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GWSB Undergraduate News

November 14, 2012


NEW! Warby Parker Founder on Social Entrepreneurship 

Warby Parker founder, Neil  Blumenthal, will be discussing social entrepreneurship and the story of his successful start-up. Warby Parker is a line of boutique vintage-inspired eyeware for just $95 that donates a pair of glasses for every pair bought, bringing vision to impoverished communities around the world. 

Success Talks will be hosting the discussion this upcoming Thursday, November 15 from 4 - 5PM in Marvin Center room 404. After the discussion, Neil Blumenthal will be available to take the questions of any attendees.
 
To stay updated on the event, be sure to attend the Facebook event and check out the hashtag #WarbyParkerGW. Please e-mail success.talks.gwu@gmail.com with any questions. 


NEW! Entrepreneur Leadership Workshop and Start-up Clinic

The GW Private Equity and Venture Capital Club is honored to announce a special event at the World Bank, 'Entrepreneur Leadership Workshop and Start-up Clinic' to be led by Divon Cai, VP of Venture Capital, on Friday, November 16, 2012.

Information about Event: 
   - Panelist: Founder of Priceline.com among others as well.
   - Event Type: Special
   - Date/Time: Friday, November 16, 2012 / 8:30AM - 2:00PM
   - Location: World Bank Building, 701 18th Street, NW 20433

What to expect: 
We are focusing the MITEF techniques for Business Model evaluation on foreign startups in an extended daytime International event. The reviews of the Middle Eastern, African, and Asian companies will prove interesting in discussing their similarities and differences from the startups of DC. The focus of the event is Entrepreneurs, and the event is to be inclusive - involving more companies, more countries; more youthful entrepreneurs; more panelists; and more partner organizations than ever before.  Entrepreneurs can all attend if they RSVP in time by filling in your information below.  Student entrepreneurs are welcome and may take place in additional coaching activities!

Please click here for more information:

Please note that this event will be led by Divon Cai and she can take 5-8 students with her. Participants will be evaluating 14  Afghani start-up companies that will be pitching to 5 major venture capitalists. The student(s) who provides the best insights will be able to network with the panelist. If you are interested, please contact Divon directly at justrain@gwmail.gwu.edu to reserve a spot. Remember, space is very limited so contact her as soon as possible before all the spots are taken.


NEW! Free Sceening of "The Start-up Kids"

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012, The George Washington University's Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) and George Mason University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy (CEPP) are proud to announce a FREE screening of The Start-up Kids on Friday, November 16, 2012, at the GW School of Business (Duques 453).

The Startup Kids is a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. This engaging film contains interviews with the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting and many others who talk about how they started their company and their lives as entrepreneurs.

This Washington DC film premier will be hosted from 5:30PM - 7:00PM in Duques Hall RM 453 (Undergrad Lounge). It includes pizza, a presentation of the Global Entrepreneurship Barometer, and a film discussion.

Click here to RSVP today!


NEW! Adopt A Family

The holidays are fast approaching, and it's that time of year for George Washington University’s annual Adopt A Family event! Members of the GW community provide families and individuals in need with three gifts totaling approximately $60: for adults, one clothing, household, and fun gift must be provided; for children, please provide one clothing, one educational, and one fun gift.

In 2011, over 200 GW donors sponsored over 650 individuals identified by Community Partners such as Academy of Hope, CentroNia, the Latin American Youth Center, and the Transitional Housing Corporation.

Gifts may be brought to the Grand Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Marvin Center (located on the corner of H St. and 21st St). Drop off will be Tuesday, December 4th between 8am and 1pm. Please label your gifts, and bring it unwrapped in a gift-bag.  

If you would like to participate in Adopt A Family, please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/AAF2012 . You will be adopting by the number of individuals, not by families. Registration closes November 27, 2012.

Please feel free to contact Marissa Tarulli or Lindsay Noonan at gw.aaf2012@gmail.com or at 202-994-5492 if you have any questions.


NEW! Challenges In Corporate Governance

The Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) at the GW School of Business is pleased to announce the next program in its ongoing series on Challenges in Corporate Governance. The program will be sponsored jointly by ICR and C-LEAF, The Center for Law, Economics, and Finance at the GW Law School.  One of the most important responsibilities of a Corporate Board is developing a succession plan for the CEO, both for the long term and for emergencies. The panel will discuss how Boards carry out this role in practice, what they consider, and how they organize to have an effective process and outcome.

Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Role of Corporate Directors in CEO Succession Planning
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time: 5:00PM- 6:30PM followed by a reception
Location: Duques Hall 651
Address: 2201 G Street, NW, Washington, DC  20052
  
To register (optional): http://icrceo.eventbrite.com/

If you have any questions, please contact:
Patti Niles at pniles@gwu.edu


NEW! Thinking of studying abroad in the Fall 2013 semester?

Then apply for the Focus on Fall Abroad Community!

Come to a FOFAC Information Session to hear more about the program!
All sessions held in the Office for Study Abroad, Marvin Center 5th Floor.

November
Thursday, November 13th 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Monday, November 18th 1:00 – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, November 28th 4:00 – 4:30 pm

December
Friday, December 7th 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, December 11th 12:00 – 12:30 pm


NEW! Marketing Design Intern Job Posting

Click here for more information about this opportunity with Partners for the Common Good.


NEW! Nominate a GW Faculty Member

Click here for more information to nominate a faculty member for teaching excellence.


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.


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


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! Warby Parker Founder on Social Entrepreneurship 

NEW! Entrepreneur Leadership Workshop and Start-up Clinic

NEW! Free Sceening of "The Start-up Kids"

NEW! Adopt A Family

NEW! Challenges In Corporate Governance

NEW! Thinking of studying abroad in the Fall 2013 semester?

NEW! Marketing Design Intern Job Posting

NEW! Nominate a GW Faculty Member

Conversations on Creative Leadership

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

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

GW Tutoring Initiative

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