Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice, 3rd International Workshop

  • Time: Thursday, June 4, 08:00 am – 06:00 pmMEGAPROJECTS-WORKSHOP
  • Location: The George Washington University School of Business • 2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall • Room 151 and Oglethorpe Hall • Washington, DC • 20052

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A message from the GWSB MS in Project Management Program:

On behalf of The George Washington University School of Business’ Master of Science in Project Management program, we invite you to the third annual workshop on megaprojects.
The workshop aims to bring together scholars and practitioners to further our collective understanding of megaproject performance and its relation to fundamental decisions on governance structures, development processes, procurement strategies, product designs, and environment changes.

What is a high-performing megaproject? Performance is a notion to ourunderstanding of the megaproject phenomena and toadvance the debate on this complicated organization form for producing capital and designed assets. Performance is also a fundamental notion in the practice of megaprojects, and thus, in the exercise of leadership and governance megaprojects. Paradoxically, our understanding of megaproject performance is still emerging. Aside the traditional econometric cost-benefit analysis, the notion of a high-performing megaproject remains surprisingly ambiguous and prone to misconceptions.

Making sense of a high-performing megaproject is the theme of this year’s workshop.

Attendees receive 8.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs), 0.85 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or 10.2 Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) hours for their attendance.



Career Quest NYC Spring 2015 Faculty/Staff Accepted & Student Applications Extended (Flyer Attached)

The GW Career Quest program is open to GW faculty and staff members who are committed to supporting the personal, academic and professional development of students as a part of the Career Quest program experience. There are two special opportunities in which faculty and staff are invited to participate – either as a Program Experience Partner or as a Program Observer.

For more information and to apply, please review  Career Quest Program Participation Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Also, please note that the deadline for student applications has been extended to December 3, 2014. Attached please find the flyer with more information (GWCareerQuestextension-2). Students can find more information on the program and application process at Career Quest Program – New York City Spring 2015

Apply Today! Application Extended to Dec 3, 2014

Limited Spots available for GW Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students with 2.5 GPA

GW Career Quest will offer GW students an exclusive opportunity to gain an up-close and personal experience with leading organizations and expand their professional network. GW Career Quest will provide students with an opportunity to:

•Hone informational interviewing and networking skills with employers
•Learn an organization’s work and job and internship opportunities
•Hear about career success and pathways
•Connect with GW alumni in the NYC area
•Explore the culture and pulse of NYC

Employer Site Visits include (partial listing):
•Huffington Post
•NBC Universal
•Harper Collins
•American Red Cross
•VH-1 Save the Music

Check the website for updates.

*GW’s Center for Career Services Career Quest program is a made possible through funding from the Shenkman Career Services Fund

G&EE Summer 2015 Short Term Abroad Opportunities Now Listed

  • China: Major League Baseball and Globalization [3 credits]
  • Denmark: International Summer University Program – Short Term Exchange with Copenhagen Business School [3-6 credits]*
  • France: Strategic Management in the EU [3-4.5 credits]
  • France: Europeans in Global Perspective- Community, Institutions, Economic Development, and the Case of Luxury Goods- Short Term Exchange with EDHEC (Nice campus) [3 credits]*
  • France: The Global Manager in Europe- Short Term Exchange with ESSEC [3 credits]*
  • Germany: Successful Leadership in Europe- Short Term Exchange with the European Business School [3 credits]*
  • Myanmar: Myanmar: Enhancing Economic Development through Scientific, Academic, Volunteer, and Experiential Tourism [6 credits]
  • United Kingdom: Business and the State: Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships [6 credits]
  • United States: Walt Disney World: Innovation in Services [3 credits]

Short-term study abroad programs (STAPs) are the primary mechanism for graduate student international mobility at GWSB. These programs are taught by GW faculty or GWSB partner universities abroad and are open to graduate students in GWSB; across the University; within the Washington, DC Consortium; and to students in non-degree status. Select undergraduates may participate in these programs if they meet admission standards set by STAP faculty. These offerings are intended to provide exposure for students in any graduate program to opportunities for global learning while at GWSB.

For more information regarding these programs, go to If you have any questions, email sbintl (at)

LinkedIn Office Hours with Joel Renner in the 5th Floor Grad Lounge, TODAY, 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.

2nd Yr GMBA Town Hall with Dean Livingstone next Tuesday!, 410PM to 510PM, Duques 651

Dean Livingstone is hosting a town hall event next Tuesday November 11th just for you from 4:10 – 5:10 in Duques 651. This will be an open forum to discuss your experiences as students, provide feedback, ask questions, learn more about the Dean and her vision for GWSB, etc.
We spoke with the MBAA and this day and time seemed to work best for your schedule. Please take some time to come. Your participation and feedback is essential as the next graduating class of our flagship program.

If you would like to submit anonymous questions or comments in advance, please email them to [email protected] and I will compile just the issues raised without names and bring them on the 11th. Also, at the town hall, I will have index cards that you can use to submit questions or feedback if you would prefer not to speak up or be associated with the comment.

Dean Livingstone cares deeply about you, your experience thus far, and your thoughts on what we are doing well and what can be done better going forward.

International Photo Contest, Deadline November 14th, Winners announced November 19th

“Amsterdam by Night” by Chris Deschenes, 2011 Photo Contest Submission

G&EE is holding a photo competition in honor of International Education Week. Submissions will be accepted from October 27-November 14, closing at midnight. A globally-themed basket of prizes will be awarded to the top two winners in each category. From November 14-19, students will be able to vote online for their favorite photo. The student-selected winner, will receive a framed copy of their photo. Winners will be announced at the trivia competition on Wednesday, November 19th.

This year’s categories are as follows:

1) Places and Spaces— All photos submitted under this category should be from a Short Term Abroad Program or exchange program. Photos should showcase the intricacies of urban or rural life. The photos may focus on a place, landscape, nature, architecture, or a combination of these.

2) Going Global— These photos should be taken in or around Washington DC. These photos should represent the GWSB in an international context, for example showcasing the global business learning setting or a cultural component during your graduate program, such as a trip, activity, event, or international student experiences in DC.

  • Each participant may submit 1 photo per category
  • All photos should be submitted at the same time – either 1 email or 2 consecutive emails
  • The email must contain which category each picture is for, a title for your photos, your last name, and your GW email address
  • Photos should be submitted in a Jpeg picture format to [email protected]
  • Photo quality is recommended to be from a 6 megapixel camera or higher
  • Subject line for email submission must include the following: “IEW Photo Contest- (student’s last name)”

Send your submissions (one photo per category) to [email protected] before midnight on November 14.