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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.

Point B Consulting @ UW (12/15): Virtual Office Hours

Just like visiting your professor during office hours, come speak with Point B Recruiters, Emerging Leaders and Experienced Professionals who are eager to share their insights and connect with you. This is an open forum, be sure to bring your …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Making the Leap to Entrepreneurship

Three former corporate executives who migrated to the start-up world share their stories and tips.

By some estimates, three start-ups are born every second. Disruption and the rise of the gig economy explain only part of this start-up mania. A …

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Is Marketing a Good Career Path?

If you’re considering pursuing a marketing career, you may be wondering if marketing is a good career path. What types of jobs are in the field, and what kind of professional progress is possible? The marketing field covers an array …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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Featured LGBTQ+ RSO: UW Business Alliance

Joining a Registered Student Organization (RSO) is one of the easiest and best ways to prepare for your future career. It’s no secret that job offers very often go to those who know someone, so opportunities to build your network …

By Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
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Event: Women Making Waves in the Startup World

You’re invited to a special Buerk Center Women’s Breakfast and Panel Discussion to celebrate female founders, venture capitalists, and leaders around the world for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day [womenseday.org], November 18—Rising Tide: Women Making Waves in the Startup World.  

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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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 …