Congratulations to our 2018 MSPM award winners! Each year, MSPM students are given the chance to vote for the Outstanding MSPM Faculty. Students vote this year went to Dr. Janne Kettunen for the Outstanding MSPM Faculty award.
The MSPM program selects the winners for MSPM Academic Excellence and MSPM Service Excellence from the graduating class. The 2018 results are now available and the winners are as follows:
Master of Science in Project Management Academic Excellence Award – Bakdaulet Turgarayev
Master of Science in Project Management Service Excellence Award:
The award winners will be honored at an invitation-only ceremony on Thursday, May 17, at the Betts Theater and at the GWSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration on Friday, May 18. Congratulations to the winners: Dr. Kettunen, Bakdaulet, Angela, Vugar, Melody and Phebean!
Top 3 for 13 February 2018
1- Summer 2018 Registration opens 1 March. Registration for the 2018 Summer Sessions will open on Thursday, 1 March. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. Summer is the perfect time to fulfill your electives. View list of course offerings via the registrar’s website. Questions about registration? Schedule an appointment with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid.
2- Welcome 2018 GWPMA Board. We welcome the new GWPMA Board for 2018 who will lead the MSPM student body and organize events such as luncheons, volunteer fairs and university talks through Spring 2019. Congratulations to the new members, namely:
- President: Douglas Robertson
- Vice President, Strategic Relations: Ishai Trani
We thank the 2017 Board Members: Angela Knight (President), Phebean Williams (VP Strategic Relations) and Vugar Mammadov (Distance Student Representative, International) for their leadership and service during the last term. Read more.
3- MSPM Student Bob Estes shares first CERES light images. Robert (Bob) Estes, MSPM student and NASA’s Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) Deputy Project Manager, Flight Projects Directorate proudly announced that the CERES is working! Bob shared images of the first light observed by the CERES FM6 instrument on orbit. The CERES instrument was one of the five that launched 18 November 2017 aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1). After reaching the polar orbit, the satellite became NOAA-20. Both CERES and JPSS-1 are perfect examples of applicability of project management discipline in scientific discoveries. Read more.
MSPM is very fortunate to hear success stories such as this one from our student body. If you have anything similar to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top 3 for 31 October 2017:
1- Congratulations MSPM alumni, Lawrence Maina, Rahul Rathod, and current student, Angela Knight for having been selected to participate in the PMP Mega Exam Development Workshop hosted by Project Management Institute (PMI). Workshop will be held on 3-5 November 2017 at Ritz Carlton hotel in Pentagon City, Virginia. Lawrence, Rahul and Angela will join selected volunteers from all over the world. They are tasked to review, edit, and/or write items (questions) that may be used in future PMI credential examinations. Congratulations for being a part of this huge endeavor and we thank you for contributing back to the Project Management profession!
2- Welcome New GWPMA Board Members! The current GWPMA Board under the leadership of Angela Knight received nominations for Board positions and casted their votes last week. Congratulations to Douglas Robertson, GWPMA President elect, and Ishai Trani, Vice President elect. Douglas and Ishai will be working with the current Board effective November 2017 to transition to the next term which begins March 2018. Congratulations and welcome to you both!
3- Events Roundup:
Women in Global Careers Roundtable – 11/1
- Round table discussion with women executives from a range of industries and backgrounds. Tickets are $15, which includes dinner, drinks and the round table discussion. For additional details, click here.
GW Energy Conference – 11/3
- Participants will get to hear from and meet with senior executives from U.S Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute, SIGMA, AES, Rocky Mountain Institute, and T-Mobile. Participants may also submit their resume to be forwarded to industry professionals by 11/2. Register here.
Presidential Management Fellows Program – Deadline 11/1 at 12PM EST
- This is a rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas. Students can apply here. Not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Kaiser Permanente Graduate Internship in Quality & Operations Support
Summer 2018 paid internship, which would be ideal for Healthcare MBA students or MSPM students with an interest in Healthcare. The Quality & Operations Support team is part of the internal consulting and analytical group, supporting over 8500 physicians. Application details can be found here. Not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Top 3 for 10 October 2017
1- Student Holds. A quick reminder to check any holds on your account before Spring 2018 registration opens on 9 November. All holds should show up on your GWeb account. Students should contact Student Accounts Office for any questions related to financial holds (email@example.com | Phone: 202-994-7350). Questions about administrative holds due to missing transcripts, academic integrity training or any other related program requirements should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2- Are you a leader looking to improve your leadership skills? 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. The GWPMA is a student organization with a mission to promote the project management discipline, the MSPM program, and its students while providing professional development and networking activities. The candidate must:
- Be a current MSPM student
- Be able to serve a one-year term on the GWPMA Board of Directors
The GWPMA Board of Directors will finalize board Elections on 23 October 2017.
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)
Registration is free to current students. MSPM has one more spot left to sponsor an alumni. Email email@example.com if interested.
The Power of Communication Webinar, recording now available! Don’t miss your opportunity to view the GWPMA’s pilot webinar, “The Power of Communication” at the link below! This webinar was made possible by Angela Knight (GWPMA President) and Vugar Mammadov (GWPMA International Student Representative). Webinar was held on 29 September and recording is now available for those who missed it.
PLAY RECORDING (1 hr) https://business-gwu.webex.com/business-gwu/lsr.php?RCID=bbcff12dfa2ee0a4465fc1bdc1011c24 Recording password: (This recording does not require a password)
Top 3 for 3 October 2017:
1- Thank you Angela Knight and Vugar Mammadov (GWPMA) for organizing a webinar, The Power of Communication, held on 29 September featuring Alan Zucker, CEO of Project Management Essentials. Event provided opportunity to engage distance learners in the MSPM program and gain practical skills in project communication.
Those who attended the webinar have the opportunity to be entered into the drawing for a chance to win sixth edition of PMBOK Guide released 6 September 2017 and a GWU MSPM t-shirt. Drawing will be held this week and winners will be notified via email!
2- Application for Spring 2018 Short Term Study Away Programs (STAPs) due 29 October. Thinking about studying abroad to fulfill your elective requirement in MSPM? Check out the G&EE website to learn more about STAPs and to access the online application. Short Term Study Away Programs are the best way for graduate students to exercise international mobility while at the GW School of Business. STAP programs are taught by faculty from GW or one of GWSB’s international partner universities. Program offerings are designed to expose graduate students to opportunities for global learning.
3- Free events for students and alumni:
PMI Virtual Student Summit Wednesday, 4 October 2017 |10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (EDT) REGISTER HERE
United Nations 101: Virtual Session Friday, 6 October 2017 | 12-1 PM (EDT) Register via Handshake under Events
PM University Talks Thursday, 12 October 2017 | 5:30-7:30 PM (EDT) Event Location: George Washington University School of Business 2201 G Street NW Duques Room 451 Washington, DC 20052 REGISTER HERE
Already graduated from the MSPM program? We are pleased to offer three free seats to the PM University talks for those who already graduated from the program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Top 3 for 31 January 2017
1- 2017 GWPMA Board. The MSPM Program welcomes new GWPMA Board:
- President: Angela Knight
- Vice President, Communications and Marketing: Lisa Samuel Hamilton
- Vice President, Events: Tara Turner
- Budget Officer/Treasurer: Queeneth Odimegwu
2- Student Resources for success. The MSPM director serves as the academic advisor and staff resource for all MSPM students. Please contact your advisor with any questions regarding the program, degree requirements or any other matters pertaining to your degree. Students are responsible for understanding and complying with University, School, and MSPM Program requirements. Below is a listing of resources to assist in your success at GW:
GWSB Spring 2017 Career Expo | Thursday, 2 February 2017
Women in International Business Roundtable | Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Top 3 for 27 September:
1- AACSB Survey. You all received an email last week asking for your participation in a brief online survey to help us better understand the process you went through when selecting which business school to attend. Please complete the survey by Friday, 30 September. Click this link to begin survey now! The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and all responses are confidential. Your insights and feedback are greatly appreciated.
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. Angela and Moyaid joined our GWPMA President, Krishna Tummala at the symposium and represented the MSPM program. The PM Symposium was a one-day event created for the exchanging and sharing of knowledge of project management practices in higher education.
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! It will be a fun evening with games, exciting prizes, and a chance to learn how you can get engaged with some of the most meaningful projects in the DC area. More information on this link.