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MSPM: In the Know, September 22, 2015

Top 3 for 22 Sep

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, February 4, 2015

Top 3 for 4 Feb

Summer 2015 Registration Opens 2 Mar
Registration for summer 2015 courses opens Monday, 2 Mar, on GWeb. Do you know what classes you are taking this summer? Refresh your memory via DegreeMAP and/or schedule an advisement session with the program director to discuss. Need a reminder the summer semester dates? Review the Academic Calendar.
A reminder of upcoming deadlines for the spring semester, 6 Feb is the last day to add or drop a course without academic penalty using a RTF.
Does your loan package require registration in a minimum number of credits? Educate yourself on the terms of your loan prior to registration. Remember, compliance with the terms of your loan is your responsibility.

• Have You Met Pilar Little at the F. David Fowler Career Center?
Pilar Little is the designated Graduate Career Consultant for MSPM students. Schedule a meeting with her to discuss your resume, job search, upcoming career fairs, to negotiate a job offer, or to answer any questions about the services available to you through the F. David Fowler Career Center. Remember, these services continue once you graduate from the program.

Federal Contracting: An Option for Government Employment
For those interested in federal contracting jobs in the DC metro area, attend the 10 Feb event at the Marvin Center, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lockheed Martin, Leidos, LMI, and AgileX are among the companies represented at the event. RSVP in GWork.

MSPM: In the Know, October 16, 2013

MSPM: In the Know

Spring 2014 Registration Opens 4 Nov
Self-Service Enrollment Certificates
Upcoming Networking, Education, and Social Events

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Spring 2014 Registration Opens 4 Nov

Registration for spring 2014 classes begins Monday, November 4, 2013. Review your degree plan in DegreeMAP (via GWeb) to confirm that you are on track for the spring term. Each student should also schedule an advisement session with me to touch base on your progress in the program and to confirm your plans for the spring. Schedule the session online via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

Self-Service Enrollment Certificates

Current students can obtain enrollment certificates through a GWeb link to the National Student Clearinghouse. Select “Obtain an Enrollment Verification” from the Student Records Information Menu to print your own instant verification.

Letters of Enrollment primarily certify the semesters in which a student is or has been enrolled, the dates of those semesters, and the student’s enrollment status (full-time, etc.).

Upcoming Networking, Education and Social Events

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 8:45am-12pm – Volunteer with YGL at DC Central Kitchen in DC

Friday-Sunday, October 18-20, 2013 – Colonials Weekend in DC

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12-1pm – GWebinar “The Introvert’s Guide to Workplace Happiness and Productivity”

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 11:30am-1pm – PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon at GWSB in DC

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 6-10pm – Graduate Student Networking Social at Alumni House in DC

Welcome to the Spring 2013 Semester!

Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to GW for our new MSPM students!  I hope you all had an opportunity to rest and relax during the holiday break and are ready to begin the spring semester.

Spring 2013 Class Bio Book

Get to know the incoming spring 2013 class via the latest Bio Book.  Interested in learning about current students in the program?  You can view previous Bio Books under the Resources tab at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

Continuous Enrollment in Spring 2013

If you have not registered for courses in the spring term or applied for a Leave of Absence, contact our office immediately to discuss your plans.  Failure to maintain continuous enrollment in the program jeopardizes your admission in the program.  I invite all students to review the University and School of Business policies per the GW Bulletin 2012-2013.

Degree Planning using DegreeMAP

If we have not yet developed a degree plan in DegreeMAP, schedule a meeting with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm so that we may do so.  For those who previously developed a plan with the former program director, yet the data has not been uploaded into DegreeMAP, I ask that you also schedule a meeting to discuss the plan developed.  We have revised the course schedule through 2016 and should revisit your plans to confirm that they are achievable as designed.

When planning your classes for the coming semesters, please be aware of any credit hour/semester requirements based on your fellowships, financial aid packages, student loans, or international student visas.  This is key information to share with your adviser and for you to understand so that you can fulfill your obligations.

Blackboard – Course Capture and Collaborate

Blackboard recently updated their system which seems to have caused a disconnect with the course capture links (recordings of on campus lectures).  The majority of the issues were resolved on Thursday, January 17, however the balance of the course capture links should be corrected by close of business today, Friday, January 18.  As a reminder, the course capture links for each course may be found in the left-hand menu on the course’s Blackboard site.

The Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate Live) schedule is posted to the blog, but will also be reviewed by your professors.  Access to Blackboard Collaborate is found via the Tools icon in Blackboard.


For those eligible to graduate in spring 2013, graduation applications are due by February 1.  Submit to our office for review and approval.  Once you apply for graduation, you will begin to receive information on the commencement ceremonies and all related activities from Graduation Services.

Academic Calendar

GW’s academic calendar may always be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website.  The current calendar is posted through the spring 2015 semester.


Best of luck on the new term!



The purpose of the former MSPM Program Statement was to help students plan their course of study and keep track of the courses they have completed.  Beginning in the fall 2012 semester, the program has implemented use of DegreeMAPDegreeMAP, accessed via the GWeb Information Systems site, is an online advising and degree auditing system which will display the requirements for the student’s program of study and apply the student’s individual academic history to those requirements.  For more information and instructions on how to access DegreeMAP, visit the Office of the Registrar site.