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MSPM: In the Know, January 26, 2016

Top 3 for 26 Jan

Participate in F. David Fowler Career Center Pilot Program, 15 Students Needed
The F. David Fowler Career Center is piloting a new online resume building platform. Will you help us test it out? Participating in the pilot program will ensure a perfectly formatted resume adhering to the GWSB standards, as well as detailed feedback from a graduate career coach on the content of your resume. We need 15 students to help us test out this exciting new product. If interested, email Annie Rao at annierao@gwu.edu.

Town Hall with Dean Livingstone, 27 Jan
Dean Livingstone will host a town hall tomorrow, 27 Jan, 6-7 p.m. EST in Duques Hall 353. The town hall is an opportunity to provide feedback on the specialized masters programs, the School of Business, and your experience at GW. A separate session will be scheduled for online students. A date and time will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Apply for the VETWORKING Program by 28 Jan
The Veteran Employment Initiative VETWORKING program, sponsored by the MITRE Corporation, provides veterans with career transition and personal growth experiences and education necessary to succeed in seeking civilian employment. Learn more and sign up at http://www.nvtc.org/events.

GW Valor Professional Credentialing Grant, Applications Due 1 Nov 2015

The GW VALOR student growth strategy is to improve access and affordability of a quality GW education for the military and veteran community. There are a myriad of GW VALOR initiatives which support the mission. One such initiative is that the GW VALOR Professional Grant, where GW VALOR reimburses the cost (in the form of a grant) to take the examination for designated credentials.

Applications for tests occurring August 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016 now open. Apply Here. Due November 1, 2015.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Erwin at serwin@gwu.edu , or call (202)-994-0738 .

Eligible Programs

  • Accounting (CPA)
  • Marketing (PCM)
  • Project Management (PMP)
  • Human Resources (PCHR)
  • Nursing (RN/NP)
  • Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Law Bar Exam (JD)
  • Paralegal (PCPS)
  • Private Detective and Investigator (PI)
  • Professional Counselor (CPC)
  • Other

Supplemental Edition of MSPM: In the Know, April 2, 2015

Bonus Two

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 mspminfo@gwu.edu 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.

MSPM: In the Know, March 24, 2015

Top 3 for 24 Mar

Summer and Fall 2015 Classes
Registration is now open for both the summer and fall 2015 semesters. Review your plans in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me, and register for classes to ensure you earn the seat in the course/section you want/need.

The Blackboard Collaborate schedule for summer 2015 is now available on the blog.
As a reminder, all general elective courses must be approved by your advisor to apply to the degree requirements. Failure to receive approval for your general elective may result in you having to take additional courses. Schedule an advisement session, plan ahead, and never make assumptions. Please also remember that you have both a general elective requirement to fulfill and a DNSC elective requirement. A DNSC elective is one that is offered by the Decision Sciences Department. Consult DegreeMAP to confirm your individual program requirements.

• VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant
The Office of Military and Veteran Student Services and GW Career Services are proud to announce a new initiative aimed to support our VALOR students in their efforts towards professional development. The VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant allows for eligible VALOR students to apply for reimbursement grants towards a number of professional certification exams. 10 exams are included on the list, the PMP being of most relevance to MSPM students. Application period is 1-20 Apr. Visit http://services.military.gwu.edu/valor-professional-credentialing-grant for details.

GW Women in Business Sixth Annual Spring Conference, 28 Mar
The GW Women in Business Association is hosting their sixth annual spring conference on Saturday, 28 Mar. This year’s conference, “Be Bold, Be You,” will feature business leaders from Lucky Group, Donna Karen, Under Armour Women, and Chobani. Purchase tickets before they sell out at gwwibspringconference.org!

VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant

VALOR and the Office of Military Affairs in conjunction with GW Career Services is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at supporting our VALOR students at GW in their efforts towards professional development with the advent of the VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant. Eligible VALOR students may apply for a reimbursement grant to be applied towards a number of professional certification exams. The initial ten eligible exams are listed below and we hope this program will continue to expand in the future. Further information and applications can be found at http://services.military.gwu.edu/scholarships. Applications for tests taken or to be taken between February 2015 and July 2015 may submitted as of April 1 and are due no later than April 20.

o             Accounting (CPA)

o             Marketing (PCM)

o             Project Management (PMP)

o             Human Resources (PCHR)

o             Nursing (RN/NP)

o             Professional Engineer (PE)

o             Law Bar Exam (JD)

o             Paralegal (PCPS)

o             Private Detective and Investigator (PI)

o             Professional Counselor (CPC)

MSPM: In the Know, July 16, 2014

MSPM: In the Know


Need-Based Scholarship Deadline, 24 Jul
Graduate Fellow Position, GW Military and Veteran Career Services
1 More Volunteer Needed for Fall Orientation

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Need-Based Scholarship Deadline, 24 Jul

Thursday, 24 Jul, is the deadline to apply for the need-based scholarships available for the fall 2014 semester. Details on the criteria and application process are available on the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

Essays received with spelling errors, poor grammar, or formatting issues receive less consideration than those that exhibit graduate-level writing. Take full advantage of the GW resources that your tuition payments fund, such as the GW Writing Center or the English for Academic Purposes Program.

Graduate Fellow Position, GW Military and Veteran Career Services

The Interdisciplinary Career Services Initiatives office within the GW Center for Career Services is looking to fill their Graduate Fellow for Interdisciplinary Initiatives position for the 2014-2015 academic year. The fellow will participate as a member of the team charged with advancing career services and resources for military-related students including current service, veterans and military families.

Fellow is paid an hourly rate and is expected to work 20-25 hours per week. Must be a current GW graduate student that is either a veteran, active duty service member, or dependent to fill the position. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Marva Gumbs Jennings, Managing Director, Interdisciplinary Initiatives with subject line: Grad Fellow-Military and Veteran Career Services to mgumbs@gwu.edu.

1 More Volunteer Needed for Fall Orientation

One additional volunteer is needed to assist with the bridge game during the fall 2014 MSPM orientation scheduled on Friday, 15 Aug. This is a great way to meet the incoming students, plus lunch is provided. Time commitment is 1:30 to 4 pm. Contact Cambria Happ at chapp@gwu.edu if you are interested.