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GWSB Undergraduate News

September 12, 2012

NEW! Events with the Dean

"Running with the Dean"

Building upon the success of last year's efforts, Dean Guthrie will resume his "Running with the Dean" series this month. Open to faculty, staff, and students, these runs are a fun and active way to get to know Dean Guthrie, hear more about his vision for GWSB, and take in our world-famous Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Meet in front of Duques, Thursdays at 5pm.

"Chats with the Dean"

Did you know Dean Guthrie is on Facebook? Returning and incoming students do, so Dean Guthrie will welcome students to campus with the second installment of his Facebook "Chats with the Dean." Friday 12pm on the Dean's Facebook page. 

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! The Compass Fellowship

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Taking an idea and launching a venture? Meeting CEOs, best-selling authors, and innovators? If so, Apply NOW!

Description: The Compass Fellowship, supported by the Kenneth Cole Foundation, is a global family of young social innovators supported by peer and professional mentors. The Compass Fellowship is a one-year program that identifies the most passionate first-year undergraduates at schools around the country, inspires them to start a social venture, and empowers them to solve the world's greatest problems with socially-conscious business.

Link to site:
Link to application:

Note: The application deadline is September 15th 2012

Questions? Contact us at

NEW! Upcoming Study Abroad Events

London School of Economics Info Session

Thursday, September 13
Marvin Center Suite 505

Thinking about studying abroad next year? Why not spend the entire year at the London School of Economics! Stop by the Office for Study Abroad to meet an LSE representative and learn more about this amazing study abroad opportunity. 

CIEE Business Programs 

Monday, September 17
Marvin Center Suite 505

Meet with a CIEE program representative and learn more about their business program offerings in locations such as Spain, Belgium, and China.

GW Study Abroad Fair 2012

Monday, September 24
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom

Stop by the annual Study Abroad Fair to learn about the hundreds of program options available to you each semester!  

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

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! GWBusiness Magazine Article Submission

We are writing an article in the fall issue of the GWBusiness magazine to include ideas from the GWSB community on actionable solutions to our nation's economic woes. No matter who wins the election in November, the president sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2013 will face a myriad of domestic and international economic challenges and he will need to act swiftly and aggressively to resolve them.  We would like to invite all students to participate for a chance to have your name and idea in print.  

If you were counseling the president in January 2013, what would your answer be to this important question: What is the most critical action – domestic or international – the President can take in 2013 to improve the economy?

A three-person panel, comprised of Dean Guthrie and Associate Deans Riddle and Bajeux-Besnainou, will select the top submissions for publication in the November magazine.  Your submission should be discrete and achievable.  We welcome whatever ideas you have, but they have to be described in 100 words or less. The deadline for replying is Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.  Please send submissions to with your full name, class year, and major/concentration.


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

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.

Delta Sigma Pi, Mixing Business with Pleasure

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 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.

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! Events with the Dean

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

NEW! The Compass Fellowship

NEW! Upcoming Study Abroad Events

NEW! Back 2 Business

NEW! GWBusiness Magazine Article Submission

New York Career Trek Applications

GWSB Study Abroad General Information Session

Citi Recruitment Opportunity

Delta Sigma Pi, Mixing Business with Pleasure

GWSB Internship Information

New York Career Trek Information

Opportunities for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

GWSB Access to

GW Tutoring Initiative

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