Tag Archives: 2014

Brailsford & Dunlavey, On Campus Recruitment, October 27, 2014

Representatives from Brailsford & Dunlavey will be on campus Monday, October 27, 5-8 p.m., to recruit from GW School of Business. Brailsford & Dunlavey is a program management firm with comprehensive in-house facility planning capabilities. Shilpa Khatri, LEED AP, PMP, an MSPM alum, serves as a project manager with the firm. Meet her and others to learn how you may fit into their firm, which boasts offices in 9 cities across the United States. Brailsford & Dunlavey was named one of DC’s “50 Great Places to Work” and a “Top Workplace.”

See Brailsford & Dunlavey Flyer 20141027 for details.

MSPM: In the Know, October 8, 2014

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Last Day to Withdraw, 17 Oct
The last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of ‘W’ is Friday, 17 Oct. Students must submit a Registration Transaction Form to process the request. Refer to the Withdrawals & Refunds page on the Office of the Registrar site regarding the refund schedule.

Semper Start-up Day, 15 Oct
Semper Start-up Day is an educational and peer networking event created to inspire, encourage, and support veteran entrepreneurs across the country. On Wednesday, 15 Oct, GW will host a day-long event which features TedX style presentations, workshops on angel investors, and mentorship networking. GW students and veterans receive a 100% discount with codes: GWSTUDENT & GWVETS. Register online today! 

GW Annual Faculty Awards, 24 Nov
Each year the university honors faculty with a series of awards to commemorate excellence in teaching, research and service at GW. Interested in nominating a member of the MSPM faculty for an award? Nominations for all faculty awards are due by 24 Nov. All nominations must be submitted through the UTLC website.

MSPM: In the Know, September 24, 2014

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Free Registration to PMI Global Congress 2014-North America
Fall Graduation Application Deadline, 1 Oct
Upcoming Events

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Free Registration to PMI Global Congress 2014-North America

The MSPM program is offering one free registration to an MSPM student who is interested in attending the PMI Global Congress 2014-North America in Phoenix, AZ 26-28 Oct. The event provides attendees the opportunity to gain fresh ideas, learn new skills, advance their careers, and build a professional network. Contact Cambria Happ, program director, for details at chapp@gwu.edu. Offer is restricted to registration for the event, a $1,750 value. Travel, lodging, meals, and all other associated expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

Student registration rates are available for the event. Copy of your student ID and proof of enrollment is required. Visit http://congresses.pmi.org/NorthAmerica2014/Registration/ to learn more.

Fall Graduation Application Deadline, 1 Oct

All degree-seeking students who will complete their degree requirements in the fall 2014 semester must apply for graduation via the online graduation application in GWeb by 1 Oct. Students who miss the published deadline must use the late paper application and will be assess a $35 late application fee.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 25 Sep: Short-term Global & Experiential Information Session: 6-7 pm in Washington, DC

Friday, 26 Sep: What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment: 12 pm in Washington, DC

Friday, 26 Sep: PMI Washington DC Chapter PM Symposium: 8 am-5 pm in Washington, DC

Wednesday, 8 Oct: Women’s MBA Association and GW CIBER Professional Women’s Roundtable Dinner: 5:45-9:30 pm in Washington, DC

Wednesday, 22 Oct: PMI WDC Chapter Washington Circle Luncheon: 12-1 pm in Washington, DC

Thursday, 6 Nov: PMI Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande Chapters 2nd Annual NM International Project Management Day 2014: 7:30 am-5 pm in Albuquerque, NM

Friday, 7 Nov: PMI Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande Chapters Half-day Risk Management Training: 7:30 am-12 pm in Albuquerque, NM

MSPM: In the Know, September 17, 2014

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Last Day to Add Class for Fall 2014, 19 Sep
HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Deadline, 10 Oct
GWebinar: Current Trends & Opps in Government Contracting, 1 Oct

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Last Day to Add Class for Fall 2014, 19 Sep

Friday, 19 Sep, is the last day to add a course using a Registration Transaction Form (RTF). Students who are not registered for a Fall 2014 class by this date, or who have not been granted a Leave of Absence, are in violation of the continuous enrollment policy. Students in violation of the continuous enrollment policy must apply for readmission and, if granted, be subject to the requirements and regulations then in force. Contact me immediately if you find yourself in this situation.

HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Deadline, 10 Oct

The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry. Twelve scholarships will be awarded this year. Deadline to apply is Friday, 10 Oct. Winners will be notified by January 2015.

GWebinar: Current Trends & Opps in Government Contracting, 1 Oct

Learn about the current issues and opportunities in Federal Government Contracting. This online event scheduled for Wednesday, 1 Oct, 12-1 p.m. EDT. Webinar limited to 300 participants, register now to secure a space. Presenters Neal J. Couture and Jennifer Schaus will discuss trends facing contractors, pricing, and opportunities for small businesses.

