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MSPM: IN THE KNOW January 15, 2019

Top 3 for 15 January 2019:

  1. Blackboard Collaborate Spring 2019 Schedule
    • The Blackboard Collaborate schedule for Spring 2019 is now available. Collaborate sessions are 60-minute live sessions designed for the online and campus students to engage with their professors on a weekly basis and to supplement their learning. It is highly recommended for all MSPM students and the best time to ask your professors follow-up questions regarding your course. Please see schedule here.
  2. Congratulations, Prof. Jain!
    • Our esteemed, Professor Sanjay Jain was honored to serve as the Program Chair for 2018 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) held last month in Gothenburg, Sweden together with Prof. Björn Johansson of Chalmers University, who served as the General Chair. WSC is the premier international conference in the field of system simulation, with the principal focus being discrete-event simulation and combined discrete-continuous simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors. We are proud of you, Professor Jain!
  3. Teaching Assistant for DNSC 6214 
    • GWSB Department of Decision Sciences is looking for a Teaching Assistant for DNSC 6214: Pricing & Revenue Management in the Spring 2019 semester.   
      The Teaching Assistant position must have the following requirements:
      • Successfully completed GTAP Training
      • Enrolled in the DNSC 6214 course in the past 
      Teaching Assistant
      Under the supervision/direction of the instructor of record, grades papers, answers student questions, may hold office hours, tutoring, or help sessions with students may help prepare course materials. Compensation: $1945 – $3890 per semester.
      If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Jade Abrams at jadej@gwu.edu.

MSPM: IN THE KNOW December 11, 2018

Top 3 for 11 December 2018: 

  1. Spring 2019 Class Registration
    • Spring 2019 semester will begin on January 14. This is a reminder for students to finalize their Spring 2019 class registration. Remember financial penalty applies for any registration beginning January 14. Please check any holds on your student account before Friday, December 21. For questions on financial holds, please contact the Student Account Office at sao@gwu.edu or by phone at 202-994-7350. For questions on administrative holds due to missing transcripts, academic integrity, or any other related program requirements, please contact Agnes Socrates at aesocrates@gwu.edu.

Teaching Assistantships and Volunteer Opportunities!

  1. Volunteers Needed for Spring 2019 MSPM Orientation 
    • The MSPM program needs 6 volunteers for the Spring 2019 Student Orientation for incoming students on January 9, 2019. Volunteers will facilitate the Students and Alumni panel, attend the networking event, and will assist with presentation of student resources (accessing DegreeMAP, Blackboard, etc). Time commitment is 4 hours. If interested, please email mspminfo@gwu.edu no later than December 14, 2018.
  2. Teaching Assistants and Graders
    • GWSB Department of Decision Sciences is looking for Teaching Assistants and Graders for the Spring 2019 semester. The courses will be primarily in the Department of Decisions Sciences.
      These are the classes that we need TA/Graders for:
      • DNSC 6214: Pricing & Revenue Management
      • DNSC 6225: Business Process Simulation
      • DNSC 6267: Planning and Scheduling
      The description is below.
      Grader
      Under the supervision/direction of the instructor of record, grades papers, and assignments. Post grades on Blackboard. Does not interact directly with students or engage in instructional activities outside of grading and providing feedback on assignments. Grader needed for 10 hours a week. Compensation is $13.25 an hour.
      Teaching Assistant
      Under the supervision/direction of the instructor of record, grades papers, answers student questions, may hold office hours, tutoring, or help sessions with students may help prepare course materials. Compensation: $1945 – $3890 per semester.
      If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Jade Abrams at jadej@gwu.edu.

