The F. David Fowler Career Center is running Coaches Chat Week. Take advantage of this interactive online chat rooms. Join Pilar and Sylvia, career coaches for the GWSB Specialized Masters Programs, in this one-hour free-format chat room. You will have an opportunity to chat about your Summer Prep Guide and other internship or job search management tools and services GWU provides. Registration is required.
MSPM: In the Know
Dear MSPM Students,
The top 3 items you need to know this week:
GW PMA Board Application Deadline, 16 Sep
Did you attend one of the events this past year organized by the GW PMA? Would you like to attend similar events this year? Without leadership from within the student body, the GW PMA will not be able to organize such events in the future. Apply today to serve on the GW PMA Board and help organize exclusive events for your fellow students. Applications are due by Monday, September 16, at 5pm EDT. Apply today!
Congratulations to William Davis, Kerzner Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to MSPM student William Davis on receiving one of the four Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships awarded in 2013. The $7,500 scholarship is provided through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation Academic Scholarship Program, which is designed to financially assist qualified applicants in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Well done William!
Interested in learning more about the scholarships available through PMI’s Educational Foundation and about other organizations that offer funding? Visit www.gwprojectmanagement.org to review the list of organizations that offer scholarships. We are constantly updating this list as we learn about new programs.
GWSB Career Week, 30 Sep – 4 Oct
The F. David Fowler Career Center is excited to present its first ever Career Week, a week-long programming series to be held September 30 – October 4 devoted to accelerating GWSB students’ job market readiness. The week will focus primarily on careers in Finance, Marketing and Consulting with activities for both graduate and undergraduate students. Visit the Career Week website for full details and to register for the select events that do require registration.
The F. David Fowler Career Center is hosting a career fair on Thursday, January 24, from 11am to 2pm, at the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (3rd floor). The fair is open to the full student body population. Check out the list of the employers who will be onsite – GWSB S13 Career Fair Employers.
When: February 1, 2012 from 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Marvin Center (Grand & Colonial Ballrooms)
What: Meet with employers representing a variety of organizations who may be recruiting for full-time post-graduation positions, internships, Co-op positions, and part-time employment.
Students & Alumni – RSVP NOW in the GWork Events Calendar: http://gwork.gwu.edu/
More information and tips: http://gwired.gwu.edu/career/fairs
Online version of the Spring Fair Guide: http://bit.ly/Ac6OZp
In the Guide you will get info on the more than 80 registered organizations and the positions for which they are hiring so that you can be prepared to strategically interact with those employers with whom you have an interest. Also included are preparation tips, including how to navigate the Career Center’s Prep Room at the Fair! See More
A mid-level MS Project Analyst/Scheduler to fill a vacancy supporting the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller (ASN FM&C). This analyst will provide oversight of a very comprehensive POA&M geared towards preparing the Navy for audit readiness. The candidate must have a min. bachelor’s degree and three to five years experience management with MS Project
Salary is approximately $65K
If interested please respond with a resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address the cover letter to Ms.Torres.
A quick update for all of our International students and the Curricular Practical Training process. Given the emphasis placed on internships in graduate school, CPT provides International Students with an important avenue to this professional experience.
POLICY CHANGE: The ISO now requires that those seeking CPT approval provide a student cover letter in addition to the advisor approval letter and employer approval letter.
The student’s cover letter should describe the type of training employment proposed, the specific course in which students will enroll (MBAD 6298.10), and how the proposed internship directly relates to the student’s field of study.
Please review ISO’s handout and student checklist for more information.
The Career Center updated their Presidential Management Fellowship information. Click here to review the powerpoint.
Today is the first day that you can go online and initiate the PMF application process. Please read the Presidential Management Fellows Presentation BEFORE you start your application.
Remember this is a competitive process. Make certain that your accomplishments have breadth and quality, that your capacity for leadership, and your commitment to excellence in leading and managing public policies and programs shows! Let your resume reflect them, add a cover letter which speaks to those criteria. In addition, the 6 “critical competencies” should also be reflected:
-Motivation to Serve
Just as a reminder:
-use Internet Explorer or Firefox only; those are the only browsers which are certified to work with the process
-print screen shots of each screen as you work through the online application (and provide copies of them)
-print the Nomination Form
-provide the entire package (hard copy of all that you submitted online AND the Nomination Form) to the Nominating Official, Kathleen Rogan, Duques Hall, suite 550, preferably by Friday, September 23, 2011. The application process closes Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 11:59pm.