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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.

What Companies Are in the Finance Field in 2023?

The finance and financial services industry includes well-known banks, like JPMorgan and Bank of America, alongside Big Four accounting firms, like EY and PwC. However, the finance industry is vast and goes well beyond banking and accounting. So, what companies …

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Business Leaders Share 10 New-Grad Job Hunting Mistakes

To debunk common misconceptions fresh graduates have about the job market, we’ve gathered ten insightful responses from professionals including founders and managers. From understanding that a major doesn’t dictate a career path to realizing a degree doesn’t guarantee job success, …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Insider Tips for Marketing, Business, Sales, and Advertising Professionals

So you’ve nearly got your degree and you’re ready to make waves in the world of marketing, advertising, business or sales. You’re familiar with concepts like market segmentation and you can break down the pillars of supply chain management and …

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Gain Leadership Experience for Your Resume: Apply for the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW. 

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Google BOLD Internship Program – APPLY NOW! (apps close 11/3)

“The Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Internship Program is a paid summer internship for students that are interested in working in non-technical career opportunities at Google. Only students who are currently enrolled in a full time Bachelor’s degree …

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Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Student Stories & Advice

Queenie Liu

Student Stories & Advice
  • Analyst Oliver Wyman
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Saurabh Patil

Student Stories & Advice
  • Product Manager PayPal
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Aaron Thai

Student Stories & Advice
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics University of Washington Tacoma
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Imari Versey

Student Stories & Advice
  • Human Resources Partner Amazon
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Charlie K

Student Stories & Advice
  • Actuarial Associate I The Standard
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Ian Guan

Student Stories & Advice
  • Analyst, Healthcare Consulting Mercer
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Franco Carlos

Student Stories & Advice
  • MS in Computational Finance & Risk Management University of Washington
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Bukhari Shakil

Student Stories & Advice
  • Technology Consultant Ernst & Young
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Will Locatelli

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

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  • Consulting Analyst Deloitte
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Featured Resources

Nethubb  

Nethubb makes it easy to start building your professional network to be discovered for career opportunities. They provide you the …

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 …

In Demand Skills for Consulting & Business Careers
Vault

Whether you are a first year student beginning your journey and exploring your options, or a recent graduate looking to …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Real Estate Jobs, Third Edition

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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 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 …

Vault Guide to Consulting 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 Travel and Leisure Jobs, Third Edition

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