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In This Issue

- MBA Trek Recap
- GWSB Launches MSF in China
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Networking with Undergrads
- Upcoming Events
- Undergrad NYC Trek
- 3rd Annual Women MBA Event
- GW Tech - IBM Watson
- Dean's Event in Arizona
- Alumni Networking Night
- GW Real Estate Save the Date
- International Dean Events
- Upcoming GWebinar
- Submit a Class Note

The GWSB Alumni Advocate

October 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.


Networking & Learning in the Big City - New York City MBA Career Trek Recap

On Wednesday, October 7th, 32 MBA students traveled to New York City for the 9th annual MBA Career Trek. The Trek is an MBA tradition that allows students to network with alumni in their field of interest. This year students were organized into three "Trek Tracks:" finance, marketing, and real estate. (Read more and register...)




GWSB Launches MSF Program in China

The GW School of Business and Renmin University of China International College (RUC-IC) launched a joint Master of Science in Finance program on October 15th. The program, which offers the standard GWSB MSF curriculum, allows qualified Chinese students to study finance in China and the United States with GWSB faculty. (Read more...)


Volunteer Opportunities


Alumni Networking Reception with the GWSB Living and Learning Community
Wednesday, November 9th | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Duques Hall, 2201 G St NW, Washington, DC

Alumni volunteers are sought to help GWSB undergraduate students improve their networking skills while learning about potential career paths. The students are a part of GWSB's new Living and Learning Community (LLC) in Guthridge Hall. Alumni will also have the opportunity to learn about the LLC Mentor Program, which will pair alumni with students based on their industry affiliations and interests. To RSVP for the event and for more information, contact Betsy Smith at betsy@gwu.edu.


Upcoming Events

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


New York City Student/Alumni Networking Reception
"View from the Top: The Journey from GW to Industry Leadership"

Thursday, November 3rd | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The New York Palace | 455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

This event, hosted as a part of the GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek, will feature alumni panelists reflecting upon their GW education and how it helped them in their careers. Immediately following the program, all are invited to join us for a networking reception. The reception is a unique opportunity for alumni to connect with each other and current students. There is no charge for the event and light hors d'ouevres will be provided. (Read more and register...)


GW Women at the Intersection of Business and Society
Thursday, November 3rd | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton DC, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington, DC

The George Washington University School of Business MBA Program is pleased to bring together a group of accomplished GW alumni and current students who have made tremendous strides to impact both business and society. This forum will highlight the leadership role that women play in both the business world and society, the opportunity that women have to impact and positively change the world around them as well as the gender equity challenges they face as they strive to accomplish their goals. This is the third annual event hosted by the University that focuses on women's issues. (Read more and register...)


GW Tech Alumni Group - IBM "Watson" Presentation
Tuesday, November 8th | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Duquès Hall, Sixth Floor, 2201 G St NW, Washington, DC

IBM's Watson has shown the world that a computer could rival a human's ability to answer questions posed in natural language on the game show Jeopardy! With its win in February, the possibility of using this level of computing came to the forefront of the public's mind and imagination.  Join the GW Tech Alumni group as we present Frank Stein, MBA '85 and Director of IBM's Analytics Solution Center, and other forward thinking industry panelists, to explore how this type of computing power can be leveraged to assist, facilitate, and transform organizations to make better decisions. (Read more and register...


Cocktails & Conversation with Dean Guthrie in Arizona
Thursday, November 10th | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The W Hotel, 7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

GW Alumni of the Phoenix and Scottsdale area are cordially invited to a reception to meet Doug Guthrie, Dean and Professor of Management and International Business at the GW School of Business. Dean Guthrie will talk about his dynamic vision for the School of Business and facilitate a dialogue with event attendees. Please join him for conversation and networking with your fellow GW alumni and friends. (Read more and register...)


All Alumni Networking Night
Tuesday, November 15th | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
GW Marvin Center Grand Ball Room | 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC

Tap into the power of the GW network! Seize the opportunity to experience a high level of networking among GW professionals working in a variety of exciting industries! Join us for a university-wide Alumni Networking Night and pre-event workshop. (Read more and register...)


Save the Date: GW Real Estate Networking Reception & Program
Thursday, December 1st | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Duquès Hall, Sixth Floor, 2201 G St NW, Washington, DC
This networking reception and evening program will be focused on the huge multi-use Mosaic District project under construction in Merrifield, VA.  Registration and more details coming soon!


International Events with Dean Guthrie

U.S. - China Relations: The View from Washington
Join fellow alumni, parents and friends for a reception and discussion featuring GW School of Business Dean Doug Guthrie and Elliott School of International Affairs Dean Michael E. Brown. Dean Guthrie and Dean Brown will be hosting this event in three locations as they travel throughout Asia.

Beijing, China
Wednesday, November 30th | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Raffles Beijing Hotel

Read more and register

Shanghai, China
Friday, December 2nd | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Hotel

Read more and register

Hong Kong
Monday, December 5th | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Conrad Hong Kong

Read more and register


Developing Your Networking Competency
Monday, November 21st | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

This GWebinar presented by Ken Boxer, CCAS BA '80, MPA '82, will provide participants strategic networking practices to excel at creating, cultivating, and capitalizing on the cross-functional relationships that get things done and affect the bottom line in every organization. (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 gwsbalum@gwu.edu. 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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