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MSPM: In the Know, February 23, 2016

Top 3 for 23 Feb

Vote for the 2016 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Member

Which professor stands out for their contributions to your graduate education in project management? Vote today to recognize the MSPM faculty member who exemplifies the following qualities:
– Intellectually demanding and rigorous
– Deeply committed to teaching and students
– Communication with students and relaying of course content
– Has positive and lasting impact on students
Summer 2016 STAP Application Deadline on 28 Feb
Sunday, 28 Feb, is the deadline to apply for one of the summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP). Remember, the course must first be approved by your advisor, Cambria Happ. To learn more about the STAP programs, contact Lisa Brancheau, G&EE Assistant Director, at sbintl@gwu.edu.

Student Responsibilities: Holds
Students are responsible for reviewing their record in GWeb to ensure they do not have any holds on their record that will prevent registration. Holds can prevent you from registering, adding or dropping classes, receiving transcripts, obtaining grades, or graduating. Holds are placed on student accounts for various reasons, such as money due to GW, the need to meet with your advisor, placement on probation, or unmet immunization requirements. Learn more about holds on the Office of the Registrar site.

MSPM: In the Know, May 5, 2015

2015 MSPM Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to our 2015 award winners! Outstanding GWSB faculty and graduating students are honored each year at the GWSB Awards Ceremony. The award winners for 2015 are as follows:

Outstanding Master of Science in Project Management Faculty Award – Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi

Master of Science in Project Management Service Excellence Award – Angelia Bowman

Master of Science in Project Management Academic Excellence Award – Christine Wacaster

The award winners will be honored at an invitation-only ceremony on Thursday, May 14, and at the GWSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration on Friday, May 15. Congratulations Dr. Khamooshi, Angelia, and Chris!

PMIWDC & GW PMA Networking Event, May 13

Register to attend the PMIWDC and GW PMA Networking Event planned for next week at GWSB. Event will be held in Duques Hall, room 453 on May 13 from 6-8 pm. Anyone interested in project management is welcome! Share with your colleagues, friends, classmates, etc.

Seeking Graduate Ambassadors 2015-2016

Apply to serve as a Graduate Ambassador in 2015-2016 by June 1, 2015. Graduate Ambassadors are a group of current graduate students who serve as representatives of the GW graduate student experience. They plan events for current students and answer questions for prospective students.

MSPM: In the Know, February 24, 2015

Top 3 for 24 Feb

GW VALOR Travel Award
Through the generosity of GW Trustee Mark Shenkman an award focused on travel funds is now available. The funding allows eligible military and veteran students in online degree programs to visit campus to connect and interact with industry professionals and employers at specific events. Review the application requirements and instructions to apply. Details available online.

• IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change, 25 Feb
The MSPM program will host the PMIWDC Chapter’s monthly brown bag on Wednesday, 25 Feb. Beth Ward from the Office of the CIO at the FAA will speak on “IT Management: How Evolving Technology is Driving Change.” Event is 12-1 p.m. in Duques 453. Event is free, registration requested.

Business Gives Back Gala, 28 Mar
Business Gives Back is a student-led initiative that celebrations GWSB’s past, present, and future commitment to promoting responsible corporate citizenship by fostering partnerships between business, alumni, students, and their communities. The annual gala, scheduled for 28 Mar, recognizes student-led initiatives and alumni that are giving back to their communities. Purchase tickets online at go.gwu.edu/bgb2015 before 4 Mar for $40 each.

GW VALOR Travel Award for Online Students

Through the generosity of GW Trustee Mark Shenkman and to further support GW VALOR Online students, an award focused on travel funds has been established to bring eligible military and veteran students participating in online GW degree programs to campus to connect and interact with industry professionals and employers at specific events. An additional benefit of this campus visit will be the opportunity for students to meet with a career coach, faculty, GW VALOR staff, and tour the main GW campus.
This application form includes the following sections:
+ Background Information
+ Career Management and Job Search Goals
+ Proposed Budget
+ Please submit your Resume or Curriculum Vitae and Unofficial GW transcript, in a separate correspondence, to vetjobs@gwu.edu for your application to be considered complete. Click the link below to go to the online application.

The J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Public Service

MSPM students are encouraged to apply for the J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Public Service.

Applicants satisfying the following criteria will be considered:

  • undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited US college or university (including students who would be utilizing funds immediately after graduation);
  • seeking support for an internship or project in public service — domestic or international;
  • demonstrated commitment to public service — past, present and/or future;
  • financial need will be taken into consideration.

To apply, you must submit the following materials to info@jwsaxefund.org in order to be eligible for consideration:

  • a resume;
  • an essay of no more than 1,000 words which describes the proposed internship or project, how this experience will help you reach your goals, and why funding is necessary and how it will be utilized;
  • two letters of reference, one from a faculty member and one from someone who can attest to your commitment to public service.  (Letters should be emailed directly to info@jwsaxefund.org and should include the applicant’s name in the subject line.)

