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GWSB Undergraduate News

February 16, 2011

REU Experience: Shelley Xue

REU Research Assistant, Shelley Xue and Professor Wenjie Chen

My name is Shelley Xue. I am a sophomore in the School of Business, pursuing a possible major in Marketing or Hospitality Management. I am currently working as a REU research assistant in the International Business Department with Professor Wenjie Chen. Our recent project involves hospital acquisition across the nation.

I enjoy this experience a lot. This REU research experience has encouraged me and provided me a great amount of opportunities to get involved in the School of Business. When I was a Freshman I was not participating in any activities on campus, however I was still very eager to be part of some organizations. When one of my friends first introduced me to this position, I simply took it as an opportunity to have a job. However, soon after I found out that I gained access to more resources than I originally imagined. I was eligible to participate in various lectures hosted only for student leaders and I also worked closely with the business school professors and directors.

I learned from this experience the courage to take initiative. It is so easy to be passive and wait for people to approach you. However, in the world today, opportunities don’t wait. You have to take the initial action to show your interest so that your thoughts can be heard by others.

The major challenge I experienced in this position is that I was forced to be extremely detail oriented with all my work. Research is a concept that requires a lot of attention and focus. A single mistake in data can generate discrepancy in all of the observations. It was the first time that I actually realized that a tiny mistake can have a huge impact.

CPA Exam Information Session

Are you interested in taking the CPA exam?

Do you need information about the CPA applications process? Do you need financial help to register for review sessions?

Make sure you do not miss the CPA event planned for February 23, 2011.

The Master of Accountancy program has invited two large CPA preparation organizations (Becker and Kaplan) to give a special presentation to help you with your questions.

There will be a slideshow sharing information about the CPA Exam such as application, registration, structure etc... followed by a software demonstration.

Topics will cover your CPA issues and concerns to include:

  • How to apply and the application process to state Boards
  • Requirements to sit for the exam
  • Requirements for Licensure
  • Key preparation and support websites
  • Topics covered in each part of the CPA exam
  • The CBT (Computer Based Test) Exam format
  • 2011 CPA Exam Topics and format
  • IFRS and FASB codification changes
  • A look at software and materials

Come to our CPA event on Wednesday February 23, 2011 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm in Duquès 652.

Do not miss this event: Opportunity to win scholarships covering CPA Review and Preparation.

GW Net Impact: Undergraduate Chapter - Second General Body Meeting

The GW Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter will be hosting our second General Body Meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 6 PM to 7 PM in Duquès 255. 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.

Come be a part of collaborating on the DOT Campaign and our upcoming events! Bring a friend, and new members are welcome to join and learn more about the exciting activities we have planned for this semester. Please direct any questions to:

GW Summer 2011 Short Term Abroad

Study abroad this coming summer with GW faculty!
France, England, India, China...and many other places await you.

Summer 2011 short-term abroad programs are now accepting applications.
To view your options & apply click here.

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 18, 2011 by 5:00pm. Visit the application website for more information!

Business Gives Back

Students of the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) present:


An evening of music and fellowship recognizing community initiatives led by
The George Washington School of Business students and alumni.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
7:00pm - 11:00pm
House of Sweden - 2900 K Street NW

Cocktail Attire

The evening will feature musical performances by current GWSB students.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

In line with the GWSB mission: “Act Responsibly, Lead Passionately, Think Globally,”
Business Gives Back is a student-led initiative bringing together the GW and D.C. communities in order to celebrate a commitment to sustainable business and responsible management.

All proceeds will directly benefit LearnServe International, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit led by a current GWSB student. LearnServe International equips high school students with the tools of business planning, innovative problem-solving, and cross-cultural fluency. The program challenges students to lead and join community-based social change efforts across the D.C. area and the world.

$35 if purchased before February 21, 2011
$50 if purchased between Feb 21, 2011 and March 1, 2011
Tickets can be purchased at
(No tickets will be sold at the door)

For more information on the MBA Association, please go to

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

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NEW! REU Experience: Shelley Xue

NEW! CPA Exam Information Session

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

NEW! GW Summer 2011 Short Term Abroad

Apply to join the Undergraduate Business Association Executive Board!

Business Gives Back

GWSB Concentrations Fair

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