MSPM in the KNOW: March 27, 2018

Top 3 for 27 March 2018  

1- Commencement Tickets. Graduating students may pick up tickets for University Commencement and GWSB Doctoral and Masters celebration beginning 2 through 27 April 2018. Pick up hours are from 9AM to 6PM, location is in GWSB Office of Events Duques Room 355. Completion of graduation survey is required prior to picking up your tickets. Please bring photo ID and proof of survey completion when retrieving your tickets.  More information regarding ticket distribution is found on this link: https://business.gwu.edu/gwsb-commencement/ticket-distribution

2- Upcoming Events:

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon: Going with Agile or Growing with Agile? Energile’s Agile Ingredients to Build High Performing Teams and Organizations featuring Mahendiran Periyasamy

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 11:30am networking, 12 – 1:00pm presentation

Duques Hall, School of Business
2201 G Street NW
Room: 453 Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Register Here

Agile Transformation has been the proven game-changer towards the positive transformation in building high performing Agile culture embedded teams and the high performing organizations. Agile and live coaching can lead to better methods of continuous improvements in the journey of building and scaling up the teams’ high performance. This will help the organizations to enable high product development speed while maintaining a highly available service.

Study Abroad Project Management Applications: PyeongChang Olympics Project Planning Observations featuring Melody Peppard (MBA-MSPM student)

Friday 6 April 2018 | Duques Hall Room 258 2201 G Street NW Washington DC 20052 | 4:30-5:30 PM 

This event will provide an overview of the Olympic Games planning cycle with experiences learned from attending 2018 PyeongChang winter games. Project management concepts and challenges will be discussed for each stage of the planning phases from a Host City of the Olympic Games perspective and an International Olympic Committee perspective. MSPM students are highly encouraged to attend this presentation. RSVP is required via email invitation sent on 26 March. Contact Agnes Socrates, aesocrates@gwu.edu if you have not received your invite.

3- BNY Mellon is Seeking a Sr. Representative in Mutual Fund/Client Accounting!  The person in this role will serve as a lead for the day-to-day operations of a small- to medium-sized fund accounting support team, providing work direction and technical assistance on complex matters. Application link can be found here.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon Event, March 29

Going with Agile or Growing with Agile? Energile’s Agile Ingredients to Build High Performing Teams and Organizations *featuring**Mahendiran Periyasamy

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 11:30am networking, 12 – 1:00pm presentation

Duques Hall, School of Business
2201 G Street NW
Room: 453
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
United States

Register Here

Hosted by the GW Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program, the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon is a series of free brown bag luncheons featuring industry experts in project management. The event is free, however preregistration is preferred.
About the Event. Agile Transformation has been the proven game-changer towards the positive transformation in building high performing Agile culture embedded teams and the high performing organizations. Agile and live coaching can lead to better methods of continuous improvements in the journey of building and scaling up the teams’ high performance. This will help the organizations to enable high product development speed while maintaining a highly available service. Through right Agile ingredients and best proven practices and methodologies we can have the motivated people to build valuable quality products with ‘the speed to market’ mind set.

1. Whether you are just beginning to adopt Agile or you have been practicing Agility for many years, through this participatory event, you will likely benefit from tips and hints to ramp up your Agile Implementation and Performance in your teams/organizations

2. You will be able to explore and apply various Agile Ingredients, Best practices and techniques and methods through which we can evaluate team/organization’s performance, extract lessons learned, and make recommendations for the future.

3. During this interactive session participants will learn how build teams and coaching/retrospective themes on the go which fits with team/organization’s needs and mood and also will have a Q&A session at the end.

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
Mahendiran Periyasamy
Energile Consultancy Services LLC
Founder

Mahendiran Periyasamy is a IT Management Professional, Trainer, Public Speaker, Trained Coach, Agile, Lean/Six Sigma, ITIL, PMP/PMI-ACP Coach and Corporate Catalyst in driving corporate level initiatives and build competencies in process and project management excellence. He brings IT Management and technical expertise with around 17 years of progressive experience. His professional experience includes IT Process improvement, IT monitoring and oversight, Business IT alignment, IT operations, Continuous Service improvement and Business Process and IT

MSPM Student, Misrak Negatu invites all MSPM graduates to participate in a two-minute research survey!

