MSPM: In the Know

MSPM: In the Know is a weekly newsletter issued by the MSPM program to current students. Information on upcoming events, important deadlines, and general announcements of interest to MSPM students are included in the newsletter. The content from each issue is archived on this page by date with a brief summary. All newsletters are searchable via the site using keywords.

Issue Date:

5 June 2018

1- Student Holds. Fall 2018 registration is ongoing. Students, please check any holds on your account via GWeb that may prevent you from registering to courses.

2- This month’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon will feature Reinventing and Managing the Vibrant You by Dr. Lovely Lall. Register here.

3- Check out job postings this week here.

29 May 2018

1- Grades, academic policies and program requirements. 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.

2- Volunteers needed for Fall 2018 Student Orientation. If interested, please email mspminfo@gwu.edu no later than 15 July 2018.

3- Check out this week’s networking and job opportunities here.

22 May 2018

1- Congratulations 2018 graduates! This past Friday, 18 May fifty-three MSPM students were honored for successfully completing the requirements of the program. Check out photos on our facebook page.

2- This month’s PMIWDC Washington Circle luncheon will feature “How to Ease Fear of Organizational Change” by Dr. Saya Sone (Professor and Agile Coach, Computer Information Science Virginia International University). Register here.

3- Check out job postings this week here.

15 May 2018

1- Capstone Residency Week. We welcome MSPM students enrolled in the distance section of the DNSC 6269 PM Application/Capstone (DE) for the residency week to GWU Foggy Bottom Campus.

2- Final reminder for graduating students. Check out GWSB schedule and University commencement website for full details on the schedule.

3- Check out job postings this week here.

8 May 2018 

1- Registration for the GWPMA-sponsored webinar: Developing Emotional Intelligence by Alan Zucker, CEO of Project Management Essentials now open. Register now.  

2- This month’s PMIWDC Washington Circle luncheon will feature “How to Ease Fear of Organizational Change” by Dr. Saya Sone. Please join us!  Register here.  

3- Job Opportunities. Check out this week’s postings here.

1 May 2018

1- Commencement Schedule. The 2018 GWSB Doctoral and Masters Celebration is scheduled on Friday, 18 May. The University commencement at the National Mall is scheduled on Sunday, 20 May.

2- Upcoming Events:

Getting Goal Serious: Starting on the Path to Goal Achievement featuring Natalya Bah | GW School of International Affairs, 6th Floor Lindner Commons 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052| 7 May from 6-8 PM

Developing Emotional Intelligence by Alan Zucker | Webinar | 15 May 2018 from 12:00PM-1:30PM

3- Summer 2018 KACIF application, due 1 May.  To learn more and apply, click here.

24 April 2018

1- The George Washington University announced the appointment of Dr. Anuj Mehrotra as new GWSB Dean (read more here). 

2- The George Washington University will host a slate of France-themed events this week to commemorate Wednesday’s visit by President of the Republic of France Emmanuel Macron to the Foggy Bottom Campus.  

3- Internships and job opportunities:

St. Mary’s County Needs an Executive Director. Learn more and apply here.

DLA Piper LLP (US) a leading global business law firm is seeking a Pitch & Proposal Coordinator and a Manager of Pitch & Proposal to join their team.

Calling All Soon-to-be May ’18 Grads! Integrity Management Consulting is Seeking a Contract Specialist. Apply here

Analyst / Intern at Beekman Advisors, Inc. Apply here.

GOO-RU is Seeking a Social and Digital Media Marketing Intern! Apply here.

Summer 2018 KACIF – General Applications Accepted until 1 May 2018. To learn more and apply, click here.

17 April 2018  

1- Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 registrations are ongoing. 

2- GW is hosting two events this month (see below). Registration is free for students.

PM University Talks | Thursday, 19 April 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm | George Washington University | Register Here

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon: Training from the BACK of the Room! 6 Trumps to Shift Your Teaching Stance | Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | 11:30am networking, 12 – 1:00pm presentation | Register Here

3- Networking and job opportunities:

HireDC Fair – Open to alumni and soon-to-be May grads!  26 April. Register here.

Gannett/USA Today Needs a Project Coordinator to Start ASAP! Apply here.

Goodwill Industries International is Seeking a Learning Digital Engagement Intern. Apply here.

K Squared (K2) is Seeking 4 Associates and 1 Analyst to Start ASAP! Job descriptions and information can be found on their website here.

UNIDOS Position Announcement! Apply here.

Pitch your business idea to Shark Tank! Register here to pitch your business at the D.C. Casting Call for ABC’s Shark Tank on 4/26.

10 April 2018 

1- Congratulations to our 2018 award winners. 

2- Thank you Melody Peppard for volunteering to be a resource speaker last Friday, 6 April.  

3-  Upcoming Events, Networking and Job Opportunities:  

PM University Talks, 19 April

Register Here!

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 25 April: Training from the BACK of the Room! 6 Trumps to Shift Your Teaching Stance. Register Here!

Below are networking and job opportunities we received this week:

United Nations Association of the National Capital Area Young Professional’s Career Dinner series | 14 April 2018 | Registration information can be found at UNANCA’s website!

BroadBranch Advisors – Strategy Consultant (Available Immediately). More details can be found here.

BNY Mellon is Seeking a Sr. Representative in Mutual Fund/Client Accounting! Apply here. 

Summer Analyst and Marketing Interns Needed at K Squared (K2)! Job Descriptions and information can be found on their website here 

3 April 2018 

1-  Fall 2018 Registration begins 13 April. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb.

2- Reminder for graduating students, commencement ticket distribution is ongoing until 27 April 2018. More information on this link: https://business.gwu.edu/gwsb-commencement/ticket-distribution

3-  Networking and job opportunities:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is Seeking a Part-Time Client Associate! – Apply here 

Veterans in Global Leadership (VGL) is Hiring Interns Now! VGL is seeking a digital marketing intern and a media analyst intern

HireDC Fair – Open to alumni, recent graduates, and soon-to-be May grads! Register here.

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. 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, 29 March 2018 | 2201 G Street NW Duques Room 453 Washington, DC 20052 | 11:30am networking, 12 – 1:00pm presentation

Register Here

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

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

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.

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.

3- Networking, internship and job opportunities:

Smarter Faster Revolution21 March

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Jobs and Internships Webinar19 April 

Partners of the Americas – Hiring Now for their DC Office! Application link can be found here. 

American Political Science Association (APSA) is seeking a Temporary Accountant. Application link can be found here. 

Quinn Fellows Internship Fund. For eligibility, requirements, and application instructions, please visit the Quinn Fellows Webpage.

13 March 2018

1- MSPM is offering two free registrations to the Spring 2018 PMP Review Course.

2- 2018 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award. There is still time to nominate your favorite faculty for an award!

3- Networking and job opportunities:

CIA Info Session 19 March

Jane Street Networking Dinner20 March

Smarter Faster Revolution21 March

6 March 2018

1- Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award. Cast your votes by 15 March!

2- Reminder, summer 2018 registration is ongoing.

3- Fellowships and job opportunities.

27 February 2018

1- Student should review any hold on their accounts that might prevent them from registering for summer semester.

2- The 2018 commencement schedule is now available on the blog.

3- Fellowships and job opportunities.

21 February 2018

1- As posted on the blog last week, registration for the 2018 Summer Sessions will open on Thursday, 1 March.

2- Graduation Application for Summer, due 15 March.

3- PMI Washington DC Scholarships: Milestone, George Patton Memorial and Clayman C. Myers.

13 February 2018

1- Summer 2018 Registration opens 1 March.

2- Welcome 2018 GWPMA Board. Read more.