MSPM: In the Know, August 27, 2014

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Career Week 2014
Alumni Weekend 2014
Last Day to Add/Drop via GWeb

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Career Week 2014

Presented by the F. David Fowler Career Center, Career Week 2014 is scheduled for 8-12 Sep. Events during the week include professional head shots, panel discussions, aptitude tests, and more. The schedule of events is available online with registration through GWorkSB.

Alumni Weekend 2014

Every year during Alumni Weekend, campus comes alive as thousands of alumni, friends and families return to GW. During the four days of activities, 18-21 Sep, all Colonials and their families are invited to choose from 60+ events. Students are invited to participate. Review the schedule of events and register online.

Last Day to Add/Drop via GWeb

Sunday, 7 Sep, is the last day to add or drop classes via GWeb. Refer to the refund schedule for dropped courses and possible refunds. As a reminder, you must be registered for a class every fall and spring semester or apply to take a Leave of Absence to maintain continuous enrollment at GW. Failure to do so puts your enrollment into jeopardy.

MSPM: In the Know, August 20, 2014

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Courses Not Available in Blackboard?
GW Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony 2014
Software and Textbooks

Dear MSPM students,

Welcome back! And a special welcome to our almost 40 new students beginning this fall! I encourage everyone to reacquaint themselves with their classmates, professors, and the academic technology for the program. A plethora of resources and information are available via my.gwu.edu, the Office of the Registrar website, and through the MSPM blog.

The fall semester begins on Monday, 25 Aug. Late registration fees will apply beginning on Monday. Courses dropped after Sunday, 24 Aug, are subject to the withdrawal and refund schedule.

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Course Not Available in Blackboard?

Curious as to why your courses may not yet appear in Blackboard even though you confirmed your registration in GWeb Info Systems? Chances are the professor has not yet activated the course in Blackboard. Rest assured that your course will be activated by the first day of class. For example, the first on-campus lecture for DNSC 6202 Statistics for Managers is on Tuesday, 26 Aug. Prof Khamooshi may not activate the course in Blackboard until that day.

The professors will provide details on the Blackboard Collaborate schedule in their syllabus. The schedule is also available on our blog. The Collaborate sessions are oriented for the online students, not the on-campus students.

GW Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony 2014

All newly admitted graduate students at GW are invited to the university-wide Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony, Graduate Student Services Fair, and Graduate Student Welcome Reception. Events will take place tomorrow, 21 Aug, 2:30-7 pm on the Foggy Bottom campus.

Software and Textbooks

Visit DreamSpark to download key Microsoft software in preparation for the fall semester. As a reminder, Microsoft does not offer a Mac version of Project. VM Fusion is available for Mac users to simulate a Windows environment, however access to or usage of a PC is advised for MSPM students. Instructions on downloading software from DreamSpark and/or VM Fusion is available on the blog. If you are accessing DreamSpark for the first time, you will need to register using your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address. If you run into issues, contact Sami Nagi at sami@gwu.edu.

For those interested in purchasing other software packages at an educational discount, visit JourneyEd. Additional software downloads are available from the GW Division of IT and also through the Virtual Computer Lab.

If you have not yet ordered your textbooks, do so immediately. We would love to get your feedback on the usage of ebooks in the program. Does anyone have experience using ebooks for the MSPM courses? Would you be willing to share you feedback via LinkedIn? Visit the George Washington University MSPM Student and Alumni Networking Group on LinkedIn to join the discussion.

MSPM: In the Know, August 6, 2014

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MSPM Orientation Student & Alumni Reception, 15 Aug
Religious Observances and Holidays
Blackboard Access and Blackboard Collaborate Schedule

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

MSPM Orientation Student & Alumni Reception, 15 Aug

All current MSPM students are invited to attend the 15 Aug reception hosted by the GW MS in Project Management Alumni Network. This will be a great opportunity to welcome the incoming class of MSPM students and to connect with MSPM alumni.

Hors d’ouevres, beer and wine will be served. Registration is requested, however the event is free of charge. Event will take place in Duques Hall, 6th floor, from 6:30 to 8 pm next Friday.

Religious Observances and Holidays

GW’s policy regarding accommodations for religious holidays may be found on the Office of the Provost website. This is a reminder that students must notify faculty during the first week of the semester of their intention to be absent from class on their day(s) of religious observance. The fall semester begins 25 Aug.

Blackboard Access and Blackboard Collaborate Schedule

The faculty will make their classes available on Blackboard no later than the first day of the class. Some may actually open the Blackboard site before the start of the semester. Please remember to use the GWeb Info Systems site to confirm your course registrations for the fall, this is the official site to do so.

The Blackboard Collaborate schedule has been posted to the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org for the distance/online classes. Your professor will also confirm the schedule in the course syllabus and in the first lecture. Contact your professor for any questions regarding the scheduled Blackboard Collaborate sessions.