Category Archives: Newsletter/Announcement

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: March 6, 2018

Top 3 for 6 March 2018

1- 2018 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award. Please cast your votes no later than 5 PM EST, 15 March 2018. The annual Outstanding Master of Science in Project Management Faculty Award recognizes an MSPM faculty member for their contributions to graduate education in project management.  The link to vote was sent via email today.

2- Summer 2018 Registration. Reminder, the Summer 2018 registration is ongoing. This is the best time to fulfill your electives. View course offerings here and register now via GWeb. Questions regarding registration? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid.

3- Fellowships and job opportunities.

Start-Up Career & Internship Fair – 3/7

  • The GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in partnership with the GW University Career Fair will be hosting the Startup Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 12 PM – 3 PM in the Grand Ballroom. Register here.

Go Global with McKinsey – International Recruiting and Networking ReceptionRegistration Deadline: 3/11

*Opportunity for international students*

  • Are you an international student interested in making a difference in your home country? Are you passionate about developing markets and interested in working in one of McKinsey offices outside of the US? Click here to read more and apply to attend this networking night in New York!

Call for Start Up! 2018 Fellows

  • Start Up! is looking for Fellows to engage with leading social entrepreneurs across India. Ideal candidates are keen to experience social change in action and are eager to develop both internal projects for Start Up! while also sharpening social entrepreneur-led projects in the field. Learn more and apply here.

The Obama Foundation – Social Media Associate 

  • Ideal for a student with 3 – 5 years of experience managing high profile social media communications for start-ups, nonprofits, and/or corporations, as well as extensive experience directly posting on social media platforms (examples of published content and audience growth metrics may be requested). Application link can be found here.

MSPM in the KNOW: February 27, 2018

Top 3 for 27 February 2018

1- Student Holds. Summer registration begins on 1 March. Students should review any hold on their accounts that might prevent them from registering for summer semester. To view your holds, log in to GWeb, click “Student Record and Registration” then “Student Records Information Menu.” Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds.” Contact office that placed hold on your account to remove the hold.

2- Commencement Schedule. The 2018 commencement schedule is now available on the blog. The 2018 GWSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration is scheduled on Friday, 18 May. The University commencement at the National Mall is scheduled on Sunday, 20 May. Graduating students should check out the GWSB schedule and University commencement website to learn more about GWSB-specific and university-wide activities during the commencement week.

3- Fellowships and job opportunities.

Partners of the Americas – Hiring Now for their DC Office!

Cantwell Consulting LLC – Immediate Need for a Part Time Researcher! Application Deadline: 3/1

  • A GW Alumnus is seeking to hire a part-time researcher immediately to help with the beginning phase of his consulting firm. Ideal for students who’ve completed courses in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Application link can be found here.

Starr & Associates is Seeking Associate Consultants

  • Starr and Associates, LLC is seeking a results-oriented individual to join its team as an Associate Consultant driving efficiency and leading change. The position requires an MBA with a concentration in technology, business process design, decision analysis or management. Application link can be found here.

Challenge Detroit Fellowship – Now Accepting Applications!

  • Challenge Detroit is a leadership and professional development program that invites approximately 30 of tomorrow’s leaders to do social impact work in and around the greater Detroit area for one year. During the course of the year, Fellows contribute intellectually and through hands-on service making incremental impact in the community. More details can be found here.

Third Plateau – Social Impact FellowshipApplication Deadline: 3/2

  • Third Plateau, a social impact strategy firm, is recruiting Fellows for their Social Impact Internship Program. Fellows will serve as an integral part of their team, working closely with their leadership, staff, clients, and one another on a wide variety of internal and external projects. Application link can be found here.

MSPM in the KNOW: February 21, 2018

Top 3 for 21 February 2018

1- Summer Registration. As posted on the blog last week, registration for the 2018 Summer Sessions will open on Thursday, 1 March. The MSPM program will be offering two electives that will count toward your MSPM degree:

DNSC 6237 International PM, Ghosh (1.5)

DNSC 6290 PM Methodologies, Khamooshi (1.5)

Register for classes now via GWeb. View full list of course offerings via the registrar’s website. Questions about registration? Schedule an appointment with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid.

2- Graduation Application for Summer. Students who are completing all program requirements in the Summer 2018 semester, who are participating in May 2018 commencement should apply for graduation by 15 March. Students need to be enrolled in the Summer semester before they will be eligible to submit graduation application. Check out application instructions on the registrar’s website.

3- PMI Washington DC Scholarships. Interested in scholarship opportunities? Check out scholarships offered by Project Management Institute Washington DC Chapter:

Milestone: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/pmi-washington-dc-chapter-milestone-scholarship

George Patton Memorial Scholarship: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/george-patton-memorial-scholarship

Clayman C. Myers, Jr. Scholarship: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/clayman-c-myers-jr-memorial-scholarship

Clayman C. Myers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, due 1 May

Amount (USD): Up to $2,000

Deadline: 1 May

Apply via: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/clayman-c-myers-jr-memorial-scholarship

Summary

The Washington, DC Chapter is offering a scholarship valued up to US$2,000. The Scholarship is open to any DC Chapter member pursuing for-credit education in project management at an accredited educational institution in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia.

