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MSPM: In the Know, November 25, 2015

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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.

MSPM: In the Know, March 5, 2014

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Summer 2014 Registration Open
Last Day to Withdraw from Spring 2014 Courses, 7 Mar
Business Gives Back Gala, 29 Mar

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer 2014 Registration Open

Registration for the summer 2014 semester is now open. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. If you need to discuss your course options or make changes to your plan in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me. If you have an outstanding financial balance on your account you will be unable to register due to a financial hold. Please remedy this as soon as possible as I am unable to override financial holds on your account or save a seat for you in any of the courses.

Last Day to Withdraw from Spring 2014 Classes, 7 Mar

Friday, 7 Mar, is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form. If you need to withdraw from a course, please discuss with the professor first and then me to process the necessary paperwork.

Business Gives Back Gala, 29 Mar

Attend the 4th Annual Business Gives Back Gala on Saturday, 29 Mar, at the Long View Gallery in Washington, DC. Tickets are on sale now. Purchase tickets before 19 Mar and save $15. Visit business.gwu.edu/bgb/gala to learn more and register to attend.

MSPM: In the Know, October 11, 2013

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Free Conference Registration to PMI GCNA, 27-29 Oct
Change to GWSB Celebration Schedule, May 2014
Share Your Success Stories in GWBusiness

Dear MSPM Students,

This special issue of MSPM: In the Know contains exciting new information for all MSPM students.

Free Conference Registration to PMI Global Congress 2013–North America, 27-29 Oct

The MSPM program is happy to offer one complimentary full registration to the PMI Global Congress 2013–North America in New Orleans, LA on October 27-29, 2013. Join thousands of professionals in project management from across the globe to participate in a program and exhibit hall that will provide practical information to increase efficiency, productivity and profitability while tackling the challenges facing the project management profession.

If you are interested in attending, send an email to chapp@gwu.edu with a brief statement as to why you deserve to receive the complimentary registration (no more than 250 words). A recipient will be selected by 5pm EDT Tuesday, October 15. The full registration is valued at $1,675. Please note that the offer is limited to the Full Congress Registration and does not provide funding or support for travel, lodging, meals, incidentals, etc. In exchange for the full conference registration, we would like for the recipient to provide a summary of their experience at the event to be shared via social media, the blog, or in a future newsletter.

Change to GWSB Celebration Schedule, May 2014

Due to the increase in the number of graduating students we have exceeded maximum capacity at the Smith Center. As a result, the School of Business will host two ceremonies during commencement week. Those graduating from the specialized masters programs will be honored at the GWSB Celebration on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 7:30pm in Lisner Auditorium. Further details will be released as we approach graduation, but I wanted to be sure that everyone was aware of the dates so that you may plan accordingly. The benefit of this decision is that each student should receive additional tickets for their guests at the GWSB Celebration.

Those taking DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (capstone) in spring 2014 in the distance mode should plan for residency week to be scheduled May 12-16, 2014. All graduating MSPM students will also be invited to a feedback session during lunch on Friday, May 16.

Finally, the University Commencement will remain as planned for Sunday, May 18, 2014. The event usually begins at 10 and is held on the National Mall. All those graduating in fall 2013, spring 2014, and summer 2014 are eligible to participate in both the GWSB Celebration and the University Commencement in May 2014.

Share Your Success Stories in GWBusiness

We want to highlight your successes in the next issue of GWBusiness, the biannual GW School of Business magazine. Did you win an award or receive professional recognition in the past 6 months? Perhaps you worked with a team in one of your classes on a project the was then implemented within your organization? Or were you involved in organizing an event for a student association that directly impacted society or business? Share your stories and pictures with the program so that we can show the world why GWSB is a top school for project managers!

MSPM: In the Know, August 21, 2013

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Fall 2013 Registration Schedule 
Fall 2013 MSPM Scholarship Recipient
Upcoming Networking and Educational Events

Dear MSPM Students,

Welcome back! And a special welcome to the 50+ new students beginning this fall! I hope that everyone had a great summer and that you are ready to start the fall semester. Looking for a refresher on your fellow MSPM classmates? Visit the bio books under the Resources tab of www.gwprojectmanagement.org, connect via Blackboard once the professors activate the classes (may not be until 1st day of class), or locate your classmates using the directory on my.gwu.edu.

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Fall 2013 Registration Schedule

Classes begin the week of August 26, 2013. Register via the GWeb Info Systems site through August 25 to avoid late registration fees. Late registration fees ($80) go into effect August 26. September 20 is the last day to drop a course without academic penalty, however you should be aware of the refund schedule. Courses dropped beginning the first day of classes are subject to the university refund schedule.

