Fall 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Session

The Fall 2018 Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule is listed below. Your course instructor will discuss schedule and expectations during your first day in class. Schedule may be changed by instructor at any time. Students will be notified accordingly if changes occur.

Course Number Title Professor On Campus Class Day of Week Collaborate Day and Time Attendance
DNSC 6247 Organization,Mgt, & Leadership Gaarder, Robert Monday TBA Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6254 Risk Management (1st mod) Forman, Ernest Wednesday Monday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6258 Executive Decision Making (1st mod) Forman, Ernest Thursday Monday, 10 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6259 Project Portfolio Management (2nd mod) Forman, Ernest Thursday Monday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6202 Statistics for Management Khamooshi, Homayoun Tuesday Friday, 8 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation & Control (1st mod) Khamooshi, Homayoun Wednesday Friday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6261 Intro to Project & Program Mgt Kwak, Young Thursday Wednesday, 8 PM Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6247 Organization,Mgt, &Leadership Keleher, Julia N/A (Distance) TBA Highly Encouraged
DNSC 6262 Directed Computational Proj Mgt Jain, Sanjay Tuesday Thursday, 9 PM Eastern Highly Encouraged

MSPM in the KNOW: August 7, 2018

Top 3 for 7 August 2018:

1- Fall 2018 semester begins on August 27. Students are expected to self-register for courses via GWeb the day before the semester begins to avoid a late fee. Check out schedule of classes to look up current course offerings now. If experiencing registration issues with MSPM courses, please send a registration transaction form to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu). Questions? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes via www.meetme.so/gwmspm (please include your GWID).

2- New MSPM curriculum will be reflected on DegreeMAP in Fall 2018. If you opted to change to the new MSPM curriculum, changes  will appear on your DegreeMAP in Fall 2018 semester. It is important to take this into account when planning for your future courses.

3- Internship Opportunities:

GW Clean Cities Coalition is Hiring Graduate Interns! Application Deadline: 8/8

The graduate student intern will be required to work an average of 20 hours/week and be paid $4,200 per semester. The assignment requires the student to work in the GWRCCC office in DC, and travel locally to meetings and events, for which a monthly expense stipend of $200 will be provided. Application link can be found here.

CBO is Still Seeking a Fall 2018 Communications Intern – Application Deadline: 8/12

CBO’s Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs during the upcoming fall semester. The intern will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Application link can be found here.

MSPM in the KNOW: July 24, 2018

Top 3 for 24 July 2018:

1- Fall 2018 Registration. Reminder, registration for Fall 2018 is ongoing. All students must be enrolled each spring and fall semester from the point of matriculation through completion of the degree. Students are expected to self-register for courses via GWeb. To view available course offerings, check out schedule of classes. For those who need assistance with registration for MSPM courses, please send a registration transaction form to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu) to register. Unsure what to register for or looking to change your degree plan? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes via www.meetme.so/gwmspm (please include your GWID).

2- GWSB Career Survey. We are requesting all MSPM students to complete the GWSB Career Services Survey to help them understand your career development needs. The survey will only take 2-3 minutes to complete. Feedback from the survey will help our GWSB Career Services team to continue meeting students’ needs for the new academic year (2018-2019) and beyond. Please use: go.gwu.edu/fowlercareersurveyms

NOTE: Students need to be logged into their GW email account to take this survey at the moment.

3- Scholarships and Internship Opportunities.

PMIEF Professional Development Scholarships

PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) professional development scholarships help project managers, nonprofit staff, school administrators and teachers fund project management training. These scholarships fund standalone courses, not degree programs. Who can apply: Project management professionals, nonprofit/NGO staff, teachers and school administrators. Application deadlines for 2018: 1 September. 2019 Deadlines: 15 February, 1 April, 1 July, 1.  

George Patton Memorial Scholarship, due 1 September

The PMI Washington, DC Chapter’s sponsored George Patton Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship intended to assist project managers in funding continuing education coursework. The scholarship will award a maximum of up to US$2,000 twice per year (in the Spring and Fall) which may be awarded in whole or in part to one or more individuals each time. Apply via this link:

https://pmief.org/scholarships/scholarship-directory/george-patton-memorial-scholarship

EXIM Bank is Hiring Fall Interns! Application Deadline: 10 August

EXIM’s Office of Policy Analysis and International Relations (OPAIR) is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic students to serve as fall interns in the following roles: Bank OPAIR Intern & China Database Intern. Both internships will provide an opportunity for interns to learn about export finance, both in the United States and abroad. 

CBO Fall Communications Intern

CBO’s Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs during the upcoming fall semester. The intern will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Apply here.

Sentara Healthcare 2019 Administrative Fellowship – Now Accepting Applications!

Fellows rotate through several areas and expand their skills by developing new projects, working on teams or doing research. Monthly meetings with the CEO and COO are planned to discuss rotations and Fellows are invited to attend board meetings. Apply here.