3- MSPM Student Bob Estes, shares first CERES light imagesRead more 

6 February 2018  

1- Thank you Mina Panahi for facilitating last week’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon Event, “Using Dharma to Supercharge Your Leadership and Life” featuring Sunil Saxena, MD. Check out event photos on our facebook page. 

2- GWPMA Participated in the GWSB Spring 2018 Career Expo. Check out photos on facebook. 

3- Upcoming career events.

30 January 2018

1- Graduation application due on 1 Feb. Apply via GWeb, click Student Records & Registration Menu > Student Records Information > Apply to Graduate 

2- Last day to add a course using Registration Transaction Form is on Friday, 9 Feb.  

3- Career Expo and Job Opportunities. 

23 January 2018

1- Graduation Application for Spring 2018.  Students who are in their last semester in the MSPM program should apply for graduation via GWeb no later than Thursday, 1 February 2018.

2- The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) ranked #19 for Best Online Graduate Business Programs, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

3- Career Events and Job Opportunities 

16 January 2018

1- Get to know our new students. Check out their MSPM Bio here.

2- Thank you MSPM Student Orientation Volunteers! Check out orientation photos on our Facebook page.

3- Study Away Programs

9 January 2018

1- Spring 2018 begins on Tuesday, 16 January. Make sure you are signed up for classes listed on your DegreeMAP. Review schedule of classes and register now to secure your seat and to avoid penalty from late registration.

2- Spring 2018 Textbook List. The Spring 2018 MSPM textbook list is now available! Click here to view 201801 MSPM Textbook List.

3- Networking events and Job opportunities:

Exelixis. View multiple jobs available at: https://www.exelixis.com/careers/join-us/          If interested, contact MSPM student, Maria Martinez via mbmartinez@gwmail.gwu.edu.

Banco Adopem Summer Internship                                                                                Banco Adopem is seeking students who have an interest in micro-enterprise/micro-financing to join their team in Dominican Republic. Application link can be found here. Application Deadline: 1/15

Hilti is Hiring Recent Grad Alumni

19 December 2017

1- DNSC 6247 Organization, Management and Leadership Course. Announcement, we are changing instructors for DNSC 6247 campus and distance sections beginning Spring 2018. CRN 38063, DNSC 6247 Campus (10) will be taught by Dr. Robert Gaarder.  CRN 38076, DNSC 6247 Distance (DE) will be taught by Dr. Julia Keleher.    

2- Spring 2018 elective. The MSPM program is going to offer one, 3-credit elective course, DNSC 6235: Communication Strategies in Project Management, DE (3 credits) in Spring 2018 semester. This elective is available online, and may be applied to the Decision Sciences (DNSC) elective requirement for the MSPM program. Course instructor: Dr. Julia Keleher (jbkeleher@email.gwu.edu)

3- GW Holiday Hours and Closures. GW will be closed December 22, 25, 29 and January 1. If you need to contact the MSPM program office or schedule an advisement session, please do so with these dates in mind.

12 December 2017

1- Fall 2017 Capstone Residency Week. We welcome MSPM students enrolled in DNSC 6269 Capstone (DE) for the residency week here at GWU Foggy Bottom Campus.

2- Spring 2018 Registration. Reminder, registration for Spring 2018 is ongoing. All current students must be either enrolled in coursework or on an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) no later than 15 January 2018.

3- Thank you to those who attended the JPSS-1: Post Launch Celebration last Friday, 8 December, featuring Robert (Bob) Estes.  Check out photos posted on our facebook page.

5 December 2017

1- Capstone Residency Week. The Fall 2017 Capstone Residency Week is next week, beginning Monday 11 through Wednesday 13 December.

2- Volunteers Needed. The MSPM program needs volunteers for the Spring 2018 Orientation for incoming students on 12 January. If interested, email mspminfo@gwu.edu no later than 29 December 2017.

3- Fellowships and Award opportunities.

As posted last week, the application deadline for EDF Climate Corps Fellows is today, 5 December.  Click here to apply now.

Port Authority of NY & NJ – Leadership Fellows Program – Deadline: 8 December 2017. Click here for more information.

James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award– Deadline: 15 Feb 2018. Click here for more information.

28 November 2017

1- Spring 2018 Registration. Reminder, registration for Spring 2018 is ongoing. Students are expected to self-register for courses via GWeb. To view available course offerings, check out schedule of classes. For those who need to enroll in capstone, you must send a registration transaction form to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu) to register.

2- Scholarships and Fellowships.

Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for AAUW International Fellowships.  Application deadline: 1 December 2017. Read more.

Spark your sustainability career by becoming an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps (EDFFC) fellow! Check out job description here. Apply by 5 December 2017 11:59 pm PT

PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) professional development scholarships help project managers, nonprofit staff, school administrators and teachers fund project management training. Application deadlines for 2018: 15 February, 1 April, 1 July, 1 September

3- Events Roundup:

PMIWDC Luncheon Circle | 30 November 2017 | 11:30 AM Networking, 1:00 PM Presentation

JPSS-1: Post Launch Celebration | 8 December 2017 | 5:00-7:00 PM | RSVP by 4 December via http://evite.me/rZkysEwhvK

14 November 2017

1- Spring 2018 Registration for DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone)! If you are planning to take capstone course in Spring 2018, send a registration transaction form to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu) to register. Required info on the form such as CRN, Subject codes, etc. may be viewed from the schedule of classes, under Decision Sciences.

2- Volunteers needed! Check out the blog for more information.

3- Events Roundup:

JPSS-1 Launch rescheduled. New projected launch date is 15 November at 4:47 a.m. EST. Liftoff can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/5wUrNNnkR5Y

PMIWDC Luncheon Circle | 30 November 2017 | 11:30 A.M. Networking, 1:00 PM Presentation | Register here

7 November 2017

1- Update from recently concluded PMP Mega Exam Development Workshop. MSPM alumni, Lawrence Maina (2017), Rahul Rathod (2017), and current student, Angela Knight were selected to participate in the PMP Mega Exam Development Workshop from 3-5 November 2017. We recently learned that another MSPM alumnus, Jiwan Giri (2000) participated in the workshop.

2- Spring 2018 registration opens on 9 November. Students may review schedule of classes now and register via GWeb during registration period which begins on 9 November 2017 through 15 January 2018.

3- Fellowships and Job Opportunities:

DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Workforce Development Policy Analyst

United Nations Association-National Capital Area Graduate Fellows Program – Deadline extended – 11/16

Kaiser Permanente Graduate Internship

GW Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund

31 October 2017

1- Congratulations MSPM student and alumni! MSPM Alumni Lawrence Maina, Rahul Rathod, and current student, Angela Knight were selected to review, edit, and/or write questions that may be used in future PMI credential examinations.

2- Welcome New GWPMA Board Members! Congratulations to Douglas Robertson, GWPMA President elect, and Ishai Trani, Vice President elect.

3- Events Roundup:

Women in Global Careers Roundtable11/1

GW Energy Conference11/3

Presidential Management Fellows ProgramDeadline 11/1 at 12PM EST

Kaiser Permanente Graduate Internship in Quality & Operations Support

24 October 2017

1- Spring 2018 schedule now available. Students may review schedule of classes now and register via GWeb during registration period which begins on 9 November 2017 through 15 January 2018.

2- Internships, Fellowships and Job Opportunities. Check here.

3- Events round up

PMI® Global Conference | 28 – 30 October 2017 | McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois Stop by the GW MSPM booth (#612) at the Exhibition Hall. Email mspminfo@gwu.edu if you will be there.

