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GWSB Undergraduate News

March 7 , 2012

An Evening with the British Embassy

The George Washington University School of Business, Office of Undergraduate Programs, invites you to attend an Evening with the British Embassy. Please join Mr. Peter Matheson, Economics Counsellor, for a discussion on British economic policy and the European Union. After the discussion, a reception will follow.

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 5:30pm
  • Event to be held at the British Embassy, located at 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20008
  • RSVP and photo identification (GWorld Card or valid Government-issued photo ID) are required to attend
  • You must be a current GW student, staff, or faculty member to attend this event
  • RSVP:
For questions, please call Undergraduate Programs at (202) 994-7536.

Make a Difference in the Learning and Lives of
First-Year GWSB Students!

The Office of Undergraduate Programs is accepting applications for undergraduate students interested in serving as mentors for our 2012-2013 First Year Development Program (FYDP). FYDP is a mandatory course required for all first-year and transfer students enrolled in the School of Business. Through this unique program, our students are provided with instruction on developing their strengths, working effectively in teams, preparing resumes and cover letters, business etiquette, and networking. Our FYDP mentors play a significant role in supporting our instructors in class and assisting with students' transition into GWSB.

For the 2012-2013 year, we are recruiting undergraduates for our standard FYDP sections and transfer student sections. Please review the guidelines carefully and submit by March 30, 2012!

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GWSB Senior Creates Presentation Boot Camp


Jared Eisenberg, a GWSB senior concentrating in international business and marketing, has teamed up with mentor and career coach Peter West to create the Presentation Boot Camp – a series of workshops where students can receive immediate, relevant, and constructive feedback to improve presentation skills.  This initiative enables GWSB undergraduate students to engage with Jared, who has significant experience participating in regional and national case study competitions. In this context, Jared is able to hone a skill that he finds enjoyable and critical in any profession while coaching his peers. Upon graduation, Jared will join Teach For America for two years and work as a high school math teacher in Philadelphia. Jared stated that working with Peter has taught him how to be a better mentor and more effectively give feedback which will help him in his role as an educator. After his two years as a teacher, Jared plans on a career combining business, education, and entrepreneurship.

Interested in taking advantage of Presentation Boot Camp? Email Jared at for more information.  Future meeting dates are below

  • March 28: 5 to 7pm
  • April 4: 5 to 7pm
  • April 18: 5 to 7pm
  • April 25: 5 to 7pm

Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities through the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research

The Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research encourages you to apply for George Gamow Undergraduate Research Fellowship and/or the Provost Undergraduate Research Award.

For additional information on the Gamow Fellowships, visit

For information on the Provost Undergraduate Research Award (aka. OVPR), visit:

The deadline for the Gamow and OVPR Fellowships is Monday, March 26.

Office of Study Abroad Events

A representative from the American University of Paris will be hosting an information session in the Marvin Center. Stop by to learn more about the university and the GW Paris program. See you there!

AUP Info Session
Wednesday, March 7
10:30am to 11:30am
Marvin Center, Room 302

Representatives from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad will be visiting campus on March 8th. Stop by to learn more about their extensive course offerings and immersion opportunities. Students applying for the upcoming summer or fall, as well as those interested for future semesters, are encouraged to attend. Come and learn about Copenhagen and all DIS has to offer!

DIS Info Session
Thursday, March 8th
11:00am TO 12:00PM
OSA Conference Room
812 20th St. NW

WHU Announces European Bachelor Summer Institute

The Otto Beisheim School of Management is proud to announce WHU’s 4th European Bachelor Summer Institute “The Business, Political and Cultural Environment in Europe”

May 27 to June 8, 2012

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Further Information
You can find regularly updated information about the course on our website

Further information may be found by clicking here.

GWSB and CIBER present an International Career Workshop and Lecture


For more details, please click here.

Interested in working on Wall Street?

