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MSPM: IN THE KNOW OCTOBER 23, 2018

Top 3 for 23 October 2018:  

1- Fall 2018 Module 2 begins tomorrow, October 24

 Reminder, second module for Fall 2018 begins tomorrow. Those enrolled in DNSC 6257: Cost Estimation and Control as well as DNSC 6259: Project Portfolio Management, check Blackboard if you are able to see your course materials. If you are not able to access course materials on Blackboard, email your respective instructors.

2- Events

Bernie Sanders Returns to GW

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will return to the George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on November 27, Tuesday, at 7:00 PM to discuss “Where We Go From Here,” his book on strengthening the progressive movement and moving forward as a nation. The discussion is co-sponsored by GW and Politics and Prose.

Ticket sales will begin at noon on Thursday, October 25. Current students are eligible to receive a limited number of vouchers for free tickets. These must be claimed in person with a valid GW ID at the Lisner Auditorium box office and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Follow @GWU_events and @GWToday on Twitter for updates about this and other events.

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PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, “Relax, It’s Just Communication”

For the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon this month, Dr. Lovely Lall will be giving a presentation on “Relax, It’s Just Communication” on Thursday, October 25.

Location: 2201 G Street, Northwest 

Duques Room 453 Washington, DC 20052

Time: 11:30 AM – Networking

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Presentation

Event is free and open to public! Register here.

About the Event: Communication is the most critical skill at the heart of each engagement & defines the quality of your life – personally and professionally. In this session, you will receive practical and straightforward communication strategies. When applied, we expect to help you transform your communication style (verbal, nonverbal or written). It will lead you with better awareness and understanding of self and others, improve your capability to relate and engage personally and professionally with successful outcomes effectively, and manage your day to day life with a better sense of balance for a better life.

About Dr. Lovely Lall: Educated in medicine, Dr. Lall fuses academic knowledge with over three-decades of mindful practice in real life situations. She is a self-managed diabetic and stay-at-home mom who overcame those circumstances to rise to an elected position as the leader of a Toastmasters International District as its Director and Chief Executive Officer. A small business owner, Lovely Lall has volunteered and served in many organizations in both technical and leadership roles.

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 GW Project Management Association Webinar Series

GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Improving Communication wtih DISC” featuring Alan Zucker on October 30, 2018, Tuesday, at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Registration link will be available on October 23, 2018, next Tuesday.

About the webinar: Project managers spend over 90% of their time communicating. One of the key lessons of the Sender-Receiver Model is that communications are about the receiver. In this webinar, Alan Zucker shares the secrets on how to identify the DISC profile types and adapt how we communicate to become more effective. Small changes in how we approach communications can have large impacts on our ability to influence others.

About Alan Zucker: Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. Alan Zucker has over 25 years of experience managing project organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He is currently an instructor and advisor on project management, agile and leadership. He graduated from the George Washington University and holds a masters degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is a certified Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Professional by the Project Management Institute. He writes monthly articles on project management, is a keynote speaker, and is a regular presenter to GWU’s Master of Science Project Management students.

3- Jobs and Networking Opportunities

UN Careers Insights & Reflections from UN Professional Michael Emery: October 24

Learn about life within the United Nations, skills required to be successful, and suggestions for students who would like a career within the UN to be in their future. Register here.

Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is proud to launch its inaugural Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit on Friday, October 26. The purpose of the summit is to accelerate and enhance the education and outcomes of students interested in a career in the finance or real estate industries or functions within an organization. Register in Handshake for the Keynote Address with Daniel D’Aniello, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, along with Finance Panel discussions and Real Estate Panel discussions. The day wraps up with Speed Networking and the Dean’s Reception.

Deloitte Consulting Inclusion Program (DCIP) Summit: Apply by October 26

A premier leadership conference for the nation’s top underrepresented first-year MBA candidates. Veterans, Women and ethnically diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. For more in, click here!

Avalere Health – Associate Immersion Program: November 9

2018 graduates who have an interest in healthcare, public policy, and business. Public health, public policy, public administration, business, statistics, economics, mathematics, or anyone with strong quantitative and analytical skills. Click here to learn more and apply.