Doing Business in Latin America: Opportunities and Culture | Mon 30 October | 5:30 PM | Duques 651 | RSVP at ibi@gwu.edu

17 October 2017

1- Reminder, the George Washington University Project Management Association (GWPMA) nominations must be received before 5:00 PM ET on 20 October 2017. Open positions are announced here.

2- VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant, applications due 15 November. Review application details and apply here.

3- PMI® Global Conference, 28-30 October. The GWMSPM is participating at the PMI® Global Conference scheduled from 28-30 October at McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois. Please come see us at booth 612 at the Exhibition Hall. Let us know if you will be there, email mspminfo@gwu.edu.  

10 October 2017

1- Student Holds. Students should contact Student Accounts Office for any questions related to financial holds (sao@gwu.edu | Phone: 202-994-7350). Questions about administrative holds should be directed to mspminfo@gwu.edu.

2- The George Washington University Project Management Association (GWPMA) is seeking nominations from MSPM students to serve on the Board of Directors for at least a one-year term. Nominations must be received before 5:00 PM ET on 20 October 2017. View list of open positions here.

3- Free events for MSPM students and alumni:

PM University Talks | Thursday, 12 October 2017 Time: 5:30-7:30 PM (EDT)

The Power of Communication Webinar, recording now available!  

PLAY RECORDING (1 hr)  https://business-gwu.webex.com/business-gwu/lsr.php?RCID=bbcff12dfa2ee0a4465fc1bdc1011c24  Recording password: (This recording does not require a password) 

3 October 2017

1- Thank you Angela Knight and Vugar Mammadov (GWPMA) for organizing The Power of Communication Webinar on 29 September featuring Alan Zucker, CEO of Project Management Essentials.

2- Application for Spring 2018 Short Term Away Programs due 29 October. Check out the G&EE website to learn more and to access the online application.

3- Free events for MSPM students and alumni:

PMI Virtual Student Summit |Wednesday, 4 October 2017 | 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT) REGISTER HERE

United Nations 101: Virtual Session | Friday, 6 October | 12-1 PM (EDT)               Register via Handshake under Events

PM University Talks | Thursday, 12 October 2017 | 5:30-7:30 PM (EDT)           REGISTER HERE

26 September 2017

1- Capstone Residency Week is required for those in the distance section of DNSC 6269 PM Applications. Fall 2017 Capstone Residency Week will be held from 11-13 December.

for those in the distance section of DNSC 6269 PM Applications. Fall 2017 Capstone Residency Week will be held from 11-13 December.
for those in the distance section of DNSC 6269 PM Applications. Fall 2017 Capstone Residency Week will be held from 11-13 December.

2- USDA is hiring an IT Specialist (Technology Operations Center Manager). Visit : https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480118400

3-  Free events:

Scaling Agile within the Federal Government | Wednesday, 27 September 2017 | Time: 11:30 networking; 12-1 presentation

The Power of Communication Webinar | Friday, 29 September 2017 | 12:00 PM EDT

PMI Virtual Student Summit | Wednesday, 4 October 2017 | 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

19 September 2017

1- GWU MSPM Student, Robert Estes, key member of a weather satellite team. 

2- There is still time to register for The Power of Communication Webinar

3- Free event on campus: Scaling Agile within the Federal Government

12 September 2017

1- Graduation Application. Students who are in their last semester should apply for graduation via GWeb no later than Sunday, 1 October 2017.

2- Congratulations, Natalya Bah for successful presentation at the 2017 PM Symposium.

3- Free virtual event: The Power of Communication Webinar

5 September 2017

1-  Fall Registration. The last day to add a course via GWeb is on Sunday, 10 September at 10pm (Eastern). Last day to drop a course via GWeb is Sunday, 24 September at 10pm (Eastern). Review withdrawals and refund information.

2-  Free Registration to PM Symposium. The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the 2017 PM Symposium hosted by the PMI Washington DC Chapter (regularly $195 for students). Event Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – 8:00am – 5:00pm | Event Location: Sheraton Tysons Hotel | 8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna, Virginia 22182| See map: Google Maps

3-  Interested in volunteering with PMI Washington DC Chapter? Get involved with the largest PMI network in the world! The PMIWDC is looking for a volunteer to serve as Chair of the PM University Talks for 2017-2018 term. Full information on this volunteer opportunity is posted on the blog.

29 August 2017

1-  Welcome back returning students and welcome to GW for our new MSPM students!  Check out Fall 2017 Students 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.

3-  Fall 2017 Blackboard Collaborate Session Reminder. The Blackboard Collaborate Session schedule for Fall 2017 is posted on the blog  via this link.

22 August 2017

1- Continuous Enrollment Fall 2017. 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.

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 to run from Monday, 11 December through Wednesday, 13 December.

3-  Thank you MSPM Volunteers! Thank you to our recent MSPM graduates (MSP ’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.

15 August 2017

1–  Review summer grades, academic policies and requirements. Contact your instructor for any missing grades for summer. Review University Regulations in the Bulletin.  Details on academic probation, grades of F, suspension, and incompletes are available under the GWSB Graduate Programs website.

2-  Fall 2017 Textbooks. List of fall 2017 textbooks is now available on the blog. Please check list via this link. GW bookstore has moved all course materials, including ALL required and recommended textbooks, to only be available online at GWShops.com.

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,  submit a Registration Transaction Form (RTF) to Agnes Socrates.

8 August 2017

1-   Congratulations Yuxin Hu! Yuxin is now the new MSPM delegate for the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB).  

2-   Taking Capstone in Fall 2017? Reminder, the DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) course is taken in the final semester of the program.  Approved Policy Exception is required if you are not on your final term in the program. 

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 served. Monday, 14 August 12-2pm  | GW School of Business 2201 G Street NW Washington DC 20052 | Register Here

1 August 2017

1- Fall 2017 Registration. Reminder, Fall 2017 registration is ongoing. All students are required to be continuously enrolled each fall and spring. If unable to register due to personal or medical reasons, students may consider Leave of Absence (LOA).

2- Graders needed for Decision Sciences Courses for Fall 2017: DNSC 6254 Risk Management, DNSC 6258 Executive Decision Making, DNSC 6262 Directed Computational Project Management. The job is ideal for campus students who are interested in working part-time with flexible hours.  Submit your resume to Jade Abrams (jadej@gwu.edu) if interested.

3- 2017 PM Symposium. 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). Date: Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 – 8:00am – 5:00pm | Read more.

25 July 2017

1- Fall 2017 Blackboard Collaborate Session Now Available. Check out schedule via this link.

2- The MSPM program is offering one 3-credit elective in Fall semester: DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management, 3 credits (Dr. Griffith). Read more.

3-  Free event on campus tomorrow, 26 July: Military Generals, Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence featuring Susan Schwartz, PMP. REGISTER HERE!

19 July 2017

1-  Awardees for free registration to the Summer 2017 PMP Prep Course selected.

2-  MSPM needs new delegate for the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB), FY 17-18.

3-  GW Fowler Career Center update; Career opportunities with the United Nations.

11 July 2017 

1-  The MSPM program is offering two free registrations to the Summer 2017 PMP Prep Course by the PMI Washington DC chapter.

2-  Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF) program is accepting applications through 15 July. Check out the KACIF website. The George Patton Memorial Scholarship is accepting applications for Fall semester. To apply, go to: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/george-patton-memorial-scholarship

3-  Job opportunities: Manager of Programs and Membership, United Nations Association of the National Capital Area; Project Associate, EPIC Project TRG Consulting; Specialist, Dept. of Defense Projects, Institute for Intl. Education

5 July 2017

1-  Summer Session II begins today, 5 July. Confirm your schedule by logging into GWeb.  Look up your class schedule via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time.   

