Top 3 for 21 March 2017
1- Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule for Summer 2017 now available. Schedule for the weekly live chat sessions via the Blackboard Collaborate for Summer 2017 is now available on the blog. Students enrolled in the summer semester are highly encouraged to participate in the blackboard collaborate sessions.
2- Decision Sciences needs a Grader. The department of Decision Sciences is in need of a part-time Grader for Summer 2017. Eligibility includes current students in good standing who had already taken the DNSC 6238 Project Management Organizational Context (formerly DNSC 6290). If interested, please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 April.
3- Resources. Interested to learn about your funding options and professional development opportunities? Review your funding options via MSPM blog under financial assistance, fellowships and scholarships.
PMI Educational Foundation offers academic and professional development scholarships. Learn about eligibility criteria and deadlines via this link.
Veterans may be eligible for GW VALOR Professional Grant, where GW VALOR reimburses the cost (in the form of a grant) to take the examination for designated credentials such as PMP certification exam. Check GW VALOR website if interested to apply.
As announced last week, naisA is offering career development fellowship opportunities. A large career and recruitment fair is coming up on 20 April in CityCenter, Downtown DC from 6 – 9 pm. Check out event web page at www.ProtegeFair.org. MSPM students may be able to waive registration by sending a resume to Angela at email@example.com before 31 March.
MSPM: In the Know
Dear MSPM students,
The top 3 items you need to know this week:
Volunteers Needed at Fall 2014 Orientation, 15 Aug
Approximately 4 volunteers are need to assist with the bridge game at the MSPM orientation on Friday, 15 Aug. Remember the fun you had as an incoming MSPM student at orientation? Now is your chance to help lead the bridge game! The game is scheduled for Friday, 15 Aug, from approximately 1:30-4 pm. Contact Cambria Happ at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
GW Virtual Computer Lab
Instructions on how to access the Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) have been added to the Resources tab of www.gwprojectmanagement.org. MSPM students can access software tools, such as SAS, Decision Tools, and Expert Choice via the VCL.
As a reminder, www.gwprojectmanagement.org provides information on how to access a variety of software tools that you’ll use within the MSPM program. The site also provides a list of training and tutorial resources to learn how to use the various software tools.
New & Improved Financial Aid Website
GW’s Office of Student Financial Assistance launched their recently redesigned website. The site should be more user friendly with informative and intuitive navigation. When reviewing information under the “Getting Assistance” and “Assistance Types” sections, be sure to confirm that you select the “Graduate” tab. The Office of Student Financial Assistance has also put together a helpful one-pager on the federal and private alternative loan process.
If you are awaiting financial aid before registering for the fall semester, please be sure to comply with all deadlines to keep the process moving. If you have questions on your course options for the fall, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. Remember, I serve as the academic adviser for all MSPM students and am here to help you complete the program in the proper sequence and in a timely manner, while abiding by all necessary policies.
Idealist.org has created a dedicated hub for those interested in pursuing or currently pursuing graduate school. I recommend all MSPM students review the site for helpful information on the following topics:
- financial aid 101
- scholarship search
- joint degrees
- student loan strategy
The web address for the site is http://www.idealist.org/info/GradEducation.
The Steven and Diane Robinson Knapp Fellowship has been established at the George Washington University by Steven Knapp and Diane Richardson Knapp to recognize, reward, and facilitate creative public service and academic engagement. GW undergraduate or graduate students are selected to design and implement entrepreneurial service-learning projects. Fellows work with the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, a faculty member and may work with other students or community partners to execute a project that makes a significant difference to the lives of others.
One or more Fellowship awards will be distributed annually, within the range of $2,500 to $10,000. Fellows may apply for this award to assist with conducting research and an action project for an independent study course. However, funds cannot be used for tuition. Fellows will receive professional development opportunities as they will be able to work with community partners and/or faculty members who are subject experts. Additionally, faculty advisor will receive funding for their role as an academic advisor to selected fellows.
For more information and to apply, visit http://gwknappfellowship.wordpress.com/. The application deadline varies annually, but is within the November to January time frame.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to:
- Graduating High School Seniors
- Community College Students
- Community College Transfer Students
- Undergraduate Students
- Graduate Students
Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Please visit their website for application information and deadlines.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Nissan North America, Inc. have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding college students in selected geographic locations. The award amount is $2,500.
- Be of Hispanic heritage
- Be a U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident , or eligible non-U.S. citizen
- Be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Fifth-year Senior or Masters student studying full-time in a degree-seeking program at a four-year U.S. accredited institution
- Must be pursuing a major in either a Business or Engineering discipline
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Must have a permanent address OR attend an institution in one of the following areas:
- Arizona (state)
- Dallas, Texas (metro)
- Fort Worth, Texas (county)
- Michigan (state)
- Mississippi (state)
- San Diego, California (metro)
- Tennessee (state)
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including analytics, statistics, operations research, and optimization), business sciences (including financial services, risk management, marketing, communications, and learning/knowledge management), and service science, management, and engineering (SSME). Additionally, IBM pays special attention to an array of focus areas.
Students must be nominated by a faculty member. The faculty member is encouraged to contact an IBM colleague prior to submitting the nomination to assure mutual interest. They must be enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D. program, and they must have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program at the time of their nomination.
Delta Gamma Foundation fellowships are grants awarded on a competitive basis to qualified initiated members pursuing graduate/professional degrees. Selection is based on scholastic excellence, contributions to chosen field, past and current Delta Gamma activities and leadership roles in collegiate chapter and alumnae group, campus and community involvement, and required recommendations.
The yearly application deadline is April 1.
If a fellowship is awarded, funds are sent directly to the university for credit to the recipient’s account beginning in the fall academic term. Funds are restricted to educational expenses only.