Top 3 for 1 Mar
•Summer 2016 Registration Opens Today, 1 Mar
Registration for summer 2016 courses begins today. Visit the Schedule of Classes
for full details on available courses. Summaries of the Decision Sciences (DNSC) electives may be found on the blog
. Remember, general elective courses must be approved by your advisor to ensure they will apply to the MSPM degree requirements.
Textbook information is available from the GW Campus Store
. If you have a hold on your account, you will not be able to register for classes. Clear your holds to register for classes. If you have a hold for academic probation, schedule a meeting with me to discuss plans for summer and to register.
•Congratulations to Matthew Nessan, Administrative Director, MSBA
Congratulations to Matthew Nessan as he assumes the Administrative Director role for the MS in Business Analytics program. Matthew served as the Assistant Director for the MSPM program since November 2014. Matthew assumed his new role in February 2016 after serving as the interim director for four months. Many of you worked with Matthew through the MSPM application and admissions process. If you are interested in pursuing the certificate in business analytics, Matthew will be an essential resource. Congratulations!
•SMPP 6290.10 Governance through Dealmaking, Approved General Elective
Prof de los Reyes is offering a new course in summer session I, SMPP 6290.10 Governance through Dealmaking. The goal of the course is to help you become more powerful as a business person by developing your dexterity in dealmaking. The 3 credit hour course is approved to fulfill the MSPM general elective requirement. Course is only available on campus. Summary of course is available on the blog.
Textbook information for all courses is available from the GW Campus Store. You are not required to purchase/rent the books from the GW Campus Store, but this is where you will find the textbook details.
Search based on semester, subject (all MSPM core courses under DNSC), course number and section.
Top 3 for 9 Feb
•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 firstname.lastname@example.org
by 5 p.m. EST 12 Feb for consideration:
- Name, GWid, and Contact Info
- PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
- 300 Word Statement as to Why You Should Receive Free Registration
•Summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs, 28 Feb Application Deadline
Interested in earning general elective credits in Brazil, California, or Sweden this summer? Apply for one of the summer 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs (STAP)
by 28 Feb. Learn more by contacting Lisa Brancheau, G&EE Assistant Director, at email@example.com
. STAP course must be approved by MSPM director prior to enrollment.
•Audition to Speak or Sing at the GWSB Commencement Celebration, Apply by 26 Feb
Students eligible to participate in the May 2016 commencement are invited to audition to either speak or sing at the GWSB Commencement Celebration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 Feb to sign up for an audition time. Please be prepared to deliver a 3-5 minute commencement speech or to sing the National Anthem and Alma Mater.
Top 3 for 21 Aug
•Need to Check your Fall Class Schedule?
To confirm you fall schedule, log into GWeb and confirm your courses and class schedule via the Student Records & Registration Menu. This site provides your official registration details. Blackboard is not the site you should use to confirm this information. Most professors will not make the courses available on Blackboard until the first week of the semester, which begins August 31.
•GW New Venture Competition, Kickoff Meeting 10 Sep
Participate in the fifth largest collegiate business plan competition in the country. The competition provides a real-world, experiential learning opportunity in entrepreneurship. Winners of the competition can actually launch and operate their ventures while maintaining complete control of their business through the issuance of non-dilutive cash grants. Attend the kick off on Thursday, 10 Sep. Visit newventure.gwu.edu for details.
•Ernst & Young Information Session, 17 Sep
EY is hosting an event specifically for MSPM students and alumni on Thursday, 17 Sep. Register to attend the session via GWork. During the session, the EY team will provide an overview of the firm’s Performance Improvement – Program Management practice area as well as a workshop on “how-to” respond to a consulting case interview. The team will be collecting resumes through GWorkSB and in-person at the event.
GWork Job ID Number: 826069
Job Title: OCR: Advisory Services Senior Performance Improvement – Program Management
For online students or alumni unable to attend the event in-person, we welcome you to email your resumes to MSPM alumna, Anna Matsiras, at email@example.com.
We need volunteers to help with the bridge game at orientation. Bridge game planned for Friday, 28 Aug, 1:45 to 4:15 p.m. Can you help us? If so, contact Matthew Nessan, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top 3 for 4 Aug
•Scholarship Deadline on Friday, 7 Aug
The program will award five $4,000 scholarships
to current MSPM students. Deadline is Friday, 7 Aug, at 6 p.m. EDT. Scholarship application and full details available on the blog. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
•Fall Classes Not Appearing on Blackboard?
Are your fall classes not yet appearing on Blackboard? In most cases, they should not yet appear on Blackboard. Most professors will not open the class materials on Blackboard until the first week of the semester, which begins 31 Aug.
As a reminder, Blackboard is NOT where you should confirm your course registrations. Course registrations should always be confirmed in GWeb.
•GW DIT PPMO Project Management Symposium, 21 Sep
Attend the GW DIT Project and Portfolio Management Office Project Management Symposium on Monday, 21 Sep. Registration fee is $60 for GW students. Several members of the MSPM faculty are scheduled to present, including Prof Kwak, Prof Ghosh, and Prof Cioffi. Event is open to all and PDUs will be awarded.
Top 3 for 28 Jul
•Vexterra Group is Hiring a Technical Project Manager, Dallas, TX
Current MSPM student Gloria Hamilton is hiring a Technical Project Manager
to work in the Dallas, TX area. She is eager to hire either a current student or an alum of the program. Position responsible for delivering a technical solution for secondary technology operations site and for interfacing with PMO and business/technical partners. Review the full job description
and apply online
•The Gerontological Society of America is Hiring a Program Manager, Washington, DC
Recent MSPM alum Angelia Bowman is hiring a Program Manager for the Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative in Washington, DC. She too is eager to hire from the MSPM student body or alumni. Position requires 5-7 years of PM experience and is ideal for those with grant management, public relations, public policy, and/or event management experience and interests. Review the full job description and apply online for the position.
•Fall 2015 Blackboard Collaborate Schedule Now Available
The Fall 2015 Blackboard Collaborate schedule is available on the blog. These live sessions are designed for the online/distance students to engage with their professors on a weekly basis, investigating the week’s lecture in more detail and asking any questions of the professor regarding the material or assignments.