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MSPM: In the Know, August 21, 2013

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Fall 2013 Registration Schedule 
Fall 2013 MSPM Scholarship Recipient
Upcoming Networking and Educational Events

Dear MSPM Students,

Welcome back! And a special welcome to the 50+ new students beginning this fall! I hope that everyone had a great summer and that you are ready to start the fall semester. Looking for a refresher on your fellow MSPM classmates? Visit the bio books under the Resources tab of www.gwprojectmanagement.org, connect via Blackboard once the professors activate the classes (may not be until 1st day of class), or locate your classmates using the directory on my.gwu.edu.

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Fall 2013 Registration Schedule

Classes begin the week of August 26, 2013. Register via the GWeb Info Systems site through August 25 to avoid late registration fees. Late registration fees ($80) go into effect August 26. September 20 is the last day to drop a course without academic penalty, however you should be aware of the refund schedule. Courses dropped beginning the first day of classes are subject to the university refund schedule.

Fall 2013 MSPM Scholarship Recipient

Thank you to everyone who applied for the scholarships available to current MSPM students in the fall semester. We received a large number of applications, however we were only able to issue one award for each scholarship. Congratulations to John Tapia, PMP, who received the MSPM Scholarship worth $4,000. John is a project manager on the MaRIE Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Upcoming Networking and Educational Events

Wednesday, August 21, 5:30-7:30pm – PMIWDC and GW PMA Professional Networking Event at Tonic in DC

Wednesday, August 28, 11:30am-1pm – PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon at GWSB in DC

Thursday, September 19, 6-7:30pm – GW Graduate School of Business 2013-2014 Kick-off! at The Reef in DC

MSPM: In the Know, August 13, 2013

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GW Tech Alumni Virtual Networking Event, 20 Aug
Volunteer Needed for MSPM Orientation, 16 Aug
Updated Fall 2013 Textbook List

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

GW Tech Alumni Virtual Networking Event, 20 Aug

The GW School of Busines invites you to join us for this virtual networking event focused on alumni and students interested in technology. The online networking enables you to speed-network from wherever you are: home, office, library, even on the road. Register today!

Volunteer Needed for MSPM Orientation, 16 Aug

One volunteer is needed to assist with the bridge game at the MSPM Orientation on Friday, 16 Aug. Remember the fun you had as an incoming MSPM student at orientation? Now is your chance to participate from the other side! The game is scheduled for Friday, 16 Aug, 3-5:15pm on campus. Contact Cambria Happ at chapp@gwu.edu immediately if you are able to assist on Friday.

Updated Fall 2013 Textbook List

We have issued a minor revision to the textbook list for fall 2013 courses. The custom text created for the DNSC 6290 Project Mgt & Organizational Context course was created from the book used in the DNSC 6261 Introduction Project Mgt course (Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 8th edition). If you already own this textbook, you are not required to purchase the custom textbook for DNSC 6290 Project Mgt & Organizational Context.

MSPM: In the Know, August 1, 2013

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GWSB 2013-2014 Kickoff Event, Sep 19
Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) Needed for Fall
Fall 2013 Scholarship Deadline, Aug 9

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

GWSB 2013-2014 Kickoff Event, Sep 19

All GW School of Business graduate students are invited to attend the September 19 event, scheduled for 6-7:30pm. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Location information to be confirmed by the organizers. Students, alumni, and guests are invited. Register today

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) Needed for Fall

Students interested in serving as a GTA for MSPM courses in the fall 2013 term are encouraged to contact an MSPM professor directly or the MSPM program office. Interested in assisting a specific professor or for a specific course? Contact the professor assigned for the fall courses immediately (see the Schedule of Classes from the Office of the Registrar). If you are not sure who to contact, please contact the MSPM program office and we will direct you to the correct person. More information on the GTA program is available online

Fall 2013 Scholarship Deadline, Aug 9

Per the original announcement on July 10, funding was made available to current MSPM students in the fall 2013 semester. We have two scholarships, each in the amount of $4,000, to be awarded per the scholarship criteria and guidelines outlined in the applications on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications must be submitted on or before August 9, 2013. Late applications will not be accepted. Good luck!

MSPM: In the Know, July 25, 2013

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PMIWDC and GW PMA Professional Networking Event, Aug 21
Volunteers Needed for PMIWDC PM Symposium, Sep 13
11 Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

PMIWDC and GW PMA Professional Networking Event, Aug 21

The GW PMA has teamed up with the PMI Washington DC Chapter to host a networking event on Wednesday, August 21, from 5:30-7:30pm at Tonic (2016 G St, NW). The event is open to MSPM students, GW MSPM alumni, PMIWDC members, and non-members alike. Preregister for the event and save!

Volunteers Needed for PMIWDC PM Symposium, Sep 13

PMIWDC is looking for 3 volunteers to help secure sponsorships for their Project Management Symposium, scheduled for September 13. Weekly responsibilities require approximately 5 hours/week of your time, but includes free registration for the PM Symposium. Earn PDUs for your volunteer efforts! Contact Tom Simonson at thomas.simonson@pmiwdc.org for more information.

11 Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks

Mashable recently compiled a listing of 11 sites for cheap textbooks. We hope to have the fall 2013 textbook list available in the next 2 weeks for the MSPM courses so that you can test their services for yourselves. As always, students with .edu email addresses are eligible for 6 months free of Amazon Prime.

MSPM: In the Know, July 10, 2013

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Fall 2013 Scholarships, August 9 Deadline
State Department Virtual Student Foreign Service
Summer Session II Drop Deadline, July 14

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

 

Fall 2013 Scholarships, August 9 Deadline

Scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the fall 2013 semester. We will award two scholarships, each in the amount of $4,000. Full details of each scholarship, the eligibility criteria, and the applications are available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications must be submitted on or before August 9, 2013; we will not accept late applications. 

 

State Department Virtual Student Foreign Service

The Virtual Student Foreign Service is a unique opportunity allowing U.S. citizen college students to engage in citizen diplomacy through virtual internships with the State Department and other U.S. Government federal agencies. Applications accepted July 2-20, 2013 for 276 different projects with the State Department and other agencies. Students should apply at www.usajobs.gov. Email VSFS@state.gov with questions. 

 

Summer Session II Drop Deadline, July 14

Sunday, July 14, is the last day to drop a Summer Session II class via any means (GWeb or RTF). The course will not appear on your transcripts if you drop a class by this deadline.