Category Archives: GWSB

MSPM in the KNOW: November 28, 2017

Top 3 for 28 November:

1- Spring 2018 Registration. Reminder, registration for Spring 2018 is ongoing. All students must be enrolled each spring and fall semester from the point of matriculation through completion of the degree. Students are expected to self-register for courses via GWeb. To view available course offerings, check out schedule of classes. For those who need to enroll in capstone, you must send a registration transaction form to Agnes Socrates ( to register. Unsure what to register for or looking to change your degree plan? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via (include your GWID).

2- Scholarships and Fellowships.

Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for AAUW International Fellowships. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts and sciences. Application deadline: 1 December 2017. Read more.

Spark your sustainability career by becoming an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps (EDFFC) fellow! EDFFC Fellows work on innovative projects such as: scaling energy efficiency, setting sustainability goals, accelerating renewable energy, evaluating supply chain sustainability and more. Check out job description here. Compensation is $1,250 per week and reimbursement of travel costs to the training and Energy Solutions Exchange, EDFCC’s annual conference. For early consideration and the best opportunity to be matched with your preferred host organization, apply by 5 December 2017 11:59 pm PT. Final application deadline is 5 January 2018 11:59 pm PT. For more information, visit the EDF Climate Corps website.

PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) professional development scholarships help project managers, nonprofit staff, school administrators and teachers fund project management training. These scholarships fund standalone courses, not degree programs. Who can apply: Project management professionals, nonprofit/NGO staff, teachers and school administrators. Application deadlines for 2018: 15 February, 1 April, 1 July, 1 September

3- Events Roundup:

PMIWDC Luncheon Circle | 30 November 2017 | 11:30 AM Networking, 1:00 PM Presentation | 2201 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20052 ***Room changed to Duques 453

JPSS-1: Post Launch Celebration | 8 December 2017 | 5:00-7:00 PM | 2201 G Street Northwest 1st Floor Lobby Washington, DC 20052 | Event open to public, RSVP by 4 December via

MSPM in the KNOW: June 20, 2017

Top 3 for 20 June

1-  Congratulations Michell Morton and team! MSPM student Michell Morton and team, Connect.DCwere among the finalists for the Cafritz Awards for 2017. Awards were made possible by the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation in partnership with the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership to recognize and reward outstanding performance and exemplary service by DC Government employees (Read more). Congratulations Michell on your recent achievement!

2-  Elective Options for Fall 2017. MSPM is going to offer one, three-credit elective course in Fall 2017 semester. The following course will fulfill either your Decision Science elective or General elective requirement:

DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management, 3 cr. (Dr. Griffith)

Other elective options that may qualify are below:

DNSC 6209: Forecasting for Analytics, 1.5 cr. (Dr. Berea)

DNSC 6201: Introduction to Business Analytics, 1.5 cr. (Dr. Grover) *permission from department required to register.

MGT 6290: Leadership and Perspective I and II, 3 cr. (Dr. Bailey)

For more options, review full course listings via the schedule of classes. Unsure what to take for your elective? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via

3-  Job opportunities with the United Nations and Other International Organizations. MSPM blog has been updated to reflect new job vacancies with the United Nations and other international organizations this month. Check out several opportunities in Washington DC and other locations through this link.

GW School of Business climbed into the top 25 globally

GW School of Business climbed into the top 25 globally and is in the top 10 domestically in the Corporate Knights 2016 Better World MBA Rankings.
This ranking looks at which graduate business programs most effectively integrate sustainability into the education of future business leaders. More info on this link or go directly to this website:


Applications for AAUW International Fellowships, Due December 1, 2016


AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.  International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2016, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year.

Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences.

Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Funding: $18,000$30,000

December 1

Learn more.

The Best Kept Secret in the Public Sector

When: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: GWU MPA 310

Interested in how the government has integrated itself with the private sector to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship? Sign up for this great talk featuring guest speaker, Nareg Sagherian, who is the Chief Commercialization Specialist, Senior Investment Officer, and Policy Advisor with U.S. Small Business Administration (Office of Investment & Innovation)!

Register here.

Contact Jasmine Bautista with any questions: | 202-994-2780

MSPM: In the KNOW, September 20, 2016

1-Reminder, application deadline for the upcoming Winter Short Term Study Away Programs is 25 September. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, 25 September. This experience would count toward your elective requirement for MSPM degree. Check out available programs here.

2- Join us at the PMI Global Congress North America 2016! GWU MSPM will join the largest gathering of project, program and portfolio professionals at the PMI Global Congress in North America in San Diego, CA. If you are in the area or if you are attending the PMI Global Congress North America, visit our exhibit booth (#402) at the San Diego Convention Center from 25-27 September. Exhibit schedule is below:

Sunday, 25 September 2016  Exhibit hall open  10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 Exhibit hall reception    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  
Monday, 26 September 2016  Exhibit hall open  7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016   Exhibit hall open  7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Interested in volunteering for the exhibit? E-mail no later than Thursday, 22 September.

Professors Young Kwak and Julia Keleher, and MSPM Alumnus, William Davis (’14) are presenting at the event! Show your support by coming to their presentations. Read more about William’s presentation. See Drs. Kwak and Keleher’s presentation here.

3-Immediate Hiring for Project Manager at AARP! The Project Manager position is a full-time, 8-month contract with extension potential with the same client. The current position is based in Washington DC with AARP as Client. If interested, email your resume to Raj Iyer (MSPM alum) who will do the initial screening,

WGL holdings, Inc. is hiring!  WGL Holdings, Inc. is a public utility holding company and the parent company of WGL, a diversified energy business that provides natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction and energy services.  The company is hiring Sr. Enterprise Category Manager to work in Springfield, VA. Check out the blog for more details.


MSPM: In the KNOW, September 13, 2016

1-Space available for Discounted PMP Review Course (two weekends, October/November). As announced earlier, PMI Washington DC chapter, in conjunction with the GWPMA is offering PMP Exam prep course in October and November. Deep discount is given due to our relationship with PMI. GWU student price is $625 (regularly $995). Email your GWPMA President now to sign up, Krishna Tummala (

2- Application Deadline: Winter 2016 Short Term Study Away Programs, 25 September. Applications for the Winter 2017 Short Term Study Away Programs must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, 25 September. As earlier announced on the blog, Short-term Study Away Information Session is today, 13 September from 5:30 – 6:30pm in Funger 108. Hear about several exciting opportunities to study abroad. Destinations include:

3- GW Project Management Symposium, 26 September
The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations for the GW DIT Project and Portfolio Management Office’s Project Management Symposium on Monday, 26 September. If interested, please email by 5pm on Thursday, 15 September with a one-paragraph statement for why you think you should receive a free registration to the PM symposium. The one-day event was created for exchanging and sharing knowledge of project management practices in higher education. Attendees with Project Management Certification through the Project Management Institute will be able to claim up to 5.25 PDUs for this event. This event will be held in the Marvin Center at 800 21st St, NW, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., see agenda for more details.

Long-term Study Abroad

Interested in taking classes for a semester or module at a GWSB partner university abroad? GWSB has partnered with top business schools around the world, providing students access to hundreds of additional electives, full immersion in another culture, and exposure to another business perspective. Join the Global Exchange and Experiential Education at the information session on Monday 19th September!

Long-term Study Abroad – Take classes for a semester or module at a GWSB partner university abroad
Monday, September 19th
5:00 – 6:00pm
Duques 520