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GWSB Undergraduate News

February 27, 2013 

Important! Reminder for Spring Classes

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.


NEW! Registration for GW Summer Classes opens this Friday, March 1

Please see the Registrar's website for complete information on summer classes at GW.  Consult the Schedule of Classes for course options - both on campus and online.  GW offers 2 summer sessions, so pay close attention to the dates each class is offered (1st half or 2nd half).  The GWSB Advising Center recommends that students take no more than 2 classes per session; summer classes are intensive in format and will require more time each week in order to be academically successful.  Registration opens via Banweb at 7:00 am on Friday, March 1.


NEW! Study Abroad with GW!

Are you interested in studying abroad in the fall?  
Have you been letting it sit in the back of your mind?
Freshmen: Get ahead of the game with ideas!
Sophomores and Juniors: It's not too late!

Mark your calendars: The Advising Office and Office for Study Abroad will be holding joint Study Abroad advising hours on studying in Paris and Buenos Aires.  Make a last minute decision that could change your life!  No appointments needed - A table of advisors will be sitting in Duques 4th Floor Lobby - outside of the Advising Center.
Tuesday, March 5th: 11am to 1pm  (Edouard will be visiting from Paris to give personal advice on living and learning in Paris)

Application due dates: 
IBUS in Argentina - March 1st
GWSB Paris - March 15th


NEW! Be sure to check out the GWSB Abroad Blog

Are you interested in the IBUS in Argentina and/or GW Paris GWSB Signature Study Abroad Programs, but you missed the information session?
Check out the GWSB Abroad Blog for detailed information on both programs as well as video testimonials from program participants! Be sure to check back on a regular basis for postings by GWSB students who are all over the world this semester. 


NEW! International Student Survey

If you're an international student in the GWSB, we want to hear from you! Last semester, the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) was formed with the hopes of finding out what types of concerns international students have and what programs/events the GWSB Undergraduate Programs can hold in order to help international students acclimate better at GW, as well as have more meaningful interactions with domestic students. If you're interested in being involved, please fill out a brief survey here. Domestic students are welcome to fill out the survey and attend ISAB events/programs as well.


NEW! Get Noticed: Consulting and Finance Interview Prep Workshop 

Do you want to get noticed by McKinsey? IBM? The UBA is happy to present Jai Jung Kim, and Alex Baghdjian who are joining these firms respectively. At this interview preparation workshop, they cover topics including: reaching out to professionals, generating job leads, and nailing case, technical, and behavioral interviews. Jai and Alex will be joined by other GWSB seniors with jobs at top banks and consultancies.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how they did it. Corner Bakery catering will be served at this event!

When:  Friday, March 1, 12:00-1:00pm
Where: Duqués Hall, Room 453


Social Enterprise Symposium

The Social Enterprise Symposium returns to the University of Maryland March 1, 2013! Created by the Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the Symposium explores the role of business in creating lasting social and environmental change. The day will be packed full of engaging speakers and hands-on workshops with companies such as CLIF Bar, Unilever, Verizon, and many more. To learn more and to register visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ses


Fourth Annual GWWIB Spring Conference

Save the date for the fourth annual GW Women in Business (GWWIB) Spring Conference on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Follow @GWWIBConference on Twitter to stay up to date on conference announcements, speakers, and more!

GWWIB's annual spring conference is a full day event open to both men and women of all majors. Last year's conference featured keynote addresses from Princess Yasmine Pahlavi, Founder of The Foundation for the Children of Iran; Bobbie Loyld, President of Magnolia Bakery; and Alexis Maybank, Founder of Gilt Groupe. Attracting over 250 participants, elite industry experts and panelists, the conference provides the exclusive opportunity to network, engage, and take part in one of the university's premiere events.  Please click here for the flyer.
We hope to see you there!


GWSB Students Published in the Journal of Global Business and Community

The Journal of Global Business and Community is a excellent opportunity to publish their term paper and course work with a special focus on International Business. Having an article published in an academic journal is evidence  of advanced research and publication skills which may distinguish students when searching for professional opportunities that value these competencies. My students in my regional strategy class (Ibus 4202) turn their best papers into publishable articles every semester and a few of them get published. I encourage to turn your course work this semester into articles for the journal. To do so, you should become familiar with the guidelines for submission. Visit the journal web page here


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.  


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.


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


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! Reminder for Spring Classes

NEW! Registration for GW Summer Classes opens this Friday, March 1

NEW! Study Abroad with GW!

NEW! Be sure to check out the GWSB Abroad Blog

NEW! International Student Survey

NEW! Get Noticed: Consulting and Finance Interview Prep Workshop 

Social Enterprise Symposium

Fourth Annual GWWIB Spring Conference

GWSB Students Published in the Journal of Global Business and Community

Honoring Two GWSB "Most Promising Minority Ad Students"

Study Abroad Short Term Courses

Hoffman Fund Call for Applications

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

Volunteer Opportunities for Neighbors Project

F. David Fowler Career Center Undergraduate Newsletter

GW Tutoring Initiative

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