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GWSB Undergraduate News

October 17 , 2012


NEW! FInancial Literacy Seminar Series

The session features Mary Head of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Seth L. Elan of the Library of Congress. The seminar, entitled "Study Regarding Financial Literacy Among Investors,” will be held on Thursday, October 18.  Click here to read the study.

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.


NEW! Real Estate Development course to be offered in India & Germany 

**Application deadline extended to Monday, October 22.**  Professor Tom Guerts will be leading a Real Estate Development Cases course during the spring semester; some cases will be based in DC and two of the cases will be abroad (one in Berlin, Germany, and the one in Mumbai, India).  You can read complete details about the program on the Study Abroad website.  If you want to know if this course could fulfill a BBA requirement for you, please contact your GWSB Advisor.


NEW! AISEC Internships

AIESEC offers both paid and unpaid internships abroad to students and recent graduates in over 113 countries and territories. There are 4 different types of exchange opportunities: teaching, volunteering, business, and technology. Internships range for 6 weeks to 18 months. We will be holding information sessions in the coming weeks for all those interested in interning abroad!

Info Sessions will take place on GWU's campus on:

Tuesday, October 23, 4:30-5:30 Marvin Center 311
Thursday, October 25, 4:30-5:30 Marvin Center 301
Monday, October 29, 5:30-6:30 Marvin Center 402
Wednesday, October 31, 6:30-7:30 Marvin Center 403
Friday, November 2, 2:30-3:30 Marvin Center 302

If you have any questions, please contact Soraya Mohamed at vpogx-dc@aiesecus.org.

Visit http://aiesecdcexperiencesabroad.weebly.com/our-exchange-particpants.html to check out other students' AIESEC experiences from this summer.


NEW! GRAMMY U Internship Boot Camp

Interested in a career in the music or entertainment industry?

Thursday October 25 2:00-3:30 PM

For more information, click here.

RSVP HERE


NEW! GWSB Conversations on Creative Leadership Series

On Monday, October 29, the GW School of Business kicks off Conversations on Creative Leadership with a focus on "The City."  Hosted by Dean Doug Guthrie, the event will explore the role of creative leaders in bringing together government, the private sector, and academic institutions to solve society's most intractable problems.  

The first in a series, “The City" will explore modern civic leadership through the lens of special guest Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Additionally, the event will open with a panel discussion with the Mayoral Fellows MBA students who developed a five-year economic development strategy for the District of Columbia.  Both events will take place in Kendall Auditorium.  The event will conclude with a networking reception in Oglethorpe Hall for all attendees.  

To register, please click here:
 http://creativeleadership-thecity-2012.eventbrite.com/.


NEW! Virtual Stock Market Competition: Win Cash Prizes!

Alpha Kappa Psi is hosting its Stock Market Competition throughout the month of November. Invest $1,000,000 of virtual cash in your favorite Public Companies  and Funds to achieve the highest returns on a million dollar portfolio. First place prize is $100 CASH, second and third place prizes are gift cards to Tonic and Baked & Wired, and all participants will gain invaluable knowledge of financial markets. The entry fee is $10. Registration closes at 5:00 PM on October 31.

For more information about the competition and registration instructions, please click here.


NEW! A Message from the UBA

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 resource you need to plan and lead your own event.  Click on the links below to get started!

Facebook: Facebook.com/gwuba
Resource Request Form: http://tinyurl.com/9dg8a67

Are you a part of a new or existing organization that wants to become a UBA affiliate?
The New Affiliate Organization Interest Form offers your group that opportunity.  We offer Awareness for your organization via Back 2 Business and other UBA signature events, our social media and blog accounts, palm cards and posters, the GWSB Undergraduate Newsletter, and various other channels.  We offer Connections to other Undergraduate Programming, the Advising Center, F. David Fowler Career Center, Alumni Association, the Office of the Dean, fellow UBA Affiliate Organizations, and individual students in the GWSB community.  We offer Support for UBA affiliate organizations, logistically and financially, through regular UBA Affiliate Organization President meetings, and the Resource Request Form.

Facebook: Facebook.com/gwuba
New Affiliate Organization Interest Form: http://tinyurl.com/9fcua9g


NEW! Wall Street Journal CEO Council

Interested in volunteering? Please click here.


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.


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


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! FInancial Literacy Seminar Series

NEW! Real Estate Development course to be offered in India & Germany 

NEW! AISEC Internships

NEW! GRAMMY U Internship Boot Camp

NEW! GWSB Conversations on Creative Leadership Series

NEW! Virtual Stock Market Competition: Win Cash Prizes!

NEW! A Message from the UBA

NEW! Wall Street Journal CEO Council

GW Paris Information Session

Recruiter Ready Panel Series

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

GW Tutoring Initiative

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