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GWSB Undergraduate News

January 26, 2011

Links for Life

The GWSB Office of Alumni Relations is hosting the spring session of the GWSB Student/Alumni Lunch Series, “Links for Life,” for undergraduate students on February 15, 2011. This program offers a forum for GWSB students and alumni to connect over lunch while providing an opportunity for students to build their network and learn about their fields of interest from members of the GWSB Alumni Network.
This session will feature alumni with the following job titles:
· Financial Consultant, private client group, RBC
· Account Supervisor, The Borenstein Group
· Consultant, Strategic Communications Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
· Managing Director, KPMG
· Analyst, Financial Services Roundtable
· Manager International Operations, Ecorm International, Inc
· Health Policy Research/Analysis, Avalere Health
· First Vice President, CB Richard Ellis
· Event Manager, Marriott
Event and Registration Details:
GWSB Student/Alumni Lunch Series: Links for Life
Spring 2011 Session for GWSB undergraduate students
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 12:00 pm
Crain Center, 1st Floor Duquès Hall
Tables are limited to five to seven students per alum, and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
All lunches are free.

To register please visit:

GWSB Executive Resume Critiques

GWSB Executive Resume Critiques – Current Undergraduate Students Only

Sign up for an opportunity to have a Member of the GWSB Board of Advisors review your resume! Senior Executives will be in attendance from companies such as: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Guggenheim Partners, LLC, Tara Hill Capital Management, RBC Wealth Management.

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - Session I: 3:30 –4:30pm - Session II: 4:50 - 5:50pm

Student registration will open on Friday, January 28th at NOON Students will be able to sign up, first-come, first-served, for a 20-minute resume critique session. Limit 1 resume critique session per student.
Log into GWorkSB ( [If you forget your password contact Brian Hayes at]
Click on "Events" then click on the "Workshops" tab and search “GWSB.” Open the individual event by company to RSVP for a time slot.

Cancellations will only be accepted 48-hours in advance. Students who do not appear for/keep a scheduled session ("no-show") and do not inform the OCR staff of such will have their GWorkSB account blocked.

Study Abroad in Costa Rica! Fall 2011 Semester Programs

• Human Rights, Society and Development in Latin America
• Environment, Sustainability and Development in Latin America
**With optional courses taught in Spanish

Program Dates
August 22nd to December 9th, 2011


1. Contact your Study Abroad Office ASAP!
2. Complete ICDS preliminary application Found at:
3. For more information contact the ICDS Office at
Email: / FB:
Vonage number: (617) 938-3725

GW Net Impact: Undergraduate Chapter - First General Body Meeting

The GW Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter is excited to host our first General Body Meeting on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM in Duquès 453. The purpose of the Undergraduate chapter of Net Impact is to increase awareness of environmental and social issues among the George Washington community, specifically within the School of Business. Additionally, it aims to equip business students with the proper tools to positively impact the world around them.

We will be introducing our goals for the semester, and are also looking forward to hearing your ideas! Also, the organization offers great leadership opportunities through working on a variety of committees. Please direct any questions to:

Delta Sigma Pi Presents: The Big 4 Firms

Delta Sigma Pi presents:

The Big 4 Firms:
Who they are and making a career with them.

Come for an intimate information session with
the Big 4 Firms and learn about their consulting practice.

Ernst & Young

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
1959 E Street, 3rd floor

Light refreshments and beverages provided
Business professional attire

See GWork Announcements.
Contact Elaine ( for additional details.

GW American Marketing Association

Thinking Of Joining the GW Chapter Of the American Marketing Association?

The AMA @ GW is dedicated to adding value to the professional lives of its members by offering career-related networking events, access to local and national AMA resources and opportunities, and promoting friendly relations between marketing students, faculty, and alumni.

The relationships you build with other GW AMA members will be valuable for helping you enhance your career in marketing while you are in the business school and after you graduate.

Interested in getting involved? Join the AMA undergraduates today!


