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Consulting / Business

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 and profit-driven 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): finance, operations, people management, 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.

Expedia Virtual Info Session & Panel (10/6 at 12pm)

Join Expedia as they kick off their hiring season for 2022-2023. Expedia representatives will share about the exciting opportunities available, including internship and full-time graduate opportunities, as well as an overview of the company culture.

You will also have the …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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What Is Consulting?

What is consulting? The dictionary defines it as “providing professional or expert advice.” But there’s more to it than giving advice. For those early in their career, it’s a great way to learn more about an industry, a company, and …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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Adobe Sales Internship Info Session (9/21)

Who: Any undergraduate student interested in interning for Adobe or what it’s like to work in tech sales (not the same as retail sales)
What: Virtual info session with the Business Development and Recruiting teams
When: Wednesday, September 21st from …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Recruiting Panel: Demystifying the Recruiting Process (9/21)

Handshake is hosting a panel to give a behind-the-scenes look at what a recruiter looks for in a resume and job application (including Handshake profile best practice)!

The panel will be moderated by Alex Schudy, Content Creator. Panelists include:

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Non-Tech Roles in Tech Career Panels (Google’s Women@WA)

Google’s Women@WA group invites you to a virtual panel on discovering non-technical career opportunities within the tech industry!

Please join us for a virtual panel discussion with women who are alumna from universities across Washington state and work at Google …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

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