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GWSB Undergraduate News

February 2, 2011

Apply to join the Undergraduate Business Association Executive Board!

Interested in getting more involved with the School of Business? Apply for an Executive Board position on the Undergraduate Business Association! The UBA has a strong entrepreneurial focus and as a member of the executive board, you will have the opportunity to shape the UBA and potentially transform the undergraduate experience for all School of Business students.

Every GWSB undergraduate student is eligible, and highly encouraged to apply for a position. Applications are due Friday, February 18th by 5:00pm. Visit the application website for more information!


GWSB Concentrations Fair

Have questions about your concentration?
Meet us here to chat with faculty and alumni about all the possibilities each GWSB concentration has to offer!
GWSB Concentrations Fair
Duquès Hall Lobby
Thursday, February 17, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm


Study Abroad Information Sessions

STUDY ABROAD
INFORMATION SESSIONS

Come to one or more of the following information sessions to learn more about study abroad. All workshops will be held in Duquès Hall, Suite 453 from 5:00 - 6:00pm.

Studying Business in Italy Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Short Term Programs Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Studying Business Abroad Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Paris Business Program Wednesday, February 23, 2011


UBA Office Hours

Interested in learning more about the Undergraduate Business Association (UBA)? Want to hear what our great GWSB Student Organizations are up to? Need help planning an event, designing a flyer, or developing a budget?

The Executive Committee of the UBA will be holding weekly office hours in Duquès 454, and we'd love for you to stop by!

Chris Clark, President - Monday, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Hunter Thomas, Executive Vice President - Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Dean Laurence, Treasurer - Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Allison Latham, Vice President of Social Responsibility - Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Serena Wong, Vice President of Career Services - Monday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Kacey Urlaub, Vice President of Events - Tuesday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Gabbi Baker, Vice President of Marketing and Communications - Wednesday, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Jackie Lucas, Vice President of Technology - Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

If you have any questions or want to make a specific appointment, please feel free to email us at uba@gwu.edu. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Colonial VIP Information Sessions

Are you interested in staying in DC over the summer?
Do you want to assist in the recruitment of future GW Colonials?

If so, apply for the 2011 Colonial Visitor Information Program (VIP) with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions!!

We are looking for an elite group of students to represent The George Washington University to prospective students and their families.
As a VIP, students received the benefits of free summer housing, a stipend and vacation time.

If you would to learn more about the program and meet past VIPs please attend one of our mandatory information sessions on:

Monday, January 31st, Marvin Center Room 310 at 6pm
Tuesday, February 1st Marvin Center Room 310 at 6pm
Wednesday, February 2nd, Mount Vernon Campus, West Hall, Room B123, 6-7 pm
Thursday, February 3rd, Marvin Center Room 310, 6pm
Friday, February 4th, Marvin Center Amphitheater, 4 pm

If you have any questions about the Colonial VIP program, please contact VIP Coordinator Lauren Jacobson at lcj1188@gwmail.gwu.edu.


DYEP General Body Meeting: A Whole New Year (Rescheduled Date)

Learn more about how you can participate in our events and volunteer programs dedicated to tutoring and mentoring at-risk youth from DC public schools. We will also be making Valentine’s Day greetings for the students at Maury Elementary School. Bring your art supplies if you have any! Email gwdyep@gwu.edu for any questions or comments. FREE pizza and refreshments will be served!

Location: MSSC Building Room 209 (2127 G Street)
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Time: 8:30pm - 10:00pm


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: http://tinyurl.com/Spring2011UGLinks


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.

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

HOW TO SIGN UP:
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 (www.gworksb.com) [If you forget your password contact Brian Hayes at brianh@gwu.edu.]
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

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

Courses:
http://icds.ac.cr/programs.shtml

TO APPLY:
1. Contact your Study Abroad Office ASAP!
2. Complete ICDS preliminary application Found at: http://icds.ac.cr/general_preliminary.php
3. For more information contact the ICDS Office at
Email: studyabroad@icds.ac.cr / FB: facebook.com/ICDS.CR
Vonage number: (617) 938-3725
Website: www.icds.ac.cr


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.

Deloitte
Ernst & Young
KPMG
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
7:30pm
1959 E Street, 3rd floor

Light refreshments and beverages provided
Business professional attire

See GWork Announcements.
Contact Elaine (emo11@gwmail.gwu.edu) 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!

Contact:

Michelle Yeboah
Undergraduate Representative, GW AMA
Marketing & Event Management, 2012
The George Washington University School of Business
Yeboah_m@gwmail.gwu.edu


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.

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

635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

EVENT COSTS:
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

REGISTRATION:
Online: http://midatlanticmra.org/upcomingevents.html
By Phone: Call Ann Weinstein at 301-590-1160

Register early. Seating is limited!


Alpha Kappa Psi Spring Recruitment

INTERESTED IN BUSINESS AND THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE? WE ARE TOO!

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.

Meet The Brothers
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Ivory Common Room, 7-9pm

Meet The Brothers 2
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Thurston Piano Lounge, 7-9pm

Professional Event
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Marvin Center 307, 7-9pm

Mocktails (invite only)*
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Tonic Lounge, 9-11pm

Interviews (invite only)*
Saturday, February 12, 2011
TBA

* 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 http://facebook.com/gwakpsi or contact us at recruitment.betamu@gmail.com.


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!

Highlights:
· 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 http://registerbusinessresponse.eventbrite.com/.
· 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 http://www.thebusinessresponse.com. Please direct general questions to gwenergy@gwu.edu.


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


THE ANDREW STERGIOPOULOS FOUNDATION
184 Marvin Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
www.Sterg.org

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 www.Sterg.org 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! DYEP General Body Meeting: A Whole New Year (Rescheduled Date)

Links for Life

GWSB Executive Resume Critiques

Study Abroad in Costa Rica! Fall 2011 Semester Programs

Delta Sigma Pi Presents: The Big 4 Firms

GW American Marketing Association

MRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Speaker Series Event

Alpha Kappa Psi Spring Recrutiment

The Business Response to Climate Change

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

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