Wayfair Senior Management Opportunities: Apply by November 9

 Wayfair is currently seeking second year MBA students with 5+ years in management experience. Click here to apply now!

Government Contract Specialist at WESCO Distribution: Apply by December 24

 Education: Bachelors’ Degree in Business, Finance, and/or MS Government Contracting. Apply here.

Ford Marketing Leadership Program Full-time

The MLP is comprised of three to four individualized rotations in diverse areas that have an impact on key marketing strategies. Each rotation is 18-24 months and will provide Marketing Leaders with exposure to the business necessary to form a solid foundation in the organization and support future career development. Click here to apply!

DiDi Global Leadership Development Program 

A global talent acquisition and development program aimed at speeding up the thriving of high potentials who aspire to become international business leaders in DiDi. More information here!

MSPM: IN THE KNOW OCTOBER 16, 2018

Top 3 for 16 October 2018:  

1- Two Free Registrations to Fall 2018 PMP Prep Course

The MSPM is pleased to offered two free registrations to the Fall 2018 PMP Prep Courseoffered by the PMI Washington DC Chapter. Registrations are regularly priced at $1,195. Courses will be offered on two weekends beginning Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, October 28 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center, 900 North Glebe Road Arlington, VA, 22203.

If interested, submit the following no later than October 17, 5:00 PM Eastern Time to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu):

  • Name, GWid, email and phone number
  • PMIWDC membership number
  • 300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration

2- Upcoming and Past Project Management Events

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, “Relax, It’s Just Communication”

For the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon this month, Dr. Lovely Lall will be giving a presentation on “Relax, It’s Just Communication” on Thursday, October 25.

Location: 2201 G Street, Northwest 

Duques Room 453 Washington, DC 20052

Time: 11:30 AM – Networking

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Presentation

Event is free and open to public! Register here.

About the Event: Communication is the most critical skill at the heart of each engagement & defines the quality of your life – personally and professionally. In this session, you will receive practical and straightforward communication strategies. When applied, we expect to help you transform your communication style (verbal, nonverbal or written). It will lead you with better awareness and understanding of self and others, improve your capability to relate and engage personally and professionally with successful outcomes effectively, and manage your day to day life with a better sense of balance for a better life.

About Dr. Lovely Lall: Educated in medicine, Dr. Lall fuses academic knowledge with over three-decades of mindful practice in real life situations. She is a self-managed diabetic and stay-at-home mom who overcame those circumstances to rise to an elected position as the leader of a Toastmasters International District as its Director and Chief Executive Officer. A small business owner, Lovely Lall has volunteered and served in many organizations in both technical and leadership roles.

 GW Project Management Association Webinar Series

GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Improving Communication wtih DISC” featuring Alan Zucker on October 30, 2018, Tuesday, at 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Registration link will be available on October 23, 2018, next Tuesday.

About the webinar: Project managers spend over 90% of their time communicating. One of the key lessons of the Sender-Receiver Model is that communications are about the receiver. In this webinar, Alan Zucker shares the secrets on how to identify the DISC profile types and adapt how we communicate to become more effective. Small changes in how we approach communications can have large impacts on our ability to influence others.

About Alan Zucker: Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. Alan Zucker has over 25 years of experience managing project organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He is currently an instructor and advisor on project management, agile and leadership. He graduated from the George Washington University and holds a masters degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is a certified Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Professional by the Project Management Institute. He writes monthly articles on project management, is a keynote speaker, and is a regular presenter to GWU’s Master of Science Project Management students.

3- Jobs and Networking Opportunities

DF Information Session on October 16 at 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) will be having an information session on EDF Climate Corps Fellowship. EDF Climate Corps Fellow is a 10-12 week paid Summer Program for current or recent graduate student studying engineering, business, sustainability, environmental management, public policy or relevant degree. Click here for more information.

 

The Brookings Institution: Spring 2019 Training and Development Internship            

The Brookings Institution is currently seeking students interested in: human resources, recruitment/selection/outreach, diversity and inclusion practices, and instructional design. For more information and to apply, click here.

 

District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE): Apply by October 19

DOEE is currently recruiting a Green Fellow to work on several innovative stormwater management and green infrastructure programs, with a focus on the first-of-its-kind Stormwater Retention Credit trading program. For more information, click here.