2-  George Patton Memorial Scholarship, now accepting applications. To apply, go to: https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/george-patton-memorial-scholarship.

3- This week’s highlighted career opportunities: Senior Analyst, Supply Chain Consulting, Optoro; Young Professionals Program, World Bank (multiple positions); Project Manager (Contractual), TalentBurst, Inc. 

27 June 2017

1- There is still time to register for summer session II classes. Last day to register via GWeb for summer session II is 11 July.

2- Reminder, PMP Prep Course is available online beginning, 30 June – 15 August. Learn more and register! If you are on campus interested in joining fellow students for a PMP study group, contact your GWPMA Board Member, Phebean Williams at phebeanw@gwu.edu.

3- We have room for two more volunteers for Fall 2017 Student Orientation. If interested, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu.

20 June 2017

1- Congratulations MSPM Student, Michell Morton and team, DC.Connect, finalists for the 2017 Crafitz Awards (Read more).

2- Elective Options for Fall 2017. MSPM will offer DNSC 6236 PM Quality Management (3 cr.); Other options available: DNSC 6209: Forecasting for Analytics, 1.5 cr. (Dr. Berea); DNSC 6201: Introduction to Business Analytics, 1.5 cr. (Dr. Grover) *permission from department required to register; MGT 6290: Leadership and Perspective I and II, 3 cr. (Dr. Bailey); For more options, review full course listings via the schedule of classes.

3- Job opportunities with the United Nations and other international organizations. Visit this link if interested.

14 June 2017

1- Reminder, summer session II begins 5 July. Last day to register for classes via GWeb for summer session II is 11 July.

2- Volunteers needed on Saturday, 19 August 2017. If you are interested contact Agnes Socrates, aesocrates@gwu.edu.

3- PMP Prep Course available online from 30 June to 15 August. Learn more and register!

6 June 2017

1- Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of ‘W’ using GWeb for summer session I is Sunday, 18. Summer session II begins 5 July.

2- Registration for Fall 2017 is ongoing. Register for classes via GWeb before they close.

3- Job opportunities: Lead Strategic Planner; Consultant; Business Consultant – Consultant/Senior ConsultantManagement Consulting Director(Communications/Media/Technology Industry); Additional ones can be found on Glassdoor by clicking here.

30 May 2017

1- Last day to add a class via RTF-EZ for Summer Session I is Friday, 2 June.

2- Grades, academic policies and requirements.

3- Events and Job opportunities: Project Management Information Accountability Act (PMIAA): Impacts on Federal Acquisition | Free Event! Register here; Networking event with Okta Identity. To RSVP, please click here. Several job postings available via GWorkSB

23 May 2017

1- Congratulations Spring 2017 Graduates!

2- Summer semester began on 22 May.

3- Events and Job opportunities: Project Management Information Accountability Act (PMIAA): Impacts on Federal Acquisition | Free Event! Register here; Networking event with Okta Identity. They are seeking to hire young professionals to grow their sales career. To RSVP, please click here. First Republic Bank is hiring now; Several job postings available via GWorkSB

16 May 2017

1- Welcome graduating MSPM students! Commencement and Residency Week.

2- Summer semester session 1 begins Monday, 22 May.

3- Review Academic Policies.

2017- May 9

1- GWU MSPM: # 10 in 2017 Eduniversal Masters Ranking for Engineering and Project Management, North America. Criteria include: reputation of the programs; Salary/Placement of graduates; and Student satisfaction. Check out the results here.

2- Summer 2017 Registration. The following MSPM courses are now closed: DNSC 6237 International Project Management (1.5), campus section; DNSC 6238 Project Management and Organizational Context (1.5), campus section

3.  Upcoming Events:

16 May 2017 | 6 PM | Duques 651                                                                                    Delivering Meaningful Project Insights through Data-Driven Analysis, sponsored by: AACE International National Capital Section | Register here

31 May 2017 | 11:30 AM to 1 PM | Duques 453 |  Project Management Information Accountability Act (PMIAA): Impacts on Federal Acquisition  | Free Event!   Register here

2017- May 2

1- Summer 2017 Registration. Last day to register without penalty is Sunday, 21 May. Check out the registration schedule here. Register for classes on GWeb before courses close.

2- Job Vacancies with the United Nations and Other International Organizations. Check out new job postings on the blog. Immediate need for a Senior Program Manager with USAID project also announced.

3- Local Project Management Institute community in Ashburn, VA hosts a series of brown bag luncheons. Check out upcoming events on the blog.

2017- April 25

1- Fall 2017 Registration. Issues registering for DNSC 6254 Risk Management (1.5)? Contact Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu) and send her a Registration Transaction Form (RTF) if you need assistance.

Capstone Registration changes. Effective this week, students who completed all MSPM core courses (stages 1, 2 and 3) may now register for DNSC 6269 PM Application/Capstone (3) via GWeb.

2- Summer 2017 Registration. Last day to register without penalty is Sunday, 21 May. Check out the registration schedule here.

3- Interested in GWSB Graduate Certificate Programs? More information, including application requirements are posted on this website: http://business.gwu.edu/programs/graduate-certificates

MSPM students interested in any graduate certificate should schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via the academic advising calendar. Agnes will serve as  academic advisor for MSPM students interested in taking any of the certificate programs.

2017- April 18

1- Congratulations Angela Knight and team! The GW Project Management Association (student organization), headed by Angela Knight, recently secured funding from GWSB central office for student engagement activities for school year 2017-2018.  Read the blog here.

2- New GWSB Graduate Certificate Programs announced. In a memo yesterday, Dr. Vivek Choudhury introduced new Graduate Certificate Programs offered at the GWSB effective Fall 2017. For more information about the Graduate Certificates, please visit: http://business.gwu.edu/programs/graduate-certificates

3- Registration for Fall 2017. Reminder, registration for Fall 2017 began on Monday, 17 April. Students may register for classes on GWeb. To register for Capstone, complete a Registration Transaction Form and email completed form to aesocrates@gwu.edu.

2017- April 11

1- Registration for Fall 2017 begins Monday, 17 April. Review your DegreeMAP and register for courses listed on your degree plan GWeb. Registration for DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (Capstone) requires special approval from your academic advisor. Complete a Registration Transaction Form and email completed form to aesocrates@gwu.edu.

2- Application for the Quinn Fellows Fund, due 23 April. For eligibility, requirements, and application instructions, please visit the Quinn Fellows Webpage.

3- Upcoming Events:

 PM University Talks | Tuesday, 2 May 2017  | 5:30pm – 7:30pm                      **Students register here for free

PM After Hours | Wednesday, 3 May 2017 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm                                   Professional Rate: $7 (Please Register Here to receive this special rate)

2017- April 4

1- Registration for Summer 2017 is ongoing. Register for summer now to secure your enrollment. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. List of course offerings are available via the registrar’s websiteRegistration for Fall 2017 begins April 17. Check out the registration schedule on this website.

2- Congratulations Krishna Tummala, one of the recipients of the 2017 George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA) award. This award is given every year to an outstanding graduating student in each school of the university to honor future alumni who have shown exceptional commitment to GW and its community. This year GWSB named two recipients from the Graduate Programs Community and Krishna is one of the awardees. Well done Krishna!

3-  Congratulations to our 2017 MSPM award winners!  The 2017 results are as follows: Outstanding Master of Science in Project Management Faculty Award – Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi; Master of Science in Project Management Service Excellence Award – Rahul Navinchandra Rathod; Master of Science in Project Management Academic Excellence Award – Shabnam Khiabani Javid

2017- March 28

1- Trouble registering for Summer 2017? Be sure to remove any holds on your account that may prevent you from registration. To view your holds, log in to GWeb, click “Student Record and Registration” then “Student Records Information Menu.” Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds.”

