Global MBA | C-Suite

Welcome to the C-Suite!

GWSB C-Suite Logo: Community, Career & Competence



August 6th to August 24th

  • Attendance is mandatory and all students are expected to participate in the activities during the program.
  • Please be sure to fill out the New Student Survey. The deadline for completion is July 15.

Before You Arrive: Getting Ready for the GW MBA Program

After Admission

Once you’ve paid your deposit, visit our Getting Started page to learn how to claim your GW NetID and set up your email address. Also, join the GMBA Class of 2020 Facebook page so you can start getting to know your classmates.

Check out our clubs and student organizations to start getting to know the GWSB community. You can also follow us on Twitter!

Plan Your Move to D.C.

Start considering your options and researching move in-dates, prices and neighborhoods. Since we are an urban campus, GW has very limited on-campus housing for graduate students, so be sure to start planning well in advance!

Don’t forget the two essential business school props: a laptop (if you have one) and business attire.


Arrival & GMBA C-Suite Schedule

Get ready! August is a busy time for new GMBA students. Your first weeks at GW will be a whirl of new people and experiences. There’s a lot to do and remember, but with a little preparation you can hit the ground running.

A copy of the GMBA C-Suite schedule will be posted here soon.

Prior to the start of the C-Suite, we invite you to attend a D.C. tradition, Jazz in the Garden! We will have a section reserved at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden on Friday, August 3. The music starts at 5:00 p.m. We will arrive early to ensure our group has enough space, so please feel free to come meet us and your fellow classmates! We will have food and drinks and picnic blankets — hope to see you there!

GWSB Career Center Summer Deliverables

One of the primary reasons an individual pursues an MBA degree is to enhance their career prospects. If this is your goal then rest assured that the F. David Fowler Career Center will be an active partner with you on your career journey.

Career management is a life-long process and success depends largely on how prepared you are for the competition. Your preparation will start early, even before you arrive on campus as you will be engaged in the required Career Roadmap course designed to accelerate your market-readiness for relevant internship opportunities. The deliverables for the course can be completed on Blackboard, an online portal to access course content across all of your classes. If you have any questions about the career deliverables, please email Jeremy Wood.

Deadlines Approaching:

We ask that you please complete the below career deliverables within 4 weeks of obtaining access to this course on Blackboard. Instructions on how to do this are below. Following this timeline will help ensure you receive ample career support prior to arriving on campus as the Fall MBA recruiting season typically begins within three weeks of the start of classes. We understand that the transition from work-life to campus-life is not always easy, especially if you are new to The United States. However, please ensure that…

  • By June 15, you have completed your CareerLeader Assessment and uploaded results to Blackboard
  • By July 2, you have completed all pre-reading materials on Blackboard
  • By July 16, you have submitted a​ draft of your resume using ResumeGenius to Blackboard (resumes received after July 16 may not receive coach feedback before C-Suite).

…so that our career coaching team can begin working with you well before you arrive here in August.

Summer Deliverables:

  1. Log-in to Blackboard: Within a few weeks of claiming your email address, you will be given access to Blackboard where you will find the complete course syllabus as well as instructions on how to complete summer deliverables. You can log in here or you can download the Blackboard App for iOS, Google or Windows.
  2. Complete CareerLeader Self-Assessment: CareerLeader is an online assessment that will provide you with a strong indication of your core interests, skills and motivators, as well as potential career paths that you are likely to enjoy and succeed in. Login information for CareerLeader is located in Blackboard.
  3. Complete Pre-Reading Assignments: Understand the key factors necessary to effectively conduct a job search as well as successfully manage your career over the long-term. We’ll revisit these concepts during C-Suite.
  4. Complete ResumeGenius Training: Watch this quick video tutorial on how to access and use the ResumeGenius platform to build your resume.
  5. Develop Your Resume:  Your resume is a key component of your job search. GWSB has a standard format that all MBA students need to follow in order to be approved for use on our career management platform. But beyond format, your resume content will need to reflect the expectations of employers who hire MBA candidates. The resume articles in the pre-reading should have provided a foundation on the S-A-R concept. In Blackboard, there are more resources you can use to create a resume that is the best possible reflection of your professional achievements and aspirations.
  6. Submit Resume Draft: Submit the first draft of your resume under the Assignments tab in Blackboard. One of our Career Consultants will review your resume and provide feedback so that you can make edits prior to arriving on campus. During C-Suite, you will participate in a facilitated group resume review with your peers.

We hope this gives you a good start for the summer. We look forward to meeting you in August!

Complete the Online Academic Integrity Module

All students admitted to a Master’s program at the GW School of Business are required to successfully complete the online academic integrity module.

The Academic Integrity Module will be available on Blackboard on August 1. You will be registered for classes by the end of June, and you will have Blackboard access after registration; use your NetID ([yourname] and password to sign in.

Complete the Online Academic Integrity Module

Brush-up on Your Quant Skills & Economic Knowledge

Get a head start by watching videos from Khan Academy or enrolling in a MOOC from Coursera, EdX, FutureLearn or Stanford Online.

We have also prepared a playlist on that will help you prepare for your Data Analysis and Decisions class. All GW students have a free membership to Lynda. To sign in:

  1. Click on the menu icon on the top left of the site.
  2. Click “Sign In.”
  3. Then click at the bottom link “Sign in with your organization portal.”
  4. Type in “”
  5. This will bring you to the GW sign in, put in your NetID and password.
  6. Proceed to the playlist.