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April 17, 2013 

DEADLINE APPROACHING! Undergraduate Business Association (UBA) Applications

Interested in improving the GWSB undergraduate student experience? Apply for a 2013-2014 Executive Board position on the UBA! Applications will be accepted until Sunday, April 19 at 6:00PM. Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to apply.  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! New York Career Trek Leaders Application is Now Available

The GWSB Office of Undergraduate Programs would like to announce the opening of the application process for the 2013 New York Career Trek Planning Committee. This position will help develop your ability to execute networking events and enhance the networking opportunities for your fellow GWSB colleagues. The planning committe also provides you with an amazing opportunity to build contacts with professionals in your field.   Applications will be due by close of business on Monday, April 29, 2013. Please submit applications to ugradbus@gwu.edu.  Please click here for the application.

The Office of Undergraduate Programs would also like to announce the selection of Mr. Jacob Deitcher as the Senior Trek Leader for the 2013 New York Career Trek. Mr. Deitcher provides the team with past NY Career Trek experience and excellent leadership skills. His focus is Sports Management but he will oversee and guide all Planning Committee Members.  

We are excited to begin another New York Career Trek season and the possibility of working with some amazing GWSB students!


NEW! 2013 GW Business Plan Competition Finals

Cheer on the Eight Final-Round Teams out of 109 Entries.
Friday, April 19, 2013 • 9:30 am – 5:00 pm • Duquès Hall, Sixth Floor
More than $80,000 total in prizes, including a $3,000 Audience Choice Award based on your Twitter voting. Vote @GWBizPlan from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm on April 19.

And come cheer on our GWSB finalists, Harry Shulman (BBA'15) and Jitong Zhang (BBA'15)! #GWJenda


NEW! Financial Literacy Series

Please join us for a Financial Literacy Seminar Series session presented by John Friedman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. The seminar, entitled "Active vs. Passive Decisions and Crowd-Out in Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Denmark,” will be held on Thursday, April 18.  Click here to read John Friedman's paper.

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 4th floor lobby of Duquès Hall.  
Please click here to RSVP.

SAVE THESE DATES for our upcoming seminars:

May 2, Jing Cai, University of Michigan
May 16, Nick Bourke, The Pew Charitable Trusts


NEW! Capitol Advertising Faculty and Friends Presentation

Capitol Advertising cordially invites you to this year’s annual pre-New York practice presentation for the National Student Advertising Competition. This year's campaign is for Glidden Brilliance Paint at Walmart. The goal is to develop an advertising campaign to help Glidden build awareness, consideration, and sales among DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Female Millennials, “Walmart Moms,” and Baby Boomers. The campaign will run from May 2014 through September 2014 and will be supported by a $10 million budget. 

It will be held on Friday, April 19th in Duques 453 (Undergraduate Lounge) from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  The presentation is exactly 20 minutes long with time to ask questions to our presenters! 

We hope to see you there!


NEW! Net Impact Lunch & Learns

Net Impact invites you to join us this month for 2 exciting Lunch & Learns opportunities, in order to learn more about the importance of sustainability and CSR in business and government affairs.

Only RSVP if you can definitely make it due to the limited availability. These are very informal but allow you a chance to learn about our speakers' positions and also ask questions. Lunch will be provided.

• Tuesday, April 23rd from 12:45 - 2pm (Duques 553): Alan Yu of the State Department, US National Contact Point for OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Capacity Caped at 15 people: RSVP Here

• Friday, May 3rd from 12:30 - 2pm (Firefly Restaurant, 1310 New Hampshire Ave NW): The chef will be speaking to our group about the importance of locally sourcing ingredients. 
Capacity Caped at 8 people: RSVP Here

Please contact netimpactgw@gmail.com with any additional questions. 


NEW! UWIB Workshop on Summer Internships

The United Women in Business Foundation (UWIB) is thrilled to host the collegiate community of DC women in a free workshop on summer internships. Young women invest substantial time, precious summer days, and personal resources into obtaining and participating in internships. This fun and engaging workshop is designed to enable women to get to most out of their internship experience.

Women will learn how to:
• Make an impact in three months or less at the office
• Build lasting relationships that will help them further their careers
• Transition from administrative work into skills-based learning experiences
• Avoid common "intern mistakes" and distinguish themselves as top talent

Breakfast is being generously provided by Firehook Bakery!
Please Note: Attendance will be limited to 30 attendees, so please RSVP only if you are attending.

Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2013, 10 AM-12:30 PM
Location: 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC, 6th Floor (PwC Office)
Attire: Business Casual


NEW! Summer Trip to Azerbaijan

The Embassy of Azerbaijan to the United States and the Karabakh Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, are proud to announce an essay competition, which will ask high school and college students in the United States to answer the question "What do I know about Azerbaijan?". 10 winners will be invited on an all expenses paid one week trip to Azerbaijan this summer! During their travels, winners will visit historical monuments, view instructive presentations, and participate in volunteer activities and cultural exchanges. 


NEW! Investing and Trading for College Students

Get an up-close look at the financial industry in Chicago and gain insights into how to invest your own money (when the time comes). This 3½-day experience combines presentations from industry professionals, tours of Chicago’s major exchanges, visits to trading firms and classroom education that reviews portfolio theory and investing and trading with options and futures both professionally and personally. Participants will also experience a live simulated trading session (mock trading) on the floor of The Chicago Board Options Exchange. Click here for more information, or please visit our website for more information and to register: www.cboe.com/seminars


GWSB Student Research Recognition

The Office of Undergraduate Programs and Research Experience for Undergraduates Program would like to recognize GWSB Sophomore Colleen Tan for winning 2nd place for Business Research at GWU Research Days 2013. Colleen's research, "Professional Social Media Analysis," has been supervised by Dr. Marilyn Liebrenz-Himes. Colleen will be presenting again through GWSB Research Week on Thursday, April 18 from 5-5:30 PM in Funger 420. Congratulations Colleen!

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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DEADLINE APPROACHING! Undergraduate Business Association (UBA) Applications

NEW! New York Career Trek Leaders Application is Now Available

NEW! 2013 GW Business Plan Competition Finals

NEW! Financial Literacy Series

NEW! Capitol Advertising Faculty and Friends Presentation

NEW! Net Impact Lunch & Learns

NEW! UWIB Workshop on Summer Internships

NEW! Summer Trip to Azerbaijan

NEW! Investing and Trading for College Students

GWSB Student Research Recognition

Summer Session Course Offered

Courses for the Fall

GWSB Research Week

U.S Foreign Policy in a Global Era Summer Program

Be sure to check out the GWSB Abroad Blog

F. David Fowler Career Center Undergraduate Newsletter

GW Tutoring Initiative

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