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GWSB Undergraduate News

March 21, 2012


Registration for Summer & Fall Classes is Coming!

Registration for summer classes opens on Monday, April 9, for all students.

Registration for fall classes begins on Tuesday, April 10, based on number of hours already completed; this does NOT include the classes you are taking this semester. For a schedule of when you should register, visit the Registrar's Website.

All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor well in advance of their registration date. Advising appointments fill up quickly during the registration period, so don't procrastinate!

Express Registration Advising begins Wednesday, April 4 and continues through Wednesday, April 18:

  • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm: express advising; no appointment needed
  • 2:00 - 5:30 pm: express advising by appointment

Contact the Advising Center for more information: (202) 994-7027 or gwsbadv@gwu.edu.


New York Career Trek Planning Committee Applications

Calling all former New York Trek participants! Want to gain leadership experience while contributing to the continued success of the program? Then apply for a position on the New York Career Trek Planning Committee.

Learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications thorough the application available here.

The New York Career Trek will take place Wednesday, November 7, 2012 to Friday, November 9, 2012.

Applications for the 2012-2013 academic year will be accepted until Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Interested students should submit their written application and resume to ugradbus@gwu.edu.


GW Women in Business Spring Conference

Join us for the third annual GW Women in Business (GWWIB) Spring Conference on Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Duques and Funger Halls at The George Washington University. 

Keynote speakers include Princess Yasmine Pahlavi, Founder of The Foundation for the Children of Iran; Bobbie Lloyd, President and Chief Baking Officer of Magnolia Bakery; and Alexis Maybank, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Gilt Groupe.  

The conference will feature ten industry-focused panel discussions with thought leaders in finance, consulting, marketing and advertising, sports management, food and restaurants, fashion, event planning, technology, law and policy, and media. Following an afternoon networking luncheon, attendees will participate in personal and career development workshops on topics such as mentorship, entrepreneurship, social media, diversity, business style, and philanthropy.

The conference is open to women and men of all ages. Tickets must be purchased in advance and include conference admission, breakfast, lunch, and dessert, a conference "swag" bag, and a signed copy of By Invitation Only, a new book by Gilt Groupe founders Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson. 


Mentor For a Day Program: Now Accepting Applications for Mentors

On Thursday, April 12th, The GW School of Business Undergraduate Programs will host DCPS student achievers from Anacostia HS, Ballou HS, Eastern HS, HD Woodson HS, and Spingarn HS. GWSB undergraduate student mentors will facilitate a day of academic and professional workshops in an effort to support the work of DCPS teachers and administrators in preparing these students for future success. A networking reception will conclude the day's activities. 

We are currently accepting applications from students who are interested in participating in the event as a mentor. Please submit a completed application and your resume to: allatham@gwmail.gwu.edu. Applications are accepted until Friday, March 30 at 5:00PM. (Click here to download the application.)

Join us in developing a network of business/academic professionals for High Achieving DCPS students!


Friendly feedback, not a feeding frenzy!

 

Join us at this interactive pitch session to connect with local entrepreneurs and GWU students and watch local company pitches. Unlike ABC's Shark Tank, our panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors “swim alongside” presenters to provide positive, constructive feedback they can use right away. The audience will also weigh in. The Dolphin Tank™ has been featured at events in New York City, Boston, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and most recently in Austin, Texas at SXSW. 

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Funger Hall, Room 108
  • Foggy Bottom Campus

 ** RSVP HERE **

To watch a previous pitch and learn more, please visit us online

.Click here to read In the Capital's coverage of the last Dolphin Tank™.


Change in Department of Accountancy Tutoring Hours

Free tutoring at the department of accountancy will now be offered on Mondays from 3:00pm to 5:30 pm and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6pm.


Information Session for the Master of Science in Finance offered by GW

The GW MSF Program, launched in 1993, combines the finest of both programs in financial engineering and master’s in finance. It has helped in creating and promoting employment opportunities for students at prestigious financial institutions in the US and abroad. If you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in finance, please join us for a live on campus information session on March 28, 2012, 6:30-pm, 8:00 pm EST. To register please follow the link below:

https://register.applyyourself.com/?id=gwugrad&pid=1031&eID=35028&rid=1

For information about the Program, please visit our website http://business.gwu.edu/msf/ or email us directly at gwmsf@gwu.edu


'Secrets of Registration' offered by the MBSA

A seminar presented by the Multicultural Business Student Association. Get pointers from the Advising Center as well as upper-classmen from the School of Business!

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012
  • 7:30 to 9:00pm
  • Marvin Center, Room 402
  • Food will be provided

Bridging the Gap Between Students and Professionals: Sanjeev Butani

Please join GW Success Talks this Thursday for a special presentation with Sanjeev Butani, partner at the New York Life Insurance Company. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to hear about Mr. Butani's professional and personal experiences. A recent college graduate working at the NY Life Insurance Company will also be present to share his own thoughts and reflections on his career path!

  • Mr. Sajnjeev Butani 
  • Partner at the New York Life Insurance Company 
  • Thursday, March 22nd 7:30 pm in Duques 453 
  • and a special guest: a recent college graduate  
  • Light refreshments provided 

Please e-mail success.talks.gwu@gmail.com if you have any questions.


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.


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.


GWSB and CIBER present an International Career Workshop and Lecture

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For more details, please click here.


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! Registration for Summer & Fall Classes is Coming!

NEW! New York Career Trek Planninng Committee Applications

NEW! GW Women in Business Spring Conference

NEW! Mentor For a Day Program: Now Accepting Applications for Mentors

NEW! Friendly feedback, not a feeding frenzy!

NEW! Change in Department of Accountancy Tutoring Hours

NEW! Information Session for the Master of Science in Finance offered by GW

NEW! 'Secrets of Registration' presented by the MSSC

NEW! Bridging the Gap Between Students and Professionals: Sanjeev Butani

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

Spring 2012 Commencement Website Available

GWSB Commencement Speaker & Singer Auditions

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

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

GWSB and CIBER present an International Career Workshop and Lecture

Academic Success Skill Workshops

HIMSS-NCA 2012 Scholarship Program

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