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GWSB Undergraduate News

January 18, 2012

Farewell to Betsy Smith, Executive Coordinator for Undergraduate Programs

Betsy Smith, Executive Coordinator for Undergraduate Programs has accepted a professional opportunity with LivingSocial and will serve in the role of Training and Knowledge Management Specialist for Consumer Services. Betsy, a GWSB alum, earned her BBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management in 2009. She served as the Executive Coordinator for two years and was a positive, collaborative, and supportive resource to students and staff making her a tremendous asset to the GWSB family.

We are thrilled to see our talented colleague move on to new professional horizons, but we will definitely miss the "sunshine" and energy she brought into our personal and professional lives on a daily basis. Please join us in congratulating Betsy on all her achievements here in GWSB and for those she will definitely garner in her new role with LivingSocial. Her last day will be Friday, January 27, 2012. The Office of Undergraduate Programs is planning a small farewell gathering in Duquès Hall, Rm. 455 from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Please join us or stop by if your schedule permits. Finally, if you would like to contact Betsy after her last day and in the future, please note the following email address

Spring Important Dates

Check out the Spring Important Dates available here to make sure you do not miss out on important registration deadlines.

GWSB Spring 2012 Career Fair

Study Abroad

Thinking of studying abroad in the Fall 2012 semester?
Then apply for the Focus on Fall Abroad Community!
Applications due February 9, 2012.

Come to a FOFAC Info Session to hear more about the program!
All sessions held in the Office for Study Abroad (812 20th Street).
Friday, January 20, 2012 at 12:00pm
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 4:00pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 1:00pm
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 2:00pm

And mark your calendars for the School of Business Study Abroad Information sessions!

IBUS in Argentina Info Session
Monday, January 30, 2012
Duquès 451
Have you thought about concentrating in International Business? Spend Fall 2012 in Buenos Aires and complete your International Business field courses in one semester!

GW Paris Info Session
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Duquès 453
If you are interested in GWSB’s competitive GW Paris program for the Fall 2012 semester, we recommend that you attend this session. You’ll receive complete information on what sets this program apart, application details, and how GW Paris classes fit into your curriculum.

Business Abroad Info Session

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Duquès 451
Are you interested in studying abroad, but aren’t sure where you want to go or how the process works? This session will include information about your options around the world and complete details on the steps you need to take to make your decision.

Wall Street Study Groups

Getting a job on Wall Street is hard. A number of GW seniors were able to land internship positions on Wall Street this past summer and learned a lot from the experience. The best thing you can do to prepare for interviews and internships is closely following the market and developing your knowledge over time.

This semester we are launching Wall Street Study Groups, specifically for freshmen and sophomores. These are weekly discussions with students that have interned on the street and know the kind of market perspective you need to stand out from the crowd. If you are interested, please contact We will set scheduling depending on your availability.

Don't try to take the lazy path. If you are interested in working in finance, come find out what you need to know.

"Elect Her - GWU Women Win": How to Run & Win Campus-based Elective Office

“Elect Her—GWU Women Win”: How to Run & Win Campus-based Elective Office
Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:30am-3:30pm | Marvin Center Room 403

Learn the concrete skills necessary for running and winning your campus-based student government campaign. This dynamic, interactive and comprehensive day of training will demystify the campaign process and teach you how to develop and communicate an effective message, how to reach out to your constituency, and how to win your campaign.

This training is FREE to attend. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register now to secure your seat and take the first step towards winning elective office.

Sponsored by: GW’s Graduate School of Political Management, GW’s National Organization for Women and the American Association of University Women.

For Students Interested in Marketing, Advertising, & PR: Scholarship and Programs Through the LAGRANT Foundation

The LAGRANT Foundation is a nonprofit that helps diversify the marketing industry as well as public relations and advertising industries. The LAGRANT Foundation is based in Los Angeles but helps undergraduate and graduate students around the nation who are ethnic minorities and want to break into these industries through scholarships, mentor programs, and career placement.

For information on their programs, go here:
For information on their scholarships, see the document here.

If you have questions, contact LAGRANT's Senior Program & Outreach Manager Ericka Avila at

Attention GWSB Sophomores and Juniors: $2,500 Scholarships Available!!!

184 Marvin Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT. 06840

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of George Washington University, is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Andrew Stergiopoulos Scholarship Awards. Each year, the Awards are given to students in the sophomore and junior classes of the GW Undergraduate business school who exhibit Andrew’s outstanding qualities, including academic and athletic achievement, leadership and vision. Traditionally, two Awards are given each year, and each Award takes the form of a cash gift in the amount of $2,500. 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 Awards are selected based on a short application, an essay and a faculty recommendation. The Award and the application process are described in greater detail at our website: For the 2012 Awards, application materials must be received by the Foundation no later than February 15, 2012. Recipients of the Awards will be invited to attend a luncheon or dinner celebrating Fellowship Scholarships at The George Washington University.

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NEW! Farewell to Betsy Smith, Executive Coordinator for Undergraduate Programs

NEW! Spring Important Dates

NEW! GWSB Spring 2012 Career Fair

NEW! Study Abroad

NEW! Wall Street Study Groups

NEW! "Elect Her - GWU Women Win": How to Run & Win Campus-based Elective Office

NEW! For Students Interested in Marketing, Advertising, & PR: Scholarship and Programs Through the LAGRANT Foundation

Attention GWSB Sophomores and Juniors: Two $2,500 Scholarships Available!!!

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