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MSPM: In the Know, February 9, 2016

Top 3 for 9 Feb

Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course, 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar
The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the PMIWDC Winter 2016 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar, two consecutive weekends. Course valued at $995. Submit the following to chapp@gwu.edu by 5 p.m. EST 12 Feb for consideration:
  • Name, GWid, and Contact Info
  • PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
  • 300 Word Statement as to Why You Should Receive Free Registration
Summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs, 28 Feb Application Deadline
Interested in earning general elective credits in Brazil, California, or Sweden this summer? Apply for one of the summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP) by 28 Feb. Learn more by contacting Lisa Brancheau, G&EE Assistant Director, at sbintl@gwu.edu. STAP course must be approved by MSPM director prior to enrollment.

Audition to Speak or Sing at the GWSB Commencement Celebration, Apply by 26 Feb
Students eligible to participate in the May 2016 commencement are invited to audition to either speak or sing at the GWSB Commencement Celebration. Email gradspkr@gwu.edu by 26 Feb to sign up for an audition time. Please be prepared to deliver a 3-5 minute commencement speech or to sing the National Anthem and Alma Mater.

MSPM: In the Know, February 5, 2016

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Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course, 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar
The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the PMIWDC Winter 2016 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 27-28 Feb and 5-6 Mar, two consecutive weekends. Course valued at $995. Submit the following to chapp@gwu.edu by 12 Feb for consideration:
  • Name, GWID, and Contact Info
  • PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
  • 300 Word Statement as to Why you Should Receive a Free Registration

Complete Your GWorkSB Profile
Looking to take full advantage of the resources available to you at GWSB? Complete your profile on GWorkSB to receive the weekly graduate newsletter from the F. David Fowler Career Center. Newsletter includes job listings, events, and workshop details offered through the Career Center. Don’t miss out on these amazing jobs!

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, July 7, 2015

Top 3 for 7 Jul

•Apprenda and USAID are Hiring
The MSPM program was contacted by Apprenda and USAID regarding two available positions. MSPM students and graduates are highly desired for each position.
Apprenda – Project Manager Business Analyst in their New York City office.
Deadline Extended – PMP Prep Course Seats Available
The deadline was extended to 13 Jul to apply for a seat in the upcoming PMIWDC Summer 2015 PMP Prep Course. Submit the following to chapp@gwu.edu by the deadline:
  • Name and contact info
  • Copy of PMP application approval
  • PMI membership number and chapter name
  • 300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration
Class dates are 15-16 Aug and 22-23 Aug.

Virtual Student Foreign Service Program 
The Virtual Student Foreign Service Program is the State Department-run eInternship program for U.S. college and graduate students. eInterns work on projects of global importance throughout the U.S. government on an unpaid basis. Learn more through the following links:

VSFS: http://www.state.gov/vsfs/243849.htm

FAQs: http://www.state.gov/vsfs/c39937.htm

Application deadline is 22 Jul. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Supplemental Edition of MSPM: In the Know, April 2, 2015

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VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant, Applications Now Being Accepted
VALOR and the Office of Military Affairs in conjunction with GW Career Services is proud to announce the VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant. Eligible VALOR students may apply for a reimbursement grant to be used toward a number of professional certification exams, the PMP included. Applications due no later than 20 Apr. Review the program and application details online. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the PMA-organized PMP prep course in May and to earn a grant for the PMP exam fees.

• Free Registration to PMI Global Congress 2015 – EMEA Exhibit Hall, 11-13 May
The MSPM program is pleased to offer one student a free registration to the exhibit hall at the PMI Global Congress 2015 – EMEA in London, United Kingdom this May. If you are interested and able to attend the event 11-13 May, you’ll have full access to the exhibit hall to learn, network, and find solutions to business challenges. Contact mspminfo@gwu.edu if you are interested in the event. Deadline to indicate interest is 9 Apr.

Please note that the free registration is for the exhibit hall only. Registration does not include access to the full conference program. The individual is responsible for all associated costs, including, but not limited to, travel, lodging, meals, etc. If you are interested in attending the full conference, PMI is offering a student rate at  275 euros. Visit the EMEA website for full details.

MSPM: In the Know, December 17, 2014

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Summer 2015 Schedule of Classes
The Office of the Registrar released the Summer 2015 Schedule of Classes this week. Review the course offerings within the MSPM program (via Decision Sciences) and throughout GW. Questions about which class to take? Schedule an advisement session with me.

• PMP Boot Camp, Jan 2015
MSPM students are invited to register for a 4-day PMP boot camp scheduled in January in Washington, DC. Provider is a PMI Registered Education Partner. Cost is $1,399 if booked before 31 Dec. Contact Renee Wilson at renee@pmpbootcamptraining.biz if you are interested in the program.

  • Weekday Boot Camp: 26-29 Jan
  • Weekend Boot Camp: 24-25 Jan and 31 Jan-1 Feb

2015-16 Academic Calendar
The 2015-16 Academic Calendar was released last week. This calendar covers the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. Note the beginning and end dates of each semester, the holidays, and commencement weekend.

MSPM: In the Know, May 21, 2014

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Summer Registration, Drops, and Refunds
PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships, 1 Jun Deadline
Looking for a PMP Prep Course this Summer?

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer Registration, Drops, and Refunds

The summer semester began on Monday, 19 May. If you are interested in registering for a summer session I class, you are able to do so via GWeb through Monday, 26 May. A late registration fee will apply. Monday, 26 May is also the last day to drop a class via any means (GWeb or RTF).

Friday, 13 Jun, is the last day to withdraw from a summer session I class with a grade of ‘W’ using a Registration Transaction Form. Please note that refund policy for summer classes. Courses dropped BEFORE the first day of summer session classes will have 100% of tuition charges canceled. Courses dropped within the first 7 calendar days of a session will have 85% of tuition and fees refunded. No refund will be made for courses dropped thereafter.

PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships, 1 Jun Deadline

A majority of the scholarships available from the PMI Educational Foundation are due on 1 Jun. Review their website and begin your application today! I would love to beat the number of scholarships GW MSPM students earned from PMI in 2013.

Looking for a PMP Prep Course this Summer?

For those who are taking the summer off from school, have you thought about pursuing your PMP certification? Listed below are a variety of PMP prep courses offered during the summer months.

ESI International, PMP Exam Power Prep

ESI International, PMP Exam Preparation

PMI Washington DC Chapter, PMP Prep Courses

PMI Chicagoland Chapter, Webex/Online PMP Exam Preparation Courses

PMI Hampton Roads Chapter, May 2014 PMP Prep Class