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GWSB Undergraduate News

March 30, 2011

Deadline Extended! 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, April 1, 2011. Interested students should submit their written application and resume to gwsbmentor@gmail.com.


Mintz Sophomore Getaway and New York Career Trek Planning Committee Applications

Interested in being a part of the Mintz Sophomore Getaway or New York Career Trek Planning Committees?

Learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications through the application available HERE.

Applications for the 2011-2012 academic year will be accepted until Friday, April 15, 2011. Interested students should submit their written application and resume to ugradbus@gwu.edu.


GWSB Undergraduate Awards

Know a friend or student organization that deserves recognition for their contribution to the School of Business community? Nominate them for a GWSB Undergraduate Programs Award!

The GWSB Office of Undergraduate Programs sponsors five awards on an annual basis: Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Sophomore, Outstanding Junior, Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Student Organization. Any member of the GWSB community may nominate for any of the awards. All recipients are recognized at the Undergraduate Programs Student Leadership Dinner.

Want to learn more or start your nomination? Click HERE for more information.

NOMINATION PROCESS

· Any member of the GWSB community including students, faculty and staff may submit nominations before or on April 20, 2011.

· The Office of Undergraduate Programs will review nominations and recognize winners at the Undergraduate Programs Leadership Dinner on April 26, 2011.


Embassy of Brazil Speaker Event

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. Refreshments will follow. Please RSVP today! (Need to login to gwmail to view the form)


Business Redefined Conference: Saturday, April 2

Registration is still OPEN for GWWIB's second annual conference: "Business Redefined." The day features a keynote address from Miranda Ballentine, VP of Social Responsibility at Wal-Mart, panel discussions on Social Media, Entrepreneurship, Business & Public Policy, and Emerging Markets, and fashion preview from Ann Taylor. The conference is open to both men and women attendees of all ages and professions. Our sponsors include Coca-Cola, Deloitte, PWC, HSBC, Barclays Capital, Kiehl's Georgetown, Madewell, Kaplan, J. Chocolatier, Lilly Pulitzer's Pink Palm, and we will be featuring a raffle with generous prizes from Cusp in Tyson's Corner. Ticket price includes breakfast, lunch catered by Chop't, and a dessert networking reception. Tickets can be purchased online for $15 prior to the conference at www.businessredefined.eventbrite.com or on-site for $20. Contact co-chairs Jessica Wong (jessicaw920@gmail.com) or Emily Paymps (payampse@gwmail.gwu.edu) for more information.


AMA Speaker Series

FIRST ANNUAL AMA SPEAKER SERIES
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MARKETING

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
11 AM – 4:30 PM
DUQUES 254

Enhance your marketing skills in today’s competitive business world by learning from distinguished guest speakers who have expertise in
Digital/Social Media, Public Relations, Strategy, Segmentation & Branding:

Nancy Belmont – CEO, Belmont Inc.
Robert Cosentino – Strategy Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
Lara Sanders – Social Media Specialist, The Humane Society
Ellen Schaplowsky – Ruder Finn, Inc.
Dean Liesl Riddle – The George Washington University

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to strengthen your interview skills through an exclusive workshop hosted by Professor Kirk Schueler, followed by a mini-case competition.
… A light breakfast and lunch will be provided


Global Challenges, Global Solutions

Global Challenges, Global Solutions

The George Washington University
School of Business

invites students, faculty and staff to

a speech and discussion with

Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Monday, April 4, 2011

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Media and Public Affairs Building
Jack Morton Auditorium

To register for a seat, please visit http://dsk.eventbrite.com

Dominique Strauss-Kahn assumed office as the tenth Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund on November 1, 2007. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.


Transforming Public Security in the Americas: A Colloquium


TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SECURITY IN THE AMERICAS:
A COLLOQUIUM
The George Washington University
Washington, DC
May 8 – 10, 2011

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Western Hemisphere’s experience shows that organized criminal networks, with their resilience and their ability to integrate domestic gangs and international syndicates, pose a grave and multidimensional threat to social development and regional stability. Governments can no longer treat this complex problem as a routine matter of domestic law enforcement, private security, and border control. To regain effective sovereignty, governments will need to approach public security by combining domestic and international elements in comprehensive responses that match the strength of the threat. This conference explores ways to transform the character and capacity of public security by integrating non-coercive and coercive responses to adversaries and creating positive momentum. The session seeks to rethink how societies confront deteriorating security conditions and identify more effective practical domestic and subregional practices without creating fresh imbalances among military, police and civilian institutions.

