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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!

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 below:

Course No. Course Title Professor Class Day Blackboard Collaborate Day Time Notes
6202 Stats for Mgmnt Khamooshi Wednesday Thurs 8-9 PM   Eastern
6235 Comm Strat for PM Keleher This is a distance course Wed 9-10 PM Eastern
6250 PM Finance Kwak Monday Thurs 9-10 PM Eastern
6261 Intro to PM Kettunen Tuesday Mon 7:50-8:50 PM Eastern Starts 10 min early to transition to the next collaborate session for Risk Analysis
6252 Risk Analysis for Dec. Making Kettunen Thursday Mon 9-10  PM Eastern
6267 Planning & Scheduling Jain Wednesday Mon 9-10 PM Eastern
6269 PM Application Khamooshi Tuesday Thurs 9-10 PM Eastern

MSPM in the KNOW: August 28, 2018

Top 3 for 28 August:

1- Welcome back returning students and welcome to GW for our new MSPM students!  I hope you all had a relaxing summer and are ready to begin the fall semester. Get to know the incoming Fall 2018 class. Check out their profiles in the Bio Book under Resources tab at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

2- Special thanks to those who helped out during last week’s orientation for incoming students, held on 24 August: current students Amin Nasrinpour, Douglas Robertson, Tim Sawah and Heling Xie; as well as alumni Michael Ortiz (’14) and Shabnam Javid (’17). You all have a great way of inspiring and motivating our incoming students. We truly appreciate your efforts and your insights on how to prepare our new students for their graduate studies.

3- Update on new curriculum. We are happy to announce that DegreeMAP has been updated. If you opted to move to the new curriculum, please check your DegreeMAP to make sure the changes are applying to your record correctly. DegreeMAP is accessed through GWeb Information System. Go to Student Records & Registration → Student Records Information Menu → DegreeMAP. Not seeing the changes? Email Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu) or schedule an advisement session via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

MSPM in the KNOW: August 20, 2018

Top 3 for 20 August 2018:

1- Confirm your Fall 2018 schedule by logging into  GWeb. Look up your class schedule via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time. Blackboard is not the place to go to confirm your registration. Remember that Blackboard portal will not be available until your instructor turns it on. If you have not registered for any course yet, you must act now before courses close. Last day to register without penalty is Sunday, 26 August. Penalty applies for late registration.

2- The GW School of Business Fall 2018 Career Fair will be hosted on Thursday, 20 September 2018 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm. Register to come and meet area employers who are interested in connecting with School of Business students. This is your opportunity to utilize your elevator pitch and gather information on business-related internships and full-time opportunities. Don’t miss this important fall recruiting activity! Click here to register.

Note: Professional dress is mandatory for this event.

3- Internships and job opportunities:

Internship Placement Program for Arab-American Students

The Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) recently launched an Internship Placement Program. The program aims to place the best Arab-American students as interns in Federal government agencies and top American corporations. Students who have over 3.0 GPA are eligible to send their applications through the ABPA website. The accepted students will also receive mentorship support and career coaching with no fee. For more details, click here or contact Naheen Alam: programs@abpadc.org.

Developing Radio Partners – *Shared by alumna*

DRP, a US-based non-profit community broadcast development organization, is seeking a part time Research Extern/Intern to support its efforts to promote robust community radio and broadcast media giving voice to the voiceless. Apply here.

Reminder that Amazon Graduate Virtual Info Session Series 

Amazon is hosting several virtual info sessions for Grad students interested in their full-time opportunities. The sessions include an info session and a few functional deep dive sessions for each of their roles. The application window for roles specifically for recent grads will be available between 1 and 17 September. Click here for more details.

Early Access JPMorgan Chase Internship Opportunity through RelishCareers – Application Deadline: 7 September

JPM has partnered with RelishCareers to offer Grad student early access to their Chase Summer application. Students must have a relishcareers account to access this application, which can be created for free here.

ESE Project Manager, GWU 

The Office of Enrollment and the Student Experience is a mission-driven organization providing a cohesive experience throughout all phases of the student lifecycle, from the admissions and enrollment process through graduation and beyond, by supporting a connected, comprehensive and student-centered approach to the student experience. Reporting to the Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment and the Student Experience (ESE), the ESE includes the offices of undergraduate admissions, graduate enrollment, career services, student financial assistance, student success, student experience and student services, systems and analytics. The ESE is committed to a student-first mentality, utilizing a data-driven approach to continuous assessment and improvement across the organization.

Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost for Student Systems Services and Analytics, the ESE Project Manager provides project management and operational support to the AVP and the SSSA unit directors. The ESE Project Manager works with the AVP to serve as a liaison to coordinate SSSA activities across ESE, manage workflow, special projects and ensure critical processes and services are maintained and delivered. In department business matters the ESE Project Manager has frequent contacts with Deans, Directors, faculty members, students and other administrative staff. Apply here.