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GWSB Undergraduate News

October 19, 2011

Spring Registration Information

Dear Students,
I hope that the fall semester is going well for you and that your preparation and completion of midterms will result in amazing GPAs this semester!

The Schedule of Classes for the Spring semester will post soon (www.gwu.edu/~schedule). Time is ticking and we all need to start the planning process for Spring registration. The registration schedule for undergraduate students is as follows:

Undergraduate Students:
November 8 Tuesday 90 or more hours (credits) earned
November 9 Wednesday 70 or more hours (credits) earned
November 10 Thursday 50 or more hours (credits) earned
November 11 Friday 30 or more hours (credits) earned
Undergraduate Students with less than 30 hours (credits) earned :
November 14 Monday Last names beginning L through Z only
November 15 Tuesday Last names beginning A through K only

On November 16th, registration will open for all students until the end of the second week of classes.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. each day - please be ready to go and logged in to GWeb with lists of alternate courses at 7; not 7:02.

I will need some help from you to make this registration process as smooth as possible. Please do the following steps twice, when you are reading this message, and then a few days before your scheduled registration day):

1. Login to my.gwu.edu
2. Check to see if you have any holds (Freshmen and Juniors and seniors without declared majors) - be sure to check for Advising holds). If you have holds, resolve them so that there aren't any surprises on registration day.*
3. Go into GWeb - check your unofficial transcript for how many credits you have earned to find your registration date. Remember this does not include any classes this semester. Be sure that all of your transfer credit (including abroad credit) is correctly posted. If you miss your registration date, you may be shut out of classes.
4. While you are in GWeb, click Student Records, and then DegreeMAP. Review your DegreeMAP, if there are problems, contact your Advisor via email below.

* - Attention Freshmen, you have an advising hold on your account. You are required to meet with an advisor prior to Spring Course registration. Attention Juniors and Seniors who have not yet declared your major - a hold will be placed on your account. Please see your advisor to declare your major.

Starting on Monday, October 24th and ending on Wednesday November 16th, the Advising Center will operate on a total walk-in schedule. Our walk-in advising schedule consists of the following expanded available times for registration advising:

Monday - Friday; 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, this means that we cannot schedule appointments during the total walk-in period.

Just in case you forgot, we are located in Duquès 456. Our phone number is 202.994.7027 and our email is gwsbadv@gwu.edu.

Your Advisor is assigned to you by your last name. Here is the chart of each Advisor's caseload and their email address:

Student Last Name Advisor Email
A-C David Ruda ruda@gwu.edu
D-H Larry Fillian lfillian@gwu.edu
I-L Jason Sparks jpsparks@gwu.edu
M-P (and 5-year/Honors) Maurice Cook mlcook@gwu.edu
Q-S (and transfer students) Rick Hess rmhess@gwu.edu
T-Z Julianna Hutchins hutchins@gwu.edu

Best wishes for a successful registration period and a fantastic rest of the semester.

Sincerely,

--
Larry L. Fillian, Jr.
Director of Undergraduate Advising and Assessment


Reception for Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Tim Fort

Join the Office of Undergraduate Programs for a Welcome Reception for Interim Associate Dean Tim Fort.

Date Changed: Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 5:00pm - 6:00pm Duquès 6th Floor Lobby.


MBSA Panel/Info Session by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

Looking to secure an internship at a top Wall Street bank, industry leading & global corporation, or a prestigious corporate law firm?

Attend the Multicultural Business Student Association’s panel and info session presented by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) on October 24, 2011 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Duquès 453.

The SEO Career Program offers challenging paid summer internships at top Wall Street banks, industry leading & global corporations, prestigious corporate law firms and Teach For America. Interns earn up to $1,300 per week, and 75% of eligible interns receive full-time job offers.

