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GWSB Undergraduate News

October 20, 2010

GWSB Paris Program

Dean Lawrence G. Singleton and GWSB Paris Program students at Normandy.

Dean Singlteon just returned from visiting the GWSB Paris Program and joined the students on a trip to Normandy. Don't forget to check out the Paris Program blog to see what all the Paris Program students are up to.

Inside the GW School of Business

Inside the GW School of Business
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Duques 650

Learn more about GWSB Dean, Dr. Doug Guthrie at this unique event for undergraduate students.

Business casual attire; refreshments to follow

Interview moderated by Director for GWSB Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Joelle Davis Carter


Advising Center Total Walk-in: October 25 - November 16

In preperation for spring registration the Advising Center will operate on a total walk-in schedule from October 25 - November 16, 2010. Advising hours will be: Monday - Thursday, 9:30am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 5:30pm. Friday, 9:30am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

DNSC 4900: Business Analytics

Juniors/Seniors - Looking for an interesting elective in Spring 2011?
Check out a new course from Decision Sciences taught by Dr. Lejeune.
DNSC 4900: Business Analytics
More information is available here.

Run with the Dean

Join Dean Guthrie for the next Run with the Dean Event, Thursday, October 21, 2010 7:00am. Meet at the corner of 23rd and G in front of the Lerner Health and Wellness Center

F. David Fowler Career Center Fall Career Panels

Fall Career Panels

October 21, 2010 - Duques 652

Consulting 10:00am - 12:00pm
Energy 2:00pm - 4:00pm

November 4, 2010 - Duques 255

Finance 10:00am - 12:00pm
International Development 1:00pm - 3:00pm

RSVP to panels in GWorkSB

For more information click here.

"How to Make It" Career Panel

When: October 25th, 2010 12:15 PM

Where: GW Elliott School for International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Room 113
Washington, DC 20052

What: The Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the GW School of Business at the is pleased to present a panel discussion in which “Rising Stars” in the culinary industry will discuss with students how to advance one’s career as well as the challenges and rewards of the hospitality industry. The Rising Chefs panel, chosen by, includes some of the areas most promising chefs, pastry chefs and sommeliers, which have been selected due to their recent rise in hospitality. The discussion will be opened by Professor Stuart Levy of the GW Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and will be moderated by Ms. Antionette Bruno, CEO of

Click here for flyer.

Please RSVP to: or

Alpha Kappa Epsilon

Alpha Kappa Epsilon is an International Business Honor Society is currently recruiting new members for the 2010 - 2011 year. Our mission is "To recognize and promote academic achievement, applied scholarship, best practices, and principled professional activity in international business and trade for educational,scientific, and charitable purposes." Through activities, such as panel discussions, we hope to develop professional relations within the field of international business and promote scholarly research.

In order to be inducted in to the society, you must have taken at least one international business course and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. However, our organization and events are open to underclassman who are interested this field of study.

We will be holding our first general meeting and information meeting on Wednesday, October 27th from 7:30 to 8:45 in Duques Hall Suite 453. If you are interested in international business, please feel free to come to this meeting in order to learn more about our organization. Refreshments will follow the information session. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Latham (

Delta Sigma Pi Sponsored Blood Drive

Delta Sigma Pi and The American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 9:00am-4:00pm in the Continental Ballroom, Marvin Center. If you are eligible to donate blood please sign up for an appointment! Blood in the DC area is much needed! Contact Stephanie Thompson ( for more information.

GWWIB's Young Professionals Mentoring Program - Meet & Greet Event

GWWIB's Young Professionals
Mentoring Program - Meet & Greet Event

Where: MC 309
When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 7:30 pm

Get to know GWWIB members & women from the United Women in Business Foundation who will be mentors in our YPMP.

There will also be a special guest from BCBGeneration & free gift for all who attend!

Members - Don't forget to sign-up here to be matched with a mentor and take part in this unique & rewarding program.

