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.

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.

MSPM in the KNOW: October 24, 2017

Top 3 for 24 October 2017

1- Spring 2018 schedule now available. Students may review schedule of classes now and register via GWeb during registration period which begins on 9 November 2017 through 15 January 2018.  Questions about classes to sign up for? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm (include your GWID).

Students must clear any outstanding holds to be eligible to register.To view the hold on your account, please visit: GWeb at https://banweb.gwu.edu/PRODCartridge/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin

  • Choose Student Records
  • Choose Student Records Information Menu
  • Choose View Administrative Holds

2- Internships, Fellowships and Job Opportunities

Congressional Budget Office Seeks a Public & Private Mandates Analyst – Deadline 10/25

  • The Budget Analysis Division is seeking an analyst for its Public and Private Mandates Unit to help CBO carry out its responsibilities under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. More information can be found here.

HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation / Hope Credit Union) is Hiring Project Manager – Deadline n/a

  • HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation / Hope Credit Union) is seeking an individual with a passion for social change to amplify HOPE’s efforts to extend its mission and impact among Hispanic/Latino residents across the Mid South. Read more here.

Kaiser Permanente Virtual Info Session – 10/25

  • Learn more about the internships and full time career opportunities in Healthcare Consulting, Technology, Strategic Planning, Marketing & Sales, Finance, Health Policy, and more! More information can be found here. 

American Express Graduate Internships – Accepting Applications Now

  • Opportunities are available in Consulting, Marketing, HR, Strategy, etc. More information can be found here.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

  • Seeking recent and current graduate students. Application opens on 10/23 at noon. More information can be found here.

Johnson & Johnson HR Leadership Development Program Virtual Info Session – 11/1

  • Open to all master students. Ideal for students with +5 years of work experience. Registration can be done here.

AARP – Strategy & Performance Part-Time, Year-Round Internship for Grad Students

  • Need a strong graduate student who is interested in a part-time, year-round internship (in January) with our Community States & National Affairs team.  Intern has to have a keen attention to detail, strong Excel and data mining experience, maintain data and content and project management support.  Students can apply directly to: www.aarp.org/careers– Job # 12459229.

3- Events Roundup:

PMI® Global Conference | 28 – 30 October 2017 | McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois Stop by the GW MSPM booth (#612) at the Exhibition Hall. Email mspminfo@gwu.edu if you will be there.

Doing Business in Latin America: Opportunities and Culture | Mon 30 October | 5:30 PM | Duques 651 | RSVP at ibi@gwu.edu

Overworked and Overwhelmed, What can you do about it?

Overworked and Overwhelmed, What can you do about it?

Featuring

Dr. Saya Sone, Professor, Agile Coach, PMP, School of Computer Information Science Virginia International University

$0.00
Event Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – 11:30am1:00pm
Event Location:

The George Washington University School of Business

2201 G St, NW, Duques Room, Room 451

Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Agenda and Cost:

This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

Networking 11:30 – 12:00
Presentation 12:00 – 1:00

About the Event

How did you distribute your 168 hours a week? If you spent more than 42% at work, this is the workshop for you. How often do you check your smartphone? If you check your phone every hour or less, you would be interested in learning how to deal with your stressful life. Do you spend your day of back-to-back meetings, a hundred or so emails, interminable conference calls, dozens of decisions, a contentious conversation or two, and a rough commute? When we are all busy at work or in our life, have you thought about how you could make the impact to gain your happy work life? This workshop is to help you through a mindfulness journey to identify what you can make a difference or any alternative to organize your mindfulness game plan to stay on track with it. For example, how could we manage our time better to get a beautiful mind?

This workshop is based on a book “Overworked and Overwhelmed” by Scott Eblin who introduces the following three steps:

  • Your best: You will organize the characteristics and behaviors that reflect how you are when you are showing up as the best version of yourself
  • Your Routine: If you want to be in the certain way (excellence), you have to do things that reinforce that state.
  • Outcomes: What difference do you want to make in your professional life, working environment, and community?

You will determine your most important goals and sets you on a course to reach them. Get started by clarifying the core characteristic that represents you at your best when you feel most comfortable and productive. The routines in four domains could be physical, spiritual, mental, and relational that will reinforce peak performance. Through the reflection, we hope to care in the three main areas – at your best, what the routines to make you at best, and what outcome would come in team, community, organization.

