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GWSB Undergraduate News

January 16 , 2013

NEW! GWSB Ambassador Applications Available now

Interested in sharing your experiences with visitors to GWSB?  Want to meet more members of the GWSB community?  Looking to get more involved with the Office of Undergraduate Programs?  If so, apply to become a GWSB Ambassador.  Ambassadors serve as representatives of the School of Business to prospective students, campus recruiters, and alumni donors.  These students also volunteer to support events organized by the F. David Fowler Career Center, Office of Development, and Office of Undergraduate Programs.  For more information about the position and the application, please review this document. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs at ugradbus@gwu.edu with any questions.


GW Women in Politics Panel

Join GW Women in Business for a Women in Politics Panel on Wednesday, January 16, at 7:00 pm in Marvin Center 309. We'll discuss the increase in women represented in Congress, the role of women in politics, and ways that young women can get involved in the political arena. The panel features women involved in political leadership in D.C. and will be moderated by GW Vice President of External Relations Lorraine Voles. Please direct any questions to gwwib@gwu.edu


Spring Back2Business

Join Us On The Path To Change The World

Join the Undergraduate Business Association and GWSB Undergraduate Programs at our Spring Back 2 Business event! All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this GWSB organization fair, with cupcakes, prizes and more. This event will be held on Friday, January 18th from 12:00-2:30pm in Duques 453 and will include many of the GWSB student organizations to kick off 2013!


Dolphin Tank

Connect with local entrepreneurs and participate in this interactive fast-pitch session!  "Dolphin Tank" is a fast-pitch practice session for entrepreneurs and aspiring student entrepreneurs.  The Dolphin Tank program is designed to be a supportive experience with nothing adversarial about it. We "swim alongside" presenters to help them deliver a message that is concise and compelling. Each entrepreneur gives a two-minute pitch and then gets feedback from an expert panel of investors, industry experts and entrepreneurs.  The audience weighs in on what worked and what didn't, and what changes the presenter can make to improve their pitch and attract an investor, partner or customer.

Where: Duques, Room 353
When: Thursday January 31, 5pm - 7pm

 
Apply now to pitch! Early applications receive priority review.

Register to attend today as well, space is limited. 

Please visit our website to learn more.
You can also email janaki@springboardenterprises.org or call 202-242-6282.


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!


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


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).


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!


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.


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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NEW! GWSB Ambassador Applications Available now

NEW! GW Women in Politics Panel

NEW! Spring Back2Business

NEW! Dolphin Tank

Deadline Approaching! Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

See Fellow GWSB Student Max Chen at Union Station

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Courses Offered in the Spring 2013

Volunteer Opportunities for Neighbors Project

Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference

BADM 1002 Winter Reading

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

F. David Fowler Career Center Undergraduate Newsletter

GW Tutoring Initiative

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