Study Abroad Information Session

APA Paris information session
Friday, October 22, 2010, 1:30 - 2:30pm
OSA conference room, 812 20th St. NW

An Eye on Food: 2010 Food Documentary Film Series

2010 Food Documentary Film Series

Invites you to join

Ana Sofia Joanes

Producer & Director
For a viewing of highlights from and discussion of


Tuesday, October 26, 2010 ∙ 7pm
Funger Hall 108 (2201 G Street, NW)

For more information and to register, visit

FRESH is the second in a series of films related to urban food issues to be screened on campus this fall.

Research Experience for Undergraduates Opportunities

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program allows students to work as a research assistant on a faculty members research project. Currently there are five opportunities available. An additional opportunity has just been added! Interested students should fill out the REU application. More information is available here. The application deadline has been extended to October 27, 2010.

Come Learn About the GWSB Paris Program!

Have you ever dreamed of visiting Paris? The Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa, Champs-Élysées, Notre Dame. . .
Do you want to go abroad but worry about finding classes that will fit into your BBA or BACCY program?
Are you looking for a program where you will develop strong relationships with GWSB faculty and other GWSB students?

The GWSB Paris Business Program may be for you!

This unique GWSB study abroad program provides an opportunity for business students to take core and elective courses while studying in Paris. This fall semester program lets students earn 15 credit hours while studying with GWSB and Foundation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) faculty. All classes are in English so students do not need to speak French to participate. You will also have the opportunity to visit exciting, multi-national companies like Moet et Chandon and Pfizer.

Come learn more about this exciting program. There will be an information session on:

Wednesday, October 20th
5:00 p.m.
Duquès Hall, Suite 453

Are You Ready for Some Football? An Inside Look at the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Date: Oct 25, 2010
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Location: Funger Hall Room 108
Description: Please join George Atallah, MBA '09, the Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs for the NFL Players Association as he provides an inside look at the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement and the contract negotiations.

In his role, Atallah manages the NFLPA’s media relations, strategic partnerships and fan outreach. Atallah’s extensive professional experience constitutes financial services, non-profit organizations, international affairs, government and politics. Through his career, Atallah has developed media relations and crisis communications strategies, and implemented corporate communications plans across various sectors.

This event is open to Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff of GW.

Register here:

Global Climate Solutions Luncheon Panel

On October 21, 2010, the George Washington University Institute for Sustainability Research, Education and Policy will present a complimentary luncheon panel on Global Climate Solutions. Climate change experts familiar with this issue in one or more countries around the world will describe the climate change challenges and opportunities faced by individuals, organizations, and societies in and beyond their respective country contexts.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Mark Starik, Director of the Institute for Sustainability Research, Education and Policy and Department Chair of Strategic Management and Public Policy at the GW School of Business. Featured speakers include:

Neville Williams, Founder, Standard Solar (and formerly of Solar Electric Light Fund - SELF)

Linda Yarr, Director of Partnerships for Intl. Strategies in Asia (PISA)

Taryn Sullivan, Energy Auditing Specialist, Efficiency Exchange (China)

Friedo Sielemann, Counselor on Environment and Energy, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

The event is free of charge, but registration is required. Please print your Eventbrite ticket for admission to the luncheon and panel from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on October 21, 2010 in the City View Room at 1957 E St., 7th floor. For registration, click here:

Any questions may be directed at Mariya Isayeva at

Pitch George!

"Great businesses start with great business ideas"


Enter your business idea, new product or service concept into the Pitch George Competition (Go to sign up TODAY)

Pitch George is an opportunity to present your idea, and get important feedback on the viability of your business concept and win start-up capital. First place winners at the graduate and undergraduate level receive $2,000 (See Awards section for full details).

High school students receive $750 first place prize.

Even better, the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) will help those individuals with strong proposals expand and refine their ideas into solid business plans to compete in the GW Business Plan Competition in the spring of 2011 where the first place winner receives $20,000.

