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April 7, 2010

Employment Facts GWSB Undergraduate Students Should Know

  • The job market was extremely tough for the Class of 2009 and continues to be fiercely competitive as the economy slowly turns around.
  • Although the market was tough, for GWSB students who graduated last May, still:
    • 60% of students seeking employment found full-time jobs within 90 days after graduation
    • $50,000 was their median starting salary
    • $4,000 was their average signing bonus
  • Also,
    • After many months of job losses the economy is beginning to show slight job growth
    • Hiring of temporary workers has increased for six months in a row which is typically an indicator that full-time hiring may follow
    • While the national rate of unemployment is 9.7%; it is only 6.9 % for the Washington metropolitan area, making it one of the best places in the country to look for a job
    • 86% of GWSB undergraduate students find employment in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions
    • Employers are increasingly filling their full-time positions with students who completed internships with their companies
    • Nearly 77% of GWSB students have had internships by the end of their junior year
    • Most job growth is occurring in areas such as the federal government, health care and the ‘green’/ CSR industry
    • Five times as many GWSB students found employment in government, nonprofit and education in 2009 vs. 2008
    • Approximately 80% of all jobs are found through networking; only 20% or less are found through all other methods

    Are you ready to compete in this tough employment market?

The F. David Fowler Career Center offers a 4-year career strategy program to assist students with life-long career management. Visit us to learn how to prepare for and meet your career goals! business.gwu.edu/careercenter/ or call 202.994.6704

Executive Director of the F. David Fowler Career Center, Gil C. Yancey

Just in Time Career Fair

GW Career Networking Reception

GW Networking Reception
Thursday, April 15, 2010
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Abrahms Great Hall
Marvin Center

For more information click here.

FBI Career Opportunities

The FBI is actively seeking qualified applicants for the role of contract specialist and intelligence analyst.

Choosing your post-college career calls in to play many important factors. It means following your passion, listening to your instincts, maximizing your education. It can also mean being part of something much larger than yourself...

Working as a member of the FBI Professional Staff provides exceptional benefits such as competitive pay, advancement opportunities, student loan repayment and a beneficial work life balance.


April 6, 2010 12pm -5pm Kogan Plaza

April 12, 2010 5pm - 7pm Duques 453

April 20, 2010 5:30pm – 7pm at the CRIME & PUNISHMENT MUSEUM

*also visit our table at the JUST IN TIME Career Fair on April 8, 2010 2pm -6pm in
Duques Hall 4th and 5th floor

For more information join the facebook group

To apply visit www.fbijobs.gov/gwu/

FBI: It’s The Job Market’s Best Kept Secret

April 13th MTA Information Session and Marriott Presentation

On Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 6-7PM in Funger Hall 420, GW undergraduate students are invited to learn more about the Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) degree program in the GW School of Business (www.business.gwu.edu/tourism). Students can focus one of the following areas of study: Event Management; Hospitality Management; Sports Management; and Sustainable Destination Management. The session will also feature a presentation entitled “Careers in the Hospitality Industry” by Ms. Eudora Miller, University Relations, Ritz-Carlton and Marriott International.

Free refreshments will be served. RSVPs requested but not required. To RSVP for the event, or to receive admissions and MTA program information, contact: Laura Calder, MTA Director of Enrollment at lcalder@gwu.edu or 202-994-9326.

GW Summit on Entrepreneurship

GW Summit on Entrepreneurship

April 15-16, 2010
GW School of Business
Funger and Duquès Halls (22nd and G streets NW)

The GW Business Plan Competition and the George Washington Entrepreneurs Roundtable (GWERT) awards ceremony, two previously independent events, have teamed up with departments across the university to produce a two-day symposium designed to foster and highlight the creative, innovative, and pioneering efforts of entrepreneurs in the GW community.

Click here to see the full program details.

Register for the Summit at: http://alumni.gwu.edu/programs/special/entrepreneurship/

"Product vs. Service Entrepreneurs"

Seminar Series On Entrepreneurship
"Product vs. Service Entrepreneurs"

Randy Graves SEAS '78
President, Graves Technology, Inc.

Terry Collins SEAS '76, Chairman, CEO & President, Argon ST
Jonathan Gordon SEAS '05, Founder & CEO, GordonRides LLC
Allyn Kilsheimer SEAS '63, Founder & CEO, KCE Structural Engineers, P.C.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Duques Hall, Room 652
2201 G Street NW

Please register at alumni.gwu.edu/calendar or seasalum@gwu.edu.
Open to the public.

