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GWSB Undergraduate News

March 7 , 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.


Deadline Approaching: 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!

Application due dates: 
GWSB Paris - March 15th


NEW! GWSB Scholarship Winners

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2013 GWSB scholarships. First, we would like to thank all of our applicants for their hard work and interest. We congratulate our three students who were chosen out of over twenty five applicants representing various academic concentrations in the School of Business. Their impressive applications demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and thoughtfully addressed their collegiate engagement and professional pursuits. Kudos! Way to go!

We would also like to recognize our donors and all involved for assisting in making this opportunity available to our students.

Gene R. Cohen Scholarship, $3,000: Yixin Wang
David S. Cohen Scholarship, $4,000: Chasen Bender
Buff and Blue Scholarship, $1,000: Todd Morrill


NEW! FYDP Mentor Applications

We are now accepting applications for FYDP Peer Mentors for the 2013-2014 academic year! To be a mentor, you must have completed both BADM 1001 and 1002 by the end of Spring 2013. Key responsibilities include partnering with GWSB Undergraduate Programs staff to facilitate weekly lectures in FYDP as well as helping GWSB freshmen become familiar with university resources. Please see the attached application for further requirements, responsibilities, and instructions for how to apply. If you have questions, contact your current mentor, or email Gabrielle Patton at gwsbmentor@gmail.com.


NEW! UBA Survey

The Undergraduate Business Association (UBA) has teamed up with Undergraduate Programs to put in place an FREE undergraduate coffee machine on the fourth floor of Duques which will be rolled out in late March. We would like input from students on which flavors/brands to purchase and have created this survey to help! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5C8FP2Z


NEW! Dean's Initiatives' Fellowship in Business Development Application

ATTENTION 3rd and 4th Year Undergraduate students!!!  The GW School of Business is currently recruiting for The Dean's Initiatives' Fellowship in Business Development!  This opportunity provides valuable professional experience for a GWSB undergraduate student as well as unique exposure to the world of professional sports. The undergraduatefellow will work with the Dean and business development counselors to assist in creating a business development strategy and plan for a Miami Heat basketball player.  The candidate will be asked to assist in developing a business plan, conducting a competitive landscape analysis, and doing the quantitative and qualitative work necessary to launch a world-class business in the restaurant industry.
 
The fellowship will include a seven-week independent study practicum (for credit) as well as an eight-week paid internship with the Dean's Initiatives program.
 
Apply to job posting # 774852 by March 10th at 11:59pm!


NEW! REFA Applications are now Available

Applications are now being accepted for next year's Real Estate and Finance Alliance (REFA) Mentorship Program! The program is open to all current sophomores/rising juniors who have a keen interest in obtaining jobs in finance on Wall Street or in the real estate industry. Students interested in finance are required to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and students interested in real estate are required to a have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants are also required to submit a resume and a 250-word essay on "Why I Am An Excellent Candidate for the REFA Mentorship Program and Why I Am Interested in Finance OR Real Estate."  Other requirements are listed in the posting. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013 at 11:59PM.  Please click here for more information.
 
The application information is posted on GWorkSB - Job ID Numbers 774676 (Finance) and 774677 (Real Estate). Students should all be familiar with GWorkSB.


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. 


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.


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


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

Deadline Approaching: Study Abroadwith GW!

NEW! GWSB Scholarship Winners

NEW! FYDP Mentor Applications

NEW! UBA Survey

NEW! Dean's Initiatives' Fellowship in Business Development Application

NEW! REFA Applications are now Available

Be sure to check out the GWSB Abroad Blog

International Student Survey

Fourth Annual GWWIB Spring Conference

F. David Fowler Career Center Undergraduate Newsletter

GW Tutoring Initiative

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