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GWSB Undergraduate News

September 19, 2012


NEW! GWSB Fall 2012 Career Fair: Where Talent Meets Opportunity

WHEN: Thursday, September 20 (11:00 am - 2:00 pm)
WHERE: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom - 3rd Floor
CONNECT WITH FOWLER: Follow @GWSBFowler on Twitter and friend the F. David Fowler Career Center on Facebook for career fair tips, important reminders, and more!
Business professional attire (a suit) is required for all attendees.


NEW! Financial Literacy Seminar Series

Please join us for the kickoff of the fall 2012 Financial Literacy Seminar Series (FLSS) on Thursday, September 20. The seminar series will begin with a distinguished financial literacy speaker, Professor Sheldon Garon of Princeton University. He will offer an overview of his recent book, “Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves.” The presentation will reflect research and conclusions on the role government policies have in shaping the spending culture of Americans and the saving culture of Europe and East Asia. It will also offer a perspective on how American policies may have influenced the financial crisis.

The FLSS will be hosted at the George Washington University School of Business, Duquès Hall, Room 652, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Dean’s reception area of Duquès Hall, 6th floor. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

The FLSS is a joint initiative of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and the Global Center for Financial Literacy at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). In the fall term, the seminars convene every other Thursday at GWSB. Additional information about the seminar series and directions to GWSB are provided on our website at http://business.gwu.edu/flss/.  Please contact us at finlitseries@gwu.edu if you have questions about the FLSS.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 20

The Steering Committee,
Annamaria Lusardi, GWSB
John Sabelhaus, FRB
Jeanne Hogarth, FRB
Claudia Sahm, FRB
Joanne Hsu, FRB
Alex Kaufman, FRB
Geng Li, FRB
Ellen Merry, FRB
Max Schmeiser, FRB
John Wall, GWSB


NEW! GWWIB’s First GBM

Join GW Women in Business (GWWIB) for our first General Body Meeting of the year on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 pm in Duques 451. In addition to sharing our programming and event plans for the year, we'll hear from a panel of recent alumnae about the impact that GWWIB has had on their early careers. Membership forms will be available at the meeting. Men and women of all majors, years, and interests are welcome. For questions, email us at gwwib@gwu.edu


NEW! Law School Admissions Panel Discussion

How do you get into law school?  Then, once you've gotten in, how do you pay for it and get a job when you're done?

Meet with two professionals whose jobs are to help you with all three things:

Therese Lambert is Director of Student Recruiting at University of Miami School of Law.  Ms. Lambert has been at the law school since 1983 where she started as Director of the School of Law’s Career Planning Center. In this role, Ms. Lambert assisted students and alumni in finding jobs locally and nationally. She has been Director of Student Recruitment since 1985. In this capacity, she oversees all student recruitment efforts on and off-campus, including extensive outreach to pre-law organizations and pre-law advisors. Ms. Lambert has been on countless panels, including presentations to pre-law student groups, and as a presenter at pre-law advisor conferences (regional and national), and Law School Admission Council National Conferences. 
 
José Ivan Román is Assistant Director for Admissions in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at Boston College Law School. He has been a part of the law school admissions profession since 2006.  Prior to joining the staff at Boston College Law School, José served as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University.  José currently serves on the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Services & Programs Committee.  He is also Chair of the Network of Minority Law School Admissions Officers.

Where: Monroe 114

When: Thursday, September 20, 6:00 - 7:00

Come when you can, stay as long as you can.  Casual attire is ok.


NEW! Math & Stats Education Day at GW

Sponsored by GW's Teaching and Learning Collaborative

November 16, 2012

This all-day event will feature morning presentations and panel
discussions by noted speakers on contemporary issues in the teaching of
mathematics and statistics ("Pedagogies for Mathematics and Statistics
Courses") and an afternoon hands-on "Workshop on Computational Tools for
Teaching Statistics."

The event is free, and includes lunch for all-day participants.  For
more information and to register, point your browser to
http://tlc.provost.gwu.edu/math-stats-education-day-gw


NEW! AKPsi Rush Schedule

Grow, Innovate, Lead: Alpha Kappa Psi
Rush dates for AKPsi, the largest and oldest professional business fraternity, are as follows:
September 25 : Information Session in Duques 453 from 8pm – 9pm.
October 1: Meet & Greet in the Thurston Piano Lounge from 7pm – 9pm. Refreshments will be provided!
October 2: Meet & Greet in the Ivory Tower Community Room from 7pm – 9pm. Refreshments will be provided!
October 3: Professional Event in Duques 451 from 7pm – 9pm. Refreshments will be provided!
October 5: Mocktails at Tonic! Invite only. 8pm – 10pm.


DEADLINE: New York Career Trek Applications

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2012 New York Career Trek
November 7-9, 2012

 APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!
Deadline: September 27, 2012

 

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

Application includes:

• Application form
• Essay questions
• Resume sent to F. David Fowler Career Center
• Group Interview
**Selected participants will be required to attend a pre-Trek workshop**

Follow us at @GWSBNYTrek

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs: 202-994-7536 or ugradbus@gwu.edu.


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. 


Upcoming Study Abroad Events

GW Study Abroad Fair 2012

Monday, September 24
11am-3pm
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 gwsbabroad.blogspot.com/


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 GWSBmag@gwu.edu with your full name, class year, and major/concentration.


Opportunities for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Apply for to participate in REU.

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is accepting applications for the Academic Year.  Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors with a 3.0 GPA are encouraged to apply. The REU program matches students with real research projects based on interest. Students work closely with a faculty member, and learn both tangible research skills and topical information. This is paid position, with students earning between $10-12 per hour.  Availability of positions is dependent upon current faculty projects.  Applications, and additional information, can be found here on the GWSB website.

While applications are rolling, priority consideration will be given to students who submit their application materials to gwsbreu@gmail.com by Friday, September 27.


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! GWSB Fall 2012 Career Fair: Where Talent Meets Opportunity

NEW! Financial Literacy Seminar Series

NEW! GWWIB’s First GBM

NEW! Law School Admissions Panel Discussion

NEW! Math & Stats Education Day at GW

NEW! AKPsi Rush Schedule

DEADLINE: New York Career Trek Applications

Events with the Dean

Upcoming Study Abroad Events

GWBusiness Magazine Article Submission

Opportunities for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

GW Tutoring Initiative

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