an excellent venue, right here at the GWU campus, in the heart of Washington, DC. IPM Workshop provides unparalleled access to the world’s experts on Earned Value Management, Agile and EVM, and a range of Project Performance Management Techniques. Students and alumni are encouraged to join the workshop for outstanding training, professional development and exploration of hot topics with practitioners and world leaders in performance management. See registration information here.

 

MSPM IN THE KNOW: September 4, 2018

Top 3 for 4 September 2018:

 

1- Academic Advising. Agnes Socrates has been serving as Interim Administrative Director for Master of Accountancy program along with three other Program Managers since June 2018 and will be doing so through December 2018. While she’s fulfilling her duties between two programs, students are encouraged to plan ahead. For any anticipated needs, please schedule an advisement appointment with her via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

  

2- Fall 2018 registration. The last day to add a course via GWeb is on Sunday, 9 September at 10pm. Last day to drop a course via GWeb is Sunday, 23 September at 10pm. Dropping from courses after the first day of the semester will incur charges on your student account. Students must review withdrawals and refund information via the registrar’s website prior to dropping courses. Policy Exception may be allowed for any extenuating circumstances justifying the need to drop from a course. Review process via this link. Consult your academic advisor if needed.

 

3- Free Registrations to 2018 PM Symposium. We are pleased to offer two free registrations to the PM Symposium hosted by the PMI Washington DC Chapter (regularly $260). Current students are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity. The PM Symposium provides a forum focused on developing project managers of all skill levels through professional development opportunities (7 PDUs will be available throughout the day). The symposium is also an opportunity for companies to meet project managers seeking career transition and matching interests, skills, and experience to their needs. If interested email aesocrates@gwu.edu with your name, GWID and a two-paragraph essay for why you should receive free registration no later than 12 September.

 

Event Date: Friday, 28 September 2018 – 8:00am – 5:00pm

Event Location: Sheraton Tysons Hotel

8661 Leesburg Pike

Vienna, Virginia 22182

See map: Google Maps