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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.

Diversity in the field of business

Many organizations on- and off-campus are dedicated to deepening the diversity present in business industries. Take a look at just a few resources and organizations below to see what might be available to help you strengthen your professional development as a …

By Shannon Merchant
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Seeking business qualifications without the business degree?

You’ve probably heard that major doesn’t equal your career. It is entirely possible to pursue a career in business or entrepreneurship without a business degree. However, if you choose that path, there are several options to consider that may help …

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant
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“Ask an Alum”- Industrial Design student to Business Analysis Manager

Suveer Sharma graduated from University of Washington- Seattle in 2009 with a degree in Industrial Design. While at UW, Suveer was involved in fraternity and sorority life as the president of his fraternity. After graduating from UW, Suveer joined the 

By Izzy Wroblewski
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What is a Fashion Buyer?

If you’ve always been interested in fashion and are thinking of pursuing a career in the fashion industry, you may be wondering what type of role would be a good fit for you. For example, if you’re more passionate about …

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Discussion about careers in consulting

I recently facilitated a panel of guest speakers on the topic of “Careers in Consulting for All Majors”, with panelists from diverse academic backgrounds. One panelist majored in Psychology, another had degrees in Political Science & Law, and the third …

By Alison McCarty
Alison McCarty Assistant Director & Career Coach Alison McCarty
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