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GWSB Undergraduate News

February 6 , 2013 

Important! Add/drop Reminders for Spring Classes

Are you still adding and dropping spring classes? The RTF-EZ is the form you should be using for adding to open classes or dropping any class until February 8.
- 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.


Deadline! GWSB Ambassador Applications Available now

Deadline: February 12 at 11:59pm

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.


NEW! Success Talks- First meeting of the year!

Looking to get more involved with the GWSB? Interested in networking?

Join Success Talks for our first meeting of the semester this Wednesday! We are looking for team members to work with our marketing, fundraising and outreach coordinators as well as executive board members.
We will also be discussing events planned for the year--including hosting the CEO of Coca Cola Canada and executives from the World Bank! Everyone is welcome. Stop by with some friends for desserts and other snacks!

Location: Duques, Room 453
Date & Time: Wednesday Feb 6th at 8:00 pm

RSVP here
Please contact dana_abu@gwu.edu if you have any questions.

Success Talks aims to connect students with senior executives from a variety of industries through lectures throughout the semester. In the past, we have hosted the founders of Warby Parker and College Fashionista, the Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering at Citibank and a panel from New York Life Insurance.


NEW! Short-Term Study Abroad Programs: Upcoming Information Sessions

February 7th - India - Politics of Growth and Development in India
6:00-7:00, Monroe B37

February 8th - Paris - Paris Noir: Investigating Culture and Storytelling in the City of Light
6:00-8:00, Phillips 411


NEW! PwC Personal Brand Event

PwC is hosting a Personal Brand Event where students can get a FREE Corporate Headshot by a professional photographer!  Click here to see the attached flyer!

When: February 13, 2013 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Duques Hall, 5th floor Lobby
 
Please note: The 5th Floor Lobby is actually referring to the CORNER lobby by the stairwell and Duques 562 (breakout room)


NEW! Honoring Two GWSB "Most Promising Minority Ad Students"

Nicholas Mejia and Sebastian Flores, two undergraduate marketing majors, were honored at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York on February 5 by the American Advertising Federation as "Most Promising Minority Ad Students."  They were presented with their awards in New York in front of an audience of top level advertising executives who come to this event each year to hire the best and the brightest.

To qualify, students must be seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.2 overall and in their major.  They must be nominated by a university professor at an AAF-affiliated school.  Both Nick and Sebastian were nominated by Marketing Professor, Dr. Lynda Maddox.  They had been part of the prestigious National Student Advertising Competition team that placed second last year in their district for their Nissan campaign.

While in New York, Nick and Sebastian attended several industry immersion events and were also toasted at a Capitol Advertising (GW's ad club) alumni event organized by Maddox.  Twenty-two Capitol Advertising students from the last eight years attended.  They also met with recruiters looking to hire Most Promising students. The students, who come from universities across the country, are also featured in Advertising Age.  


GWSB Study Abroad in Paris or Buenos Aires


Are you interested in studying abroad for business in Paris or Buenos Aires?  Please go to the Office for Study Abroad’s website for more information.

Deadlines for applications:

Buenos Aires: March 1

Paris: March 15

If you have questions about how one of these programs will fit into your degree program, make an appointment with your GWSB Study Abroad Advisor. Last Names A-La contact Andrea Cappello (acappello@gwu.edu) and Last Names Le-Z contact Julianna Hutchins (hutchins@gwu.edu).


Study Abroad Short Term Courses

Summer 2013 Short-Term Abroad Programs! GW Classes…Abroad! Sign up soon as registration close on MARCH 1. Go to studyabroad.gwu.edu for more info! Classes include:

China: ECON2180/6280 – Survey of International Economics
India: IAFF6118 – Politics of Growth and Development in India
United Kingdom: UW2020W – Fan Pilgrimage and Media Tourism
South Africa: PUBH6590 – Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of South Africa
Kenya: SMPA1099 – Information and Communication Technology & Governance in Africa
AND MORE!


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.


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


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.


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!


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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Important! Add/drop Reminders for Spring Classes

Deadline! GWSB Ambassador Applications Available now

NEW! Success Talks- First meeting of the year!

NEW! Short-Term Study Abroad Programs: Upcoming Information Sessions

NEW! PwC Personal Brand Event

NEW! Honoring Two GWSB "Most Promising Minority Ad Students"

GWSB Study Abroad in Paris or Buenos Aires

Study Abroad Short Term Courses

Hoffman Fund Call for Applications

Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

Dolphin Tank

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Courses Offered in the Spring 2013

Volunteer Opportunities for Neighbors Project

F. David Fowler Career Center Undergraduate Newsletter

GW Tutoring Initiative

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