MSPM in the KNOW: January 16, 2018

Top 3 for 16 January 2018

1- Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to GW for our new MSPM students! We welcome all returning students back to the program. This is the first day of the semester and an exciting time at GWU as we continue to attract high caliber students.  Get to know our new students by viewing their MSPM Bio here. You may also check out previous Bio Books under the Resources tab at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

2- Thank you MSPM Student Orientation volunteers! The MSPM Student Orientation held last Friday, 12 January was a success. Thanks to MSPM Alumni Robert Endler and Kim Hurst as well as current MBA-MSPM student, Melody Peppard for participating in the student panel.  Special thanks to Melody for bringing MSPM alumni to the networking event following the student panel: Taghreed Mahdi, Shabnam Javid, Sharon White and Durriyyah Johnson. Check out orientation photos on our Facebook page.

3- Interested in Study Away Programs? Learn more about these opportunities by attending program information sessions. Study away programs are great opportunities for students to earn general elective credit during academic breaks. International and/or experiential courses allow students to gain expertise in a specific country and sector while networking with students across the School of Business and GWSB partner institutions overseas.

Information Sessions:

Long-term Study Abroad – Take classes for a semester or module at a GWSB partner university abroad | Tuesday, January 30th 5:00 – 6:00pm | 2201 G Street NW | Funger Room 520 | Washington, DC 20052 | Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Short-term Study Away – Take classes during GW academic breaks | Thursday, January 25th 6:00 – 7:00pm | 2201 G Street NW Duques Room 254 Washington, DC 20052 | Reception to follow

MSPM in the KNOW: January 9, 2018

Top 3 for 9 January 2018: 

1- Spring 2018 begins on Tuesday, 16 January. Make sure you are signed up for classes listed on your DegreeMAP. Review schedule of classes and register now to secure your seat and to avoid penalty from late registration. Confirm your schedule by logging into GWeb.  Courses and class schedule can be found via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time tab. This site provides your official registration details.

2- Spring 2018 Textbook List. The Spring 2018 MSPM textbook list is now available! Click here to view 201801 MSPM Textbook List.

3- Networking events and Job opportunities:

2201 G Street NW, Duques Lobby, 10 AM-12:30 PM EST | Event open to public |  RSVP via Handshake.

Exelixis

  • Interested in a quest to treat and defeat cancer? Join Exelixis! At Exelixis, everyone is focused on one common goal – launching new medicines that give patients and their families hope for the future. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and are essential to helping us realize our maximum potential. View multiple jobs available at: https://www.exelixis.com/careers/join-us/

If interested, contact MSPM student, Maria Martinez via mbmartinez@gwmail.gwu.edu.

Banco Adopem Summer InternshipApplication Deadline: 1/15

  • Banco Adopem is seeking students who have an interest in micro-enterprise/micro-financing to join their team in Dominican Republic. Applicants who are proficient in oral and written Spanish are highly encouraged to apply. Application link can be found here.

Hilti is Hiring Recent Grad Alumni

MSPM in the KNOW: December 12, 2017

Top 3 for 12 December 2017

1- Fall 2017 Capstone Residency Week. We welcome MSPM students enrolled in DNSC 6269 Capstone (DE) for the residency week here at GWU Foggy Bottom Campus. Capstone is the culmination of students’ academic experience in the MSPM program. It has the cumulative learning content of all the other courses in the MSPM curriculum. Students learn to integrate all they learned from day one and demonstrate their ability through their capstone projects. Previous capstone students have produced handbooks for managing Ocean Cleanup Project, Mars project, UN-assisted elections, and the like. The residency week allows distance learning students to present their final work. All the best to each one of you as you make the final push for your Capstone presentations!

2- Spring 2018 Registration. Reminder, registration for Spring 2018 is ongoing. All current students must be either enrolled in coursework or on an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) no later than 15 January 2018. Students are expected to self-register for courses via GWeb. Questions about registration? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm (include your GWID).

