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GWSB Undergraduate News

September 6, 2012

NEW! How to Access for all GW Students, Staff, and Faculty

We are excited to announce that all GWSB faculty, staff, and students now have full access to the Financial Times' interactive web portal,! It can be accessed from any campus computer. provides electronic access to the Financial Times' news content.  In addition, recently added new educational tools to enhance the business curriculum.  We are hoping that full-text access to and Education Tools will a very useful supplement for courses for the next academic year.

To register to use, please come to the computer labs in Duquès Hall on the 3rd floor. They are the only computers you can register from. To register, go here , follow the instructions for GW registration to create an individual log in with your @gwmail or @email accounts, and start surfing! After you register, if you are on a campus computer, you will have access to the wide array of features offered by Some features of the site include:

  • Clippings: can be set up to bookmark and store relevant articles and materials for reference, while also using comments to help explain aspects and facilitate discussion.
  • Newslines: an annotation tool that adds notes to articles to provide background or explanations of key concepts and implications.
  • ePaper: a digital copy of the full print addition with the ability to save, store, and share articles in PDF format.
  • FT Lexicon: a reference and glossary of investment, financial, and business terms with explanations and examples.

NEW! Back 2 Business!

You're Invited! Back 2 Business

Join Us On The Path To Change The World

Join the Undergraduate Business Association and GWSB Undergraduate Programs at our annual Back 2 Business event! All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this GWSB organization fair, with cupcakes, t-shirts and more. This event will be held on Friday, September 14th from 12:00-2:00pm in Kogan Plaza to kick off the 2012-2013 School Year!  

Welcome back to campus; we hope to see you there! 

NEW! New York Career Trek Applications


2012 New York Career Trek
November 7-9, 2012

Deadline: September 27, 2012


Open to GWSB Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Consulting, Finance/Accounting, Marketing, and Sports Management tracks!
Click here for application.

Follow us at @GWSBNYTrek

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs: 202-994-7536 or

NEW! GWSB Study Abroad General Information Session

If you are interested in studying abroad, please join us for the upcoming GWSB Study Abroad General Information Session. Learn about the various programs around the world that offer business courses and find out how to make sure your credits will transfer back to GW.

When: Wednesday, September 19th

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Duquès Hall, Room 453

Interested in seeing where some of your fellow GWSB classmates are studying this semester? Check out the GWSB Abroad Blog at

NEW! Citi Recruitment Opportunity

Citi Transaction Services Invites You to Meet Us!

Dear George Washington University Students,
Please join representatives from Citi Transaction Services (CTS) to learn more about the Full-Time Analyst Program!  Below you will find some important upcoming dates. Please RSVP through your career center's website.

Resume Review Session (Juniors and Seniors only)
Date: Monday, September 17
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Location: Duques Hall, Room 650
RSVP: GWork or GWorkSB > Events> Workshops> Citi Resume Review. Space limited- time slots can be requested first-come, first served beginning Wednesday, September 12 at 12:00 NOON

Information Session (Juniors and Seniors only)
Date: Monday, September 17
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: Marvin Center, Room 309
RSVP: GWork or GWorkSB> Events> Information Sessions
Full-Time Analyst Recruiting Key Dates:
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 18
First Round Interviews: Tuesday, October 2
Final Round Interviews (NYC): Friday, October 19

For more information, visit or click here.

NEW! Delta Sigma Pi, Mixing Business with Pleasure

DC Startup Panel, hosted by DSP
September 10, Duques 453, 8PM
Entrepreneurship, Startups, Business Management

The DC Startup Panel brings together representatives from startups across different industries to speak with students about the rewards and challenges of working at a newly formed company. You will learn about how these professionals helped to build an idea into a business and subsequently managed all other tasks that come with the responsibility. Click here to see the flyer.

DSP, Fall Rush 2012
Upcoming Events:
Info Session: 9/17, 9/18, 8PM, Duques 453
Mad Mixer (Meet the Brothers): 9/25, 8:30PM, Duques 453
Let’s Get Professional: 9/27, 5:30PM, Duques 451
Service, Soul, & the Stones: 10/1, 8:00PM, Duques 451
Games and Merriment: 10/3, 7:00PM, Duques 453
A Touch of Class: 10/11, INVITE ONLY

Click here to see the flyer.

