MSPM In the KNOW: February 18th, 2020

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Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top things you need to know for February 18, 2020:

MSPM Students Visited a Brewing Company! 

This past weekend, MSPM students enrolled in the campus section of DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) visited the Right Proper Brewing in Washington, D.C. and met with the owner, Leah Creston.  Students were there to learn the “how to process” in starting up a brewing company, which is this year’s project for graduating MSPM students. Leah Creston served as a resource to students in identifying processes to run a brewey/restaurant while students incorporated all these ideas into the making of their Handbook Project, one of the three requirements for their Capstone course. The final output will be presented in class at the end of this Spring semester. Way to go for these students as they complete their Capstone project! 

Join us online Sunday, February 23 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and enjoy networking and conversation with fellow GWSB students, faculty, staff and alumni from around the world.

GWSB Online Happy hours are fun, informal networking events. Participants log in to our online classroom system, Blackboard Collaborate, and interact using webcams and microphones. After an opening toast, participants are placed into virtual small groups for conversation. Following group introductions, our discussion will focus on the question, “How has marketing changed in your industry in the past 5-10 years?” About halfway through the event, participants will be placed in a second group and repeat the networking process. The event will end with a short plenary debrief conversation.

To learn more about Online Happy Hours, check out the video here!

Register for the Online Happy Hour

Join us on Tuesday, February 25 from 6-7 p.m. in the Crain Center (Duques Hall, 150). This a great opportunity for casual networking, conversation and of course FREE dinner with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff, and our alumnus guests Scott Rechler, GMBA 2012, Founder and President, LearnServe International and Brianna Lux, GMBA 2010, Executive Advisor, Gartner.

Review Bios and RSVP here!

Join us Friday, February 28 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the City View Room of the Elliott School of International Affairs to network and engage in round table discussion with prominent alumni and industry leaders from companies that have been historically most attractive to our students.

Register for Roundtables Here!

GWPMA is Hosting a Webinar with Alan Zucker

Join us on Saturday, March 7 from 12-1 PM! The GWPMA (student organization) is hosting a webinar with speaker, Alan Zucker, Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. The GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Introduction to Agile Project Management.”

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 for project management, agile and leadership. He graduated from the George Washington University and holds a master’s 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. 

Please RSVP by February 28. Contact Tahirah Dickenson, GWPMA President if you have any trouble registering for the event (

Register for the Webinar Here


Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

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