Business Bridge

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Summer 2016: August 22-September 16

The next four years will lay the foundation for your future career. Here’s your chance to get a head start, expand your network, and raise your stock with your business savvy. Consider Business Bridge!

B² gives students first-hand experience with both the UW and Foster School of Business, thereby fostering a greater understanding of college life and academic expectations. B² will take place four weeks before Fall quarter. Students will enroll for a 5-credit college level writing course (BA490) offered by the Foster School. Offering a broad overview of core business topics, the B² program integrates leadership and strategy skills throughout the curriculum. Professional development, career exploration and leadership activities focus on tools and resources that students can use to become more effective students. A diverse group of facilitators present information in their areas of expertise and then engage the class in thought-provoking discussions where participants are encouraged to share their experiences and learn from one another. In the summer of 2016, approximately twenty-five students will participate.

B² Program Overview

  • B² is a four-week, total-immersion program for pre-business students.
  • B² sessions take place at the Foster School of Business on the University of Washington Seattle campus.
  • 2016 B² Program sessions take place August 22-September 16.
  • Application priority deadline is May 30, 2016.

B² Day in the Life
Standard program days and times are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • 9-12 p.m. BA490 Writing Course
  • 12-1 p.m. Lunch
  • 1-2 p.m. Accounting 101
  • 2-3 p.m. Guest Speaker Series
  • 4-5 p.m. Interviewing Skills 101

Program also includes team building socials and site visits to Seattle area companies..

What are the benefits?

  • Get ahead of the game.
    B² allows you to take a lighter load during autumn quarter. The 5 credits you earn duringB² (BA490) count toward autumn quarter, which means you only have to enroll in 10 credits to be considered a full-time student.
  • Connections are key.
    B² students will have direct connections with faculty and staff within the Foster School of Business before the academic year begins.
  • Explore your options.
    B² is a perfect opportunity for you to learn about business as a major as well as network with professionals from Fortune 500 companies.
  • Develop your network.
    Through the course of the program, B² provides opportunities for you to work with other B² students and make valuable connections that will benefit you over the next four years.

The Foster School of Business sponsors tuition for the 5 credit writing course (BA490) valued at approximately $1, 882.64 per student.

Program Details

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B² Contact Information
Pamela B. Lacson
Associate Director
Diversity & Recruitment
UW Foster School of Business
202 Dempsey Hall, Box 353223
Seattle, WA 98195-3223
P: 206-221-5128
F: 206-616-8225