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GWSB Undergraduate News

November 2, 2011

Fall Paris Info Session

Where: Duquès 453
When: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 5:00pm-6:00pm

Please join us for an informational session on the Fall Business Paris Program. We will discuss the application, deadline dates and important information you need to know. Questions please email

GW Tutoring Initiative

See the GW Tutoring Flyer or visit for more information about available tutoring services.

How Do I Become a Sports Communications Executive?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

6:30 - 8:30 p.m

Alumni House @ 1918 F Street, NW

Students and alumni are invited to an evening with GW alumnus Brian Sereno, GWSB '04, as he talks about his experience in the field of sports communications. Brian has served most recently as the Director of Media for the Washington Wizards where he acted a communications strategist and executed press conferences among other things. Brian recently came back to GW and is now the Executive Director for Athletics Communications for the Colonials. Join Brian as he speaks about his experience in sports media and communications and get a chance to speak with him about his career path. RSVP for this event.

Building an Ethical World Video Contest

The Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business recently launched a video contest for college students from around the globe. The Building an Ethical World Video Contest: Create, Share, Inspire encourages students to share their visions for improving the world.

The purpose of the contest is to:

• Discover the ethical issues today’s college students find most compelling and deserving of attention.
• Provide a public forum for teams of one to six students to share their vision for building a more ethical world.


Registration opened on October 17, 2011 and final submissions are due by April 16, 2012.

Prize Information:

Judges will award prizes as follows:

• First prize winner receives $3,000;
• Second place winner receives $2,000;
• Third place winner receives $1,000.

For more information, please see the website link:

Please feel free to email your questions to

Organizational Science Summer Institute

Organizational Science Summer Institute (OSSI)
May 13-18, 2012
Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Summer Fellows

To be considered for an Institute Fellowship you must:

* Be a rising junior or senior
* Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
* Have an interest in pursuing a Graduate degree
* Willing to commit to a week of intensive research training and
* Have an interest in studying topics related to organizations
* Be a member of an underrepresented student population

Institute Fellows will receive:

*A small monetary stipend
* Travel related expenses
* Housing and food
* Intense GRE Preparation
* Hands-on research with Faculty and Doctoral Students
* Doctoral Student Mentors
* Network with National Experts on Graduate
***An invaluable jump start on your Graduate Education***

For more information:
Application Deadline: January 7, 2012

TSTD 4900 Convention and Meeting Management

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

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.

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 Additional information on the program, as well as application information, can be found at

Deadline Extedned! 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 by Friday, November 11, 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 by Friday, November 11, 2011.

Questions about either award should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Programs at

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 by November 11, 2011.

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NEW! Fall Paris Info Session

NEW! GW Tutoring Initiative

NEW! How Do I Become a Sports Communications Executive?

NEW! Building an Ethical World Video Contest

NEW! Organizational Science Summer Institute

TSTD 4900 Convention and Meeting Management

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

UPDATED! Deadline Extended! Scholarship Opportunities Through GWSB

ACG National Capital 2012-2013 Scholarship Nominations

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