Top 3 for 15 Mar
•Welcome Agnes Socrates, New Administrative Director, MSPM
It is with great pleasure to introduce the new administrative director of the MSPM program. Agnes Socrates assumed her new position on Monday, 14 Mar. She will begin reaching out to each of you to schedule advisement sessions in the coming week. Read her full introduction on the MSPM blog
•AY16-17 Tuition Rates Posted
The tuition rates for the 2016-2017 academic year were released and are available on the Student Accounts Office website. The per credit hour rate for summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017 terms will be $1,600.
•Breakfast and Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs
Attend the Breakfast and Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs event on Thursday, 31 Mar. Event is from 7:30-9 a.m. at Convene in McLean, VA. Register online.
Top 3 for 8 Mar
•PMIWDC Event: Developing a Comprehensive Social Media Management Strategy, 23 Mar
The PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon
will host Brian Loebig on Wednesday, 23 Mar. Brian will speak on developing a comprehensive social media management strategy. Register online to attend the free event.
Event in Duques Hall, room 453 at 12-1 p.m.
•FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law, 10 Mar
You are cordially invited to join the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance for its first FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law on Thursday, 10 Mar, at GW Law School. This free day-long conference will feature industry leaders, academic experts, government regulators, and legal scholars to discuss the future of new financial technologies and what it means for the law. Register to attend today!
•Thank You for Voting
The recipient of the 2016 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award will be announced shortly. Thank you to everyone who submitted a vote.
Top 3 for 1 Dec
•Scholarships for Spring 2016, 11 Dec Application Deadline
The program will award five scholarships to current students, each in the amount of $4,000. Details on the application process, the guidelines, and criteria are available on the blog. Applications due on Friday, 11 Dec, by 6 p.m. EST. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
•Spring 2016 Course Updates
Registration remains open for spring 2016 courses. Register via GWeb immediately to secure a seat in your required courses. Non-MSPM students on the wait list for core courses will be allowed to register December 15. Secure your seat before the seat is given to those on the wait list.
Textbook information is available through the GW Campus Store website
. Search for your course via the website to verify the required textbooks.
•GW Tourism Alumni Network Cocktails and Connections, 3 Dec
The GW Tourism Alumni Network invites all graduate students and alumni to their Cocktails and Connections event on Thursday, 3 Dec. The event will take place at Tonic, 2036 G St, NW, from 6-7 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided, register online to attend.
Top 3 for 3 Nov
•Attend the GWSB Alumni Roundtables, 9 Nov
will be held Monday, 9 Nov, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the City View Room at 1957 E St, NW. Register to attend this event and network with prominent GW alumni. Who knows, you may find your next employer at the event! Event begins with a cocktail reception followed by two roundtable discussions. Attire is business formal, strict dress code is fully enforced. Register to secure a limited number of seats.
•Check for Holds that May Prevent Registration
Be sure to remove any holds on your account that may prevent you from register for classes 9 Nov. Did you…
- Pay your student account balance?
- Submit you immunization records?
- Submit official transcripts?
- Take care of all official administrative business?
To view your holds, log in to GWeb
- Click on “Student Record and Registration” folder
- Next, click on “Student Records Information Menu”
- Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds”
•Spring 2016 Registration Opens 9 Nov
The spring 2016 schedule of classes is now available to help you plan for registration, which opens Monday, 9 Nov. Questions? Schedule an advisement session with Cambria Happ via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.
Registration in DNSC 6269 Project Management Application, the capstone, is not available via GWeb. See last week’s edition for instructions on how to register for DNSC 6269.
Two 3 credit hour project management electives scheduled for spring:
- DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting, on campus and online sections available
- DNSC 6290 Communication Strategies in Project Management, on campus and online sections available
Top 3 for 16 Jun
•Call for Presentation Proposals for 21 Sep GW DIT PPMO Symposium, Due 19 Jun
The GW Division of IT Project and Portfolio Management Office is accepting presentation proposals for their first one-day 2015 Project Management Symposium to be held Monday, 21 Sep. Proposals are due 19 Jun. Visit https://it.gwu.edu/project-management-symposium for more details on submission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
•Driving Better Business Outcomes, 24 Jun
The June PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon features Jason Dunn, PMP, CSM, CSPO speaking on “Driving Better Business Outcomes.” Event is free and is held at GWSB, Duques Hall, room 453 on Wednesday, 24 Jun, 12-1 p.m. Register online today!
