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GWSB Undergraduate News

March 20, 2013 

NEW! Registration for Fall 2013 opens in early April

To find out your Registration Day/Time, refer to the schedule on the Registrar's Website. 
PLEASE NOTE: registration days are based on number of credit hours completed; it does NOT include Spring 2013 classes that are currently in progress.  
 
Plan ahead and avoid lines at the Advising Center!  Prepare for registration by meeting with your advisor at least three weeks before your scheduled registration day.  Express Advising hours are from 9:30 - 12:30, Monday - Friday; appointments are available in the afternoons.  Advising appointments can be scheduled by calling the Advising Center at 202.994.7027. 

Not sure who your advisor is?  Check our staff listing to find out!  Due to the high volume of students the Advising Center will see in the coming weeks, we will not provide fall schedule advising via email.  Come in to meet with your GWSB advisor in person instead!


Deadline Approaching! FYDP Mentor Applications

We are now accepting applications for FYDP Peer Mentors for the 2013-2014 academic year! Applications are due April 8, 2013 by 11:59 pm. 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! Outstanding Faculty Awards

Have an innovative, exciting, and dedicated professor? Nominate your favorite GWSB faculty member to receive the Outstanding Faculty Award! Nominations can be submitted here and are due by midnight on Sunday, March 31. Please email Julie Mitchell (jkmitchell@gwu.edu) with questions.


NEW! GWSB Commencement Information

Don't forget!  The Commencement Fair is from March 26th to 30th. This is the time and place to get all your graduation and celebration attire! Details at http://www.gwu.edu/commencement-fair-2013

Also, here is a great resource for all School of Business Commencement Events (http://business.gwu.edu/commencement/) where you can find information on times and dates, attire, ticket distribution, and much more!

Please contact the GWSB Office of Events if you have any further questions on Commencement Week activities at 202-994-8252.


NEW! BS in Finance Degree Applications Available

Attention GWSB First-Year Students: 
To apply for the BS in Finance Degree, please click the link below: 
http://gwu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0TGkr7RHHvcoGcB
Application Deadline: Friday, March 29th

The BS in Finance degree will allow students in the School of Business, the Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA), Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS), and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to graduate with a double major in Finance and another field (e.g., International Affairs, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science).  In addition to the course requirements of ESIA, CCAS, and SEAS majors, the proposed curriculum is similar to the curriculum for students who currently pursue a BBA with a finance concentration, with one main difference; students who seek to earn a BS in Finance are required to take a larger number of finance-related courses and fewer courses in general business administration.

**Please be aware that the BS in Finance degree is a proposed degree, and is contingent upon final approval by the GW Board of Trustees in May 2013. 
For questions or more information about the BS in Finance degree, please contact Tiffany Wiggins at twigg920@email.gwu.edu


NEW! Financial Literacy Series

Please join us for a Financial Literacy Seminar Series session presented by Jeffrey Brown of the University of Illinois' College of Business. The seminar, entitled "Do Consumers Know How to Value Annuities? Complexities as a Barrier to Annuitization,” will be held on Thursday, March 21.  Click here to read the abstract of Professor Brown's paper to be published this spring.
The FLSS will be hosted at the George Washington University School of Business, Duquès Hall, Room 652, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Dean’s reception area of Duquès Hall, 6th floor. 
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

SAVE THESE DATES for our upcoming seminars:
April 4, Sylvester Schieber, Former Chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board
April 18, John Friedman, Harvard University
May 2, Jing Cai, University of Michigan
May 16, Nick Bourke, The Pew Charitable Trusts


New! Beta Gamma Sigma Consulting Panel Event

The Washington, DC chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma - the international honor society for business students - is proud to present a panel of experts from a cross-section of the consulting sector to provide insight on how to break into this industry. The event will feature industry professionals from Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, PFM, Capital Performance Group, and SAP in disciplines including management consulting, financial advisory, IT consulting, public policy, and regulatory compliance.

Please join BGS members and GWSB students for this event to be held on March 20th, 2013 at 6 pm in Room 451 (Minerva Room) in the Duqués School of Business at the Foggy Bottom Campus of The George Washington University.


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


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!


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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NEW! Registration for Fall 2013 opens in early April

Deadline Approaching! FYDP Mentor Applications

NEW! Outstanding Faculty Awards

NEW! GWSB Commencement Information

NEW! BS in Finance Degree Applications Available

NEW! Financial Literacy Series

NEW! Beta Gamma Sigma Consulting Panel Event

UBA Survey

Dean's Initiatives' Fellowship in Business Development Application

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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