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February 3, 2010

Congratulations to Kelcey Abney and Benson Mensah-Bonsu, Recipients of the Gene R. Cohen Scholarship in Entrepreneurship

Last semester Dean Lawrence G. Singleton accepted nominations for the Gene R. Cohen Scholarship in Entrepreneurship. Congratulations to Kelcey Abney and Benson Mensah-Bonsu for being selected as this year's recipients of the Gene R. Cohen Scholarship in Entrepreneurship. Honorable mentions go to Kaitlyn McAuliffe and Kateryna Kharovska. The criteria that candidates needed to meet for the scholarship are below.

  • Demonstrated academic achievement in entrepreneurship classes
  • Creative, collaborative teamwork with other students
  • Demonstration of entrepreneurial promise through extracurricular activities such as: internships, jobs, business planning, participation in activities such as Pitch George or Business Plan Competition, Business plan writing, consulting, etc.
  • Participation in local GW or hometown Entrepreneurship community (may include CFEE sponsored activities, student clubs or other entrepreneurial activities in DC or hometown).

GWSB Paris Program


Have you ever dreamed of visiting Paris? The Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa, Champs-Élysées, Notre Dame. . .
Do you want to go abroad but worry about finding classes that will fit into your BBA or BACCY program?
Are you looking for a program where you will develop strong relationships with GWSB faculty and other GWSB students?

The GWSB Paris Business Program may be for you!

This unique GWSB study abroad program provides an opportunity for business students to take core and elective courses while studying in Paris. This fall semester program lets students earn 15 credit hours while studying with GWSB and Foundation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) faculty. All classes are in English so students do not need to speak French to participate. You will also have the opportunity to visit exciting, multi-national companies like Moet et Chandon and Pfizer.

Come learn more about this exciting program. There will be an information session on:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 & Wednesday, February 24, 2010
5:00 p.m.
Duquès Hall, Suite 453

European Business School Study Abroad Opportunities

Undergraduate I.S. Project Competition Finals

GWSB Internship and Career Recognition

The F. David Fowler Career Center would like to recognize those students who have recently found internships or jobs. They will be displaying students' information on the television screens in Oglethorpe Hall (lobby of Duquès). To have your information included in the display please click here and complete the survey.

GW's District Youth Empowerment Program

Come to Crepeaway on Thursday, February 11, 2010 between 11:30pm and 12:30am to support GW's District Youth Empowerment Program!

We are a student volunteer organization that works in DC schools and community centers to create and implement programming related to education, creative arts, public health, and youth empowerment.

30% of the revenue from that hour will help fund our programming. We are just getting started and can really use your help!! Plus the crepes are DELICIOUS.

GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek - Application Deadline Friday!

Friday, February 5, 2010 is the final day to register for the GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek. This year's New York Trek will take place February 25-26, 2010. Students will have the opportunity to visit companies based on their concentration. Students can participate in one of three treks, Finance/Accounting, Marketing and Sports Management. Confirmed site visits include, Finance/Accounting: Lazard, Guggenheim and UBS; Marketing: Deutsch; Sports Management: CAA Sports, Momentum and the New York Yankees. Check the Co-Curricular section of the Undergraduate Programs website for more information on the trip including the application form. Applications should be turned in to the Undergraduate Programs office, Duquès 455.

GWSB Ambassador Program Accepting Applications!

GWSB Ambassadors are undergraduate student leaders that serve as representatives of the School of Business to prospective students, campus recruiters and alumni donors. Ambassadors strive to improve the quality of the School of Business through professionalism, dedicated service, and direct partnership with GWSB Undergraduate Programs, the F. David Fowler Career Center and the Office of Development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide tours of Duques Hall to prospective students and parents
  • Greet campus recruiters and escort them to the F. David Fowler Career Center before presentations and interviews
  • Represent the GWSB undergraduate population at various receptions and ceremonies

Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the GWSB curriculum and co-curricular programs
  • Embody a service ethic and orientation


  • Enrolled student in the GW School of Business
  • Availability to dedicate 3 hours per week to Ambassador activities
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Clean SJS record

Applications for Spring 2010 will be accepted until Friday, February 12, 2010. Interested students should submit their resume to betsy@gwu.edu.

Miriam's Kitchen Toiletry Drive

The Advising Center is hosting a toiletry drive for Miriam's Kitchen. There will be a box in the waiting area outside the Advising Center, Duques Hall 456 for the collection of men's clothing and new toiletries. Click here to see a wish list of toiletries and clothing.

Miriam's Kitchen was founded in 1983 by a collaboration of The George Washington University Hillel Student Association, Western Presbyterian Church and United Church in response to an urgent need for services for the homeless in Washington, DC. Our mission is to provide individualized services that address the causes and consequences of homelessness in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, both directly and through facilitating connections in Washington, DC. We provide free, homemade meals and high-quality support services to more than 4,000 homeless men and women each year through our core programs: Meals, Case Management, Miriam's Studio, and Miriam's Cafe. In addition, all of our services are free. For more information, please go their website at http://www.miriamskitchen.org/

GWSB Students Go Behind the Scenes of Vancouver 2010 Olympics

Professor Lisa Delpy Neirotti and 28 students will be going behind the scenes of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Follow their trip at: http://business.gwu.edu/olympics/2010/

Summer 2010 Study Abroad

The Office for Study Abroad offers a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate summer courses that include an overseas component. Classes will be led by GW faculty in some of the world’s most exciting locations. Overseas length of study ranges from 1-4 weeks.

For a complete list of programs and locations check out:


Application deadline: March 1, 2010

Questions? Contact the Office for Study Abroad
812 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Web: http://studyabroad.gwu.edu
Email: gwabroad@gwu.edu
Phone: 202-994-1649

Nourish International

In our world, as of 2009:

1.1 billion people lack access to clean water, 850 million people are malnourished, and 8 million people die each year because they are simply too poor to stay alive.

You can change this today.

Nourish International is a student movement to eradicate global poverty. During the school year, Nourish Chapters run small businesses called "Ventures." Using the money they earn, Chapters plan and invest in sustainable community development projects. Students then travel abroad to partner with local communities in implementing those solutions.

To expand our impact, we're looking for students on your campus who want to be a part of the solution to global poverty and challenge themselves in the process. These students will receive professional training and support as they start a Nourish Chapter at their school – building membership, running ventures and implementing sustainable development projects overseas.

There are several ways to get involved:

  • Apply to be a Chapter Founder – Between now and February 19th Nourish is accepting applications for its Chapter Founders Program. This spring, we'll be selecting student leaders from campuses across the country to receive professional training, support and $500 start-up capital. To start your application, click here.
  • Tell a friend – If Nourish isn't the right opportunity for you, you can still help accomplish our mission of eradicating global poverty. Spreading the word to just three people drastically raises our chances of finding the right student on your campus. Nominate a friend now by clicking here.

About Nourish International
Nourish International was founded in 2003 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the student group Hunger Lunch. Since incorporating as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in 2006, Nourish has begun chapters on 29 campuses nationwide. In 2008, Nourish was awarded the North Carolina Peace Prize for excellence in cross-cultural solutions and sustainable development.
Since inception, Nourish students have raised and invested more than $140,000 in sustainable development projects in 22 communities worldwide.

Act now - applications are being reviewed as they come in!


The Nourish Team