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MSPM in the KNOW: May 8, 2018

Top 3 for 8 May 2018: 

1- Registration now open for the GWPMA-sponsored webinar: Developing Emotional Intelligence by Alan Zucker, CEO of Project Management Essentials. Event is free and open to the public. Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | 12:00-1:30PM | Register now.

About the event. “Developing Emotional Intelligence” is the second installment in the webinar series sponsored by the GW Project Management Association for GWU’s Masters of Project Management program. In his first presentation “The Power of Communication,” Alan Zucker presented several important models and best practices for effective project communication. In this webinar, Mr. Zucker dives into the topic of emotional intelligence.  The ability to effectively handle and understand people was cited as an important characteristic for successful project managers. Individuals and teams with high EI are both more productive and more likely to be successful. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to measure their own emotional intelligence using an assessment developed for the Harvard Business Review.

2- Earn Professional Development Unit (PDU) by attending the PMIWDC Washingon Circle Luncheon. This month’s luncheon will feature “How to Ease Fear of Organizational Change” by Dr. Saya Sone (Professor and Agile Coach, Computer Information Science Virginia International University). Event is free, attendees will earn 1.0 PDU in Strategic and Business Management talent triangle. Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | 11:30AM – 1:00PM | Register here.

About the event. When organizations are ready to adopt Agile at the enterprise level, people are resistant to organizational changes and have a fear of change due to loss. The organizational change could not take effect if management ignores people’s fear of change. The workshop uses Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to help audience recognize signs of fear and understand what caused the fear. In addition, the workshop will practice how to use both self-actualization and NLP Logical Levels of Change methods to deal with the fear due to changes. 

3- Job Opportunities.  

Immediate Need for an Accounting Associate at the Center for Civilians in Conflict – Application Deadline – 5/11

  • The Center for Civilians in Conflict is looking to hire a full-time Accounting Associate. The Associate will support all areas relating to financial reporting and accounting. Apply here.

EXIM Bank Summer Internship Opportunity – Application Deadline: 5/18

  • EXIM’s Office of Policy Analysis and International Relations (OPAIR) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic student intern for Summer 2018. This unpaid internship offers an opportunity for students to learn about export finance and development finance, both in the United States and abroad. Check out application details here

Weber Shandwick is Seeking an Account Director

  • This position was shared by an alumn. Her firm is seeking an Account Director to power a portfolio of work at the intersection of Corporate Communications and Social Impact. The ideal person knows how to build engagement strategies for purpose-driven brands and leverage the power of creative and integrated communications to drive business and social impact. Apply here.

U.S Department of Defense OIG is Hiring Auditors!

  • The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) seeks high-caliber Auditors from GW to join their team. Applicants with at least 2 years of audit experience can apply here.

Cyber-security Analyst Available Role at CBO

  • CBO’s Budget Analysis Division seeks a cyber-security analyst in its Defense, International Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs Cost Estimates Unit. This position requires US citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance. Learn more and apply here.

MSPM in the KNOW: April 17, 2018

Top 3 for 17 April 2018: 

1- Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 registrations are ongoing. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. Students can view list of course offerings via the registrar’s website. Students are responsible for reviewing their record in GWeb to ensure they do not have any holds on their record. Holds can prevent students from registering, adding or dropping classes, receiving transcripts, obtaining grades, or graduating. Holds are placed on student accounts for various reasons, such as tuition fee due to GW, the need to meet with your advisor, placement on probation, or unmet program requirements. Learn more about holds on the Office of the Registrar site 

2- As announced on the newsletter last week, GW is hosting two events this month (see below). Students are highly encouraged to attend. Attendees will receive Professional Development Units (PDUs). Registration is free for students.  

PM University Talks featuring Alan Zucker, PMP (CEO, Project Management Essentials); Chris Girolamo, PMP (Vice President, Software and Systems Engineering Group STG, Inc.); and David S. Maurer, PMP (Ret. Lieutenant Colonel, USA). University PM Talks offer certified PMPs 1.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in the following categories:

  • Technical Project Management (0.5)
  • Leadership (0.5)
  • Strategic and Business Management (0.5)

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm | George Washington University
2201 G Street NW Washington Duques Room 453, DC, 20052 Register Here

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon: Training from the BACK of the Room! 6 Trumps to Shift Your Teaching Stance featuring Kim Braindard (Trainer/Founder of Agile Brain).                                                                                                      

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | 11:30am networking, 12 – 1:00pm presentation                  George Washington University 2201 G Street NW Room: 453 Washington, District of Columbia 20052 Register Here

3- Networking and job opportunities:

 HireDC Fair – Open to alumni and soon-to-be May grads (26 April). Whether you’re looking for a new career in business, education, engineering, health-care, government or non-profit, technology, or other fields you will find all the best employers at HireDC. Event sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Register here.

Gannett/USA Today Needs a Project Coordinator to Start ASAP! GWU recent grads are given priority to apply for this role. You will report to the Head of Consumer Products and will support some of the highest-priority projects and products at the company. Apply here. 

Goodwill Industries International is Seeking a Learning Digital Engagement Intern Goodwill is looking for a student with a background in digital events, event management, marketing, technology based learning, or another related field to join their learning digital engagement team. Apply here. 

K Squared (K2) is Seeking 4 Associates and 1 Analyst to Start ASAP! K2, a private equity fund based in Colorado, is currently looking for four Associates and one Analyst to join their startup. Job descriptions and information can be found on their website here. Watch this video from one of their Senior Associates to learn more about the internship program.  

UNIDOS Position Announcement! UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, is seeking an Event & Meeting Planner to join their Marketing department. The ideal candidate has a minimum of five successful years of professional event and meeting planning experience. Apply here. 

Pitch your business idea to Shark Tank! Register here to pitch your business at the D.C. Casting Call for ABC’s Shark Tank on 4/26.

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.