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Business Undergraduates in Leadership Development

Build Skills / Build Relationships / Build Resources Build Community / Build Your Future

Business Undergraduates in Leadership Development (BUILD) is a program for UW Undergraduates to enhance their leadership skills by attending workshops and events throughout the year. Students then reflect on their own leadership skills and abilities, identify areas of improvement, and gather specific examples of their growth through BUILD. Each student who attends 4 or 8 BUILD Program events will receive access to limited Foster branded gifts. Any student who complete participates in 8 program events and participates in the Foster Undergraduate Mentor Program will be eligible to pursue the Foster Leadership Certificate.

BUILD focuses on 4 areas of leadership development: Professionalism, Self-Discovery, Skill Development, and Community & Culture. To earn the BUILD Certificate, students must engage in all 4 areas by attending identified events and reflecting on their experience with those events.

Past BUILD Events

Leaders to Legends: Annie Young-Scrivner, Teavana
Wired In!: Regional Marketing Conference
Undergraduate and Alumni Networking Night
Delta Sigma Phi Leadership Conference
Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference
BUILD Ethics Fair (cosponsored with Beta Alpha Psi and BEA)
BUILD Leadership Through Improv with Maddie Neuman
Leadership Fireside with Bill Ayers
BUILD Leadership Through Innovation
John Hill – Higher Education Evangelist, LinkedIn
BUILD Networking Night
BUILD Leadership Ethics with John Sercu (cosponsored with BEA)
BUILD Networking Night
Leadership Fireside with Howard Behar
Leadership Fireside with Sam Lim
UWiB Panel featuring Boeing
BUILD a Better Resume
TEDx: Global Leadership Conference
GBCC: Case Competition Final Round
Business Ethics with Robert Bunting
Business Negotiation with Lisa Barnett
Corporate Social Responsibility with John Sheppard
Social Ideas to Global Ventures Workshop
Networking: Making Insiders out of Outsiders
Business in Diversity Case Competition
BUILD: Student Leadership Summit
IKEA International Case Competition
Green Light: The Power of the New Universal Language of Possibility
Speaker: Ric Merrifield
Foster Networking Night
Dress for Success

BUILD Contact Information
Krista Bennitt Jacobs
Program Manager of Student Leadership & Development
UW Foster School of Business
202 Dempsey Hall, Box 353223
Seattle, WA 98195-3223
P: 206-221-5405
email: kbennitt@uw.edu

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