Value Proposition/Branding, Networking, LinkedIn/Social Media, and Interviewing       

Alissa Thornton of the F. David Fowler Career Center will facilitate a multi-faceted, interactive, and informative workshop: Value Proposition/Branding, Networking, LinkedIn/Social Media, and Interviewing. The event will be Saturday, October 20th, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in Duques room 420. Register via Handshake under events or email amthorn@gwu.edu.

Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is proud to launch its inaugural Finance and Real Estate Careers Summit on Friday, October 26. The purpose of the summit is to accelerate and enhance the education and outcomes of students interested in a career in the finance or real estate industries or functions within an organization.

Finance and Real Estate Panel Discussions

Register in Handshake for the Keynote Address with Daniel D’Aniello, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, along with Finance Panel discussions and Real Estate Panel discussions. The day wraps up with Speed Networking and the Dean’s Reception.

Deloitte Consulting Inclusion Program (DCIP) Summit: Apply by October 26
A premier leadership conference for the nation’s top underrepresented first-year MBA candidates. Veterans, Women and ethnically diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. For more in, click here!

 Wayfair Senior Management Opportunities: Apply by November 9 

Wayfair is currently seeking second year MBA students with 5+ years in management experience. Click here to apply now!

DiDi Global Leadership Development Program 
A global talent acquisition and development program aimed at speeding up the thriving of high potentials who aspire to become international business leaders in DiDi. More information here!

MSPM: IN THE KNOW OCTOBER 2, 2018

Top 3 for 2 October 2018:  

1- 30th Annual International Integrated Program Management Workshop

Are you looking to sharpen your project performance techniques? The International Integrated Program Management Workshop will be at the George Washington University to provide training, professional development, and exploration of hot topics with practitioners and world leaders in performance management. This is a great opportunity to enhance your professional skills in the project management field.

Location: George Washington University – Marvin Center

800 21st Street, NW

Date: November 13-15, 2018

Great News! GW MSPM received 20 complimentary student slots for the IPMW workshop. If you are a current MSPM student and is interested in receiving free registration, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu no later than Friday, October 5, 2018. Please include the following in your email: GWID, phone number, and one paragraph essay on why you should receive a complimentary registration.

More information about the workshop about the event can be viewed here.

2- Upcoming and Past Project Management Events

PMI Global Conference 2018

The GW MSPM is a registered exhibitor for 2018 PMI Global Conference this year scheduled from October 6-8. The event will be held at the Los Angeles Conference Center. PMI Global Conference is PMI’s flagship event, attracting up to 3,000 of like-minded project management professionals for three days of top-notch learning, networking and fun. You’ll build instantly applicable skills, hear from high-energy speakers and form lasting friendships. All while celebrating being part of a global community of change champions.

We encourage all current students and alumni in nearby areas to join us. For more information about the PMI Global Conference and their registration, please visit the PMI website here.

Come visit us at Booth 221! Agnes Socrates (MSPM), Pete Hamer (GW Admissions) and William Davis (Alumnus) will be there to meet you.

2018 PMI Symposium Successful!

The MSPM program joined the PMI Symposium last Friday, September 28 as an exhibitor. At least 1,500 project management professionals attended the event.

We are fortunate to have dedicated MSPM students who joined us at our exhibit booth during their breaks from professional development sessions.

Thank you, Douglas Robertson (GW PMA President), Ishai Trani (GWPMA Vice President), and current MSPM students: Heling Xie, Reza Dastan, and Tahira Dickenson. We’re also thrilled to see MSPM alumnus, Rahul Rathod at the symposium. The event ended with Ishai Trani winning one of the major prizes during a raffle draw.

Check out photos on our facebook page here.

Another Great PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon!

We had another successful PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon event last Thursday. We would like to thank Sasan Afsoosi for his presentation on “Virtual Agile Is Reality: Agile Project Management To Manage Distributed Teams.” Project Management professionals and MSPM students were highly engaged with Sasan on his topic on virtual agile.

For more opportunities to attend the next PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, please keep an eye on our MSPM weekly newsletter. You can check out photos from the event on our facebook page here.