•Internship at Causal Links
An internship ideal for an MSPM student is available on GWorkSB, GW Position ID 822785. Massoud Moussavi at Causal Links is seeking an intern for 10-20 hours per week over the summer. Massoud reached out to the MSPM program specifically for the position. The position may continue into the fall. International students may apply. Seeking individual(s) with skills/interests in business development, communication, administrative issues, and/or programming.
Top 3 for 12 May
•Registration Now Open for Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice, 3rd International Workshop
The Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice workshop will be held at GWSB on Thursday, 4 Jun. Featured speakers come from the Architect of the Capitol, Maryland Transit Administration, NASA, The World Bank, MIT, LMI, and more. Registration is $100
. Share with your colleagues, classmates, and fellow project managers. Earn 7 PDUs at the one day workshop.
•Summer Semester Begins Monday, 18 May
Summer classes begin on Monday. Have you confirmed your course selection for summer? Core and elective courses are available. Register now to avoid late fees and to secure a seat in your desired course. Late fees
will be assessed starting Monday, 18 May, for Session I courses. Monday, 25 May, is the last day
to add a class via GWeb or to drop a class
via any means for Session I.
•Congrats to Katie Goodner!
Congratulations to MSPM student, Katie Goodner. Katie won a scholarship from the New Mexico Technology Council. In recognition of the vital need of ongoing technology education and certification, NMTC and their sponsors awarded a single scholarship to one of their members at the 7th Annual Women in Technology Celebration on 5 Mar, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. #GWSBProud
Have you won a scholarship? If so, share the good news with the GWSB and MSPM community. Send the detail to the attention of Cambria Happ at email@example.com.
Top 3 for 31 Mar
•Summer 2015: Core and Elective Courses
The MSPM program is offering 3 core courses this summer: DNSC 6258, DNSC 6259, and DNSC 6262. Online sections for DNSC 6258 and DNSC 6259 have fewer than 18 seats remaining. Register ASAP to ensure a seat in your planned courses.
We have several DNSC electives available for on campus students and we just confirmed 2 online electives. Full details
on the blog
A new general elective offering in summer for on campus students was recently announced. IBUS 6290.80 Defense Contracting: Political Economy and Foreign Policy
(3 credits). Course is taught by Dr. Eugene Gholz, a visiting faculty member from UT Austin. Course offered during the first 6 week session of the summer, meets twice a week.
Help the GW School of Business increase awareness around the success of the GWSB community! Use #GWSBProud when posting to Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn to share stories about your accomplishments, career news, and other stories. Did you recently win a scholarship? Did you earn a promotion or take a new job? Did you speak at a conference? Share the news and add #GWSBProud to the announcement.
Interested in helping other GWSB students or alumni with career questions or guidance? Add #GWSBProud to your LinkedIn profile summary to denote your willingness to help out a fellow Colonial. Looking for another student or alum to engage on LinkedIn regarding your career? Search for #GWSBProud to find those willing to help out.
•Sponsorships Available for the Megaprojects Workshop, 4-5 Jun
Sponsorships now available for the Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice, 3rd International Workshop on 4-5 Jun. The event focuses on a variety of topics surrounding megaprojects and features speakers from academia, industry, and government. Three sponsorship levels available, including opportunities to present at the workshop. The latest agenda and program information is listed online. Is your company interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Cambria Happ at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Join Young AFCEA Bethesda and the George Washington University for a morning panel and networking session with leading women in management and technology. This unique event will provide young professionals in the first decade of their career with an opportunity to learn from a group of accomplished women leaders. The panel discussion share lessons learned among women in the Federal technology industry, and will provide actionable guidance and practical advice to attendees to plan their own careers. Special pricing available for GW students.
- Casey Coleman, Client Executive Vice President, AT&T Government Solutions
- Angela Altimont – Director, Northrop Grumman
- Daphne Zweifel – Executive Vice President, Inserso
- Jolene Merkel – Deputy Director, Federal Aviation Administration
- Susie Sylvester – Chief Executive Officer, Dev Technology Group
- Vicki Schmanske – Vice President, Lockheed Martin
- Cristina Mossi – Chief Executive Officer, Devis
- Mika Cross – Director of Work/Life Programs and Flex Work Strategy, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Camille Tuutti – Executive Editor, NextGov
- Heidi Myers – Branch Director, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement