Tag Archives: 2015

MSPM: In the Know, September 29, 2015

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GWSB Career Fair, 30 Sep
Tomorrow is the GWSB Career Fair hosted by the F. David Fowler Career Center and sponsored by Macy’s, Aon, and Deloitte. Registration required via GWorkSB >> Events >> Career Fairs. Event takes place in Duques Hall from 12:30-4 p.m. Employers represented at the fair include M Powered Strategies, Kimpton Hotels, Under Armour, Raytheon, and the Sanofi Group. A full list of employers is available online.
M Powered Strategies is hiring graduate students in their Government Consulting Internship Program. Interns would work for 10-15 hours per week for either one or two semesters in a paid position. Apply online via http://goo.gl/forms/uYNKLtQwMU.

Free Seat in PMP Prep Course, Apply by 30 Sep
We have one free registration to the PMIWDC Fall 2015 PMP Prep Course scheduled for 10-11 Oct and 17-18 Oct. Course valued at $995. Submit the following to chapp@gwu.edu by 30 Sep for consideration:

  • Name and contact info
  • Copy of PMP application approval, if available
  • PMI membership number and PMI chapter name
  • 300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration

GW October Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Conference, 15-16 Oct
Complimentary registration for GWSB faculty and students. Register via http://www.gwoct15.eventbrite.com. The conference brings together delegates interested in the emergence, survival, growth or impact of new or entrepreneurial firms. Full conference agenda available at gwoctober.com/program.

MSPM: In the Know, September 22, 2015

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Free Seat in PMP Prep Course, 10-11 Oct and 17-18 Oct
The program is pleased to offer one free registration to the PMIWDC Fall 2015 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 10-11 Oct and 17-18 Oct (two consecutive weekends). Course valued at $995. Submit the following to chapp@gwu.edu by 30 Sep for consideration:
  • Name and contact info
  • Copy of PMP application approval
  • PMI membership number and PMI chapter name
  • 300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration

Meet Pilar Little, Graduate Career Consultant
Pilar Little is the MSPM-designated graduate career consultant at the F. David Fowler Career Center. Schedule a meeting with her, either in-person or via phone or Skype, to discuss your career goals, revise your resume, and to develop a plan to achieve your goals. She offers walk-in hours and scheduled appointments. Contact the career center at 202-994-6704 to schedule a meeting.

Spring 2016 Registration Opens 9 Nov
Registration for spring 2016 classes begins Monday, 9 Nov. Schedule an advisement session with me in October to review your plan in DegreeMAP and to confirm your course selections. Take action now to plan your course schedule to ensure you follow the prescribed sequence of courses. Remember, not every course is offered every semester and only elective courses will be offered in summer 2016.

MSPM: In the Know, August 21, 2015

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Need to Check your Fall Class Schedule?
To confirm you fall schedule, log into GWeb and confirm your courses and class schedule via the Student Records & Registration Menu. This site provides your official registration details. Blackboard is not the site you should use to confirm this information. Most professors will not make the courses available on Blackboard until the first week of the semester, which begins August 31.

GW New Venture Competition, Kickoff Meeting 10 Sep
Participate in the fifth largest collegiate business plan competition in the country. The competition provides a real-world, experiential learning opportunity in entrepreneurship. Winners of the competition can actually launch and operate their ventures while maintaining complete control of their business through the issuance of non-dilutive cash grants. Attend the kick off on Thursday, 10 Sep. Visit newventure.gwu.edu for details.

Ernst & Young Information Session, 17 Sep
EY is hosting an event specifically for MSPM students and alumni on Thursday, 17 Sep. Register to attend the session via GWork. During the session, the EY team will provide an overview of the firm’s Performance Improvement – Program Management practice area as well as a workshop on “how-to” respond to a consulting case interview. The team will be collecting resumes through GWorkSB and in-person at the event.

GWork Job ID Number: 826069

Job Title: OCR: Advisory Services Senior Performance Improvement – Program Management

For online students or alumni unable to attend the event in-person, we welcome you to email your resumes to MSPM alumna, Anna Matsiras, at anna.matsiras@ey.com.

Global Leadership Lab for International Emerging Leaders in Development and Nonprofit Sector

Atlas Corps Scholars’ Global Leadership Labs

Deadline for application: August 14

YNPNdc and Atlas Corps are excited to offer scholarships and registration discounts to YNPNdc members for the Global Leadership Lab.

A four-day leadership development program held three times a year, the Global Leadership Lab is tailored to international emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector. This program teaches new skills and hones existing skills to create a strong foundation for effective leadership. A variety of comprehensive topics and renowned guest speakers will educate and motivate emerging leaders to reach their full potential and become compelling forces for social change.

