MSPM: IN THE KNOW OCTOBER 23, 2018

Top 3 for 23 October 2018:  

1- Fall 2018 Module 2 begins tomorrow, October 24

 Reminder, second module for Fall 2018 begins tomorrow. Those enrolled in DNSC 6257: Cost Estimation and Control as well as DNSC 6259: Project Portfolio Management, check Blackboard if you are able to see your course materials. If you are not able to access course materials on Blackboard, email your respective instructors.

2- Events

Bernie Sanders Returns to GW

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will return to the George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on November 27, Tuesday, at 7:00 PM to discuss “Where We Go From Here,” his book on strengthening the progressive movement and moving forward as a nation. The discussion is co-sponsored by GW and Politics and Prose.

Ticket sales will begin at noon on Thursday, October 25. Current students are eligible to receive a limited number of vouchers for free tickets. These must be claimed in person with a valid GW ID at the Lisner Auditorium box office and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Follow @GWU_events and @GWToday on Twitter for updates about this and other events.

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PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, “Relax, It’s Just Communication”

For the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon this month, Dr. Lovely Lall will be giving a presentation on “Relax, It’s Just Communication” on Thursday, October 25.

Location: 2201 G Street, Northwest 

Duques Room 453 Washington, DC 20052

Time: 11:30 AM – Networking

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Presentation

Event is free and open to public! Register here.

About the Event: Communication is the most critical skill at the heart of each engagement & defines the quality of your life – personally and professionally. In this session, you will receive practical and straightforward communication strategies. When applied, we expect to help you transform your communication style (verbal, nonverbal or written). It will lead you with better awareness and understanding of self and others, improve your capability to relate and engage personally and professionally with successful outcomes effectively, and manage your day to day life with a better sense of balance for a better life.

About Dr. Lovely Lall: Educated in medicine, Dr. Lall fuses academic knowledge with over three-decades of mindful practice in real life situations. She is a self-managed diabetic and stay-at-home mom who overcame those circumstances to rise to an elected position as the leader of a Toastmasters International District as its Director and Chief Executive Officer. A small business owner, Lovely Lall has volunteered and served in many organizations in both technical and leadership roles.

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 GW Project Management Association Webinar Series

GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Improving Communication wtih DISC” featuring Alan Zucker on October 30, 2018, Tuesday, at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Registration link will be available on October 23, 2018, next Tuesday.

About the webinar: Project managers spend over 90% of their time communicating. One of the key lessons of the Sender-Receiver Model is that communications are about the receiver. In this webinar, Alan Zucker shares the secrets on how to identify the DISC profile types and adapt how we communicate to become more effective. Small changes in how we approach communications can have large impacts on our ability to influence others.

About Alan Zucker: Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. Alan Zucker has over 25 years of experience managing project organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He is currently an instructor and advisor on project management, agile and leadership. He graduated from the George Washington University and holds a masters degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is a certified Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Professional by the Project Management Institute. He writes monthly articles on project management, is a keynote speaker, and is a regular presenter to GWU’s Master of Science Project Management students.

3- Jobs and Networking Opportunities

UN Careers Insights & Reflections from UN Professional Michael Emery: October 24

Learn about life within the United Nations, skills required to be successful, and suggestions for students who would like a career within the UN to be in their future. Register here.

Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is proud to launch its inaugural Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit on Friday, October 26. The purpose of the summit is to accelerate and enhance the education and outcomes of students interested in a career in the finance or real estate industries or functions within an organization. Register in Handshake for the Keynote Address with Daniel D’Aniello, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, along with Finance Panel discussions and Real Estate Panel discussions. The day wraps up with Speed Networking and the Dean’s Reception.

Deloitte Consulting Inclusion Program (DCIP) Summit: Apply by October 26

A premier leadership conference for the nation’s top underrepresented first-year MBA candidates. Veterans, Women and ethnically diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. For more in, click here!

Avalere Health – Associate Immersion Program: November 9

2018 graduates who have an interest in healthcare, public policy, and business. Public health, public policy, public administration, business, statistics, economics, mathematics, or anyone with strong quantitative and analytical skills. Click here to learn more and apply.

