At the Center of It All

GWSB Undergraduate News

November 19, 2012


NEW! Meet our "New" Staff!

David Ruda

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs

David Ruda

 

What is the new role you are transitioning to?
I am transitioning from an Undergraduate Student Experience Advisor to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs. I will be working more closely with the Co-Curricluar programming, the First Year Development Program, and publicizing some of the great work that are students are doing. We will also be examining the GWSB experience to enhance the services and programs that we currently offer to students. 

Will this change the ways in which you interact with students? 
Yes, in some ways. I will not be directly advising students on the GWSB curriculum. However, I will still have interaction with GWSB students. I am thrilled to be working with such motivated and dynamic students to develop some new programs and improve the GWSB experience. 

What are you most excited about this new role?
I am most excited about the opportunity to work with GWSB students to create programming with a community service focus. Service has been a passion of mine for a long time and this is my first professional role that has included service in the job description. I am also really excited about the vision coming from this office for undergraduate students. There have been some changes in our office, but we are a team of professionals that really cares about students succeeding academically and developing personally and professionally. I am also excited to work with more of my colleagues across GW. 


NEW! Etiquette Dinner with Nancy Mitchell

Presented by the Multicultural Business Student Association. Please join us for an etiquette dinner on World Class Business Etiquette in the Continental Ballroom of the Marvin Center on November 26th from 6:00-8:00PM. $7 presale tickets & $10 at the door! Click here for more information.


NEW! Lemonade Day

DC serves to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs in our nation's capital. Some GWSB students are currently working with the DC community to bring Lemonade Day, a non profit national organization, to DC youth for the very first time! A free, fun, experimental learning program that equips and mentors youth through creating and executing their own business plan. Be a part of this inaugural event and help teach entrepreneurship to youth! Join us for some Information Sessions on November 26th at 8pm in Phillips 109 and November 28th at 6pm in Phillips 111. Check us out at www.facebook.com/lemonadedaydc for more information.or email Emily Massel at emassel@gwu.edu for more information. 


NEW! World Executive MBA Panel

Transforming Business Education: World Executive MBA Panel
Presented by Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
 
Date & Time: November 27th, 6-8 PM
Location: Marvin Center Room 402
Dress Code: Business Casual
 
Join Alpha Kappa Psi in our upcoming Executive MBA Panel! We will discuss how all academic disciplines can resonate in the world of business. As a representation of the eclectic diversity in the business world, these panelists have adept experience in the IT, Health Services, Communications and Engineering industries. These seasoned professionals will share with us their expertise in their majors and fields of interest and in finding ways to transform the business world. They will also enlighten the attendees with tips for success and how their skills were applicable to the modern business setting.
 
Refreshments will be provided
 
Executive MBA Panelists:
1) Sweth Chandramouli
Occupation: Network security architect
Industry: Currently higher ed/IT; formerly worked in Real Estate/Mortgages, business process consulting, literary editing, PR/risk communications
Degree: GWU; BA in Liberal Arts, concentrations in Philosophy of Language & Literature and Creative Writing

2) Rob Cantu
Occupation: Lead, Strategic Cyber Initiatives
Industry: US Dept of Energy
Degree: MS, Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University & BS, Computer and Information Science, University of Md

3) Brian Fricke - CISSP
Occupation: IT Service Management Branch Manager
Industry: US Navy / Military Sealift Command
Degree: National University - BS Domestic Security Management & Minor in IT


NEW! F. David Fowler Senior Career Night

GWSB Seniors, are you still seeking post-graduation employment? Wondering what you can do over Winter Break to maximize your job search??
 
Come to F. David Fowler Senior Career Night for the opportunity to:
• Meet the F. David Fowler Career Center's undergraduate career consultants and learn how they can help you make the most of your job search
• Hear tips on maximizing your job search strategies
• Have your questions answered during roundtable discussions with career consultants and fellow students
Open networking reception with undergraduate career consultants to follow - refreshments will be provided!

When: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Minerva Room (Duques 451)

This event is exclusively for seniors at the George Washington University School of Business. To RSVP for the event, please register through Eventbrite at http://gwsbseniorcareernight.eventbrite.com/ or drop by the Fowler Career Center to complete a paper form. We look forward to seeing you there!


NEW! Challenges in Corporate Governance

Challenges In Corporate Governance
The Role of Corporate Directors in CEO Succession Planning

The Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) is pleased to announce the next program in its ongoing series on Challenges in Corporate Governance. 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.
 
Our panel will consist of:
Tony Santomero, Chairman, Citibank
Julie Howard, CEO and Director, Navigant Consulting Inc.
Nels Olson, Vice Chairman and Co-Leader, Board & CEO Services, Korn/Ferry
 
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time: 5:00PM- 6:30PM followed by a reception
Location: Duques Hall 651 
   
To register (optional): http://icrceo.eventbrite.com/

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


NEW! Fundamentals of Financial Decision-Making

Title of new course: Fundamentals of Financial Decision-Making, ACCY 4900-10, CRN 27347.

Taught by Professor Annamaria Lusardi, Denit Trust Distinguished Scholar in Economics and Accountancy Academic Director, Global Center for Financial Literacy.

Description: This is a course on financial literacy that covers the basics of financial decision-making, from the power of interest compounding to the workings of risk diversification to the effects of inflation. It combines accounting principles with microeconomic and macroeconomic principles to provide a framework for saving and borrowing decisions, insuring against risks, and investing in stock and in education, among other topics. Students will be exposed to both theory and many practical applications, including applications to everyday financial management and to entrepreneurship. No prior knowledge of economics and accountancy is required and students majoring in disciplines other than Business or Economics are encouraged to enroll.

If you are interested in this course and want to know if it can be used to fulfill one of your degree requirements, please visit the Advising Center to meet with a GWSB advisor between 9:30-12:30, Monday through Friday.


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.


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


Marketing Design Intern Job Posting

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


Nominate a GW Faculty Member

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


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.


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! Meet our "New" Staff!

NEW! Etiquette Dinner with Nancy Mitchell

NEW! Lemonade Day

NEW! World Executive MBA Panel

NEW! F. David Fowler Senior Career Night

NEW! Challenges in Corporate Governance

NEW! Fundamentals of Financial Decision-Making

Adopt A Family

Thinking of studying abroad in the Fall 2013 semester?

Marketing Design Intern Job Posting

Nominate a GW Faculty Member

Undergraduate Course on Energy and the Environment in Spring ‘13

Small Steps, Big Wins - Net Impact Campus Challenge

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

GW Tutoring Initiative

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