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: 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

DC Fiscal Policy Institute is hiring!

JOB TITLE: Public Policy Analyst, Workforce Development 
Short Description: The DC Fiscal Policy Institute (www.dcfpi.org) is seeking a Policy Analyst to lead the organization’s research and advocacy on workforce policies in the District of Columbia, with a focus on issues affecting low-income workers and communities of color. We are looking for someone to dive into the data, propose and analyze policy solutions that reduce unemployment, strengthen family income supports, and make every business in the District a better place to work. The ideal candidate will excel at producing original research, building relationships, leading advocacy efforts on these issues, and informing the public and the press about local budget debates.
Full Job Announcement: http://statepriorities.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Policy-Analyst-DCFPI-announcement-Oct-2017.pdf

JOB TITLE: Development Director 
SHORT DESCRIPTION: The DC Fiscal Policy Institute is seeking a Development 
Director to manage all aspects of the organization’s work to meet its annual $1.2 million fundraising target. We are looking for someone who can maintain DCFPI’s robust set of donor engagement and outreach activities, and develop strategies to improve outreach to new foundation and major donor prospects. The ideal candidate will excel at interacting and communicating with donors, planning donor-focused events, identifying ways to engage new donor prospects, grant writing, and managing donor information.
Full Job Announcement: 
https://www.dcfpi.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Devt-Director-Job-Descrip-Oct-2017-1.pdf 

MSPM in the KNOW: September 26, 2017

Top 3 for 26 September:

1- Fall 2017 Capstone Residency Week. Reminder, those in the distance section of DNSC 6269 PM Applications (capstone) are required to participate in a residency week to complete the course requirements. Capstone residency week will begin on Monday, December 11 and will run through Wednesday, December 13. The class will meet each day for a full day in the School of Business (2201 G St, NW). More details will be provided as we approach the residency week.

2- The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is hiring! The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection is hiring an IT Specialist (Technology Operations Center Manager). The Technology Operations Center Manager role is to work collaboratively with infrastructure and application teams to ensure the stability, reliability, and security of information systems. This senior IT professional will work, with minimal supervision, closely with operations teams and will provide guidance and input into the strategic direction/development of datacenter and infrastructure monitoring and support. For more information, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480118400

3- Free Events This Week:

Scaling Agile within the Federal Government                                                             Wednesday, 27 September 2017                                                                      Time: 11:30 networking; 12-1 presentation
Location: 2201 G Street NW Duques Room 652
Washington, DC 20052                                                                             REGISTER HERE

The Power of Communication Webinar                                                                   Friday, 29 September 2017
12:00 PM (Eastern)                                                                                                Duration: 1 hour and 15 Min.                                                                                         
REGISTER HERE

PMI Virtual Student Summit                                                                            Wednesday, 4 October 2017                                                                              10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Eastern)                                                                                  REGISTER HERE     

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 www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

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.

MSPM in the KNOW: June 6, 2017

Top 3 for 6 June

1.  Summer 2017 semester. Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of ‘W’ using GWeb for summer session I is Sunday, 18 June. Summer session II begins 5 July. Last day to register via GWeb for summer session II is 11 July. Review summer session schedule via this link.

2.  Fall 2017 semester. Registration for Fall 2017 is ongoing. Register for classes via GWeb before they close. Questions about registration? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

3.  Job opportunities. This week’s highlighted jobs are listed below. Several opportunities are also available through GWorkSB. Log in and browse through the “Jobs” tab to see all available job postings. New jobs are being added on a daily basis.

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Lead Strategic Planner– NNSA Office of Safety, Infrastructure, and Operations requires Lead Strategic Planner to support its Program Management Office.

Parisella Vincelli Associates Consultant – min. 2-3 years of experience in business, including in management

Educe Careers Business Consultant – Consultant/Senior Consultant – min. 2-4 years of experience in consulting/professional service firm

Eagle Hill Consulting Management Consulting Director(Communications/Media/Technology Industry).

