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GWSB Undergraduate News

March 23, 2011

Student Experiences: Hugo Scheckter

The last two years in the school of business have been like nothing I’ve ever experienced. From forming my first professional resume with the Fowler Career Center, to fiery debates in my first Management class over moral issues – I’m contently amazed by how much of the Business School there is left to uncover!

I have declared my concentration to be Sports, Hospitality and Event Management, and I am really excited to get started on those specialized classes. Sports is where I really want to focus, and I have already taken every sports related course I could fit into my schedule! I have also been lucky enough to work on some of the biggest sporting events going, and I have regularly used my knowledge acquired by my classes in the sporting world. Last May, I was on the pit crew for a team in the Indianapolis 500 – something I’ll never forget! Using knowledge gained from my Organizational Behavior class, I was able to come up with a new communication system that saved time between the crew and the driver, and that was when I realized how much I had really taken in during my Freshman year!

Later in the summer, I helped organize the British BBQ Championships back home in England – BBQ and Britain aren’t usually two things that go together, but it was a great event attended by over 5,000 people! I used some tips given by Prof. Rehman in her International Business class when dealing with the very difficult French team, and it prevented some old rivalries from getting heated again!

I’ve also had success with GW teams too – as President of GW Cricket we attended nationals for the first time, and were ranked as high as 15th in the nation, and I’m currently running the very successful Men’s Club Soccer team. I spoke at length about different coaching techniques, and motivation issues with Prof. Solano who used to be a D1 Basketball coach, and there is nothing like being tutored by someone who has been there and done it at the highest level.

The learning never stops at the business school, but it’s important not only to pick up things in class, but also to meet with your professors in a more social environment – they all have great stories to tell, and you never know where you will be able to implement the knowledge they have given you!


FIC Team Makes it to Final Round of Michigan Interactive Investments Undergraduate Investment Conference

Over spring break, GW FIC members took part in and made it to the final round of the Michigan Interactive Investments Undergraduate Investment Conference. Team members included Jonathan Cohen, Andrew Pauker and Jarren Smith.

See the full article from Forbes including a video of the FIC team HERE.


Check Your Holds Before You Register!

Don't forget to check your holds before you register. Please see the memo HERE for more information on holds and how to check them.


Embassy of Switzerland Visit: Friday, April 1, 2011

On Friday, April 1, 2011 at 10:00am, both School of Business and Elliot School students will be visiting the Embassy of Switzerland in order to learn more about the sustainable nation's policies regarding Energy, Cleantech, and Building Standards. This is only open to a maximum of 100 students, so sign up now! This is an exciting opportunity and great chance to learn more about Switzerland.

- In order to take advantage of this opportunity please complete this form: http://tinyurl.com/4dbm62z
- Additionally, mark your calenders for Friday, April 8, 2011 at 10:00am: Counselor Philip Fox-Drummond Gough, Head Trade Promotion Investment of the Embassy of Brazil will be visiting to discuss Brazil's dramatic growth in Duquès 255. More information to come in the future newsletter.

For any additional questions, please contact Allison Latham at allatham@gwmail.gwu.edu.


FDFCC Internship and Employment Survey

Attention Students!

Have you received a full-time job or internship? Share the good news with the F. David Fowler Career Center by filling out this brief online survey: http://studentvoice.com/gqu/careerservicesproject

We collect employment information for three very important reasons:
1. To gather information required by the media to rank business schools
2. To provide general employment statistics to prospective students and employers
3. To celebrate your success!

All information provided will be kept strictly confidential.


Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Case of Diversity on Boards

“Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Case of Diversity on Boards”
will take place on
Thursday, March 31, 2011
from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
at the GWU School of Business
in Duquès Hall in room 651.
This event is free and open to the public.
A light reception will immediately follow the panel discussion.


