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.

“Ask an Alum”- Industrial Design student to Business Analysis Manager

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Suveer Sharma graduated from University of Washington- Seattle in 2009 with a degree in Industrial Design. While at UW, Suveer was involved in fraternity and sorority life as the president of his fraternity. After graduating from UW, Suveer joined the 

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What is a Fashion Buyer?

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If you’ve always been interested in fashion and are thinking of pursuing a career in the fashion industry, you may be wondering what type of role would be a good fit for you. For example, if you’re more passionate about …

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Discussion about careers in consulting

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I recently facilitated a panel of guest speakers on the topic of “Careers in Consulting for All Majors”, with panelists from diverse academic backgrounds. One panelist majored in Psychology, another had degrees in Political Science & Law, and the third …

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What Is Human Resources Management?

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With a projected growth rate of nine percent by 2024, human resources management is a rapidly growing field that offers candidates a variety of career opportunities from recruiting to people operations. If you’re considering becoming a human resources professional, you …

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Becoming an event planner

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the event planning field is projected to grow faster than average from 2014-2024. As more companies expand globally, this presents a need for professional meeting, conference, and event planners. For students who are …

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