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MSPM in the KNOW: April 19, 2016

Top 3 for 19 Apr

1 – Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course, two consecutive weekends beginning June 4, 2016!

The MSPM program is pleased to offer three free registrations to the Spring 2016 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 4-5 June and 11-12 June, two consecutive weekends. Sessions are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Course valued at $995. Submit the following to aesocrates@gwu.edu by 5 p.m. EST on 29 April 2016:

  • Name, GWid, and Contact Info
  • PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
  • 300 Word Statement as to Why You Should Receive Free Registration

2- Registration

Reminder, the last day for summer registration is Friday, May 13. Register now for Summer 2016 to secure your seat and to fulfill your elective requirement.  You may view the full list of courses offered in the summer here.

Registration for DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) in Fall 2016  requires completion of a Registration Transaction Form (RTF). Submit your RTF to Agnes Socrates for approval. GWeb will not allow you to register for it.  Details required in the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes.

The capstone course is taken in the final semester of the program. An exception is made for fulltime students who may be required to enroll in capstone and outstanding core courses simultaneously. Additionally, students with extenuating circumstances may file a Policy Exception request. Submission of Policy Exception request does not guarantee approval. Please check the MSPM handbook for more details (see page 16).

3 – Commencement

Ticket distribution for commencement is on going. All current, 2016 On-Campus students must retrieve their guest tickets in person no later than April 27. To view where and how to pick up your tickets,  please see details here.

2015 graduates and all 2016 distance students, you must request your tickets via this link. Please complete the electronic form for ticket mail requests no later than 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 27th. Any ticket requests made after this date are not guaranteed. For more information visit: http://business.gwu.edu/commencement/ticket-distribution/mailing-tickets/

All graduating students must complete the mandatory online graduation survey and present a copy of your email confirmation to claim your school celebration tickets. Contact information for the School of Business: 202-994-8252.

Do you need extra tickets? Complete a request for extra tickets for the GWUSB Commencement celebration  here and for the National Mall Commencement celebration via this link.  Requests for additional tickets do not operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. If extra tickets are made available, you will receive an email notification from University Events after Friday, April 29, 2016.

Master’s regalia can be purchased from the GW Campus Store from Wednesday, May 11, through graduation day.

Curious about the schedule of commencement activities? Check out the full schedule here.

MSPM: In the Know, February 9, 2016

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 chapp@gwu.edu 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 sbintl@gwu.edu. 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 gradspkr@gwu.edu 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.

MSPM: In the Know, November 25, 2015

Top 2 for 25 Nov

Spring 2016 Scholarships for Current MSPM Students, 11 Dec Application Deadline
Scholarship funding is available for current MSPM students in spring 2016. The program will award five scholarships, each in the amount of $4,000. Application deadline is Friday, 11 Dec, 6 p.m. EST. Review application materials in detail for the full list of guidelines, eligibility criteria, and the complete application process. Late applications or those that do not comply with the instructions will not be considered for an award, no exceptions.
2016 Commencement Schedule Now Available
The commencement schedule for May 2016 is now available. Full details on the GW School of Business Celebration is available at http://business.gwu.edu/commencement/. The GW Commencement details are available at http://commencement.gwu.edu/. Graduates from fall 2015, spring 2016, and summer 2016 are invited to participate in the commencement events. Monitor the two websites for updates. The program will also provide updates as we approach key dates.