Wayfair Senior Management Opportunities: Apply by November 9

 Wayfair is currently seeking second year MBA students with 5+ years in management experience. Click here to apply now!

Government Contract Specialist at WESCO Distribution: Apply by December 24

 Education: Bachelors’ Degree in Business, Finance, and/or MS Government Contracting. Apply here.

Ford Marketing Leadership Program Full-time

The MLP is comprised of three to four individualized rotations in diverse areas that have an impact on key marketing strategies. Each rotation is 18-24 months and will provide Marketing Leaders with exposure to the business necessary to form a solid foundation in the organization and support future career development. Click here to apply!

DiDi Global Leadership Development Program 

A global talent acquisition and development program aimed at speeding up the thriving of high potentials who aspire to become international business leaders in DiDi. More information here!

MSPM: IN THE KNOW OCTOBER 16, 2018

Top 3 for 16 October 2018:  

1- Two Free Registrations to Fall 2018 PMP Prep Course

The MSPM is pleased to offered two free registrations to the Fall 2018 PMP Prep Courseoffered by the PMI Washington DC Chapter. Registrations are regularly priced at $1,195. Courses will be offered on two weekends beginning Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, October 28 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center, 900 North Glebe Road Arlington, VA, 22203.

If interested, submit the following no later than October 17, 5:00 PM Eastern Time to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu):

  • Name, GWid, email and phone number
  • PMIWDC membership number
  • 300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration

2- Upcoming and Past Project Management Events

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, “Relax, It’s Just Communication”

For the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon this month, Dr. Lovely Lall will be giving a presentation on “Relax, It’s Just Communication” on Thursday, October 25.

Location: 2201 G Street, Northwest 

Duques Room 453 Washington, DC 20052

Time: 11:30 AM – Networking

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Presentation

Event is free and open to public! Register here.

About the Event: Communication is the most critical skill at the heart of each engagement & defines the quality of your life – personally and professionally. In this session, you will receive practical and straightforward communication strategies. When applied, we expect to help you transform your communication style (verbal, nonverbal or written). It will lead you with better awareness and understanding of self and others, improve your capability to relate and engage personally and professionally with successful outcomes effectively, and manage your day to day life with a better sense of balance for a better life.

About Dr. Lovely Lall: Educated in medicine, Dr. Lall fuses academic knowledge with over three-decades of mindful practice in real life situations. She is a self-managed diabetic and stay-at-home mom who overcame those circumstances to rise to an elected position as the leader of a Toastmasters International District as its Director and Chief Executive Officer. A small business owner, Lovely Lall has volunteered and served in many organizations in both technical and leadership roles.

 GW Project Management Association Webinar Series

GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Improving Communication wtih DISC” featuring Alan Zucker on October 30, 2018, Tuesday, at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Registration link will be available on October 23, 2018, next Tuesday.

About the webinar: Project managers spend over 90% of their time communicating. One of the key lessons of the Sender-Receiver Model is that communications are about the receiver. In this webinar, Alan Zucker shares the secrets on how to identify the DISC profile types and adapt how we communicate to become more effective. Small changes in how we approach communications can have large impacts on our ability to influence others.

About Alan Zucker: Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. Alan Zucker has over 25 years of experience managing project organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He is currently an instructor and advisor on project management, agile and leadership. He graduated from the George Washington University and holds a masters degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is a certified Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Professional by the Project Management Institute. He writes monthly articles on project management, is a keynote speaker, and is a regular presenter to GWU’s Master of Science Project Management students.

3- Jobs and Networking Opportunities

DF Information Session on October 16 at 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will be having an information session on EDF Climate Corps Fellowship. EDF Climate Corps Fellow is a 10-12 week paid Summer Program for current or recent graduate student studying engineering, business, sustainability, environmental management, public policy or relevant degree. Click here for more information.

 

The Brookings Institution: Spring 2019 Training and Development Internship            

The Brookings Institution is currently seeking students interested in: human resources, recruitment/selection/outreach, diversity and inclusion practices, and instructional design. For more information and to apply, click here.

