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GWSB Undergraduate News

October 5, 2011

Scholarship Opportunities Through GWSB

The Gene R. Cohen Scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing entrepreneurial studies. Students interested in applying for this award should submit their application form along with their resume, letter of recommendation and essay to ugradbus@gwu.edu by Monday, October 31, 2011.

The Charles and Florence Diehl Student Prize supports an annual award to a senior undergraduate student concentrating in Finance. Students interested in applying for this award should submit their application form along with their resume, letter of recommendation and essay to ugradbus@gwu.edu by Monday, October 31, 2011.

Questions about either award should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Programs at ugradbus@gwu.edu.


ACG National Capital 2012-2013 Scholarship Nominations

The Office of Undergraduate Programs is requesting faculty nominations for the ACG National Capital 2012-2013 Scholarship Program. Faculty are strongly encouraged to nominate students. If students are interested, they should connect with faculty to craft the nomination. Nominations should include the application form as well as a 2-3 paragraph justification as to why the student should be considered for the award. For more information on the scholarship and the application form click here. Nominations should be submitted to ugradbus@gwu.edu by November 11, 2011.


Presidential Administrative Fellow (PAF) Information Sessions

Interested in becoming a Presidential Administrative Fellow (PAF)?

Check out one of the five informational sessions offered this fall. All interested applicants must attend an information session.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the Multicultural Student Services Center, 209
Monday, October 10 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in Duquès, 652
Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in Funger, 210
Friday, October 21, 2011 from 5:00PM - 6:30 PM in the SMPA, 309

Also, come out to the PAF Open House
Sun, 10/23/2011- 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the South Hall Lounge

Seniors, this is a great chance to get some of your last minute questions answered. Juniors, this is your chance to get information about the PAF Program!

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The PAF program offers graduating GW seniors the opportunity to pursue a Master’s Degree at GW, while concurrently provides administrative experience within GW offices (Does not include Medical or Law students). In return, Fellows are asked for a two year commitment towards advancing The George Washington University community, by serving as ambassadors through academic, professional, and personal involvement.

The Fellowship provides tuition and fees covering a two year graduate program and provides housing and departmental stipends.

For more information on PAF visit our:

Website at http://gwired.gwu.edu/paf
Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/gwpaf
Twitter page GWPAF


Dolphin Tank - Pitch Practice Sessions

Do you have a cool business idea? You're Invited!

DOLPHIN TANK - Pitch Practice Sessions Scheduled
This isn't about Sharks or Dragons or a competition for who has the best idea of the moment, it's about getting actionable insights from knowledgeable people who just might help you make a change in your message that makes all the difference in what opportunities come your way.

What happens in the Dolphin Tank?

You stand up and give your 2 minute pitch to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, industry experts and/or investors. (a special 'mad libs' outline is available if you need a cheat sheet) . With participation from the audience, the panel leads a discussion of what worked and what didn't, and gives useful feedback on how to make changes so you can attract investor, partner or customer interest or just get ideas on how to take the next step.

It's a most supportive and eye opening, light bulbs going off, experience. Nothing adversarial about it and no 'Debbie Downers' allowed. We swim alongside you, helping you find a message that is concise and compelling. So come practice your pitch, get friendly feedback you can use right away for your Pitch George debut or to prepare for the GWU Spring Business Plan Competition.

PLACE: Duquès 650
DATE and TIME: 6:00 - 8:00pm
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Accounting Student Scholarship Opportunity

CPAexcel is offering scholarships to accounting students again this fall. Students may register for a scholarship at http://www.cpaexcel.com/scholarship.
Students must be taking at least one accounting course to win. Recipients will be announced on December 5, 2011. Awards include:

1 Grand Prize - $2,500 Cash Scholarship + CPAexcel Video Gold Medal Course ($1,690 value)
5 First Prizes - CPAexcel Video Gold Medal Course ($1,690 value)
25 Second Prizes - CPAexcel Online Video Self Study Course ($1,335 value)


21st Annual Gibbs Oration and 5th Annual Coile Lectureship

We cordially invite you to The George Washington University’s Department of Health Services Management and Leadership Alumni Association’s 21st Annual Gibbs Oration and 5th Annual Coile Lectureship on Friday, November 11, 2011 beginning at 12:30pm. This annual health care conference brings together health care leaders, alumni, students, and faculty, giving the attendees an opportunity for networking and conversation about the future of health care delivery systems.

