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.

MSPM in the KNOW: February 28, 2017

Top 3 for 28 February 2017:

1- Registration for Summer 2017 begins tomorrow!  Reminder, registration for the 2017 Summer Sessions will open tomorrow, Wednesday, 1 March. Continuing students with no holds on their record may register for classes on GWeb. The following MSPM courses are offered: 

DNSC 6237: International Project Management, Prof. Ghosh (Campus and DE)

DNSC 6238: Project Management and Organizational Context, Prof. Keleher (DE)

Courses offered by the Department of Decision Sciences that will count toward your elective requirement are posted on the blog. You may also view full list of course offerings via the registrar’s website.

2- Summer 2017 STAP application deadline extended! Application for 2017 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP) has been extended through 12 March. The following programs are still accepting applications:

Austria: Dealmaking for Social Impact: Consulting for GlaxoSmithKline

California: A Journey Through the Sharing Economy, Customer Experience Fieldwork in San Francisco

Cuba: Celebrating Cuban Heritage and Fostering Tourism in Havana

Sweden: Healthcare and Marketing Strategy

United Kingdom: Business and the State: Privatization and Public Private Partnerships

3- GW University PM Talks organized by the GWPMA (MSPM student association) in coordination with the PMIWDC, sold out! Thank you to those who registered. Event is tomorrow, 1 March 2017, featuring MSPM alumna Natalya Bah, CEO (Natalya Bah Consulting); Alan Zucker, PM Director (Fannie Mae); and Dr. Alan Zeitoun, President (PM Solutions).   

Launched in November 2016, the University PM Talks is an expansion of PMIWDC programming and is supported by both the GWMSPM and GWPMA. The goal is to bring chapter events to the students and young professionals in the DC area on a quarterly basis. Event is free to MSPM students and offers “PM TED talks” style: short, thought provoking topics in all areas of the new talent triangle (Leadership, Technical Project Management and Strategic and Business Management). GWU is the first to host this type of event.    

MSPM in the KNOW: February 7, 2017

Top 3 for 7 February 2017

1-  Congratulations, Rahul Rathod! Current MSPM student, Rahul Rathod obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential. Rahul joined MSPM in Fall 2015. He took the PMP exam last month and subsequently passed it. Congratulations, Rahul on your recent success!

2-  Summer 2017 Registration. Registration for the 2017 Summer Sessions will open on Wednesday, 1 March. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. Summer semester is the best time to fulfill your Electives. No core MSPM courses are offered in the summer semester. The following MSPM courses are available in Summer 2017:

DNSC 6237: International Project Management, Prof. Ghosh (Campus and DE)

DNSC 6238: Project Management and Organizational Context, Prof. Keleher (DE)

The Department of Decision Sciences offers electives focused on business analytics, some of which are open to MSPM students. Any of the following electives will satisfy your Decision Science elective requirement:

  • DNSC 6290 Visualization for Analytics, Grover, campus only
  • DNSC 6290 Big Data, Vaisman, campus only
  • DNSC 6290 Social Network Analysis for Managers, Kanungo, distance/online only
  • DNSC 6225 Business Process Simulation, Jain, distance/online section open to MSPM students, campus section restricted to MSBA students (see MSBA program for permission to enter campus section)

3-  GW University PM Talk. Natalya H. Bah, MSPM alumni and owner of Natalya H. Bah Consulting, will be coming to campus to speak at the GW PM University Talk. Event is free to students with ID. MSPM students are highly encouraged to attend. The event is offered by the PMIWDC in coordination with the GW Project Management Association. Event details are as follows:

GW University PM Talk | 1 March 2017 | 6-8 PM

Marvin Center Room 309, 800 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20052

 

WFPG’S Facing a World in Turmoil Luncheon Speaker: Secretary of State John Kerry


29 November | 7:30AM – 2:00PM | Register here
The conference will include two panels. The first panel, Security at Home and Abroad, will focus on threats and challenges to national and international security and will include a discussion of the role of cybersecurity. The second, A World Without Borders, will address transnational issues like mass migration, terrorism, climate change and the changing nature of international trade. We are honored to announce that Secretary of State John Kerry will be our luncheon speaker. Schedule and additional details to follow.

MSPM in the KNOW: November 15, 2016

Top 3 for 15 November:

1- Congratulations Angela Knight (current MSPM student) for passing the PMP certification exam! Angela attended the PMIWDC Review Course in October. She subsequently passed her PMP credentialing exam on 1 November 2016. Congratulations!

2- Spring 2017 classes are beginning to fill up. Registration for the following classes are now closed:

  • DNSC 6252 Risk Analysis (Campus section)
  • DNSC 6235 Communication Strategies in PM (Distance section)

Few spots are still available for some MSPM courses. Register now to secure your seat. Review your plan in DegreeMAP and/or schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates if you are not sure what courses to take. Reminder, registration for DNSC 6269 Capstone requires completion of Registration Transaction Form (RTF). Email completed RTF to aesocrates@gwu.edu.

3- Upcoming Events:

PMIWDC Luncheon: It’s a Leadership Thing, Promoting Leadership Through Volunteerism | Wednesday, 16 November | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Rm. 453 |11:30-Noon Networking |12-1:00pm Presentation 

Careers in the Foreign Service: An Overview & Roundtable | Friday, 18 November | 9:30-10:30am | Elliott School 505  

Non Profit and Government Career Fair | Friday, 18 November| 11:30am-12:45pm Panel Discussion| Marvin Center Continental Ballroom| 1-3pm Career Fair Marvin Center Grand Ballroom

MSPM 20th Year Celebration | Friday, 9 December | The George Washington University School of Business | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, 6th Floor | Washington, DC 20052 | 5-5:30pm Remembering MSPM’s Early Beginnings | 5:30-7:00pm Networking and Hors D’ Oeuvres  

 

Careers in the Foreign Service: An Overview & Roundtable

November 189:30-10:30AM | Elliott 505 | RSVP Gwork

Learn all about the US Foreign Service with US Department of State Diplomat-in-Residence Elise Kleinwaks, followed by a round table discussion with current Foreign Service Officers on their experiences in the field. Event sponsored by the Center for Career Services and Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority

 

 

2016 MTA Colloquium: Tourism Resilience

Join us at the 2016 MTA Fall Colloquium: Tourism Resilience, presented by The George Washington University School of Business, where global leaders in tourism will share their experiences, case studies, and lessons learned from applying resilience to this important sector. Event is FREE.

Friday, 2 December 2016  5:30 – 8:20pm

Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University

805 21st NW, Washington, DC 20052

RSVP here.