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GWSB Undergraduate News

January 10 , 2013

 

Welcome back, students! We are all very excited to start the Spring semester, and we hope you are, too.

~Associate Dean Isabelle Bajeux


Deadline Approaching! Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Greetings GWSB students!

We are pleased to present three new scholarship opportunities available specifically to GWSB students!

The Gene R. Cohen Scholarship – This scholarship is a $3,000 award providing financial assistance to a student pursuing a career in the field of entrepreneurship. Open to any full-time GWSB undergraduate student who has a demonstrated interested in entrepreneurship.

The Davis S. Cohen Scholarship – This $4,000 award provides scholarship monies to an undergraduate student in the School of Business. Open to any full-time undergraduate student within GWSB.

GWSB Buff and Blue Scholarship – This $1,000 award provides scholarship funds to an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Business. Open to any full-time undergraduate student within GWSB.

Students are encouraged to apply by completing the application form (available here) and following the directions as listed. The application period is open through January with all applications due on the January 25th deadline. Please be on the look out for more information or contact Wilmon Christian, GWSB Undergraduate Student Experience Advisor: wac3@gwu.edu with any inquiries. 

We look forward to seeing your applications!


NEW! See Fellow GWSB Student Max Chen on a Billboard at Union Station

Max Chen, a GWSB junior, will be featured on a GW billboard to be displayed at Union Station this spring! He is the winner of the White House Youth Sustainability Challenge. Read more about Max's winning project here, which is featured in IBM's 2012 Global Student Study.

Max Chen


NEW! Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Courses Offered in the Spring 2013

MGT 4900: ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Have you ever wanted to start your own venture? The Entrepreneurship course can help you develop your ideas or generate new ideas and turn them into viable business plans. The course addresses all the key questions you will ask in the process of setting up your venture: Is the idea feasible? Is this the best business model? How do I put together a great team to take it to market? How do I market my idea? How do I write a business plan? How do I fund my venture? The course uses methodologies (cases, interviews with entrepreneurs, interviews with investors) that encourage practical learning, allowing students to develop skills that are directly applicable in real world scenarios. Students in the class will also work with an upcoming startup to work on their marketing and launch plans and will help with the launch of the venture during the semester!  In order to find out if this class will fulfill a degree requirement, meet with a GWSB Advisor during Express Advising (9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday, Duques 456).

MGT 4101: SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
 
Do you have a family-owned small business or do you plan to start your own small business? The Small Business Management course answers all the questions you might have about starting or acquiring a new business.  The focus is on effective management, including the essentials of planning, organizing, financing, marketing, and controlling the smaller enterprise.  The course allows you to learn from real world decisions that you will make by running your own firm for eight years using a simulation. The course also introduces you to several small business owners to help you learn from their experience and challenges. In order to find out if this class will fulfill a degree requirement, meet with a GWSB Advisor during Express Advising (9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday, Duques 456).


NEW! Volunteer Opportunities for Neighbors Project

Utilize your business skills to help a non-profit in need!
Volunteer with Neighbors Project this spring!

Neighbors Project is GW’s longest-running service program within the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. We offer on-going volunteer opportunities with 30 community partners throughout D.C.

Neighbors Project’s 2012-2013 Pilot Program “Building Capacity, Building Community” leverages GW students’ skills to strengthen Neighbors Project community partners’ missions and capacities.

Our community partners need help with the following capacity-building projects:• Social media and communications
• Grant writing and fundraising
• Volunteer management
• Program Evaluation
• Website design
• Event planning

We also have direct service opportunities under each of our five issues areas:  Education, Environment & Food Justice, Hunger & Homelessness, Wellness & Support, and Youth Development.

Want to find a service placement that will cater to your interests and schedule? Email us here!


NEW! Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference

The Sport Industry Networking and Career (SINC) Conference will be held at GW Feb 8th & 9th. This year's keynote speakers will be Washington Nationals Principal Owner Mark D. Lerner and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the SINC Sports Shark Tank Competition Presented by Bloomberg Sports, where they can pitch original sports business or marketing ideas to industry experts. There will be industry leaders participating in panel and networking sessions, as well as companies interviewing for internships.

To register, please access www.SINC-conference.com, enter the GWU2013 code, and receive a reduced rate of $129. Click here for more information.


BADM 1002 Winter Reading

The winter reading for the Spring semester of BADM 1002 will be How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein.  
 
This book will provide a framework to think about service learning, as this will be our capstone project in FYDP this coming spring semester. The book can be purchased online. This book will introduce you to important terms and concepts that will be integrated into the coursework for BADM 1002 next semester.