3- Thank you to those who attended the JPSS-1: Post Launch Celebration last Friday, 8 December, featuring Robert (Bob) Estes. It was a good mix of attendees: current and incoming students, alumni, faculty, staff and non-GWU affiliated guests. Bob did a wonderful job with his presentation highlighting application of project management in scientific research and development. MSPM alumna, Kim Hurst (’17), provided JPSS giveaways for the event. The GWPMA table staffed by Ishai Trani (VP Elect) encouraged guests to assemble a paper model of the weather satellite project to win a t-shirt.  Check out photos posted on our facebook page.

DC Fiscal Policy Institute is hiring!

JOB TITLE: Public Policy Analyst, Workforce Development 
Short Description: The DC Fiscal Policy Institute (www.dcfpi.org) is seeking a Policy Analyst to lead the organization’s research and advocacy on workforce policies in the District of Columbia, with a focus on issues affecting low-income workers and communities of color. We are looking for someone to dive into the data, propose and analyze policy solutions that reduce unemployment, strengthen family income supports, and make every business in the District a better place to work. The ideal candidate will excel at producing original research, building relationships, leading advocacy efforts on these issues, and informing the public and the press about local budget debates.
Full Job Announcement: http://statepriorities.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Policy-Analyst-DCFPI-announcement-Oct-2017.pdf

JOB TITLE: Development Director 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The DC Fiscal Policy Institute is seeking a Development 
Director to manage all aspects of the organization’s work to meet its annual $1.2 million fundraising target. We are looking for someone who can maintain DCFPI’s robust set of donor engagement and outreach activities, and develop strategies to improve outreach to new foundation and major donor prospects. The ideal candidate will excel at interacting and communicating with donors, planning donor-focused events, identifying ways to engage new donor prospects, grant writing, and managing donor information.
Full Job Announcement: 
https://www.dcfpi.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Devt-Director-Job-Descrip-Oct-2017-1.pdf 

MSPM in the KNOW: October 24, 2017

Top 3 for 24 October 2017

1- Spring 2018 schedule now available. Students may review schedule of classes now and register via GWeb during registration period which begins on 9 November 2017 through 15 January 2018.  Questions about classes to sign up for? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm (include your GWID).

Students must clear any outstanding holds to be eligible to register.To view the hold on your account, please visit: GWeb at https://banweb.gwu.edu/PRODCartridge/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin

  • Choose Student Records
  • Choose Student Records Information Menu
  • Choose View Administrative Holds

2- Internships, Fellowships and Job Opportunities

Congressional Budget Office Seeks a Public & Private Mandates Analyst – Deadline 10/25

  • The Budget Analysis Division is seeking an analyst for its Public and Private Mandates Unit to help CBO carry out its responsibilities under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. More information can be found here.

HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation / Hope Credit Union) is Hiring Project Manager – Deadline n/a

  • HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation / Hope Credit Union) is seeking an individual with a passion for social change to amplify HOPE’s efforts to extend its mission and impact among Hispanic/Latino residents across the Mid South. Read more here.

Kaiser Permanente Virtual Info Session – 10/25

  • Learn more about the internships and full time career opportunities in Healthcare Consulting, Technology, Strategic Planning, Marketing & Sales, Finance, Health Policy, and more! More information can be found here. 

American Express Graduate Internships – Accepting Applications Now

  • Opportunities are available in Consulting, Marketing, HR, Strategy, etc. More information can be found here.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

  • Seeking recent and current graduate students. Application opens on 10/23 at noon. More information can be found here.

Johnson & Johnson HR Leadership Development Program Virtual Info Session – 11/1

  • Open to all master students. Ideal for students with +5 years of work experience. Registration can be done here.

AARP – Strategy & Performance Part-Time, Year-Round Internship for Grad Students

  • Need a strong graduate student who is interested in a part-time, year-round internship (in January) with our Community States & National Affairs team.  Intern has to have a keen attention to detail, strong Excel and data mining experience, maintain data and content and project management support.  Students can apply directly to: www.aarp.org/careers– Job # 12459229.

