MSPM in the KNOW: April 11, 2017

Top 3 for 11 April 2017 

1- Registration for Fall 2017 begins Monday, 17 April. Review your DegreeMAP and register for courses listed on your degree plan to secure your seat. MSPM classes are offered to non-MSPM students. This often results to seats going away quickly and classes fill up fast. Secure your seats as soon as possible. Continuing students may register for classes through GWeb. List of course offerings are available via the registrar’s website 

Registration for DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (Capstone) requires special approval from your academic advisor. All core courses must be completed prior to taking Capstone. To register, complete a Registration Transaction Form and email completed form to aesocrates@gwu.edu. Details required for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes, under Decision Sciences.

2- Application for the Quinn Fellows Fund, due 23 April

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. For eligibility, requirements, and application instructions, please visit the Quinn Fellows Webpage.

3- Upcoming Events:

 PM University Talks | Tuesday, 2 May 2017  | 5:30pm – 7:30pm                      Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies  | 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20001 | **A photo ID is required to attend the event | **Students register here for free

PM After Hours | Wednesday, 3 May 2017 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm                                   Lebanese Taverna, Tyson’s Galleria | 2001 International Dr #1402 | Mclean, Virginia 22102 | Agenda and Cost: 5:30pm – 8:00pm : Networking & Reception | Young Professional Rate: $7 (Please Register Here to receive this special rate)

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

 

Quinn Fellows Internship Fund, Application Due April 23rd

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 April 23, 2017.

For eligibility, requirements, and application instructions, please visit the Quinn Fellows Webpage.

 

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.

Job Opportunities at New York City Mayor’s Office of Appointments

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Appointments is hiring!  Below is a list of job vacancies recommended for MSPM students and alumni. If interested in applying and you want MSPM to recommend you for the job, please send your resume to aesocrates@gwu.edu.

For more information on the Mayor’s Office of Appointments please visit this website where you can sign up for our newsletter.  You may also visit the NYC Job Site for additional job opportunities with the City.

MOO Capital Projects Advisor ( # 278719) DoITT provides for the sustained, efficient and effective delivery of IT services, infrastructure and telecommunications to enhance service delivery to New York City’s residents, businesses, employees and visitors. The successful candidate will serve as a Capital Projects Advisor reporting to the Mayor’s Office of Operations. At least six years of full-time satisfactory experience in construction management work on capital projects, each one of which must have had a dollar value of at least $15,000, at least eighteen months of which must ha ve been in a managerial or consultative capacity in an organization responsible for the management of construction; and a combination of the following, sufficient to equal a total of ten years of education and experience. 

DEP Chief of Staff to the Bureau of Engineering Design  and Construction ( #281821 ) BEDC currently has $10B of active construction contracts and another $3B of planning and design contracts under its responsibility and management. The Chief of Staff is part of the Bureau leadership team and is expected to provide leadership and effective management in all assigned areas including specific initiatives, workforce development, projects, capital programs and policies. The position also provides analyses to articulate the Bureau’s capital programs and policies; and acts as the lead coordinator for Bureau-wide activities and meetings with the Deputy Commissioner. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration, or public administration, and five years of full-time satisfactory experience in the planning, administering or expediting of engineering design, and/or construction, or coordinating a very large engineering project, two years of which must have been in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity is required.

DCASDeputy Commissioner of Facilities Management (#284095 ) -Under the direction of the First Deputy Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner will lead the Facility Operations, Building Services, Tenant Services, Capital Construction, and Fire Safety units.The candidate should possess excellent managerial ability, including significant experience in facilities management; extensive knowledge of asset and resource management; outstanding written and oral communications skills, including the ability to represent the agency and the Commissioner at the most senior levels. Candidates should also have in-depth knowledge of NYC government, particularly as to the City’s real estate assets and their management.

MOS Transportation Advisor (#237059) -Under supervision of the Director of Energy Regulatory Affairs and with a wide degree of latitude, the selected candidate work closely with other MOS staff, as well as the Department of Transportation and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, to design and implement citywide policies and programs to reduce transportation-related GHG and local criteria air pollutants. A graduate degree from an accredited college in city planning, urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation engineering, public administration, economic development, energy, engineering, or related fields.