This is the final presentation in an exciting four-part Seminar Series on Entrepreneurship. Please join us!

"Preserving Prosperity"

"Preserving Prosperity"
A Lecture with John Stossel
Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 7:00pm, Elliott School Room 113

As part of the Free Enterprise Lecture Series, GW Young America's Foundation, along with the Business School's Office of Undergraduate Programs will be hosting John Stossel to discuss current issues affecting business and the free market.

The event will take place in Elliott School Rm. 113. Doors will open at 7:00pm and the event will start at 7:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Mr. Stossel's Bio:
John Stossel joined Fox Business and Fox News in October 2009. His show, Stossel, airs on the Fox Business Network on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET

He is the New York Times best-selling author of Give Me A Break and Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity. His "Give Me a Break" commentaries take a skeptical look at a wide array of issues, such as education, the economy, parenting, and more.

Prior to Fox News, Stossel was with the ABC news magazine,"20/20," since 1981. He began doing one-hour primetime specials in 1994.

Stossel has received 19 Emmy Awards. He has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Among his other awards are the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.

In his early years at ABC, Stossel served as consumer editor at "Good Morning America." Prior to that, he was consumer editor for WCBS-TV in New York City. He began as a researcher for KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon. He is a 1969 graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in psychology.

$10,000 OVPR Undergraduate Research Fellowship - 2010

Program Description and Eligibility

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) announces a new Undergraduate Research Fellowship. This initiative is aimed at promoting discovery and inquiry-based education during the undergraduate experience at GW. The OVPR Research Fellowship offers support for undergraduate student-initiated research carried out in collaboration with, and under the guidance of, at least one faculty mentor.

The research should undertake a significant, focused examination of an idea or an area of inquiry and result in work that could merit presentation or publication in a scholarly venue. The Research Fellowship may take place over a period of time ranging from weeks to across semesters as long as it is completed within a single academic year.

Total funding for each fellowship will be $10,000. Up to two (2) Fellowships will be funded.

Eligibility: Student applicants must currently be freshmen, sophomores or juniors, have a minimum GPA of 3.4, a declared major, and no judicial or disciplinary findings against them. Please note that students may not concurrently hold a Rice or Gamow award during the tenure of the OVPR Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Faculty mentors must be GW faculty (full-time, part-time, or adjunct).

Award Period: The OVPR research project must be carried out during the sophomore, junior, or senior year. A project may begin as early as the summer before the sophomore year. Research may begin as early as July 1, 2010 and must conclude by April 30, 2011. A brief report describing what was accomplished during the tenure of the Research Fellowship will be required by April 30.

Support: OVPR Research Fellowships offer $10,000 to the student for research-related expenditures, including wages, living expenses, travel, materials, and equipment. Budgets must be feasible and must reflect the time frame of the project and the nature of the inquiry.

Application: A complete application consists of a) a Student Application Form, b) an unofficial transcript (from the registrar’s office, no web print-outs please) and c) a Faculty Mentor Form.

Deadline: Application forms must be submitted by email attachment to research@gwu.edu no later than midnight on Saturday, May 15, 2010. (Note: Unofficial transcripts should be turned in to 714 21st street NW no later than 5 pm on
Friday, May 14, 2010.)

Full Announcement: Please visit www.gwu.edu/~fellcent/OVPR%20Research.html for more information and the complete announcement with application forms.


Opens in select cities including Baltimore on Friday, April 16, 2010

Stop by Duques 455 to pick up tickets for a free screening on April 13, 2010 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring.

Demi Moore and David Duchovny star as a seemingly perfect couple who, along with their equally perfect teenagers -- Amber Heard (Zombieland, Pineapple Express) and Ben Hollingsworth (The Beautiful Life) -- move into an upscale gated community. THE JONESES have better goods and game than any other family in town. The only problem is they’re not a family – they are employees of a stealth marketing organization, and they know how to make everyone else want what they’ve got.

THE JONESES are much more than just the new neighbors. Within days, all four family members have insinuated their way into the community. Their most dedicated fans are their next-door neighbors Larry (Gary Cole) and Summer (Glenne Headly), a couple devoted to each other yet prone to keeping secrets as well. Despite the Joneses’ success integrating into the community, it’s not long before the fissures in their family begin to spew. But it’s not until an outright catastrophe occurs next door that they are forced to make choices about their priorities.