Fall 2013 MSPM Scholarship Recipient

Thank you to everyone who applied for the scholarships available to current MSPM students in the fall semester. We received a large number of applications, however we were only able to issue one award for each scholarship. Congratulations to John Tapia, PMP, who received the MSPM Scholarship worth $4,000. John is a project manager on the MaRIE Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Upcoming Networking and Educational Events

Wednesday, August 21, 5:30-7:30pm – PMIWDC and GW PMA Professional Networking Event at Tonic in DC

Wednesday, August 28, 11:30am-1pm – PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon at GWSB in DC

Thursday, September 19, 6-7:30pm – GW Graduate School of Business 2013-2014 Kick-off! at The Reef in DC

MSPM: In the Know, August 1, 2013

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GWSB 2013-2014 Kickoff Event, Sep 19
Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) Needed for Fall
Fall 2013 Scholarship Deadline, Aug 9

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

GWSB 2013-2014 Kickoff Event, Sep 19

All GW School of Business graduate students are invited to attend the September 19 event, scheduled for 6-7:30pm. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Location information to be confirmed by the organizers. Students, alumni, and guests are invited. Register today

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) Needed for Fall

Students interested in serving as a GTA for MSPM courses in the fall 2013 term are encouraged to contact an MSPM professor directly or the MSPM program office. Interested in assisting a specific professor or for a specific course? Contact the professor assigned for the fall courses immediately (see the Schedule of Classes from the Office of the Registrar). If you are not sure who to contact, please contact the MSPM program office and we will direct you to the correct person. More information on the GTA program is available online

Fall 2013 Scholarship Deadline, Aug 9

Per the original announcement on July 10, funding was made available to current MSPM students in the fall 2013 semester. We have two scholarships, each in the amount of $4,000, to be awarded per the scholarship criteria and guidelines outlined in the applications on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications must be submitted on or before August 9, 2013. Late applications will not be accepted. Good luck!

Director of Online Initiatives – GW School of Business

The GW School of Business is looking for an individual to provide strategic leadership for the design, development, and implementation of online initiatives using state-of-the-art technologies and instructional design. The Director will be responsible for the coordination and facilitation of the growth and expansion of online programs at GWSB in general and of the GWSB Digital Community in particular.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in online program management, teaching, and/or learning
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial experience/orientation
  • Demonstrated increasing levels of professional responsibility and success
  • Strong networking skills and evidence of building partnerships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of executives, administration, faculty, and students

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Experience in the design and teaching of training programs on technical subjects

For details and to apply, visit https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/16116.

Business Gives Back 3rd Annual Gala

Title: Business Gives Back 3rd Annual Gala
Location: National Press Club
Link out: Click here
Description:

What is Business Gives Back?

· Business Give Back often referred to as BGB is a student-led organization.

· The goal of the organization is to provide community service opportunities to current business students; as well as promote socially responsible business practices that give back to the community.

· Employers will be in attendance and sponsoring BGB. There will be alumni, students, and faculty from a variety of backgrounds, industries and departments.

One way that we promote socially acceptable business practices is through our Gala…

· The 3rd annual BGB Gala will take place on April 20th at the press club

· At the event we will be honoring one esteemed alumni and one student-led initiative that promotes the three pillars of GW business school “Act Responsibly, Lead Passionately, Think Globally.”

· This event is cocktail attire, so bring a date or go stag if you prefer; there will be music, dancing, and beverages – it’s a great place to celebrate the end of the semester in fun classy way.

· In order to buy tickets you must go to our website www.business.gwu.edu/bgb and select RSVP to event. Advanced tickets are $50, however on April 1st ticket prices will go up to $65.

Lastly we need Student-led Initiative Nominations!

· As mentioned before a student Led Initiative will be honored at the Gala.

· If you or someone you know is a part of a project, club, or business that exemplifies the three pillars of the business school, nominate them to win prize money and be showcased through a video presentation at the Gala!

· To nominate go to our website www.business.gwu.edu/bgb and click the box on the right side “Nomination Form-student”
Start Date: 2013-04-20
Start Time: 20:30
End Date: 2013-04-21
End Time: 00:00

Save the Date – April 11 – PMA and PMAA Speed Networking Event

GWSB

Dear MSPM Students,

As your board of the GW Project Management Association (PMA), we are reaching out to update you on the latest PMA plans for the spring.  The PMA aims to help MSPM students connect with fellow students, program alumni, and the University through innovative programming and events.

Save the Date

This semester we are exploring opportunities for alumni to support current students in the MSPM program.  On April 11, 2013, from 5:30-7:30pm, the PMA and the Project Management Alumni Association (PMAA) will host a student and alumni networking event in Washington, DC.  If you are interested in participating, please save the date and send an e-mail to pmprog@gwu.edu no later than March 15, 2013.  We hope to see many of you at the event.  Additional details will be provided as the event date approaches.

Connect with Us

If you are not in the DC area and have ideas on how the PMA can better engage with distance students, please do not hesitate to reach out to the PMA with your ideas and recommendations.

Thank you for your continued support of GW and the PMA!

Sincerely,

PMA Board
pmprog@gwu.edu

Anna Matsiras, President
Fiona Saunders, Vice President
Kent Nye, Assistant Vice President