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MSPM: In the Know, March 8, 2016

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PMIWDC Event: Developing a Comprehensive Social Media Management Strategy, 23 Mar
The PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon will host Brian Loebig on Wednesday, 23 Mar. Brian will speak on developing a comprehensive social media management strategy. Register online to attend the free event. Event in Duques Hall, room 453 at 12-1 p.m.

FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law, 10 Mar
You are cordially invited to join the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance for its first FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law on Thursday, 10 Mar, at GW Law School. This free day-long conference will feature industry leaders, academic experts, government regulators, and legal scholars to discuss the future of new financial technologies and what it means for the law. Register to attend today!

Thank You for Voting
The recipient of the 2016 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award will be announced shortly. Thank you to everyone who submitted a vote.

MSPM: In the Know, January 19, 2016

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Town Hall with Dean Livingstone, 27 Jan
Dean Linda Livingstone will host a town hall on Wednesday, 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 directly to Dean Livingstone. We hope that you can attend.
A separate session will be scheduled for online students. A date and time will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Attend the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon Events this Spring
The GWSB MSPM program is proud to host the monthly free brownbag luncheon series. Earn 1 PDU and learn from top speakers in the DC metro area. Visit www.pmiwdc.org for the latest schedule.

New Student Orientation Slides
For those who attended the new student orientation on 8 Jan, the slides from the day-long session are attached.

MSPM: In the Know, October 20, 2015

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Message from Cambria Happ
Effective Monday, 19 Oct, I assumed a new position at the GW School of Business. I will now serve as Executive Director, GWSB Masters Programs. In this new role I am responsible for the management of the administrative and academic advising aspects of graduate-level programs to include MBA programs and specialized masters programs. I will continue to fulfill the Director, MS in Project Management role until a replacement is identified. With that said, rest assured that you may continue to contact me to discuss your program plan, to request official letters, or to discuss any other aspect of the MSPM program. You may schedule advisement sessions with me at www.meetme.so/gwmspm.
Once a new program director is hired, we will work together to provide a seamless transition for the program. Students are our first priority and we will work to ensure you have full access to the variety of resources and information at GWSB.

Business Analytics Speaker Series: Deriving Value from Agile Project Management, 23 Oct
MSPM students and alumni are invited to attend the upcoming Business Analytics Speaker Series event on Friday, 23 Oct, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Joshua Seckel, Chief of Applied Technology Division at DHS USCIS, will present “Deriving Value from Agile Project Management.” Event location is Duques Hall, room 258. Seminar will apply towards the business analytics certificate seminar requirement.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 28 Oct
David Offenkrantz presents “Some Successful Keys to Stakeholder Management” at the next PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon. Make plans to attend the lunchtime event on Wednesday, 28 Oct, 12-1 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 453. Register online, event is free.

MSPM: In the Know, September 8, 2015

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EY Recruiting MSPM Students, 17 Sep
Have you registered to attend the Ernst & Young Information Session and Case Study Workshop? Time is running out! EY is coming to campus Thursday, 17 Sep, 5:30-7 p.m. to recruit MSPM students. Meet with members of the EY Advisory team, learn about available job opportunities and attend a workshop on how to tackle a consulting case interview. Register to attend via GWorkSB >> Events >> Info Sessions.
Not able to attend? Send your resume to MSPM alumna and EY employee Anna Matsiras at anna.matsiras@ey.com.

Winter & Spring 2016 Short-Term Study Away Programs Announced
The GWSB Global & Experiential Education team has announced the winter and spring 2016 short-term study away programs. Interested in learning more about the courses and destinations? Attend an information session Tuesday, 15 Sep, 6-7:30 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 251. For those not able to attend, the session will be recorded and posted online for all to view. The courses qualify as general electives for the MSPM degree.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Seminar, 23 Sep, Applying Emotional Intelligence with Michael Van Dyke, PMP
Attend the free seminar Wednesday, 23 Sep, 12-1 p.m. in Duques Hall, room 453. Michael Van Dyke, PMP will speak on applying emotional intelligence and how to manage the emotional characteristics of your work environment for improved performance.

MSPM: In the Know, June 15, 2015

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Call for Presentation Proposals for 21 Sep GW DIT PPMO Symposium, Due 19 Jun
The GW Division of IT Project and Portfolio Management Office is accepting presentation proposals for their first one-day 2015 Project Management Symposium to be held Monday, 21 Sep. Proposals are due 19 Jun. Visit https://it.gwu.edu/project-management-symposium for more details on submission. Contact ditppmo@gwu.edu with questions.
Driving Better Business Outcomes, 24 Jun
The June PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon features Jason Dunn, PMP, CSM, CSPO speaking on “Driving Better Business Outcomes.” Event is free and is held at GWSB, Duques Hall, room 453 on Wednesday, 24 Jun, 12-1 p.m. Register online today! 

