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January 6, 2010

Advising Center Hours

The Advising Center will not be open for walk in hours Thursday, January 7 & Friday, January 8, 2010. Students will have to make appointments to meet with their advisors on these days. The first week of classes, Monday, January 11-15, 2010, will be open advising from 10:00am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-5:00pm. If you have questions or to schedule an appointment with an advisor, please call the Advising Center at 202-994-7027.

The Decade's Hottest Colleges

The Daily Beast's ranking of the decade's hottest colleges lists The George Washington University at number 14 of 15. The list highlights GW's change in acceptance rate in the past decade, from nearly 60 percent in 1999 to about 35 percent in 2008. Click here for the list and to see the other schools that ranked with GW.

Maximum Impact: Alternative Spring Break with Deloitte and Teach for America

Deloitte and Teach for America are cosponsoring a “Maximum Impact” alternative spring break (ASB) program to help low-income schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in mid-March. GW has been selected as one of the schools from which the firm would like to recruit ASB participants. The program is currently accepting applications through the following website: www.deloitte.com/us/MaximumImpactTeachForAmerica. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2010.

Cover the Environment and Get Class Credit

Spring 2010: SMPA 195: Planet Forward Live!

Combine your love of multimedia reporting with your interest in environmental issues. This advanced, hands-on production class is designed for students eager to hone their enterprise reporting skills and help drive the conversation on climate change, reducing carbon footprints and living a sustainable lifestyle. The ultimate goal is to create content for the Planet Forward website and for possible inclusion in the Planet Forward television show. Students will become better storytellers by pitching and shooting stories; editing footage in class; critiquing stories in workshop-style class sessions; and listening to guest speakers from the environmental policy world and the multimedia production world. This is not an introductory course. Students are expected to have a basic level of competency with photography, audio and video techniques and be familiar with iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Contact Professor Pohl at laura@laurapohl.com to register.

GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek

Save the Date! This year's GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek will take place February 25-26, 2010. Students will have the opportunity to visit companies based on their concentration. This year there will be three treks, Finance, Marketing and Sports Management. Information regarding sign up and which companies will be visited will be coming soon. Look for more information in upcoming newsletters as well as the Co-Curricular section of the Undergraduate Programs website.

Cocoa and Career

Demystifiying the Case Interview

BADM 122: Career Management Strategy

FINA 190: Personal Finance

Build Your Financial Literacy


FINA 190: Personal Finance

Spring 2010




Professor Cohen has many years of experience teaching in this field and advising clients. This course emphasizes what matters most to people in their 20’s and 30’s, giving you an effective way to think about any personal finance issue.

  • How do I borrow to pay for tuition? When do I pay it back? Should I consolidate my loans?
  • When do I start saving and how do I do it? How much should I save? How do I invest?
  • How do I get a good credit rating?
  • Should I buy or lease a car, apartment?
  • How much money must I make to have a good life?
  • How much money must I accumulate to have a good life when I retire?
  • How much life insurance and disability insurance do I need now? Later?

FINA 190-12
Personal Finance
Wednesday and Friday 3:45 - 5:00 PM
Professor Neil G. Cohen

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