FIRST YEAR GMBAs!! Here is an opportunity from the Career Center

An Internship Search Work Team (ISWT) is about to get underway! Team members support, encourage and hold each other accountable to work towards their objective of landing a summer internship.

This program starts on February 28, and will be held on Thursdays from 10:30am-11:30am in Duques 520. Contact Irina Orlova with questions [email protected]. (See Toni’s 2/22 email for program overview)

Access this link to the sign-up spreadsheet:  http://bit.ly/Y6eVGi  – only 6 spots left!

Business Gives Back – Student-Led Initiative Nominations!!

 

BGB is currently looking for a student-led initiative to be honored at the BGB gala – taking place on April 20th, 2013 (buy tickets here) and we need NOMINATIONS! If you or someone you know is a part of a project, club, or business that exemplifies the three pillars of the Business School: “Act Responsibly, Lead Passionately, Think Globally,” nominate them to win prize money and be showcased at the BGB Gala!

 

Check Out This 3 Credit Spring Break Course

Last month, several MBA students came to the MBAA with very positive reviews of Dr. Kayes 4 day course on Leadership (3 credit).  The students were very happy with the overall presentation an accelerated schedule, even though the course was offered all day Fri, Sat, and Sun.

In the wake of this success, students asked us to pass along news of similar opportunities as they arise.  Well, here’s one Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy is offering thats a bit different, but you ought to seriously consider.

Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits): The Intersection of Western Thought and Egypt’s Pressing Needs – Registration Deadline: March 1st, 2013

For more information and to register please visit: http://business.gwu.edu/management/graduate2secourse.cfm

This course is based on the belief that entrepreneurs are powerful agents of social and economic change who, if properly harnessed, can drive the movement to a sustainable economy and environment. The course will mix theory and academic concepts with practical applications, documenting the strategies and challenges faced by Egyptian organizations in their pursuit of social, economic and environmental value through the production of case studies.

This will be done through collaborations with Egyptian universities, capacity builders and practitioners, many of whom will visit Washington DC over Spring Break to engage in a series of workshops, site-visits and discussions alongside GW students as they engage with Washington DC area experts, including the World Bank, Ashoka, Calvert Investments, and others.

Bring Google Glass to GW!

Screen Shot 2013-02-22 at 2.28.29 PMOkay George Washington University, get ready.  You’ve been issued the challenge of a lifetime.

Yesterday morning, Google announced it would make available beta versions of its Google Glass hardware to innovative people interested in using it to create new and exciting entrepreneurial applications.  Not since the release of the iPhone has the potential for industry disruption been this high.

To get one…all you have to do is tweet your Google Glass ideas to #ifihadglass.  And we’re gonna help.

Here at the George Washington University School of Business, we like to stir the pot.  That’s why the Masters of Business Administration Association, the Undergraduate Business Association and the GWSB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence is teaming up to provide idea assistance, support, and counsel, and perhaps even limited financial resources to any George Washington University student that steps forward with an disruption idea that Google finds worthy of a set of glasses.

Opportunities like this don’t come along very often.  And you have to hurry.  Google is closing its doors in just 6 days – February 27.  To enter, here’s a synopsis of Google’s rules.

Using Google+ or Twitter, tell Google what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass.

  • Your application must be 50 words or less
  • You must include #ifihadglass in your application
  • You can include up to 5 photos with your application
  • You can include a short video (15 secs max)
  • Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or Twitter (@projectglass) so that we can contact you directly
  • You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to apply
  • For more details, please see Google’s full Terms and FAQ
We will be monitoring the #ifihadglass hashtag until the 27th – so be sure to mention your GW affiliation in your tweet.  When Google announces the winners, the real fun begins.  Remember, the journey is the reward.

GW Tourism Alumni Network Entrepreneurship Panel

When: Monday, February 25, 2013 | 6:00 pm – 8:30pm
Where: Duquès Hall (register for room location)
2201 G Street NW | Washington, DC 20052

Join the GW Tourism Alumni Network for an evening of discussion about entrepreneurship in the hospitality and tourism industry. A panel of alumni will share their experience in and advice for starting and running a business. Come learn how these alumni have leveraged their experiences at GW to be successful in the business world. Panelists will include:

Sabrina Campbell, CCAS BA ’05 – Owner, Occasionally Cake
Robert Miller, CCAS BA ’98, MTA ’99 – President of Travel Advocates, Inc.
Dan Simons, BBA ’92 – Principal, Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group, managing partner at Founding Farmers

Moderated by: Stuart Levy, Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing, International Institute of Tourism Studies

Register Here

BGB and Net Impact Set To Volunteer at the DC Soup Kitchen

 

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Scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 8:45am – 12:00pm at the DC Soup Kitchen (4252nd Street NW, Washington DC, 20001) the board members of BGB and Net Impact along with fellow classmates will help with meal preparation. Meal preparation is DC Soup Kitchen’s most popular volunteer opportunity. The volunteers will help DC Central Kitchen’s staff prepare over 5,000 meals each day by cutting, chopping and peeling thousands of pounds of food.

If you would like to get involved and help them at this upcoming event please follow this link and sign up!

If you would like to get involved with any future events BGB and/or Net Impact gets involved with, please “like” BGB’s Facebook Page and join the Net Impact’s Facebook Group to stay up to date on their calendar of events.

Please also refer to the MBAA calendar for all of their upcoming events as well.