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March 3, 2010

New York Trek 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010 and Friday, February 26, 2010, approximately 45 GWSB Undergraduates participated in the 2010 GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek. For more information on what went on during the Trek take a look at the 2010 Trek blog at gwsbnyc.wordpress.com. Thanks to all who made the 2010 Trek possible!

COMING SOON!: Information about the Fall 2010 Trek!


GW District Youth Empowerment Program

We need You:

Volunteers needed to tutor and mentor at-risk youth in low-income communities here in DC. Get involved with GW's District Youth Empowerment Program. Good opportunity to enhance social-entrepreneurial skills while gaining "real world" experience and changing economic outcomes for low-income families. Ask about our Leadership Opportunities. For more info please contact Laura Chambers gwdyep@gmail.com


GWWIB Spring Conference

GW Women in Business Spring Conference

For our first annual Spring Conference on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in Duques and Funger Halls, the George Washington University Women in Business hope to facilitate a discussion on the major topics learned in the classroom and how these issues are translated into the real world of business. The discussions will feature Chad Holliday, former Chairman and CEO of DuPont, as our keynote speaker as well as panels of experts in entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, international business, and government/business relations. Tickets for members ($10) and non-members ($15) can be purchased at www.gwwib.org and include breakfast, lunch, and a goody bag.

Conference Flyer


"The Reality and Rhetoric of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)"

On Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 5:30pm, GWU's Institute for Corporate Responsibility is hosting a panel focused on "The Reality and Rhetoric of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)". The guest speakers represent the private sector and NGOs. They will explain what CSR means to them, both in their industry and in their career. There will also be time set aside at the end for an open Q & A session. This event is free and open to public.

The speakers are:
Kevin Moss, Head of CSR at British Telecom Americas
Dan Simon, Principal, Vucurevich-Simon Advisory Group (Founding Farmers & Farmers and Fishers restaurants)
Steve Rochlin, Senior Partner at AccountAbility

Light refreshments will be provided starting at 5:30pm, the panel discussion will be from 6-7pm, and open questions and networking will be from 7-7:30pm. For those students who need to leave the event early for a 7:10pm class, this will not be a problem.

CSR Seminar: Reality and Reteric
When: Thursday, March 11, 2010
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Duques Hall - 6th Floor Room 652
RSVP: wgerlich@gwmail.gwu.edu

**This event was also made possible by help from members of GW's Net Impact Chapter and GW's Social Enterprise Forum. Thank you.


The Columbian Women Scholarship

The objective of The Columbian Women Scholarship (Tuition Only) is to recognize and assist women pursuing a degree program in any field of study at The George Washington University who demonstrate a high level of achievement in academia and a commitment to their chosen profession.

Awards will be for the 2010-2011 academic year. The total annual amount of the awards is approximately $90,000 with an average of individual awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Award recipients (and other applicants) are eligible to apply again in subsequent years.

Please review the following guidelines and instructions carefully before beginning your application. All materials should be sent The Columbian Women at Columbianwomen@gmail.com.

The application, including letters of recommendation must be received by March 26, 2010.

Scholarship Instructions

Application Form

Recommendation Form


GWSB Internship and Career Recognition

The F. David Fowler Career Center would like to recognize those students who have recently found internships or jobs. The Fowler Career Center 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.


Links for Life Undergraduate Student/Alumni Luncheon

Register now! Come meet and network with GWSB Alumni by participating in our Links for Life Undergraduate Student/Alumni Luncheon featuring members of the Dean’s Board of Advisors.

Links for Life is a program designed to create “links” between members of the GWSB student and alumni population by offering a forum for them to connect. The program will give you access to alumni in an informal setting. You can gain professional insight and ask questions that you might not ask in an interview situation. You will also have the opportunity to speak with alumni about the current happenings and activities at GWSB.

We will be having our next luncheon on March 5, 2010 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. The lunch is free and space is limited! For more information and to register, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/boalinks.


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

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of The George Washington University, is currently accepting applications for the 2010 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 $2,500, 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. Applications for the Andrew Stergiopoulos Scholarship Award will be accepted through early spring. Recipients of the award will be invited to attend a luncheon or dinner celebrating Fellowship Scholarships at The George Washington University.

Andrew Stergiopoulos graduated from the School of Business at GWU in May 2000, and perished on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York City.

For more information about Andrew, the Award and the application process and the Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, please visit our website at www.sterg.org


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/


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