3- Events Roundup:

PMI® Global Conference | 28 – 30 October 2017 | McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois Stop by the GW MSPM booth (#612) at the Exhibition Hall. Email mspminfo@gwu.edu if you will be there.

Doing Business in Latin America: Opportunities and Culture | Mon 30 October | 5:30 PM | Duques 651 | RSVP at ibi@gwu.edu

MSPM in the KNOW: October 10, 2017

Top 3 for 10 October 2017

1- Student Holds. A quick reminder to check any holds on your account before Spring 2018 registration opens on 9 November.  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.

2- Are you a leader looking to improve your leadership skills? The George Washington University Project Management Association (GWPMA) is seeking nominations from MSPM students to serve on the Board of Directors for at least a one-year term. The GWPMA is a student organization with a mission to promote the project management discipline, the MSPM program, and its students while providing professional development and networking activities. The candidate must:

  1. Be a current MSPM student
  2. Be able to serve a one-year term on the GWPMA Board of Directors

The GWPMA Board of Directors will finalize board Elections on 23 October 2017.

Nominations must be received before 5:00 PM ET on 20 October 2017

View list of open positions here.

3- Free events for MSPM students and alumni:

PM University Talks

Thursday, 12 October 2017 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM (EDT)

REGISTER HERE

Registration is free to current students. MSPM has one more spot left to sponsor an alumni. Email aesocrates@gwu.edu if interested.

The Power of Communication Webinar, recording now available!  Don’t miss your opportunity to view the GWPMA’s pilot webinar, “The Power of Communication” at the link below! This webinar was made possible by Angela Knight (GWPMA President) and Vugar Mammadov (GWPMA International Student Representative). Webinar was held on 29 September and recording is now available for those who missed it.

PLAY RECORDING (1 hr)  https://business-gwu.webex.com/business-gwu/lsr.php?RCID=bbcff12dfa2ee0a4465fc1bdc1011c24  Recording password: (This recording does not require a password)

MSPM in the KNOW: October 3, 2017

Top 3 for 3 October 2017:

1- Thank you Angela Knight and Vugar Mammadov (GWPMA) for organizing a webinar, The Power of Communication, held on 29 September featuring Alan Zucker, CEO of Project Management Essentials. Event provided opportunity to engage distance learners in the MSPM program and gain practical skills in project communication.

Those who attended the webinar have the opportunity to be entered into the drawing for a chance to win sixth edition of PMBOK Guide released 6 September 2017 and a GWU MSPM t-shirt. Drawing will be held this week and winners will be notified via email!

2- Application for Spring 2018 Short Term Study Away Programs (STAPs) due 29 October. Thinking about studying abroad to fulfill your elective requirement in MSPM? Check out the G&EE website to learn more about STAPs and to access the online application. Short Term Study Away Programs are the best way for graduate students to exercise international mobility while at the GW School of Business. STAP programs are taught by faculty from GW or one of GWSB’s international partner universities. Program offerings are designed to expose graduate students to opportunities for global learning.

3- Free events for students and alumni:

PMI Virtual Student Summit                                                                                      Wednesday, 4 October 2017 |10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (EDT)                                    REGISTER HERE

United Nations 101: Virtual Session                                                                         Friday, 6 October 2017 | 12-1 PM (EDT)                                                                         Register via Handshake under Events

PM University Talks                                                                                                         Thursday, 12 October 2017 | 5:30-7:30 PM (EDT)                                                              Event Location: George Washington University School of Business                          2201 G Street NW Duques Room 451 Washington, DC 20052                        REGISTER HERE

Already graduated from the MSPM program? We are pleased to offer three free seats to the PM University talks for those who already graduated from the program. Contact aesocrates@gwu.edu if interested.

MSPM in the KNOW: April 4, 2017

Top 3 for 4 April 2017

1- Registration for Summer 2017 is ongoing. Register for summer now to secure your enrollment. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. List of course offerings are available via the registrar’s website. Registration for Fall 2017 begins April 17. Check out the registration schedule on this website.

