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GWSB Undergraduate News

May 2 , 2012


GWDECA Announces Four International Top 10 Winners at International Career Development Conference (ICDC)

GWDECA traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah this April to compete in the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference. With over 30 competitive events and career oriented workshops, GWDECA was able to interact and compete with over 2,000 college students from all over the world. GWDECA is proud to announce that the following four individuals placed in the top 10 internationally for their specified event:

  • Eric Su and Marissa Wiener (team event)- International Marketing
  • Leah Pall- Retail Management
  • Gregory Lidrbauch- Marketing Management

GWDECA looks forward to competing again next year at Anaheim, California in April 2013. If you would like to receive information on GWDECA in the Fall, please visit www.gwdeca.org.


Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Now Accepting Applications

About the REU Program:
The Research Experience for Undergraduate program in the School of Business cultivates and supports research partnerships between undergraduate students and School of Business faculty members. The REU program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to work as part of the team on a faculty member's research project or to participate in a case competition requiring intensive research. The REU program engages undergraduates fully in the learning process and enables them to gain an appreciation of the role of research in business. For the academic year 2011-2012, we have 19 undergraduate students participating in the program working with 16 faculty members on diverse research projects.

The Office of Undergraduate Programs is now starting to accept REU application from GWSB faculty members and undergraduate students for academic year 2012-2013. For faculty members who would like to have a research assistant, please contact Dr. Joelle Davis Carter at jdcarter@gwu.edu for detailed information. For undergraduate students who are interested in being a research assistant, please click here to view available opportunities and submit your application form to Duquès Hall, Room 455.


GWSB Living Marketing Program Plan Winners

The Office of Undergraduate Programs hosted a Branding competition for members of GWSB Living. This group comprises Freshmen that live in Thruston on floor 7 and Sophomores that live in Guthridge. Two sophomores Max Chen and Usama Khan created the most engaging and dynamic branding material for GWSB Living winning this competition. This past week they celebrated their success for this competition with a Lunch with Dean Guthrie at District Commons Restaurant located in Foggy Bottom.


Mark your calendars! Stress-Free Zone

Are you getting stressed about your upcoming exams? Could you appreciate a break from all that is going on as the semester comes to a close?

Well...MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

On May 9th, the GWSB Office of Undergraduate Programs will be hosting a Stress Free Zone from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in Duquès Hall, Room 453. There will be a massage therapist for all three hours, water and granola bars, and there will be a representative from the University Counseling Center (with handouts and literature) as well as representatives from Student Health Services (with handouts and literature).


GWSB Program Coordinator Interviews

The Office of Undergraduate Programs would like to invite GWSB undergraduates to be a part of a very important hiring process within the department. From April 30th-the end of May, we will begin interviewing select professionals for the position of GWSB Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator position is responsible for several aspects of the co-curricular and experiential programs that our office provides for more than 1500 undergraduates in GWSB.

GWSB Undergraduate students are invited to meet and hear from the second candidate for the Program Coordinator position. Ms. Angela Esquivel will be here for an on-campus interview on Monday, May 7, 2012. Students, faculty and staff are invited to her open presentation entitled, "Critical elements for developing a second year experience program for undergraduate business students" from 1pm-2pm in Duquès Hall, Rm 453. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Joelle Davis Carter, Director for Undergraduate Programs, at jdcarter@gwu.edu.


4th Annual Graduation Gala

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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:

  • 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 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.


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


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! GWDECA Announces Four International Top 10 Winners at International Career Development Conference (ICDC)

NEW! Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Now Accepting Applications

NEW! GWSB Living Marketing Program Plan Winners

NEW! Mark your calendars! Stress-Free Zone

NEW! GWSB Program Coordinator Interviews

4th Annual Graduation Gala

Call for Participants: Advising Center to Hold Focus Groups

GW Tutoring Initiative

Information about the Lead Now Initiative

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

Spring 2012 Commencement Website Available

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