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Summer 2013 Class Schedule Released

*Current schedule lists two additional DNSC courses which will NOT be offered.  Listing is in error.  We will NOT be offering either of the DNSC 6290 (elective) classes that are listed.  Offerings limited to DNSC 6247, 6254, and 6257.

Summer 2013 Schedule

10-Week Session (3 Credit Courses):

May 20 – August 17, 2013


6-Week Sessions (1.5 Credit Courses):

Summer Session I: May 20 – June 29, 2013

Summer Session II: July 8 – August 17, 2013


Current GW Students

Students who are currently enrolled at GW are eligible to register for summer courses using the GWeb Information System beginning March 2013. Visit the Schedule of Classes for full details on available courses. If you have yet to develop a plan with the program director, Cambria Happ, consult with her prior to making course selections. 30-minute advisement session are available via Any holds that are applied to a student’s account must be cleared prior to registering.

Internship in Project Management Curriculum Development with Off Peak Training

Off Peak Training, a leading provider of program management certifications and business operations training solutions is looking for interns to assist in the development of project management curriculum.

Full details on the internship in project management curriculum development may be found at 2012_Intern_Description_Off_Peak_Training.  To read more about Off Peak Training, visit their website at

Interested in a Short-term Study Abroad Experience?

International Education & Programs has several information sessions scheduled in the coming weeks to assist those interested in a short-term study abroad program.  Choose from programs in Ghana, South Africa, China, France, and the UAE.  The unique experiences and courses offered should qualify for the 3 credit general elective requirement of the MSPM.

Visit the International Education & Programs website or contact them at for more information.

GWSB Fall Career Fair – Sept. 20, 2012

GW School of Business Fall Career Fair

The F. David Fowler Career Center will host the first GW School of Business Fall Career Fair, providing a valuable opportunity for all graduate and undergraduate business students to connect with recruiters during their heaviest recruiting season.

30 employers, including General Electric, IBM, Deloitte, Fannie Mae, Starwood Hotels,  and J. Crew, will be specifically targeting GW business students in their recruiting efforts.  These employers represent several industries, recruiting both full-time and internship opportunities across various functions such as finance, consulting, accounting, and marketing/sales.

Please register and attend the Career Fair using the event details below:
GWSB Fall 2012 Career Fair: Where Talent Meets Opportunity > Events > GWSB Fall 2012 Career Fair > Submit your Resume and RSVP
Business professional attire (a suit) is required for all attendees.

WHEN: Thursday, September 20 (11:00 am – 2:00 pm)
: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor
CONNECT WITH FOWLER: Follow @GWSBFowler on Twitter and friend the F. David Fowler Career Center on Facebook for career fair tips, important reminders, and more!

Register by logging in at and clicking on the Fall Career Fair Registration Link.  Contact the Career Center at 202-994-6704 or

Click here for a list of attending employers.

Put a Face to that Name!

Congratulations on finishing the third full week of classes this semester!  I’m sure many of you are beginning to form groups for your various courses or are trying to remember the names and faces of those you met at orientation.  To help with this process and to assist the faculty in connecting with each of you, we encourage everyone to upload their photo via My Places on Blackboard.   If you require assistance, review the instructions to edit personal information on My Places in Blackboard.

Project Manager Position with the Institute of Industrial Engineers

Institute of Industrial Engineers – National Chapter

Position Title: Project Manager – Workforce Analysis

Job Description: Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to government and international organizations. We are committed to capitalizing on our strengths and serving dynamic organizations that share our values and drive. Our global values of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect and responsibility guide our behaviors and fuel our ambition-to be the firm that makes a difference, every day. Please visit Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector at

The successful candidate will manage workforce studies in Federal agencies. This will include providing technical thought leadership in the design and development of solutions in addition to project management duties. Activities include work measurement, data collection, process analysis and technical report writing.

The candidate must demonstrate:

  • Proven capability to lead project teams to successfully deliver results
  • Proven ability to provide the thought leadership needed to design a solution in response to client requirements
  • Ability to work independently using large data sets to support business or analytical requirements using MS Excel (formulated spreadsheets)
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Solid analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Strong skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio
  • Knowledge of statistics and statistical software

Expected Travel: 10% domestic

Minimum Qualifications: BS in Industrial Engineering or related discipline; 5 years experience

Position Location: Alexandria, Va.

How to Apply: Applicants should send resumes to our

Message from New MSPM Director, Cambria Happ

MSPM Faculty and Students,

It is my great honor and pleasure to assume the directorship of the Project Management Program at The George Washington University.  Last week I attended the new student orientation for those beginning the MSPM this fall.  The orientation session provided a fabulous introduction to the program, the faculty, and to the incoming students.  I look forward to meeting the balance of the faculty and students in the coming months.  With regard to the MSPM students, I intend to meet with each of you by the end of October to not only plan your Spring semesters, but to map out your degree plan and to better understand how we may be able to improve your experience at GW.

To better understand me and the path that led me to GW, I’ll briefly outline my background.  I earned my BS in Geography from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Following graduation, I worked in the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) field for a number of years.  In fact, my work in GIS brought me to the DC metro area in 2005.  I eventually found my niche and my professional passion in non-profit management and administration.  So much so, that I recently attained the Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification.

Most recently I was the Director of Operations and Corporate Secretary at the National Contract Management Association, based in Ashburn, Virginia. My responsibilities included management of the association’s 21,000 members, oversight of the 118 volunteer-led chapters, administration of the 27-person office, and management of the association’s board of directors.  Via the contract management profession and its practioners, I gained exposure to the project management profession.  As it turns out, the two professions share multiple commonalities as core business functions, including the necessity for its practioners to obtain professional expertise in risk management, cost estimating, and scheduling.

My goals for the next 6-12 months include continued promotion of the program to attract high-caliber candidates; to provide superior advisement to incoming and current MSPM students; and to achieve accreditation of the program by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs.  In addition, I will be working closely with the Project Management Student Association (PMSA), as well as the Project Management Alumni Association (PMAA), to assist them in achieving their goals and to establish a greater sense of community.

Bear with me as I learn each of your names and backgrounds in the coming weeks.  I look forward to this adventure and working with each of you along the way.


Cambria Happ, CAE
Director, Project Management Program
202-994-6122 office