2016 Oregon Summer Fellowship Program and Hatfield Resident Fellows Program

The Hatfield Resident Fellows program targets postgraduate Master and Ph.D. students with a strong scholarship record and earnest interest in public service and leadership. The Fellowship is an academically rigorous, project-oriented, educational experience designed to provide each Fellow with an opportunity to acquire leadership skills with a public service agency in Oregon.
This program is specifically designed for recent graduates who have completed their Master or Ph.D. program within the last year — or who will receive their degree by June 30, 2016.  Presently, approximately 25 placements are anticipated.  Hatfield Residents will receive $24,000 over the course of the Fellowship.  Fellows are considered Portland State University employees.  This is not a benefits eligible position and a background check is required.
The Oregon Summer Fellowship pulls the brightest graduate students from universities across the country into the distinct natural, political and economic settings of Portland and Oregon. Students arrive from diverse academic disciplines, careers and life experiences, but all answering a call to public service. The 10-week fellowship places students with local levels of government, non-profits or private consultancies providing dynamic challenges for the Fellow and professional expectations from the sponsoring agency for the future leaders.
This program is for current graduate students who are pursing in public service-facing Master or Ph.D. discipline (public policy and public administration are obvious, but business, finance, IT, HR, industrial engineering, and even journalism and cultural anthropology are suitable!).  Their starting dates span early May through late June, depending on the academic calendar of their university, but in all cases their appointments are for 40 hours per week spread over 10-weeks with a $6,000 stipend provided. Presently, approximately 20 Oregon Summer Fellowship placements are anticipated.
The Oregon Summer Fellows and Hatfield Resident Fellows programs from Portland State University’s Center for Public Service provide opportunities to public service professionals-in-waiting to take Oregon for a test drive; to sample the lifestyle, get local content on their resume, augment their work experience, and to enlarge their professional network.  At the same time, our sponsors get a low risk (but pretty strategic) way to preview and assess exceptional, innovative, ethical, diverse and contribution-ready talent from a wide range of disciplines.   The potential payoff is best captured in the proverb, “mighty oaks from little acorns grow.”  Both programs are designed around the concept of strategic talent sourcing and aimed at shortening the distance and improving the opportunities for interaction between potential employer and potential employee.
We are particularly interested in attracting exceptionally talented and diverse candidates with a passion for public service and a desire to launch their careers in the Pacific Northwest.  Our quest for diversity earnestly focuses on attracting applicants from under-served communities, but also extends more broadly to assembling a “fusion class” of 2016 Fellows from a diverse range of academic disciplines, competencies, experiences, geographies, ages, languages, and career aspirations as well.  We regard social diversity as the analog to biodiversity in that the richer the diversity of civic life, the greater the opportunity for social balance, justice, innovation, economic opportunity, and adaptive responses to such new challenges.  Building a diverse base of public service management and policy capacity is at the heart of our Next Generation Initiative.  It is an important key to keeping Oregon a special place in the future.
Finally, the Pacific Northwest is special in its beauty and somewhat protected by its distance.  Far removed from the conventional centers of economic, political, and cultural power, we are mindful of our natural resources heritage and careful about our future.  We tend to attract lifestyle aspirants who are drawn to the culture and pace and place of a state whose motto is “She Flies With Her Own Wings.”
  • Application Round 1: Candidates can apply online for either of our two Fellowship programs any time between Oct. 7, 2015 up to and including the January 4, 2016 due date.  (Estimated time to complete for this phase:  less than 10-minutes)
  • Application Round 2: Those invited to continue to the second round complete an online “applicant’s survey” by January 18, 2016.  (Estimated time to complete for this phase:  10-minutes)
  • Application Round 3: Applicants who make it to the third round will be asked to respond to 2 essay questions from a list of 4 possible essays by February 8, 2016.  (Estimated time to complete for this phase:  30-60 minutes)
  • Selection Decisions: Approximately 20 Oregon Summer Fellows and approximately 25 Hatfield Residents will be selected February 19, 2016 for advancement into the placement process.

MSPM: In the Know, May 20, 2015

Top 3 for 20 May

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.

Check out the highlights via:
• “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 chapp@gwu.edu 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.

