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GWSB Undergraduate News

March 27, 2013 

REMINDER! 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!


NEW! Call for Nominations for Student Leadership Awards

The Office of Undergraduate Programs is pleased to announce the beginning of this year's Student Leadership Awards, including awards for Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Sophomore, Outstanding Junior, Outstanding Senior, and Outstanding UBA Affiliate Organization. For nomination forms, go to Duques 455, click here, or email Julie Mitchell (jkmitchell@gwu.edu). Any member of the GWSB community may nominate any student or student organization. Nominations are due by 6:00 PM Friday, April 5.


REMINDER! 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.


Deadline Approaching! FYDP Mentor Applications

We are extending the deadline for 2013-2014 Mentor applications to Monday, April 8. As a reminder, 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 and application exercise and  helping GWSB freshmen become familiar with university resources. Please see the attached application attached application. If you have questions, contact your current mentor, or email Gabrielle Patton at 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! U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Era Summer Program

Looking for a way to earn credits and study U.S. foreign policy this summer? The U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Era summer program will be taking place this June 3-14 and July 8-19 at the Elliott School of International Affairs at GW. This three-credit program provides participants from all over the world with the opportunity to spend part of their summer in the heart of Washington, D.C., learning about the complex factors that shape U.S. foreign policy. Students attend a mix of lectures from our own GW faculty and special guest invitees. Students also go on a number of site visits to key institutions involved in the making and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.

You can find plenty of information here: http://www.gwu.edu/~usfpsp.
If you want to know whether this class can fulfill BBA or BAccy electives, come in to talk with your GWSB Advisor in person.

Please feel free to contact the USFP office at usfpsp@gwu.edu, or (202) 994-7678 with any questions you may have.


NEW! Opening event for the UBA Coffee Machine

Be sure to stop by the 4th floor lobby of Duques on March 27 at 8:00pm for the opening event for the UBA coffee machine.  Take a break from studying and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee with snack from Corner Bakery!


NEW! Register for the GWWIB Spring Conference

Ticket sales are OPEN for GWWIB's fourth annual Spring Conference: "Start Something" on Saturday, April 6, 2013. This exciting event features keynote speakers Sarah Robb O'Hagan, President of Equinox; Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar; Janet Gurwitch, Founder and Former CEO of Laura Mercier Cosmetics; and Kate White, Author and Former Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine. 

Purchase your ticket today.  http://gwwibconference.com/


NEW! GWSB Students: Come Have Dinner with Venture Capitalist Alums!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner with Mark Levine with co-host Randy Klueger
GWSB MBA ‘78
Business
Core Capital Managing Director 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner with Marcos Bronfman
GWSB MBA ‘95
Finance & Investments
Financial planning, investments, Vice President at Sallie Mae
To see if seats are still available, go to this website for directions on how to RSVP.


NEW! NAPEC Innovation Challenge

The NAPEC Innovation Challenge (www.napecchallenge.com) brings together student entrepreneurs from top universities at the NAPEC Innovation Conference to compete for over $20.000 in cash prizes. The competition is designed to help and reward students who want to pursue an innovative business idea, develop a technology into a marketable product, or have a new approach to a difficult problem or compelling opportunity. The finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas to entrepreneurs, investors and venture capitalists and receive valuable feedback on their ventures.


NEW! Apply to be a Colonial Ambassador

If you are a proud Colonial, actively participate in GW traditions, enjoy meeting fellow students and alumni, and share our belief in philanthropy, then apply to join the Colonial Ambassadors!  

The Colonial Ambassadors are a select group of undergraduate students on campus that are dedicated to serving GW alumni, students, and prospective students.  The ambassadors support student engagement with alumni and alumni related activities, preserve GW traditions, and encourage a spirit of philanthropy.  

Applications are due on Friday, April 12, 2013 by midnight.  Please check out our website for more information, or contact Leanne Aurich, Coordinator of Student Alumni Programs, at 202-994-2610 or leanne24@gwu.edu.


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.


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


Financial Literacy Series

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


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. 


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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REMINDER! Registration for Fall 2013 opens in early April

NEW! Call for Nominations for Student Leadership Awards

REMINDER! Outstanding Faculty Awards

Deadline Approaching! FYDP Mentor Applications

NEW! U.S Foreign Policy in a Global Era Summer Program

NEW! Opening event for the UBA Coffee Machine

NEW! Register for the GWWIB Spring Conference

NEW! GWSB Students: Come Have Dinner with Venture Capitalist Alums!

NEW! NAPEC Innovation Challenge

NEW! Apply to be a Colonial Ambassador

GWSB Commencement Information

BS in Finance Degree Applications Available

Financial Literacy Series

REFA Applications are now Available

Be sure to check out the GWSB Abroad Blog

F. David Fowler Career Center Undergraduate Newsletter

GW Tutoring Initiative

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