Special Instructions:
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available:
1 PDU for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category:
Strategic and Business Management

About the Speaker

Dr. Saya Sone

Virginia International University
Professor, Agile Coach, PMP, School of Computer Information Science

Dr. Saya Sone is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), an Enterprise Agile Coach, a professor at VIU (Virginia International University), and Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

Dr. Sone’s passion is to help her clients such as CTO, CIO, CEO, Individuals, and teams to discover their new beliefs, thoughts, directions, or emotions that strengthen their capabilities to accomplish their priorities. Her happiness is to be a partner when her clients grown in their potentials.

When Dr. Sone enjoys delivering her speeches in schools, conferences, meetups, and organizations, her topics include motivations for behavioral changes, keeping balance for maximum growth, designing Lean Canvas to recognize MVP (Minimal Viable product), setting goals to achieve life potential and a variety of Agile and coaching related topics.

Dr. Sone is a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). She wrote two books Business Value of Agile Methods: Maximizing ROI with Just-in-Time Processes and Documentation” and Mapping Agile Practices to Project Management Challenges.

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. 

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. 

Summer 2017 Short Term Study Away Programs

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 26, 2017

** The “short-term exchange” designation identifies programs run by a GWSB partner institution, and are only open to graduate students in the School of Business. These courses are a unique opportunity to enroll directly in a course at one of our partner universities and take classes with a diverse array of students, from our partner institutions across the globe.

It’s a Leadership Thing: Promoting PM Leadership through Volunteerism

Event Date:
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 11:30am1:00pm
Event Location:

The George Washington University School of Business

2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453

Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Agenda and Cost: This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

Networking 11:30 – 12:00
Presentation 12:00 – 1:00

About the Event

Project Managers and Non-Profit Organization (NPO) managers face a daily environment of “insufficiency.” There is always insufficient funds, insufficient time, insufficient staff resources to meet mission need – and who needs the overhead of PM anyway? In this environment PMs have so much to offer, so many ways to be agents of change. The value is enormous, from the altruism of helping others, to problem solving where others couldn’t, to helping some desperate need be met. But as a PM, volunteering offers tremendous opportunity for engaging in your own professional development – it’s a leadership thing. The benefits to the PM Volunteer are manifested in learning new ideas and professional environments, practicing skills and authorities not always found in their paid work, and of networking, meeting other leaders with passion for the service they provide. In fact, working with NPOs is a great way to work with other volunteer leaders and connect the leadership PM to new business opportunities. Ultimately, PM volunteerism is a way to rapidly build your own brand. How does volunteering lead to leadership and what do NPO’s need from skilled volunteers?

Calling on the spirit and skills to engage in volunteerism!! REGISTER NOW.

Special Instructions:
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available:
1 PDU for Certified PMs

University PM Talk, November 11

In coordination with the PMI Washington DC Chapter and the GW MSPM program, the GWPMA proudly Hosts University PM Talk
 
Event Date: 
Friday, 11 November 2016
Networking 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
PM Talks 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Event Location:
The George Washington School of Business
2201 G Street NW, Duques Hall, Room 651 Washington, DC 20052

Agenda and Cost:
Free for students with ID – Register Here to receive the student rate.
$20 for members
$25 for non-members

 

About the Event:  PMIWDC chapter has typically hosted a second monthly chapter event at alternate locations to widen the sharing of knowledge to span across the DC metro area. This year we are moving to universities. We will partner with local universities to host a quarterly PM Talks event on their campus. These will be free for students, and a nominal fee for young professionals and members. This is a unique opportunity in one evening to hear 3 speakers, each presenting on one area of the PMI Talent Triangle – so you will be able to hone your project management skills on technical, leadership and strategic and business topics. There will also be time for networking with students and professionals in the local area.  We will have food and drinks too! Come and eat, mingle, learn and enjoy with your PM community!

The presentations are educational and informative to those professionals operating in the field of project management and functioning in leadership roles in industry and government. It is also of great value to those looking to step into the field of Project Management and begin their certification process. Each event will have 3 speakers presenting on each area of the talent triangle –  technical, leadership, and strategic and business management. So in one evening you can enhance all 3 talent triangle skills, unique to the presenter’s area of expertise and the subject matter discussed while directly relating to improving the practice of managing projects and leading others. At each University PM Talks Event certified PMPs can earn 2 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Special Instructions:
  • Closest metro stop: Foggy Bottom
  • Garage Parking at Marvin Center (H & 21st St, NW): $18.00
  • Metered parking is available
  • Photo ID is required
  • Use 22nd Street entrance
PDUs Available:
2 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category:
Strategic and Business Management, Technical project management