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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.

Student Career Treks – Spring Break

Interested in learning how to put your degree to use? UWAA career treks offer a chance to meet up with UW alumni who are making an impact on these all-day field trips to companies around Seattle. Pick from the four …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Adidas University Recruiting Q&A Event (1/10, 1/12)

Adidas is hosting a virtual event for students interested in the Adidas 2023 Summer Internship. Come with questions, recruiters will be there to answer!

Tuesday, Jan 10, 4:00-4:30pm: https://uw.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1200904
Thursday, Jan 12, 6:00-6:30pm: https://uw.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/1200906

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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New WA law requiring employers to disclose salary takes effect

The law aims to empower workers and improve pay equity

Job seekers, rejoice: we no longer have to guess what a job might pay, we no longer have to worry about awkward “desired salary” questions on job applications, and we …

By Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
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From Intern to Full-Time: How to Launch Your Career in Capital One’s Early Career Programs

Whether you’re an undergraduate student seeking your first internship or a graduate adjusting to your first full-time role, we understand navigating professional opportunities can be intimidating.

Fortunately, associates from Capital One are here to help you with the early stages …

By Maximilian Vanegas - WayUp
WayUp
Sign up to WayUp to personalize your job search and apply to opportunities from Fortune 500s to startups, all in one place. Let’s get you hired! Click here
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10 Common Project Manager Interview Questions

As you’re preparing for your project manager interview, you may wonder what kinds of questions you’ll encounter outside of the typical “What is your greatest strength?” question. While there’s no way to predict exactly which questions the interviewer will ask, …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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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 …