Dear MSPM Alumni,

I am currently an MSPM student and I would like to invite you to participate in a survey that will help me understand gender biases in project management. This is a research project that I am currently working on outside of the MSPM requirements which I believe will be beneficial to the project management community. Your participation is important. Please complete the survey below. Survey may not take more than 2 minutes and is confidential.

Click survey link here.

Best,
Misrak Negatu

 

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.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Jobs and Internships Webinar, April 19

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Jobs and Internships Webinar

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 4 – 5 p.m. Eastern

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites you to participate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Jobs and Internships Webinar from 4 – 5 p.m. Eastern on April 19. 

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.

The 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.

More information regarding the webinar will be shared with webinar registrants. Email AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov should you have any questions regarding registration.

MSPM in the KNOW: March 13, 2018

Top 3 for 13 March 2018: 

1- MSPM is offering two free registrations to the Spring 2018 PMP Review Course. The course dates are tentatively scheduled from 21-22 April; and 28-29 April, 2018 from 8:30am- 4:00pm, two consecutive weekends. Course valued at $995. Those wishing to attend the classes should already have a background in project management fundamentals. The course will serve as a review for experienced project managers preparing for the PMP Exam. Continental breakfast, beverages and lunch will be provided each day. If interested, submit the following to aesocrates@gwu.edu by 5 p.m. EST on 15 March 2018:

  • Name, GWid, and Contact Info
  • PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
  • 300 Word Statement as to Why You Should Receive Free Registration

2- 2018 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award. There is still time to nominate your favorite faculty for an award! The annual Outstanding Master of Science in Project Management Faculty Award recognizes an MSPM faculty member for his/her contributions to graduate education in project management. As posted on the newsletter last week, deadline for voting is on 15 March 2018. Link for voting was sent last Tuesday, 6 March. Please vote, if you haven’t done so. We thank those who already sent their votes and comments!

3- Networking and job opportunities. Each week the MSPM program is receiving requests to post information about jobs and networking opportunities. Below is a list of opportunities:

Join us for an in-depth look into what modernization means for a new officer within the intelligence community, get tips on the application process, and learn more about internships and full-time opportunities. In addition to learning more from our designated Employer-In-Residence, you will also have the opportunity to hear about specific opportunities within the directorates.

Jane Street is hosting a dinner in DC on March 20th for students to learn a bit more about the firm and specifically about two full-time roles they are currently recruiting for: : Trading Desk Operations and our Infrastructure Rotational Program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend this dinner; they don’t need experience in finance to work at Jane Street but they are highly interested in students with quantitative backgrounds. Attendees will be confirmed on Monday, March 19. Register here.

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.

 JP Morgan & Co. – 2018 Markets Full-Time Analyst Program

  • Students will be joining the Sales and Trading teams in New York, where they will gain a deep understanding of their financial products, valuation methods, client needs, and market influences. Program is open to undergraduate seniors or Masters in Finance students with a December 2017 or Spring 2018 graduation date. Application link can be found here.

 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.

MSPM in the KNOW: March 6, 2018

Top 3 for 6 March 2018

1- 2018 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award. Please cast your votes no later than 5 PM EST, 15 March 2018. The annual Outstanding Master of Science in Project Management Faculty Award recognizes an MSPM faculty member for their contributions to graduate education in project management.  The link to vote was sent via email today.

2- Summer 2018 Registration. Reminder, the Summer 2018 registration is ongoing. This is the best time to fulfill your electives. View course offerings here and register now via GWeb. Questions regarding registration? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid.

3- Fellowships and job opportunities.

Start-Up Career & Internship Fair – 3/7

  • The GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in partnership with the GW University Career Fair will be hosting the Startup Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 12 PM – 3 PM in the Grand Ballroom. Register here.

Go Global with McKinsey – International Recruiting and Networking ReceptionRegistration Deadline: 3/11

*Opportunity for international students*

  • Are you an international student interested in making a difference in your home country? Are you passionate about developing markets and interested in working in one of McKinsey offices outside of the US? Click here to read more and apply to attend this networking night in New York!

