Top 3 for 29 August 2017:
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. This is an exciting time to be in the program as GWSB has launched several graduate certificate programs that you may combine with your masters, effective Fall 2017.
Get to know the incoming Fall 2017 class via the latest Bio Book. Interested in learning about current students in the program? You can view previous Bio Books under the Resources tab at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.
2- Confirm your Fall 2017 schedule by logging into GWeb. Look up your class schedule via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time. Blackboard is not the place to go to confirm your registration. Remember that Blackboard portal will not be available until your instructor turns it on. Blackboard for DNSC 6261 Intro to Project Management and DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (Capstone) will be available on the first day of the class. Blackboard portal for DNSC 6247 Organization Management and Leadership for campus students will likely be open on first day of class as well. Contact your course instructor if you are unable to view Blackboard on first day of class.
3- Fall 2017 Blackboard Collaborate Session Reminder. The Blackboard Collaborate Session schedule for Fall 2017 is posted on the blog. Collaborate sessions are 60-minute virtual sessions designed for the online and campus students to engage with their professors on a weekly basis. It is highly recommended for all MSPM students. Joining the Blackboard Collaborate sessions gives student an opportunity to ask questions related to previous lecture, readings, assignments or logistics of the class. Check out schedule via this link. Note that instructor may change the schedule at any time. Students will be notified by instructor if changes occur.
Welcome to our new MSPM students in Fall 2017 semester! Get to know the incoming students via the latest MSPM BIO Fall 2017 (2)
Top 3 for 22 August 2017
1- Continuous Enrollment Fall 2017. Reminder, all current students must be either enrolled in coursework or on an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) no later than 5 pm on Friday, 25 August. If you have not registered for courses in the fall term or applied for a Leave of Absence, contact our office immediately to discuss your plans (202-994-6145).
2- Capstone Residency Week. Students in the distance section of DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) are required to participate in the residency week to complete the course requirements. We anticipate residency week in Fall 2017 to run from Monday, 11 December through Wednesday, 13 December. Final details will be discussed with instructor in class. If you have any issues meeting this requirement, contact Agnes Socrates (email@example.com) to discuss options.
3- Thank you MSPM Volunteers! Thank you to our recent graduates (MSPM ’17) Robert Endler, Shabnam Javid, Ahmed Mahdi, Taghreed Mahdi and current students Lisa Samuel Hamilton, Samantha Macinnis and Misrak Negatu for helping us welcome our new MSPM students. The Fall 2017 Orientation held on Saturday, 19 August was a success because of your continued support to our program!
Orientation for incoming students was held on GWU Campus on Saturday, 19 August. This year’s orientation was optional for students to attend, yet, we are fortunate to have many of them come to the orientation. Welcome to GWU, Fall 2017 students!
Please check out the event photos on our facebook page.
Alumni Industry Networks: Virtual Networking Hour
||Wednesday, August 23 | 12-1pm ET (Online)
GW alumni all over the world can connect to share experiences, exchange career tips, and build their professional networks over a series of eight minute text-based chats. Online networking enables you to speed-network from wherever you are: home, office, library, even on the road. You’ll be able to pick an industry cluster (from our current Alumni Industry Networks) that you’d like to network with throughout the hour (you can choose more than one!).
Top 3 for 15 August
1- Review summer grades, academic policies and requirements. Students should review their grades for courses taken in summer 2017 semester. Contact your instructor for any missing grades. Now is also a good time to go over the academic policies. GW’s general requirements, including information on grades appears under University Regulations in the Bulletin. Details on academic probation, grades of F, suspension, and incompletes are available under the GWSB Graduate Programs website. Each student is required to know these requirements and regulations. If you have questions about your academic standing, schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm
2- Fall 2017 Textbooks. List of fall 2017 textbooks is now available on the blog. Please check list via this link. Email your course instructor with any questions regarding textbooks. Note that the GW bookstore has moved all course materials, including ALL required and recommended textbooks, to only be available online at GWShops.com. Therefore, students will NOT be able to purchase books on campus, the day of classes as it was done before. Please consider this change as you plan to purchase your books for the fall 2017 semester.
3- Registering for DNSC 6254 Risk Management (1.5) or DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation and Control (1.5) in the fall semester? Some of you are unable to self-register for DNSC 6254 and DNSC 6257 even though you have completed the prerequisites for these courses. If you are one of these students, you must register via a Registration Transaction Form (RTF), not via GWeb. Submit a completed RTF to Agnes Socrates by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Details for the form, such as the course CRN and section are found on the Schedule of Classes under Decision Sciences.
Top 3 for 8 August
1- Congratulations Yuxin Hu! Yuxin is now the new MSPM delegate for the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) for School Year 2017-2018. Students on the ISAB serve as advisors to Global & Experiential Education (G&EE) regarding orientation, programming and issues of significance to the graduate international student experience. We are fortunate to have Yuxin represent the MSPM program. Congratulations Yuxin!
2- Taking Capstone in Fall 2017? Reminder, the DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) course is taken in the final semester of the program. All core courses must be completed prior to enrollment in capstone. An exception is made for fulltime students who may be required to enroll in Capstone and outstanding core courses simultaneously or for students with extenuating circumstances. Approved Policy Exception is required if you are not on your final term in the program and you are planning to take Capstone. Please submit your completed Policy Exception request to Agnes Socrates, email@example.com no later than 23 August 2017 for consideration.
3- The US-Philippines Society and the GWU-MSPM are pleased to invite you to a Forum with Development Academy President, Dr. Elba S. Cruz. Event is free and lunch will be provided. Details are as follows:
Monday, 14 August 12-2pm | GW School of Business 2201 G Street NW Washington DC 20052 | Register Here
About the Speaker: Dr. Cruz, President and CEO of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), will discuss issues of Philippine governance focusing on the reform agenda of the Duterte Administration. She will highlight the role of the DAP in capacity building and its Center of Excellence for Public Sector Productivity, and describe how effective project management can be a catalyst for improved public sector productivity, good governance, and national development.
The US-Philippines Society and the George Washington University
MS in Project Management are pleased to invite you to a
Forum with DAP President Dr. Elba S. Cruz
Monday, August 14, 12-2pm
GW School of Business
Dr. Cruz, President and CEO of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), will discuss issues of Philippine governance focusing on the reform agenda of the Duterte Administration. She will highlight the role of the DAP in capacity building and its Center of Excellence for Public Sector Productivity, and describe how effective project management can be a catalyst for improved public sector productivity, good governance, and national development.
About the Speaker
ATTY. ELBA S. CRUZ, PhD, is the 8th President and CEO of the Development Academy of the Philippines.
A multi-disciplinary professional in project development, human and asset resource management and development, as well as in legal education and practice, she brings over 36 years of progressive experience in different fields of project development and business consultancy, senior corporate office, legal profession, resource administration, environmental advocacy, and reserve force development. She holds various degrees in Marketing, Economics and Law as well as Masteral Studies in Business Administration and National Security Administration. She earned highest distinction for her PhD dissertation in Management and Political Economy. Prior to her assignment to DAP under the Duterte Administration, she held various senior management positions in the private sector and in academe. She has assisted in the development of major public-private partnership (PPP) projects. She is a reserve officer of the Armed Forced of the Philippines Philippine Army and is currently the Commanding Officer of the 2202nd Ready Reserve Infantry Brigade. Check out the