Michelle Yeboah
Undergraduate Representative, GW AMA
Marketing & Event Management, 2012
The George Washington University School of Business

Volunteer Opportunity: GW's District Youth Empowerment Program

GW's District Youth Empowerment Program (DYEP): General Body Meeting
This semester brings new programs and new leadership to DYEP! We're excited to meet you and share our ideas with you. Please join us in our efforts to prepare DC's youth for higher education! FREE pizza and refreshments will be provided!

Location: MSSC Building, Room 209
Date: January 26, 2011
Time: 8:30-10:00PM
Email to learn more information and find out how you can join GW's District Youth Empowerment Program.

Become a part of the greater Washington, DC community in the best way possible! Dedicate your time and effort to make a difference in the lives of various students within public schools throughout the area. Our organization gives you the opportunity to use your own talents not only to academically prepare these individuals from at-risk communities but also to mentor and morally uplift them. Working with us allows for you to step out of your comfort zone and into the real world with distinguishable volunteer experience. So get involved! Together, we can guide DC's youth towards the path to higher education.

Operation Smile - NEW CHAPTER

OPERATION SMILE is a global charity that works to mobilize medical professionals and volunteers who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. The George Washington University Chapter is helping to build awareness and raise funds to better the lives of children born with severe facial deformities. Come out to our first General Body Meeting Tuesday, February 1, 2011 to find out how you can help! Email Ali Tager ( for more information.

MRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Speaker Series Event

The MRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter is pleased to announce our first speaker series event of the year.

NPR: Staying True to Our Mission in a Changing Media Landscape
Speaker: Lori Kaplan, Director of Audience Insight and Research, NPR

National Public Radio (NPR) first went on Air in 1971 with the mission to “to create a more informed public - one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures”. It quickly became one of the most trusted media outlets in the country, delivering a wide range of programming from breaking news and public affairs to science, arts and entertainment.

However, over the past 40 years, emerging technologies and seismic social and cultural changes have fundamentally changed the media landscape. A key challenge for NPR has been how to most effectively serve its audiences and maximize the quality of its content while anticipating and preparing for a rapidly evolving future.

As Director of NPR’s audience research, Ms. Kaplan plays a critical role in developing the insights that guide NPR’s strategies around content, platforms and communications. Ms. Kaplan’s presentation will cover the impact of changes in the business environment on NPR’s mission, how NPR’s conducts audience research, and how the organization uses the research insights to develop new business strategies.

Date: Feb 10, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
NPR Headquarters

635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

MRA Members: $30
Non-members: $40
Students: $15

This event is approved for Professional Researcher Certification (PRC) credit.

Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served

By Phone: Call Ann Weinstein at 301-590-1160

Register early. Seating is limited!

GWSB Sophomore Living and Learning Community

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) and GW Housing Programs (GWHP) are proud to introduce a sophomore living and learning community for Fall 2011!

This community will be located in Guthridge Hall for the 2011-2012 academic year. By signing up for this living and learning community you will be guaranteed a residential space in Guthridge Hall. To sign up for this community please e-mail this form to On this form you will submit your name, your GWID number, and the names of your desired roommates. The deadline to sign up for this program is January 31, 2011.

The goal of this community is to provide an environment in which students can achieve academic success through career exploration and community building activities as well as increased interaction with faculty, staff and students within a residential community. The GWSB Sophomore living and learning community will provide academic support and programs to complement the academic offerings and existing co-curricular programs within the School. Examples of specialized learning activities will include:

*Residence Hall study hours, including tutoring for classes such as Accountancy 2001/2002, Statistics 1051/1053 and writing support for BADM 2003W
*Monthly Chat & Chew discussions with GWSB Faculty and Alumni to provide in-depth information regarding the GWSB fields of concentration *Periodic interactions with the Dean of GWSB, Dr. Doug Guthrie and other key administrators and faculty
*Monthly peer networking events such as dodge ball tournaments, social dinners and sponsored outdoor activities such as the SUMMIT Ropes Course and hiking trips.