3- Career Workshop

Inside Scoop on working at BCG, Booz Allen and CAPCO

For those who are interested in working at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Booz Allen, and CAPCO, there will be a workshop with speakers Michael Schweizer and JP Pyo on their work experience in the three companies. Event information is provided below:

Location: GW School of Business, Funger Hall Room 620

Date and Time: October 3, 2018, Wednesday from 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

The dress code is casual and there will be ample time for Q&A. To RSVP, please visit here.

MSPM: IN THE KNOW SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Top 3 for 25 September 2018:  

1- GWMSPM: Featured as Top Online Project Management Degree, And Grad Applications

Online Engineering Programs featured GW Master of Science in Project Management as one of the top online project management degrees. GW Project Management Professor, Dr. Sanjay Jain, was also featured as one of the top 3 professors to know in schools with online project management programs. Click here for more details.

REMINDER: Students who are completing all program requirements in the Fall 2018 semester should apply for graduation by Monday, October 1. Check out application instructions on the registrar’s website.

2- Upcoming Project Management Events

PMIDC Washington Circle Luncheon Event

There is still time to register for this week’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon!

The PMIDC Washington Circle Luncheon event will be on September 27, 2018, Thursday, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in Duques Hall Room 453. The event will feature Sasan Afsoosi’s presentation, “Virtual Agile Is Reality: Agile Project Management To Manage Distributed Teams.”

More information about the event and registration can be viewed here.

2018 PMI Symposium

Register for the upcoming 2018 PMI Symposium this month! This is a great opportunity for MSPM students to participate in this symposium, build key networking, and gain professional development in the project management field.

Friday, September 28, 2018 | Sheraton Tysons Hotel |8661 Leesburg Pike Tysons, VA 22182 |  7:30 AM Register here.

The PM Symposium provides a forum focused on developing project managers of all skill levels through professional development opportunities (7 PDUs will be available throughout the day). The symposium is also an opportunity for companies to meet project managers seeking career transition and matching interests, skills, and experience to their needs. If you are active in the project management community, don’t miss the premiere Symposium for the DC Metro Area.

3- Career and Job Opportunities

Fall 2018 Career & Internship Fair: The Annual Fall Career Fair will be on September 28, 2018, Friday, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Charles E. Smith Center. More information about the career fair is available here.

Department of Homeland Security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Student Trainee Webinar will be on September 25, 2018 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM. Register here

APCO Worldwide Career Development & Professional Workshop: The workshop is co-hosted by The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF), an organization dedicated to increasing the number of ethnic minorities in advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, internships, career & professional development workshops and mentors to African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. Click here for more details.

PeaceTech Lab MBA Internship:  PeaceTech Lab is searching for an Operations Intern for Fall 2018. Application deadline is September 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM. Click here for more details.

Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship: Education Pioneers has had much success in the past with GW students and is looking to recruit more students for their upcoming summer program. They will be conducting an Information Session on October 1, 2018. Click here for more details about the fellowship.

GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health: The Milken Institute School of Public Health is seeking an Administrative Manager position in the Department of Prevention and Community Health & Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness. For more information about the job duties and qualifications, please visit here.

MSPM: IN THE KNOW SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

Top 3 for 18 September 2018:  

1- Students who are completing all program requirements in the Fall 2018 semester should apply for graduation by October 1, Monday. Students need to be enrolled in the Fall semester before they will be eligible to submit a graduation application. Check out application instructions on the registrar’s website.

2-PMIDC Washington Circle Luncheon Event, PM Symposium, and Work Options for International Students Presentation

Join our upcoming PMIDC Washington Circle Luncheon event

“Virtual Agile Is Reality: Agile Project Management To Manage Distributed Teams” with Sasan Afsoosi

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 2201 G Street NW, Duques Room 453 Washington, DC 20052 | from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM | Register here

Sasan will share his experience and insights for managing distributed teams. With today’s technology, Sasan feels that virtual teams can reproduce the same dynamic, efficient, and effective results as co-located teams’ face-to-face communication. Sasan will present how he transforms high-functioning, healthy teamwork, value-driven distributed teams. He not only shares his viewpoint of coaching distributed teams but also find a great way to increase the likelihood of success with distributed teams. MSPM students are highly encouraged to participate in this event for professional development and networking opportunities! The event is free and open to the public.

