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GWSB Undergraduate News

April 18, 2012


Mentor for a Day Program a Success

On April 12, 2012, the GWSB Office of Undergraduate Programs hosted DCPS student achievers from Anacostia, Ballou, Eastern , HD Woodson and Spingarn High Shools for it's Mentor for A Day Program.

The goal of the program is to engage current GWSB undergraduates with students in the District of Columbia Public School system to share information about applying to college and pursuing a degree in business.

Led and organized by Undergraduate Student Experience Advisor, Maurice Cook, and 20 GWSB undergraduate volunteers; the high schools students participated in academic and career workshops led by GWSB faculty and staff They also participated in a networking reception attended by members of the GWSB and GW community at large. More than 25 high school students, teachers and administrators participated in the event and learned more about GW and GWSB academic offerings and co-currricular opportunities.


GWSB Sophomores Win Best Undergraduate Team and Audience Choice Award in Case Study Competition

The $10,000 second prize went to AthleteTrax, a web-based client management platform for college athletic administrations and student-athletes to increase organization and productivity. The AthleteTrax founders—Jon Halpern, Reinaldo Coriano, Elizabeth Zander and Brian Gross, all GW sophomores—also won the best undergraduate team award of $10,000 and the Audience Choice Award of $1,000, making the team’s total winnings $21,000.


Call for Participants: Advising Center to Hold Focus Groups

The George Washington School of Business Advising Center is currently putting together focus groups in order to learn more about what our students want. It is our goal to help our students with any issues or concerns they have pertaining to their college career. We would like to know where you think we can improve and how you believe we can do that. We invite you to participate in these focus groups in order to help us get a better understanding of what we can do to better help you.

These sessions will be held at 1:00pm in Duquès Hall, room 454, on the following dates:

  • Friday April 20, 2012
  • Tuesday April 24, 2012
  • Friday April 27, 2012
  • Thursday May 3, 2012

These focus groups will last approximately one hour. We will provide pizza and soda for all the participants. Along with food, one participant will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Starbucks gift card! We are looking for 15 students for each session. Please RSVP for one session using the link below. Once each time has reached 15 students it will be closed. Please RSVP for the desired date using the Doodle scheduler: http://www.doodle.com/by8xn75inwa9nipt


GW Success Talks Presents...

Citibank Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering Operations, Mr. Sagheer Mufti!

Please join Success Talks in welcoming Mr. Sagheer Mufti to campus on Monday, April 23rd at 7pm in Duquès 453. Mr. Mufti, who is a GWSB alumnus, will discuss his personal and professional growth in the banking industry. Light refreshments will be provided. There will be a question and answer session following the lecture. * Co-sponsored by GW Ahimsa, Finance and Investment Club, Student Association, and Student Dining Board.

Please contact dana_abu@gwu.edu with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you there.


4th Annual Graduation Gala


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.


Information about the Lead Now Initiative

The Lead Now Initiative is a leadership development webinar series and social network for the top emerging underclassmen leaders across the country. Last year, more than 1,500 undergraduates attended and heard from a variety of leadership experts including Teach For America’s CEO and Founder Wendy Kopp and presenters from Google. Students also had the opportunity to complete Gallup’s StrengthsQuest program.

Please take one minute to:

Click here to learn more about the Lead Now Initiative.


Undergraduate Business Association Eboard Accepting Applications

Are you interested in getting more involved with the School of Business? Apply for an Executive Board position on the Undergraduate Business Association! The UBA has a strong entrepreneurial focus and as a member of the executive board, you will have the opportunity to shape the UBA and potentially transform the undergraduate experience for all School of Business students.

Every GWSB undergraduate student is eligible, and highly encouraged to apply for a position.

Applications are due Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 5:00pm. Click here to download the application. for more information. Questions should be directed to UBA@gwu.edu.


Nominations Requested for 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. Nominations must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Programs no later than Friday, April 20th.

Want to learn more or start your nomination? Click HERE for more information.


"On The Go " Ensuring a Quality Transportation System: A Town Hall with U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood

  • Thursday, April 19, 2012
  • The Jack Morton Auditorium
    805 21st St, NW
  • 7:00 to 8:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
GW's Graduate School of Political Management invites you to participate in a town hall discussion with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood.

The Secretary will discuss Transportation in America and its vital importance to our national interests. He will highlight key Administration initiatives, including high speed rail, economic development, job growth and distracted driving. The Secretary will also discuss the President's Budget and six-year reauthorization transportation proposal.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in this town hall, and we encourage you to submit your questions via the registration page.


