Business articles

Alumni volunteer: Pursue your own path

“GW offers an experience most students don’t have,” says Aaron Kwittken, CCAS BA ’92. Kwittken, who co-founded Kwittken + Company Worldwide (KCO) in 2005, knows first-hand how GW can change the course of a student’s life. Before founding KCO, Kwittken enjoyed a celebrated public relations career and rapid ascent through the global PR agency world,

Workshop from the Office of Entrepreneurship

The Office of Entrepreneurship invites all alumni to its sixth entrepreneurial session, for a discussion on sustainable technology. The session will feature clean technology expert, Marty Silber, CPA/MBA, and George E. Ashton III, co-founder, vice president & CFO of Sol Systems, LLC, a leading SREC and Solar Financing Solutions company. The event takes place on Thursday, Nov.

Alumnae receive 2012 Women Who Mean Business Award

Two GW alumnae will be honored at the 9th annual Women Who Mean Business award program on Nov. 15 in Washington, DC. The event, presented by the Washington Business Journal and Capital One Bank, recognizes the region’s most influential business women of 2012. Among this year’s recipients are university trustee Deborah Ratner Salzberg, CCAS BA

Entrepreneur Peter Corbett on campus tomorrow, 10/18

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs! Do you know how to recruit the right people when creating and growing a successful startup? To find out, join GW’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Peter Corbett for a talk on how to build an all-star team for your startup. Peter Corbett is the founder and CEO of iStrategyLabs – a digital agency


GW Business Plan Competition Features Student, Faculty Ingenuity

If the vast amount of information available on the Internet is envisioned as an iceberg, traditional search engines like Google only uncover the very tip. That’s why Zhuojie Zhou, a SEAS Ph.D. student, and Nan Zhang, a GW assistant professor of computer science, developed WiseAgg, a search engine for analysts. The engine, which works on

GWERT Mentors Program Matches Local Startups with Successful Entrepreneurs

GW senior Farhan Daredia, a political communication major, already has a successful startup company. He’s got a professionally designed website, paid employees, an office, revenue coming in and plenty of ideas for expanding and improving his brand. But what Mr. Daredia doesn’t have—yet—is years of formal business experience. That’s where his mentors come in. As

Plans Continue to Enhance GW Career Services

The university is continuing to plan for the enhancement of its career services offerings through an ongoing, thorough examination of current programs and with input from university stakeholders. The Career Services Task Force, a university-wide group convened by President Steven Knapp in June 2010, has identified career service expectations of the GW community and has