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GWSB Undergraduate News

October 26, 2011

TSTD 4900 Convention and Meeting Management

TSTD 4900 (Spring Only)
Convention and Meeting Management
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:10am - 12:25pm
Dr. Soyoung Boo: soyoungb@gwu.edu

This course is designed to provide an overview of the following industries:
- Special Events
- Event Entertainment
- Conventions/Conferences
- Tradeshows/Expositions

The course is broken down into 3 main segments:
- Required infrastructure of the convention and meeting city
- Various types of special events that occur and its producers
- Various entities that service the event industry

For more information see the flyer here.


GWSB Job Search Teams (JST) Program – SENIORS ONLY

Are you a GWSB Senior and don't have a job yet? Jump-start your career search and join a Job Search Team (JST), a group of 6-8 senior year students with an F. David Fowler Career Center facilitator who meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to help each other navigate through the career search process.
LEARN MORE & SIGN UP: http://bit.ly/gwsbjst
DEADLINE: October 28, 2011
QUESTIONS: Email jobsearchteams@gmail.com


SAS Meets AKPsi

Come out to the South Asian Society's first ever business professional event. The South Asian Society along with Alpha Kappa Psi is proud to present our speaker, Pavan Arora, a successful South Asian businessman and World Bank associate, in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood who will be coming to talk about his experiences, struggles and successes as a South Asian in the business world. Mark your calendars NOW as this is one event you will not want to miss out on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in Duquès 451 from 7 to 9 pm. Attire, business casual. Refreshments will be served.


The New Geography of Innovation

THE GROWTH DIALOGUE

presents

The New Geography of Innovation

What it Means for Firms, Nations and Global Growth

featuring guest speakers
Dr. Maryann Feldman, Dr. Carl Dahlman and Dr. Shahid Yusuf

Friday, October 28, 2011 I 12:00pm-1:30pm

School of Business, 2201 G Street, NW, 151 Duqués

Speakers:

Dr. Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Professor, School of Public Policy, University of North Carolina

Dr. Carl Dahlman, Professor of International Affairs, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Dr. Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist, The Growth Dialogue, School of Business, George Washington University

Moderator:

Dr. Danny Leipziger, Professor of International Business and International Affairs, Managing Director of The Growth Dialogue

The Growth Dialogue, a network driven by a passion to see economic growth extended to as many places on the planet as possible, since without growth, it is hard to imagine sustainable development and improvements in people’s lives. The Growth Dialogue seeks to connect high level policymakers and thought leaders with those whose policy decisions can benefit from practical experience and the latest work on economic growth.


Health Care Law Presentation

Health care accounts for one-seventh of the US economy --- over $2 trillion dollars in 2010, and growing. As the US population ages, health care will play an even larger role both economically and socially. Who decides who gets what care? Who is in charge of the care for an elderly patient in a vegetative state? Which parent speaks for a child? If an insurance company is paying the bills, should it be allowed to refuse to pay for "experimental" care? Who decides what's experimental? What constitutes malpractice? How do doctors, hospitals, and health care systems navigate constantly changing legal and ethical landscapes?

These are just a few of the issues with which we as a country, and health care lawyers in particular, will be faced in the next few decades.

Come meet with Virginia Rowthorn an expert in the subject, Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 at 7:00pm in Phillips 411. Prof, Rowthorn teaches at the University of Maryland School of Law. Maryland is recognized as being one of the top law schools in the country for the study of Health Care Law.

As part of the presentation, Prof. Rowthorn will present a case study involving a gestational carrier (basically a surrogate mother who has no biological relationship to the fetus), a problem late in the (her?) pregnancy, the question of who has custody of the fetuses (twins), and who can direct the care of the woman. Simple, no? This is audience participation, so come early to get involved. There will also be plenty of time for questions about the case, health care law, and law school in general.

If you are interested in attending, please reply back to mgabriel@gwu.edu. You can come without doing so, but we want to make sure we have enough copies of the case study for everyone.


Graduate Assistantships for MS in Human Resources and Employment Relations at Penn State University

The Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER) is a two-year program designed for students anticipating careers in some aspect of labor and human resources or labor management relations. The Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations has two full graduate assistantships available for students with an interest in unions and the American labor movement. Of particular interest are students who want to pursue a career working for unions. The two-year graduate assistantship includes a full tuition scholarship and a stipend paid in exchange for 20 hours of work per week assisting one of the Department faculty with either research or teaching. The Department also makes a commitment to assisting our students in finding union internships and full-time positions with unions upon graduation.

Penn State LSER program has a long tradition of preparing students to work in the American labor movement. Our alumni currently work for a wide variety of unions including the United Steelworkers, AFSCME, SEIU, UFCW, the Kentucky AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Teacher, the Connecticut Teachers Association, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and the New York State United Teachers.

The Department provides coursework that helps prepare students for a career in the labor movement; provides mentors already working for unions; and has several faculty who have significant experience working for, and with, American unions.

For more information contact Paul F. Clark, Professor and Head, at pfc2@psu.edu. Additional information on the program, as well as application information, can be found at http://lser.la.psu.edu/


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.


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, 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


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.


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.

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NEW! TSTD 4900 Convention and Meeting Management

NEW! Job Search Teams (JST) Program - SENIORS ONLY

NEW! SAS Meets AKPsi

NEW! The New Geography of Innovation

NEW! Health Care Law Presentation

NEW! Graduate Assistantships for MS in Human Resources and Employment Relations at Penn State University

Recpetion for Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Tim Fort

Academic Success Workshops

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

Scholarship Opportunities Through GWSB

ACG National Capital 2012-2013 Scholarship Nominations

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