Call for Start Up! 2018 Fellows

  • Start Up! is looking for Fellows to engage with leading social entrepreneurs across India. Ideal candidates are keen to experience social change in action and are eager to develop both internal projects for Start Up! while also sharpening social entrepreneur-led projects in the field. Learn more and apply here.

The Obama Foundation – Social Media Associate 

  • Ideal for a student with 3 – 5 years of experience managing high profile social media communications for start-ups, nonprofits, and/or corporations, as well as extensive experience directly posting on social media platforms (examples of published content and audience growth metrics may be requested). Application link can be found here.

MSPM in the KNOW: February 27, 2018

Top 3 for 27 February 2018

1- Student Holds. Summer registration begins on 1 March. Students should review any hold on their accounts that might prevent them from registering for summer semester. To view your holds, log in to GWeb, click “Student Record and Registration” then “Student Records Information Menu.” Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds.” Contact office that placed hold on your account to remove the hold.

2- Commencement Schedule. The 2018 commencement schedule is now available on the blog. The 2018 GWSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration is scheduled on Friday, 18 May. The University commencement at the National Mall is scheduled on Sunday, 20 May. Graduating students should check out the GWSB schedule and University commencement website to learn more about GWSB-specific and university-wide activities during the commencement week.

3- Fellowships and job opportunities.

Partners of the Americas – Hiring Now for their DC Office!

Cantwell Consulting LLC – Immediate Need for a Part Time Researcher! Application Deadline: 3/1

  • A GW Alumnus is seeking to hire a part-time researcher immediately to help with the beginning phase of his consulting firm. Ideal for students who’ve completed courses in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Application link can be found here.

Starr & Associates is Seeking Associate Consultants

  • Starr and Associates, LLC is seeking a results-oriented individual to join its team as an Associate Consultant driving efficiency and leading change. The position requires an MBA with a concentration in technology, business process design, decision analysis or management. Application link can be found here.

Challenge Detroit Fellowship – Now Accepting Applications!

  • Challenge Detroit is a leadership and professional development program that invites approximately 30 of tomorrow’s leaders to do social impact work in and around the greater Detroit area for one year. During the course of the year, Fellows contribute intellectually and through hands-on service making incremental impact in the community. More details can be found here.

Third Plateau – Social Impact FellowshipApplication Deadline: 3/2

  • Third Plateau, a social impact strategy firm, is recruiting Fellows for their Social Impact Internship Program. Fellows will serve as an integral part of their team, working closely with their leadership, staff, clients, and one another on a wide variety of internal and external projects. Application link can be found here.

2018 GWSB Commencement Schedule

The GW 2018 Commencement Schedule has been approved. Both GWSB and GW 2018 Commencement celebrations will be the same times as last year. Please see the GWSB Commencement Schedule below. Visit https://commencement.gwu.edu/ for full details of schedule.

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony
(Invitation Only – RSVP Required)
6:00 PM Duques Building Lobby

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
GWSB Commencement Gala
(Email Invitation Only – RSVP Required — Graduates are allowed ONE paid guest only — NO Exceptions)
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM JW Marriott (1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004)

Thursday, May 17, 2018
GWSB Awards Ceremony
(Invitation Only – RSVP Required) 6:00 PM Award Ceremony – Marvin Center Betts Theatre, (800 21st Street, NW)
7:30 PM Reception – Marvin Center Great Hall, (800 21st Street, NW)

Friday, May 18, 2018
GWSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration
1:45 PM Student lineup, Funger Hall Lobby (2201 G Street, NW)
3:00 PM Celebration Ceremony, Charles E. Smith Center (600 22nd St. NW)
Following the ceremony: Graduates/Family Reception (Duques Hall, Oglethorpe Great Hall)

Sunday, May 20, 2018
University Commencement
8:30 AM All Graduates Line-Up for Procession
9:30 AM Procession begins
10:00 AM George Washington University Commencement, The National Mall

Ticket distribution information including commencement fair will be sent out to the students as we get closer to the dates.