2- Congratulations Krishna Tummala, one of the recipients of the 2017 George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA) award. This award is given every year to an outstanding graduating student in each school of the university to honor future alumni who have shown exceptional commitment to GW and its community. This year GWSB named two recipients from the Graduate Programs Community and Krishna is one of the awardees. Well done Krishna!

3- Congratulations to our 2017 MSPM award winners!  Each year, MSPM students are given the chance to vote for the Outstanding MSPM Faculty.  Thank you to those who casted their votes! The MSPM Faculty and Staff selects the winners for MSPM Academic Excellence and MSPM Service Excellence from the graduating class.  The 2017 results are as follows:

Outstanding Master of Science in Project Management Faculty Award – Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi

Master of Science in Project Management Service Excellence Award – Rahul Navinchandra Rathod

Master of Science in Project Management Academic Excellence Award – Shabnam Khiabani Javid

Congratulations Dr. Khamooshi, Rahul and Shabnam!

Job Opportunities at New York City Mayor’s Office of Appointments

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Appointments is hiring!  Below is a list of job vacancies recommended for MSPM students and alumni. If interested in applying and you want MSPM to recommend you for the job, please send your resume to aesocrates@gwu.edu.

For more information on the Mayor’s Office of Appointments please visit this website where you can sign up for our newsletter.  You may also visit the NYC Job Site for additional job opportunities with the City.

MOO Capital Projects Advisor ( # 278719) DoITT provides for the sustained, efficient and effective delivery of IT services, infrastructure and telecommunications to enhance service delivery to New York City’s residents, businesses, employees and visitors. The successful candidate will serve as a Capital Projects Advisor reporting to the Mayor’s Office of Operations. At least six years of full-time satisfactory experience in construction management work on capital projects, each one of which must have had a dollar value of at least $15,000, at least eighteen months of which must ha ve been in a managerial or consultative capacity in an organization responsible for the management of construction; and a combination of the following, sufficient to equal a total of ten years of education and experience. 

DEP Chief of Staff to the Bureau of Engineering Design  and Construction ( #281821 ) BEDC currently has $10B of active construction contracts and another $3B of planning and design contracts under its responsibility and management. The Chief of Staff is part of the Bureau leadership team and is expected to provide leadership and effective management in all assigned areas including specific initiatives, workforce development, projects, capital programs and policies. The position also provides analyses to articulate the Bureau’s capital programs and policies; and acts as the lead coordinator for Bureau-wide activities and meetings with the Deputy Commissioner. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity is required.

DCASDeputy Commissioner of Facilities Management (#284095 ) -Under the direction of the First Deputy Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner will lead the Facility Operations, Building Services, Tenant Services, Capital Construction, and Fire Safety units.The candidate should possess excellent managerial ability, including significant experience in facilities management; extensive knowledge of asset and resource management; outstanding written and oral communications skills, including the ability to represent the agency and the Commissioner at the most senior levels. Candidates should also have in-depth knowledge of NYC government, particularly as to the City’s real estate assets and their management.

MOS Transportation Advisor (#237059) -Under supervision of the Director of Energy Regulatory Affairs and with a wide degree of latitude, the selected candidate work closely with other MOS staff, as well as the Department of Transportation and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, to design and implement citywide policies and programs to reduce transportation-related GHG and local criteria air pollutants. A graduate degree from an accredited college in city planning, urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation engineering, public administration, economic development, energy, engineering, or related fields.

DOT  Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Transportation Planning & Management. (#285293)-  The Deputy Commissioner will lead the Division of Transportation Planning & Management. Responsibilities include managing a division staff of 510 employees and an annual budget of $118 million; providing executive-level oversight of all agency transportation and planning projects, activities, and related outreach. Fifteen + years of experience in urban transportation planning ; expert level experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of street safety improvement projects; experience overseeing operations and technical staff  and superior communication skills, including the ability to prepare, interpret, and present complex reports and data.