 2- New York City Mayor’s Office of Appointments is hiring several positions. Check out the blog for list of job vacancies.  The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is seeking a Programme and Project Intelligence Analyst Intern. Check out announcement on the blog for more information.

3- Looking to beef up your presentation skills?  Are you currently on your second year of the MSPM program? Join the “Say It with Presentations” by Gene Zelazny:

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Check-in  11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Workshop 

2017- March 21

1- Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule for Summer 2017 now available on the blog.

2-  The department of Decision Sciences is in need of a part-time Grader for Summer 2017. If interested, please send your resume to: jadej@gwu.edu by April 7.

3- Resources. Review your funding options via MSPM blog under financial assistance, fellowships and scholarships. Check PMI Educational Foundation academic and professional development scholarships via this link. Check GW VALOR website for Professional Credentialing Grant; See naisA’s website for career development fellowship opportunities, www.ProtegeFair.org.

2017- March 15

1- Thank You for Voting! The recipient of the 2017 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award will be announced as soon as the winner is notified. Thank you to those who voted.

2- Registration for Summer 2017 is ongoing. The following Decision Sciences courses are now closed: DNSC 6238 PM Organizational Context, Dr. Keleher (1.5), DE; DNSC 6290 Big Data, Dr. Vaisman (1.5), campus.

3- Professional Development Fellowship Opportunities at nasiA. See website at www.ProtegeFair.org.

2017-March 7

1- Your academic advisor. Reminder, your academic advisor is your go to person for any academic or program issues. Do not hesitate to schedule an advisement session with your advisor, Agnes Socrates via meetme.so/gwmspm for any specific issues you may be experiencing.

2- Registration for Summer 2017 began on 1 March! Register now before courses close. Continuing students with no holds on their record may register for classes on GWeb. Contact student accounts (202-994-7350 or sao@gwu.edu) if you have a hold on your record.

3- Thank you to those who attended the GW University PM Talks on 1 March at the Marvin Center. Event was well-attended by at least fifty project management professionals and students. See more details on the blog.

2017-February 28

1- Reminder, registration for the 2017 Summer Sessions opens on Wednesday, 1 March. Continuing students with no holds on their record may register for classes on GWeb.

2- Application for 2017 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP) has been extended through 12 March.

3-  GW University PM Talks organized by the GWPMA (MSPM student association) in coordination with the PMIWDC, sold out!

2017- February 21

1-  2017 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP) deadline is 26 Feb.

2- Student responsibility: holds. Learn about holds via the Office of the Registrar site.

3- Two free registrations to the Winter 2017 PMP Prep Course.

2017- February 14

1-  Congratulations MSPM Faculty, Dr. Julia Keleher, new Secretary of the Department of Education in Puerto Rico.

2-  Registration for the 2017 Summer Sessions will open on Wednesday, 1 March.

3- Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course, beginning 25 February.

2017- February 7

1- Congratulations, Rahul Rathod!

2- Registration for the 2017 Summer Sessions will open on Wednesday, 1 March;  Decision Sciences Elective course offerings.

3- GW University PM Talk| 1 March 2017 | 6-8 PM; Natalya Bah, MSPM Alumni.

2017- January 31

1- Welcome 2017 GWPMA Board.

2- Student Resources for Success: Bulletin; Code of Academic Integrity; Academic Policies; MSPM in the KNOW

3- Events: GWSB Spring 2017 Career Expo; Women in International Business Roundtable

2017- January 24

1- GWPMA seeking volunteers. Check out details here.

2- Update on Spring 2017 Blackboard Collaborate Sessions.

3- The Columbian Women of The George Washington University scholarship application is now open. Due date is 13 March 2017.

2017- January 18

1- Confirm your Spring 2017 schedule by logging into GWeb.

2- GWorld card required to get to Duques and Funger building where classes are held.

3- Welcome new Spring 2017 students! Check out the bio book for the incoming class.

2017- January 10

1- Spring 2017 begins on Tuesday, 17 January. Make sure you are signed up for classes listed on your DegreeMAP. Review schedule of classes and register now to secure your seat and to avoid penalty from late registration.

2- Confirm your schedule by logging into GWeb.  Courses and class schedule can be found via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time tab. This site provides your official registration details.

3- Thank you MSPM Volunteers! Thank you Michael Ortiz, Samantha Macinnis and Queeneth Odimegwu for running the student/panel for the incoming students during the Spring Orientation on Saturday, 7 January.

2017 January 3

1-  Spring 2017 Textbook list is now available.

2-  The MSPM program will be offering two, 1.5-credit elective in Summer 2017. Check the registration page for details.

3-  Summer 2017 Short-term Study Away Programs (STAP) announced. Check out the list of program offerings to learn more.

2016-December 27

1- Review the Academic Calendar to plan your semester.

2-  The PMIWDC chapter’s new military veteran opportunity for 2017 co-created by Professional Development and Professional Alliances, will begin accepting protégé applications in early January 2017. See the Chapter News Page.

3-  The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is hiring Information Technology Specialist Applications Software (Test Team Member). See job announcement here.

2016-December 20

1-  Spring 2017 semester begins on Tuesday, 17 January. Review schedule of classes and register now to secure your seat!

2-  Volunteers needed on Saturday, 7 January 2017. If you are interested, contact aesocrates@gwu.edu.

3-  Legislation to improve program management practices and bolster workforce development becomes law on Wednesday, 14 December. Read more.

2016- December 14

1- Thank you to those who attended the MSPM’s 20th Year Celebration on 9 December. It was great to see current students and alumni.

2- Reminder, campus section of DNSC 6235 Communication Strategies in Project Management, was cancelled and DE section is full. Options for DNSC elective are as follows: DNSC 6290 Digital Analytics (1.5) CRN 57499; DNSC 6214 Pricing and Revenue Management (1.5) CRN 58057; DNSC 6401 Sustainable Supply Chains (1.5) CRN 57852

3- Spring 2017 Orientation has been moved to 7 January 2017. More information to follow!

 2016- December 6

1-    Spring 2017 Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule now available on the blog.  

2-    As posted on the blog last month, those in the distance section of Spring 2017 DNSC 6269 Capstone course, are required to participate in the residency week 

3-    The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) was passed 30 November by the U.S. Senate. The bill will now go to President Barack Obama for signature and enactment. Read more. 

2016- November 29

1- Registration remains open for spring 2017 courses. Register via GWeb immediately to secure a seat in your required courses. Campus section of DNSC 6235 Communication Strategies in Project Management, was cancelled.

2- The MSPM program still looking for volunteers for Spring 2017 Orientation, scheduled on 13 January 2017.

3- Reminder, deadline for AAUW International Fellowship is due on 1 December 2016. See the blog. 

2016-November 22

1- Thanksgiving Break, 23-26 November 2016. Check the University Calendar.

2- Registration reminder, Spring 2017 registration ongoing; Courses filling up. Register via GWeb.

3- Volunteers needed for MSPM 20th Year Celebration and Spring 2017 Orientation. Email aesocrates@gwu.edu.

2016-November 15

1-Congratulations Angela Knight for passing the PMP certification exam!

