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In This Issue
- Stay Connected with us Online
- LinkedIn
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Volunteer Opportunities
- GWSB Majors Fair
- GW Career Advisor Network
- Links for Life Table Leaders
- Upcoming Events
- DC Events
- San Francisco Event
- Submit a Class Note

The GWSB Alumni Advocate

January 2011

The GWSB Alumni Advocate is a newsletter featuring ideas on how you can get involved with the GWSB Alumni Network, articles on recent events and information on upcoming GWSB Alumni events.

Stay connected with the GWSB Alumni Network on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter!

The GWSB Alumni Relations team is excited to announce a new and improved presence on several online social networks.  By joining us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, alumni can stay informed on upcoming programs and events, while connecting with fellow members of the GWSB Alumni Network.

We have found that these channels are useful ways for GWSB Alumni Relations to share information with you, but they are also meant to encourage communication and dialogue amongst our community. If you have a news article to share or a discussion you would like to solicit feedback on, we invite you to take the lead on posting this information.

Below is a description of where you can find the GWSB Alumni Network online and information how you can connect with us.


The GWSB LinkedIn Group is already connected to more than 6,600 alumni, faculty and staff of the school. By joining us on LinkedIn you will gain access to postings from our office which include information about upcoming programs and volunteer opportunities. In addition, group members can post and view information about career and networking opportunities. You will also be able to share your experiences and ideas by contributing to discussions on topics such as career advice and networking tactics.

Membership to the group is restricted to those that are affiliated with GWSB and must be requested. Before requesting to join, be sure to display your GWSB affiliation on your profile and your membership will be approved within a few days. We also invite you to join the official GW Alumni Association LinkedIn group. to connect to the GW Alumni Community at large.


The GWSB Alumni page is your "go to" resource for all things GWSB Alumni on Facebook! This page is intended to be the official place on Facebook where GWSB Alumni can be informed of upcoming events, programs, and GWSB News. Photos from our recent events will also be posted on here. We encourage our alumni to post comments, discussions and topics that will further engage the GWSB Alumni Network.

If you are currently a member of the GWSB alumni group on Facebook, we ask you to "Like" our new Facebook page. We have begun informing all of our existing alumni groups of our new page, so that all are aware that we will be utilizing this one source to spread information to our alumni utilizing Facebook..

Here are some other official GW Facebook pages that you may be interested in "Liking":
The George Washington University - The official page of the University
GW Today - The page for GW's official news outlet
GW Alumni - The GW Alumni Association page
The George Washington School of Business - The official page of GWSB
The F. David Fowler Career Center - The GWSB career center's page
GW School of Business - Undergrad Programs - GWSB undergraduate page


@GWSBalumni is a new resource for you to hear from the GWSB Alumni Network more frequently. In addition to updating followers on the goings on around the school, campus and alumni network, we also plan to post contests, questions, and discussion items. To make the most out of this medium, we invite you to tweet us with items you want to share with our followers.

You can follow us @GWSBalumni, and we encourage tweeting with the hashtags #GWU and #GWSB. If you are new to Twitter, we invite you to read this useful guide to learn how to get started and to begin understanding the Twitter lingo. Once you create your account and start following us @GWSBalumni, we recommend checking out these other popular GW and GWSB accounts:

@GWtweets - The official Twitter account of the University
@GWtoday - The account for GW's official news outlet
@GWgeorge - Updates and news on GW Athletics
@GWbusiness - The official account for GWSB
@GWSBundergrad - GWSB undergraduate programs
@GWSBfowler - The GWSB career center
@GWtech - The GW Tech Alumni Group account

However you choose to follow us online, you are sure to be consistently updated with news and information about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. We also encourage your participation and thought leadership in posting discussions or articles on current business events, your feedback on recent GWSB Alumni Programs and your memories from business school. We appreciate your support online, and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us on any of the above networks or email us at

Volunteer Opportunities

Share your wisdom with GWSB students and alumni. Here are some upcoming programs for you to participate in.

GWSB Undergraduate Student Majors Fair
Thursday, February 17th
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

We invite alumni volunteers to engage students in conversation about their career and the keys to a successful job search. Please email the Office of Alumni Relations at to learn more and confirm participation in these events.

GW Career Advisor Network

Join the GW Career Advisor Network. The Career Advisor Network is a GW-only online network designed as a resource for students and alumni seeking professional development or advice on a particular career. The Career Advisor Network is open to alumni who wish to participate as a volunteer advisor or wish to use the network as a service. To join the network, registration in the Alumni Online Community is required.

Create Your Advisor Profile Today!

Volunteer to be a Table Leader at Links for Life

Connect with students and fellow GWSB Alumni by volunteering at the graduate or undergraduate Links for Life Luncheon! The alumni involvement is very simple and it's a great way to connect with students. Volunteering for this event mostly involves talking to students about your profession, industry, how you got to where you are, and how your experience at GWSB has helped your career if applicable. The students will also come prepared with questions to ask you. We will be hosting our next session for graduate students on March 10th. If you are interested in participating, please contact

Upcoming Events

Please join the GWSB Alumni Network at our upcoming local and regional events! We look forward to reconnecting with you there. Check out our photo gallery with highlights from recent events.

DC Events

The 12th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture
Presented by the Institute for Corporate Responsibility
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
| 6:00 p.m.
GWU Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

Please join the Institute for Corporate Responsibility for the 12th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture.  Mr. Ian M. Cook, chairman, president and chief cxecutive officer, Colgate-Palmolive has been announced as the lecturer for 2011. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit this link.

"The Business Response to Climate Change" Conference
Thursday, February 10th | 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., reception to follow
GWU Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

The 2nd Business Response to Climate Change conference is a student-organized conference and career fair. The conference will explore how forward thinking businesses can seize market opportunities for clean technologies, how partnerships between US and foreign businesses can unlock markets and increase market infiltration, and what the clean energy markets will look like to 2030. For more information and to register, please visit the conference's official website at this link.

Save the Date
MBA Mentor Program Networking Night
Thursday, March 3 | 6:00 p.m.
Duques Hall, 6th Floor
2201 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

All participants of the MBA Mentor Program are invited to our spring semester Networking Night. The event is designed to encourage attendees to form connections with each other through industry related discussions. Stay tuned for registration information in upcoming publications.

San Francisco Event

"Where Washington Meets the Valley"
Thursday, February 17th | 6:00 p.m.
Plug and Play Tech Center
440 N. Wolfe Road
Sunnyvale, CA

Join us for a panel discussion about entrepreneurship featuring GW Alumni in Silicon Valley. A networking reception will immediately follow the program.

This event will be held in conjunction with the 2011 MBA Career Trek. Students from the MBA programs will travel to the Bay area to meet with GW Alumni for site visits and small group meetings. Students will learn about companies, career tracks and get advice about interviewing and networking.

Alumni interested in hosting a group of students should contact the Career Trek student organizers Kula Koenig and Rachel Schaengold by emailing

Submit a class note and keep your classmates updated!

Submit your class notes and keep us current on where you work, promotions, new business ventures, and any business or academic honors. Don't forget to send photos - wedding photos, baby photos, class reunion photos, etc! If you would like your class note to be publicized please send it to Class Notes, GWSB, 2033 K Street NW, Suite 230, Washington, DC 20006. If you prefer, you also may fax your information to 202-994-4411, or email us at To view the most recent class notes from fellow alumni, follow this link.

Are you looking for a new way to connect with the GWSB Alumni Community? Join our groups on LinkedIn and Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

For more information on Alumni Activities at GWSB, visit the
GWSB Alumni Homepage.

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