The GW Project Management Association (PMA) along with the Project Management Alumni Association (PMAA) hosted an amazing Speed Networking event at the School of Business on Thursday, April 11. Alumni represented many different organizations including:
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Booz Allen Hamilton
Micron Technology, Inc.
Internal Revenue Service
Visionary Integration Professionals
Project Management Institute
The event opened with a welcome by PMAA Vice President Sara Alsaffar and followed by the PMA President, Anna Matsiras, who summarized the events that the PMA had hosted this year.
Then we got down to business. The 30 participants were assigned to tables and the banter began. With some light nudging the conversation began with drafted questions from both the PMA and PMAA. The interactions quickly developed into full fledged conversations. Conversation topics included PMP certification, GW’s integration and accreditation by PMI, industry acceptance of project management as a profession, planning course loads, graduation plans, perceptions of courses and the ever elusive jobs, jobs, jobs!
Everyone had a great time and met new classmates and made strong connections with our alumni community. Again, we want to thank the PMAA for their participation and their co-sponsorship of the event with the MSPM program! Thank you to everyone who came out, and if you missed it, please keep an eye out for notification of the next event on May 10th. We will try to squeeze in a happy hour before semester’s end, too!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!