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GWSB Undergraduate News

May 16 , 2012


Enjoy the Commencement activities and Good Luck with Your Professional and Personal Endeavors!

The Office of Undergraduate Programs and Advising

GWSB Program Coordinator Interviews

The Office of Undergraduate Programs would like to thank all GWSB undergraduates who participated in the student interview portions of the Program Coordinator Interviews. Each of the candidates expressed gratitude in getting to know each of you and learning more about GWSB from a student perspective. Our office plans to evaluate all the candidates in the next few weeks and render a decision that will be shared with the entire GWSB community. Again, thanks for your involvement and commitment to GWSB programs and efforts!

Are you planning to take summer classes?

If you are planning to take classes at GW, registration is currently open for all summer sessions. Go here to access the Summer 2012 calendar for summer session dates. If you register for a summer class and later decide not to take it, you must drop the class through Banweb before the first day of that session in order to avoid financial penalty.

If you are interested in taking summer classes at another university, please talk with your advisor to insure that option is available to you.

The Advising Center is open throughout the summer, so feel free to contact your advisor if you have any questions about summer or fall classes.

GWU students receive accolades from Charles County, Maryland Commissioners

Students in the School of Business course, Travel Marketing Communications, participated in a campaign competition for marketing Charles County, MD as a tourism destination on Friday, April 27, in the Funger 103 auditorium. There were five teams competing, and the team, "Urban Escapists," won the nine member industry panel of judges' nod for the best campaign. Their campaign focused on promoting the county as a sustainable tourism destination through a Nature Outdoor Challenge Event to promote overall tourism and awareness of the destination to the metropolitan DC market. The members of the "Urban Escapist" team were: Stephanie MacMahon, Lily Momeyer, Michelle Yeboah, and Heather Cox. The course instructor was Sheryl Elliott.

The Charles County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation signed by all five commissioners given to each student and recognizing each for their outstanding achievement in the marketing competition. One business owner, Ed Kelly, who attended the competition event, told the students, "As a business owner and developer for many years in Charles County, I have seen many presentations from ad agencies over the years, and the presentations I witnessed today from these students were equal to if not better than any of the professional agency presentations I have ever seen." The winning campaign was announced later that afternoon at an awards celebration event in Georgetown.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Now Accepting Applications

About the REU Program:
The Research Experience for Undergraduates 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 applications 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 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.

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.

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Click here to learn more about the Lead Now Initiative.

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NEW! GWSB Program Coordinator Interviews

NEW! Are you planning to take summer classes?

NEW! GWU students receive accolades from Charles County, Maryland Commissioners

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Now Accepting Applications

GW Tutoring Initiative

Information about the Lead Now Initiative

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