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GWSB Undergraduate News

November 17, 2010

Battle of the Beltway

On November 4 - 5, 2010 The George Washington University School of Business hosted the second annual Battle of the Beltway. Eleven teams competed in the event. Teams represented the following schools, American University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Princeton University, Wake Forest University and The College of William and Mary. Teams from American University, Georgetown University and Wake Forest University advanced to the final day and placed as follows:

First Place: American University
Second Place: Georgetown University
Third Place: Wake Forest University


GWSB Ambassador Program Accepting Applications!

Interested in advancing the GW School of Business through professionalism, dedicated service and direct partnership with GWSB Undergraduate Programs? Join the GWSB Ambassador Program and become an undergraduate student leader who represents of the School of Business to prospective students, campus recruiters and alumni donors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide tours of Duques Hall to prospective students and parents
  • Greet campus recruiters and escort them to the F. David Fowler Career Center before presentations and interviews
  • Represent the GWSB undergraduate population at various receptions and ceremonies

Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the GWSB curriculum and co-curricular programs
  • Embody a service ethic and orientation

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled student in the GW School of Business
  • Availability to dedicate 3 hours per week to Ambassador activities
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Satisfactory SJS record

Applications for the Spring 2011 semester will be accepted until Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Interested students should complete the written application available HERE.

Do you have additional questions about the program? Contact Betsy Smith at betsy@gwu.edu.


FYDP Mentors Needed for Spring 2010 Semester!

GWSB Undergraduate Programs needs additional Mentors for the First Year Development Program in the spring 2011 semester. Mentors for the First Year Development Program (FYDP) facilitate breakout discussion sessions on a variety of business topics and assist freshmen in transitioning to college life. Mentors have the opportunity to directly impact the undergraduate experience through their professionalism, dedicated service and direct partnership with GWSB Undergraduate Programs. For more information, please review the GWSB Mentor Application available HERE.

Please note that this posting is for Mentors to serve in the spring 2010 semester. There will be another round of recruitment to select Mentors for the fall 2011-spring 2012 academic year.

Do you have additional questions about serving as a GWSB Mentor? Please contact gwsbmentor@gmail.com.


AKE: An Overview of National Geographic


Discussion with NIST Director, Patrick Gallagher

Please join Dr. Leo Chalupa for a conversation with Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Director and representatives from NIST's laboratories will meet in a roundtable format with representatives of GW's faculty to discuss areas of mutual interest and potential collaboration. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period. Topics will include NIST priorities, cybersecurity, forensic science, modeling and simulation, energy, sustainability, and intelligent systems.

When: Thursday, November 18th at 2:00 pm

Where: Marvin Center, Room 403
800 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Space is limited, so please RSVP to askovpr@gwu.edu with "NIST" in the subject line by Nov 16th.


Focus on Fall Abroad Community Information Sessions

Focus on Fall Abroad Community (FOFAC) information sessions: Find out about the benefits of studying abroad in the fall, which programs qualify for a tuition award, what the application process is and much more:

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 3:00pm
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 2:00pm
Friday, December 10, 2010 1:00pm

All sessions will take place at the Office for Study Abroad
Apply to FOFAC now on our website - http://studyabroad.gwu.edu/?go=FOFAC! The registration deadline is February 8, 2011.


GWSB in NYC Mock Interview Program (Junior and Senior Marketing Students Only!)

Are you interested in getting interview experience while meeting with a top firm in NYC? Apply to have one 30-45 min. mock interview with a recruiter and/or alumni from one of the participating companies (Associated Press, NBC, Chandler Chicco Agency, L’Oreal, Ruder Finn). Interviews will be held on-site at the company’s office the week of January 3-7, 2011. Students must apply for this opportunity –only 20 spots are available. Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to/from NYC. To apply, you MUST be a Junior or Senior Marketing major. Please send a copy of your resume to Employer Development Consultant, Brooke Fina @ brookegwu@gmail.com by Monday, Nov. 22nd. Include your top 2 company choices. You will be informed of acceptance into the program, and interview date, time, and location, in late December.

For more information click here.


Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Case of Conflict-Free Minerals

Please join the George Washington University’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) for a panel discussion with board directors George Munoz, Donald Nicolaisen, and Karen Hastie Williams on the practical aspects of corporate governance using the new disclosure requirements of the conflict minerals section of the Dodd-Frank Act as a catalyst for the discussion. The panel will be introduced by Cynthia A. Glassman, Senior Research Scholar at the ICR and former SEC Commissioner and moderated by Catherine Dixon. For full biographies of the moderator and panelists, please visit the ICR <http://business.gwu.edu/icr/> 's website. Please join the ICR for a light reception immediately following the conclusion of the panel discussion.

Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 6:00pm in Duques 651. To RSVP or for more information, please visit http://gwicrpanel.eventbrite.com.


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


THE ANDREW STERGIOPOULOS FOUNDATION
184 Marvin Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
www.Sterg.org

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 www.Sterg.org 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! Battle of the Beltway

NEW! GWSB Ambassador Program Accepting Applications!

NEW! FYDP Mentors Needed for Spring 2010 Semester!

NEW! AKE: An Overview of National Geographic

NEW! Discussion with NIST Director, Patrick Gallagher

NEW! Focus on Fall Abroad Community Information Sessions

GWSB in NYC Mock Interview Program (Junior and Senior Marketing Students Only!)

Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Case of Conflict-Free Minerals

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

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