An added feature to Pitch George will be the involvement of, and participation by, members of both the GWSB DC Metro area alumni and the Colonial Entrepreneurs, an alumni group of young entrepreneurs who will serve as judges, and/or mentors.

How it Works:

- Teams and individuals who are part of the GW community at large including graduate and undergraduate and local high school students can participate.
- The judges will evaluate how clearly each presentation communicates the idea, and how viable is the business idea.
- The three best entries in each tier—graduate, undergraduate, and high school—will proceed to the final round of judging, which will take place in a Duques Hall elevator. Finalists will have 3 minutes to make their pitch. Judges will determine the ranking of finalists in each tier: first, second and third place winners.
- The three winners in each tier will receive seed funding from CFEE to start up their businesses.

Important Dates:

October 23, 2010 - Boot Camp Learn what it takes to write an award winning executive summary and “killer” elevator pitch

October 31, 2010 Executive Summaries are due

November 13, 2010 Entrants compete in the Semi-Finals and Finals for major cash awards

GWWIB General Body Meeting

GW Women in Business invites you to our 2nd General Body Meeting!
Where: Marivn Center
When: Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 7-8pm

* The corporate site visits and schedule for The 6th Annual New York Trip will be presented and released!*

New members are always welcome. Head to for information on how to join!
We hope to see you there!

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Two $2,500 Scholarships Available

184 Marvin Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of George Washington University, is currently accepting application for the 2011 Andrew Stergiopoulos Scholarship Awards. Each year, the Awards are given to students in the sophomore and junior classes of the GW Undergraduate business school who exhibit Andrew’s outstanding qualities, including academic and athletic achievement, leadership and vision. Traditionally, two Awards are given each year, and each Award takes the form of a cash gift in the amount of $2500. 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. Please visit our web site at for further information. For the 2011 Awards, application materials must be received by the Foundation not later than February 15, 2011. Recipients of the Award will be invited to attend a luncheon or dinner celebrating Fellowship Scholarships at The George Washington University.

GW Law Open House

Next Friday, October 22, 2010, GW Law will be hosting an open house and information session exclusively for GW undergraduates and alum interested in applying to law school. The open house will take place at 2:00 p.m. in Room 101 of Stuart Hall, which is located at 2013 G Street, NW. You will be able to hear about the law school admissions process and the GW Law experience from admissions officers and current GW Law students who also earned their undergraduate degrees from GW. You also will have the opportunity to ask any questions you'd like. If you have any questions, please contact Senior Admissions Counselor Matthew Dillard at or (202) 994-7231.

SEAS Entrepreneurship Seminar: “Student Startups: From the Dorm Room to the Board Room”

SEAS Entrepreneurship Seminar: “Student Startups: From the Dorm Room to the Board Room”

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

6:00: Reception; 7:00: Panel Discussion

103 Funger Hall

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. This seminar series is sponsored by GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the GW Office of Entrepreneurship.

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NEW! GWSB Paris Program

NEW! Inside the GW School of Business

NEW! Advising Center Total Walk-in: October 25 - November 16

NEW! DNSC 4900: Business Analytics

NEW! Run with the Dean

NEW! F. David Fowler Career Center Fall Career Panels

NEW! "How to Make It" Career Panel

NEW! Alpha Kappa Epsilon

NEW! Delta Sigma Pi Sponsored Blood Drive

NEW! GWWIB's Young Professionals Mentoring Program - Meet & Greet Event

NEW! Study Abroad Information Session

NEW! An Eye on Food: 2010 Food Documentary Film Series

UPDATED! Research Experience for Undergraduates Opportunities

Come Learn About the GWSB Paris Program!

Consulting Career Panel

Are You Ready for Some Football? An Inside Look at the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Global Climate Solutions Luncheon Panel

Pitch George!

GWWIB General Body Meeting

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Two $2,500 Scholarships Available

GW Law Open House

SEAS Entrepreneurship Seminar: “Student Startups: From the Dorm Room to the Board Room”

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