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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.

From FinTech Apps To Workplace Inclusion: How Deutsche Bank Employees Are Making Their #PositiveImpact

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Building an Esports Platform with Grant Farwell (Shared Podcast from Folk Stories)

This is an article shared from the podcast Folk Stories run by Kevin Lin  ; all the information was created and sourced from Folk Stories   

Grant Farwell is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Matcherino, an esports platform that helps game publishers …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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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
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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
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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
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With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

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In Demand Skills for Consulting & Business Careers

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