2018 PMI Symposium

Register for the upcoming 2018 PMI Symposium this month! This is a great opportunity for MSPM students to participate in this symposium, build key networking, and gain professional development in the project management field.

Friday, September 28, 2018 | Sheraton Tysons Hotel |8661 Leesburg Pike Tysons, VA 22182 |  7:30 AM Register here.

The PM Symposium provides a forum focused on developing project managers of all skill levels through professional development opportunities (7 PDUs will be available throughout the day). The symposium is also an opportunity for companies to meet project managers seeking career transition and matching interests, skills, and experience to their needs. If you are active in the project management community, don’t miss the premiere Symposium for the DC Metro Area.

Work Options for International Students Presentation

Join us for a presentation on Work Options for International Students, with Immigration Attorney, Mark Rhoads. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A so please come prepared with questions.

Mark Rhoads is an immigration attorney with the law firm of McCandlish Holton in Richmond, Virginia. He regularly provides immigration advice to U.S. employers, university career services offices, and international students across the country. Mark is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Immigration Law.

Date: September 21, 2018, Friday

Location: Duques Hall Room 652

Check-in: 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Discussion: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This workshop will be first come, first served. No-Show & Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least two business days prior to the workshop.

For questions, please contact Lawan McFerren at SBcareerevents@gwu.edu.

3- Career & Internship Opportunities

Department of Homeland Security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Student Trainee Webinar will be on September 25, 2018 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM. Register here

US Department of State: Applying for a State Department Summer 2019 Internship? There will be a State Department Information Session on September 19, Wednesday, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the ESIA Lindner Commons room 602.For more information about the State Department Summer 2019 Internship, visit here.

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO): There will be a presentation on opportunities for students and alumni to engage with TECRO and opportunities in Taiwan for students interested in traveling to or working in Taiwan in the future. If interested, register here.

GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health: The Milken Institute School of Public Health is seeking an Administrative Manager position in the Department of Prevention and Community Health & Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention & Wellness. For more information about the job duties and qualifications, please visit here.

Fall 2018 Career & Internship Fair: The Annual Fall Career Fair will be on September 28, 2018, Friday, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Charles E. Smith Center. More information about the career fair is available here.

 

MSPM IN THE KNOW: SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

Top 3 for 11 September 2018:   

1- Interested in participating in a short-term study away program over the winter or spring breaks? Attend the Short-term Study Away Information Session on 11 September to learn more about G&EE’s Winter Break and Spring Break 2019 program offerings, hear from faculty who will be leading the programs, and meet students who have previously participated in these programs. Event details are as follows:  

Short-term Study Away Info Session
Tuesday, 11 September
6:00 – 7:00pm
Duques 151
Reception to follow

 

Go to the G&EE website to learn more about the exciting short-term programs running this winter break and spring break and to access the online application. Applications are due by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

 

2- Career Mentoring Fellowship Opportunity with naisA. This year, naisA  is hosting another career fair event on Wednesday,  26 September from 6pm to 9pm downtown Washington DC. Event is sponsored by Fortune 500 companies such as UBS, CBRE, Cardinal Health and Wells Fargo. Career mentoring topics are below:  

·       Pursuing a Career in Media/Communications: Audrey Siek, Line Producer & Digital Reporter, CGTN

·       Developing Your Leadership Potential: David Kim, VP – Government Affairs, Hyundai Motor

·       Careers in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence: David Nguyen, CEO, United Solutions

·       Challenges Minorities Face in the Corporate World: Husein Sharaf, President & CTO, Metrolink Networks

·       Venture Capital and Private Equity: Jeffrey Houle, Partner, DLA Piper

·       Careers in Sports and Technology: Jimmy Lynn, Co-founder & VP, Kiswe Mobile

·       My Journey as an Immigrant Entrepreneur: John Lin, President, CapStar Realty

·       Lifting Up the NextGen Women Leaders: Joy Park, VP – Outsourcing Strategy & Support, Comcast

·       Advice for Young Attorneys in Government and Private Practice: Ken Lench Esq., Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