 

District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE): Apply by October 19

DOEE is currently recruiting a Green Fellow to work on several innovative stormwater management and green infrastructure programs, with a focus on the first-of-its-kind Stormwater Retention Credit trading program. For more information, click here.

Value Proposition/Branding, Networking, LinkedIn/Social Media, and Interviewing       

Alissa Thornton of the F. David Fowler Career Center will facilitate a multi-faceted, interactive, and informative workshop: Value Proposition/Branding, Networking, LinkedIn/Social Media, and Interviewing. The event will be Saturday, October 20th, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in Duques room 420. Register via Handshake under events or email amthorn@gwu.edu.

Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is proud to launch its inaugural Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit on Friday, October 26. The purpose of the summit is to accelerate and enhance the education and outcomes of students interested in a career in the finance or real estate industries or functions within an organization.

Finance and Real Estate Panel Discussions

Register in Handshake for the Keynote Address with Daniel D’Aniello, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, along with Finance Panel discussions and Real Estate Panel discussions. The day wraps up with Speed Networking and the Dean’s Reception.

Deloitte Consulting Inclusion Program (DCIP) Summit: Apply by October 26
A premier leadership conference for the nation’s top underrepresented first-year MBA candidates. Veterans, Women and ethnically diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. For more in, click here!

 Wayfair Senior Management Opportunities: Apply by November 9 

Wayfair is currently seeking second year MBA students with 5+ years in management experience. Click here to apply now!

DiDi Global Leadership Development Program 
A global talent acquisition and development program aimed at speeding up the thriving of high potentials who aspire to become international business leaders in DiDi. More information here!

MSPM: IN THE KNOW OCTOBER 9, 2018

Top 3 for 9 October 2018:  

1- Spring 2019 registration begins on November 8

Spring 2019 registration opens on November 8. Students, please check any holds on your account that may prevent you from registering to courses.  All holds should show up on your GWeb account. Students should contact the Student Accounts Office for any questions related to financial holds (sao@gwu.edu | Phone: 202-994-7350). Questions about administrative holds due to missing transcripts, academic integrity training or any other related program requirements should be directed to mspminfo@gwu.edu.

2- Upcoming and Past Project Management Events

30th Annual International Integrated Program Management Workshop

Thank you to those who submitted their essays to receive free registration to the IPM Workshop! Please check your email for confirmation of your free registration.

Great news for GWSB Alumni! A discounted rate of $350 is available for any former GWU School of Business students to attend the workshop and get a complimentary CPM Membership. If interested, email Agnes Socrates at aesocrates@gwu.edu and provide your GWID.

The International Integrated Program Management Workshop will be at the George Washington University to provide training, professional development, and exploration of hot topics with practitioners and world leaders in performance management. This is a great opportunity to enhance your professional skills in the project management field. Event is from November 13-15, 2018. More information about the workshop can be viewed here.

2018 PMI Global Conference  Successful!

The MSPM program joined the PMI Global Conference held from October 5-8 at Los Angeles Convention Center. At least 6,000 project managers from 60 countries attended the event for professional development opportunities.

Congratulations to MSPM alumnus William Davis’ for his successful presentation, “Collbinart: Build Team Collaboration Thorugh Art.” Mr. Davis discussed the value and necessity of collaborative teamwork in complex projects, especially among agile teams using adaptive approaches to project management. In his presentation, participants formed small groups and experienced the power and benefits of team collaboration through interpretive art. Project practitioners can use this easily reproduced activity as part of their own just-in-time training offerings at any point in a team’s journey together. Read more.

3- Jobs and Networking Opportunities

Alissa Thornton of the F. David Fowler Career Center will facilitate a multi-faceted, interactive, and informative workshop: Value Proposition/Branding, Networking, LinkedIn/Social Media, and Interviewing. The event will be Saturday, October 20th, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in Duques room 420. Register via Handshake under events.

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is proud to launch its inaugural Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit on Friday, October 26, 2018. The purpose of the summit is to accelerate and enhance the education and outcomes of students interested in a career in the finance or real estate industries or functions within an organization.

