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ISO Practical Training Workshops for Graduate International Students

ISO OPT Workshop
Wednesday, February 29 from 3:30 – 5pm
Where: Duques 651

The goal of Optional Practical Training (OPT) is to provide international students with practical on-the-job experience that is directly related to the student’s current field of study and degree level. At this workshop you will learn more about what is OPT, who is eligible and how to apply. This will be the only workshop on OPT at the School of Business this semester.

3rd Annual Business Response Conference

The George Washington University Energy Club, in conjunction with the GW Net Impact Chapter, will be hosting the 3rd Annual Business Response Conference on February 24th at the Jack Morton Auditorium in the George Washington Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st St. NW) . This event will dissect the issues of rising energy demand and supply side solutions through three panel discussions: The Role of Policy, Project Finance, and Corporate Strategy. 

Confirmed speakers include:
Michael Ware, Founder, Advanced Capital Markets
Michael Kagen, President of Retail Power, Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
Chris Lloyd, Executive Director of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility, Verizon
Peter Molinaro, Vice President of Federal and State Government Affairs, Dow Chemical Co.
Bo Poats, Executive Vice President, Pace Financial Services
Katherine Gensler, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Solar Energy Industry Association
The conference will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm with a cocktail reception to follow; breakfast and lunch will be provided.  We will also be holding an industry specific career fair from 4:00pm – 5:30pm for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the energy sector.  For more information on speakers, topics, and to register, please visit

International Student Institute Workshop

The GW School of Business is hosting an International Student Institute Workshop for incoming international students on Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th from 9am-1pm in Duques 651..

The workshop will cover:

  • GWSB Academic Culture
  • Presentation Skills Workshop
  • Tools for Academic Writing
  • Career Center Strategies for Success

To RSVP, please email

The GWSB International Education & Programs Office is also looking current students to act as panelists at the workshop, so please email if you would like to help out.