•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.
•Graduate Student University Services Fair, 27 Aug
The Graduate Services Fair will feature departments and offices from across the university, as well as graduate student organizations and outside vendors. Attend to learn about services and opportunities for grad students and to get free stuff!
•Free Access to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 365
The GW Division of IT announced in July that Microsoft Office Professional Plus 365 is available at no cost to all current students. You are able to install full versions of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on up to 5 PCs or Macs and up to 5 mobile devices. Log in to https://portal.office.com using your full GW email address (NetID@gwu.edu) and corresponding GW NetID password.
•WebEx Now Available to GW Students
The GW DIT also announced in July that WebEx is now available to all GW students. The collaborative meeting tool allows for real-time video meetings and sharing of computer content over the web. Students can host WebEx meetings for free using a computer for up to 8 attendees. To begin using, login to gwstudent.webex.com with your GW NetID and corresponding password. To learn more, visit http://it.gwu.edu/webex-students.
•Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 2 Classes, 31 Jul
Friday, 31 Jul, is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form for Summer Session 2 classes. If you need to make a change in your schedule, plan ahead and take action before the deadline. Review the refund schedule to determine the refund amount.
•“Agile Product Development for the Rest of Us…” Webinar, 17 Jul Free webinar for the GW community on agile product development. RSVP for the 17 Jul event, scheduled 12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT.
•Registration Now Open, 2015 Project Management Symposium, 21 Sep Registration is now open for the GW Division of IT Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) 2015 Project Management Symposium scheduled for Monday, 21 Sep. Fee for GW attendees is $60, use gwu.edu email address when registering to receive discount. $85 for non-GW attendees.
•Need a Transcript or Certification of Enrollment?
The Office of the Registrar processes all transcript request for current students and alumni, as well as certification letters for enrollment, registration, graduation, and academic standing. Official transcript requests can be submitted online using the Transcripts Express service in GWeb or in person via the Office of the Registrar.
Need a certification? Current students can obtain enrollment certificates through a GWeb link to the National Student Clearing house. Instructions and list of available certification types available online.
• Summer Session II Begins Monday, 6 Jul
The second summer session begins Monday. Students may register online via GWeb through Sunday, 5 Jul, without incurring a financial penalty. Registrations processed Monday, 6 Jul, or later will incur a late registration fee.
Seats are still available in DNSC 6259 Project Portfolio Mgt if you are interested. Register via GWeb. Contact me with any questions, but please note that GW closes today at 2 p.m. EST and will reopen Monday at 9 a.m. EST.
•2 Free PMP Prep Course Seats Available, August 2015 in DC
The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the PMIWDC Summer 2015 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 15-16 Aug and 22-23 Aug. Course valued at $995. Interested? Submit the following by 5 Jul:
Name and contact info
Copy of PMP application approval
PMI membership number and PMI chapter name
300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration
•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.
•Megaprojects, 4 Jun, Limited Number of Free Registrations for MSPM Students
The MSPM program is pleased to offer a limited number of free registrations to the 4 Jun Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice, 3rd International Workshop. The event features international and domestic speakers from government, industry, and academia. If you are interested in attending, email Cambria Happ at email@example.com and provide the following information: Full Name, Email, Employer, and Job Title. All registration requests must be received no later than Monday, 1 Jun, at 9 a.m. EDT. Preregistration required, onsite registrations will not be accommodated.
Yesterday, 25 May, was the last day to drop a course in Summer Session 1. The last day to withdraw from a Summer Session 1 class with a grade of W is Friday, 12 Jun. Assess your situation and take action early. Each student is responsible for understanding the add/drop/withdraw schedule and for managing themselves accordingly.
•Congratulations to the 2015 GW Grads!
Last week was a busy time on campus. Between residency week for our online capstone students, the GWSB gala, GWSB awards ceremony, the school celebration, and the GW Commencement on the National Mall, we celebrated the grads every day of the week and in every way possible.
• “Implementing a Comprehensive Estimating Solution for NASA,” May 21, Free for GW Students
The PMA is proud to host the AACEI National Capital Section Meeting on Thursday, 21 May, at GWSB. Bill Hombach is the featured speaker at the event. AACEI has offered free registration to GW students. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, email address, and GW program by 5 p.m. 20 May.
•Summer Registration Deadlines
The summer semester began on 18 May. Monday, 25 May, is the last day to add a class via GWeb and to drop a class using any means (GWeb, RTF), for Summer Session I. Take action now to avoid issues later. Visit the Office of the Registrar site for full details and info on Summer Session II.
•VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant, Applications Now Being Accepted
VALOR and the Office of Military Affairs in conjunction with GW Career Services is proud to announce the VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant. Eligible VALOR students may apply for a reimbursement grant to be used toward a number of professional certification exams, the PMP included. Applications due no later than 20 Apr. Review the program and application details online. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the PMA-organized PMP prep course in May and to earn a grant for the PMP exam fees.
• Free Registration to PMI Global Congress 2015 – EMEA Exhibit Hall, 11-13 May
The MSPM program is pleased to offer one student a free registration to the exhibit hall at the PMI Global Congress 2015 – EMEA in London, United Kingdom this May. If you are interested and able to attend the event 11-13 May, you’ll have full access to the exhibit hall to learn, network, and find solutions to business challenges. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in the event. Deadline to indicate interest is 9 Apr.
Please note that the free registration is for the exhibit hall only. Registration does not include access to the full conference program. The individual is responsible for all associated costs, including, but not limited to, travel, lodging, meals, etc. If you are interested in attending the full conference, PMI is offering a student rate at 275 euros. Visit the EMEA website for full details.