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In This Issue

- Commencement Weekend Recap
- MSPM Alumni Welcome Graduates
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Career Advisor Network
- Upcoming Events
- GW Tech Happy Hour
- Alumni Only Career Fair
- GWebinar: Consulting Careers
- Submit a Class Note

The GWSB Alumni Advocate

May 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.

The Class of 2011: Commencement Recap

On May 13th, the GW School of Business Class of 2011 joined the ranks of more than 60,000 school alumni worldwide. The GWSB Alumni Relations team wishes a warm welcome and congratulations to our newest group of alumni. Below are video highlights from the Commencement ceremonies, including remarks from Dean Doug Guthrie, and full speeches from speakers Lou Rosenfeld, BBA '80, managing director at Goldman Sachs, and Mark Lerner, BBA '75, principal owner and vice chairman of the Washington Nationals. For more Commencement coverage, including a look at the University-wide Commencement held on the National Mall, visit the Commencement Weekend site at this link.

MSPM Alumni Welcome the Newest Graduates to the Alumni Community

On Monday, May 9th, The Project Management Alumni Association came together to celebrate the graduation of 56 new alumni from the Project Management Program. There is good reason to celebrate; with the new class of graduates there are now more than 1000 GW MSPM Alumni!

Led by Russell Fugett, MSPM '07, president of the Project Management Alumni Association and winner of the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award, the Project Management Alumni Association hosted its biannual alumni/new graduate reception in Duquès Hall. The alumni board, established in the winter of 2009, was thrilled with the opportunity to connect with the newest group of alumni.

The event offered past and present graduates the chance to network, reminisce, and share the highlights of their GW MSPM experiences. MSPM Program Director Anne Koprince commented, "We have an incredibly accomplished group of alumni and we are excited to be able to provide opportunities for networking and continued education through the Project Management Alumni Association."

If you are an MSPM alumnus and have yet to get connected, we want to hear from you! For more information please email

Volunteer Opportunities

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 connect with fellow alumni. To join the network, registration with the Alumni Online Community is required. Create Your Advisor Profile Today!

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

GW Tech Alumni Group Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 8th | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
2036 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Join the GW Tech Alumni Group for Happy Hour at Tonic in Foggy Bottom. GW Tech Alumni events are the perfect way to network and make new connections while enjoying time with old friends. Appetizers will be provided. There is no cost to attend this event, but we encourage you to register so we may get a headcount. (Read more and register...)

Alumni Only, Multi-School Job Fair in DC presented by
Thursday, June 9th | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Looking to hire?
GW,, and numerous universities from across the country have come together to host a multi-school, alumni-only job fair in DC at GW. This event is an amazing opportunity to gain direct access to talented and experienced alumni exclusively invited by participating universities.

Job Searching?
As a graduate of GW, you are exclusively invited to attend an event designed to place you, our experienced job seeker, face to face with top employers looking to hire. GW, and several colleges and universities have united to host a collaborative alumni only job fair in DC in June. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with many of the nation's most respected employers in varying industries. (Read more and register...)

Online Webinar

GWebinars: Your Career at a Crossroads: Exploring Consulting as a Profession
Wednesday, June 15th | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This webinar, led by GW Alumnae and consultants at Deloitte, Jacqueline M. Richardson, J.D. '03, Lina Musayev, BA '05, MPA '07, Jennifer Chaggaris, MBA '03 and Ashley Wells, BA '10, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the consulting profession. Presenters will provide insight into life at a consulting firm—the roles and responsibilities, types of projects, challenges, and rewards. They'll also give advice to help you determine for yourself whether consulting is right for you and, if so, how to look for a consulting job. (Read more and register...)

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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