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September 21, 2011

Mintz Sophomore Getaway Registration Now Open

Sophomores: Looking for a break? Attend the Mintz Sophomore Getaway, October 28th-29th! Get out of the city with your classmates on this FREE trip to Edgewater, Maryland to get the chance to work on your team building, network with professors and alumni, and have a great time!

Click Here to Register Now!
Signup by October 14, 2011

For more information, check out or send us an email at

*If you are participating in Battle of the Beltway, you can still attend! Check-in begins at 12PM on the 28th and we will return to campus by 5PM on the 29th!*

New York Career Trek Registration Now Open

The New York Career Trek is an exciting opportunity for sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in Finance/Accounting, Marketing or Sports Mangement to visit companies and network with GW alumni in New York City. This year's trek will take place November 2-4, 2011.

Early Registration: $225 by September 30, 2011

Standard Registration: $250 by October 14, 2011

Confirmed Site Visits Include: Beanstalk Group, Citigroup, Edelman, Google, KBS+P, Mindshare, M&T Bank, NFL, UBS and Wells Fargo

For more information and the registration form visit:

Attention Fall 2011 Graduates

Please be mindful that Applications for Graduation are due to the Advising Center in Duquès 456 by October 1, 2011!

The Application for Graduation can be accessed here:

If you have any questions, please contact your Advisor.

Elliott School Graduate Programs Open Houses

Are you considering graduate study at the Elliott School? You are cordially invited to attend one of our Open House events for prospective students.
Attendees will hear from faculty and staff about Elliott School graduate programs, study abroad opportunities, and career development. Reception to follow.

Please click on one of the dates below to RSVP

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
6:00-8:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at or 202-994-7050.

Information about these and other recruiting events is posted on our website.

Study Abroad

International Center for Development Studies- Costa Rica Information Session

Thursday, September 22, 2011
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
812 20th St. NW

Come learn about study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica with ICDS!

The International Center for Development Studies offers two thematic programs, one focusing on development and human rights and the other concentrating on culture and the environment.

IFSA-Butler Latin America Info Session

Friday, September 23, 2011
Office for Study Abroad Conference Room
812 20th St. NW

A representative from IFSA-Butler is hosting an information session to discuss their study abroad programs in Latin America. Learn more about programs in Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile and Mexico--and enjoy a free lunch. We hope to see you there!

Foreign Policy Series Debate: To Seal or Not to Seal - Addressing the US/Mexico Border

Foreign Policy Series Debate: To Seal or Not to Seal - Addressing the US/Mexico Border

Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

The World Affairs Council—Washington, DC invites you to a lively debate on whether the United States can or should “seal” the Mexican border as a means to address narcotics, illegal immigration, and other cross-border challenges. Moderator Miguel Roig-Franzia of The Washington Post will bring together the opposing views of Dr. James J. Carafano and Dr. Andrew Selee to discuss varying solutions and perspectives concerning this issue.

- Dr. James Carafano, one of the nation’s leading experts in defense and homeland security, directs the Heritage Foundation’s Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.

- Dr. Andrew Selee is director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, which promotes dialogue and understanding between the United States and Mexico.

Where: George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium

When: Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 6:30-8pm

A reception will follow the program. To register, visit or call 202-293-1051.

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:

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 (

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

If you have any questions please contact Michelle Wheeler ( or visit the GW Battle of the Beltway Website.

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NEW! Mintz Sophomore Getaway Registartion Now Open

NEW! New York Career Trek Registration Now Open

NEW! Attention Fall 2011 Graduates

NEW! Elliott School Graduate Programs Open Houses

NEW! Study Abroad

NEW! Foreign Policy Series Debate: To Seal or Not to Seal - Addressing the US/Mexico Border

Apply for The Compass Fellowship

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

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