This year’s conference features two sensational healthcare leaders – one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 most influential people, Mr. Trevor Fetter, and noted healthcare visionary and futurist, Mr. Michael Sachs.

Mr. Fetter has been the President and CEO of Tenet Healthcare Corporate (Tenet) since 2003. Tenet is ranked in the Top 10 largest healthcare systems in the country. Every year since the survey’s inception in 2002, Mr. Fetter is one of only 12 people recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare”. In 2010, he was named one of the 30 Most Powerful People in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review and one of the best CEOs in his industry sector in a 2009 poll published by Institutional Investor.

Mr. Sachs is Founder and Chairman of Sg2 and a noted health care industry strategist and visionary. Sg2 analyzes the impact of changes in the business and technology of health care. Its clients range from national health care systems to leading academic research institutions, from health plans to medical product suppliers.

It will be an afternoon of intelligent conversations as Mr. Fetter talks about how major health care organizations conform to the changes in the industry and as Mr. Sachs projects the future of health care in the United States. This year’s event promises to be valuable to any leader or student, at any point of their career.

For details about the Gibbs Oration and the speakers or to register, visit: http://www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/connect/gibbs/gibbsoration.cfm
Questions: Contact Faiza Haseeb, the Student Representative, at faizah@gwmail.gwu.edu.


The Hartford's Achieve Without Limits Contest

The Hartford’s Achieve Without Limits contest asks participants to submit a short video and brief essay through their Facebook page describing a goal they would like to achieve in small business growth, health and fitness or community service.

Rules Overview

To enter you must share your video using the form below, submit a brief essay (150 words or less) and fill out your contact information (you must be 18 or over, and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. states and DC). Videos must be 60-90 seconds in length, and your entry should describe a goal that you're passionate about achieving in small business growth, health & fitness or community service. There are three ways to share your video: record right on the page, upload a previously recorded video, or share a link to a video sharing site.

Category Descriptions:

Small Business Growth — This category is for current small business owners looking to improve their business. Examples of a small business goal might be achieving a certain profit by end-of-year, obtaining additional customers or moving your business from online to storefront.

Health & Fitness — This category is for people looking to improve their overall health and fitness or achieve a personal goal. Examples of a health & fitness goal might be losing a certain amount of weight, lowering your cholesterol, completing a marathon or leading your family to be more healthy and active.

Community Service — This category is for people looking to improve their neighborhood or community. Examples of a community service goal might be starting a recycling program in your town, raising a certain amount of money for a charity or hosting your own charity event.

Entry deadline is October 21, 2011, and you must complete all three steps to be entered into the contest.


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 business.gwu.edu/ugrad/cocurricular or send us an email at getaway@gwu.edu.

*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.

Standard Registration: $250 by October 14, 2011

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

Follow us on Twitter @GWSBNYTrek to find out first about Trek updates.

For more information and the registration form visit: business.gwu.edu/ugrad/cocurricular


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.

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NEW! Scholarship Opportunities Through GWSB

NEW! ACG National Capital 2012-2013 Scholarship Nominations

NEW! Presidential Administrative Fellow (PAF) Information Sessions

Dolphin Tank - Pitch Practice Sessions

Accounting Student Scholarship Opportunity

21st Annual Gibbs Oration and 5th Annual Coile Lectureship

The Hartford's Achieve Without Limits Contest

Mintz Sophomore Getaway Registartion Now Open

New York Career Trek Registration Now Open

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

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