Application and Notification

To apply for this scholarship, complete the Academic Application for Undergraduates and Graduates.  When you complete this application you will be considered for all academic scholarships for which you meet the criteria, so separate applications are not required for individual scholarships.  The application opens on January 1 and closes on May 1.  All notification of application status will be made to the email address you provide in your scholarship application.

To review the guidelines for Academic Scholarships, please visit the Scholarship Guidelines.

Criteria

The scholarship is open to any DC Chapter member attending or planning to attend any accredited college or university pursuing for-credit education in project management at an accredited educational institution in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia.

PMI Washington DC Milestone Scholarship, due April 1

Summary: The Project Management Institute has donated a PMI Chapter Milestone Professional Development Scholarship in honor of the PMI Washington, DC Chapter for reaching its 40-year milestone. The scholarship, valued up to US $3,500, may be awarded in whole or in part to one or more individuals.

First deadline, April 1

Second deadline, July 1

Read more via this link: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/pmi-washington-dc-chapter-milestone-scholarship

To apply, use this link: https://pmief.org/scholarships/professional-development-scholarships/how-to-apply

Application and Notification: To apply for this scholarship, please complete the Professional Development and Training Scholarship Application. When you complete the application, you will be considered for all professional development scholarships for which you meet the criteria, so separate applications are not required.

Applications from interested candidates must be received by PMIEF no later than the published deadline.. All notification of application status will be made to the email address you provide in your scholarship application. Upon award, the recipient must register and pay for his/her professional development course and then send confirmation of registration and payment to PMIEF.

Upon receipt of this documentation, PMIEF will reimburse the recipient(s) up to the value of the scholarship amount awarded.

To review the guidelines for Professional Development and Training Scholarships, please visit the Scholarship Guidelines.

Criteria: Must live in the area that the PMI Washington, DC Chapter serves. Courses provided by Project Management Institute are not eligible.

MSPM in the KNOW: February 13, 2018

Top 3 for 13 February 2018

1- Summer 2018 Registration opens 1 March. Registration for the 2018 Summer Sessions will open on Thursday, 1 March. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. Summer is the perfect time to fulfill your electives. View list of course offerings via the registrar’s website. Questions about registration? Schedule an appointment with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid.

2-  Welcome 2018 GWPMA Board. We welcome the new GWPMA Board for 2018 who will lead the MSPM student body and organize events such as luncheons, volunteer fairs and university talks through Spring 2019. Congratulations to the new members, namely:

  • President: Douglas Robertson
  • Vice President, Strategic Relations: Ishai Trani

We thank the 2017 Board Members: Angela Knight (President), Phebean Williams (VP Strategic Relations) and Vugar Mammadov (Distance Student Representative, International) for their leadership and service during the last term. Read more.

3-  MSPM Student Bob Estes shares first CERES light images. Robert (Bob) Estes, MSPM student and NASA’s Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) Deputy Project Manager, Flight Projects Directorate proudly announced that the CERES is working! Bob shared images of the first light observed by the CERES FM6 instrument on orbit. The CERES instrument was one of the five that launched 18 November 2017 aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1). After reaching the polar orbit, the satellite became NOAA-20. Both CERES and JPSS-1 are perfect examples of applicability of project management discipline in scientific discoveries. Read more.

MSPM is very fortunate to hear success stories such as this one from our student body. If you have anything similar to share, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu.

MSPM in the KNOW: February 6, 2018

Top 3 for 6 February 2018:

1- Thank you MSPM student, Mina Panahi for facilitating last week’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon Event, “Using Dharma to Supercharge Your Leadership and Life” featuring Sunil Saxena, MD. Washington Circle luncheons are free events sponsored by the GWMSPM program in partnership with the PMIWDC. Last week’s event attracted 33 local project managers. Each participant earned 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) in Leadership talent triangle. Check out event photos on our facebook page.

2- The GWPMA (student organization) participated at the GWSB Spring 2018 Career Expo on February 1st to promote the GWMSPM program and its students with hiring companies. MSPM student Tara Turner and outgoing GWPMA President, Angela Knight worked with the school’s career center on planning for this event.  Incoming GWPMA President Douglas Robertson, staffed the organization’s event table during the Career Expo. The event attracted hundreds of  students and 30 hiring companies including: AARP, Berkadia, Commercial Mortgage, Capgemini Government Solutions, Choice Hotels International, Education Pioneers, Evergreen Enterprises, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, World Bank Group and others. Well done GWPMA! Check out photos on facebook.

3- Upcoming Career Events:

NSA Info Session and NSA Lobby Greeting | February 7th (This Wednesday) 

Target Audience: Grads and Undergrads from the following majors: Business Administration, Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing | Economics; Quantitative Methods | Organizational Management; Industrial Management; Program Management | Engineering; Computer Science | Information Technology; Systems Management. US Citizenship required for job application as it is a government agency. 

Leidos Information Session | Feb. 7th (This Wednesday)

Target Audience: STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Students from all schools

VMWare Info Session & Tech Talk | Feb. 8th (This Thursday)

Target Audience: STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Students from all schools

srcLogic Information Session: Is Consulting Right for You?Feb. 12 (Next Monday)

Target Audience: Tech, Consulting