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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.

UW Diversity Leadership Conference 2020: The personal is Political

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Diversity Leadership Conference 2020: The Personal is Political: Showing Up for Ourselves and Others in Solidarity

“Certainly there are very real differences between us…But it is not those differences between us that are separating us. It is rather our refusal …

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Featured Alum: Kim Braun – From Italian Studies Major to E-Commerce Manager in NYC

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Who is Our Interviewee

Kim Braun from Spokane, WA. Class of 2012. Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies. Currently lives in NYC.

Current Job Title

E-Commerce Manager

Current Organization or Company

Public Clothing Company (parent company). E-commerce Manager for ATM …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
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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 …

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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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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Virtual Interview Practice

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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 …