MSPM: IN THE KNOW December 4, 2018

Top 3 for 4 December 2018:

  1. Volunteers Needed for Spring 2019 MSPM Orientation 
    • The MSPM program needs 6 volunteers for the Spring 2019 Student Orientation for incoming students on January 9, 2019. Volunteers will facilitate the Students and Alumni panel, attend the networking event, and will assist with presentation of student resources (accessing DegreeMAP, Blackboard, etc). Time commitment is 4 hours. If interested, please email mspminfo@gwu.edu no later than December 14, 2018.
  2. PMIEF Scholarship Opportunity for International Students
    • Application for Project Management Institute Education Foundation (PMIEF) scholarship has closed on November 30th. The selection committee will be reviewing applications shortly. This opportunity is the first university-run PMIEF scholarship with the goal of promoting PMIEF as a key resource for project management scholarships and expand its global reach. The GWU MSPM program was among the three universities in the US that was invited to apply for a grant through PMIEF in September 2018. We are fortunate to have won the award this year!  Thank you to those who applied. Please stay tuned for award announcements.
  3. Mental-Math Workshop
    • December 6, 2018 | 12:15-1:15 PM  Duques Hall (School of Business), 453, 2201 G Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20052

      GW Fowler Career Center is partnering with Management Consulted to offer a one-hour Mental Math workshop this Thurs, December 6 at 12:15 pm. The workshop will be presented by Management Consulted.  Below is the blurb about the session  if interested: https://gwu.joinhandshake.com/events/242289

      For students with upcoming case interviews, whether it’s in management consulting, finance or marketing, an ability to do fast math including knowing how to estimate quickly during the interviews are very important. As you know, many roles now require comfort with quantitative data, statistics, and data-based facts and recommendations. To succeed in your case interviews, It is necessary to understand how to go about handling the math and estimation questions. During this session, you will get ahead of the game by learning the tips and know-how on how to handle math problems successfully during your case interviews.

MSPM: IN THE KNOW November 27, 2018

Top 3 for 27 November 2018:

  1. Fall 2018 Graduate Certificate Completion Form Due on November 30 
    • Students who are completing a graduate certificate in Fall 2018 must complete aCertificate Completion Form through their Director’s office no later than Friday, November 30. This applies to any student enrolled in a graduate certificate program who is completing all program requirements by Fall 2018. If you have any questions, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu
  2. Spring 2019 Capstone Registration 
    • Registration for DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (Capstone) requires special approval from your academic advisor. Complete a Registration Transaction Form and email completed form to aesocrates@gwu.edu. Details required for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes, under Decision Sciences.

      For questions about courses for Spring 2019 semester, please schedule an advising appointment with Agnes Socrates via meetme.so/gwmspm.

  3. PMIEF Scholarship Opportunity for International Students
    • There is still time to apply for the Project Management Institute Education Foundation (PMIEF) scholarship this week. This grant is to provide scholarship opportunities to expand the global reach of the program and raise awareness on PMIEF as a key resource for project management academic scholarships. 
      Eligibility: 
      – Student must be in good academic standing
      – Must be a current international student
      – Student must be graduating in Spring 2019, Summer 2019 or Fall 2019
      If interested, please submit the PMIEF scholarship application no later than Friday, November 30th at the close of the business day.
      Include the following in your application: 
      1. Your most updated resume
      2. Your answer to the essay questions below (500 words or less)
       – How do you plan to provide changes in your sector with the knowledge that you have         gained in the MS in Project Management program?
      – How will you implement change in your reality? 

MSPM: IN THE KNOW November 20, 2018

Top 3 for 20 November 2018

  1. Fall 2018 Graduate Certificate Completion Form, Due on December 1st 
    • Certificate-seeking students for Fall 2018 must complete a Certificate Completion Form through their Director’s office no later than December 1st. This applies to any student enrolled in a graduate certificate program who is completing all program requirements by Fall 2018. Questions regarding this announcement, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu.
  2. Spring 2019 Capstone Registration 
    • Registration for DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (Capstone) requires special approval from your academic advisor. Complete a Registration Transaction Form and email completed form to aesocrates@gwu.edu. Details required for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes, under Decision Sciences.

      For questions about courses for Spring 2019 semester, please schedule an advising appointment with Agnes Socrates via meetme.so/gwmspm.

  3. PMIEF Scholarship Opportunity for International Students
    • The Master of Science in Project Management program has been awarded a scholarship grant supporting international students. The grant is a university-run scholarship, funded by the Project Management Institute Education Foundation (PMIEF) effective November 2018 through December 2019. The purpose of the grant is to provide scholarship opportunities to expand the global reach of the program and raise awareness on PMIEF as a key resource for project management academic scholarships.

