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GWSB Undergraduate News

December 1, 2010

Attention GWSB Seniors!

If you are planning to graduate in the Spring 2011 or Summer 2011 you can now sumbit your Application for Graduation. The application is online (see link below). Simply complete and print the application and turn it in to the Advising Center in Duques Hall, 456. The deadline to turn in the application form in February 1, 2011, but you can feel free to turn it in early.

Toys for Tots

In honor of the holidays, the School of Business is hosting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation toy drive for local needy children (e.g. hospitals, hospices, shelters). Please see below for details!

When: November 30th - December 11th, 2010

Where: Drop off toys in boxes located on 5th Floor Graduate Student Lounge, Duques Hall

What: Any unwrapped toys for children under the age of 13

Local Marine Toys For Tots Campaign FAQs:

Question: What ages of children are eligible to receive toys?
Answer: National rules and guidelines permit distribution of toys to children from 0 up to 13 years of age. However, Marine Corps Reserve units are authorized to place further limitations on this depending on conditions in their areas. In [Worcester County!ListCounties]] the decision has been made to distribute toys to children up to 17 years of age only. We will also distribute toys to individuals that are over 17 in special needs cases.

Question: What are the criteria to qualify to receive toys from this Program?
Answer: Local social service agencies and other legitimate organizations are used to identify needy children and help coordinators distribute toys in the local community. This reduces the possibility of one family receiving multiple gifts. For the benefit of the Toys For Tots Program Marines, to the extent feasible, distribute some toys directly to needy children (e.g. hospitals, hospices, shelters, special children’s event, etc.).

Question: What kinds of toys are not allowed?
Answer: Toys with military theme. Toys related to weapons/law enforcement type toys. Toys with candy. Used toys. No chemicals (i.e. experimental labs, acid, crystal projects, etc.). The Toys For Tots Program does not allow these toys. Toys For Tots of the Marine Corps Reserve will not distribute toys fitting this description that are donated to the Program to children. Instead, these toys will be donated to another charitable organization.

Question: What kind of toys can I donate?
Answer: New, unwrapped toys preferably around the $10 or above price range. It is unsafe to distribute dangerous or dirty toys that could cause injury or illness to a child

Brainstorming for a Cause

Brainstorming for a Cause: Everyone is welcome to join GW's Capitol Advertising Club for a daylong marketing and advertising workshop. Members of the club will be brainstorming a new marketing plan for the Big Brothers Big Sisters non-profit in DC. Free lunch will be provided for participants. The event is on Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Marvin Center Room 413, 12:30-3:30pm. RVSP to

Dance and Dance Again

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM in Building J Dance Studio,The Movement Composition Class presents the culmination of their choreographic endeavors through a series of large groups pieces. The show is free, but donations will be accepted for cancer victim Raffaele Verde by Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. Ralphie was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor this past fall. He is a 21 years old Senior at Yale University. Ralphie is currently undergoing chemotherapy and should be finished by the end of December. Unfortunately, with his current condition, he will only receive one treatment of chemotherapy. Delta Sigma Pi is working to assist the family by helping offset the exorbitant medical expenses. This performance series is one way in which they will be trying to raise money for Ralphie's Fund. With Ralphie's positive spirit and a donation, we have faith that he will be able to overcome this cancer.

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 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!

GW Business Plan Competition

The GW School of Business
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence


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 for more information
and to submit your entry.

Materials must be submitted by January 31, 2011.


  • $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 for more information

Sponsored by Annette and Richard Scott

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

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:

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 -! 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 <> '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

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

184 Marvin Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840

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 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! Attention GWSB Seniors!

NEW! Toys for Tots

NEW! Brainstorming for a Cause

NEW! Dance and Dance Again

BADM 3001: Career Management Strategy

GW Collegiate DECA Looking for Executive Board Members

GW Business Plan Competition

FYDP Mentors Needed for Spring 2010 Semester!

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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