DOT  Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Transportation Planning & Management. (#285293)-  The Deputy Commissioner will lead the Division of Transportation Planning & Management. Responsibilities include managing a division staff of 510 employees and an annual budget of $118 million; providing executive-level oversight of all agency transportation and planning projects, activities, and related outreach. Fifteen + years of experience in urban transportation planning ; expert level experience in the development, implementation, and evaluation of street safety improvement projects; experience overseeing operations and technical staff  and superior communication skills, including the ability to prepare, interpret, and present complex reports and data.

MGT 6210 Leading Teams (3 credits), Fall 2017

Looking for a general elective in Fall 2017? This may be course below offered by the Department of Management, MGT 6210 Leading Teams may be well suited for you.

MGT 6210 Leading Teams (3 credits), Fall 2017, Campus section

Class meets from 8:30am – 5:00pm on 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 (condensed format)

Course Description: Leading teams is a critical competence for many project managers and the ability to lead and work effectively in teams is a skillset that is highly valued in organizations. Yet, there are many challenges to effective teamwork and these challenges increase when team members are distributed across different cultures, locations and time zones and rely on electronic rather than face-to-face communication.

This course will help you to develop knowledge and skills that are relevant to effectively leading and participating in teams in the global, digital age. Participants will receive evidence-based guidance on how to (1) set teams up for success, (2) promote effective team dynamics, (3) facilitate effective cross-cultural collaboration, and (4) navigate the challenges of virtual teamwork where team members are distributed across space and time. Using a variety of instructional approaches (e.g., self-assessments, case analyses, individual and group activities), participants will have the opportunity to develop practical strategies for enhancing the effectiveness of the teams to which they belong.

Questions about the course? Contact Professor Sharon Hill (nshill@gwu.edu).

 

MSPM in the KNOW: March 21, 2017

Top 3 for 21 March 2017

1- Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule for Summer 2017 now available. Schedule for the weekly live chat sessions via the Blackboard Collaborate for Summer 2017 is now available on the blog. Students enrolled in the summer semester are highly encouraged to participate in the blackboard collaborate sessions.

2- Decision Sciences needs a Grader. The department of Decision Sciences is in need of a part-time Grader for Summer 2017. Eligibility includes current students in good standing who had already taken the DNSC 6238 Project Management Organizational Context (formerly DNSC 6290). If interested, please send your resume to: jadej@gwu.edu by 7 April.

3- Resources. Interested to learn about your funding options and professional development opportunities? Review your funding options via MSPM blog under financial assistance, fellowships and scholarships.

PMI Educational Foundation offers academic and professional development scholarships. Learn about eligibility criteria and deadlines via this link.

Veterans may be eligible for GW VALOR Professional Grant, where GW VALOR reimburses the cost (in the form of a grant) to take the examination for designated credentials such as PMP certification exam. Check GW VALOR website if interested to apply.

As announced last week, naisA is offering career development fellowship opportunities. A large career and recruitment fair is coming up on 20 April in CityCenter, Downtown DC from 6 – 9 pm. Check out event web page at www.ProtegeFair.org. MSPM students may be able to waive registration by sending a resume to Angela at angela@naisaglobal.org before 31 March.

 

 

“Say It with Presentations” by Gene Zelazny

Displaying SayItBook.jpgLooking to beef up your presentation skills?  Are you currently on your second year of the MSPM program? Students at Harvard, Chicago, Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia and other “B” schools have benefited from “Say It with Presentations.”

Join us for this dynamic workshop with Gene Zelazny, Consultant and Author. As McKinsey & Company’s Director of Visual Communications, Gene’s primary responsibility has been to provide creative advice and assistance for visual presentations and written reports. He has designed and conducted communications training programs including video workshops to improve consultants’ delivery skills. The workshop will include:

· How to plan a presentation…

· How to design a presentation…

· How to design charts… · How do deliver a presentation…

· How to close a presentation…

Includes “Say it with Imagination” exercises.

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. 

Grader needed for Summer 2017 (10 hours/week)

Grader needed to assist Decision Sciences faculty with grading assignments and posting grades on blackboard. Eligibility includes current students in good standing who had already taken the DNSC 6238 Project Management Organizational Context (formerly DNSC 6290).  Grader will not hold recitation sessions or office hours. Grader interaction with students will only pertain to assignments and/or grading. Time is quite flexible. No special training or preparation required to do the job, other than the approval/recommendation of the faculty member and/or department.  Pay rate is $11.50/hour. Work hours not to exceed 10 hours per week. Course runs from May 22 through July 1. If interested, please send your resume to: jadej@gwu.edu by April 7.