"Solar Energy: A Critical Component of Meeting the Clean Energy Challenge"

Join The George Washington University Solar Institute for:

“Solar Energy: A Critical Component of Meeting the Clean Energy Challenge”

April 26, 2011 ● 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM ● The Jack Morton Auditorium

Register at gwsolar.eventbrite.com or view live video at solar.gwu.edu


United Women in Business Launch Event

Please join the United Women in Business Foundation at our launch event on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 7- 9 pm at the GW Alumni House. United Women in Business is a non-profit foundation that was established to foster professional success through education among all women. Through educational programming, mentorship, and community service initiatives, our goal is "unite" women from all different experience levels and backgrounds in order to counteract the negative status and treatment of women in today’s business environment.

We will be celebrating the launch of our organization with appetizers and refreshments. In addition, we will hear from two inspiring speakers, Kate Farrar, American Association of University Women Director of Leadership and Ann Hopkins, author of So Ordered: Making Partner the Hard Way. There will also be some great networking opportunities before and after the program.

Please sign up to attend via our Eventbrite link: http://uwiblaunchevent.eventbrite.com/ and see our flyer and website for more details.


Washington Media Scholars Program

An exciting and unique opportunity for college students to learn more about the public policy advertising business, travel to Washington, DC to meet with key media industry leaders and compete for scholarships & the National Excellence in Media Award. The program features a Case Competition, which teams of 2 students compete in. From there, the finalists will earn an all-expenses paid trip to DC for Media Scholars Week where students will interact with media industry leaders. There will be a networking reception to follow, where the winner of the National Excellence in Media Award will be announced.

Dates:

Case Competition March 1 – April 18, 2011

Media Scholars Week June 5 – 10, 2011

Networking Reception June 9, 2011

For more information visit www.mediascholars.org or contact info@mediascholars.org.


Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management Program

The Harvard Business School (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one-week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. In order to apply, you must already have a summer internship in place – the company/organization must agree to sponsor you as a participant in the program. The program is designed to give students a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the many dimensions of the business world, and the impact they can have on their community and the world through business leadership.

Using the renowned case method of instruction, HBS faculty lead class discussions on current management issues. Participants spend evenings analyzing real-business cases, and use morning study groups and classes to examine and debate their ideas through lively interaction with peers and faculty. The academic program is supplemented by presentations from HBS administrators and alumni who provide information about the impact that an MBA degree can have on their lives and careers.

Program Website

How to Apply

FAQ's

Application deadline, Nomination form deadline & Transcript received: May 18, 2011

Notification date: May 26, 2011

Program: June 18 - 24, 2011


2011/2012 CREW Network Scholarships

CREW Network will award up to ten $10,000 scholarships to women interested in pursuing a career in commercial real estate. Each scholarship recipient will also be provided with a paid internship at a commercial brokerage firm.

Scholarship Value:

CREW Network will award up to ten $10,000 scholarships annually to junior or senior level undergraduate female students to cover the costs of tuition and books.

Eligibility Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a female enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university with an accredited real estate program. Applications will also be considered if the applicant is a female enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university that does not have an accredited real estate program, but where the applicant is enrolled in business, finance, architecture, engineering, or other related field of study where it is the applicant’s intent to pursue a career in commercial real estate.

- The applicant must be of junior or senior standing.
- The applicant must have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

More detailed information about the scholarship requirements can be found at www.crewcareerzone.org.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 15, 2011.


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.


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

GWSB SYMPOSIUM “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

GW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS SPORTS EXECUTIVES HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY Honoring Joel Segal, BA ‘86

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 (yuanming@gwmail.gwu.edu). More information is available here.


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 gwsbmentor@gmail.com.

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NEW! Student Experiences: Hugo Scheckter

NEW! FIC Team Makes it to Final Round of Michigan Interactive Investments Undergraduate Investment Conference

NEW! Check Your Holds Before You Register!

NEW! Embassy of Switzerland Visit: Friday, April 1, 2011

NEW! FDFCC Internship and Employment Survey

NEW! Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Case of Diversity on Boards

NEW! "Solar Energy: A Critical Component of Meeting the Clean Energy Challenge"

NEW! United Women in Business Launch Event

NEW! Washington Media Scholars Program

NEW! Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management Program

NEW! 2011/2012 CREW Network Scholarships

Prepare for Fall 2011 Registration with Walk-In Advising

An Evening with Madelyn Jennings

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

GWSB Sports Executives Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities

Peer Mentors Needed for the First Year Development Program!

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