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GWSB Undergraduate News

November 24, 2010

GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek

Students on the Sports Management Trek at momentum.

Last week 47 GWSB students traveled to New York City where they split into three groups, Finance/Accounting, Marketing and Sports Management for company site visits and networking with GW alums. The students schedule included company site visits, breakfast with alumni, "There's No Business Like Sports Business" panel and alumni networking reception. Companys that the students visited included the following:

Finance/Accounting: Barclays, Citi, Ernst & Young, Ironshore, Jefferies, Jones Lang Lassale, M&T Bank, Moody's, Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer & Co. and PWC

Marketing: BBDO, Chandler Chicco, Mindshare, Mother New York and Ogilvy

Sports Management: momentum, The New York Mets, NBA, NFL and NHL

If you are a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in these fields we hope you will join us next year!

NY Trek Student Leaders at Alumni Networking Reception.


BADM 3001: Career Managment Strategy


GW Collegiate DECA Looking for Executive Board Members

GW Collegiate DECA is looking for talented and committed students to be a part of their executive board! If you are interested,please send the following items to gwdeca@gmail.com: your resume and a cover letter that includes your previous leadership experience, why you would like to become part of the executive board, and leadership positions that you would be interested in fulfilling by December 3rd! Please note that being a part of DECA in high school is not necessary to be a part of the executive board. GW Collegiate DECA is all about preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and tourism, and international business to colleges around the globe. To find out more about Collegiate DECA visit www.deca.org!


GW Business Plan Competition


The GW School of Business
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

GOT A GREAT IDEA FOR A NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE?

Test your entrepreneurial spirit and
business savvy in the GW Business Plan Competition!

Finalists will compete for
$50,000 in total prize money for their ventures.

Visit us at www.gwbizplan.com for more information
and to submit your entry.

Materials must be submitted by January 31, 2011.

WHY ENTER?

  • $25,000 first–place prize to launch your business
  • Separate $10,000 prize for best undergrad team
  • Gain real–world experience
  • Learn from senior–level business mentors how to write and present your business ideas

Visit www.gwbizplan.com for more information

Sponsored by Annette and Richard Scott


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


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.


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! GWSB Undergraduate New York Career Trek

NEW! BADM 3001: Career Management Strategy

NEW! GW Collegiate DECA Looking for Executive Board Members

NEW! GW Business Plan Competition

GWSB Ambassador Program Accepting Applications!

FYDP Mentors Needed for Spring 2010 Semester!

AKE: An Overview of National Geographic

Focus on Fall Abroad Community Information Sessions

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

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

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