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MSPM: In the Know

Top 3 for 3 May

1 – Resources and Student Engagement

Winners to be announced this week: Free seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course! The MSPM program is pleased to offer three free registrations to the Spring 2016 PMP Prep Course. Application has closed on 29 April 2016 and we are thrilled to have received many applications. Thank you to those who applied! The program is currently reviewing applications. The three winners will be notified via email this week.

The Growth Dialogue & GW-CIBER is hosting a free event, “The Impact of Disruptive Technology.”  Special Guest Speaker: Timothy Persons, Chief Scientist, U.S. Government Accountability Office. Speaker & Moderator: Danny Leipziger, Managing Director, The Growth Dialogue; Professor of Practice of International Business, GW School of Business. Open to all students, including MSPM students. Learn more about this event here.

There is still time to sign up for an evening of fun: Barrel Oak Winery Night!   The event was well recommended by MSPM students from last year. Event details below:

When: Wednesday, May 11th
Time: 5:30PM – 9:30PM
Where: Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane, VA
Register HERE

2- MSPM Personnel Change

Reminder, Agnes Socrates is now your point of contact for questions about the MSPM program (see her blog from March). Ms. Cambria Happ has taken an Executive Director  role early this year with the GWUSB Masters Programs. While she’s happy to help during this transition, please direct your program-related questions to Agnes:

Email: aesocrates@gwu.edu | 202-994-1033 | schedule an advising session  via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

This is the best time to schedule an advisement session to talk about Summer and Fall 2016 registration with Ms. Socrates.

3 –  Residency Week and Commencement

The MSPM Spring 2016 DNSC 6269 residency week begins on Monday, May 9 and will run through Thursday, May 12. This is the time when students enrolled in Project Management Application course (Capstone) come to campus to present their projects. Capstone students demonstrate their ability to integrate their accumulated learning experience and educational knowledge as well as to produce new information by applying their skills to the creation of a project management handbook; by evaluating and suggesting improvements in specific project environments; and through a case study or by analyzing some project management practices to determine the best. All the best to Spring 2016 Capstone students!

Reminder to graduating students, the GWUSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration Commencement is on Friday, May 13. Students must report to Funger Hall Lobby by 2:15 PM. Students will line up at Funger Hall Lobby then proceed to Smith Center as a group.   See the schedule here.

The University Commencement is on Sunday, May 15. More information is posted on GWU Commencement website.

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

MSPM: In the Know, March 15, 2016

Top 3 for 15 Mar

Welcome Agnes Socrates, New Administrative Director, MSPM
It is with great pleasure to introduce the new administrative director of the MSPM program. Agnes Socrates assumed her new position on Monday, 14 Mar. She will begin reaching out to each of you to schedule advisement sessions in the coming week. Read her full introduction on the MSPM blog.

AY16-17 Tuition Rates Posted
The tuition rates for the 2016-2017 academic year were released and are available on the Student Accounts Office website. The per credit hour rate for summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017 terms will be $1,600.

Breakfast and Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs
Attend the Breakfast and Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs event on Thursday, 31 Mar. Event is from 7:30-9 a.m. at Convene in McLean, VA. Register online.

Message from New Administrative Director, Agnes Socrates

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new Director for the GWSB Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program. As a recent MSPM program alumna, I have a strong interest in seeing the MSPM program continue to grow and prosper. Throughout my time as a student, I have grown very familiar with the program, including its faculty, staff and students. There is no greater honor than to have the opportunity to work with students like you, whom I regard with so much admiration for the unique experiences you bring to the program.

As your adviser, I wish to instill in you, an outlook in life that builds on the strength within yourself to conquer the journey to success. While I am fortunate to have met many of you at the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 orientations, I intend to meet
with you individually between now and August 2016 to map out a plan for your future semesters and to hear your feedback so we may continue to improve your experience with the program. My ultimate goal is to see you succeed and give you the best learning experience possible. For the graduating class, I will meet with you as a group for a feedback session in May. I am dedicated to connecting with current students and alumni so we may continue to attract exceptional students. My duties as Director will continue the work of my predecessor, Cambria Happ who has done a remarkable job running the program.

The MSPM program attracts high-caliber students from a wide variety of careers, background, cultures, and geographies. It’s been my experience that the program’s diversity is one of its strongest assets. My own professional background started in the Philippines where I worked on international development projects with USAID and the World Wildlife Fund. Since moving to the United States in 2004, I have taken on a series of increasingly advanced roles in academic administration at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the George Washington University. I look forward to sharing my 15 years of local and international experience to advise the MSPM students and work with faculty towards continued success in the fast-paced and ever evolving field of project management.