The Office of Undergraduate Programs and your FYDP instructors look forward to your conversations about the important ideas you will find discussed in How to Change the World and what they imply for undergraduate business students.

We would also like to invite any GWSB student to read the book and attend our first Colloquium of the semester on January 25, 2013 from 1- 3 pm at Lisner Auditorium.


Undergraduate Business Association Student Satisfaction Survey

Take a 5 minute study break and help the UBA!

The Undergraduate Business Association is performing a survey to understand the feelings of GWSB undergraduate students in regards to their experience outside of the classroom. The survey takes no more than 5 minutes to complete. As an incentive, we will be giving away iTunes gift cards to 5 lucky survey takers as a thank you. Please be sure to include your GW Email address at the bottom to be entered into the raffle. The survey will be available December 21st.

The link to the survey can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/UBASurvey.

Thank for your time and we appreciate your assistance!
-GWSB Undergraduate Business Association


New Course on Energy and the Environment in Spring ‘13

Over the next several decades, the two most important issues facing the country will be energy and the environment. This is the subject of a new course being offered in January by the Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy: SMPP 4900 - Energy & Environmental Venture Capital. This course will count as an elective in the Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) major.
 
The class will focus on sustainability and renewable energy sources, especially solar and wind energies as well as fossil fuels. 
 
Sustainability issues will be examined especially in the areas of the global availability of safe drinking water, water pollution,and the degradation of major water bodies, as well as solid and hazardous waste management strategies.
 
If you are not a BEPP student and want to find out if this course will fulfill any of your degree requirements, come in to meet with a GWSB advisor during Express Advising: Monday through Friday, 9:30AM -12:30PM.

Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion (OVPDI) is pleased to announce the Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion (IDI): A Grants Program.  The goal of the IDI grants program is to expand the capacity of the GW community in two ways.  First, to engage all members of the University in advancing the principles of diversity and inclusion in substantive ways; and second, to equip our community members with the necessary skills and resources to accomplish institutional goals related to diversity and inclusion. Students, faculty, staff, and units can apply for funding to support innovative ideas that advance GW's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Detailed information including the mission statement, guidelines and application can be found on the OVPDI website at http://www.gwu.edu/diversity.
 

The deadline for applications for the 2012-13 IDI grants is December 21, 2012.  Applications should be submitted electronically on the OVPDI website at http://www.gwu.edu/diversity or via email to diverse@gwu.edu.  A hard-copy of the application is available from, and can be submitted to:  Rice Hall, Suite 403, but electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants will be notified by January 21, 2013.


Attention Sophomores and Juniors

$2,500 Scholarship Awards Available!

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of The George Washington University, is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Andrew Stergiopoulos Scholarship Award. Each year, the awards are given to students in the sophomore and junior classes of GWSB who exhibit Andrew’s outstanding qualities, including academic and athletic achievement, leadership,and vision. Traditionally, one or two awards are given each year. Each award takes the form of a cash gift in the amount of $2500. Award proceeds are to be used to defray tuition or work-study expenses, for a special research project, or to fund study abroad.

Winners of the award are selected based on a short application, an essay, and a faculty recommendation. The award and the application process are described in greater detail in our website: www.Sterg.org. For the 2013 awards, application materials must be received by the Foundation no later than February 15, 2013. Recipients of the award will be invited to attend a luncheon or dinner celebrating Fellowship Scholarships at The George Washington University.

THE ANDREW STERGIOPOULOS FOUNDATION 184 Marvin Ridge Road New Canaan, CT. 06840


F. David Fowler Career Center Undergraduate Newsletter


http://business.gwu.edu/careercenter/undergradnewsletter/


GW Tutoring Initiative

GW Tutoring Initiative provides tutoring services for GW students in a variety of courses. In addition to individual sessions, we also have drop-in sessions that students can utilize throughout the semester free-of-charge, and online tutoring through Smarthinking. Please visit the GW Tutoring Initiative website for more information.


 
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Deadline Approaching! Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

NEW! See Fellow GWSB Student Max Chen at Union Station

NEW! Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Courses Offered in the Spring 2013

NEW! Volunteer Opportunities for Neighbors Project

NEW! Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference

BADM 1002 Winter Reading

Undergraduate Business Association Student Satisfaction Survey

New Course on Energy and the Environment in Spring ‘13

Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

F. David Fowler Career Center Undergraduate Newsletter

GW Tutoring Initiative

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