DC United College Night

There will be a college night hosted by Major League Soccer team DC United.
The link, www.dcunited.com/GW1, is how students can purchase their $15 tickets. Included in the price of the ticket is a tailgating party that will commence before the 7:30 PM game against the Chicago Fire.

Please feel free to contact Erica Wertheim, erwerth@gmail.com, with any questions you may have.

Battle of the Beltway Information Session

Deloitte Consulting invites all Sophomores to learn about the Fall 2010 “Battle of the Beltway” Federal Consulting Case Competition.

WHAT: Learn how you can represent your school in a competition against teams of students from other local universities during a 2-day Federal Case Competition in November 2010.
WHO: Teams of four students who will be Juniors in Fall 2010 will compete in October to represent their university in the November finals.
WHEN and WHERE: An Information Session will be held April 21st, 5:30-6:30pm at The GW School of Business, Duquès 453.

For more information on the Battle of the Beltway go to http://business.gwu.edu/ugrad/battleofbeltway

To view the information session flyer go to http://business.gwu.edu/ugrad/battleofbeltway/Info%20Session.pdf

U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program, 2010

Looking for a way to earn credits and study U.S. foreign policy this summer? Look no further! The U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program will be taking place for graduate students (June 7-18) and undergraduates (July 12-23) here at the Elliott School of International Affairs. This three-credit program provides attendees 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.

This summer, we are excited to have Prof. David Barton as the Director. Click here for his bio.

The application process is straightforward and we are accepting applications now. They are due no later than May 10, 2010. You will find a PDF of the program brochure by clicking here, and you can find plenty of information on our website: http://www.gwu.edu/~usfpsp.

You might be wondering, what does this fulfill? You can contact your academic advisor or our office with questions regarding how this program fits into your particular plan of study.

Please feel free to contact our office at usfpsp@gwu.edu, or (202) 994-1950 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Deloitte Consulting Cross-Campus Service Event

As part of Deloitte Consulting’s commitment to community involvement we’re planning a Cross-Campus Service Event where students from neighboring universities will volunteer with Deloitte employees. The event will be on Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 9:45am to 2pm.

We’ll be volunteering at the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day at 1711 Rhode Island Ave, NW (near Dupont Circle). Afterwards we’ll have a short lunch and discuss how people have continued commitments to community involvement after graduation.

Volunteers can email lpfeiffer@deloitte.com to register.

Click here to see the flyer.

Nourish International

This year, 8 million people will die because they are simply too poor to stay alive.

You can change this.

Nourish International is inviting you to be a part of the solution to global poverty by applying for our Chapter Founders Program.

During the school year, Nourish Chapters run small businesses called ventures on campus to raise money, membership, and awareness. They then choose a compelling student-led project proposed by an international organization. Over the summer, students travel abroad to a local community to implement their chosen project as a tangible solution to poverty.
Whether it's creating a marketing campaign for an on-campus venture or funding a public health screening system for anemia in Guyana, students like you have used their knowledge to make an impact. You can create change today; all you have to do is:

· Apply to be a Chapter Founder – Between now and April 21, 2010 Nourish is accepting applications for its Chapter Founders Program. This spring, we'll be selecting students from campuses across the country to receive professional training, support and $500 start-up capital. To start your application, click here.

· Tell a friend – If Nourish isn't the right opportunity for you, you can still help accomplish our mission of eradicating global poverty. Spreading the word to just three people drastically raises our chances of finding the right student on your campus. Nominate a friend now by clicking here.

To apply, get more information or nominate a friend, go to http://nourishinternational.org/students/overview.php. Act now - applications are being reviewed as they come in!


The Nourish Team

About Nourish International
Nourish International was founded in 2003 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the student group Hunger Lunch. Since incorporating as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in 2006, Nourish has begun chapters on 29 campuses nationwide. In 2008, Nourish was awarded the North Carolina Peace Prize for excellence in cross-cultural solutions and sustainable development.
Since inception, Nourish students have raised and invested more than $140,000 in sustainable development projects in 22 communities worldwide.

For more information go to www.nourishinternational.org

FINA 124 Advanced Financial Management

The case study capstone course FINA 124, Advanced Financial Management, is offered in the 1st summer session, May 17 - June 26, 2010. Taught by Professor Neil G. Cohen, it is a distance course under the auspices of Online Learning Initiative. Professor Cohen taught FINA 124 to generations of GWSB undergraduates and pioneered in developing online courses. His innovative techniques online, using Excel-based materials, proved in many online courses that financial decision making can be learned well at a distance. You don't have to be in Washington this summer to take this course. Look for it in the Summer Schedule of Courses under Online Courses. Register early; the course is capped at 25 students.

