REMINDER, IN TWO WEEKS: Register now for 2014 GW October Global Entrepreneurship Conference in Washington, D.C.!, October 16-18

Partners for this year’s conference include the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), VISA Inc. Small Business, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Gallup Inc., and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). The networking opportunities over three days will be significant.

Pre-Conference – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - USASBE Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship
Launched in 2012, USASBE’s Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship is ideally suited for faculty who are considering teaching a new course in Social Entrepreneurship or others who wish to improve a current course with state-of-the-art curriculum enhancements.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Productive Development Financing and Marketplace Day at IDB
Hosted at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the program offers an IDB led panel on Latin America and a marketplace in the afternoon where researchers have the opportunity to discover new data sets related to firm creation, entrepreneurship, and public policy. The Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED), Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute (GEDI), the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Kauffman Firm Survey and more will be represented. PSED 101 and GEDI 101 training sessions will also be offered.

Friday, October 17, 2014 - Public Policy Forum
Keynote Speakers on Friday, October 17 at the GW School of Business include:
-Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup Inc.
-Professor G. Thomas Lumpkin, PhD, The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University
-Kevin Lenane, Founder and CEO of Veenome
-Heekyung Min, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Global CSV for CJ Corporation (S. Korea)

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Research Day
The final day of the conference includes peer-reviewed empirical research presented by authors at the George Washington University School of Business. This year, the presentation tracks will focus on (1) Global (2) National and (3) Local issues related to entrepreneurship research and public policy.

Conference website


Jim Clifton
Chairman and CEO of Gallup
Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a global leader in consulting, public opinion research, and analytics. Under his leadership, Gallup has expanded from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 30 offices in 20 countries and regions.


Kevin Lenane
Founder and CEO of Veenome
Kevin founded Veenome in 2011 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2011. He is an experienced Mobile Product Manager and Business Development Expert with a keen sense of how location, platform and portability play into the mobile experience for businesses and consumers. He worked with clients at PointAbout including GM/OnStar, Microsoft, FEMA, The Huffington Post and various confidential military and aviation organizations.

Professor G. Thomas Lumpkin, PhD
The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University
Professor Lumpkin is a globally recognized scholar whose research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, Family Business Review and Strategic Management Journal.

Ms. Heekyung Min
Executive Vice President and Executive Director of Global CSV for CJ Corporation (S. Korea).
Prior to joining CJ, Ms. Min held various executive positions in both government and private companies with extensive experience in HR, Finance and Intercultural Management. In 2007, Heekyung acted as the Director General of the Business Opportunity Bureau at the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) in Incheon, Korea, responsible for leading the team that supervised the development of the city while promoting Korea’s and IFEZ’s investment opportunities to the world.

*Register Today!* Registration is now open for the 2014 GW October Conference!

LinkedIn Office Hours with Joel Renner in the 5th Floor Grad Lounge, every Wednesday (until 10/8) 330PM-530PM

Come by the Graduate Lounge on the 5th floor of Duques from 3:30 to 5:30 for LinkedIn Office Hours with Joel Renner. Spruce up your profile and learn LinkedIn tricks and ideas.This will be a weekly event through October 8 and resume on October 22 until November 19.

Fall 2014 GWSB Career Fair, October 02, 2014, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Marvin Center – 3rd Floor

Fall 2014 GWSB Career Fair
October 02, 2014 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Marvin Center – 3rd FloorRight now we have 29 companies signed up as listed below. To find out types of positions being hired, work authorization, and other information, go to the following link, which will take you directly to the fair page (after you login to GWorkSB):

  • AARP
  • Capco
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • CohnReznick
  • CVENT, Inc.
  • Deloitte
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Fidelity Investments
  • GE
  • Halt, Buzas & Powell, Ltd.
  • Hassett Willis
  • M Powered Strategies
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center
  • National Cooperative Bank
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Pepco Holdings, Inc
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
  • Raytheon Company
  • The Hay Adams
  • The World Bank
  • U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
  • UMT Consulting Group
  • Uncommon Schools
  • Volkswagen Group of America
  • Wells Fargo Bank, NA

REMINDER DUE TOMORROW Winter Short-term Programs Application Deadline – Wednesday, October 1st

January Short Courses in Communication & Management – Short Term Exchange with Audencia School of Management

The application deadline for ALL winter short-term programs is this Wednesday, October 1st. Students are encouraged to apply to any and all programs of interest. Apply online at the G&EE website. Note that the online application will close at 11:59pm EST on October 1st. Email [email protected] with any questions about these programs. Where will you go this winter? Some of the programs are listed below.

G&EE Programs

  • France: Consulting Project in Advertising and Marketing Communications [3 credits]
  • Turkey: Business Implications of an Evolving Emerging Economy: The Case of Turkey [3 credits]
  • Singapore & Malaysia: Open Data and E-Governance [4.5 credits]
  • France: Elective short courses in communication & management – Short Term Exchange with Audencia School of Management [1.5 – 10.5 credits]*

Non-G&EE Programs

  • The Bahamas: Event Management & Marketing [3 credits]
  • Israel: Investment & Portfolio Management [3 credits]

REMINDER Resume Deadline for Deloitte Federal Strategy & Operations and Human Capital Full-Time Positions: Wednesday, October 8th at 11:59pm

Resume Deadline for Deloitte Federal Strategy & Operations and Human Capital Full-Time Positions: Wednesday, October 8th at 11:59pm

Please feel free to reach out to the Campus Recruiter, Bill Haughney, with any questions at [email protected].

GE Case Competition

GE’s Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP) invites first-year GMBA students to participate in the 2014 ECLP Mid-Atlantic Regional Case Competition on November 14! The winner of this regional competition will receive:

  • A $3000 cash prize
  • The opportunity to interview for the GE ECLP 2015 Summer Associate program
  • The opportunity to network with GE Leaders and current ECLPs
  • Inclusion in a resume book that will be distributed to GE Leadership and ECLP Program Managers

To qualify for the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Case Competition, GMBA students must:

1. Submit their desired teams and express their interest by completing the online form ( due by Friday, October 3rd at noon. Teams are composed of 3-4 first-year GMBA students.

2. Participate in an internal round on-campus. Each team will receive a case on Friday, October 3 and will present to GWSB Faculty/Staff Judges during the week of Oct 6 – Oct 10.

3. Advance as the one (1) team from the internal round, making them eligible to represent GWSB in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Case Competition, held at GWSB on Nov 14.

Other Details:

  • Schools participating in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Case Competition: Emory, UVa, Georgetown, Wake Forest
  • The GE ECLP case will be a C-level business strategy scenario
  • Presentation length for both the preliminary round and final round require a 15 minute pitch and 10 minutes for judges’ Q&A
  • Selected team must participate in a pre-competition conference call 1 week prior to th competition date. At least one member must be in attendance.