      Eligibility: 
      – Student must be in good academic standing
      – Must be a current international student
      – Student must be graduating in Spring 2019, Summer 2019 or Fall 2019

      This application is due no later than Friday, November 30th at the close of the business day. If interested, please submit your application using this link.

      Include the following in your application: 
      1. Your most updated resume
      2. Your answer to the essay questions below (500 words or less)
       – How do you plan to provide changes in your sector with the knowledge that you have         gained in the MS in Project Management program?
      – How will you implement change in your reality? 

MSPM: IN THE KNOW November 13,2018

Top 3 for 13 November 2018:

  1. Spring 2019 Registration 
    • As posted last week, Spring 2019 is ongoing.  Register for courses listed on your degree plan to secure your seats. MSPM classes are offered to non-MSPM classes. This often results to seats going away quickly.  Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. List of course offerings are available via the registrar’s website.
      Registration for DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (Capstone) requires special approval from your academic advisor. Complete a Registration Transaction Formand email completed form to aesocrates@gwu.edu. Details required for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes, under Decision Sciences.

      For questions about courses for Spring 2019 semester, please schedule an advising appointment with Agnes Socrates via meetme.so/gwmspm.

  2. Zoom Interview Project 
    • In an effort to further our community and help you get to know the faculty even better, we are going to create a library of interviews of faculty as conducted by students.  During this process, you will have the opportunity to ask a faculty member about his or her research, teaching, consulting or some combination of all three while recording the interview on Zoom.  We’ll then use these videos to help all grad students get to know their faculty and to help prospective students touch and feel the school before they commit.

      To do this, we’re looking for a small group of interested students who would be the key interviewers in the process.  If you are interested in participating in this project, please complete this interest form or go to direct link: https://qtrial2018q4az1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehBgdH6n8bmljPT by November 19, 5pm.

Events 

  1. Alumni Roundtables 
    • The GWSB MBA is hosting an Alumni Roundtables this Friday, November 16! We are given 10 MSPM slots to this event. Please email aesocrates@gwu.edu by Wednesday November 14 at 9AM Eastern if interested.

      Time:  6:00-8:30pm
      Date:  Friday, November 16
      Location:  Elliott School of International Affairs, 7th floor
      Dress:  Business Formal, everyone must wear a suit to get into the event.

  2. 2018 Palisade Risk Conference 
    • Students, Alumni, Staff, Faculty and others affiliated with GW can get a free registration to the 2018 Palisade Risk Conference in San Diego from November 15-16.  The conference offers multiple tracks, including software training sessions on @RISK andDecisionTools Suite and practitioner case study sessions. Case studies encompass a wide range of applications. More details are posted here.
      Anyone interested should contact:
      Michael Corbett, Academic Sales Manager | Palisade Corporation | mcorbett@palisade.com | www.palisade.com 

Job and Internship Opportunity 

  • Amazon Operations: Area Manager Mid-Atlantic Region 11/14
    Start between Jan. 2019 and Oct 2019, lead, manage, and develop a team of 50 to 200 Amazon Associates. Must be willing to relocate at time of hire. Click here for more information.
  • The Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) 11/15
    Students with unpaid summer internships are encouraged to apply for funding up to $3,000. For more information, click here!
  • GW Non-Profit & Government Career Fair 11/16
    Collaborative event between GW, NYU, UPENN. Panel discussion is scheduled for 11:30 – 12:45, the fair will begin at 1pm. Click here to register!
  • Marketing and Communications Assistant – GWSB Student Employment 1/1/19
    Experience with basic graphic design, video production, and photo management system.
    Apply in Handshake!
  • Business Operations Intern – American Association of Colleges and Nurses 11/16 
    First year master’s student seeking to gain experience in non-profit management supporting and assisting Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance Administration over the course of 10-12 weeks. Send cover letter and resume to: jobs@aacnnursing.org
  • Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship 12/18
    Education Pioneers recruits, develops, and connects professionals from diverse backgrounds to work for K-12 school districts and other education organizations in non-instructional roles. Pioneers work on issues related to student data analysis, operations, program/project management, strategy, and more. Click here to learn more!

