Category Archives: Alumni

MSPM in the KNOW: April 3, 2018

Top 3 for 3 April 2018:  

1-  Fall 2018 Registration begins 13 April. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. Students can view list of course offerings via the registrar’s website. Questions about registration? E-mail aesocrates@gwu.edu or schedule an advisement session via  www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid.

2- Reminder for graduating students, commencement ticket distribution is ongoing until 27 April 2018. Pick up hours are from 9AM to 6PM in GWSB Office of Events Duques Room 355. Completion of graduation survey is required prior to picking up your tickets. Please bring photo ID and proof of survey completion when retrieving your tickets.  More information regarding ticket distribution is found on this link: https://business.gwu.edu/gwsb-commencement/ticket-distribution

3-  Networking and job opportunities:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is Seeking a Part-Time Client Associate! – Apply by 10 April

  • The Client Associate provides administrative support in all phases of client service, client relationship building, and account maintenance to assist the business activities of Financial Advisors (FAs). Apply here.

Veterans in Global Leadership (VGL) is Hiring Interns Now!

HireDC Fair – Open to alumni, recent graduates, and soon-to-be May grads! 26 April

  • Whether you’re looking for a new career in accounting, consulting, education, engineering, finance, health-care, government or non-profit, investment banking, marketing, media, sales or technology, you will find all the best employers at HIREDC. Register here.

MSPM in the KNOW: March 20, 2018

Top 3 for 20 March 2018: 

1- Thank you to those who sent their entries for free registration to the Spring 2018 PMP Review Course. Awardees have been selected last week and were notified via email. Those who have not been selected, please keep an eye on future announcements.

2- NASA Needs Your Help! MSPM student and NASA’s CERES Deputy Project Manager, Bob Estes, extends an invitation to everyone to record cloud observations to validate CERES project data: no experience necessary! From March 15 through April 15, citizen scientists of all ages can make up to 10 cloud observations per day using the GLOBE Observer app. Researchers use, and value, this citizen science cloud data because it helps to validate data from Earth-observing instruments. Scientists at Langley work with a suite of six instruments known as the Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES).

Citizen science observations are especially helpful now because scientists are starting to verify data from a new CERES instrument. CERES FM6 launched to orbit on 18 Nov. 2017, and began taking measurements on 5 Jan. 2018. There is also a CERES instrument currently flying on Suomi NPP.

3- Networking, internship and job opportunities. Each week the MSPM program is receiving requests to post information about jobs and networking opportunities. Below is summary of opportunities this week:

Smarter Faster Revolution21 March

Students still seeking are invited to attend this event at Howard University to learn how to prepare for summer internships and spring hiring. There will be an optional recruiting session with JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Axios, followed by a conversation on jobs of the future. Register here.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Jobs and Internships Webinar19 April

Designed specifically for students and recent graduates who are interested in beginning a career with FEMA, this virtual event will feature an overview of FEMA’s application and hiring process, highlight exciting entry-level program opportunities, and a panel of FEMA experts will answer live questions from webinar participants. Event is free for participants. To register for the event, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FEMA-Webinar-Registration. As space is limited, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Partners of the Americas – Hiring Now for their DC Office! Partners of the Americas is recruiting for the Finance & Accounting Traineeship Program. This traineeship is paid and the compensation rate will be determined based on prior experience and education. Application link can be found here.

American Political Science Association (APSA) is seeking a Temporary Accountant. The position will support key accounting projects and various other accounting-related assignments. This is ideal for students pursuing a master’s degree or post graduate in Finance and Accounting. This can potentially to lead to a visa sponsorship. Application link can be found here.

Quinn Fellows Internship Fund. The Quinn Fellows Fund provides financial support for graduate and undergraduate students pursuing international business internships – overseas or within the U.S., in the public or private sector, and in any type of organization. Each individual award will be up to $5,000. The funding can be used to supplement an unpaid and/or under-funded internship, and also travel and living costs associated with overseas internships. The Quinn Fellows program is funded by a generous donation from Mr. Michael Quinn (an alumnus of the Elliott School of International Affairs and a member of the Boards of Advisors of both the Elliott School and the GW School of Business), and administered by GW-CIBER. The application deadline is 22 April 2018. For eligibility, requirements, and application instructions, please visit the Quinn Fellows Webpage.

