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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 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.

June at the Virtual Career & Internship Center

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Since Monday, March 16th, the Career & Internship Center has been entirely virtual.  It’s now June and while our doors in Mary Gates Hall remain closed, all our team members continue to work remotely, excited and ready to connect with …

By Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her)
Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her) Associate Director of Employer & Student Engagement Emma O
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Interview Success- from the Eyes of the Recruiter

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“What do recruiters like?”

See some answers to some common student questions, from a recruiter’s perspective, below:

I have spent over 7 years providing career coaching to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni. Now, I serve as a …

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How to Break Into Consulting

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“Consulting is known for its long hours, tight deadlines, constantly changing projects, and lots of travel. But it’s also a great way to learn new skills and develop varied interests, or to have a job where no day is quite …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
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Here’s What You Need To Know About Working In Business Technology And IT (Hint: A Tech Degree Isn’t Always Required)

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Every successful company specializes in something—but being an expert in one area doesn’t make them an expert in all areas. This is especially true when it comes to technology. Executives across all industries need help deciding which tools work best …

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How Can I Transition into the Corporate Social Responsibility Field?

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Lea from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health asks:

“How do I get into the field of corporate social responsibility? I come from a socio-medical public health background. What kind of skills and training are considered assets? If I’m …

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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

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Career Intelligence: Find out what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession, and how to position …

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Get an inside look at any job or company, so you can find a job you’ll love. With Glassdoor’s salary …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Consulting Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Market Research Jobs

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

Vault Guide to Marketing Jobs

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

Vault Guide to Operations and Logistics Jobs

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

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 a career …

Vault Career Guide to Sales and Trading, Third Edition

Wall Street is an exciting place to be, and sales and trading is one of the most exciting areas. It’s …