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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

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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, July 2, 2015

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Need a Transcript or Certification of Enrollment?
The Office of the Registrar processes all transcript request for current students and alumni, as well as certification letters for enrollment, registration, graduation, and academic standing. Official transcript requests can be submitted online using the Transcripts Express service in GWeb or in person via the Office of the Registrar.
Need a certification? Current students can obtain enrollment certificates through a GWeb link to the National Student Clearing house. Instructions and list of available certification types available online.

• Summer Session II Begins Monday, 6 Jul
The second summer session begins Monday. Students may register online via GWeb through Sunday, 5 Jul, without incurring a financial penalty. Registrations processed Monday, 6 Jul, or later will incur a late registration fee.

Seats are still available in DNSC 6259 Project Portfolio Mgt if you are interested. Register via GWeb. Contact me with any questions, but please note that GW closes today at 2 p.m. EST and will reopen Monday at 9 a.m. EST.

2 Free PMP Prep Course Seats Available, August 2015 in DC
The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the PMIWDC Summer 2015 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 15-16 Aug and 22-23 Aug. Course valued at $995. Interested? Submit the following by 5 Jul:

  • 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

Submit to chapp@gwu.edu by Sunday, 5 Jul.

MSPM: In the Know, April 7, 2015

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PMIEF Scholarships and More
The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) offers over 30 scholarships for graduate students. Review the full list of scholarships online and apply before the May 1, 2015 deadline. Take advantage of this opportunity and apply for all scholarships that you qualify to receive.

Have you won a scholarship for the upcoming academic year? We’d love to hear about it! Please provide your name, the scholarship name, and the source of the funding. We want to congratulate you on earning the award. You also have the option to share the news with us via social media using #GWSBProud.

• RRMC Seeking a Project Manager (Washington, DC)
The Research & Regulatory Management Council (RRMC) is seeking a project manager to provide comprehensive oversight by planning, directing, and coordinating activities to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished for multiple joint venture and task force programs. RRMC designs and develops required health and safety data for raw chemical manufacturers and companies that market end-use products.

The position was shared by a current MSPM student. To apply, email your resume and cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and salary expectations, to Holly Schroeder at hschroeder@cspa.org. More details and a full job description are available on the blog.

GW PMA-Sponsored PMP Prep Course, May 2015
The GW PMA is proud to sponsor a PMP prep course organized by the PMI Washington DC Chapter. The event is open to all GW students interested in pursuing the PMP certification. Event will be held on two consecutive weekends, 2-3 May and 9-10 May. Register now, space is limited!

Event Roundup

MSPM: In the Know, March 24, 2015

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Summer and Fall 2015 Classes
Registration is now open for both the summer and fall 2015 semesters. Review your plans in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me, and register for classes to ensure you earn the seat in the course/section you want/need.

The Blackboard Collaborate schedule for summer 2015 is now available on the blog.
As a reminder, all general elective courses must be approved by your advisor to apply to the degree requirements. Failure to receive approval for your general elective may result in you having to take additional courses. Schedule an advisement session, plan ahead, and never make assumptions. Please also remember that you have both a general elective requirement to fulfill and a DNSC elective requirement. A DNSC elective is one that is offered by the Decision Sciences Department. Consult DegreeMAP to confirm your individual program requirements.

• VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant
The Office of Military and Veteran Student Services and GW Career Services are proud to announce a new initiative aimed to support our VALOR students in their efforts towards professional development. The VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant allows for eligible VALOR students to apply for reimbursement grants towards a number of professional certification exams. 10 exams are included on the list, the PMP being of most relevance to MSPM students. Application period is 1-20 Apr. Visit http://services.military.gwu.edu/valor-professional-credentialing-grant for details.

GW Women in Business Sixth Annual Spring Conference, 28 Mar
The GW Women in Business Association is hosting their sixth annual spring conference on Saturday, 28 Mar. This year’s conference, “Be Bold, Be You,” will feature business leaders from Lucky Group, Donna Karen, Under Armour Women, and Chobani. Purchase tickets before they sell out at gwwibspringconference.org!

VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant

VALOR and the Office of Military Affairs in conjunction with GW Career Services is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at supporting our VALOR students at GW in their efforts towards professional development with the advent of the VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant. Eligible VALOR students may apply for a reimbursement grant to be applied towards a number of professional certification exams. The initial ten eligible exams are listed below and we hope this program will continue to expand in the future. Further information and applications can be found at http://services.military.gwu.edu/scholarships. Applications for tests taken or to be taken between February 2015 and July 2015 may submitted as of April 1 and are due no later than April 20.

o             Accounting (CPA)

o             Marketing (PCM)

o             Project Management (PMP)

o             Human Resources (PCHR)

o             Nursing (RN/NP)

o             Professional Engineer (PE)

o             Law Bar Exam (JD)

o             Paralegal (PCPS)

o             Private Detective and Investigator (PI)

o             Professional Counselor (CPC)

MSPM: In the Know, November 21, 2013

MSPM: In the Know

Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline
Fall 2013 Course Feedback Surveys
SkillPort – Training on PM Software and PMP Exam Prep

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline

Scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the spring 2014 semester. We will award a total of four scholarships, each in the amount of $3,596.25. Full details of each scholarship, the eligibility criteria, and the applications are available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59pm EST December 16, 2013; we will not accept late applications.

Fall 2013 Course Feedback Surveys

As we near the end of the fall 2013 semester, the professors will begin to discuss the feedback surveys. We encourage all students to provide their open and honest feedback in these surveys so that we can improve the curriculum and faculty for the betterment of the program. The surveys are completely anonymous and will have no effect on your final grade in the course. Review the schedule for the survey release so that you may provide your feedback within the 5 day window.

SkillPort – Training on PM Software and PMP Exam Prep

Did you know that GW students have access to a variety of online courses in business management, Microsoft software, and certification prep through SkillPort? Learn more through the Division of IT website and review the catalog of courses available to you. Course topics include:

  • PMP Exam Prep
  • CAPM Exam Prep
  • Microsoft Project
  • Managing Conflict in Project Teams