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MSPM: In the Know, January 12, 2016

Top 3 for 12 Jan

Get to Know the Spring 2016 Incoming Class
The bio book for the incoming spring 2016 class is available on the blog (password: gwmspm). The incoming class participated in orientation on campus on Friday, 8 Jan. Visit the GW PMA Facebook page for pictures from the bridge game.

DreamSpark
All MSPM students, including the new spring 2016 students, have access to DreamSpark. DreamSpark provides free downloads of Microsoft software, including Project. Instructions on downloading software from DreamSpark are available on the blog (password: gwmspm). If you are accessing DreamSpark for the first time, you will need to register/create an account using your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address.

Students may also download VM Fusion, helpful if using a Mac. VM Fusion simulates a Windows environment on Macs.

Add/Drop Deadlines
Looking add or drop a course? Be aware of the various add/drop deadlines. The Office of the Registrar provides all deadlines to be aware of as they relate to registration. 24 Jan is the last day to add a course on GWeb. 7 Feb is the last day to drop a course on GWeb. Be aware of the refund schedule, as well.

MSPM: In the Know, September 3, 2015

Top 3 for 3 Sep

DreamSpark and Microsoft Project
The GWSB IT team is working to ensure MSPM students have access to DreamSpark and are able to download Microsoft Project. Once all accounts have been either created or renewed an update will be sent to all. For those enrolled in DNSC 6261 and DNSC 6262, Prof Jain is aware of the situation. An alternative means of accessing Microsoft Project is available through the Virtual Computer Lab.
3rd Annual GWSB Career Week, 8-11 Sep
The F. David Fowler Career Center is proud to host Career Week 2015 next week, 8-11 Sep. The programming prepares GWSB students to compete effectively in the employment market while networking and connecting with hiring decision makers. This event is open to all GWSB students. RSVP for each event via GWorkSB >> Events >> Workshops.

GWSB Short-Term Study Away Programs Announced for Winter & Spring 2016
The GWSB Global & Experiential Education team announced the winter and spring 2016 short-term study away programs last week. Interested in learning more about the courses and destinations? Attend the Short-term Study Away Information Session on Tuesday, 15 Sep, 6-7:30 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 251. For those not able to attend, the session will be recorded and posted online for all to view. The courses qualify as general elective options for the MSPM degree.

MSPM: In the Know, August 25, 2015

Top 3 for 25 Aug

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!
Thursday, August 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
800 21st ST, NW

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.

DNSC 6267 Planning & Scheduling Software Resources

All current MSPM students have access to DreamSpark to download Microsoft software, including Microsoft Project. Read the instructions on registering with DreamSpark and downloading the software prior to contacting the MSPM office with questions. When registering on the DreamSpark site, be sure to use your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address. Students will then create their own password for the DreamSpark site. Links to DreamSpark and the instructions (PDF file) are included in the Resources tab on this site.

Information on downloading VM Fusion is also available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org, see the Resources tab.  Students using a Mac who need to create a virtual PC environment to run Project will need to download VM Fusion.

New to Microsoft Project? GW offers training resources through SkillPort. Information on logging on to the site and searching for online training for Microsoft Project is detailed on the GW Division of IT site. Please direct your requests for support to either teachme@gwu.edu or the IT Support Center at 202-994-GWIT (4948).

MSPM: In the Know, January 15, 2014

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Welcome to the Spring 2014 Class
Summer 2014 Short-term Study Abroad Options
PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 Jan

Dear MSPM Students,

I am excited to welcome everyone back to school this week. I encourage everyone to reacquaint themselves with their classmates, professors, and the academic technology for the program. A plethora of resources and information are available to you at my.gwu.edu, the Office of the Registrar website, and www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Class

Please join me in welcoming the spring 2014 incoming class of MSPM students. The diverse class of students hail from across the globe, including Azerbaijan, Ghana, and Saudi Arabia. The domestic students hail from DC to Los Angeles. The bio book for the new class will be posted shortly onto www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

All new spring 2014 students now have access to DreamSpark to download Microsoft software, excluding Office. Read the instructions on registering with DreamSpark and downloading the software prior to contacting the MSPM office with questions. When registering on the DreamSpark site, be sure to use your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address.

Information on downloading VM Fusion is also available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org, see the Resources tab.

Summer 2014 Short-term Study Abroad Options

We are excited to see four MSPM enrolled in the TSTD 6282 Russia: Behind the Scenes at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games program. Are you interested in taking advantage of a similar short-term study abroad program in the summer 2014 term? Review the list of available programs through the GWSB Global & Experiential Education office’s website and pay special attention to the application deadlines. Some program deadlines are today, 15 Jan.

Remember, short-term study abroad program courses must be approved by the MSPM director prior to enrollment. Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss the application of a study-abroad program for fulfillment of your elective requirements.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 Jan

Attend the 22 Jan Washington Circle Luncheon and learn from Pritish Nawlakhe about “Managing Big Data and Hadoop Projects.” The event is free to attend, however registration is requested. Bring your lunch and earn 1 PDU. The event is open to all interested parties. Visit PMIWDC’s website for full details and to register.

The Washington Circle Luncheon is a monthly event made possible by the generous support of the GW Master of Science in Project Management program. The event is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the presentation beginning at 12pm EST and is located in Duques 453.