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GWSB Undergraduate News

January 25, 2012

NOW AVAILABLE: GWSB Sophomore Community Applications!

Interested in being part of a community that allows you to achieve academic success through career exploration, community building activities, and increased interaction with GW faculty and staff? GWSB Living provides resources and programs to complement the academic offerings and existing co-curricular programs within the School. Examples of specialized learning activities include:

● Networking with faculty and an alumni mentor
● Interviewing boot camp
● Study abroad information session
● Service learning opportunities

...and more!

This sophomore community is located in Guthridge Hall for the 2012-2013 academic year. If accepted into this community you will be guaranteed a residential space in Guthridge Hall. What are you waiting for? Apply here!

Dean's Distinguished Lecture

We are excited to announce a lecture by Doug Kass, founder and President of Seabreeze Partners Management Inc. on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 10:00am-11:30am in Duquès 651. The title of the lecture is The Outlook and Some Surprises in 2012 for the Stock Market & U.S. Economy.

For the past nine years, Mr. Kass has prepared a list of possible surprises and will present his surprise list for 2012. (For example, see his article on 15 Surprises for 2011.) The purpose of such a list is to position a portion of a portfolio in accordance with outlier events with the potential for large payoffs on small investments. He will discuss his outlook for 2012 and expand upon some reasons for optimism that a potential rotation into U.S. assets and out of non-U.S. assets might be forthcoming.

The talk is part of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture series. Coffee and bagels will be served starting at 9:30am in the 6th floor lobby. All GWSB students are invited to attend.

Free Accounting Tutoring

Free accounting tutoring is available on a walk in basis in the Department of Accountancy, Duquès 601 during the following times:

Mondays 3:00 pm - 5:30pm
Thursdays 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Delta Sigma Pi Spring 2012 Rush

The Path to Entrepreneurial Success: Capitalizing on Opportunities and Resources

Ever dreamed of starting your own business? Join the Obama administration’s top small business advisor, Karen Mills, for a discussion of strategies and best practices for students, faculty, and alumni interested in starting or growing a small business enterprise.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
5:00pm - 6:00pm

The George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

To register, please visit:

Your resume. Your brand. LinkedIn.

Free GRE, LSAT, MCAT Workshops and Practice Tests

Is graduate, law, or medical school in your future? Then now is the time to register for some of the great events Kaplan and GW are offering this semester.

The Center for Student Engagement is sponsoring a series of graduate school workshops where you will learn expert test taking strategies and tips to help you through the admissions process.

GRE Workshop: Thursday, February 2, 2012 @ 6:30pm, Marvin Ctr 302
LSAT Workshop: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 @ 6:30pm, Marvin Ctr 302
MCAT Workshop: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 6:30pm, Marvin Ctr 402

To sign up for these workshops please go to

The GW Student Association will be sponsoring Kaplan's FREE GRE, LSAT, and MCAT Practice tests on March 3rd in Funger Hall @ 10am.

To register for this free event and save your spot today, please go

At the event you will take a free practice test under real-life proctored conditions. After the practice test, a Kaplan instructor will go over problems from the test and teach you Kaplan strategies to tackle your exam. Kaplan will also provide you with a free comprehensive score analysis and complete answers and explanations to the practice test on Saturday.

MCAT Practice Test: 10am @ GW Funger Hall, Rm. 207
LSAT Practice Test: 10am @ GW Funger Hall, Rm. 108
GRE Practice Test: 10am @ GW Funger Hall, Rm. 103

Also, you may already know about the 10% discount on On Site and One-on-One programs that Kaplan is now offering all GW students and alumni as part of our partnerships with the GW Student Association. However, at the Practice Test event on Saturday, Kaplan will be offering GW students and alumni an additional $100 discount, for a total savings of up to $300 OFF!

Remember, more students get into medical school and law school with a Kaplan course than all other major test prep companies combined! This is what we do best, and we look forward to getting you started at our free events this semester at GW!

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).
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! NOW AVAILABLE: GWSB Sophomore Community Applications!

NEW! Dean's Distinguished Lecture

NEW! Free Accounting Tutoring

NEW! Delta Sigma Pi Spring 2012 Rush

NEW! The Path to Entrepreneurial Success: Capitalizing on Opportunities and Resources

NEW! Your resume. Your brand. LinkedIn.

New! Free GRE, LSAT, MCAT Workshops and Practice Tests

Study Abroad

Wall Street Study Groups

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

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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