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GWSB Undergraduate News

April 3 , 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!


REMINDER! 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.


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! Summer Session Course Offered

SECOND SUMMER SESSION 2013
CSci 1030 (formerly 110)—Technology and Society (3 credits)—CRN 72231
Offered via Distance Learning — July 8, 2013–August 17, 2013

Michael B. Feldman, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~mfeldman/csci1030
This course is designed for students in arts, natural and social sciences, and business, and is not taken by computer science students. There is no programming in this course, and no computer science background is required. Students are, of course, expected to have the usual undergraduate computer-usage experience: word processing, Internet searching, and electronic mail are all used heavily in this online course.


NEW! Courses for the Fall

INTRODUCTION TO Information Technology PROJECT MANAGEMENT
ISTM 6204-10 – MW 6:10-9:50 May 20th – June 29th

PROFESSOR: ELIAS G. CARAYANNIS, PhD
E-mail: caraye@gwu.edu
Course Description: This course provides a synthesis of public and private sector perspectives and across a variety of industries and countries on key project management practices, challenges and opportunities in order to enhance the understanding of their nature and dynamics within a given contextual framework, whether that may concern private industry, multilateral, governmental or non-governmental organizations.

IS/IT Strategy -ISTM 6222-10
TR 6:10-9:50 May 20th – June 29th

PROFESSOR: ELIAS G. CARAYANNIS, PhD
E-mail: caraye@gwu.edu
Course Description:
Over recent years, the business environment has been transformed in large part by leveraging capabilities of information systems and technology. Today’s environment is often called the information age, knowledge economy, digital businesses, digital markets, etc. Labels aside, information systems and technology are not just back-office process enablers any more, but they can be of strategic importance to any business. That is even more so as businesses become global. To be ready to meet the challenges of this business environment, this course provides the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge needed to develop IS/IT strategies that are aligned with the business strategies, and approaches to implement those IS/IT strategies.


NEW! GWWIB Conference

Join GW Women in Business (GWWIB) for the fourth annual Spring Conference on Saturday, April 6. Themed "Start Something," this year's conference features keynote speakers Sarah Robb O'Hagan, President of Equinox; Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar; Janet Gurwitch, Founder of Laura Mercier Cosmetics; and Kate White, Author and former Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan. The daylong event features industry focused panel discussions, career development workshops, and networking opportunities with successful businesswomen and university alumni. 

The conference is open to men and women 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 I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, a book by New York Times bestselling author Kate White. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.gwwibconference.com.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.gwwibconference.com.GWWIB

 

 


NEW! Resume Speed-Dating

Are you starting to apply for internships and jobs? Do you want to make your resume recruiter-ready and competitive? Then come to Resume Speed-Dating, sponsored by the UBA. It is open to ALL undergraduate students, and it is a great way to get feedback on your resume from the career services team. Stop by for free food and for some invaluable advice to help your future!  Also, don't forget to bring a couple copies of your resume to be reviewed multiple times.   The event will be this Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 to 7:30 in Duquès 453.  


NEW! GWSB Research Week

Announcing GWSB Research Week, put on by the Research Experience for Undergraduates Program! REU students will present their research in presentations throughout the week of April 15-18, including a reception on Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30-8:30 PM in Duques 453. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. All are welcome are to attend - see attached flyer for details! Please contact Julie Mitchell at gwsbreu@gmail.com with questions. For more information please click here.


NEW! Conversations on Creative Leadership

On Wednesday, April 10th, GW School of Business’ Conversations on Creative Leadership series continues with a focus on "Philanthropy." Hosted by Dean Doug Guthrie, the event will explore the role of creative leaders in bringing together government, the private sector, nonprofits, and academic institutions to solve society's most intractable problems.

“Philanthropy" will explore modern civic leadership through the lens of special guest Paull Young, Director of Digital at charity: water, a non-profit company bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The company is widely recognized for its innovative philanthropy. It stands by its 100% model–all donations go directly to bringing clean water to those in need; it also connects donors to the projects they help fund with a full report of the exact community they helped, including photos and GPS coordinates. charity: water was recently awarded a $5 million Google Global Impact Award to support water-monitoring technologies. 