MSPM: IN THE KNOW November 4, 2018

Top 3 for 4 November 2018:

  1. Spring 2019 Registration Begins on November 8
    • Reminder, Spring 2019 registration opens on November 8. 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 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
      For questions about courses for Spring 2019 semester, please schedule an advising appointment with Agnes Socrates via meetme.so/gwmspm.

Events

  1. 30th Annual International Integrated Program Management Workshop
    • International IPM Workshop provides unparalleled access to the world’s experts on Earned Value Management, Agile and a range of project performance management techniques.
      Date: November 13-15, 2018 
      Location: GW Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20052
      For more information and registration, click here.  
      GWSB Discounted registration fees available (regularly $850):
      Alumni: $350; Faculty/Staff: $500 (2-day workshop); $250 (one-day workshop)
      Interested? Email Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu) by Thursday, November 8.
  2. 2018 Palisade Risk Conference 
    • Students, Alumni, Staff, Faculty and others affiliated with GW can get a free registration to the 2018 Palisade Risk Conference in San Diego from November 15-16.  The conference offers multiple tracks, including software training sessions on @RISK andDecisionTools Suite and practitioner case study sessions. Case studies encompass a wide range of applications. More details are posted here.
      Anyone interested should contact:
      Michael Corbett, Academic Sales Manager | Palisade Corporation | mcorbett@palisade.com | www.palisade.com 

Jobs and Internship Opportunists 

  • Blue Origin Business Careers Information Session: November 8                             The session will discuss internship opportunities in Business Development and Supply Chain and Business System. There will be two sessions, one at 4:00 PM in GWSB and one at 6:00 PM in SEAS. If students are unable to attend the first, they are encouraged to attend the second, the recruiters will still discuss opportunities with them. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students in engineering, science, technology, accounting and/or business with at least one semester of school remaining after the internship.
  • 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                                Successful candidates will be placed into either the Specialized Sales, Customer Service or Order Management team dependent upon area of interest and skills/experience. Wayfair have opportunities available in the following locations: Utah (Orem and Ogden), Texas (College Station), Maine (Bangor), New York (Big Flats). Click here to apply now!
  • Academic Travel Abroad Opportunities: Apply by November 15                             Academic Travel Abroad is hiring for several positions below. These opportunities are ideal for senior students or Masters candidates:
  • 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 30, 2018

Top 3 for 30 October 2018:
1.  Spring 2019 Registration Begins on November 8
Reminder, Spring 2019 registration opens on November 8. 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 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 tomspminfo@gwu.edu.

 

2. Events 

GW Project Management Association Webinar Series

TODAY, October 30, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM! The GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Improving Communication wtih DISC” featuring Alan Zucker. Direct link to the webinar is found here.

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.
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2018 Palisade Risk Conference 

Students, Alumni, Staff, Faculty and others affiliated with GW can get a free registration to the 2018 Palisade Risk Conference in San Diego from November 15-16.  The conference offers multiple tracks, including software training sessions on @RISK andDecisionTools Suite and practitioner case study sessions. Case studies encompass a wide range of applications. More details are posted here: http://www.palisade.com/2018/SanDiego/

Anyone interested should contact:

Michael Corbett, Academic Sales Manager | Palisade Corporation | mcorbett@palisade.com | www.palisade.com 

 

3. Jobs and Networking Opportunities 

Ready Set Grow hosted by GWU: November 2 
Ready, Set, Grow! is a major career conference featuring eight panels, each focusing on the fields of Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Consulting, Data Analytics, Sports, Events & Hospitality Management, International Economics & Development, and Law & Public Policy. This award-winning and the fully student-run conference had 200+ recruiters, professionals, and students in attendance last year and we expect an even larger presence this year. More information on Handshake.

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!
Academic Travel Abroad, Inc. hiring: Apply by November 15
Academic Travel Abroad is hiring for several positions below. These opportunities are ideal for senior students or Masters candidates:

Assistant Director, Middlebury C. V. Starr School in China: Beijing or Kunming
Resident Director, CET Beijing: Intensive Language Program
Senior Program Manager, Sales and Creative Team


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!