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GWSB Undergraduate News

November 7, 2012


NEW! Zipcar’s Founder, Robin Chase, to Speak at GW

Sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) and U.S. State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP).

When: November 9, 2012 at 4:00pm-5:00pm in Duques Hall Room 151.

"Robin Chase has already changed the way we drive, but she's not satisfied. Now she wants to change the way we live as well."-Harvard Gazette

For more information, click here.


NEW! Recruiter Ready Panel Series

The Undergraduate Business Association (UBA) in conjunction with the F. David Fowler Career Center has rescheduled its second annual “Recruiter Ready Panel Series” on November 13, 2012 . The event features partners and recruiters from the finance & accounting fields. Moderated by GWSB alumni Betsy Smith and Lara Gori, the panel will discuss the transition from the recruiting cycle to the workplace and what it means to be “recruiter ready”. Featured panelists will hail from various companies including: Ernst & Young, PwC, Fidelity Investments and Bank of America. The panel will take place from 5:30-7PM with a networking session to follow. The panel is in Duques 451 (Minerva Room) with a reception in the lobby. Business professional dress is required.

For more information, contact ubacareerservices@gmail.com.


NEW! “Global Competitiveness Forum: A Framework for Success in a Changing World”

When: November 13, 2012, 5:30pm in Funger Hall, Room 103

The Center for International Business Education and Research and The George Washington School of Business are pleased to offer a series of several events with the underpinning theme of how governments can help businesses today and how business-like governments can help build a nation's global competitiveness. This series, which will run between October 2012 and April 2013, will feature discussions by top executives, policy makers, and thought leaders in the area.

This inaugural session will feature a dialogue with Hon. Suresh Kumar, Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Business, GWSB; Recent Assistant Secretary of Commerce; Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service; and Former Corporate Executive at Johnson & Johnson and Hon. Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; one of the highest ranking business leaders in the Obama Administration.
 
For more information, click here.
To RSVP, click here.
For a flyer, click here.


NEW! Conversations on Creative Leadership

On Monday, November 19, the GW School of Business will launch Conversations on Creative Leadership with a focus on "The Arts." Hosted by Dean Doug Guthrie, the series explores the role of creative leaders in bringing together the business community, academia, government, and the nonprofit sector to solve society's most intractable problems.

“The Arts" will explore creative leadership through the lens of special guest Marin Alsop, conductor and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Profiled in TIME and named one of “America's Most Powerful Women” by Newsweek, Ms. Alsop will discuss being—and becoming—a “first woman” in a male-dominated profession and how leading an orchestra serves as a metaphor for leading society.

To register, please click here.


NEW! Undergraduate Course on Energy and the Environment in Spring ‘13

Over the next several decades, the two most important issues facing the country, in general, and in business specifically, will be energy and the environment. This is the subject of a new course being offered in January in the Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy. The course will count as an elective in the Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) major.

The course will focus on sustainability and renewable energy. Solar, wind and other renewable energy sources will be discussed and their economics examined. Fossil fuels will also be talked about, specifically their cost and availability, national security implications, and impact on the environment - the production of Green House Gases (GHGs) and role in Climate Change.

Sustainability issues will be examined, especially in the areas of the global availability of safe drinking water, water pollution and the degradation of major water bodies, as well as solid and hazardous waste management strategies.


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.

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


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


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.


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.


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.


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! Zipcar’s Founder Robin Chase to Speak at GW

NEW! Recruiter Ready Panel Series

NEW! “Global Competitiveness Forum: A Framework for Success in a Changing World”

NEW! Conversations on Creative Leadership

NEW! Undergraduate Course on Energy and the Environment in Spring ‘13

GWU Experts on the African Continent Series

Small Steps, Big Wins - Net Impact Campus Challenge

Mentorship Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity at the Newseum

EDENS smART Retail Challenge

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

GW Tutoring Initiative

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