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September 14, 2011

Major Projects Lab/Ward 8 Summit on Job Creation in DC

Major Projects Lab/Ward 8 Summit on Job Creation in DC - Co-Hosted by GWSB
Tuesday, September 20th
Summit: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Registration 12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m.)
Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location:
Summit
The George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Reception
The George Washington University
First Floor, Duques Hall
2201 G St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Join DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Dean Doug Guthrie, Associate Dean of MBA Programs Liesl Riddle, Professor of International Business & International Affairs Scheherazade Rehman, Professor of Clinical Law Susan Jones, and other DC-area economic experts for a discussion on job creation in our nation's capital.

Activate
MPL[W8] seeks to galvanize business, education and community leaders to accelerate “transformer” opportunities intended to grow the economy in Ward 8. It is the launch pad for stakeholder led economic development projects in support of small business development, jobs and job training.

Collaborate
MPL[W8]’s projects are viewed as “joint ventures” between organizations and private and public partners. These projects will be conceived, launched and where possible completed within a 100-day project period.

Innovate
MPL[W8] is a “lab” environment where new ideas, new solutions and new thinking is encouraged and celebrated. This “lab” will tap the talents of some of the best thinkers in the business and academic realm to solve problems and create new opportunities where none exist now.

Reinvest
The goal of MPL[W8] is to catalyze new investment of resources, community support and human capital in specific projects in DC in Ward 8.

To register please visit this link.


Business Abroad Info Session


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!

St. Anne's College, Oxford (GW England) Info Session
Thursday, September 15, 2011
2:00-3:00pm
OSA Conference Room

The Office for Study Abroad invites all students interested in studying abroad at St. Anne's College, Oxford, through GW England to an information session on September 15, 2011. A representative from St. Anne's will be available to answer questions about this challenging and rewarding study abroad opportunity.

Study Abroad Fair!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
11:00am-3:00pm
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 American Marketing Association

Thinking Of Joining the GW Chapter Of the American Marketing Association?

The AMA @ GW is dedicated to adding value to the professional lives of its members by offering career-related networking events, access to local and national AMA resources and opportunities, and promoting friendly relations between marketing students, faculty, and alumni.

The relationships you build with other GW AMA members will be valuable for helping you enhance your career in marketing while you are in the business school and after you graduate.

Interested in getting involved? Join the AMA undergraduates today! Members will meet for our kick-off meeting on September 14, 2011. We will have an update on events for the fall, information on elections for 2012, and also Career Fair Prep. Hope to see you there!

Contact:

Michelle Yeboah
Undergraduate Representative, GW AMA
Yeboah_m@gwmail.gwu.edu

or

Kendra Singh
President, GW AMA
Ksingh34@gmail.com


Apply for The Compass Fellowship

The Compass Fellowship, now in its second year of growth and supported by The Kenneth Cole Foundation, is seeking the most ambitious, passionate freshmen students. Our program identifies passionate achievers and empowers them to solve the world's greatest problems through socially-conscious and awe-inspiring entrepreneurship.

Once selected, Compass Fellows will join the incredible Compass Community, a growing global network of young, passionate, fun-loving, and like-minded social innovators. They will work alongside unreasonably committed peer Mentors on their campus and be granted numerous opportunities to interact with business leaders locally and nationally. Together, Compass Fellows and Mentors will form a tight-knit community of student leaders on their campus, actively seeking to change the world together.

Through our peer-driven curriculum based on personal development and the philosophy that talented people learn best by doing, Fellows are inspired, pushed, and empowered to start their very own social venture during their freshmen year of college. Through our community, these freshmen will have access to countless resources and a tremendous network of entrepreneurs and business leaders. They will develop friendships hands-on experience and that will alter how they see and work in the world forever after.

To learn more about the Compass Fellowship and why we love what we do and you should, too, please visit: www.CompassFellows.org.


GW Law School Fair

GW Law School Fair
Monday, September 19, 2011
2:00pm - 7:00pm

The George Washington University
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St, NW
lawschoolfair@gmail.com

Over 120 Law Schools in Attendance

More information available at: columbian.gwu.edu/lawfair


Sign Up for Deloitte's Battle of the Beltway Case Competition

Deloitte’s Battle of the Beltway Case Competition

Sophomores and Juniors Register to Participate Today!

Battle of the Beltway Overview
Deloitte’s Battle of the Beltway Case Competition is back!
Sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to participate in a real world Federal government business case competition. Up to nine teams will compete in the preliminary round at your university. The top team will advance to the final round and compete against other regional universities.

Preliminary Round: Friday, October 28th, 2011 at The George Washington University in Duquès Hall
Final Round: November 14th and 15th at The George Washington University in Duquès Hall

Why You Should Participate
Valuable experience with case studies

Exposure to the consulting industry and Deloitte’s Federal practice

80% of students who participated last year said they would do it again

How To Participate
Student teams must be finalized by Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Individual students or teams who are interested in participating should
contact Michelle Wheeler (mwheelr@gwu.edu)

Student teams must consist of four sophomores and/or juniors.

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Wheeler (mwheelr@gwu.edu) or visit the GW Battle of the Beltway Website.


Financial Accounting Tutoring

Walk in tutoring for financial accounting is now available in the Department of Accountancy, Funger 601:

Mondays from 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Thursdays from 3:30pm to 6:00pm

If you need help on the subject, just drop by the office during these hours.


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.

Dominican Republic Baseball Research

Faculty Memeber: Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Green Sports Scorecard Research

Faculty Member: Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Social Media Manager

Faculty Member: Lisa Delpy Neirotti

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.

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