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Last Day to Drop Module 2 Courses Without Penalty

Students who need to drop Module 2 courses for the Fall 2016 semester must do so via RTF no later than 10:00 pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. All courses dropped after this date will be subject to the GWSB’s refund schedule, which can be found at:


Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

7 Tips for Maximizing Your Effectiveness at any Career Fair

By: Monice Sanders

This is prime career fair season, so to help you navigate this process effectively, here are just a few tips.  These were developed through several instances of attending career fairs in a variety of roles  – – –  as a leader of recruitment teams, and as a career consultant.   There are many  things you can do to have very successful times at career fairs, but here are some of the top ideas.

7 Tips for Maximizing Your Effectiveness at Career Fairs

  • Put yourself in charge of your preparation – remembering that is up to you to make sure you have a successful time.
  • Make a list of at least 10 organizations (or many more) who will be there that you will approach – and research those organizations in advance.  Always know something about the organization with which you are interviewing.
  • If possible, upload your resume to the conference website and apply to some organizations in advance – – you might be invited to an interview while you are there.
  • Dress in your professional best
    • Dark suit
    • Fresh blouse or shirt – no wrinkles
    • Tie if you are a male
    • Conservative accessories and well groomed in every way
  • Start as early as you can in the day.  By the late afternoon, many recruiters have grown tired, and have heard similar information from multiple candidates throughout the day. If it is a two day conference, focus as much as you can on the first day.    If you are there in the beginning you stand a better chance of connecting with a well rested recruiter and standing out in a positive way.
  • Use the conference map that is normally provided – to map out your plans.
  • After the conference /career fair, send thank you notes if you are interviewed or have extended conversations with organization representatives or recruiters.

If you have any questions about maximizing your time at a career fair please reach out to your career coach.

Last Day to Drop Fall, 2016 Full Semester and Module 1 Courses Without Penalty is Sunday, August 28, 2016 by 11:59 pm (EST)

Students who need to drop Module 1 and semester long courses for the Fall 2016 semester must do so via GWeb no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016.  All courses dropped after this date will be subject to the GWSB’s refund schedule, which can be found at:


Students who even exchange credits (e.g drop three (3) credits and add three (3) credits) will not be charged a penalty.  The add/drop period will end on Sunday, September 11th at 11:59 pm (EST).

Please see the link below outlining instructions on how to add/drop courses via GWeb:


Please contact your Advisor if you have any questions.

Synchronous Session Added for MBAD 6213 Managerial Accounting for the Fall Semester

A new online synchronous session has been added for the online version of MBAD 6213 Managerial Accounting which will take place this Fall 2016 from 10/26 through 12/12. The session will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm. In order to to gain access, please register through GWEB for both the course MBAD 6213 Managerial Accounting (CRN 13548) along with the synchronous session (CRN 17919) simultaneously.

If you have any questions, please email your Advisor.

Application Deadline for Summer 2016 Graduation is July 1

The application deadline for students who anticipate completing their MBA degree requirements during the Summer 2016 is Friday, July 1st. Students who apply after the July 1st deadline are required to fill out a paper application and will be charged a $35 processing fee.

Instructions on how to apply can be found at:

If you are unable to apply as your MBA curriculum is not appearing in GWeb as a graduation option and you are registered for the Summer 2016 semester, then you will need to email Graduation Services at diploma@gwu.edu.

If you have additional questions please email your Academic Advisor.

10-week (non-credit) program – “Summer of Design”

This summer the School of Business is partnering with The Milken School of Public Health, the Washington DC Design Thinking community, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit to offer a 10-week (non-credit – cannot be applied towards the MBA degree requirements) program called the “Summer of Design”.

Design thinking has become an increasingly important and relevant part of the toolkit for future business leaders. It helps develop competencies in creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship, and human-centered problem solving.

This program will provide an opportunity for you to experience intensive training in design thinking and design-led innovation, led by experts and practitioners. You will work in a 6-person cross-disciplinary team on real challenges provided from project partners in the private, public and academic sectors. This year’s challenge will focus on health-related topics affecting citizens east of the River. You will consider how design-thinking, entrepreneurship, and public-private partnerships can be leveraged in innovative ways to develop a new vision for a healthy population. Each team will be closely facilitated by a mentor.

Participants will present their ideas shark-tank style to a panel of Judges on August 3, 2016.

We are looking for students from all disciplines who are interested in this pioneering program. The normal cost of the program is $249 but we have 20 spots open for GWSB students free of cost.

Please contact Denita Takemoto: dtakemoto@gwu.edu if you are interested. Please note that the program starts this week so time is of the essence.

Have you finalized your Summer 2016 schedule?

Summer Session 1 coursework will begin on Monday, May 16, 2016. The last day to drop Summer Session I, 10-Week, and 14-Week courses without penalty is on Sunday, May 15th at 10:00 pm. For detailed information regarding registration and dropping courses, please see the following link:

To view the most up to date information on available courses, please use the link below:


See your Academic Advisor with any questions.

New On-Campus Summer Course: Governance Through Dealmaking

New engaging summer course on dealmaking and negotiations:

Governance through Dealmaking (3 cr., CRN 92227)

Summer Session I (May 17 – June 23)
Tuesday & Thursday, 6:10pm – 9:05pm

Students who take this course acquire a practical framework and the practice needed to imagine and successfully structure, close and manage transactions. It is one thing to get a good price on something already being sold on the market. It is something else to invent a transaction that never quite existed the way you think it can and should.

During the semester, we will practice, practice and practice how to conceive an opportunity and put together term sheets and develop the relationships needed to bring deals to reality. After reviewing the fundamental principles of contract law relevant to building successful, resilient, relationship-reinforcing deals with real business cases, we will then have “live cases” with professional dealmakers who will join us in class to tell their stories and put you to work solving the deal puzzles that they confronted. Working in teams, you will present your takes on the problems so you can receive feedback from the source.

Guest speakings including an engineer-inventor with a case involving the licensing of innovative technology, a serial entrepreneur whose most recent venture is a barber shop, a private equity professional, and Sid Banerjee, Executive Chairman of Clarabridge, who was named a Washington Business Journal Most Admired CEO in 2014.

For questions email Gastón de los Reyes at gdlr@email.gwu.edu

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