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Alumni Founders Panel, October 29

Alumni Founders Panel | Saturday, 10/29/16 | Marvin Center, Room 310 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm

As part of Alumni Weekend, the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host a panel discussion of successful Alumni Startup Founders to talk about their journey from idea to market. https://entrepreneurship.research.gwu.edu/alumni-founders-panel

Students can register for this and other AW events here: http://connect.gwu.edu/site/Calendar?id=114872&view=Detail

MSPM: In the Know, December 15, 2015

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Spring EAP Academic Skills Workshops
Two one-credit academic skills workshop courses are available in spring 2016. EAP 1016 (CRN 77950) Grammar for Academic Writing is a six-week online course offered 25 Jan-4 Mar. EAP 1016 (CRN 77951) Discussion & Presentation Skills is a six-week campus course offered 7 Mar-15 Apr. Contact eapgwu@gwu.edu to learn more about the courses. Note, the courses do not fulfill the MSPM elective requirements. These courses would be in addition to your MSPM curriculum.

GWSB 2016 Career Expo, 21 Jan
The F. David Fowler Career Center is hosting the GWSB 2016 Career Expo on 21 Jan, 1-3:30 p.m. Register to attend via GWorkSB.com.

GW Alumni Benefits
Curious as to your benefits as GW alumni? Visit alumni.gwu.edu to learn about the course audit program, the travel program, LinkedIn virtual networking, and more.

MSPM: In the Know, December 1, 2015

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Scholarships for Spring 2016, 11 Dec Application Deadline
The program will award five scholarships to current students, each in the amount of $4,000. Details on the application process, the guidelines, and criteria are available on the blog. Applications due on Friday, 11 Dec, by 6 p.m. EST. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Spring 2016 Course Updates
Registration remains open for spring 2016 courses. Register via GWeb immediately to secure a seat in your required courses. Non-MSPM students on the wait list for core courses will be allowed to register December 15. Secure your seat before the seat is given to those on the wait list.

Update on DNSC electives – the campus section of DNSC 6290 Communication Strategies in Project Management, section 13, was cancelled. The DE section will continue to run as scheduled, though.
Textbook information is available through the GW Campus Store website. Search for your course via the website to verify the required textbooks.

GW Tourism Alumni Network Cocktails and Connections, 3 Dec
The GW Tourism Alumni Network invites all graduate students and alumni to their Cocktails and Connections event on Thursday, 3 Dec. The event will take place at Tonic, 2036 G St, NW, from 6-7 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided, register online to attend.

MSPM: In the Know, November 3, 2015

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Attend the GWSB Alumni Roundtables, 9 Nov
Alumni roundtables will be held Monday, 9 Nov, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the City View Room at 1957 E St, NW. Register to attend this event and network with prominent GW alumni. Who knows, you may find your next employer at the event! Event begins with a cocktail reception followed by two roundtable discussions. Attire is business formal, strict dress code is fully enforced. Register to secure a limited number of seats.

Check for Holds that May Prevent Registration
Be sure to remove any holds on your account that may prevent you from register for classes 9 Nov. Did you…

  • Pay your student account balance?
  • Submit you immunization records?
  • Submit official transcripts?
  • Take care of all official administrative business?
To view your holds, log in to GWeb:
  • Click on “Student Record and Registration” folder
  • Next, click on “Student Records Information Menu”
  • Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds”

Spring 2016 Registration Opens 9 Nov
The spring 2016 schedule of classes is now available to help you plan for registration, which opens Monday, 9 Nov. Questions? Schedule an advisement session with Cambria Happ via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

Registration in DNSC 6269 Project Management Application, the capstone, is not available via GWeb. See last week’s edition for instructions on how to register for DNSC 6269.

Two 3 credit hour project management electives scheduled for spring:

  • DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting, on campus and online sections available
  • DNSC 6290 Communication Strategies in Project Management, on campus and online sections available

MSPM: In the Know, October 6, 2015

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1 Nov, Application Deadline for Spring 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs
Apply to one of the Spring 2016 short-term study away programs by 1 Nov. Watch the study away information session online, schedule a meeting with Lisa Brancheau from the G&EE office, and confirm approval of your selected course through your program advisor, Cambria Happ. Destinations include China, Florida, Israel, Denmark, and Mexico.

8 Oct, Info Session for the Global Business Consulting Short-Term Consulting Abroad Program
Interested in solving real-world challenges for global clients? Looking for a unique experience to fulfill a 3 credit hour elective requirement? Learn more about the Global Business Consulting Short-Term Consulting Abroad Program at an info session Thursday, 8 Oct, 6:15-7 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 620. Application deadline is 6 Nov. Contact GW-CIBER to learn more at ciber@gwu.edu.

MSPM Alum Hiring Two Analyst-level Positions
Emma Pincoffs, MSPM ’04 is seeking MSPM students or alumni to fill two analyst-level positions with The Capital Group. The positions will support the Federal Aviation Administration. Apply online via GWorkSB.

The Capital Group Seeking Analysts

Apply via GWorkSB, Job ID 830523. Positions shared by Emma Pincoffs, MSPM ’04.

BUSINESS/FINANCIAL ANALYST

Location: Washington, DC

Position: Full-Time

Job Description: The candidate will work to support various programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The candidate with provide business and finance lifecycle support to include:

· ​​Conducting Cost/Benefit Analyses
· Developing life cycle cost estimate and benefits models
· Performing risk analyses to assess the risks associated with costs, benefits, schedule and technical performance
· Conducting iterative trade-off analyses among cost, schedule, performance, and benefits
· Developing business cases and associated reports
· Providing business management functions such as budgeting, financial analysis and planning and control of funding and allocation
· Providing cost estimating budget planning, programmatic decision-making, and other activities as needed
· Formulating spend plans and providing assistance in the development of obligation plans
· Developing current year and out-year budget forecasts and justification documentation
· Assisting with budget inquiries, program budget and requirements analyses, and impact statements
· Tracking and providing summary reports on funding allocations, obligations, expenditures, funds remaining, and projected shortfalls/surpluses
· Tracking actual contract costs, reviewing invoices, and preparing payment recommendation
· Tracking quarterly spend plans, developing estimates to complete projections, forecasting required funding profiles, and supporting end of year closeouts
· Reconciling financial system payment data with invoice certifications
· Conducting program control and tracking to include Earned Value Management

Qualifications: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in the following fields of study: Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Operations Research, Statistics or a related field of study. Masters degree a plus.

ACQUISITION/PROGRAM MANAGEMENT ANALYST

Location: Washington, DC

​Position:  Full-Time Job Description:  The Candidate will work as part of team that will support various programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The Candidate will provide acquisition strategy and planning and life cycle program/project management support to include:

· Conducting market research, developing market surveys, planning solicitations, responding to vendor inquiries and preparing market analysis reports
​· Conducting alternatives analyses and documenting results
· Supporting the development of Independent Government Cost Estimates and Business Case Analyses
· Supporting the preparation of Screening Information Requests including technical specifications and SOW/PWS/SOOs
· Performing requirements analysis and development of Program Requirements documents
· Providing source selection support including support for the preparation of Source Selection Plans, conducting Source Selection Evaluations, and preparing related Reports
· Providing cost, schedule and technical program support
· Developing and maintaining integrated program schedule
· Conducting program risk analysis including the development of mitigation strategies
· Assisting the government with Contractor oversight including task order preparation and management, and reviewing vendor deliverables
· Developing, monitoring and tracking program metrics
· Other acquisition and program management duties as necessary

Qualifications:  Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in the following fields of study: Business Administration, Communications, Finance, Information Systems/Technology, Humanities, Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, Statistics, Math or a related field of study.  Masters degree a plus.

Special Requirements:  None required.  PMP certification is a plus.

GWSB Career Week 2015

The F. David Fowler Career Center will host the 3rd  Annual  GWSB Career Week September 8 – 11, 2015 for all GWSB students.  The week will be filled with programming involving faculty, alumni and employers aimed at preparing GWSB students to compete effectively in the employment market while networking and connecting with hiring decision makers.  Employers will launch a frenzy of recruiting in late September through mid-November and again in late January through early May and our students must be ready.
 
Career Week programming will include industry and functional panels, one-on-one interviews with executives,alumni round-table sessions for international students, professional head shots, a LinkedIn clinic and an information session with The World Bank.
Review a list of Career Week events and activities. Register to attend the various events through GWorkSB. GWorkSB >> Events >> Workshops. Space is limited and admission is on a first registered basis.

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.