2- Spring 2017 registration reminders and announcements; Registration for the following classes are now closed:

  • DNSC 6252 Risk Analysis (Campus section)
  • DNSC 6235 Communication Strategies in PM (Distance section)

3- Upcoming Events:PMIWDC Luncheon: It’s a Leadership Thing, Promoting Leadership Through Volunteerism; Careers in the Foreign Service: An Overview & Roundtable ; Non Profit and Government Career Fair ; MSPM 20th Year Celebration

2016-November 8

1- Spring 2017 registration; Review your plan in DegreeMAP or schedule an advisement session; To register in DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone), submit a Registration Transaction Form to aesocrates@gwu.edu. Those in the DE section are required to participate in the residency week.

2- The 10th Circle Project is offering a semi-annual scholarship to all currently enrolled students at the George Washington University. Apply by 1 December 2016: http://www.the10thcircle.com/scholarships/

3- Events: Check out details of the University PM Talk, PMIWDC Luncheon: It’s a Leadership Thing, Promoting Leadership Through Volunteerism  and MSPM 20th Year Celebration

2016-November 1

1- Spring 2017 registration;  DNSC 6269 Capstone registration; Policy Exception request.

2- Financial Holds. To view your holds, log in to GWeb, click “Student Record and Registration” then “Student Records Information Menu.” Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds.”

3- Events: PM After Hour; University PM Talk 

2016-October 25

1- Registration. Spring 2017 registration begins on 2 November 2016. See University Registration Calendar; Spring Break Study Away Programs due on 30 October 2016.

2- Fellowship. Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for AAUW International Fellowships. Due on 1 December 2016.  Read more.

3- Events: Alumni Founders Panel | Saturday, 29 October 2016 | Marvin Center, Room 310 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm; University PM Talk | Friday, 11 November 2016 | GWSB Duques Room 651 | 6 – 8:30pm

2016-October 18

1- Reminder, Fall Break 2016 is from 24-25 October. See the University Academic Calendar.

2- Thank you to MSPM students who joined us last night at the 2nd Annual PMIWDC Volunteer Fair at Marriott Hotel in Fairfax, VA. Congratulations, Krishna Tummala! Read more here.

3- Events: Careers on Capitol Hill (Tonight!); Young Professionals Career Dinner Series; and Intelligence Virtual Community Career Fair 

2016-October 11

1- Fall Break 2016 is from 24-25 October 2016. There should be no class meetings on that Monday or Tuesday. Check the University Academic Calendar.

2- Lecture Capture Service Feedback.Thank you to those who provided feedback on the new lecture capture service! GWSBIT has installed new projector units in the MSPM lecture rooms. New microphones to capture student questions were also installed.

3- Events and Resources: The Best Kept Secret in the Public Sector,                         Asia Business Leaders Symposium.  Internships at National Security AgencyEnvironmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellowship

2016-October 4

1-    Lecture Capture Service. As announced last month, a new lecture capture system was installed in Duques rooms where MSPM lectures are taught. The program would gladly take your feedback! Email aesocrates@gwu.edu.

2-    Volunteers Needed!  GWPMA is seeking three volunteers to help organize the 2nd Annual PMIWDC Volunteer Fair on 17 October 2016. Contact Krishna Tummala, (tkchaitanya@gwmail.gwu.edu) no later than 12 October.

3-      Upcoming Events: Student-Alumni Networking Reception. 28 Oct 2016 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM at Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. RSVP here. Online Career Event with Johnson & Johnson.12 October 2016 8:00AM EST; or 12:00PM EST; or 4:00pm EST. Register for the event here.

2016-September 27

1- AACSB Survey.  Please complete the survey by Friday,  30 September. Click this link to begin survey now! 

2-Congratulations Moyaid Aseel and Angela Knight! Both MSPM students were awarded free registrations for the GW DIT PM Symposium held on Monday, 26 September at the GWU Marvin Center.

3-PMIWDC Volunteer Fair 2016. Looking for an opportunity to network with some of our 10,000 PMI members and showcase your leadership and project management skills? Join the biggest PMIWDC Volunteer Fair! More information on this link.

2016-September 20

1-Reminder, application deadline for the upcoming Winter Short Term Study Away Programs is 25 September.

2-Join us at the PMI Global Congress North America, 25-27 September. Check out the blog for exhibit hours and presentation times featuring MSPM Faculty and Alumnus .

3-Immediate hiring for Project Manager at AARP! If interested, email MSPM alum, Raj Iyer, riyer@aarp.org. WGL Holding, Inc. is hiring Sr. Enterprise Category Manager! To apply now, click here.

2016-September 13

1-Space available for Discounted  PMP Exam prep course (two weekends, October/November). Email your GWPMA President now to sign up, Krishna Tummala (tkchaitanya@gwmail.gwu.edu).

2- Application Deadline: Winter Short Term Study Away Programs, 25 September. Applications for the Winter 2017 Short Term Study Away Programs must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, 25 September. As earlier announced on the blog, Short-term Study Away Information Session is today, 13 September from 5:30 – 6:30pm in Funger 108.

3- GW Project Management Symposium, 26 September
The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations for the GW DIT Project and Portfolio Management Office’s Project Management Symposium on Monday, 26 September. If interested, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu by 5pm on Thursday, 15 September with a one-paragraph statement for why you think you should receive a free registration to the PM symposium. Event will be held in the Marvin Center at 800 21st St, NW, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., see agenda for more details.

2016-September 6

1- Lecture Capture Service. A new lecture capture system is installed in Duques rooms where MSPM lectures are taught (254, 255 and 258). Email oitshelp@gwu.edu with any problems.

2-Fall Registration. Reminder, the last day to add a course via GWeb is Sunday, 11 September at 10pm. Sunday, 25 September is the last day to drop classes online for the fall semester. Review withdrawals and refund information via the registrar’s website.

3-Short Term Study Away Programs (STAP). The GWSB Global & Experiential Education team has announced the winter/spring break program offerings. The courses qualify as general electives for the MSPM degree. Email sbintl@gwu.edu with any questions.

2016-August 30

1- Fall Course Reminders. The fall semester began yesterday, 29 August. The courses will appear on Blackboard once the faculty make them available to students. Review the Blackboard Collaborate schedule if registered for the online section. Textbook information on the blog, see textbooks for Fall 2016.  The last day to add a course via GWeb is Sunday, 11 Sep.

2-MSPM Professors and alumnus, selected as speakers for PMI® Global Congress 2016. Professors Young Kwak and Julia Keleher, and MSPM Alumnus, William Davis (’14)  selected as presenters for the PMI® Global Congress 2016—North America!  Read more about William’s presentation. See Drs. Kwak and Keleher’s presentation here.

3-Atlas Research hiring Analysts, due 31 August. Internship Opportunity with United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), due 4 September. More resources available on the blog. Check out Career Week 2016, GWSB Job Search Strategy Workshop and   2016 Career Management Program Prospanica DC.

2016-August 23

1- Welcome incoming class to the MSPM program. This is an exciting time of the year to join the program as we are now on our 20th year! Visit the GW PMA Facebook page for pictures from the bridge game. Thank MSPM Ambassadors for helping us run the orientation flawlessly: Current Students: Rahul Rathod, Krishna Tummala and Phebean Williams; MSPM Alumni: Wilbert Davis (’16), William Davis (’14), Michael Ortiz (’14), Elizabeth Rouse (’16), Graham Sloan (’16) and Chad Wendolek (’16).

2- The Office of the Registrar provides all registration deadlines and refund schedule for students to be aware of. If you are not yet registered for classes, please register now via GWeb. Need help with registration? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via  www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid.

3- The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) is inviting presenters to their annual meeting next year. If interested, submit your abstract by 31 August through this link: http://www.aacei.org/mtgs/guidelines/call4papers.shtml

2016-August 16

1- Need to Check your Fall Class Schedule? Confirm your fall schedule by logging into GWeb.  Courses and class schedule can be found via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time tab. Not registered yet?  Register now via GWeb. Refer to your DegreeMAP for classes you need to sign up for.