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Applications are accepted and funding is distributed on a rolling basis.  Students seeking funding for the summer should apply no later than April 1.

MSPM: In the Know, April 23, 2014

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Congratulations to the 2014 MSPM Award Recipients
MSPM Student-Alumni Networking Reception, 13 May
Register for Summer 2014 Classes to Ensure a Seat

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Congratulations to the 2014 MSPM Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 MSPM program awards:

Outstanding Master of Science in Project Management Faculty Award – Dr. Julia Keleher

Master of Science in Project Management Service Excellence Award – Anna Matsiras

Master of Science in Project Management Academic Excellence Award – Kimberly McGraw, William Davis, Michael Ortiz, and Lucio Provenzani

The award winners will be honored at an invitation-only event on Thursday, 15 May.

MSPM Student-Alumni Networking Reception, 13 May

The GW MS in Project Management Alumni Network invites alumni, graduate students and faculty to connect at their spring networking event on Tuesday, 13 May, 6-8pm in Duques Hall, 6th floor. The event is an excellent opportunity for current MSPM students, new graduates, faculty and alumni in project management to network and share their experiences at GW. Hors d’ouevres, beer and wine will be served. The event is free to attend, but registration is requested. Register today!

Register for Summer 2014 Classes to Ensure a Seat

If you have not yet registered for summer 2014 classes, do so immediately! We will begin releasing seats to students on our wait list in the next week. To ensure that you complete all required courses in the proper order, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. The summer semester begins the week of 19 May. Do not miss out on a required course!

MSPM: In the Know, April 2, 2014

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Vote for the 2014 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award
Summer 2014 Registration – Distance Sections Almost Full
National Fellowship Databases

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Vote for the 2014 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award

Submit your vote before 12pm EDT on Friday, April 4, for the 2014 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award. This is your opportunity to recognize your favorite professor for their contributions and dedication to MSPM students and the program.

Summer 2014 Registration – Distance Sections Almost Full

The distance sections of our summer course offerings are almost full. If your plan in DegreeMAP included attendance in the summer semester and you are limited to only distance courses, register immediately to claim your seat. If you are in the DC metro area and are able to attend the on campus sections, register accordingly.

If you have a financial hold on your account, you must resolve the outstanding balance with GW before you are able to register. The MSPM program office is not authorized to remove or bypass financial holds. If, however, you have an academic hold on your account, schedule an advisement session with me to discuss.

National Fellowship Databases

GW’s Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships provides access to national fellowship databases. MSPM students are encouraged to utilize databases, such as Grant Forward and Pivot, to seek out funding for your graduate education. Many scholarships and fellowships are not issued annually because students simply do not apply.

Need help with your scholarship or fellowship application essay? Book an appointment with the GW Writing Center to present the best you in your application essay.

MSPM: In the Know, October 2, 2013

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Winter 2014 Short-Term Study Abroad Program Deadline, 4 Oct
Teaching Award Nominations, The Teaching & Learning Collaborative
GW PMA Speaker Series, Jeff Toppall, 10 Oct 

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Winter 2014 Short-Term Study Abroad Program Deadline, 4 Oct

Interested in studying abroad during the winter 2014 break? The GW School of Business is offering several courses, one of which may be of particular interest to MSPM students. Professor Lisa Delpy Neirotti is leading a group to Sochi, Russia, host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, February 7-17, 2014. The course will also include 3 on campus sessions in December and January. TSTD 6282 Russia: Behind the Scenes at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games will study how such a major event is organized. As you all are aware, project management is essential to such an event.

The study abroad programs offer a unique opportunity to complete the general elective requirements for the MSPM program. Short-term study abroad program courses must be approved by the MSPM director prior to enrollment. Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss in further detail. October 4 is the deadline to apply for the program. The Global & Experiential Education office is also available to answer questions as the program is administered through their office. Feel free to contact them at 202-994-1212 or sbintl@gwu.edu.

Teaching Award Nominations, The Teaching & Learning Collaborative

Is there a professor or GTA that has made a lasting impact on you as a student? If so, the Teaching & Learning Collaborate is accepting nominations for the Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence, the Bender Teaching Award, and the Philip J. Amsterdam Graduate Teaching Award. Nominations for all awards must be submitted via the TLC website between October 4 and November 29. Supporting materials for nominated faculty and GTAs should then be submitted to the TLC by January 17.

GW PMA Speaker Series, Jeff Toppall, 10 Oct

The GW Project Management Association (PMA) Speaker Series features project management experts and practitioners who share lessons learned from their successes and failures. The GW PMA is proud to host Jeff Toppall, PMP who will present on how critical project management skills can be learned and applied outside of your professional work environment. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 10, 5:45-6:45pm, and will be held in Duques Hall room 453. Register in advance to attend, attendance is free and open to the GW community.