For more information, please email or call 202.994.7536.

I <3 GWSB Advising

Want to get the 411 on your GWSB Academic Advisor? Get amped, because we've got a totally awesome, 80s-themed event planned.

Jet over to Duquès 453 on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm for primo games, rad music videos and snacks-o-rama.

This is an approved FYDP Wildcard Activity.

Study Skills and Time Management Workshop

Are you having trouble fitting everything in? Do you want to make the most of your 168 hours this week?
Please join us for a workshop on how to develop better study skills. Learn how to organize your time, set goals, and take control of your education.
This presentation is provided by Dr. Imran Riaz, University Counseling Center and is sponsored by The GWSB Advising Center.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Duquès Hall, Suite 453

Alpha Kappa Psi Spring Recruitment


Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest international co-ed professional business fraternity, will soon be hosting its annual Spring Recruitment. This is a great opportunity for students of ALL majors to explore their interest in business and learn about what Alpha Kappa Psi has to offer.

Thursday January 27, 2011
Duquès 453
7:00 - 9:00pm

Tuesday February 1, 2011
Duquès 451
7:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday February 2, 2011
Thurston Piano Room
7:00 - 9:00pm

Thursday February 3, 2011
Marvin Center 309
6:00 - 8:00pm

MOCKTAILS (invite only):
Tuesday February 8, 2011
Tonic Restaurant
9:00 - 11:00pm

INTERVIEWS (invite only):
Saturday February 12, 2011
Time Varies
* Further information regarding invite-only events will be provided via email.

We look forward to meeting you! For more information, connect with us on Facebook at or contact us at

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Interested in studying abroad? Stop by the OSA for a regional information session to learn more about our programs. You can also attend special FOFAC info sessions if you're thinking about studying abroad in the fall. Unless otherwise noted, all information sessions will be held at the Office for Study Abroad, 812 20th St. NW.

Want to study abroad this summer with GW faculty? Apply to a short-term abroad program today! Applications are now available on the OSA website.

Beyond Undergraduate Education Information Session

Hey GWSB Undergrads!

Want to go to Graduate School?
Get an MBA?
Practice law?
Become a dentist?

Beyond Undergraduate Education Information Session
January 26, 2011
Duquès 451

You'll hear from GW's Advising and Admissions experts who will help you get on the road towards fulfilling these goals!

Lessons for Leaders: The Value of Being Wrong

Join Kathryn Schulz, author of the book “Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error,” for a discussion on the merits of being wrong, admitting mistakes and how these lessons can apply in our personal and professional lives. Schulz will be joined by GW School of Business Dean Doug Guthrie; James Bailey, Ave Tucker Professor of Leadership and chair of the Department of Management; and Tjai M. Nielsen, dean’s research scholar and assistant professor of management.

When: Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Duquès Hall, Room 255

The Business Response to Climate Change

Interested in energy and sustainability? Looking for an internship this summer? On Thursday, February 10th, experts and employers working in the energy space will converge on George Washington University for Business Response to Climate Change Conference and Career Fair. Register before Monday, January 17, 2011 and receive an early bird discount!

· Conference will feature 3 panels, a keynote address, lunch, and a networking reception
· Afternoon career fair and expo will feature representatives from leading energy employers including Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington Gas, the US Green Building Council, and more.

The Details:
§ Where: The Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, Foggy Bottom
§ When: Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 9:30am to 5:30pm, reception to follow
§ Who: Students and professionals representing the DC area’s leading universities and energy employers

Register Now at
· Early registration ends January 17th! (discount code is earlybirdspecial).
· Student Net Impact and Energy Club members receive a discount (discount code is energynetimpact)
· Interested GW students can save on registration and GW Energy Club membership by choosing the third ticket type in EventBrite, Student + Club Membership

For more information, please visit our website at Please direct general questions to

Delta Sigma Pi Spring Recruitment

Come out to Delta Sigma Pi's Spring Recruitment!

