Spring 2018 KACIF Travel Grants

Spring 2018 applications for Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) Travel Grants will be accepted starting Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
The KACIF Travel Grants are available to GW students who are participating in internships that will advance their career development and who need assistance in paying for their public transportation to and from their internship location.
This reimbursement, which cannot exceed $300.00, can be used only for necessarily unpaid internships, i.e., typically those internships with non-profit, governmental, educational, and non-governmental organizations that genuinely lack the financial resources to pay salaries or wages to their interns.
Applications will be accepted through myGW portal.
If you have questions, please contact kaciftravel@gwu.edu.
The KACIF Travel Grant was initiated in collaboration with the GW Student Association and made possible through the generous support of alumni, parents, and other donors.

Job Openings at Exelixis

Interested in a quest to treat and defeat cancer? Join Exelixis! At Exelixis, everyone is focused on one common goal – launching new medicines that give patients and their families hope for the future. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and are essential to helping us realize our maximum potential.

View multiple jobs available at: https://www.exelixis.com/careers/join-us/

If interested, contact MSPM student, Maria Martinez via mbmartinez@gwmail.gwu.edu.

MSPM in the KNOW: December 5, 2017

Top 3 for 5 December 2017

1- Capstone Residency Week. The Fall 2017 Capstone Residency Week begins  Monday, 11 December and will run through Wednesday, 13 December. All students enrolled in the distance section of the DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (Capstone) are required to participate and present their final projects.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Professor Kwak who will facilitate this semester’s Capstone Residency Week.

2- Volunteers Needed. The MSPM program needs volunteers for the Spring 2018 Orientation for incoming students on 12 January. Volunteers will facilitate the Students and Alumni panel, and will assist with the Bridge Game. Time commitment is 4 hours. If interested, please email mspminfo@gwu.edu no later than 29 December 2017.

3- Fellowships and Awards. The following are list of opportunities for those who are looking for fellowships or awards:

As posted last week, the application deadline for EDF Climate Corps Fellows is today, 5 December.  Fellows work on innovative projects such as: scaling energy efficiency, setting sustainability goals, accelerating renewable energy, evaluating supply chain sustainability and more. Fellows are paid $1,250/week and reimbursed for some travel expenses. Click here to apply now.

Port Authority of NY & NJ – Leadership Fellows Program – Deadline: 8 December    This is a full time two-year rotational program that offers on-the-job experience in approximately four different business functions ranging from finance and planning to operations and human resources. Click here for more information.

James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award– Deadline: 15 Feb 2018. The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) has an award opportunity called the James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award. This award recognizes excellence in student development of original concepts in project management. Papers are selected based upon the research and creative effort that are best directed toward advancing the concepts, tools and techniques of managing project-oriented tasks. More info on the PMIEF website. Who can apply: Any individual who is or was a student in good standing at an institute of higher learning during the period covered by the nomination.

Congratulations, MSPM student, Kevin Yi!

Congratulations to Kevin Yi, MSPM student for obtaining Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential. Kevin joined the MSPM program in Fall 2016. He took the (PMP)® Credentialing exam in November 2017 and passed it. Subsequently, he is now offering pro-bono consulting with PMI Washington DC chapter. Congratulations, Kevin on your recent successes!

MSPM in the KNOW: November 28, 2017

Top 3 for 28 November:

1- Spring 2018 Registration. Reminder, registration for Spring 2018 is ongoing. All students must be enrolled each spring and fall semester from the point of matriculation through completion of the degree. Students are expected to self-register for courses via GWeb. To view available course offerings, check out schedule of classes. For those who need to enroll in capstone, you must send a registration transaction form to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu) to register. Unsure what to register for or looking to change your degree plan? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm (include your GWID).

2- Scholarships and Fellowships.

Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for AAUW International Fellowships. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts and sciences. Application deadline: 1 December 2017. Read more.

Spark your sustainability career by becoming an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps (EDFFC) fellow! EDFFC Fellows work on innovative projects such as: scaling energy efficiency, setting sustainability goals, accelerating renewable energy, evaluating supply chain sustainability and more. Check out job description here. Compensation is $1,250 per week and reimbursement of travel costs to the training and Energy Solutions Exchange, EDFCC’s annual conference. For early consideration and the best opportunity to be matched with your preferred host organization, apply by 5 December 2017 11:59 pm PT. Final application deadline is 5 January 2018 11:59 pm PT. For more information, visit the EDF Climate Corps website.

PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) professional development scholarships help project managers, nonprofit staff, school administrators and teachers fund project management training. These scholarships fund standalone courses, not degree programs. Who can apply: Project management professionals, nonprofit/NGO staff, teachers and school administrators. Application deadlines for 2018: 15 February, 1 April, 1 July, 1 September

3- Events Roundup:

PMIWDC Luncheon Circle | 30 November 2017 | 11:30 AM Networking, 1:00 PM Presentation | 2201 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20052 ***Room changed to Duques 453

JPSS-1: Post Launch Celebration | 8 December 2017 | 5:00-7:00 PM | 2201 G Street Northwest 1st Floor Lobby Washington, DC 20052 | Event open to public, RSVP by 4 December via http://evite.me/rZkysEwhvK

MSPM in the KNOW: November 21, 2017

Top 3 for 21 November 2017: 

1- Spring 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule. The Blackboard Collaborate Session schedule for Spring 2018 semester is now available on the blog. Collaborate sessions are 60-minute, real time virtual sessions designed for the online and campus students to engage with their professors on a weekly basis. Students are highly recommended to participate in Collaborate sessions to ask any questions they may have about lectures, readings or assignments. Check out schedule via this link.

2- Certificate completion form for Fall 2017, due December 1. MSPM students who are completing any graduate certificate at GWU and who are completing all certificate requirements by the end of the Fall 2017 semester must apply for certificate completion no later than 1 December. Students do not need to wait until their MSPM degree requirements are completed to apply for certificate completion. Download form via this linkCompleted form must be sent to: aesocrates@gwu.edu. Application for certificate completion is subject to verification that all requirements are satisfied in order to be awarded a graduate certificate.

3- Upcoming Events:

PM University Talks | 28 November 2017 | 5:30-7:00 PM | Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies | 640 Massachusetts NW Washington, DC 20001 | Participants will earn 1.5 PDUs | Registration is free for students! Register now

PMIWDC Luncheon Circle | 30 November 2017 | 11:30 AM Networking, 1:00 PM Presentation | 2201 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20052 ***Room changed to Duques 453 | Registration closed now as maximum room capacity is reached.

JPSS-1: Post Launch Celebration | 8 December 2017 | 5:00-7:00 PM | 2201 G Street Northwest 1st Floor Lobby Washington, DC 20052 | Event open to public, RSVP by 4 December via http://evite.me/rZkysEwhvK

JPSS-1: Post Launch Celebration, December 8

The GW MSPM Program cordially invites you for an evening of fun, filled with networking and learning opportunities!

JPSS-1: Post Launch Celebration | 8 December 2017 | 5:00-7:00 PM

2201 G Street Northwest 1st Floor Lobby Washington, DC 20052

The event will highlight the successful launching of the JPSS-1 weather satellite. GW MSPM student, Robert Estes, has been a key member of NASA’s JPSS-1 project from concept to launch. He will be sharing his insights on the practical application of project management in scientific research and development based on his experience.

Light refreshments will be provided. Event open to public, RSVP is required. Please RSVP by 4 December via http://evite.me/rZkysEwhvK

Spring 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Sessions

The Spring 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule is listed below. Your course instructor will discuss schedule and expectations during your first day in class.

Department Course Number Course Title Professor On Campus Class Day of Week Blackboard Collaborate Day of Week Time Notes
DNSC 6202 Stats for Mgmnt Khamooshi Wednesday Thursday 8 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6235 Comm Strat for PM Keleher This is a distance course Wednesday 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6247 Org, Mgt and Leadership Gaarder/Keleher Monday TBD TBD Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6250 PM Finance Kwak Monday Wednesday 8 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6251 Opt Models for Dec. Making Jain Tuesday Thursday 8 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6252 Risk Analysis for Dec. Making Kettunen Tuesday Monday 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6261 Intro to PM Kettunen Thursday Monday 8 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6267 Planning & Scheduling Jain Wednesday Monday 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6269 PM Application Khamooshi Tuesday Thursday 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged