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MSPM: In the Know, January 12, 2016

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Get to Know the Spring 2016 Incoming Class
The bio book for the incoming spring 2016 class is available on the blog (password: gwmspm). The incoming class participated in orientation on campus on Friday, 8 Jan. Visit the GW PMA Facebook page for pictures from the bridge game.

DreamSpark
All MSPM students, including the new spring 2016 students, have access to DreamSpark. DreamSpark provides free downloads of Microsoft software, including Project. Instructions on downloading software from DreamSpark are available on the blog (password: gwmspm). If you are accessing DreamSpark for the first time, you will need to register/create an account using your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address.

Students may also download VM Fusion, helpful if using a Mac. VM Fusion simulates a Windows environment on Macs.

Add/Drop Deadlines
Looking add or drop a course? Be aware of the various add/drop deadlines. The Office of the Registrar provides all deadlines to be aware of as they relate to registration. 24 Jan is the last day to add a course on GWeb. 7 Feb is the last day to drop a course on GWeb. Be aware of the refund schedule, as well.

MSPM: In the Know, September 3, 2015

Top 3 for 3 Sep

DreamSpark and Microsoft Project
The GWSB IT team is working to ensure MSPM students have access to DreamSpark and are able to download Microsoft Project. Once all accounts have been either created or renewed an update will be sent to all. For those enrolled in DNSC 6261 and DNSC 6262, Prof Jain is aware of the situation. An alternative means of accessing Microsoft Project is available through the Virtual Computer Lab.
3rd Annual GWSB Career Week, 8-11 Sep
The F. David Fowler Career Center is proud to host Career Week 2015 next week, 8-11 Sep. The programming prepares GWSB students to compete effectively in the employment market while networking and connecting with hiring decision makers. This event is open to all GWSB students. RSVP for each event via GWorkSB >> Events >> Workshops.

GWSB Short-Term Study Away Programs Announced for Winter & Spring 2016
The GWSB Global & Experiential Education team announced the winter and spring 2016 short-term study away programs last week. Interested in learning more about the courses and destinations? Attend the Short-term Study Away Information Session on Tuesday, 15 Sep, 6-7:30 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 251. For those not able to attend, the session will be recorded and posted online for all to view. The courses qualify as general elective options for the MSPM degree.

MSPM: In the Know, January 14, 2015

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Access to Software
All MSPM students, including the new spring 2015 students, have access to DreamSpark where they can download key Microsoft software (Office excluded). Instructions on downloading software from DreamSpark are available on the blog (uses same password as bio books). If you are accessing DreamSpark for the first time, you will need to register/create an account using your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address. If you run into any issues, contact Sami Nagi at sami@gwu.edu.

Students may also download VM Fusion, helpful if using a Mac. As a reminder, Microsoft does not offer a Mac version of Project. VM Fusion simulates a Windows environment to run Project.

Those interested in purchasing other software packages at an educational discount, visit JourneyEd. Additional free software downloads are available from the GW Division of IT and through the Virtual Computer Lab. Your professors will tell you what software is required in each course.

• Religious Observances and Holidays
GW’s policy regarding accommodations for religious holidays may be found on the Office of the Provost website. This is a reminder that students must notify faculty during the first week of the semester of their intention to be absent from class on their day(s) of religious observance. We are currently in the first week of the spring 2015 semester.

Academic Probation and GPA Requirements
GW’s general requirements, including information on grades and computing GPA, appears under University Regulations in the Bulletin. Details on academic probation, grades of F, suspension, and incompletes are available under the School of Business section in the Bulletin. Each student is required to be familiar with these requirements and regulations. If you have questions about your academic standing, schedule an advisement session with me to discuss.

MSPM: In the Know, August 20, 2014

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Courses Not Available in Blackboard?
GW Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony 2014
Software and Textbooks

Dear MSPM students,

Welcome back! And a special welcome to our almost 40 new students beginning this fall! I encourage everyone to reacquaint themselves with their classmates, professors, and the academic technology for the program. A plethora of resources and information are available via my.gwu.edu, the Office of the Registrar website, and through the MSPM blog.

The fall semester begins on Monday, 25 Aug. Late registration fees will apply beginning on Monday. Courses dropped after Sunday, 24 Aug, are subject to the withdrawal and refund schedule.

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Course Not Available in Blackboard?

Curious as to why your courses may not yet appear in Blackboard even though you confirmed your registration in GWeb Info Systems? Chances are the professor has not yet activated the course in Blackboard. Rest assured that your course will be activated by the first day of class. For example, the first on-campus lecture for DNSC 6202 Statistics for Managers is on Tuesday, 26 Aug. Prof Khamooshi may not activate the course in Blackboard until that day.

The professors will provide details on the Blackboard Collaborate schedule in their syllabus. The schedule is also available on our blog. The Collaborate sessions are oriented for the online students, not the on-campus students.

GW Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony 2014

All newly admitted graduate students at GW are invited to the university-wide Graduate Student Welcome Ceremony, Graduate Student Services Fair, and Graduate Student Welcome Reception. Events will take place tomorrow, 21 Aug, 2:30-7 pm on the Foggy Bottom campus.

