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January 23 , 2013

NEW! Important add/drop reminders for spring classes

 
- This Sunday, January 27: the last day to add/drop classes via GWeb; the last day to drop a first-half module course without receiving a W. 
- January 28 - February 8: an RTF-EZ must be used to add or drop classes and the professor's permission will be required to add a class.
- February 8: the last day to drop full-semester courses via RTF-EZ without receiving a W.  It is also the last day to withdraw from first-half module courses with a notation of W on your record; a petition is required.
- March 8: the last day to withdraw from full-semester courses via RTF-EZ.  After this date, students may not withdraw from classes without approval from the Advising Center.
 
Please refer to the Important Dates for Spring 2013 document for these and other relevant deadlines.  Students should consult the Registrar's website for the published refund schedule for all class schedule changes.
 
 
Seniors: graduation applications are due February 1
 
If you are planning to graduate in May or August and want to participate in the May Commencement ceremonies, you must submit your Application for Graduation to the Advising Center by 6:00 pm on Friday, February 1, in order to avoid a late fee.


NEW! FDFCC Career Fair Tomorrow

Please click here for more information. This is open to all GWSB students.


NEW! Study Abroad Focus on Fall Abroad Community

The Focus on Fall Abroad Community (FOFAC) is open to GW students who plan to study abroad during the fall semester on any GW-approved program and return to campus the following spring semester. To find out more about the program and how to apply, attend one of the following info sessions! 

FOFAC Info Session Schedule:

January
Wednesday 1/23 at 4pm
Monday 1/28 at 4pm

February
Friday 2/1 at 1pm
Tuesday 2/5 at 3pm

All sessions will take place in Colonial Crossroads, on the 5th floor of the Marvin Center.'


NEW! IBUS in Argentina Information Session

Interested in completing an International Business major while studying in one of the world's most exciting cities? Join us for an information session on the GWSB Signature Study Abroad Program for International Business in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

When: Monday, January 28th

Where: Duques 420

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Can't attend, but would like more information? Email Andrea Cappello at acappello@gwu.edu.

 


NEW! Delta Sigma Pi: Spring Rush


Rush America's foremost business fraternity! Delta Sigma Pi is a Professional Business Fraternity for men and women majoring in Business or Economics. The GWU Chapter, Xi Rho, is a distinguished organization within the GWU community through its continuous involvement in organizing professional, community service, and social events. Please click here for more information.


NEW! Alpha Kappa Psi Spring Recruitment Events

Upgrade to Business Class. Fly AKPsi.

Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed professional business fraternity open to all majors. AKPsi is committed to promoting professionalism, building brotherhood, and developing future business leaders. We pride ourselves in being members of the largest and oldest professional business fraternity, who are among the most committed and active students at GW. We invite you to attend our upcoming events on 1/23 at 5:30 pm-7 pm (Duques 453), 1/28 at 7 pm-9 pm (Ivory Common Room), 1/31  7 pm- 9 pm (Duques 453) and 2/4 at 7 pm- 9 pm (Duques 451) to learn more about who we are as an alternative Greek organization on campus.


NEW! Belgium Embassy Visit THIS FRIDAY

Join Alpha Kappa Epsilon (AKE - The International Business Honor Society) THIS FRIDAY (January 25) from 2pm to 3pm at the Belgium Embassy. Mr. William De Baets, Counselor, will lead the discussion that will touch on both the Belgium economy and economic relations between Belgium and the US.

This is a fun opportunity to both visit the Belgium embassy, as well as learning more about this important country in the EU. Please come prepared with questions. For any questions, contact Allison Latham, AKE President, at allatham@gwmail.gwu.edu.

RSVP HERE!


NEW! Hoffman Fund Call for Applications

The Hoffman Fund provides grants to students interested in strengthening tolerance, activism, and multiculturalism at GWSB. The Hoffman Fund, managed by the Office of Undergraduate Programs, provides grants to help student organizations promote the development of global citizenship and further student understanding of diversity beyond the academic world. To request an application, please email gwsbhoff@gwu.edu. While applications are accepted on a rolling basis, please be advised that applications for spring semester events should be submitted by March 1, 2013, for priority consideration.


NEW! Stay Healthy, Fight the Flu!

Your assistance is requested "Fighting the Flu"!

Please download the "Fight the Flu" poster from Campus Advisories (http://campusadvisories.gwu.edu/current.cfm?id=1947) and post in your respective areas/common spaces.

Additional Info:
GW Today: How to Avoid the Flu This Season
Colonial Community:  Fight the Flu (Information for Employees)


NEW! The Motley Fool Campus Challenge

The Motley Fool is proud to present its first ever Campus Challenge!  Write for the Motley Fool Blog Network, compete against other schools, and win fabulous prizes!  For more information, just send us an email at blog@fool.com


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!


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.


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.


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.


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! Important add/drop reminders for spring classes

NEW! FDFCC Career Fair Tomorrow

NEW! Study Abroad Focus on Fall Abroad Community

NEW! IBUS in Argentina Information Session

NEW! Delta Sigma Pi: Spring Rush

NEW! Alpha Kappa Psi Spring Recruitment Events

NEW! Belgium Embassy Visit THIS FRIDAY

NEW! Hoffman Fund Call for Applications

NEW! Stay Healthy, Fight the Flu!

NEW! The Motley Fool Campus Challenge

Deadline Approaching! Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

GWSB Ambassador Applications Available now

Dolphin Tank

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Courses Offered in the Spring 2013

Volunteer Opportunities for Neighbors Project

Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

F. David Fowler Career Center Undergraduate Newsletter

GW Tutoring Initiative

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