Why should you apply?

  • Access to network of Global Changemakers with a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise.
  • Access to cutting edge non-profit management curriculum custom-made for development professionals by Atlas Corps & Deloitte consulting.
  • Access to other learning opportunities either through long distance learning or webinars.
  • Invitation to take ownership and help improve the Scholars Program based on your experience.
  • A certificate of completion will be issued to the scholars after completion of the four-day training modules.

Dates, Pricing, Workshop Details, and How to Apply

Scholars participate in 4-day immersions side-by-side with Atlas Corps Fellows from over 70 countries. Past speakers have included Brian Gallagher, CEO of United Way, Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, and Carrie Radelet, Director of the Peace Corps. Topics include:

  • Leadership & Social Entrepreneurship (September 21-24, 2015)
  • Project and Financial Management (January 25-28, 2016)
  • Marketing and Communications (May 23-26, 2016)

The tuition for each training is normally $900 for one immersion (four full days) or $2,400 for three immersions (12 full days). However, YNPN members will receive a 33% discount and can attend one four-day immersion for only $600 and all three immersions (12 days) for only $1,600.

Additionally, the first two members to apply will be eligible for 50% scholarships!

Applications for the September Immersion are due August 14. For more information email Harriet Kezaabu at training@atlascorps.org, or take a look at the program’s flyer.

MSPM: In the Know, August 11, 2015

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Savantage Solutions is Hiring
Savantage Solutions is currently seeking a Program Manager for a position in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Individual must hold a PMP certification. The job is posted to GWorkSB as #826227, apply online through GWorkSB for the position. An MSPM alum works at Savantage Solutions and is eager to hire a current student or fellow alum.

Join the GW PMA at Circle Bistro, 28 Aug
All current students are invited to attend a welcome reception for the incoming MSPM students on Friday, 28 Aug. The GW PMA is hosting the event at Circle Bistro from 6-7:30 p.m. Circle Bistro is located at 1 Washington Circle, NW, must 3 blocks from GWSB. Register to attend this exciting event. Please note, each MSPM student may bring one adult guest to the event, register accordingly.

Save the Date for EY, 17 Sep
EY will be on campus Thursday, 17 Sep, to recruit project and program managers. They are targeting the MSPM students specifically. Register to attend the event through GWorkSB > Events. This is a unique recruitment opportunity for MSPM students, please take advantage of EY’s presence. International students are encouraged to attend and submit their resume.

MSPM: In the Know, August 4, 2015

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Scholarship Deadline on Friday, 7 Aug
The program will award five $4,000 scholarships to current MSPM students. Deadline is Friday, 7 Aug, at 6 p.m. EDT. Scholarship application and full details available on the blog. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Fall Classes Not Appearing on Blackboard?
Are your fall classes not yet appearing on Blackboard? In most cases, they should not yet appear on Blackboard. Most professors will not open the class materials on Blackboard until the first week of the semester, which begins 31 Aug.

As a reminder, Blackboard is NOT where you should confirm your course registrations. Course registrations should always be confirmed in GWeb.

GW DIT PPMO Project Management Symposium, 21 Sep
Attend the GW DIT Project and Portfolio Management Office Project Management Symposium on Monday, 21 Sep. Registration fee is $60 for GW students. Several members of the MSPM faculty are scheduled to present, including Prof Kwak, Prof Ghosh, and Prof Cioffi. Event is open to all and PDUs will be awarded.

MSPM: In the Know, July 28, 2015

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Vexterra Group is Hiring a Technical Project Manager, Dallas, TX
Current MSPM student Gloria Hamilton is hiring a Technical Project Manager to work in the Dallas, TX area. She is eager to hire either a current student or an alum of the program. Position responsible for delivering a technical solution for secondary technology operations site and for interfacing with PMO and business/technical partners. Review the full job description and apply online through indeed.com.

The Gerontological Society of America is Hiring a Program Manager, Washington, DC 
Recent MSPM alum Angelia Bowman is hiring a Program Manager for the Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative in Washington, DC. She too is eager to hire from the MSPM student body or alumni. Position requires 5-7 years of PM experience and is ideal for those with grant management, public relations, public policy, and/or event management experience and interests. Review the full job description and apply online for the position.

Fall 2015 Blackboard Collaborate Schedule Now Available
The Fall 2015 Blackboard Collaborate schedule is available on the blog. These live sessions are designed for the online/distance students to engage with their professors on a weekly basis, investigating the week’s lecture in more detail and asking any questions of the professor regarding the material or assignments.