More information on the initiatives scholarship and activities:
Read: Dean Doug Guthrie's columns on Forbes
Contact: CLCL@gwu.edu

RSVP here.


NEW! Interested in improving the GWSB undergraduate student experience?

Apply for a 2013-2014 Executive Board position! Applications will be accepted until Sunday, April 14th at 11:59PM. Please visit: http://tinyurl.com/uba1314app for more information on positions, to view the application timeline, and to apply! 

Have a question about the application? Contact the UBA at uba@gwu.edu


NEW! Net Impact: Undergraduate Chapter would like to invite you to apply for our executive board for the 2013 - 2014 school year! 

Who are We? Net Impact is a "community of more than 30,000 changemakers who are using our jobs to tackle the world’s toughest problems. We put our business skills to work for good throughout every sector, showing the world that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line, but people and planet too." Please visit Net Impact for more information!
Positions available include: President, Vice President, Director of Operations, and Treasurer. If you are interested in a position, please send your resume and a brief note about which roles you are applying to by Monday, April 15. Email this information to: netimpactgw@gmail.com. 
For more information about specific roles, please Email us!


NEW! Fifth Annual Business Diversity Week

Just the Multicultural Business Student Association as they celebrate their Fifth Annual Business Diversity Week, April 6-13, 2013, at The George Washington University. This is a week of education and advanced preparation devoted to students entering the world of business.

The Business Diversity Week events will prepare the individual by:   
• Strengthening and effectively exposing personal brand.     
• Developing professional communication and networking skills.     
• Increasing confidence and self-esteem.     
• Discovering new and trending career options.     
Taking advantage of local resources at GWU and in DC

For more information click here.


NEW! Financial Literacy Series

SAVE THESE DATES for our upcoming seminars:
April 4, Sylvester Schieber, Former Chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board former Chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board. The seminar, entitled "A Predictable Surprise: The Unraveling of the U.S. Retirement System,” Click here to read the abstract of Sylvester Schieber's book. 
April 18, John Friedman, Harvard University
May 2, Jing Cai, University of Michigan
May 16, Nick Bourke, The Pew Charitable Trusts

The FLSS will be hosted at the George Washington University School of Business, Duquès Hall, Room 651, 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.


NEW! Distressed Assests Investments in Emerging Markets Talk

Come join us on an interesting discussion on Distressed Assets Investments. Distressed investing is one of the most interesting alternative investment asset classes. An asset is considered a distressed asset if its value is depressed, and the distressed asset market can be consumer loan, mortgage loan, corporate loan etc. Distressed investments in emerging markets are particularly challenging because of the inherent illiquidity of these markets.    
Topic:  Distressed Assets Investing in Emerging Markets
Speaker:  Josep Julia, Global Head, Debt and Asset Recovery Program, IFC-World Bank
Time:  6pm, Wednesday, April 3rd.


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.


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.


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

REMINDER! Call for Nominations for Student Leadership Awards

Deadline Approaching! FYDP Mentor Applications

NEW! Summer Session Course Offered

NEW! Courses for the Fall

NEW! GWWIB Conference

NEW! Resume Speed-Dating

NEW! GWSB Research Week

NEW! Conversations on Creative Leadership

NEW! Interested in improving the GWSB undergraduate student experience?

NEW! Net Impact: Undergraduate Chapter would like to invite you to apply for our executive board for the 2013 - 2014 school year! 

NEW! Fifth Annual Business Diversity Week

NEW! Financial Literacy Series

NEW! Distressed Assests Investments in Emerging Markets Talk

U.S Foreign Policy in a Global Era Summer Program

Apply to be a Colonial Ambassador

Be sure to check out the GWSB Abroad Blog

F. David Fowler Career Center Undergraduate Newsletter

GW Tutoring Initiative

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