For additional conference information, visit the website for The Center for Latin American Issues, http://www.gwu.edu/~clai/.

GW students will be offered a discount registration price of $150. This fee includes a substantial package of catered networking events, and includes:

- A welcome cocktail reception with hors d' oeuvres
- Two networking breakfast sessions
- A plated luncheon with guest speakers
- A closing networking buffet lunch

GW students interested in registering at the discount price should contact us at our e-mail, clai@gwu.edu, or by calling us at (202) 994-5205.


Entrepreneurial Education Policy for Economic Development

Entrepreneurial Education Policy for Economic Development

Monday, April 1, 2011 - 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM ● Duquès Hall Room 651

Local, regional and national leaders have long debated the issue of whether entrepreneurship education positively impacts economic development. This policy forum will address the relationship between entrepreneurship and education - Can you measure the impact using a public policy perspective?

Dr. Paul D. Reynolds, Howard Hoffman Distinguished Research Scholar and Co-Principal for the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) I and II, is the session’s featured presenter. Dr. Reynolds was part of the team that created the Entrepreneurial Research Consortium (ERC) and has served as the Coordinating Principal Investigator of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor [GEM] program since its inception in 1998 until 2004. Dr. Reynolds has been the principal investigator on more than 24 funded research projects.

The event will begin with a keynote presentation by Dr. Reynolds, who will highlight key research and implications for entrepreneurial education as a driver of global economic development. Following the opening keynote, distinguished panelists from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), SCORE, and George Washington University’s School of Business among others will discuss their viewpoints on the public policy dynamics at work and how it relates to current research and practice. A key aim of this event is to advance the state of knowledge and policy analysis concerning economic development at the interface of the public and private sectors. We will also share “best practices” to improve methodologies and measures. Please click here to RSVP.


Are the Kids Alright?

Are the Kids Alright?

A Panel Discussion on the Highs and Lows of DCís Education System

DYEP and the Black Student Union are coming together to present this event that reveals the pressing obstacles threatening DCís education system. This panel discussion will open your eyes as you hear from the voices of those closest to the issues: parents, educators, advocates and students. Come and find out how you can get involved and truly make a difference in the District.

Location: Duquès Hall, Room 453

Date: Tuesday, April 5th

Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm


Graduate School Advisor Event

Dear Graduating Seniors:

Have you recently been admitted to graduate school for the Fall of 2011? If so then we would like to hear from you. We would like to invite you to a special event to celebrate your recent success and offer helpful tips to ease your transition to graduate studies. Please send an email to gradadvc@gwu.edu with your name, the university you will be attending, and program to receive your invitation. Again, Congratulations!

Shonda Goward
Senior Undergraduate Academic Advisor


AGA Scholarship

The Montgomery/Prince George’s County Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a university undergraduate student majoring in accounting who has not yet begun his/her senior year of studies.

Requirements:

• Must be a university undergraduate student majoring in accounting who has not yet begun his/her senior year of studies.
• Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the fall 2010 semester.

Application Instructions:

• Complete the attached application form.
• Write a one-page essay entitled “Why I Chose Accounting as My Future Profession.” Please use Times New Roman, font size 12, and 1” margins around.
• Attach applicant’s college transcript (black-out social security number if shown on the transcript). Web copies are permitted.
• Submit complete package (form, essay and transcripts) by Friday, April 15, 2011 to
earlycareers@marylandaga.com.


Embassy of Switzerland Visit: Friday, April 1, 2011

On Friday, April 1, 2011 at 10:00am, both School of Business and Elliott 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

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…)

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NEW! Deadline Extended! Peer Mentors Needed for the First Year Development Program!

NEW! Mintz Sophomore Getaway and New York Career Trek Planning Committee Applications

NEW! GWSB Undergraduate Awards

NEW! Embassy of Brazil Speaker Event

NEW! Business Redefined Conference: Saturday, April 2

NEW! AMA Speaker Series

NEW! Global Challenges, Global Solutions

NEW! Transforming Public Security in the Americas: A Colloquium

NEW! Entrepreneurial Education Policy for Economic Development

NEW! Are the Kids Alright?

NEW! Graduate School Advisor Event

NEW! AGA Scholarship

Embassy of Switzerland Visit: Friday, April 1, 2011

FDFCC Internship and Employment Survey

Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Case of Diversity on Boards

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

United Women in Business Launch Event

Washington Media Scholars Program

Harvard Business School Summer Venture in Management Program

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

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