The Wall Street Study Groups have been running for five weeks strong. Seniors that interned in Investment Banking, Operations, Research, Sales and Trading, and Wealth Management have all helped to provide a unique perspective on the market to the over 50 students who have participated in the groups so far.  We've covered topics such as the European sovereign debt crisis, US labor markets, the Federal Reserve, and US Fiscal Policy.  You can check out a summary of the meetings at

If you are interested in working on Wall Street or just want to get a better idea of what is going on in the market, come drop by a study group.  We meet on Mondays at 6:00 in Funger 223 and Thursdays at 5:00 in Monroe 251.  Feel free to e-mail with any questions.

Academic Success Skill Workshops

GWSB Undergraduate Programs is partnering with the University Counseling Center to offer Academic Success Skill Workshops to be facilitated by Dr. Imran Riaz of the University Counseling Center.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012
  • Thursday, April 12, 2012

Each workshop will start at 5:00pm in Duquès 652.

Free Tutoring through the GW Tutoring Initiative

Need a Tutor for the Spring 2012 Semester?

Contact the GW Tutoring Initiative!

More information here.

Information Session: Master of Arts in Jewish Cultural Arts

Information Session: Master of Arts in Jewish Cultural Arts

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join the program that's training the next generation of Jewish cultural entrepreneurs and arts administrators, GW's Master's Program in Jewish Cultural Arts: the first of its kind in the United States.

This 36-credit, two year MA program provides students with the hands-on skills and intellectual capital to think analytically about the history, ethnography, and sociology of the modern Jewish experience. Students gain expertise in audience development, fiscal management, and fostering new forms of Jewish cultural expression. The rich resources of the nation’s capital, coupled with those of the university, offer students stellar opportunities, including internships and cultural collaborations with arts organizations, foundations, and museums. The multidisciplinary degree culminates in a student project that plans and executes of an arts event for the GW community.

Light refreshments will be served.


HIMSS-NCA 2012 Scholarship Program

Through advocacy, education and professional development, the National Capital Area Chapter of the Health Information Management & Systems Society promotes the development and improvement of healthcare information management as an essential contribution to quality patient care.

Purpose: The HIMSS-NCA Scholarship program was established to provide financial assistance and recognition to students who are pursuing health information or systems management degrees, and are interested in helping to shape the future of the profession.

Objective: The program awards three scholarships – one for each of the following
three degree programs: graduate, undergraduate and associate's level.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Active enrollment in a DC-Metro area accredited university fulfilling the requirements for a health information or systems management related degree
  • A grade point of 3.0 or better
  • Member of local HIMSS chapter

Application Requirements include:

  • Submission of the HIMSS-NCA Chapter Scholarship Application Form
  • Recent, official college transcripts, through the fall semester 2011
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a current school official
  • A short essay of no more than 500 words (2 pages) that addresses:
  • Why you have chosen this field? (1/2 page)
  • Why IM/IT is important to healthcare today? (1/2 page)
  • A discussion of a major issue facing the healthcare community today and how IM/IT can address the issue. (1 page)

Applications are available on the HIMSS-NCA web site at: and must be submitted no later than April 17, 2012 to be considered for an award.

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Robert P. Maxon Lecture - Wes Bush

The 13th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture

Mr. Wes Bush
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Global Challenges and How Northrop Grumman is Leading Innovative Solutions in Response
Monday, April 9, 2012
Jack Morton Auditorium

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NEW! An Evening with the British Embassy - April 4, 2012

NEW! Make a Difference in the Learning and Live of First-Year Students!

NEW! GWSB Senior Creates Presentation Boot Camp

NEW! Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities through the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research

NEW! Office of Study Abroad Events

WHU Announces European Bachelor Summer Institute

GWSB and CIBER present an International Career Workshop and Lecture

Interested in Working on Wall Street?

Academic Success Skill Workshops

Free Tutoring throught the GW TutoringInitiative

Information Session: Master of Arts in Jewish Cultural Arts

HIMSS-NCA 2012 Scholarship Program

Robert P. Maxon Lecture - Wes Bush

School of Public Health and Health Services Offering Three Ugrad Courses Online for Summer

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