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GWSB Undergraduate News

April 6, 2011

REU Experience: Daphne Wang

My name is Daphne Jiayi Wang, from Shanghai, China. I am currently a sophomore year student in the School of Business, considering concentrating in Marketing and possibly duel in International Business. I am working with Dr. Joelle Carter now in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program. The topic we are working on now is examining the experiences of undergraduate business students who have participated in business case study competitions.

People may rarely connect the idea of undergraduate students with research projects, however my experience has proven that it is absolutely possible and working with business school faculty closely is an amazing learning opportunity. I have learned how to conduct surveys, how to write a consent form, what is the general processes that need to be worked on before the project started.

Research is a challenging but fun job. In the beginning I was inexperienced and very unfamiliar with how to be a good research assistant. I started with literature reviews for my project, and then I began to know my topic more and more. Dr. Carter helped me a lot by leading me through the process and showed me not only my job, but also how her job was done, so that I can have a whole picture about the process of our project.

In the Research Experience for Undergraduates program, we had workshops where every research assistant can know and communicate with each other about their work, and we have the opportunity to learn together from the librarian about how to do research excreta.

I enjoyed my working experience a lot, and will continue to work and learn from my job in this program.

REU Opportunity

Where do corporate environmental officers come from?
Research Topic: Background analysis of large companies’ chief environmental officers
Faculty Advisor: Professor Eun-Hee Kim

Research Description:
The objective of the project is to understand large companies’ corporate environmental management practices by finding out the background of their chief environmental officers. In some companies, environmental officers come from the marketing divisions. In other companies, environmental officers come from the engineering or other more substantively related departments. This information can help pointing out the extent to which companies might engage in symbolic environmental management behavior.

Preferred Student Qualifications:
Preferred candidate should be detail-oriented and hard-working. The research assistant will be asked to do data collection on the background of large companies’ chief environmental officers. Familiarity with business databases and prior data collection skills preferred.

This position will start immediately and require work throughout the summer, and may extend to Fall semester. During summer, it may require 15-20 hours a week.

Application and more information available HERE.

FINA 4001 Advanced Financial Management

Announcing FINA 4001 Advanced Financial Management, a 6-week course in Summer Session I starting May 15, 2011. This is a distance education (online) 100% case study finance course, requiring the core courses in accounting and finance. Students headed for internships and job interviews benefit from taking this course as Juniors. It was piloted last summer; we learned that a case study course works via distance when the students and professor are aligned in their expectations. Enrollment is limited.

See this video from a fellow student who took the course:

Further information from Professor Cohen at

AMA & NAWMBA Speaker Series

We have had an amazing response rate for our AMA/NAWMBA event next Friday and we are so delighted; thank you to those who have registered already. If you are interested to come to the speaker series, you must register by clicking on the below link asap, as we only have a few spots left:


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

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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


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

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.


· 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)

Transforming Public Security in the Americas: A Colloquium

The George Washington University
Washington, DC
May 8 – 10, 2011


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,

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,, or by calling us at (202) 994-5205.

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.


• 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

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:

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.

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NEW! REU Experience: Daphne Wang

NEW! REU Opportunity

NEW! FINA 4001 Advanced Financial Management

NEW! AMA & NAWMBA Speaker Series

Mintz Sophomore Getaway and New York Career Trek Planning Committee Applications

GWSB Undergraduate Awards

Embassy of Brazil Speaker Event

Transforming Public Security in the Americas: A Colloquium

AGA Scholarship

FDFCC Internship and Employment Survey

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