·       Career Strategies for Women: Laura Beldin, Senior VP, US Trust

·       Pursuing a Career in NIH/NCI: Naoko Takabe, Senior Investigator, NIH/NC

·       Career in Journalism: Paul Abergo, Bureau Chief, Bloomberg BNA

·       Ins and Outs of Think Tanks: Sara Yang, Senior Policy Officer, World Bank

·       Careers in Private Banking: Stephen Park, Senior VP, UBS

·       High Tech Careers in Government (DoD & NASA): Ted Bujewski, Director, Department of Defense

·       Advice on IT Startups: Tim Hwang, CEO, FiscalNote    

·       Becoming a Successful IT Entrepreneur: Vincent Wong, CEO, mHelpDesk

 

For GWU MSPM students, once again, the registration fee of $50 will be waived. Please use the promo code PF100The code expires on Wednesday, 12 September at 11pm, so please sign up as soon as possible as sponsored tickets are very limited. Tickets can be claimed at our EventBrite registration site here.

 

3- International Project Management Workshop by College of Performance Management to be held at GW Campus from 13-15, November 2018 at the Marvin Center. The GW MSPM is supporting the College of Performance Management in its endeavor to bring the International Project Management Workshop to an excellent venue, right here at the GWU campus, in the heart of Washington, DC. IPM Workshop provides unparalleled access to the world’s experts on Earned Value Management, Agile and EVM, and a range of Project Performance Management Techniques. Students and alumni are encouraged to join the workshop for outstanding training, professional development and exploration of hot topics with practitioners and world leaders in performance management. See registration information here.

 

MSPM IN THE KNOW: September 4, 2018

Top 3 for 4 September 2018:

 

1- Academic Advising. Agnes Socrates has been serving as Interim Administrative Director for Master of Accountancy program along with three other Program Managers since June 2018 and will be doing so through December 2018. While she’s fulfilling her duties between two programs, students are encouraged to plan ahead. For any anticipated needs, please schedule an advisement appointment with her via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

  

2- Fall 2018 registration. The last day to add a course via GWeb is on Sunday, 9 September at 10pm. Last day to drop a course via GWeb is Sunday, 23 September at 10pm. Dropping from courses after the first day of the semester will incur charges on your student account. Students must review withdrawals and refund information via the registrar’s website prior to dropping courses. Policy Exception may be allowed for any extenuating circumstances justifying the need to drop from a course. Review process via this link. Consult your academic advisor if needed.

 

3- Free Registrations to 2018 PM Symposium. We are pleased to offer two free registrations to the PM Symposium hosted by the PMI Washington DC Chapter (regularly $260). Current students are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity. The PM Symposium provides a forum focused on developing project managers of all skill levels through professional development opportunities (7 PDUs will be available throughout the day). The symposium is also an opportunity for companies to meet project managers seeking career transition and matching interests, skills, and experience to their needs. If interested email aesocrates@gwu.edu with your name, GWID and a two-paragraph essay for why you should receive free registration no later than 12 September.

 

Event Date: Friday, 28 September 2018 – 8:00am – 5:00pm

Event Location: Sheraton Tysons Hotel

8661 Leesburg Pike

Vienna, Virginia 22182

See map: Google Maps

 

MSPM in the KNOW: August 28, 2018

Top 3 for 28 August:

1- Welcome back returning students and welcome to GW for our new MSPM students!  I hope you all had a relaxing summer and are ready to begin the fall semester. Get to know the incoming Fall 2018 class. Check out their profiles in the Bio Book under Resources tab at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

2- Special thanks to those who helped out during last week’s orientation for incoming students, held on 24 August: current students Amin Nasrinpour, Douglas Robertson, Tim Sawah and Heling Xie; as well as alumni Michael Ortiz (’14) and Shabnam Javid (’17). You all have a great way of inspiring and motivating our incoming students. We truly appreciate your efforts and your insights on how to prepare our new students for their graduate studies.

3- Update on new curriculum. We are happy to announce that DegreeMAP has been updated. If you opted to move to the new curriculum, please check your DegreeMAP to make sure the changes are applying to your record correctly. DegreeMAP is accessed through GWeb Information System. Go to Student Records & Registration → Student Records Information Menu → DegreeMAP. Not seeing the changes? Email Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu) or schedule an advisement session via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.