MSPM in the KNOW: July 17, 2018

Top 3 for 17 July 2018:

1- The George Washington University is in compliance with each of the seven standards established by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and has been reaccredited. Accreditation review team found George Washington University to be “an impressive example of a nationally recognized urban research university” (read more). GW’s accreditation remains in effect until the next review period in 2026-27. 

2- Are you still looking for an elective in Fall 2018? Check out Project Quality Management course:  

DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management (3 credit hours) taught by Dr. Andrew Griffith

Classic project management theory includes the concept of the triple constraint – time, cost, and quality. However, quality can be a rather vague term that is hard to quantify, measure, or improve. Project quality can be divided into three separate concerns: (1) the features incorporated in the project deliverables, (2) the fitness of the deliverables for the intended application, and (3) the effectiveness or efficiency of the project development and execution. This course is focused on the quality management of projects. It explores current theories and practices regarding quality management as applied to manufacturing and the service industry, the application to project systems, and the application to individual projects. In addition, we will explore the application of project management techniques in implementing a quality improvement initiative within an organization. Prerequisites: None

Contact professor for additional information: griffith@gwu.edu 

3- Jobs and Networking Opportunities:  

State Department Info Session | July 24th | 

5:30-7 PM  | ESIA | Register here

GW students & alums are invited to a meet ESIA alumna Usha Pitts, who will discuss Careers in Diplomacy, the FSOT, and the Consular Fellows Program! America’s diplomats are selected every year from the approximately 15,000 people who take The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).  The FSOT is offered three times a year, and is open to American citizens between the ages of 20 and 59 from any educational or professional background.  It is free.  The FSOT is held in October, February, and June.  You can register at careers.state.gov. 

Program Associate (Associate Project Director) Education Development Center

The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures. More information here. 

Program Manager, GS-0340-12/13 U.S. Department of Commerce

This position is responsible for proactively meeting the business needs of Federal government customers and resolving the problems of the most complex and valued accounts. This position is located with the National Technical Information Service in the Office of the Director, Office of Federal Services in Alexandria, VA. Apply here. 

Director of Project Management Interactive Strategies

We are looking for Director of Project Management who can provide leadership and mentorship for a dedicated team of five project managers. As a growing and vibrant digital agency that is tackling complex technical projects for some of the areas biggest organizations, we need a leader ready to meet the challenge. At Interactive Strategies, we recognize that our project managers do more than just keep projects on time and on budget; they are the key to building positive client relationships, working through complex technical challenges and ensuring that internal teams have what they need to be successful. Therefore, we’re looking for detail-oriented and motivated self-starter who will bring not only deep PM experience, but a positive energy and new ideas. Apply here.

Careers in Diplomacy, State Department Info Session, July 24

State Dept Info Session
July 24th5:30-7 PM  | ESIA
GW students & alums are invited to a meet ESIA alumna Usha Pitts, who will discuss Careers in Diplomacy, the FSOT, and the Consular Fellows Program!

America’s diplomats are selected every year from the approximately 15,000 people who take The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).  The FSOT is offered three times a year, and is open to American citizens between the ages of 20 and 59 from any educational or professional background.  It is free.  The FSOT is held in October, February, and June.  You can register at careers.state.gov.

But becoming a diplomat is not the only way to work for the State Department!  You might consider using your language skills with the Consular Fellows Program (now hiring speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, and Arabic).  If you have at least a year of law enforcement experience, you may also be interested in the Diplomatic Security Agency.  Mid-career professionals can work as civil servants or Foreign Service Specialists in the fields of medicine, accounting, office management, human resources, and others.

Join career diplomat Usha Pitts for an informal presentation about the different ways to work and live abroad with the U.S. Department of State.  Usha graduated from the Elliott School in 1996 and became a Foreign Service Officer in 1998, serving tours in Cuba, Russia, Panama, Austria, Italy, and Brazil.  She raised her two teen-aged children abroad, and is newly married to a British national.

Before attending Usha’s presentation, you may find it helpful to review information available at careers.state.gov.  You can also get updates on Usha’s activities at facebook.com/DIRNYMetro.

This event is open to the public. Business Casual dress is recommended.

MSPM in the KNOW: July 10, 2018

Top 3 for 10 July 2018:

1- GWUMSPM ranked #8 in Innovation and Project Management in North America by Eduniversal in 2018. The Eduniversal MastersRanking included 4000 Best Masters and MBAs in 50 fields of study worldwide. Ranking criteria included: reputation of the programs; Salary/Placement of graduates; and Student satisfaction. In 2017, we ranked #10 for Engineering and Project Management, a category not included this year. Thanks to our students! The unique backgrounds and experiences you bring to our classroom and the feedback you continue to provide our faculty and staff help us in pursuing excellence. Check out the ranking results here! 

2- Thank you to those who submitted their applications to receive free seat to the Summer 2018 PMP Review Course. We will inform applicants this week of the result via email. Those who missed to submit their applications this summer will have another opportunity during the Fall semester. Keep an eye on announcement via the newsletter. 

3- Internship and Job Opportunities

Carpe Global is Seeking Associate Interns to Start ASAP!

