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GWSB Undergraduate News

October 31, 2012


NEW! Financial Literacy Seminar Series

Please join us for a Financial Literacy Seminar Series session presented by Sarah Ducich of Sallie Mae. The seminar, entitled "How America Pays for College 2012,” will be held on Thursday, November 1.  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 PM. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 PM in the Dean’s reception area of Duquès Hall, 6th floor. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RSVP.


NEW! Tunisia Information Session

The information session for the Tunisia and the MENA Region Study Abroad Program (taking place March 9-17 2013) will take place on Friday, November 2, 4- 6 PM, in Duquès 258.

Click on the following links for more information
Study Abroad Website
Flyer


NEW! GWU Experts on the African Continent Series

Please join us for an interactive presentation by a George Washington University School of Business expert on the African continent. Recently, there have been many investment and entrepreneurship opportunities across the African continent that have lifted many people out of poverty into middle income level. As future business leaders, it is very important to be knowledgeable about these developments, the new consumer markets, and the investment opportunities. Our series will include, but are not limited to, topics such as African Banking, International Finance, Micro-Finance, SME, Multinational companies, and Diaspora Trade & Investments.

Our first speaker in this series is the Dr. Liesl Riddle, Associate Dean of MBA Programs and Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at The George Washington University School of Business.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Reception: 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Presentation: 6:00 - 6:45 PM


NEW! Small Steps, Big Wins - Net Impact Campus Challenge

Do you want to win prizes while doing good? Then sign up for the FREE Small Steps, Big Wins Challenge, by Net Impact. You can win both individual prizes and win as a school. Take action, such as volunteering, voting, or biking around campus. 

SIGN UP HERE TODAY!
Hurry! The Challenge ends Mid-December

WIN some of these great prizes!

The Trail Blazer Prize: Two free passes to Coachella 2013 for the student who earns the most points during the challenge.
The Impact Prize: A free roundtrip to any US destination on Southwest airlines for the student who earns the second highest point total during the challenge.
The Challenger Prize: Free REI gift cards to winners of periodic mini challenges.
The Campus Prize: Free custom t-shirts for all student participants on the winning campus.

Interested in Joining Net Impact? Email: netimpactgw@gmail.com


NEW! Mentorship Opportunity

Are you interested in China? Take part in a terrific opportunity to develop relationships with Chinese students from Nanjing University and Fudan University by acting as a Peer Mentor for the Winter Program in DC for Chinese Students from January 23 to February 12. Peer Mentors will be granted free attendance to Winter Program events such as a WASHINGTON WIZARDS BASKETBALL GAME with a tour of the Verizon Center facility and an all you can eat buffet before the game, a trip to Baltimore, game nights, and a movie night. The position will require approximately 10 hours per week of engagement with Chinese students. Many of the sessions will include free lunch. 

To learn more, or submit your resume, please visit the program website or contact Michelle Wheeler before November 9th.


NEW! Volunteer Opportunity at the Newseum

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s mission is to increase public
awareness of the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges
threatening to America’s future and to accelerate action on them.
Their upcoming event, Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond, is a
forum aimed to discuss what it really means for the United States to
go over the Fiscal Cliff and the urgency of the issue. Participants,
such as Alan Greenspan, will speak on the consequences of inaction,
provide their perspectives on the outcome of the election, and discuss
a fiscal policy agenda. Participants will also make recommendations
for the President and incoming members of Congress.

For more information, click here.


NEW! EDENS smART Retail Challenge

What is the EDENS smART Retail Challenge? EDENS wants to discover both new talent and new retail ideas and innovations among the best and brightest new minds from the country’s top colleges. This year we are introducing a retail challenge where students will come up with a retail store idea and then pitch it to us. The pitch must include a business plan, financial information and design ideas.  Please email here for more details. 

EDENS is a $3.5 billion private real estate investment company. EDENS develops, owns and operates community-oriented shopping places in primary markets throughout the East Coast. Our expertise covers a broad range of areas including pioneering concepts, creating the right merchandise mix, delivering seamless construction projects and maintaining ownership and management.


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 deadline has been extended until November 5th at 5:00 PM.

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


Attention Sophomores and Juniors

$2,500 Scholarship Awards Available!

The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of The George Washington University, is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Andrew Stergiopoulos Scholarship Award. Each year, the awards 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 in our website: www.Sterg.org. For the 2013 awards, application materials must be received by the Foundation no 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! Tunisia Information Session

NEW! GWU Experts on the African Continent Series

NEW! Small Steps, Big Wins - Net Impact Campus Challenge

NEW! Mentorship Opportunity

NEW! Volunteer Opportunity at the Newseum

NEW! EDENS smART Retail Challenge

Virtual Stock Market Competition: Win Cash Prizes!

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

GW Tutoring Initiative

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