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April 14, 2010

First Annual Business Conference a Success

This past Saturday, the business school was bustling with leaders from the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and Delloite for GW Women in Business' first Spring Conference. Over 100 students, faculty, alumni, and friends from the GW community attended the event.

The daylong conference opened with a presentation by Dr. Eliane Karp-Toledo, former first lady of Peru and anthropologist. The program included panel discussions led by twenty executives from both corporate and government sectors. The topics discussed were entrepreneurship, international business, business government relations and corporate social responsibility, which provided a comprehensive and insightful exchange of workplace dynamics.

The day concluded on a high note with an energetic presentation by Chad Holliday, former chairman and CEO of DuPont, who encouraged students to continue to broaden their knowledge of the business world by attending conferences, being a leader by bringing out the best in people and maintaining ethics when doing business in other countries.

The day was sponsored by corporations such as Coca-Cola, TD Securities, Deloitte and Bloomberg. All of the conference attendees received Juan Valdez coffee, gift certificates for FoBoGro, Vineyard Vines and Aveda Spa, clothes from BCBG and food from SweetGreen.

The idea for the event stemmed from Harvard’s annual business conference, with top professionals and university faculty meeting with students and providing learning and networking opportunities for students from all majors.

“Today's GW Women in Business conference successfully bridged the gap between classroom lessons and real world experiences,” said Kathleen Duffy, associate director of undergraduate career management. GWWIB is working hard to make this an annual event across campus and to make it bigger and better every year.

Besty Smith, executive coordinator of GWSB undergraduate programs and previous member of GWWIB, was incredibly proud of the young women that organized the day’s event. “GWWIB has been a pioneer amongst GWSB student groups since its inception, and the School of Business eagerly awaits whatever they plan to tackle next year!” said Smith.

For more information on GW Women in Business, go to www.gwwib.org

2010 Undergraduate Business Association Executive Board

Please congratulate the following undergraduate students on being selected to serve on the UBA Executive Board for the 2010-2011 Academic Year.

President Chris Clark
Executive Vice President Hunter Thomas
Treasurer Dean Laurence
VP Marketing & Communication Gabbi Baker
VP Career Services Serena Wong
VP Events Kacey Urlaub
VP Social Responsibility Allison Latham
VP IT Strategy Jackie Lucas

About UBA

The Undergraduate Business Association (UBA) is an umbrella organization that facilitates the work of all undergraduate business student groups through the allocation of financial resources and by providing avenues for communication and collaboration. Affiliate organizations include: Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Kappa Epsilon, Beta Alpha Psi, Capitol Advertising, Delta Sigma Pi, GW Women in Business, The GW Finance and Investments Club and the Multicultural Business Student Association.

Client Selectivity & Debt Diligence Considerations

Please join Finance and Investments Club for a special discussion with our guests from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Hossein Khajehnouri- Assistant Vice President, Analyst, MBA’10


William Couper – President, Mid-Atlantic, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Michael Landini – Senior Vice President, Product Delivery Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (GW MBA’91)

Thursday, April 15, 2010
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 451 / Duquès Hall / School of Business
2201 G Street, NW / Washington, D.C. 20052

To RSVP for this event please contact Somender Chaudhary at somender@gwmail.gwu.edu

Click here to see the flyer complete with bios of the panelists.

"The Insider's Guide to Climate Change"

"The Insider's Guide to Climate Change"
April 20, 2010, Doors @ 6:45
Event is free and open to the public
A Co-presentation of GW's School of Media and Public Affairs/ School of Business/ Environmental Studies program.

Be at Jack Morton Auditorium with SMPA on Tuesday, 4/20 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:45p.m.) for an insider's guide to America's next great legislative challenge. Leaders from all sides of the global environmental debate will hash out what's next for American climate change legislation post-Copenhagen and pre-midterm elections. With the anticipated release of the Kerry, Lieberman, Graham climate bill on April 20, find out: What are the points of contention? Who really wins and loses when the stakes are this high? Or is it already too late? Joining SMPA Director and Planet Forward Host Frank Sesno will be Andrew Revkin (New York Times), Jim Connaughton (Constellation Energy Group), Dr. Dan Lashof (National Resources Defense Council) and a couple of surprise guests. We'll also feature some of the best videos recently submitted to PlanetForward.org, including films from GW's very own Planet Forward class! Reservations are required.

Get more information at http://www.planetforward.org/page/time-to-act

2010 Deloitte Consulting Federal Practice Externship

Deloitte Consulting will host anexternship on September 23rd and 24th, 2010, to expose high performing seniors to Deloitte’s Federal Strategy & Operations practice.

The Externship will engage participants in a Federal case study designed to simulate a Federal consulting project, provide training on core consulting skills, and expose participants to Deloitte’s culture and recruiting process. The Externship will consist of an evening kick-off event, followed by a full day of case study, training and fun. The event will be held at a Deloitte office in Washington D.C.; accommodations and travel costs will be provided.

Participants who demonstrate strong performance during the Externship will be fast-tracked to final round interviews for a full-time Federal Analyst position, starting in July 2011.

Space for this opportunity is limited. We are seeking exceptional candidates who are currently juniors at a select number of colleges and universities. To apply, please submit a standard one-page resume through Gwork Job # 729333 by April 22nd, 2010.

Candidates considered for the Externship Program will be contacted in late April for a phone interview with the externship selection committee.

Please contact Deloitte Campus Recruiter Bob Warmkessel at rwarmkessel@deloitte.com with any additional questions.

About Deloitte

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and its member firms. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. [v.I.1]

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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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