2- Join career coaches for the GWSB Specialized Masters Programs this week, for a free chat session.  More information here.

3- Have you taken the DNSC 6258 Executive Decision Making Class? You may be interested in becoming a grader for Fall 2016, application due 17 August. Send resume to Jade Abrams via jadej@gwu.edu. More information here

2016- August 9

1- Fall 2016 registration; DNSC 6254  Risk Management, DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation and Control, and DNSC 6258 Executive Decision Making  re-opened registration.

2-Independent Study; Dr. Khamooshi’s message, Chair of the Project Management Program, regarding Capstone alternative.

3-The US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service hiring! https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/446978600/

2016- August 2

1- The Fall 2016 Textbook List is available on the blog. MSPM textbooks available GW Campus Store.

2- Fall 2016 courses will likely not appear on Blackboard until a week before class starts; Confirm course registrations via GWeb; Fall 2016 registration ongoing.

3-The US Department of Homeland Security Division of Cost Analysis is hiring! Due on 8 August. Multiple positions available. Read more.

2016- July 26

1- The Fall 2016 Blackboard Collaborate schedule is available on the blog.

2- Discounted PMP Prep Course in the Fall: There is still time to sign up! Email Krishna Tummala (tkchaitanya@gwmail.gwu.edu) for more information.

3-Free Event: Six Sigma Green Belt Training featuring Dr. Abahy V. Trivedi.

2016-July 19

1- Congratulations, Graham Sloan (MSPM ’16).

2- Fall 2016 registration is ongoing. Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via  www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

3- Willis Towers Watson is hiring Project Managers; US Department of Homeland Security hiring multiple positions. Check out resources page.

2016-July 12

1- Fall 2016 Courses Update: Campus and distance sections of DNSC 6269, Project Management Application (Capstone), with Prof. Kwak  and the DNSC 6290 Project Management and Organizational Context (elective) with Dr. Keleher were cancelled for Fall 2016.

2- PMP Prep Course in the Fall: Boot camp will be held on 29-30 October; and 5-6 November.  The course is discounted at $625 (regularly $995) if there are 20 participants. Sign up now! Email Krishna Tummala (tkchaitanya@gwmail.gwu.edu).

3-Networking Event: Join PM After Hours in Rosslyn this week! Special rate applies to students. Date: Thursday, 14 July 20166:00pm – 8:00pm. Read more.

2016-July 5

1- Summer session II; Refund schedule

2-Interested in a discounted PMP Prep Course? If interested, email Krishna Tummala (tkchaitanya@gwmail.gwu.edu) for more information.

3-Two events that may be of interest to you: Collaborative Leadership How to Harness Ideas, People, and Resources for Results featuring Lisa DiTullio;  Ride Along Wounded Heroes, Join the PMIWDCs Honor Ride 2016.

2016- June 28

1- Summer Session 2 begins Monday, 5 Jul.  Monday, 11 Jul, is the last day to add or drop summer session 2 courses via GWeb.

2- MSPM Student Ambassadors. Email invitation to join the Graduate Ambassador Program sent by Ms. Elise Phalen, GWSB Graduate Admissions Coordinator to selected students. Invitation means you have been chosen to represent the MSPM program.

3- Resources. Learn Excel, R, SPSS, or other platforms via my recent blog post (FREE access to Lynda.com via GW). Sharpen your career development skills, check out GWebinars here. Looking for a job or internship this summer? Check out the resources page, multiple positions are posted weekly.

2016 – June 21

1- Congratulations Sandra Mejia Villegas, 2016 Outstanding Young Professional Awardee, AACE International.  Patrick Russell obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential last week. Congratulations!

2-Two elective courses offered in Summer session II: Interagency Acquisition Strategies (GCON 6290-DE ). This will be relevant to any project management professionals working in the government contracting world. PbuH 6199.11 Veterans, Deployment and Environmental Issues (1 credit). This course examines the historical and current policy concerns about environmental exposures and the risks of illness among deployed troops and military veterans.

2016 – June 14

1 – Summer session II begins 5 July 2016 (Tuesday due to holiday on Monday, 4 July). Review drop deadlines via the registrar’s website to avoid penalty.

2 – Call for Presentation Proposals for 26 September GW DIT PPMO Symposium,  Due 24 June. Visit https://it.gwu.edu/project-management-symposium for more details on submission. Contact ditppmo@gwu.edu with any questions; PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 June. “The 3 Key Ingredients to Enabling Organizational Agility.”  Register today.

3 – Jobs: Graduate Talent, Colgate-Palmolive (Africa)Research Manager, Global IntegrityOperations Associate, Global IntegrityCommunity Relations Coordinator, SmartChef (Summer Job); Grants: Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2017-18 (must be a U.S. citizen), Academic Study, Research ProjectsEnglish Teaching Assistant Programs,  Fulbright Clinton and/or Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.

2016- June 7

1 – Registration; Last day to withdraw from a Summer Session 1 class with a grade of W using the RTF-EZ is Friday, 10 Jun.   Summer Session II begins 5 July and Monday, 11 July is the last day to add a class via GWeb. Fall 2016 registration is ongoing. Register now via  GWeb. View the Fall registration schedule here. Ensure you are on track for your target graduation, schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via  www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid.

2 – Resources; SmartChef is hiring at least six Business Grad Students from June to July. Last day to apply to Graduate Ambassador Program is 15 June. Apply now! Check our resources page for several job and internship opportunities.

3 – Events; Registration is now open for our upcoming PMI Saturday Program, The Rebirth of Business Relationship Management (Saturday, 25 June  from 8:15am10:15am)! Get signed up now. to network with project managers. We’ll hear from Steven Plante, Managing Partner of Business Transformation Partners, on the Business Relationship Management (BRM) discipline emerging as a strategic capability.

2016- May 31

1 – Registration; Reminder, the last day to withdraw from a Summer Session 1 class with a grade of W is Friday, 10 Jun. Fall 2016 registration is ongoing. The last day to register without a penalty is August 28.  Registration for DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone)  requires completion of a Registration Transaction Form (RTF). Submit your RTF to Agnes Socrates for approval. Thinking of signing up for an elective in Fall 2016? MSPM is offering DNSC 6290 Project Management and Organizational Context (1.5 credits). More information is available on this link.

2 – Internships and Job Opportunities; Looking for job or internships this summer? Several job and internship opportunities offered by World Bank, Wells Fargo, Marriott and other companies are available on our resources page: Multiple Positions at DRT Strategies; Securities Administrative Services Analyst (full-time), Wells Fargo; Summer 2016 Internships, True Syrups and Garnishes; Short-term Temporary Position, World Bank Library Loan and Document Service; Internships at Marriott for students and recent graduates; Project Coordinator IT Documentation Specialist, Pentagon Federal Credit Union; IT Project Manager I, Pentagon Federal Credit Union

3 – Events; Reminder, PMIWDC is offering a PMP certification prep course beginning this weekend, 4 June. PMIWDC’s PMP certification prep course is one of the most comprehensive and best priced PMP review courses in the area. Spring Prep Course in Fairfax is just around the corner. Read More and Register at www.pmiwdc.org/PMPprep

2016 – May 24

1 – Registration. Friday, 27 May, is the last day to drop a course in Summer Session 1. The last day to withdraw from a Summer Session 1 class with a grade of W is Friday, 10 Jun. Summer II Elective offered beginning July 5-August 8, 2016: PbuH 6199.11 Veterans, Deployment and Environmental Issues (1 credit). View full description here.