Register in Handshake for the Keynote Address with Daniel D’Aniello, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, along with Finance Panel discussions and Real Estate Panel discussions. The day wraps up with Speed Networking and the Dean’s Reception.

District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE): Apply by 10/19
DOEE is currently recruiting a Green Fellow to work on several innovative stormwater management and green infrastructure programs, with a focus on the first-of-its-kind Stormwater Retention Credit trading program. For more info here!

Deloitte Consulting Inclusion Program (DCIP) Summit: Apply by 10/26
A premier leadership conference for the nation’s top underrepresented first-year MBA candidates. Veterans, Women and ethnically diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. For more, click here!

DiDi Global Leadership Development Program 
A global talent acquisition and development program aimed at speeding up the thriving of high potentials who aspire to become international business leaders in DiDi.  More info here!

EDF Climate Corps Fellow
10-12 week paid Summer Program for current or recent graduate student studying engineering, business, sustainability, environmental management, public policy or relevant degree. Click here for more!

MSPM: IN THE KNOW OCTOBER 2, 2018

Top 3 for 2 October 2018:  

1- 30th Annual International Integrated Program Management Workshop

Are you looking to sharpen your project performance techniques? The International Integrated Program Management Workshop will be at the George Washington University to provide training, professional development, and exploration of hot topics with practitioners and world leaders in performance management. This is a great opportunity to enhance your professional skills in the project management field.

Location: George Washington University – Marvin Center

800 21st Street, NW

Date: November 13-15, 2018

Great News! GW MSPM received 20 complimentary student slots for the IPMW workshop. If you are a current MSPM student and is interested in receiving free registration, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu no later than Friday, October 5, 2018. Please include the following in your email: GWID, phone number, and one paragraph essay on why you should receive a complimentary registration.

More information about the workshop about the event can be viewed here.

2- Upcoming and Past Project Management Events

PMI Global Conference 2018

The GW MSPM is a registered exhibitor for 2018 PMI Global Conference this year scheduled from October 6-8. The event will be held at the Los Angeles Conference Center. PMI Global Conference is PMI’s flagship event, attracting up to 3,000 of like-minded project management professionals for three days of top-notch learning, networking and fun. You’ll build instantly applicable skills, hear from high-energy speakers and form lasting friendships. All while celebrating being part of a global community of change champions.

We encourage all current students and alumni in nearby areas to join us. For more information about the PMI Global Conference and their registration, please visit the PMI website here.

Come visit us at Booth 221! Agnes Socrates (MSPM), Pete Hamer (GW Admissions) and William Davis (Alumnus) will be there to meet you.

2018 PMI Symposium Successful!

The MSPM program joined the PMI Symposium last Friday, September 28 as an exhibitor. At least 1,500 project management professionals attended the event.

We are fortunate to have dedicated MSPM students who joined us at our exhibit booth during their breaks from professional development sessions.

Thank you, Douglas Robertson (GW PMA President), Ishai Trani (GWPMA Vice President), and current MSPM students: Heling Xie, Reza Dastan, and Tahira Dickenson. We’re also thrilled to see MSPM alumnus, Rahul Rathod at the symposium. The event ended with Ishai Trani winning one of the major prizes during a raffle draw.

Check out photos on our facebook page here.

Another Great PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon!

We had another successful PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon event last Thursday. We would like to thank Sasan Afsoosi for his presentation on “Virtual Agile Is Reality: Agile Project Management To Manage Distributed Teams.” Project Management professionals and MSPM students were highly engaged with Sasan on his topic on virtual agile.

For more opportunities to attend the next PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, please keep an eye on our MSPM weekly newsletter. You can check out photos from the event on our facebook page here.

3- Career Workshop

Inside Scoop on working at BCG, Booz Allen and CAPCO

For those who are interested in working at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Booz Allen, and CAPCO, there will be a workshop with speakers Michael Schweizer and JP Pyo on their work experience in the three companies. Event information is provided below:

Location: GW School of Business, Funger Hall Room 620

Date and Time: October 3, 2018, Wednesday from 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

The dress code is casual and there will be ample time for Q&A. To RSVP, please visit here.