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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.

Five Job Application Tips from Full-Time Business Analysts

When you’re applying for a job, there are several questions that are likely to run through your head. Does my resume need to be updated? Am I portraying myself well? Have I prepared enough?

Unfortunately, a lot of these job …

By Maximilian Vanegas - WayUp
WayUp
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Breaking Into Tech for Non-Techies (virtual, 1/27)

Want to work in tech but can’t code to save your life? Come hear from professionals across various non-technical backgrounds about what career paths exist for you in the tech world, how to get started, and what it takes to …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Edelman 1/31 Virtual Event for Rising Seniors (Juniors) & Grad Students

Attention rising seniors — Interested in learning what it’s like to intern at a global PR firm, working with top clients in practices spanning Brand, Tech, Corporate & more? Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 31 from 12-1 PM PST

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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How to Transition to Product Management From Any Role: The Complete Guide

Product management is a booming field. It’s a cornerstone of almost every forward-thinking tech company and is routinely considered one of the most attractive roles and career paths in tech.

Transitioning to a PM position can feel challenging, especially for …

By Anthony Pellegrino - Exponent
Exponent
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AlphaSights Emerging Leaders Program Information Session (1/11, 1/25, or 2/8)

AlphaSights gives investment and business leaders dynamic access to industry professionals and their unique perspectives in real time, so they can make decisions that redefine industries and create a better tomorrow. We’re a global team with accelerated career progression, extensive …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Featured Classes

Scrum: The Basics

Kelley O'Connell
If you’ve spent any time in the project management world, you’ve likely heard of scrum—the popular framework for managing complex…

Product Management First Steps

Doug Winnie
Behind every successful technology product lies the guiding hand of the product manager. Product managers are critical leaders who coordinate…

Sales Foundations

Jeff Bloomfield
What makes someone effective at sales? A genuine desire to help others solve problems. In this course, former Genentech senior…

Human Resources Essentials Certificate Program

UW Continuum College
From startups to corporate giants, the challenge of attracting, hiring and retaining great employees remains a constant. Skilled human resources…

Digital Accessibility for the Modern Workplace (with Audio Descriptions)

Hector Minto
The move towards a more digital workplace affects everyone, from newly remote employees to frontline workers. With technology being such…

Project Management Simplified

Chris Croft
View Chris’s LinkedIn Newsletter Almost everything you do in the workplace is a project, from the smallest task to the…

Construction Management: Managing Risk

Jim Rogers
Risk is an inherent part of construction and an integral part of the construction manager’s job. Over the course of…

Supply Chain and Operations Management Tips

Daniel Stanton
Supply chain and operations management is a profession that evolves quickly. Investing in your professional development will pay for itself…

Data Science & Analytics Career Paths & Certifications: First Steps

Jungwoo Ryoo
The career opportunities in data science, big data, and data analytics are growing dramatically. If you’re interested in changing career…

Recruiting Foundations

Barbara Bruno
Barbara Bruno, CPC, CTS, is an award-winning recruiter and industry speaker who has placed over 10,000 people in hard-to-fill positions.…

Student Stories & Advice

Bukhari Shakil

Student Stories & Advice
  • Technology Consultant Ernst & Young

Will Locatelli

Student Stories & Advice
  • Advisory Associate, Digital Lighthouse Data Engineer and Developer KPMG US

Raymond Fung

Student Stories & Advice
  • Consulting Analyst Deloitte

Featured Resources

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Consulting/Business

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform.  There are 4 interviews related to this interest community!  When you click on …

Consulting / Business Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, industry, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in …

In Demand Skills for Consulting & Business Careers
Firsthand

Vault and Firsthand have combined to make a one stop shop for all your career journey needs. Whether you are …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Economics Jobs

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Business Administration Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Hospitality Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Information Technology Consulting Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Real Estate Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Market Research Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …