It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new Director for the GWSB Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program. As a recent MSPM program alumna, I have a strong interest in seeing the MSPM program continue to grow and prosper. Throughout my time as a student, I have grown very familiar with the program, including its faculty, staff and students. There is no greater honor than to have the opportunity to work with students like you, whom I regard with so much admiration for the unique experiences you bring to the program.
As your adviser, I wish to instill in you, an outlook in life that builds on the strength within yourself to conquer the journey to success. While I am fortunate to have met many of you at the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 orientations, I intend to meet
with you individually between now and August 2016 to map out a plan for your future semesters and to hear your feedback so we may continue to improve your experience with the program. My ultimate goal is to see you succeed and give you the best learning experience possible. For the graduating class, I will meet with you as a group for a feedback session in May. I am dedicated to connecting with current students and alumni so we may continue to attract exceptional students. My duties as Director will continue the work of my predecessor, Cambria Happ who has done a remarkable job running the program.
The MSPM program attracts high-caliber students from a wide variety of careers, background, cultures, and geographies. It’s been my experience that the program’s diversity is one of its strongest assets. My own professional background started in the Philippines where I worked on international development projects with USAID and the World Wildlife Fund. Since moving to the United States in 2004, I have taken on a series of increasingly advanced roles in academic administration at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the George Washington University. I look forward to sharing my 15 years of local and international experience to advise the MSPM students and work with faculty towards continued success in the fast-paced and ever evolving field of project management.
•Summer 2015: Core and Elective Courses
The MSPM program is offering 3 core courses this summer: DNSC 6258, DNSC 6259, and DNSC 6262. Online sections for DNSC 6258 and DNSC 6259 have fewer than 18 seats remaining. Register ASAP to ensure a seat in your planned courses.
We have several DNSC electives available for on campus students and we just confirmed 2 online electives. Full details on the blog.
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•Sponsorships Available for the Megaprojects Workshop, 4-5 Jun
Sponsorships now available for the Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice, 3rd International Workshop on 4-5 Jun. The event focuses on a variety of topics surrounding megaprojects and features speakers from academia, industry, and government. Three sponsorship levels available, including opportunities to present at the workshop. The latest agenda and program information is listed online. Is your company interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Cambria Happ at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
For those planning to graduate in the spring 2014 semester, you must submit your graduation application to my office no later than 1 Feb 2014. Applications received after this date will be assessed a $35 late processing fee. This form is where you will also denote your plans to attend the GWSB and University commencement ceremonies.
Applications are now being accepted for the Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship program. Women in Defense encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. The amount of the award varies; the five scholarships in 2013 totaled over $50,000. Visit http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/Pages/default.aspx to learn more.
Register today to attend an upcoming workshop offered by the F. David Fowler Career Center. Workshop topics are oriented to GWSB graduate students and will focus on resume writing, cover letters, and networking skills. Contact the Center directly to discuss options to attend remotely.