MSPM in the KNOW: October 17, 2017

Top 3 for 17 October 2017

1- Reminder, the George Washington University Project Management Association (GWPMA) is seeking nominations from MSPM students to serve on the Board of Directors for at least a one-year term. Open positions are announced here. The candidate must be a current MSPM student and be able to serve a one-year term on the GWPMA Board of Directors. Nominations must be received before 5:00 PM ET on 20 October 2017.

2- VALOR Professional Credentialing Grant, applications due 15 November. Thanks to the generosity of former GW Trustee Mark Shenkman, the GW VALOR Professional Credentialing (VPC) Grant is able to reimburse military-affiliated students for the cost of a professional exam required to advance their career. Eligible VALOR students may apply for a reimbursement grant to be used toward professional certification including the PMP exam. Applications due no later than 15 November. Review application details and apply here.

3- PMI® Global Conference, 28-30 October. The GWMSPM is participating at the PMI® Global Conference scheduled from 28-30 October at McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois. MSPM alumnus, William Davis has generously offered his time to volunteer and join us at our exhibit table. We are thrilled to have him represent our program. If you are attending the PMI Global Conference, please come see us at booth #612 at the Exhibition Hall. The PMI Global Conference is not only a place to learn about new project management tools and services, but a place to meet up with colleagues! Let us know if you will be there, email mspminfo@gwu.edu.

MSPM: In the KNOW, September 20, 2016

1-Reminder, application deadline for the upcoming Winter Short Term Study Away Programs is 25 September. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, 25 September. This experience would count toward your elective requirement for MSPM degree. Check out available programs here.

2- Join us at the PMI Global Congress North America 2016! GWU MSPM will join the largest gathering of project, program and portfolio professionals at the PMI Global Congress in North America in San Diego, CA. If you are in the area or if you are attending the PMI Global Congress North America, visit our exhibit booth (#402) at the San Diego Convention Center from 25-27 September. Exhibit schedule is below:

Sunday, 25 September 2016  Exhibit hall open  10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
 Exhibit hall reception    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  
Monday, 26 September 2016  Exhibit hall open  7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016   Exhibit hall open  7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Interested in volunteering for the exhibit? E-mail aesocrates@gwu.edu no later than Thursday, 22 September.

Professors Young Kwak and Julia Keleher, and MSPM Alumnus, William Davis (’14) are presenting at the event! Show your support by coming to their presentations. Read more about William’s presentation. See Drs. Kwak and Keleher’s presentation here.

3-Immediate Hiring for Project Manager at AARP! The Project Manager position is a full-time, 8-month contract with extension potential with the same client. The current position is based in Washington DC with AARP as Client. If interested, email your resume to Raj Iyer (MSPM alum) who will do the initial screening, riyer@aarp.org.

WGL holdings, Inc. is hiring!  WGL Holdings, Inc. is a public utility holding company and the parent company of WGL, a diversified energy business that provides natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction and energy services.  The company is hiring Sr. Enterprise Category Manager to work in Springfield, VA. Check out the blog for more details.

 

MSPM Alum William Davis (’14), Presenter at the PMI Global Congress – North America 2016

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We are proud to announce that our MSPM Alum, William Davis (2014) has been selected as one of the presenters for the PMI Global Congress – North America 2016. William’s topic, Easily Estimate Projects Using Statistical PERT  was accepted and approved on June 2nd under Technical sessions category.  Presentation will take place on September 26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. PMI® Global Congress 2016 – North America brings together thousands of project and program managers, leaders and business professionals from around the world for a series of exceptional education and  networking opportunities. Congress helps develop personal skill sets – from technical and leadership to strategic and business management, empowering professionals to achieve personal career goals, and drive immediate business results to positively impact organizational objectives.

William is presenting his own estimation technique, Statistical PERT, which is a technique he created to compliment the work done by MSPM Professors Cioffi and Khamooshi who developed the Unified Scheduling Method.  Read more about William’s presentation.

In an email message to the program, William mentioned,  “The work I did to create Statistical PERT was wholly due to what I learned while in the MSPM program.  I wouldn’t be presenting in San Diego had it not been for my MSPM graduate degree, and all the hard work and learning that it represents.”

William Davis graduated from the MSPM program and was a recipient of the MSPM Academic Excellence Award in 2014. Since graduation he has been an active MSPM Ambassador and has consistently offered his time to serve as the panel moderator during student orientations. Congratulations on your recent success, William!

 

 

 

MSPM: In the Know, September 11, 2013

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GW PMA Board Application Deadline, 16 Sep
Congratulations to William Davis, Kerzner Scholarship Recipient
GWSB Career Week, 30 Sep – 4 Oct

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

GW PMA Board Application Deadline, 16 Sep

Did you attend one of the events this past year organized by the GW PMA? Would you like to attend similar events this year? Without leadership from within the student body, the GW PMA will not be able to organize such events in the future. Apply today to serve on the GW PMA Board and help organize exclusive events for your fellow students. Applications are due by Monday, September 16, at 5pm EDT. Apply today!

Congratulations to William Davis, Kerzner Scholarship Recipient

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Congratulations to MSPM student William Davis on receiving one of the four Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships awarded in 2013. The $7,500 scholarship is provided through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation Academic Scholarship Program, which is designed to financially assist qualified applicants in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management. Well done William!

Interested in learning more about the scholarships available through PMI’s Educational Foundation and about other organizations that offer funding? Visit www.gwprojectmanagement.org to review the list of organizations that offer scholarships. We are constantly updating this list as we learn about new programs.

GWSB Career Week, 30 Sep – 4 Oct

The F. David Fowler Career Center is excited to present its first ever Career Week, a week-long programming series to be held September 30 – October 4 devoted to accelerating GWSB students’ job market readiness. The week will focus primarily on careers in Finance, Marketing and Consulting with activities for both graduate and undergraduate students. Visit the Career Week website for full details and to register for the select events that do require registration.