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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.

Interested in Applying to Graduate School? Consider Taking This Course in Autumn Quarter 2022!

If you are a third of fourth years student interested in learning more about and/or applying to graduate school, consider enrolling in the course Preparing for Graduate Education!

The course is designed to help undergraduate students ask and answer the …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
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TOMORROW, May 18: Economics Department DEI Committee Hosts Panel, “Real World Economics: Diverse Paths for Economics Majors!”

Join the Department of Economics DEI Committee for our spring panel, Real World Economics: Diverse Paths for Economics Majors!

The panel will be on Wednesday, May 18th from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Zoom (join with this link).

What …

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Business Analyst vs Data Analyst: What’s the Difference?

There is often confusion when it comes to the differences between business analysts and data analysts. Both are professionals within the field of data science, both delve into data in search of answers, and, at some organizations, the job titles …

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Registration now open for EverybodyHacks, an Interdisciplinary Hackathon taking place May 14!

Registration for the 2022 Hackathon EverbodyHacks is NOW OPEN! Sign up to join the day-long event on Saturday, May 14!

About EverybodyHacks…

EverybodyHacks is UW’s newest interdisciplinary hackathon, organized and hosted by GeoDat, the Society for Geography & Data Science …

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Info Session (May 10) – Presidential Management Fellowship Program

Graduate students in all degree programs are invited to join a webinar about the U.S. Presidential Management Fellowship program on May 10, 2023 at 2:30pm PT. This will be relevant for any students graduating this year or in 2023, who …

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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

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

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
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Will Locatelli

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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 …

Landing a Role in a Fortune 500 Company…with an English Degree

In this episode, UW alumna Nicey Hilton, who majored in English, will share creative tips to help alumni get a …

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 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 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 …

Vault Guide to Venture Capital 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 Wealth Management Jobs, Second Edition

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