Internship at Causal Links
An internship ideal for an MSPM student is available on GWorkSB, GW Position ID 822785. Massoud Moussavi at Causal Links is seeking an intern for 10-20 hours per week over the summer. Massoud reached out to the MSPM program specifically for the position. The position may continue into the fall. International students may apply. Seeking individual(s) with skills/interests in business development, communication, administrative issues, and/or programming.

MSPM: In the Know, January 15, 2014

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Welcome to the Spring 2014 Class
Summer 2014 Short-term Study Abroad Options
PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 Jan

Dear MSPM Students,

I am excited to welcome everyone back to school this week. I encourage everyone to reacquaint themselves with their classmates, professors, and the academic technology for the program. A plethora of resources and information are available to you at my.gwu.edu, the Office of the Registrar website, and www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

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Welcome to the Spring 2014 Class

Please join me in welcoming the spring 2014 incoming class of MSPM students. The diverse class of students hail from across the globe, including Azerbaijan, Ghana, and Saudi Arabia. The domestic students hail from DC to Los Angeles. The bio book for the new class will be posted shortly onto www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

All new spring 2014 students now have access to DreamSpark to download Microsoft software, excluding Office. Read the instructions on registering with DreamSpark and downloading the software prior to contacting the MSPM office with questions. When registering on the DreamSpark site, be sure to use your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address.

Information on downloading VM Fusion is also available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org, see the Resources tab.

Summer 2014 Short-term Study Abroad Options

We are excited to see four MSPM enrolled in the TSTD 6282 Russia: Behind the Scenes at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games program. Are you interested in taking advantage of a similar short-term study abroad program in the summer 2014 term? Review the list of available programs through the GWSB Global & Experiential Education office’s website and pay special attention to the application deadlines. Some program deadlines are today, 15 Jan.

Remember, short-term study abroad program courses must be approved by the MSPM director prior to enrollment. Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss the application of a study-abroad program for fulfillment of your elective requirements.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 Jan

Attend the 22 Jan Washington Circle Luncheon and learn from Pritish Nawlakhe about “Managing Big Data and Hadoop Projects.” The event is free to attend, however registration is requested. Bring your lunch and earn 1 PDU. The event is open to all interested parties. Visit PMIWDC’s website for full details and to register.

The Washington Circle Luncheon is a monthly event made possible by the generous support of the GW Master of Science in Project Management program. The event is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the presentation beginning at 12pm EST and is located in Duques 453.

MSPM: In the Know, October 16, 2013

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Spring 2014 Registration Opens 4 Nov
Self-Service Enrollment Certificates
Upcoming Networking, Education, and Social Events

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Spring 2014 Registration Opens 4 Nov

Registration for spring 2014 classes begins Monday, November 4, 2013. Review your degree plan in DegreeMAP (via GWeb) to confirm that you are on track for the spring term. Each student should also schedule an advisement session with me to touch base on your progress in the program and to confirm your plans for the spring. Schedule the session online via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

Self-Service Enrollment Certificates

Current students can obtain enrollment certificates through a GWeb link to the National Student Clearinghouse. Select “Obtain an Enrollment Verification” from the Student Records Information Menu to print your own instant verification.

Letters of Enrollment primarily certify the semesters in which a student is or has been enrolled, the dates of those semesters, and the student’s enrollment status (full-time, etc.).

Upcoming Networking, Education and Social Events

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 8:45am-12pm – Volunteer with YGL at DC Central Kitchen in DC

Friday-Sunday, October 18-20, 2013 – Colonials Weekend in DC

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12-1pm – GWebinar “The Introvert’s Guide to Workplace Happiness and Productivity”

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 11:30am-1pm – PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon at GWSB in DC

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 6-10pm – Graduate Student Networking Social at Alumni House in DC

MSPM: In the Know, September 25, 2013

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PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 25 Sep
Congratulations to Fiona Saunders, Christle Scholarship Recipient
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes, 18 Oct

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 25 Sep

Today’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon speaker is John Dittmer, who will present on “Risk Management.” Join us today in Duques Hall, room 453 at 12pm for the 60 minute presentation. The event is free to attend, plus you are welcome to bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation. Earn 1 PDU for certified PMs. Visit PMIWDC’s website for full details.

Congratulations to Fiona Saunders, Christle Scholarship Recipient

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Congratulations to MSPM student Fiona Saunders on receiving the Gaylord E. (Gary) Christle Scholarship in 2013. The $3,000 scholarship is provided through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation in honor of the distinguished government service career of a founding member of the Performance Management Association, now known as the Former PMI College of Performance Management. The scholarship is designed to support scholarly studies and scientific advancement in the fields of acquisition, program and project management. Well done Fiona!

Interested in learning more about external scholarships available to those pursuing an 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 the details.

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes, 18 Oct

Friday, October 18 is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form. Be mindful of the refund schedule if you must withdraw from a course. In addition, you should also schedule an advisement session with me to discuss the impact of your withdrawal from one or more of your courses.