Business Diversity Week: Preparation for Tomorrow (5th-12th April 2010)

Business Diversity Week is a week of education and advanced preparation for students entering into the world of business. Being of a minority race, culture, gender or sexual preference may increase the risk of introducing prejudice to ones profile, making it difficult for the individual’s professional skills to remain the primary focus. Today's economy has made it even more competitive for students to find internships and post-graduate jobs.

The Business Diversity Week events will prepare the individual by:

- Strengthen and effectively expose personal brand.
- Develop professional communication and networking skills.
- Increase confidence and self-esteem.
- Discover New & Trending Career Options.
- Take advantage of local resources at GWU and in DC.

Get Your Money Up
Monday, April 5th | Room 403, Marvin Center, 800 21st St, N.W. | 7pm – 8pm
Learn how to manage your finances, budget your spending and discover some of the essential principles of investing your money. Presented by GW School of Business Juniors Jarrod Brown and Joshua Joseph. Also featuring distinguished guest and moderator, GW Associate Professor of Finance, Neil G. Cohen.

“Consulting 101: A Consultant’s Manifesto” – hosted by Young Consultants of DC
Tuesday, April 6th | Room 453, Duques Hall | 7pm – 8:30pm
A Panel of DC’s Young Consultant sharing their experiences as a consultant and their transition from college to career. Learn the fundamentals of consulting by participating in a panel discussion with experienced consultants. Visit www.ycdc.org for more info

Hire Fashion – MBSA’s 5th Annual Charity Fashion Show
Wednesday, April 7th | Grand Ballroom, Marvin Center, 800 21st St, N.W. | Doors Open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm
Tickets are $10
Generation Y’s depiction of contemporary corporate attire. Learn how to mix and match contemporary fashion of today’s young professionals. Reception to follow.
Co-Sponsorship: Shopper’s Symposium

Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Passion To Profit
Thursday, April 8th | Room 453, Duques Hall | 7pm – 8:30pm
Meet and question the minds of successful entrepreneurs in the DC Metro area. Networking Reception to follow.
Co-Sponsorship: Colonial Entrepreneurs & CFEE

Register at www.passiontoprofit.eventbrite.com

GW Women In Business Spring Conference 2010
Saturday, April 10th | Duques Hall & Funger Halls | 9am – 3:30pm
Bridging The Gap: Transferring Classroom Lessons To Real World Experiences
Visit www.GWWIB.org to purchase tickets and for more info

Discover Your Personal Brand by Nicole Endres, hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi
Monday, April 12th | Room 310, Marvin Center, 800 21st St, N.W. | 7pm-8:30pm
Discover the essential components to strengthen your personal brand and expose your human capital.

Check Out The Website

For More Information, email us at mbsa@gwu.edu

Washington Nationals College Night

On Friday, April 23, 2010 the Washington Nationals are pleased to present the 2010 College Night for all DC-area students. The Nationals and undergraduate students of Professor Neirotti's Sport and Event Marketing class invite you to "Pregame at Nats Park" and come root, root, root for the home team as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Starting at 5:30pm, enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, a live band, raffles, mascot and player appearances, and Happy Hour specials before the game at Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk. Tickets for this event cost $28.50, an all-inclusive price which includes the Pre-Game Party, the 7:05 game and Terrace Level Seating! To purchase tickets, please visit: www.nationals.com/college1. There are a limited number available, so make sure to get some for you and your friends before they sell out. For more information, email nats.collegenight2010@gmail.com, follow us on twitter @NatsStudentNite or look for us on Facebook. For groups of 20 or more, contact Greg at 202.640.7806 or at greg.foscato@nationals.com. Come out to support the Nats and your fellow students. We hope to see you there for this thrilling event!

The Business Response to Climate Change

The Business Response to Climate Change
Thursday, April 8, 2010 | 12:30pm - 6:30pm

Jack Morton Auditorium, The George Washington University, 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

The Business Response to Climate Change is a student-run, student-organized conference that explores how forward thinking businesses have innovated and created opportunity from the climate change challenge. DC entrepreneurs, consultants, policy experts, corporate officials and non-profit leaders will come together at the George Washington University on April 8, 2010, to challenge the economic, political, and social status quo to offer a vision for a renewable and sustainable future. While we certainly can't change the world in a single afternoon, we will inspire the business leaders of tomorrow to think about ways that they can.