An alumnus (international education specialist) is seeking a few interns to join his team to assist with various things related to the development of a unique new website being developed. The website will spotlight global/international resources and opportunities of interest to people across the U.S. and in other countries. Applicants should have academic and career interests related to other countries, cultures, and global issues. More information can be found here. Please note: this is an unpaid opportunity but students can receive academic credit for this.

CBO has Immediate Hiring Needs for a Financial Modeler

The Congressional Budget Office seeks a financial modeler to develop financial models to estimate the cost of credit and insurance programs, and to forecast financial variables such as stock prices, interest rates, and housing-market variables. Learn more here.

Department of Health and Human Services is Hiring Program Manager

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, in Bethesda, Maryland. The incumbent serves as the Director, EAP and Work Life Program Services. Responsibilities include: Oversees the planning, development, implementation and delivery of EAP/Work Life services, including management consultation, educational outreach and promotion, counseling, child and elder care referral, legal and financial offerings; Supervises account management, business development, staff supervision and training, contract performance, customer relationship management, resource management, operation/policy logistics, information management and quality assurance; Assists in the formulation of strategic plans and related revenue and other business metrics; Provides expert advice and consultation regarding the development of program, policies, and procedures; Evaluates EAP and WorkLife programs and operations to assure that plans are followed to meet objectives, goals, strategic direction, and contract terms; Analyzes and evaluates policies and program operations. Apply here.

GW Project Management Program: Number 8 in North America Innovation and Project Management by Eduniversal Ranking 2018

The GW MSPM Program number landed a number 8 spot in 2018 for Best Masters and MBAs North America, Innovation and Project Management category. Last year, the program ranked #10 in Engineering and Project Management in North America.  Eduniversal MastersRanking included 4000 Best Masters and MBAs in 50 fields of study worldwide. Criteria included: reputation of the programs; Salary/Placement of graduates; and Student satisfaction. Check out the results here!

MSPM in the KNOW: June 26, 2018

Top 3 for 26 June 2018: 

1- MSPM is offering two free registrations to the Summer 2018 PMP Review Course. The course dates are 21-22 & 28-29 July 2018, two consecutive weekends. Review course is valued at $1,195. Attendees should already have a background in project management fundamentals.

The course will serve as a review for experienced project managers preparing for the PMP Certification 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 Thursday, 5 July 2018:

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

2- Summer 2018 Graduate Certificate Completion. If you are currently completing a Graduate Certificate and will be done with all program requirements in Summer 2018 semester, please submit your application for certificate completion by 1 July to aesocrates@gwu.edu. If completing multiple certificates, please complete one application for each program. Form may be downloaded from the registrar’s website:

https://registrar.gwu.edu/sites/g/files/zaxdzs2171/f/downloads/Certificate_Completion.pdf

3-  CACI is seeking Program and Project Management (PM) and support professionals. CACI PMs provide project management leadership, expertise, supervision and direction to accomplish client objectives. PM support staffs assist in the preparation, review and integration of selected milestone review documentation, periodic reports and certifications. They also conduct continual analysis of programs to support organizational planning and make recommendations for improvement and efficiency

At CACI you would become part of a team whose military hiring and development efforts are recognized across the industry. CACI provide veterans with rewarding careers where they can continue their mission and exercise their proven leadership, job skills, discipline, integrity, teamwork, and work ethic.

To apply to any of the jobs listed below, go to this link http://adtrk.tw/iHQTC and type in that job’s associated Job Requisition Number in the Keyword Search box.

Job Requisition Number Job Title Security Clearance Clearance Status
Washington, DC
204790 Paralegal Supervisor DOJ MBI Must be Obtainable
207754 Deputy Division Director DOJ MBI Must be Obtainable
208031 Financial Analyst None Not Applicable
Colorado
207288 CAMMO Modification Project Manager Secret Must be Obtainable
207975 Program Control Analyst Secret Must be Obtainable
Virginia
207709 Project Scheduler Secret Must be Obtainable
208427 Project Manager – Mid level TS/SCI Must Be Current
206684 Training Developer Secret Must be Current
205793 Training Specialist Secret Must be Current
204510 Program Management Analyst Secret Must be Current
207490 Business Financial Manager Secret Must be Current
203801 Field Support Specialist Secret Must Be Current
204874 Project Manager Secret Must Be Current
207709 Project Scheduler Secret Must be Obtainable
203791

203798

203796

Field Support Specialist (IPPS-A) Secret Must Be Current
201823 Construction Project Management Assistant Public Trust Must be Obtainable
207906 Project Manager TS/SCI Must Be Current
Washington
207563 Secretary II Secret Must be Current
Wyoming
203557 Project Manager Secret Must Be Current
Maryland
207100 Certification and Accreditation Specialist TS/SCI Must Be Current
208333 Administrative Professional TS Must Be Current
208291 Program Manager TS Must Be Current
208291 Program Manager TS Must be Current
Texas
207689 Project Manager TS/SCI Must Be Current
Florida
206998 Finance and Management Analyst Secret Must Be Current
207348 Fraud Analyst NACI Must be Obtainable

 

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