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GWSB Undergraduate News

December 12, 2012


NEW! Meet our New Staff!

Sarah Meadows

Undergraduate Student Experience Advisor

 

Sarah

Job duties:  Advise undergraduates in the GW School of Business.
How long have you worked at GW:  2 weeks.

What do you like best, so far, about working here:  The people in the Undergraduate Advising Office. They have been very welcoming and have created a great team atmosphere.

What’s something your co-workers do not know about you:  I secretly believe that some mythical creatures exist, i.e. Bigfoot, Mermaids, etc.

Where did you grow up:  Dresden, Ohio

Any hobbies?  I love eating, listening to music, and running in that order.

What do you enjoy doing on the weekend:  On the weekends I enjoy relaxing and spending time with my friends. I attempt to do so by exploring DC and surrounding areas.

Favorite spot in DC: My favorite spot in DC is The Mall. I find it inspiring to be surrounded by so many national monuments and so much history in one place.

Favorite vacation spots: One of my favorite vacation spots is Kelleys Island on Lake Erie. I have great memories of family vacations here and love the laid back pace of the island.

Which superpower would you like to have: I would like to have magic because then I could fly and do whatever else I should desire.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what are three things you would bring and why: 1) My iPhone so that I can stay connected to family, listen to music and stay updated with the news. It would of course contain some sort of satellite device so that it could function properly. 2) Hunting utensils so that I may eat and protect myself. 3) A plant encyclopedia containing medicinal and alternative uses of plants so that I can utilize my environment to my advantage.

A favorite book:  Le Voyage d’Hector ou la Recherche du Bonheur

A favorite movie:  Elf

A favorite food:  Chocolate and Peanut Butter

E-mail: sameadows@gwu.edu


NEW! BADM 1002 Winter Reading

The winter reading for the Spring semester of BADM 1002 will be How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein.  
 
This book will provide a framework to think about service learning, as this will be our capstone project in FYDP this coming spring semester. The book can be purchased online. This book will introduce you to important terms and concepts that will be integrated into the coursework for BADM 1002 next semester.

The Office of Undergraduate Programs and your FYDP instructors look forward to your conversations about the important ideas you will find discussed in How to Change the World and what they imply for undergraduate business students.

We would also like to invite any GWSB student to read the book and attend our first Colloquium of the semester on January 25, 2013 from 1- 3 pm at Lisner Auditorium.


NEW! Undergraduate Business Association Student Satisfaction Survey

Take a 5 minute study break and help the UBA!

The Undergraduate Business Association is performing a survey to understand the feelings of GWSB undergraduate students in regards to their experience outside of the classroom. The survey takes no more than 5 minutes to complete. As an incentive, we will be giving away iTunes gift cards to 5 lucky survey takers as a thank you. Please be sure to include your GW Email address at the bottom to be entered into the raffle. The survey will be available December 21st.

The link to the survey can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/UBASurvey.

Thank for your time and we appreciate your assistance!
-GWSB Undergraduate Business Association


NEW! New Course on Energy and the Environment in Spring ‘13

Over the next several decades, the two most important issues facing the country will be energy and the environment. This is the subject of a new course being offered in January by the Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy: SMPP 4900 - Energy & Environmental Venture Capital. This course will count as an elective in the Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) major.
 
The class will focus on sustainability and renewable energy sources, especially solar and wind energies as well as fossil fuels. 
 
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.
 
If you are not a BEPP student and want to find out if this course will fulfill any of your degree requirements, come in to meet with a GWSB advisor during Express Advising: Monday through Friday, 9:30AM -12:30PM.

NEW! Financial Literacy Seminar Series

Presented by J. Michael Collins of the University of Wisconsin, Financial Literacy Seminar Series presents "Experimental Evidence of the Efficacy of Financial Education for Adults: A Cross Experiment Comparison,” on Thursday, December 13. A reception to celebrate the holiday season will follow.

The FLSS will be hosted at the George Washington University School of Business, Duquès Hall, Room 652, from 3:30PM-5:00PM. The holiday reception will follow from 5-6PM in the Dean’s reception area of Duquès Hall, 6th floor. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RSVP.

The FLSS is a joint initiative of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and the Global Center for Financial Literacy at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). In the fall term, the seminars convene every other Thursday at GWSB. Additional information about the seminar series and directions to GWSB are provided on our website. Please contact us at finlitseries@gwu.edu if you have questions about the FLSS.


NEW! Coming Next Week: Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Read next week's newsletter for information on three scholarships that will be available to undergraduate GWSB students!


Planning to study abroad in Fall 2013?  Consider the IBUS in Argentina program!

Applications for GWSB's signature abroad program in Buenos Aires will be available beginning Friday, Dec. 14 via the Study Abroad website. This abroad program offers students the ability to take all 5 IBUS field courses in one semester.  Check the Study Abroad website for complete program details.


Register for The 2013 Sports Industry Networking Career Conference

February 8-9, 2013 
Washington, DC  

Early Registration Discount Price Available Until January 4, 2013.

Please click here for more information.


F. DAVID FOWLER CAREER CENTER PRESENTS

7-Week Workshop with Dan Simons, Developer of Founding Farmers – GWSB JUNIORS & SENIORS ONLY

SIGN UP DEADLINE: Friday, December 14

DESCRIPTION: 7-Week workshop with Dan Simons, Co-founder of Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group and developer of Founding Farmers, the greenest restaurant in Washington, D.C. 

SIGN UP AND LEARN TO: • Cut through the formal business terminology and get to the heart of any matter • Interpret the actions of bosses and adjust accordingly • Self-assess & Self-correct within the parameters of the business environment • Identify and select role models and mentors • Build business relationships for the long-term

REGISTER HERE

QUESTIONS: Email Irina Orlova at orlovai@gwu.edu


Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion (OVPDI) is pleased to announce the Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion (IDI): A Grants Program.  The goal of the IDI grants program is to expand the capacity of the GW community in two ways.  First, to engage all members of the University in advancing the principles of diversity and inclusion in substantive ways; and second, to equip our community members with the necessary skills and resources to accomplish institutional goals related to diversity and inclusion. Students, faculty, staff, and units can apply for funding to support innovative ideas that advance GW's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Detailed information including the mission statement, guidelines and application can be found on the OVPDI website at http://www.gwu.edu/diversity.
 

The deadline for applications for the 2012-13 IDI grants is December 21, 2012.  Applications should be submitted electronically on the OVPDI website at http://www.gwu.edu/diversity or via email to diverse@gwu.edu.  A hard-copy of the application is available from, and can be submitted to:  Rice Hall, Suite 403, but electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants will be notified by January 21, 2013.


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! BADM 1002 Winter Reading

NEW! Undergraduate Business Association Student Satisfaction Survey

NEW! New Course on Energy and the Environment in Spring ‘13

NEW! Financial Literacy Seminar Series

NEW! Coming Next Week: Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Planning to study abroad in Fall 2013?  Consider the IBUS in Argentina program!

Register for The 2013 Sports Industry Networking Career Conference

F. DAVID FOWLER CAREER CENTER PRESENTS

Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion

Attention Sophomores and Juniors

GW Tutoring Initiative

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