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GWSB Undergraduate News

March 14, 2012


Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs

Please join the George Washington University for a special presentation with Walter Isaacson, President & CEO of The Aspen Institute, Author of Steve Jobs.

Isaascon and JOBS Book

  • Monday, March 19, 2012
  • 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
  • The George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building
  • Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st Street, NW)

Space is limited! We are giving the GWSB community first availability to RSVP before we open it up to the greater GW community. 

About the Book:
From Walter Isaacson, the bestselling author of biographies of such creative geniuses as Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, comes his landmark biography of Apple’s Steve Jobs. In Steve Jobs (Simon & Schuster; October 24, 2011; $35.00), Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs’s professional and personal life.

Drawn from more than forty exclusive interviews that Isaacson conducted with Jobs over the course of two years—as well as with family members, colleagues, rivals, friends, and adversaries— Steve Jobs is the definitive portrait of our era’s most creative and innovative business leader. Isaacson’s book spans his entire life, the private and the public, covering exclusive details on his childhood, early influences of Buddhism, tales from inside his design studio, vision at Pixar, and innovative spirit at Apple.


Effective Cybersecurity - Perspectives on a National Solution: the Robert P. Maxon Lecture featuring Wes Bush

The 13th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture

Wes Bush

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

  • Effective Cybersecurity - Perspectives on a National Solution
  • Monday, April 9, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • The George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building
  • Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st Street, NW)

Event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.

Maxon Lecture Website


Spring 2012 Commencement Website Available!

Thank you for your patience but the GWSB 2012 Commencement website is finally up and available! The website includes information for students regarding the week's events, when and where to pick-up tickets, ceremony details, and links to the GWU Celebration website (purchasing regalia, commencement fair, etc.).

http://business.gwu.edu/commencement/

  • This year all graduates will receive four GWSB Commencement tickets and six GWU Ceremony tickets for the mall
  • The graduation survey will be available March 19th

GWSB Commencement Speaker & Singer Auditions

  • March 26, 2012
  • 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Duquès Hall, Room 420

Graduating students interested in speaking at the school commencement celebration should email gradspkr@gwu.edu to sign-up for an audition time. Come prepared to present your 3 to 5 minute commencement speech for the audition

Graduating students interested in singing the National Anthem and Alma Mater at the school commencement celebration should email gradsing@gwu.edu to sign-up for an audition time. Be prepared to sing the National Anthem for the audition.

EVERYONE who auditions should send a biography (500 words or less) and a recent photo to the appropriate email address above prior to March 26, 2012.


How NOT to Interview - a Bootcamp

Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures - STEPBROTHERS starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly

Want advice from industry experts on how to avoid common interview mistakes and posture yourself as a top-tier candidate? Don't miss "How Not to Interview" on Wednesday, March 21!

  • Wednesday, March 21
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Duquès Hall, Room 451 (Room Change)

Hear the inside scoop on how to stand out from a LivingSocial recruiter, a recent alum who works at a recruiting agency and a university recruiting manager who interfaces directly with hundreds of employers.

Email ugradbus@gwu.edu or call (202) 994-7536 with any questions.

Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures - Step Brothers, Starring Will Ferrelll and John C. Reilly, © 2008


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.

British Embassy Flyer

  • 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: bit.ly/GWEmbassy - SEATS ARE FILLING FAST!
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!

Click to dowload the applications:

Send Applications to gwsbmentor@gmail.com

For questions, contact ugradbus@gwu.edu


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 http://www.gwu.edu/~fellcent/opportunity/Gamow.cfm

For information on the Provost Undergraduate Research Award (aka. OVPR), visit: http://www.gwu.edu/~fellcent/opportunity/OVPR.cfm

The deadline for the Gamow and OVPR Fellowships is March 26, 2012.


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
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 15

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Further Information
You can find regularly updated information about the course on our website www.whu.edu/esi.

Further information may be found by clicking here.


GWSB and CIBER present an International Career Workshop and Lecture

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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 www.wallstreetstudygroups.com.

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 michael@wallstreetstudygroups.com 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.


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: www.himss-nca.org and must be submitted no later than April 17, 2012 to be considered for an award.

Questions should be sent to Wanda.Gamble@Vangent.com.

 

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NEW! Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs

UPDATED! Effective Cybersecurity - Perspectives on a National Solution - the Robert P. Maxon Lecture Featuring Wes Bush

NEW! Spring 2012 Commencement Website Available

NEW! GWSB Commencement Speaker & Singer Auditions

NEW! How NOT to Interview

An Evening with the British Embassy - April 4, 2012

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

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

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

HIMSS-NCA 2012 Scholarship Program

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