GW School of Business 2015 Commencement Week Schedule

For full details, visit commencement.gwu.edu.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony
(Invitation Only – RSVP Required)
Time TBD, Location TBD

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 GWSB Commencement Gala
(Invitation Only – RSVP Required)
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm Capital Hilton (1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036)

Thursday, May 14, 2015
GWSB Awards Ceremony
(Invitation Only – RSVP Required)
6:00 pm Reception – Marvin Center Great Hall, (800 21st Street, NW)
7:00 pm Awards Ceremony – Marvin Center Betts Theatre, (800 21st Street, NW)

Friday, May 15, 2015
GWSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration
2:15 pm Student lineup, Funger Hall Lobby (2201 G Street, NW)
3:30 pm Celebration Ceremony, Charles E. Smith Center (600 22nd St.NW)
Following the ceremony: Graduates/Family Reception (Duques Hall, Oglethorpe Great Hall)

Sunday, May 17, 2015
University Commencement
9:00 am All Graduates Line-Up for Procession
9:30 am Procession begins
10:00 am George Washington University Commencement, The National Mall



MSPM: In the Know, September 24, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Free Registration to PMI Global Congress 2014-North America
Fall Graduation Application Deadline, 1 Oct
Upcoming Events

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Free Registration to PMI Global Congress 2014-North America

The MSPM program is offering one free registration to an MSPM student who is interested in attending the PMI Global Congress 2014-North America in Phoenix, AZ 26-28 Oct. The event provides attendees the opportunity to gain fresh ideas, learn new skills, advance their careers, and build a professional network. Contact Cambria Happ, program director, for details at chapp@gwu.edu. Offer is restricted to registration for the event, a $1,750 value. Travel, lodging, meals, and all other associated expenses are the responsibility of the individual.

Student registration rates are available for the event. Copy of your student ID and proof of enrollment is required. Visit http://congresses.pmi.org/NorthAmerica2014/Registration/ to learn more.

Fall Graduation Application Deadline, 1 Oct

All degree-seeking students who will complete their degree requirements in the fall 2014 semester must apply for graduation via the online graduation application in GWeb by 1 Oct. Students who miss the published deadline must use the late paper application and will be assess a $35 late application fee.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 25 Sep: Short-term Global & Experiential Information Session: 6-7 pm in Washington, DC

Friday, 26 Sep: What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment: 12 pm in Washington, DC

Friday, 26 Sep: PMI Washington DC Chapter PM Symposium: 8 am-5 pm in Washington, DC

Wednesday, 8 Oct: Women’s MBA Association and GW CIBER Professional Women’s Roundtable Dinner: 5:45-9:30 pm in Washington, DC

Wednesday, 22 Oct: PMI WDC Chapter Washington Circle Luncheon: 12-1 pm in Washington, DC

Thursday, 6 Nov: PMI Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande Chapters 2nd Annual NM International Project Management Day 2014: 7:30 am-5 pm in Albuquerque, NM

Friday, 7 Nov: PMI Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande Chapters Half-day Risk Management Training: 7:30 am-12 pm in Albuquerque, NM

MSPM: In the Know, May 15, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Congratulations Graduates!
Summer Semester Starts Monday
Professional Portraits from F. David Fowler Career Center

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Congratulations Graduates!

This morning, MSPM students walked across the stage in the Charles E. Smith Center for the GW School of Business Specialized Masters Celebration. Congratulations to all of our graduates from the fall 2013, spring 2014, and summer 2014 semesters. Check out the Facebook page for photos and videos. Do you have photos or videos to share? Add #gwmspmgrad to your photos when posting.

Graduates will receive their diplomas in the mail 8-12 weeks from their conferral date. Update your address on GWeb to avoid any shipping delays.

Summer Semester Starts Monday

Summer session 1 begins on Monday, 19 May. If you have not yet registered but need to enroll in a class that is full or closed, contact me immediately to discuss. Professors will open courses on Blackboard by the first day of class. Summer session 2 begins 7 Jul.

Professional Portraits from F. David Fowler Career Center

Are you in need of a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile or other professional use? Contact Joel Renner at the F. David Fowler Career Center to schedule a session. The summer is the perfect time to review and revise your online profiles. Joel may be reached at jrenner@gwu.edu.