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!