Have you won a scholarship for the upcoming academic year? We’d love to hear about it! Please provide your name, the scholarship name, and the source of the funding. We want to congratulate you on earning the award. You also have the option to share the news with us via social media using #GWSBProud.
• RRMC Seeking a Project Manager (Washington, DC)
The Research & Regulatory Management Council (RRMC) is seeking a project manager to provide comprehensive oversight by planning, directing, and coordinating activities to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished for multiple joint venture and task force programs. RRMC designs and develops required health and safety data for raw chemical manufacturers and companies that market end-use products.
The position was shared by a current MSPM student. To apply, email your resume and cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and salary expectations, to Holly Schroeder at email@example.com. More details and a full job description are available on the blog.
•GW PMA-Sponsored PMP Prep Course, May 2015
The GW PMA is proud to sponsor a PMP prep course organized by the PMI Washington DC Chapter. The event is open to all GW students interested in pursuing the PMP certification. Event will be held on two consecutive weekends, 2-3 May and 9-10 May. Register now, space is limited!
•New PMA Board Elected
Congratulations to the newly elected GW Project Management Association (PMA) board of directors. Their term is effective December 1, 2014-November 30, 2015. Your new board is as follows:
President: Jade Ademiluyi
VP, Events: Nomi Nouri
VP, Marketing: Colleen Hoffman
Chief Budget Officer: Melody Peppard
Distance Student Representative: David Jackson
MBAA Representative: Duke Anh Ngo
PMIWDC Representative: Wilbert Davis
• Spring 2015 Registration
Only 50% of the MSPM students have registered for classes in the spring semester. Be sure to complete your course registration immediately. We are starting to release seats to non-MSPM students on the wait list. Do not lose the opportunity to secure a seat in your required or preferred courses/sections.
To register in DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone), you must complete and submit a Registration Transaction Form to my attention via email, fax, or in person. You cannot register via GWeb for DNSC 6269.
•Win Tickets to “Colbert Report” Taping
Free tickets will be available by lottery to GW students. Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” will bring its Emmy-winning blend of news and satirical comedy to GW’s Lisner Auditorium on Monday, 8 Dec. To enter the ticket lottery, students should register online by 10 a.m. EST Thursday, 4 Dec.
•Spring 2015 Blackboard Collaborate Schedule
The Blackboard Collaborate schedule for the spring semester is now available. The Collaborate sessions provide a live weekly interface with the professor for the distance/online sections. Confirm with each professor when the first Collaborate session will occur.
•Vote for the PMA Board of Directors
The ballot is now available to vote for the GW Project Management Association Board of Directors. Voting ends Sunday, 23 Nov, at 11:59 p.m. Who should lead the student association next?
Congrats to John Turner, Bishop/Kloch Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations to MSPM student John Turner on receiving the Bishop/Kloch Memorial Scholarship in 2013. The $2,500 scholarship is provided through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation in honor of Bob Bishop and Joyce Kloch, both founding members of the PMI Baltimore Chapter. The scholarship is designed to support the PMI Baltimore Chapter membership’s dedication to the field of project management. Well done John!
Interested in learning more about external scholarships available to those pursuing graduate education in project management? Visit www.gwprojectmanagement.org to review the list of organizations that offer scholarships. If you know of any scholarships that may be of interest to MSPM students that are not listed on this page, contact me with details.
Get involved with student advocacy and apply for one of the open seats on the Student Association Senate. Applications are due by October 23, 2013. Contact SA Senate Leadership Committee Chair Daniel Egel-Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to address any questions.
Friday, October 18 is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form with the Dean’s permission. Given that we are now past the fourth week of classes, no refunds will be issued for courses you withdraw from. Should you need to withdraw from a course, please schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm to discuss the impact on your degree plan.
Are you looking to get involved with student advocacy? The Student Association Senate currently has open Senate seats for graduate students in the following schools: the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Medicine and Health Services, and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. There are also two non-voting Senate seats open to all first-year graduate students.
If interested, please fill out the attached application and return it to the Student Association office, Marvin Center 427 by October 23. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to SA Senate Leadership Committee Chair Daniel Egel-Weiss at email@example.com. Thank you for your interest.
Title: Alumni Speaker Series – Jeff Colclough Location: Duques Hall, 651 and 6th Fl Lobby Description: Jeff Colclough, PMP, is the Vice President of the National Security Sector of SAIC. He received his MS in 2001 from the MIS Executive Program and currently sits on the F. David Fowler Career Center’s Corporate Collaborative Council. Jeff not only lives project management every day at SAIC, but also teaches it to SAIC employees. He will speak on “My Top Ten Lessons Learned: Key Activities Every Successful PM Should Implement Now!” The event is free, however registration is required. Start Time: 17:30 Date: 2013-05-10 End Time: 19:00
A recording of the event is now available. Please note that the recording does not include video, only the audio and slides.
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!