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GWSB Undergraduate News

October 10 , 2012


NEW! Town Hall Meeting with Dean Bajeux

Wednesday, October 17
6:00 – 7:00pm
Undergraduate Lounge (Duques 453)

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Isabelle Bajeux will be holding a town hall meeting next Wednesday to gather feedback from undergraduate students on the School of Business curriculum. The event is open to all undergraduate GWSB students. Come enjoy light refreshments and provide the Associate Dean with feedback and questions about the current curriculum.


NEW! A message from the Undergraduate Business Association

The Undergraduate Business Association is looking for students interested in serving as Project Assistants this semester! Project Assistants (PAs) serve as a direct assistant to an executive board member of the UBA in executing the goals and initiatives of the organization. For more information, and to apply, click here. Applications will be accepted until Sunday October 14 at 6PM.
Have questions? Contact the UBA at ubaevp@gmail.com.

The Resource Request Form aims to promote an entrepreneurial atmosphere in the GWSB community.  This form is available to individual students and student groups interested in working with the UBA to plan an event or initiative.  Share your ideas with us, and if approved, we will give you the resources you need to plan and lead your own event.  Click below to get started!

Facebook Page: click here
Resource Request Form: click here
 
Are you a part of a new or existing organization that wants to become a UBA affiliate?  We offer connections to other Undergraduate Programming, the Advising Center,The F. David Fowler Career Center, The Alumni Association, The Office of the Dean, fellow UBA Affiliate Organizations, and individual students in the GWSB community.

New Affiliate Organization Interest Form: click here


NEW! Springboard Enterprises' Dolphin Tank™

Connect with local entrepreneurs and participate in an interactive fast-pitch session!

What? Springboard Enterprises is hosting a "Dolphin Tank™" elevator pitch session at The George Washington University for entrepreneurs, investors and aspiring student entrepreneurs. Who will pitch? Aspiring local entrepreneurs.

Why? The Dolphin Tank program is designed to be a supportive and eye opening experience with nothing adversarial about it. We "swim alongside" presenters to help them find a message that is concise and compelling.

What is the format? Each entrepreneur will deliver a two-minute elevator pitch and then receive feedback from a panel and an audience of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and YOU.  The audience weighs in on what worked and what didn't, and what changes the presenter can make to improve their pitch and attract an investor, partner or customer.

How long does it last? Each interactive Dolphin Tank is approximately 2  hours: networking to follow.

Who is in the audience? Students and members of the GWU community, local entrepreneurs who have "been there, run that",  investors, and other experts.

Where? The George Washington University, Duques Hall, Room 258
2201 G Street NWWashington, DC 20052

When? Thursday October 11; 5-7pm

Register here!
Please visit our website to learn more.
You can also email janaki@springboardenterprises.org or call 202-242-6282.


NEW! Lecture on Global Financial Centers

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Richard Yan-Ki Ho, Chair Professor
of Finance at City University of Hong Kong, as he discusses Global
Financial Centers.

The lecture will take place on Friday, October 12 from
3:00pm-5:00pm in Duques 651. Please RSVP to malda@gwu.edu  as soon as
possible.

Click here for Dr. Ho's bio.


NEW! GWWIB’s First Philanthropy Event of the Year

GW Women in Business invites you to join them for their first philanthropy event of the year.

The Dig Pink Volleyball Game on Sunday, October 14, raises awareness for Breast Cancer and supports the Think Pink initiative of GW's female athletes.
Admission is $5 and includes VIP seating in the Colonials Club to view the game. The game is from 1:00-3:00 p.m. that afternoon. You must RSVP for the pre-game reception with Associate Director of the GW Cancer Institute, Mandi Champman from 12:00- 1:00.

Learn more about GW's Cancer Institute and their innovative work helping cancer patients recover. Contact Nicole Chacin at nchacin@gwmail.gwu.edu  by Wednesday October 10, to secure a seat at the reception during which light refreshments and cupcakes will be served.

This is also an exciting opportunity for students to learn about our organization and get involved. This event is in partnership with GW's The Pink Ribbbon and the GW Athletic Department. All proceeds go toward the GW Cancer Institute (GWCI).

Click here to see the flyer.


NEW! Net Impact’s First GBM

Join Net Impact for our first General Body Meeting of the year on 
Monday, October 15 at 7PM in Duques 453. 

Who are We? Net Impact is a "community of more than 30,000 changemakers who are using our jobs to tackle the world’s toughest problems. We put our business skills to work for good throughout every sector, showing the world that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line, but people and planet too." Please visit Net Impact for more information!