MSPM in the KNOW: January 30, 2018

Top 3 for 30 January 2018

1- Reminder, graduation application for Spring 2018 is due on Thursday, 1 February. Students who are in their last semester in the MSPM program should apply for graduation via GWeb no later than Thursday, 1 February 2018. To begin your application, log in at GWeb, click Student Records & Registration Menu > Student Records Information > Apply to Graduate. Students who miss the published deadline will be assessed a $35 late application fee and must use the late paper application.

2- Last day to add a course using Registration Transaction Form is on Friday, 9 February. Students who are unable to register for classes must complete a Leave of Absence Request Form. Last day to drop a course on GWeb is Sunday, 11 February. Dropping from a course will incur tuition charges and/or fees. Review the registrar’s website to fully understand regulations governing student withdrawals. Questions? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm (include your GWID).

3- Career Expo and Job Opportunities.

Spring 2018 GWSB Career Expo

Come and meet area employers who are interested in connecting with School of Business students on Thursday, 1 February.  This is your opportunity to utilize your elevator pitch and gather information on business-related internships and full-time opportunities. Register via Handshake.

CBO Seeks Summer IT & Finance Interns

  • The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) seeks summer interns to join the following departments:
    • IT Intern: Information Resource Management and Technology Services Unit. Application link can be found here.
    • Finance/Accounting Intern: Office of Financial Management. Application link can be found here.

ConnectWise – Full Time Opportunities in Marketing

  • ConnectWise is a software company committed to helping technology solution providers build, manage, and grow their businesses by increasing productivity, efficiency, and profitability. They are seeking to recruit recent or soon to be grads for the following: Partner Marketing Manager, Senior Manager, Digital Strategy.

MSPM in the KNOW: January 23, 2018

Top 3 for 23 January 2018:

1- Graduation Application for Spring 2018.  Students who are in their last semester in the MSPM program should apply for graduation via GWeb no later than Thursday, 1 February 2018. 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 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.

2- GWUSB Ranked #19 by US News for Best Online Graduate Business Programs. The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) ranked #19 for Best Online Graduate Business Programs, according to the U.S. News and World Report. The rankings assess master’s-level business degrees that are not MBA programs. Ranking formula includes Student engagement (33 percent); Admissions selectivity (20 percent); Peer reputation (20 percent); Faculty credentials and training (13.5 percent); and Student services and technology (13.5 percent). GWUSB is offering two non-MBA online programs: the Master of Science in Project Management and the Master of Tourism Administration. Only three universities offering Master of Science in Project Management made it to the top 20 list, including GWUSB. Thank you to the level of support we get from our current students and alumni. You are clearly making a big difference!

3- Career Events and Job Opportunities:  

CIA Info Session – 1/25

  • Are you curious about how your skills can be applied to a career in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)? Learn all about the diverse careers offered at the CIA during this info session with a CIA analyst. All majors and academic programs are invited. Register here.

Federal Resumes 101 – 1/29

  • Learn how to interpret a federal job or internship posting on USAJOBS.gov, and get the scoop on how to put together a strong federal resume in this small group workshop. Ask a career coach specific questions, pick up useful handouts, and get a jump on the federal application process! Sign up here.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Info Session1/23

  • ADB is the leading developmental financial institution dedicated to reducing poverty and improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. ADB offers exciting career opportunities for young and talented professionals including internships, fellowships, and a Young Professionals Program. The presentation will be delivered by Toshio Oya, Director General, ADB who will provide an overview of the career opportunities at ADB. Registration link can be found here.

Society of International Development DC Career Fair – 1/30 

  • Free Registration for First 100 Registered GW Students & GW Alumni. Students can register here, with the following promo code: GWPASS2018. After the 100, students can sign up at the Student Member rate of $15. When registering students MUST use their GW email addresses.

Tesla – Sr. Manager, Global Leadership Development – Application Deadline: 1/31

  • The Global Leadership Development Sr. Manager will be a member of the Global Leadership Development team and lead the development, execution and evaluation of leadership and management development for global Sales, Service, and Delivery. Application link can be found here.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Pharmaceutical Product Marketing

  • Vanda Pharmaceuticals, a global bio-pharmaceutical company, is actively recruiting for a business student (with healthcare background or interest in the healthcare industry) to join their product marketing team. Application link can be found here.

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