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MSPM in the KNOW: March 21, 2017

Top 3 for 21 March 2017

1- Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule for Summer 2017 now available. Schedule for the weekly live chat sessions via the Blackboard Collaborate for Summer 2017 is now available on the blog. Students enrolled in the summer semester are highly encouraged to participate in the blackboard collaborate sessions.

2- Decision Sciences needs a Grader. The department of Decision Sciences is in need of a part-time Grader for Summer 2017. Eligibility includes current students in good standing who had already taken the DNSC 6238 Project Management Organizational Context (formerly DNSC 6290). If interested, please send your resume to: jadej@gwu.edu by 7 April.

3- Resources. Interested to learn about your funding options and professional development opportunities? Review your funding options via MSPM blog under financial assistance, fellowships and scholarships.

PMI Educational Foundation offers academic and professional development scholarships. Learn about eligibility criteria and deadlines via this link.

Veterans may be eligible for GW VALOR Professional Grant, where GW VALOR reimburses the cost (in the form of a grant) to take the examination for designated credentials such as PMP certification exam. Check GW VALOR website if interested to apply.

As announced last week, naisA is offering career development fellowship opportunities. A large career and recruitment fair is coming up on 20 April in CityCenter, Downtown DC from 6 – 9 pm. Check out event web page at www.ProtegeFair.org. MSPM students may be able to waive registration by sending a resume to Angela at angela@naisaglobal.org before 31 March.



Register Now for the 2016 PM Symposium

The 2016 PM Symposium is PMIWDC’s premiere annual event and will feature exciting speakers addressing important Project Management topics for all practitioners. You’ll have the opportunity to earn up to 7 PDUs over the course of the day, as well as network with your peers, potential employers, and industry professionals.

Friday, September 9, 2016: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

Read More at www.pmiwdc.org/pmsymposium

MSPM: In the Know, July 21, 2015

Top 3 for 21 Jul

Fall 2015 Textbook List
The textbook list for fall 2015 courses is now available on the blog at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. If you have questions about the books listed and different versions available, contact the professor for the course directly to discuss.
Interested in sharing or selling your books to a classmate? Interested in buying a used book from a classmate? Post your available books or book needs on the Facebook page or LinkedIn group.

Lockers will be available to graduate students on a first-come first-serve basis in the fall 2015 semester. Lockers are located outside of the Graduate Lounge on the 5th floor of Duques Hall. Request a locker via http://goo.gl/z2AH8D. You may begin requesting lockers on the first day of the semester, 31 Aug, at 9 a.m. EDT, no earlier. Lockers are available for $35 per semester (small) or $65 per semester (large). Payment may be made via check or money order.

Scholarships Available, 7 Aug Deadline
Scholarship funding is available for current MSPM students in the fall 2015 semester. The program will award five $4,000 scholarships to currently enrolled students. Full details on the scholarship eligibility criteria, application requirements, and deadlines are available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

Applicants are encouraged to utilize the University Writing Center or the English for Academic Purposes Program to ensure they put forth a graduate-level writing effort. Applications and/or essays received with spelling errors, poor grammar, or formatting issues receive less consideration than those that exhibit graduate-level writing.

MSPM: In the Know, July 9, 2014

MSPM: In the Know


Fall 2014 Need-Based Scholarships, 24 Jul Deadline
10-Month Annual Payment Plan Enrollment, 10 Jul Deadline
Last Day to Add/Drop Summer Session II Courses, 13 Jul Deadline

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Fall 2014 Need-Based Scholarships, 24 Jul Deadline

Need-based scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the fall 2014 semester. The program will award up to three scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500. Full details on the need-based scholarships, the eligibility criteria, and the application is available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59pm EDT Thursday, July 24, 2014; late applications will not be accepted.

Scholarship applicants are encouraged to utilize the University Writing Center or the English for Academic Purposes Program to ensure that they put forward a graduate-level writing effort. Essays received with spelling errors, poor grammar, or formatting issues receive less consideration than those that exhibit graduate-level writing.

10-Month Annual Payment Plan Enrollment, 10 Jul Deadline

GW has partnered with ECSI to offer an interest-free monthly payment plan available to all students. For those interested in the annual plan, you may spread your tuition payments out over a 10-month period. The first deadline to sign up for the service is Thursday, 10 Jul. Those who sign up by 10 Jul will pay a reduced application fee of $55. Details are available on the Student Accounts Office website.

Last Day to Add/Drop Summer Session II Courses, 13 Jul Deadline

Sunday, 13 Jul, is the last day to add a class using the GWeb Information System, and to drop a class using any means, for Summer Session II. After this date students must use a Registration Transaction Form to make changes to their schedule. GWeb registration is available from 7am – 10pm.

Please also be aware of the refund schedule for summer courses, as the policies differ from the regular schedule. Failure to plan or to take action could cost you money.

MSPM: In the Know, March 26, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Summer & Fall 2014 Registration
MSPM Alum Seeking to Hire MSPM Students

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer & Fall 2014 Registration

Registration for summer and fall 2014 courses is in full swing. Register as soon as possible to guarantee your seat in the a course. To confirm that you are tracking against your plan in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmpsm. Be sure to register as soon as possible as I will begin releasing open seats to non-MSPM students on the wait list in May.

MSPM Alum Seeking to Hire MSPM Students

REI Systems is seeking to fill two positions through the MSPM program. REI Systems in based in the DC metro area and has two open project management positions. US citizenship is not required. Contact Shweta Gupta regarding your interest at shwetagupta309@gmail.com.


Now is the time to start applying for scholarships for the fall semester. Review the list of external scholarships from organizations such as PMI, NDIA, and other professional societies. Apply early and for as many scholarships that you are eligible for. Don’t leave money sitting on the table!

Fall 2013 Scholarships Announced for Current MSPM Students – Aug 9, 2013 Deadline

Scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the fall 2013 semester. Full details for each of the two scholarships are included in the attached documents.

MSPM 201303 Scholarship Application

MSPM 201303 Need-Based Scholarship Application

Overview of scholarship guidelines:

  • Each scholarship will have one recipient for the full $4,000 award amount
  • Must be registered for a minimum of 3 credits in the fall 2013 semester
  • Must have been enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits or on an approved Leave of Absence in the spring 2013 semester
  • Student must be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Video or essay required
  • Full guidelines and eligibility criteria are included in the applications

Deadline to apply for either scholarship is August 9, 2013. Review the application in detail for the full list of guidelines, eligibility criteria, and the complete application process.

Good luck!

The Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning

The Steven and Diane Robinson Knapp Fellowship has been established at the George Washington University by Steven Knapp and Diane Richardson Knapp to recognize, reward, and facilitate creative public service and academic engagement. GW undergraduate or graduate students are selected to design and implement entrepreneurial service-learning projects. Fellows work with the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, a faculty member and may work with other students or community partners to execute a project that makes a significant difference to the lives of others.

One or more Fellowship awards will be distributed annually, within the range of $2,500 to $10,000. Fellows may apply for this award to assist with conducting research and an action project for an independent study course. However, funds cannot be used for tuition. Fellows will receive professional development opportunities as they will be able to work with community partners and/or faculty members who are subject experts. Additionally, faculty advisor will receive funding for their role as an academic advisor to selected fellows.

For more information and to apply, visit http://gwknappfellowship.wordpress.com/.  The application deadline varies annually, but is within the November to January time frame.