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GWSB Undergraduate News

October 27, 2010

GW Battle of the Beltway Preliminary Round

Last Friday 5 teams from GW competed in the Preliminary round of the Deloitte Consulting Battle of the Beltway Federal Consulting Case Competition at The George Washington University School of Business. The top two teams will compete next at the final rounds on November 4-5, 2010 against students from American, Georgetown, Howard, Princeton, Richmond, Wake Forest and William and Mary.

Congratulations to the two GW teams
Vipul Goyal, Claire Niech, Kaylee Sager and Jake Stewart
Meshach Cisero, Jared Eisenberg, Alix Montes and Summer Huixia Zhang

Come watch the teams compete in the final rounds on November 4-5, 2010.

The UBA and Operation Hope: A Perspective by Alex J. Nesser

My name is Alex J. Nesser, and over the past several weeks, I have had the excellent opportunity to grow as a person, teach invaluable knowledge to high school students, meet many great-minded people, and be part of a project that aims to eradicate poverty in underserved areas through financial education. Allison Latham, the VP of Social Responsibility of the Undergraduate Business Association at GW, collaborated with Robyn Hudson, a representative from Operation Hope, to create the fantastic opportunity that I have been so lucky to be a participant. Together, Allison and Robyn created a volunteer opportunity for GW students to teach financial responsibility at our neighboring high school, The School Without Walls. The program runs one day a week for five weeks, where GW volunteers like – Jennifer Bhiro, Patience Olanitori, and myself – are privileged to conduct a one-hour session at the School Without Walls administered entirely by ourselves.

The experience has been enthralling, there truly is no feeling like being in front of a classroom of students where you can take your life experiences and impart them onto a younger generation with the prospect of increasing their quality of life. The most rewarding part of the experience is being around the students. They are an extremely bright bunch that has embraced our program with extreme enthusiasm and endless inquisitiveness. Besides the inherent warm feeling I get as an instructor, knowing that I am helping a younger generation live a financially responsible life; the best experience I have had with this program is the rush of excitement I get when I can literally see the “light bulb” go off in a student’s head. This collaborative program between the Undergraduate Business Association, Operation Hope, and The School Without Walls, is meaningful for me because I can step outside of my comfort zone, walk into a classroom, and teach valuable lessons to a younger generation that I know will assist in increasing their overall quality of life!

For future opportunities similar to this program, please contact Allison Latham (

Accelerator - Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute

ACCELERATOR – Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute – INFO SESSION
Wednesday, November 3 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Duques Hall, Room 620

Accelerator is an intensive four-week immersion in business designed exclusively for undergraduates and recent graduates in all majors. The program allows students to complement their educational background with real-world “grab it and go” instruction from top Owen faculty members and engage in consulting roles for companies such as American Airlines, Coca-Cola, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Tennessee, SONY, and many other top-tier businesses. Accelerator provides students with the opportunity to land a great internship, build skills that win jobs, and become “impact” and “go to” professionals from the start. RSVP for the info session through GWorkSB and by emailing:

IBUS 4900: International Perspectives on Green Business


New Service-Learning Course:

IBUS 4900: International Perspectives on Green Business

If you are interested in:

- understanding the global context of green business;
- drawing from best practices abroad and at home in order to promote their adoption locally in the area;
- developing a tool kit to incorporate green practices into business operations;
- gaining first hand experience with a green consulting project for a community partner;


Register now for IBUS 4900 for Spring 2011!
Thursdays: 12:45-3:15

(Registration is restricted to Juniors and Seniors)

For questions please contact Professor Helm at

Study Abroad Information Sessions

University College London Info Session
Friday, October 29, 2010
11:00am - 12:00pm
Marvin Center 411

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Info Session
Friday, October 29, 2010
2:00pm - 3:00pm
OSA Conference Room, 812 20th St NW

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, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:45pm - 2:00pm, Funger 222
More information is available here.

F. David Fowler Career Center Fall Career Panels

Fall Career Panels

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.

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.

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.

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.

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NEW! GW Battle of the Beltway Preliminary Round

NEW! The UBA and Operation Hope: A Perspective by Alex J. Nesser

NEW! Accelerator - Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute

NEW! IBUS 4900: International Perspectives on Green Business

NEW! Study Abroad Information Sessions

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

DNSC 4900: Business Analytics

F. David Fowler Career Center Fall Career Panels

Alpha Kappa Epsilon

Delta Sigma Pi Sponsored Blood Drive

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

Research Experience for Undergraduates Opportunities

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

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