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



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.


GW MBA students scored a big victory last night.

As the Student Association’s (SA) candidate filing deadline eclipsed yesterday at 5pm, we found that our candidates –  Harimandir (Harry) Singh GarchaTapan BhargavaCengiz Kara and Andrew Hickman – managed to scare off all challengers and will appear on the March 20th SA ballot unopposed.  This is a big victory for GW MBA students and will ensure we continue to have a voice on the SA and its appropriations in 2013-2014.

This news calls for celebration, but first, it must be noted that the GW MBA students owe a great deal of gratitude and thanks to Shashwat Gautam and Greg Viola for serving as Senators on the Student Association Board this year.  Shashwat and Greg served their classmates honorably and were successful in ensuring the MBAA was appropriated a 6% increase in funds from the previous year.  Serving as a Senator to the Student Association required A LOT of Shashwat and Greg’s time, and we are all grateful to them for their dedication and commitment.  As they conclude their terms, they leave big shoes to fill.

A large celebration to mark this victory is in the works.  But in the meantime, please join us on Monday afternoon at Penn Social.  We will be raising a glass to the work that lays ahead.

Sean Murphy
MBAA, President

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Did You Know…?

Did you know that you can compete to be the speaker at commencement on the national mall in May? If you are graduating this May and would like to apply to be the commencement speaker at graduation, please follow this link to the application and guidelines on how to participate. The deadline has been extended to March 8th.
Good luck to all who apply!

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African Business Assoc. and Inter. Business Soc. Present: The Status of the African Banking System

The African Business Association and the International Business Society of The George Washington School of Business presents: The Status of the African Banking System.

We cordially invite you to an interactive presentation by Dr. Noel Tshiani, a World Bank Senior Staff Member and Country Manager. Dr. Tshiani has several publications in the area of financial systems and has worked with some of the top investment banks in the world. He will be sharing his experiences in the international arena and discussing his recent book The Battle for a Credible National Currency on Wednesday, February 20th.

The event will be held at the Business School’s Duques Hall located at 2201 G St., N.W., Washington, DC, 20037 in Executive Suite 650. We will have a reception with light refreshments from 5:30 – 6 pm before the presentation and Q&A session.Noel K. Tshiani


Need Housing? CSE Can Help Tonight

On Tuesday, Feb 12th, (tonight), the Center for Student Engagement’s Office Graduate, Distance and Professional Student Experience is hosting 15 Property Facilities in the area at the Continental Ballroom (3rd floor Marvin Center) from 7pm to 8:30pm.  Students interested in housing solutions are welcome to ask questions of the property managers present and learn more about available spaces.  I haven’t found an event link, but CSE can be contacted through their facebook page.