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March 9, 2011

Student Experiences: Mark Buente

Want to learn more about one GWSB student's experience abroad? Follow Mark Buente's experience in Belize by checking out his blog!

DegreeMAP is Now Live for GWSB Undergrads

After much anticipation and hard work on the part of the Office of the Registrar and the GWSB Advising Center, I am pleased to report that DegreeMAP has “gone live”!

It is important to note that this is a tool; you are still expected to meet with your Academic Advisor regularly to ensure that you are on-track to graduate. Your Academic Advisor is the authoritative source on whether or not your degree requirements are being met.

When you review your curriculum information in DegreeMAP, if something does not look right, don’t panic! Remember that we are one of the first schools to implement this tool, and we’re still in working developments with the Registrar to refine the data in DegreeMAP.

Some known issues:

1) Transfer credit (including Study Abroad credit) may not be appearing in your curriculum correctly.
2) Advanced foreign language credit may not be applying to upper-level electives.
3) Minor requirements are currently not vetted in DegreeMAP, please stay tuned as to when this feature will be active.
4) Some older WID courses are not satisfying other requirements such as electives.
5) Transfer students who have taken Introduction to Psychology as a substitution for Organizational Behavior will still have this requirement listed as being not-met.

There may be some other concerns that we are not aware of, and that is where you come in!

Please review your DegreeMAP carefully. If you see any errors (including the ones above) or have any questions, please email your Academic Advisor. We do anticipate having a high volume of questions about DegreeMAP in the near future, so please be patient as we respond to your concerns in a timely basis. We will be conducting in-depth reviews of each student’s curriculum in the next few months to ensure that we have all degree requirements correctly placed by the end of the semester.

Accessing DegreeMAP

- Log into GWeb and click on the Student Records and Registration link.

- Select the Student Records Information Menu.

- Click on the DegreeMAP link to view your degree requirements and review the way your individual academic history has been applied to those requirements.

- For additional information about DegreeMAP, please visit:

Prepare for Fall 2011 Registration with Walk-In Advising

The Advising Center will operate on a full walk-in schedule from Monday, March 21st until Tuesday, April 5th. This means that while we will not schedule appointments during this period, you may still come to walk-in advising from:

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Fridays)

We will resume our normal operating hours and appointment schedules on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

GWSB Academic Advising Survey

Success and continuous improvement in any organization is largely based upon successful assessment efforts. In order to greater assess academic advising in GWSB, we need your feedback. Below is a link to a survey that shouldn't take longer than five minutes, and we would greatly appreciate any time and candid feedback you wish to give us. Please be assured that your responses will remain confidential and will contribute to the improvement activities of your advising in GWSB.

The survey can be accessed at:

An Evening with Madelyn Jennings

Join GWSB Undergraduate Programs in honor of Women's History Month for An Evening with Madelyn Jennings.

Please join us for a Q&A with Madelyn Jennings, Senior Vice President of HR (Ret.), The Gannett Co., Inc. and a member of The George Washington University Business School's Board of Advisors, as she shares her experiences of being a woman in business.

Light refreshments to follow.

March 31, 2011
Duquès 453
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Crossroads: The Interplay of Business, Government, and the Global Economy


March 31 – April 1

Jack Morton Auditorium

The George Washington University School of Business presents a two-day symposium exploring the balance between business growth and the public’s well-being. Located at the intersection of business and politics, GWSB is uniquely positioned to lead the business school community in exploring government’s role in global business development. (Read more and register…)

GWSB Sports Executives Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 5:00 pm

Jack Morton Auditorium

The GW Sports Executive Hall of Fame was created in 2007 to honor alumni working at executive levels in professional sports. Join us in honoring the 2011 inductee, Joel Segal, CCAS BA '86, Professional Football agent and President, BEST Football. (Read more and register…)

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program allows students to work as a research assistant on a faculty members research project. Currently there are two opportunities available. Interested students should contact Yuanming Cheng ( More information is available here.

2011 Commencement Schedule

Looking for commencement dates and ticket distribution information? Look no further: GWSB Commencement Website

Commencement Week Schedule for GWSB Undergraduates

Thursday, May 12, 2011
GWSB Award Ceremony (Invitation Only)
Betts Theatre, Marvin Center (800 21st Street, NW)

Friday, May 13, 2011
Undergraduate Student Arrivals. Funger Hall (2201 G Street, NW)

Undergraduate Student School of Business Celebration Ceremony. The Charles E. Smith Center (600 22nd Street, NW)

Reception to follow after School of Business Celebration in Duquès Hall 1st and 2nd floors.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Senior Celebration (Invitation Only)
Duquès Hall, Oglethorpe Great Hall (2201 G Street, NW)

Sunday, May 15, 2011
All Graduates Line-Up for Procession.

Procession begins

10:00 am
The George Washington University Commencement. The National Mall (Independence Avenue – Between 4th and 7th Streets)

GWSB Community Service Mentorship Opportunity

GWSB students, join us as we take time to give back to the community. For one afternoon, make a difference to a student embarking on their college journey. Share business topics with high school students and help them understand what they can expect from a college experience, encouraging them to move to the next level of education. Mentors will assist with the workshops and attend the reception during the afternoon of Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

GWSB Mentors For A Day are undergraduate students that serve as mentors for visiting students from DC area high schools. Mentors encourage students to further their education by providing examples of their experience as a student in GWSB.

More information in regards to the program and application is available HERE.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 11, 2011. Interested students should submit their written application and resume to

Peer Mentors Needed for the First Year Development Program!

Interested in getting involved with the School of Business? Become a Peer Mentor for the First Year Development Program! Peer Mentors assist freshmen in transitioning to college life through partnering with GWSB Undergraduate Programs to facilitate weekly lectures and application exercises for the First Year Development Program. Mentors have the opportunity to directly impact the undergraduate experience through their professionalism and dedicated service.

Learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications through the application available HERE. Please note that students selected to be Peer Mentors will be compensated on a per semester basis.

Applications for the 2011-2012 academic year will be accepted until Friday, March 25, 2011. Interested students should submit their written application and resume to

Nominations Requested: Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty

Each year the GWSB Office of Undergraduate Programs presents the Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award to a GWSB faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. Attributes possessed by the award winning professor may include, but are not limited to:

- Challenged and inspired students in or out of the classroom
- Mentored students
- Created excitement about the professor's field of expertise
- Overall, provided students with an outstanding educational experience

You are invited to nominate a faculty member you believe to be worthy of this award. To nominate a professor, please send a brief essay of no longer than one page via e-mail to by 5:00pm on Friday, March 11, 2011.
Please take time to consider nominating your favorite GWSB professor for this prestigious award. If you have any questions contact the GWSB Office of Undergraduate Programs at 202-994-7536.

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NEW! Student Experiences: Mark Buente

NEW! DegreeMAP is Now Live for GWSB Undergrads

NEW! Prepare for Fall 2011 Registration with Walk-In Advising

NEW! GWSB Academic Advising Survey

NEW! An Evening with Madelyn Jennings

NEW! Crossroads: The Interplay of Business, Government, and the Global Economy

NEW! GWSB Sports Executives Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

NEW! Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities

2011 Commencement Schedule

GWSB Community Service Mentorship Opportunity

Peer Mentors Needed for the First Year Development Program!

Nominations Requested: Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty

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