Please visit www.thebusinessresponse.com to sign up for the entire event or individual panels. The event concludes with a networking reception sponsored by the Sustainability Institute.

Learn more about our speakers including: Gregory H. Kats, Good Energies; Tim Richards, GE Energy; Alex Laskey, O-Power; Josh Green, Verdeo Group; Claire Tomkins, Carbon War Room; Matt Ferguson, Reznick Group; Melissa Adams, Washington Gas; Jeff Erikson, SustainAbility; Bjorn Frogner, Maryland Clean Energy Technology Incubator at the University of Maryland and Colin Dunn, Cadmus Group

AGA Networking Golf and Happy Hour

AGA Networking Golf and Happy Hour
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Golf Sign-in at 1:00 pm
Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
(times approximate)

Golf: Needwood Golf Course, 6724 Needwood Road, Rockville
Happy Hour: Guapo’s, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg

Golfers and Non-golfers alike - come join our sponsors,
members and potential members of AGA for a relaxing
afternoon of “networking golf” and a Happy Hour

What is “networking golf”? Networking golf is a no-pressure 9-hole
tournament where golfers of all levels are welcome. Each team will use its
best hit on each stroke so that there is one team score. Teams will be
arranged with a focus on networking not on scores. Come early, meet our
sponsors, and hit some balls. Don’t have clubs – rent some from the
clubhouse and enjoy a no-pressure tournament.

See flyer for more information.

GW Summer Sessions Fair

GW Summer Sessions Fair
Thursday, April 15th 1- 3pm Kogan Plaza
Summer semester is quickly approaching, with the first session beginning May 17, 2010. Summer Sessions 2010 offers more course options than ever before - on campus, online, and abroad, as well as a variety of summer institutes.

For more information on Summer Sessions visit: http://summer.gwu.edu/portal/index.html

International Advertising Association (IAA) Diploma in Marketing Communications

The purpose of this letter is to invite qualified students to apply for the prestigious International Advertising Association Diploma. Since 2007, the GW Marketing Department has been affiliated with the International Advertising Association (IAA).

One benefit of our IAA membership is that our Department of Marketing within the School of Business is now able to offer a special additional diploma to those graduates who qualify under IAA regulations. Spring 2007 was the first year we were able to offer this diploma to qualified students, and this Spring 2010 is only the fourth time we have been able to provide this service. This diploma symbolizes your increased skill in Marketing Communications, and should set you apart from many other graduates in your job search or applications for additional education.

The link below includes several documents in regards to the diploma. One is an overview of the International Advertising Association (IAA); the second is a suggested list of courses (or substitutes) that you need to have taken to qualify for the IAA Diploma, and the third is the Diploma Application itself.

There is a fee of $75 for this diploma, which is needed for registry with the IAA and the processing of the diploma. The $75 (check or cash) should be made payable to “GW Department of Marketing” and is to be delivered with your completed application to Department Secretary, Christin Green, in Funger Hall, Suite 301. Applications and fees should be completed and delivered to the Department of Marketing by Thursday, April 15, 2010.

Questions? Contact: Dr. Salah Hassan (Hassan@gwu.edu), Dr Liebrenz-Himes (Liebrenz@gwu.edu) or Dr. Lynda Maddox (Maddox@gwu.edu)

IAA Diploma Invitation

GWWIB Spring Conference

Bridging the Gap: Transferring Classroom Lessons to Real World Experiences
GW Women in Business' First Annual Spring Conference

GW Women in Business is proud to present our first annual spring conference on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 9:30am-3:30pm. Through our Conference, GWWIB hopes to facilitate a discussion on the major topics learned in the classroom and how these issues are translated into the real world of business. The discussions will be facilitated by GW professors and will feature panels of experts, as well as an opportunity for Q&A by conference participants. The conference will also include a networking luncheon where participants will be able to meet representatives from M&T Bank, Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, the World Bank, Capitol Hill, DuPont, and many more! Tickets for members ($10) and non-members ($15) include breakfast, lunch, a goodie bag with gift cards and discount coupons, and a wealth of networking opportunities.
Purchase your tickets at http://gwwibspringconference.eventbrite.com
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Duques and Funger Halls
URL: http://www.wix.com/gwwibsc10/gwwib-spring-conference

Conference Flyer

GWSB Internship and Career Recognition

The F. David Fowler Career Center would like to recognize those students who have recently found internships or jobs. The Fowler Career Center will be displaying students' information on the television screens in Oglethorpe Hall (lobby of Duquès). To have your information included in the display please click here and complete the survey.

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