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GWSB Undergraduate News

August 31, 2011

iGet Back to Business

Hey Business Students!


ON SEPTEMBER 2ND, it's finally time to get:


The Undergraduate Business Association will be hosting GWSB's annual Back To Business event! This is a welcome-back event for all business students interested in learning more about the UBA's affiliate organizations. Each UBA affiliate organization will have representation at this event! If you are interested in getting updates regarding GW's business themed student organizations, drop by to speak with one of the officers from any of the following groups:

Alpha Kappa Epsilon
Alpha Kappa Psi
Beta Alpha Psi
Delta Sigma Pi
Capitol Advertising
Finance and Investment Club
GW Net Impact
GWSB Alliance
GW Women in Business
Multi Cultural Business Student Association

Picture Success: GWSB Welcome Week!

As the 2011-2012 academic year begins, what better way to get back in the swing of things than to be a part of GWSB's first annual Welcome Week. The week starts of with our annual Back to Business celebration in Kogan Plaza - where you can come out and get to know about all of the student orgs housed within the business school, on September 2nd. The week of events continues until September 9th, and the events are as follows:

September 2, 2011: Back to Business
September 7, 2011: Senior Welcome Back Breakfast
September 7, 2011: Success and Leadership with Dean Guthrie
September 7, 2011: Movie Night with AKPsi, DSP, FIC, and GWWIB!
September 8, 2011: Taste of Undergraduate Programs
September 9, 2011: FYDP Colloquium

You can find all of the event details under the events section at, as well as on the flyer! We can't wait to see you, starting of the school year, picturing success with GWSB!

Case Competition Opportunity for GWSB Juniors and Seniors

Attention Juniors and Seniors! GWSB Undergraduate Programs is looking for students to be part of a team we will be sending to the Northeastern University – Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education International Business Case Competition that will take place in Boston on November 3-5, 2011. Teams representing fifteen other universities will also participate in this competition.

If you are interested in being considered for the team please submit a statement of purpose as to why you should be chosen for the team (no more than 250 words) and a copy of your resume to by 5:00pm on Friday, September 9th. Selected students will be scheduled to interview with Professor Thurman on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

Additional information about the competition can be found at:

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program allows students to work as a research assistant on a faculty members research project. Currently there are four opportunities available.

The Chevrolet Volt Automobile: Student Perception and Potential Purchase

Faculty Members: Robert Dyer and Marilyn Liebrenz-Himes

Executives in Foreign-owned Banks, Strategy and Institutions

Faculty Member: Hein Bogaard

Global Perspectives on Project, Program, and Portfolio Management in Government

Faculty Member: Young Hoon Kwak

Major League Baseball Player Representatives: Exploring the Consequences of Union Participation on Employment Outcomes

Faculty Member: Patrick McHugh

For full descriptions of the projects click here. Interested students must submit an REU application to the Office of Undergraduate Programs in Duquès 455.

Walk-in Advising

The first week of classes August 29th - September 2nd the Advising Center will be operating on a full walk in schedule. Walk-in hours will be:

Monday - Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm; 2:00pm - 5:30pm

The Advising Center will go back to normal hours beginning Monday, September 5th

Walk-in hours: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm

Appointment hours: Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Real Estate / Financial Services Alliance Mentorship Program - DEADLINE SEPT 9th! [JUNIORS ONLY]

Are you a full-time GW junior who is passionate about pursuing a career on Wall Street? Then consider applying for the Real Estate / Financial Services Alliance Mentorship Program! The Real Estate / Financial Services Alliance is a network of GW Alumni with high profile careers on Wall Street. As a mentee, you will be matched with leading alumni from several hedge funds, top banking and commercial real estate firms, and provided career advice and Wall Street connections.

See the GWorkSB Announcements section for application instructions.

APPLICATIONS DUE - September 9th!

Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? Attend a Regional Information Session or a Study Abroad 101 Session at the Office for Study Abroad! All sessions are hosted in the OSA conference room at 812 20th St. NW. We hope to see you there!

Study Abroad Fair!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom

Come to the Fall 2011 Study Abroad Fair to learn about the 300+ programs available to you each semester! Learn more about the Focus on Fall Abroad Community, scholarships, and speak with representatives from many of our approved programs. This is an excellent opportunity to get information for those studying abroad next semester and even for those just starting to look at options for study abroad in the future.

GW Food Co-op Initiative

The GW Food Co-op Initiative is dedicated to facilitating the creation of a non-profit community-run cooperative café. It will serve GW students, faculty, staff, and community members. The sourcing and operations of the café will be as sustainable and ethical as possible. The café will develop relationships with and source directly from local farmers and businesses. Additionally, the project will serve as a cooperative learning and leadership platform for the GW and DC community. The wide range of members involved can learn the dynamics of running a social- enterprise in addition to exposing themselves to the world of nutrition and food preparation, with which they can take anywhere. The café will incentivize an active engagement with the food system by offering food credit to volunteers.

The mission of this intiative is to localize, contextualize, and democratize the campus food system, enabling students to control the choices, practices, and policies relating to our food. We will serve healthy, organic, ethically-produced, and high-quality food to the campus community and raise awareness about our globalized system as it pertains to food and social justice. In the process of operating the Co-op, students will acquire experience managing a social enterprise and developing an active community space. By incentivizing engagement with the campus food system, the GW Student Food Cooperative (GWSFC) will turn passive consumers into active participants of that system.

To get involved contact

GW District Youth Empowerment Program

Are you interested in education issues? Do you like working with kids? Do you want to see more of DC, while giving back to the community? Join DYEP's tutoring program, help with our on-campus events, or contribute your time and expertise to making our programming run smoothly. Come to our GBM scheduled for Wednesday August 31, 2011 in MSSC (2127 G. St., NW) Rm 209 from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Contact Katie Hurrelbrink or Divya Venkat for more information.

Save the Date: Fall Co-Curricular Programs

We're excited to have you back in the Fall and have many fun programs planned. Mark your calendars now and look out for more information in future issues of the GWSB Undergraduate News.

GWSB Welcome Week
September 2-9, 2011

Mintz Sophomore Getaway UPDATED DATES!
October 28-29, 2011

Battle of the Beltway GW Preliminary Round
October 28, 2011

New York Career Trek
November 2-4, 2011

Battle of the Beltway Final Round
November 14-15, 2011

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NEW! iGet Back to Business

NEW! Picture Success: GWSB Welcome Week!

NEW! Case Competition Opportunity for GWSB Juniors and Seniors

NEW! Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities

NEW! Walk-in Advising

NEW! Real Estate / Financial Services Alliance Mentorship Program - DEADLINE SEPT 9th! [JUNIORS ONLY]

NEW! Study Abroad

NEW! GW Food Co-op Initiative

NEW! GW District Youth Empowerment Program

UPDATED! Save the Date: Fall Co-Curricular Programs

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