Software and Textbooks

Visit DreamSpark to download key Microsoft software in preparation for the fall semester. As a reminder, Microsoft does not offer a Mac version of Project. VM Fusion is available for Mac users to simulate a Windows environment, however access to or usage of a PC is advised for MSPM students. Instructions on downloading software from DreamSpark and/or VM Fusion is available on the blog. If you are accessing DreamSpark for the first time, you will need to register using your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address. If you run into issues, contact Sami Nagi at sami@gwu.edu.

For those interested in purchasing other software packages at an educational discount, visit JourneyEd. Additional software downloads are available from the GW Division of IT and also through the Virtual Computer Lab.

If you have not yet ordered your textbooks, do so immediately. We would love to get your feedback on the usage of ebooks in the program. Does anyone have experience using ebooks for the MSPM courses? Would you be willing to share you feedback via LinkedIn? Visit the George Washington University MSPM Student and Alumni Networking Group on LinkedIn to join the discussion.

DNSC 6267 Planning & Scheduling Software Resources

All current MSPM students have access to DreamSpark to download Microsoft software, including Microsoft Project. Read the instructions on registering with DreamSpark and downloading the software prior to contacting the MSPM office with questions. When registering on the DreamSpark site, be sure to use your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address. Students will then create their own password for the DreamSpark site. Links to DreamSpark and the instructions (PDF file) are included in the Resources tab on this site.

Information on downloading VM Fusion is also available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org, see the Resources tab.  Students using a Mac who need to create a virtual PC environment to run Project will need to download VM Fusion.

New to Microsoft Project? GW offers training resources through SkillPort. Information on logging on to the site and searching for online training for Microsoft Project is detailed on the GW Division of IT site. Please direct your requests for support to either teachme@gwu.edu or the IT Support Center at 202-994-GWIT (4948).

MSPM: In the Know, January 15, 2014

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Welcome to the Spring 2014 Class
Summer 2014 Short-term Study Abroad Options
PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 Jan

Dear MSPM Students,

I am excited to welcome everyone back to school this week. I encourage everyone to reacquaint themselves with their classmates, professors, and the academic technology for the program. A plethora of resources and information are available to you at my.gwu.edu, the Office of the Registrar website, and www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Class

Please join me in welcoming the spring 2014 incoming class of MSPM students. The diverse class of students hail from across the globe, including Azerbaijan, Ghana, and Saudi Arabia. The domestic students hail from DC to Los Angeles. The bio book for the new class will be posted shortly onto www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

All new spring 2014 students now have access to DreamSpark to download Microsoft software, excluding Office. Read the instructions on registering with DreamSpark and downloading the software prior to contacting the MSPM office with questions. When registering on the DreamSpark site, be sure to use your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address.

Information on downloading VM Fusion is also available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org, see the Resources tab.

Summer 2014 Short-term Study Abroad Options

We are excited to see four MSPM enrolled in the TSTD 6282 Russia: Behind the Scenes at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games program. Are you interested in taking advantage of a similar short-term study abroad program in the summer 2014 term? Review the list of available programs through the GWSB Global & Experiential Education office’s website and pay special attention to the application deadlines. Some program deadlines are today, 15 Jan.

Remember, short-term study abroad program courses must be approved by the MSPM director prior to enrollment. Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss the application of a study-abroad program for fulfillment of your elective requirements.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 Jan

Attend the 22 Jan Washington Circle Luncheon and learn from Pritish Nawlakhe about “Managing Big Data and Hadoop Projects.” The event is free to attend, however registration is requested. Bring your lunch and earn 1 PDU. The event is open to all interested parties. Visit PMIWDC’s website for full details and to register.

The Washington Circle Luncheon is a monthly event made possible by the generous support of the GW Master of Science in Project Management program. The event is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the presentation beginning at 12pm EST and is located in Duques 453.

MSPM: In the Know, August 5, 2013

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Fall 2013 Textbook List
Fall 2013 Scholarship Deadline, 9 Aug
DreamSpark (formerly MSDN Alliance)

Dear MSPM Students,

We have an early week edition of MSPM: In the Know for you:

Fall 2013 Textbook List

The textbook list for fall 2013 courses has been released. The list is available via www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Don’t forget to take advantage of Amazon Prime for 6 months using your .edu email address.

Fall 2013 Scholarship Deadline, 9 Aug

Scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the fall 2013 semester. Visit www.gwprojectmanagement.org for full details on the scholarships and access the application. Deadline of Friday, August 9 is quickly approaching. All applications are due by August 9, the deadline will NOT be extended. Apply today!

DreamSpark (formerly MSDN Alliance)

Visit DreamSpark (formerly MSDN Alliance) to download key software in preparation for the fall semester. Get a head start on learning MS Project. As a reminder, Microsoft does not offer a Mac version of Project. VM Fusion is available for Mac users to simulate a Windows environment, however access to a PC is advised for MSPM students.