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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.

Risk Management 101

Risk Management is the process through which companies and organizations predict, assess, and reduce the possibility of a negative event occurring when a major decision is made. Risk managers aim to minimize any negative impact on a company’s assets, profits, …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach Eli Heller (He/Him)
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A Quick Guide to Human Resources Key Terms and Definitions

Human Resources (HR) is a core function of business that concerns the hiring, training, and management of employees, the determination and administration of employee compensation and employee benefits, such as sick and vacation leave, and conflict management among employees. HR …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach Eli Heller (He/Him)
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A Brief Introduction to the Field of Consulting

Consulting concerns improving the efficiency of a specific functional area of a business. Depending on their professional expertise, consultants may advise their clients on improving marketing strategy, increasing profitability, managing budgets, improving hiring practices, and more. In each of these …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach Eli Heller (He/Him)
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Exploring Careers in Operations and Supply Chain Management

While accounting, finance, and marketing (and professional roles within each), are essential to the success of any business, many other areas of focus within a business setting lay the foundation for all of these. Have you ever considered a role …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach Eli Heller (He/Him)
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Business Career Fair!

Welcome to the 2019 Business Career Fair hosted by Foster Career Services!

Please join us on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2-6 pm in the Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballrooms.

This Fair will give you the exciting opportunity to network with over 115 employers, …

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Coach Patrick Chidsey
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Featured Classes

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…

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…

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.…

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Project Management Simplified

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Almost everything you do in the workplace is a project, from the smallest task to the largest endeavor. All of…

Data Science & Analytics Career Paths & Certifications: First Steps

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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

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Find out what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession, and how to position yourself to …

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