Additional ones can be found on Glassdoor by clicking here.

 

 

Job Vancancies with the United Nations and Other International Organizations

Public Partnership Specialist (Humanitarian Financing), New York (P-4)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Closing date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Project Associate (Climate Change, Humanitarian System and Insurance), Bonn, Germany
United Nations University (UNU)
Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Closing date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Senior Mission Planning Officer, Mogadishu, Somalia (P-5)
United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia
Closing date: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Financial Control Officer, Manila
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Closing date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Investment Specialist, Manila
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Closing date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Project Analyst, Manila, Philippines
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Closing date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Treasury Analyst (Data Management), Manila, Philippines
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Closing date: Tuesday, 9 May 2017
For more information, please visit: https://unjobs.org/new

US Department of Agriculture is hiring IT Project Manager

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced an IT Project Manager position.  USDA is a great place to start or continue your career. It’s ranked as one of the top 10 “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” by the Partnership for Public Service (Best Places to Work Rankings). Rankings are based on employee feedback regarding satisfaction with their work experience. For more information on USDA and the Food Safety and Inspection Service, visit FSIS.

This position is located in the Office of the Administrator (OA), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Program Management Division (PMD), Project Management Branch (PMB), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, DC. The work schedule is full-time, M-F.  The majority of the work is performed in a normal office setting. The work is mostly sedentary; however, some walking, bending, lifting is required to perform some tasks such as:

  • Develops, modifies, or provides input to project plans, implements project plans to meet objectives, coordinates and integrates project activities, and manages, leads, or administers project resources, including a substantial budget. Monitors project activities and resources to mitigate risk; implements or maintains quality assurance processes, and makes improvements, solves problems, or takes corrective action when problems arise.
  • Provides presentations or briefings on all aspects of the project, participates in phase, milestone, and final project reviews, and identifies project documentation requirements procedures and all related project artifacts.
  • Develops and implements plans to release products, systems, or other deliverables, keeps abreast of and monitors significant developments related to FSIS Program Areas.
  • Serves as Contract Officer’s Representative (COR) for various projects.

 

Following is the USA Jobs link to the vacancy announcement.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467078900

 

MSPM in the KNOW: March 28, 2017

Top 3 for 28 March 2017

1- Trouble registering for Summer 2017? Be sure to remove any holds on your account that may prevent you from registration. To view your holds, log in to GWeb, click “Student Record and Registration” then “Student Records Information Menu.” Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds.”  If you have a financial hold, please direct your questions to student accounts: sao@gwu.edu | 202-994-7350. For administrative holds, email your academic advisor, aesocrates@gwu.edu.

 2- New York City Mayor’s Office of Appointments is hiring several positions. Check out the blog for list of job vacancies.  If interested in applying and you want MSPM program to recommend you, email your resume to aesocrates@gwu.edu.

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is seeking a Programme and Project Intelligence Analyst Intern. Check out announcement on the blog for more information.

3- Looking to beef up your presentation skills?  Are you currently on your second year of the MSPM program? Join the “Say It with Presentations” by Gene Zelazny:

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Check-in  11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Workshop

Registration via GWorkSB > is required for this event. Register in via GWorkSB > > Events > Workshops. 

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeking Programme and Project Intelligence Analyst Intern

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Washington Office, has recently opened a vacancy announcement for a Programme and Project Intelligence Analyst  internship with our office. View the following links to learn more about this opportunity:

https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=11990

https://www.devex.com/jobs/programme-and-project-intelligence-analyst-intern-479984

UNOPS is the operational arm of the United Nations, and our office builds partnerships in Washington aimed at supporting sustainable development operations in developing countries. In addition, the liaison office assists operational teams on the ground with the management of portfolios financed by Washington, DC partners such as the World Bank, USAID, MCC, and IDB.

Questions about the internship opportunity? Email Felipe Munevar (felipem@unops.org), Head of Office and Partnerships Advisor | Washington Liaison Office.