MSPM: IN THE KNOW March 12, 2019

Top 3 for 12 March 2019

  1. Announcements
    • Graduation Application for Summer 2019
      • Students who are completing all program requirements in the Summer 2019 semester and participating in the commencement in May 2019 should apply for graduation by March 15, Friday. Students need to be enrolled in the Summer semester before they will be eligible to submit a graduation application. Students who miss the published deadline will be assessed a $35 late application fee and must use the late paper application. To apply for graduation now, follow the instructions below:
        • Log in to GWeb using your GWID and PIN.
        • Click on the Student Records & Registration Menu tab, and select the “Student Records Information” link.
        • Click on the “Apply to Graduate” link to begin your graduation application.
    • Spring 2019 Residency Week
      • Students in the distance section of DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) are required to participate in the residency week to complete the course requirements. The Spring 2019 residency week will run from May 13-May 17. Presentations will be held on campus at 2201 G Street NW Washington, DC 20052. Capstone students are expected to be on campus from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day during the residency week. Final details will be discussed with the instructor in class.
    • 2019 Commencement Schedule
      • The 2019 Commencement Schedule is available via the University and School of Business websites. All graduating students should check commencement information to know about graduation regalia, guest tickets, and schedule. Students are highly encouraged to participate in all commencement activities but are not required.
  2. Events
    • PMI Washington DC Luncheon
      • “Introduction To Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma”For the PMI Washington Circle Luncheon this month, Narayanan Doraswamy will be giving a presentation on “Introduction To Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma” on Thursday, March 28.
      • Location: 2201 G Street, NorthwestDuques Hall 453, Washington DC 20052Time: 11:30 AM – Networking12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – PresentationThe event is free and open to the public! Register here!*This is a brown bag lunch event*
      • About the event: The talk will be an introduction to process improvement using Lean, Six Sigma, and other tools. Narayanan will be providing a basic introduction to the processes, variation, and the need for process improvement, the various tools available out there and a quick introduction to Lean Six Sigma, Design Thinking, and Agile technologies as used for process improvement.ersonally and professionally with successful outcomes effectively, and manage your day to day life with a better sense of balance for a better life.
      • About Narayanan Doraswamy: Innovative management professional and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with extensive experience leading process definition, standardization, and continuous improvement across all business segments. The astute strategic leader is skilled in incorporating significant enhancements across the operational frameworks to optimize efficiencies, yields, production rates, changeover efficiencies, and expenditures. Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving abilities in evaluating business support, project needs, and required resources as appropriate to address needs. Collaborative communicator continually focused on building relationships while serving as a key interface between production facilities, research and development, and project management teams.
    • University PM Talks
      • Project Management Institute Washington DC (PMIWDC) Chapter partners with local universities to bring our chapter events to university students, young professionals, and our members in Washington, DC on a quarterly basis. The GW MSPM will be hosting the University PM Talks in the first quarter of 2019. Both Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington DC area has to offer! Topics will be presented by the following speakers
        • Servant Leadership Presentation by Uma Hiremagalur
        • Partnering with ChangePresentation by David Dante
        • Goals-Driven Delivery with Impact MappingPresentation by Salah Elleithy
      • Agenda and Cost:
        • This event goes from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, with the first 30 minutes devoted to networking.
          • Location: 2201 G Street, NorthwestDuques Hall, Washington DC 200525:30 PM-6:00 PM: Networking / Food & Drinks 6:00 PM-7:00 PM: University PM Talks Presentations Strategic and Business Management (20 Minutes)Technical Project Management (20 Minutes)Leadership (20 Minutes)7:00 PM-7:30 PM: Q&A with Speakers
          • This event is free for students, costs $20 for members, and $25 for non-members.For the student rate, please email from a .edu email address, with your first and last name and we will register you for this event for free!For more information to learn about the event, topics, and speakers, please visit the PMI website and register now! 
    • GWSB Online Happy Hour
      • GWSB would like to welcome GWSB alumni, faculty, staff, and students in an Online Happy Hour on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Online Happy Hour will be in a Blackboard Collaborate session.The discussion topic will be “The Changing Role of Technology in the Workplace.”Sign up for the Online Happy Hour here
  3. Jobs and Opportunities
    • US Postal Service is Hiring!
    • Government Accountability Office, Information Technology and Cybersecurity Info Session 3/20
      • The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Information Technology and Cybersecurity (ITC) team are looking for bright and innovative students who are interested in data analysis, research, and writing related to IT and Cybersecurity issues in the federal government. GAO’s ITC Team leads audits to help the government address important challenges. The ITC Team works to build the government’s capacity to manage IT and to manage the collection, use, and dissemination of information in an era of rapidly changing technology. Specifically, the ITC team evaluates other federal agencies’ implementation and management of areas such as privacy, systems acquisition and development, investment management, and cybersecurity.Attend this information session to learn more about the ITC Team and opportunities to be a part of this great organization! Register to attend in Handshake
    • Cisco Sales Development Internship
      • Exposes students to Cisco’s technology and customers while providing hands-on training and group project experience.
        Open to students pursuing a BS or MS degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Communications, Information Technology, Computer Science, Finance or related area set to graduate December 2020- May 2022. Students will gain exposure to Cisco technology, sales and the chance to network and learn from top sales leaders within the organization
      • Apply here now!

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