At the meeting, we will be discussing:
1. Exciting new campaigns, such as "Small Steps, Big Wins" (you can win prizes!)
2. Existing programs (Do One Thing Campaign)
3. Leadership Positions: We have executive board opportunities and are accepting applications for the roles of Treasurer and Director of Internal Affairs. 
4. Committee Sign-ups: Become an active member in our organization

Please contact netimpactgw@gmail.com with any questions or to join our listserv.


NEW! Milk and Cookies Study Break

Wednesday, Oct 17
8-9pm
Duques Lobby

Join the UBA for a study break! While studying for midterms, drop by to re-energize, have a snack (there will some healthy, energy-filled options), and chat with the UBA.  This will be an excellent way to relax for a few minutes and stay connected with what is happening in the school for undergraduates.


NEW! GW Paris Information Session

Interested in studying in one of the world's most exciting cities? Join us for the GW Paris information session!

When: Tuesday, October 23
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Duques 420
Early Decision Application Deadline: December 15th. Regular Decision Deadline: March 15th

Below: Students attending GW Paris class.


NEW! Recruiter Ready Panel Series

The Undergraduate Business Association (UBA) in conjunction with the F. David Fowler Career Center is hosting its second annual “Recruiter Ready Panel Series” on October 30. The event features partners and recruiters from the finance & accounting fields.

Moderated by GWSB alumni Betsy Smith and Lara Gori, the panel will discuss the transition from the recruiting cycle to the workplace and what it means to be “recruiter ready”. Featured panelists will hail from various companies including: Ernst & Young, PwC, Guggenheim Investments and Bank of America. The panel will take place from 5:30-7PM with a networking session to follow.

Business professional dress is required. For more information, contact ubacareerservices@gmail.com


IBUS Entrepreneurship course offered in Ghana during Winter Break

"Ghana: International Entrepreneurship and Business Growth Strategies in Developing Countries", will be taught by Dr. Jennifer Spencer from the Department of International Business and students will travel to Ghana over winter break.  

You can read complete details about the program on the Study Abroad website.  This course can potentially fulfill a field course requirement for the IBUS concentration.  If you are not an IBUS student and want to know if this course could fulfill a requirement for you, please contact your GWSB Advisor.
The application deadline is October 15th.  


GW-CIBER Internship Stipend

All GWSB undergraduate and graduate students who have, or are seeking to have, an unpaid internship can apply for a stipend of up to $2,000. The applications will be reviewed by a committee shortly after the application deadline, and up to four stipends will be awarded. The application, accompanied by a resume and a short letter from the internship supervisor confirming the appointment, should be submitted via email with subject line “IB Internship Application - Last Name” to ciber@gwu.edu by 5:00pm on October 15th, 2012.

For more information on the stipend eligibility and requirements, and to access the application, please click here.


Attention Sophomores and Juniors

$2,500 Scholarship Awards Available!

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of George Washington University, is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Andrew Stergiopoulos Scholarship Awards. Each year, the Award are given to students in the sophomore and junior classes of GWSB who exhibit Andrew’s outstanding qualities, including academic and athletic achievement, leadership and vision. Traditionally, one or two Awards are given each year. Each Award takes the form of a cash gift in the amount of $2500. Award proceeds are to be used to defray tuition or work-study expenses, for a special research project, or to fund study abroad.

Winners of the Award are selected based on a short application, an essay and a faculty recommendation. The Award and the application process are described in greater detail at our website: www.Sterg.org. For the 2013 Awards, application materials must be received by the Foundation not later than February 15, 2013. Recipients of the Award will be invited to attend a luncheon or dinner celebrating Fellowship Scholarships at The George Washington University.

THE ANDREW STERGIOPOULOS FOUNDATION 184 Marvin Ridge Road New Canaan, CT. 06840


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! Town Hall Meeting with Dean Bajeux

NEW! A message from the Undergraduate Business Association

NEW! Springboard Enterprises' Dolphin Tank™

NEW! Lecture on Global Financial Centers

NEW! GWWIB’s First Philanthropy Event of the Year

NEW! Net Impact’s First GBM

NEW! Milk and Cookies Study Break

NEW! GW Paris Information Session

NEW! Recruiter Ready Panel Series

IBUS Entrepreneurship course offered in Ghana during Winter Break

GW-CIBER Internship Stipend

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

GW Tutoring Initiative

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