Welcome to the Consulting and Business interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that involve working with people, solving complex problems and innovating.  Often these careers include fast-paced environments, opportunities for upward mobility and expectations of staff to exceed goals and perform at a high level.  Though a business degree (like from the excellent UW Foster School of Business) is quite useful, there are many ways to enter the business-world (even if you aren’t a business major).  People who pursue careers in Consulting and Business develop strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): management, finance, operations, supply chain, human resources, business information technology, marketing, events, accounting, international business, investment banking and consulting.  Consulting usually has a focus on specific business areas such as management, strategy, technology or marketing consulting.

Making the Most out of Internships and Networking

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While any type of internship experience offers students the chance to both apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to a professional setting, as well as providing a window into the life of a working professional in that …

By Eli Heller
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Should You Get an MBA?

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Over the last decade, a new trend has been emerging at business schools around the world: more impact-focused degrees that apply business-world solutions to cultural, environmental, or social problems traditionally overseen by the nonprofit sector.

But is an MBA a …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
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Don’t think you’re a salesperson? Think again.

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Inclusion and Diversity is one of the Outreach core values that I hold most dear. Exposure to different perspectives and worldviews is what makes for high functioning teams and strong interpersonal relationships and it’s a large part of why I …

By Brooke Bachesta
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Ask Alexis | How Should I Behave in a Salary Negotiation?

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Curious about salary negotiation? It’s likely that you’ll be navigating this process at some point during your career, particularly if you plan to work in the private sector. Check out these tips below:

Dear Ask Alexis,

So, I’m pretty sure …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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