Delta Sigma Pi is a co-ed Professional Business Fraternity at GWU. We welcome business, economics, and international economics majors. We take part in professional and social events, as well as community service and fundraising events. In addition, we pride ourselves on our amazing brotherhood. Our unique blend of personalities and experiences really make DSP the premier business fraternity that it is today. Below is our schedule of recruitment events:

Info Session: Tues Jan 18, 2011, 7:30pm in Duquès 453. Come learn more about what DSP can offer you!
Brother Meet & Greet: Thurs Jan 20, 2011, 7:30 pm in Duquès 451. Spend some time getting to meet our amazing brothers.
Food & Fun: Monday Jan 24, 2011, 7:30 pm in Duquès 453. Come enjoy a pot luck dinner put on by the brothers of DSP!
Professional Event: Wednesday Jan 26, 2011, 7:30pm in Duques 453. Get a chance to hear from DSP alumni about their lives in the working world and how DSP helped them along the way!
Touch of Class: Invite Only: Must submit application by deadline and must attend 3 out of the 4 above events to be eligible. Will be held on Wednesday February 2, 2011. Details TBA.

The StartUp Scramble™ DC University Challenge

"The StartUp Scramble™ DC University Challenge brings college students together for a weekend of rapid venture building. You will pitch, plan, and launch sustainable startups to improve society and work with some of the most amazing peers & social and business leaders across DC...all in 50+ hours.

Undergraduate students from eight DC-MD-VA universities are invited to particiapte in the StartUp Scramble™ DC University Challenge: American University, Catholic University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Howard University, The George Washington University, University of the District of Columbia, & University of Maryland.

Get on the grind with DC-area college entrepreneurs! The StartUp Scramble™ DC University Challenge brings entrepreneurial-minded students together in a weekend-long event to launch and fund sustainable ventures that address social issues affecting local communities.

Space is limited. There is a $25.00 buy-in fee that helps to cover food and event costs. All participants also receive an annaul subscription to GOOD Magazine. The StartUp Scramble™ DC University Challenge concludes with teams pitching their ventures to a panel of prestigious judges for cash prizes and other awards.

Register here

February 4-6, 2011
The weekend begins @ 5:30 PM on Friday and conlcudes Sunday evening after pitches.

The event will take place at the offices of Touchstone Consulting Group on 19th and N St. in Dupont Circle. Participants will also have the opportunity to work closely with sponsors and Touchstone consultants throughout the weekend as you build out your social ventures!

Attention GWSB Seniors!

If you are planning to graduate in the Spring 2011 or Summer 2011 you can now sumbit your Application for Graduation. The application is online (see link below). Simply complete and print the application and turn it in to the Advising Center in Duquès Hall, 456. The deadline to turn in the application form in February 1, 2011, but you can feel free to turn it in early.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Two $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 application for the 2011 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 $2500. 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. Please visit our web site at for further information. For the 2011 Awards, application materials must be received by the Foundation not later than February 15, 2011. Recipients of the Award will be invited to attend a luncheon or dinner celebrating Fellowship Scholarships at The George Washington University.

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NEW! Links for Life

NEW! GWSB Executive Resume Critiques

NEW! Study Abroad in Costa Rica! Fall 2011 Semester Programs

NEW! GW Net Impact: Undergraduate Chapter - First General Body Meeting

NEW! Delta Sigma Pi Presents: The Big 4 Firms

NEW! GW American Marketing Association

NEW! Volunteer Opportunity: GW's District Youth Empowerment Program

NEW! Operation Smile - NEW CHAPTER

NEW! MRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Speaker Series Event

GWSB Sophomore Living and Learning Community

I <3 GWSB Advising

Study Skills and Time Management Workshop

UPDATED! Alpha Kappa Psi Spring Recrutiment

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Beyond Undergraduate Education Information Session

Lessons for Leaders: The Value of Being Wrong

The Business Response to Climate Change

Delta Sigma Pi Spring Recruitment

The StartUp Scramble™ DC University Challenge

Attention GWSB Seniors!

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

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