2 – Volunteer and Job Opportunities. Seeking Graduate Ambassadors for 2016-2017. Graduate Ambassadors Program is currently accepting applications for 2016-2017.  Ambassadors plan events for the graduate community; answer questions for prospective students about the university, various curriculum, clubs and activities; and most importantly, share their personal experiences as graduate students at GW. Apply to be a Graduate Ambassador here!

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union is hiring! These positions will be in Chantilly VA and students can apply directly at careers.penfed.org or GWork. See full job description:

Project Coordinator IT Documentation Specialist

IT Project Manager I

3 – Events Roundup

How to Train Your Sponsor

featuring Laura Barnard, PMP
FREE Event!  REGISTER HERE.
Date: Wednesday,  25 May 2016                                                                                 11:30am – Networking | 12:00 through 1:00pm – Presentation

Location: The George Washington University School of Business                                   2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room 453 | Washington, District Of Columbia 20052         See map: Google Maps

PMIWDC’s PMP certification prep course is one of the most comprehensive and best priced PMP review courses in the area. Spring Prep Course in Fairfax is just around the corner. Read More and Register at www.pmiwdc.org/PMPprep

Dates: 4 & 5 June  and 11 & 12 June (Weekends)

2016 – May 17

1 – Congratulations 2016 Graduates!

It was a successful commencement week, yet bittersweet end-of-a-beginning last week as the 2016 graduates embark on a new journey. Sixty-five MSPM students (including author of this blog) joined the ranks of General Colin Powell, M.B.A. (Former US Secretary of State); Jacqueline Kennedy, B.A. (Former First Lady of the United States) and Baroness Joanna Shields, M.B.A. (Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Internet Safety & Security in the United Kingdom), to name a few, as graduates of the George Washington University on May 15, 2016. We celebrated in multiple ways between the residency week for the capstone students, the GWSB Gala, GWSB Commencement Celebration and the GW Commencement at the National Mall. Congratulations fellow 2016 graduates and thank you for providing feedback to the MSPM program!

Check out the GW Commencement highlights via: Senator Booker’s Commencement speech, GW Media Relations, GWSB Alumni Twitter, GW Commencement

2 – Summer classes began on Monday,  May 16. If you have not registered on time for Session I courses, Late fees will be assessed. The last day to add a class via GWeb or to drop a class via any means for Session I is on Sunday, May 22. Visit the Registrar’s website for more information on Summer Sessions.

3 – PMIWDC Roundup of Events

“Successful Product Ownership without A Product Owner,”                             featuring Darren Hoevel, MBA, SPC CSP, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF

Event Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 7:30am9:00am
Event Location: ASAE Conference Facilities
1575 I Street NW Washington, DC 20005

“Risk Management – Tools for the Journey,” featuring Tom Erickson

Event Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 8:00am4:30pm
Event Location: Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner
1960 Chain Bridge Road McLean, Virginia 22102

 

2016 – May 10

1 – Summer classes begin on Monday,  May 16. Confirm your course selection for summer this week to avoid late fees will be assessed starting Monday, May 16, for Session I courses.

2 – Academic Policies. All students are responsible for adhering to all policies and procedures, including those published in the University Bulletin, the School of Business Bulletin, and the MSPM Student Handbook.

3 – Residency Week and Commencement. The MSPM Spring 2016 DNSC 6269 residency week is ongoing and will run through Thursday, May 12.

2016 – May 3

1 – Resources and Student Engagement; Winners to be announced this week: Free seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course! 

2- MSPM Personnel Change; Reminder, Agnes Socrates is now your point of contact for questions about the MSPM program (see her blog from March).

3 –  Residency Week and Commencement; The MSPM Spring 2016 DNSC 6269 residency week begins on Monday, May 9 and will run through Thursday, May 12; The GWUSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration Commencement is on Friday, May 13.

2016 – April 26

1 – Resources and Student Engagement. Last four days to apply for free seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course! 

2 – Registration and GW Billing. Questions about registration? Schedule an advising session with your adviser, Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid. Questions about GW Billing? Contact Student Accounts Office to confirm your balance, if any.

3 – Commencement. Reminder to graduating students, all current, 2016 On-Campus students must retrieve their guest tickets in person no later than Wednesday, April 27. To view where and how to pick up your tickets,  please see details here. 2015 graduates and all 2016 distance students, you must request your tickets via this link no later than Wednesday, April 27th.

2016 – April 19

1 – Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course, two consecutive weekends beginning June 4, 2016!
2 – Registration. Last day for summer registration is Friday, May 13.

3 – Commencement.  All current, 2016 On-Campus students must retrieve their guest tickets in person no later than April 27. To view where and how to pick up your tickets,  please see details here.

 

2016 – April 12

1 – Registration. If you plan to register for DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) in Fall 2016, you must register via a Registration Transaction Form (RTF), not via GWeb. Registration for summer 2016 is ongoing. The last day for summer registration is Friday, May 13.

 2 – Commencement. The School of Business Commencement Celebration is on Friday, May 13th. The University Commencement at the National Mall is on May 15th. To view the full schedule of commencement activities, check the schedule here.

3 -Student Engagement and Resources

PM Game Event photos now available! Check out the GW MSPM Facebook page.

PMI Educational Foundation offers academic and professional development scholarships. Check out this link.

2016 – April 5

1 –  Registration for Summer 2016 and  Fall 2016  are ongoing. Register for classes now if you haven’t done so to secure your enrollment.

2 – MSPM Award Winners Announced! Congratulations to our 2016 MSPM Award Winners!

3 – Last four days to apply to Lau Fellowship Fund!

2016 – March 29

1 – Registration for the Fall 2016 begins 31 Mar.

2 – Academic Probation; The University Bulletin provides details on the terms of academic probation at GWSB.

3 – Resources: Now is a great time to review your funding options via financial assistance, fellowships and scholarships;   PMI Scholarships;  Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF); Lau Fellowship Fund.

2016 – March 22

1 – MS in Government Contracts is running an online course this summer 2016 on “Interagency Acquisition Strategies” (GCON 6290-DE). See course description here.

2 – Moataz Hussein, an MSPM student wants your feedback on a research study. To participate in a five-minute survey, click full details here.

3 – Office of Military and Veteran Student Services: VALOR students, Applications now being accepted.

2016 – March 15

1 – Welcome Agnes Socrates, New MSPM Director; 2 – AY16-17 Tuition Rates; 3 – Breakfast & Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs

2016 – March 8

1 – PMIWDC Event, 23 Mar; 2 – FinTech Forum, 10 Mar; 3 – Thank You for Voting

2016 – March 1

1 – Summer 2016 Registration Opens Today, 1 Mar; 2 – Congratulations to Matthew Nessan, Director, MSBA; 3 – SMPP 6290.10 Governance through Dealmaking

2016 – February 23

1 – Vote for the 2016 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Member; 2 – Summer 2016 STAP Application Deadline, 28 Feb; 3 – Student Responsibilities: Holds

2016 – February 16

1 – ‘Student Leader Spotlight’ Twitter Competition; 2 – Columbian Women of GW Scholarship, Applications Due 14 Mar; 3 – Student Responsibilities: Continuous Enrollment

2016 – February 9

1 – Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course; 2 – Summer 2016 STAP, Apply by 28 Feb; 3 – Audition to Speak or Sing at GWSB Commencement, Apply by 26 Feb

2016 – February 5

1 – Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course; 2 – Complete Your GWorkSB Profile

2016 – February 2

1 – Upcoming Events; 2 – Resources for Success; 3 – Summer 2016 Registration Opens 1 Mar

Some Universities Open Doors, GW Charts New Courses