GWSB Welcome Week: Meet the Dean with Dr. Doug Guthrie


Dean Guthrie will share his perspective on the importance of being an undergraduate business student and provide his thoughts on the institution as the Academic Year begins.  His remarks will be followed by opportunity for Q&A and a reception.  Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
Duques Hall 453

GWSB Internship Information

Interested in an Internship?
GWSB students have 2 options for internships:
While students do not receive academic credit for completing an internship, the 0-credit option does allow the internship experience to be documented as part of the student’s undergraduate experience.  This option costs $25 and will be charged to the student’s account.

Please click here for more detailed information.

Independent Research projects provide students with an opportunity to:
Undertake research in an area of particular interest
Complement an internship experience with outside research
Receive recognition on The George Washington University transcript

Students can choose to receive either ONE CREDIT or THREE CREDITS for Independent Research. An INTERNSHIP can be taken in conjunction with the Independent Research.

Please click here for more detailed information.

**Please be aware that there are new processes in place and forms for completing an internship and/or Independent Research. Click the links above for more information.

A Welcome Greeting from Your Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies


Dear GWSB Students,

I wanted to wish you all a warm welcome to the new school year!  For some of you, this will be your first fall at GW, and for others, it might be your last fall before you graduate.  No matter how long you have been on campus, you are a part of the GWSB community, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know you and provide you with a world class education.

I am honored to be serving as the Undergraduate Dean and to be working with our outstanding advising and program staff.  Ms. Julianna Hutchins is now in charge of advising and is coordinating our team of Undergraduate Student Experience Advisors.  We are all very excited to work with you in the coming year and have many co-curricular programs for you to get involved in.
Please feel free to come by the Undergraduate Programs office and Advising Center to say hello, ask questions, and get more involved in your community!  We have a number of opportunities for students to take an active role in their education, beginning with some exciting programming in the next few weeks, specifically GWSB Welcome Week events and Back2Business (a fair put on by the Undergraduate Business Association).  Back2Business will take place on September 14, from noon-2 pm in Kogan Plaza, and there will be informational booths, cupcakes, and more.  I will be there to meet you all at the table dedicated to our new reading programs, which many of you participated in this summer. Also, you can follow me on twitter for updates and events @gwsbIsabelle.
Once again, welcome or welcome back to the GWSB community!  I look forward to getting to know you all and to the new school year. 
Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Opportunities for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Interested in getting paid for conducting research with a faculty member? If so, please visit our website and complete an application here.  Please contact Rick Hess at for more information!

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 had 19 undergraduate students participating in the program working with 16 faculty members on diverse research projects.

Current Open REU Positions:

  • • Professor Paul Swiercz is looking for a student to help him with a case study on the Peace Corps:

Research Description:
Research in support of a case on staffing policies of the Peace Corps.
Working Title: Peace Corps.: The Shortest Career You Will Ever Love. The Peace Corps is unique because it has a strict limit on the length of appointments for professional staff. We will investigate the origins of this policy and its consequence for Peace Corps performance.

Preferred Student Qualifications:
Library/ archival research
Interviewing skills
Project management
Word and Power Point familiarity

Length: one semester or until project completion. 5-10 hrs per week 

  • • Professor Edward Cherian PHD is looking for a student to help him continue his Healthcare IT research in the Spring of 2013.

Please contact him at

Or, if there is another topic you have in mind, feel free to grab a professor and submit a proposal!
E-mail for more information!

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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NEW! How to Access for all GW Students, Staff, and Faculty

NEW! Back 2 Business

NEW! New York Career Trek Applications

NEW! GWSB Study Abroad General Information Session

NEW! Citi Recruitment Opportunity

NEW! Delta Sigma Pi, Mixing Business with Pleasure

GWSB Welcome Week: Meet the Dr. with Dean Doug Guthrie

GWSB Internship Information

NEW! New York Career Trek Information

GWSB Study Abroad Blog

How to Access for all GW Students, Staff, and Faculty

A Welcome Greeting from Your Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Opportunities for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

GWSB Access to

GW Tutoring Initiative

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