Summer School in Advanced Studies in Labour, HR and Employment Relations at the University of Montreal's School of Industrial Relations

16 July - 16 August, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 
We are pleased to announce the second annual Summer School in Advanced Studies in Labour, HR and Employment Relations at the University of Montreal's School of Industrial Relations (ERIUM).

The Summer School will start on Monday July 16th, 2012 and end on Thursday August 16th, 2012. The three seminars in international aspects of health and safety at work, international human resource management and labour relations strategies will each be taught twice a week.

This is an opportunity for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and practitioners to embark on an intense and stimulating intellectual adventure in a vibrant urban setting. Students from partner and exchange programs are especially welcome.
 
Full details, including course descriptions, at :
http://www.eri.umontreal.ca/ecole/ecoled'eteinternationale2012.pdf

For more information contact :

Jean Charest (jean.charest@umontreal.ca)
ERIUM Director
École de relations industrielles
Université de Montréal
514 343-7743

or

Julie Leblanc (julie.leblanc.4@umontreal.ca)
Administrative Assistant
ERIUM - École de relations industrielles
Université de Montréal
514 343-6681


Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter Presents:
"The Hands We Shake" with Bennett Resnik

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Duquès 453

Bennett Resnik is a consultant on social capital and networks, and the creator of “The Hands We Shake” lecture series on how to build, grow, and sustain social capital. He is an expert in networking strategy and social capital retention. As a trusted adviser, he has helped start-ups, small businesses, non-profits and individuals build a comprehensive strategy to build and cultivate their social capital. Bennett advises his clients on how to locate and access social capital within their present networks and create a framework for future network strategy.

His knowledge and passion is illustrated through his engaging presentations. Bennett has become one of the most sought-after speakers on network strategy and social capital. View his speaking page (http://thehandsweshake.com/) for more details.

Bennett tells stories through data, mapping out a plot for clients to leverage and write better chapters for their businesses and personal goals.

  • As we become more stratified as a society, online social platforms will be one way to bridge communities and networks.
  • Active outreach to your networks will keep dormant contacts minimal
  • Social and organizational network analysis focuses on uncovering patterns of interaction and exchanges of content and resources.
  • Social networking can be like an airport; looking for our next connection, with possible delays and some nuts on board.

PLEASE RSVP TO netimpactgw@gmail.com


GW Women in Business Spring Conference

Join us for the third annual GW Women in Business (GWWIB) Spring Conference on Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Duques and Funger Halls at The George Washington University. 

Keynote speakers include Princess Yasmine Pahlavi, Founder of The Foundation for the Children of Iran; Bobbie Lloyd, President and Chief Baking Officer of Magnolia Bakery; and Alexis Maybank, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Gilt Groupe.  

The conference will feature ten industry-focused panel discussions with thought leaders in finance, consulting, marketing and advertising, sports management, food and restaurants, fashion, event planning, technology, law and policy, and media. Following an afternoon networking luncheon, attendees will participate in personal and career development workshops on topics such as mentorship, entrepreneurship, social media, diversity, business style, and philanthropy.

The conference is open to women and men 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 By Invitation Only, a new book by Gilt Groupe founders Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson. 


Spring 2012 Commencement Website Available!

Thank you for your patience but the GWSB 2012 Commencement website is finally up and available! The website includes information for students regarding the week's events, when and where to pick-up tickets, ceremony details, and links to the GWU Celebration website (purchasing regalia, commencement fair, etc.).

http://business.gwu.edu/commencement/

  • This year all graduates will receive four GWSB Commencement tickets and six GWU Ceremony tickets for the mall
  • The graduation survey will be available March 19th

 

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NEW! Mentor for a Day Program a Success

NEW! GWSB Sophomores Win Best Undergraduate Team and Audience Choice Award in Case Study Competition

NEW! Call for Participants: Advising Center to Hold Focus Groups

NEW! GW Success Talks Presents...

NEW! 4th Annual Graduation Gala

NEW! GW Tutoring Initiative

Information about the Lead Now Initiative

Undergraduate Business Association Eboard Accepting Applications

Nominations Requested for GWSB Undergraduate Awards

"On The Go " Ensuring a Quality Transportation System: A Town Hall with U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood

Summer School in Advanced Studies in Labour, HR and Employment Relations at the University of Montreal's School of Industrial Relations

Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter Presents: "The Hands We Shake" with Bennett Resnik

GW Women in Business Spring Conference

Spring 2012 Commencement Website Available

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