SEO has been featured in Princeton Review’s “The Best 109 Internships” and Vault.com’s “Top 10 U.S. Internships”. Internships are available in the following disciplines:

• Accounting / Finance
• Asset Management
• Corporate Law
• Corporate Financial Leadership (in Fortune 500 Companies)
• Technology
• Investment Banking / Sales & Trading / Research
• Nonprofit
• Transaction Services
For further information please email the MBSA at mbsa@gwu.edu


Academic Success Workshops

As the semester moves passed the mid-point and we all prepare for end of course exams, academic stress, issues of time management, and personal issues all come up. Coping with the demands of being a student at a University can seem trying especially as the semester comes to a close. Dr. Imran Riaz, GW University Counseling Center, will facilitate a workshop on coping with these issues and focusing on academic success. All are invited to attend these sessions schedule at the Multicultural Students Services Center, located at 2127 G Street, NW.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 3:00pm in the Multicultural Student Services Center, room 209
Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 3:00pm in the Multicultural Student Services Center, room 209
Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 3:00pm in the Multicultural Student Services Center, room 209


APA Paris Information Session

APA Paris Information Session

Friday, October 21, 2011
2:00-3:00 pm
OSA Conference Room
812 20th St. NW

The director of APA Paris will be hosting an information session for interested students on October 21st. Stop by the OSA to learn more about the course options, homestay placements, and cultural activities that APA provides. We hope to see you there!


GWSB Students! Gain Experience "Balancing the Budget" on a Special GWSB Project

Looking to gain real-world experience working with the financial and operational elements of a small business project? Worried that you don't have enough time? This project may be an IDEAL opportunity for you!

Working in a small group, GWSB students will develop an inventory control strategy and basic budget as amateur consultants to a special project of the GW Food Co-op. Students must be available on a volunteer basis for around 20 hours during the months of October and November to draft the budget and meet with the business project members. The group will also meet on occasion during the remainder of the school year to track the business’ success and growth.

This opportunity is available to GWSB Undergraduate students who have completed Financial and Managerial Accounting, and preferably Operations/Production Management courses.

Individuals can apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to ugradbus@gwu.edu by Friday October 28, 2011.


Challenges in Corporate Governance: Directors Responsibility for Risk Management after Dodd-Frank

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. followed by a reception
Location: GW Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, Faculty Conference Center (5th Floor)

To register: http://cgrm.eventbrite.com/

The Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) at the GW Business School is pleased to announce the next program in its ongoing series on Challenges in Corporate Governance. The program will be sponsored jointly by the ICR and C-LEAF, The Center for Law, Economics, and Finance at the GW Law School. The program will focus on Corporate Directors’ Role in Risk Management post Dodd Frank, with a particular emphasis on financial institutions. The Dodd Frank Act directs the Federal Reserve Board to require certain large publicly traded financial companies to establish a Board Risk Committee.

The program will commence with welcoming remarks by Paul Schiff Berman, Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, GW Law School and Doug Guthrie, Dean, Professor of International Business and Professor of Management at the GW’s School of Business. The program will include two consecutive panels, introduced by Art Wilmarth, Executive Director, Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) and John Forrer, Associate Director, Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR), respectively. The first panel will cover the perspective from outside the boardroom, and will address the role of directors in risk management from the viewpoint of a regulator, an attorney, an industry analyst, and a researcher. The second panel will address the directors’ role from inside the boardroom, including two board directors, an auditor, and a chief risk officer.

Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF)
GW’s Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) is a think tank within the Law School, designed as a focal point in Washington, DC for the study and debate of major issues in economic and financial law confronting the United States and the global community.

Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR)
GW’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) is devoted to becoming the world's leading intellectual center for scholarship in the field of corporate responsibility and a leading resource to the business community through business associations and the policy community through federal agencies.


Scholarship Opportunities Through GWSB

The Gene R. Cohen Scholarship is a $3,000 award for a student 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 is a $900 award for 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.


Mintz Sophomore Getaway Registration Extended!

Registration for the Mintz Sophomore Getaway has been extended!
Not convinced on why you should go?! Well let us convince you!!
1. It is a great way to get away from the city
2. Network with faculty and alumni
3. Meet members of the Class of 2014 and upperclassmen!
4. Lots of food, games and fun!
5. Awesome t-shirt
6. ITS ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
There is no better way to enhance your college and business school experience! So register today!
Friday, October 28th at noon till Saturday, October 29th at 5PM! [Plenty of time to go out and celebrate Halloween!]


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! Spring Registration Information

NEW! Recpetion for Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Tim Fort

NEW! MBSA Panel/Info Session by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

NEW! Academic Success Workshops

NEW! APA Paris Information Session

GWSB Students! Gain Experience "Balancing the Budget" on a Special GWSB Project

Challenges in Corporate Governance: Directors Responsiblity for Risk Management after Dodd-Frank

Scholarship Opportunities Through GWSB

ACG National Capital 2012-2013 Scholarship Nominations

UPDATED! Mintz Sophomore Getaway Registartion Extended!

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

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