The Foster School of Business encourages participation in student activities and organizations as an excellent way to experience personal growth, meet new friends, share common interests with other students, faculty and staff, and have some fun outside the classroom. Through participation in these organizations, students can enhance leadership and engage in experiential learning while working to fulfill organizational goals. Foster Registered Student Organization (RSO) officers and members can use the Foster RSO Canvas Site as a resource for frequently asked questions, guidelines for organizations, discussion boards and other useful links in order to maximize success. Contact the Assistant Director of Student Leadership for access: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to broaden your scope beyond the business school, look for groups at UW that share your interests through UW Registered Student Organization Directory.
Undergraduate Business Council (UBC)
The UBC is an umbrella organization designed to oversee and support all other undergraduate student organizations within Foster. Additionally, the UBC organizes, coordinates and administrates philanthropic, social and educational events for students, faculty and alum. The goal of the UBC is to serve the entirety of the Foster community through dedicated and applied leadership.
Advertising Club (Ad Club UW)
The creative side of business. UW Ad Club is the only club for students interested in advertising. Tour and interact with Seattle’s best agencies, work on ad campaigns for RSOs and for real-world clients, and enjoy a creative club culture reflecting the industry of advertising. We welcome all students with any background and any major.
AIESEC is an international student-run organization dedicated to increasing cultural understanding and cooperation through running an international paid-internship program. AIESEC helps U.S. companies reach out to young business and I.T. professionals.
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi is a professional business fraternity dedicated to furthering the academic and professional development of its members. Alpha Kappa Psi promotes positive opportunities, experiences and ideals for its members by emphasizing the importance of brotherhood, unity, leadership, and education.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
The American Marketing Association is a national organization comprised of marketing professionals and students of marketing. AMA facilitates networking opportunities and special lectures for student interested in learning more about the field of marketing, as well as for those students pursuing an internship or eventual career in marketing.
Ascend is a professional business organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians. Ascends’ vision is to enhance the presence and influence of current and future business leaders of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and to serve as a collective voice for those business communities.
Asian Business Student Association (ABSA)
ABSA is a student organization dedicated to promoting Asian culture & diversity by providing a platform for business opportunities within our communities. We reach out to all individuals from different majors and ethnicities and provide them with advancement opportunities though leading club initiatives that will educate, connect, and ultimately, prepare members for the corporate world.
Association of Black Business Students (ABBS)
The Association of Black Business Students (ABBS) is a student-run organization founded in 1970 for black students, from any field of study, who are interested in careers in business and other related fields. ABBS is geared towards successfully assisting and promoting the interest and success of black students in the business environment.
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
ALPFA creates a community for UW students, helping them develop the skills needed to succeed in school and in the future. ALPFA exposes students to minority professionals and to employers interested in minority recruiting. All students, regardless of ethnicity or national origins, are welcome.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity formed in 1919. The primary objective of the fraternity is to encourage and give welcome recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting.
Business Ethics Association (BEA)
Business Impact Group
As part of the Consulting & Business Development Center (CBDC), BIG is a talented group of young individuals whose primary goal is to assist in the development of small businesses in economically distressed/emerging communities. Also, BIG aims to provide students with an opportunity to improve their professional growth, outside the classroom, while contributing to the development of the CBDC so that both parties can better reach their highest potential. CBDC’s Consulting Projects (MKTG 445) is highly recommended to take more engaging roles in BIG.
Business Information Technology Society (BITS)
The Business Information Technology Society (BITS) is a student-run organization within the University of Washington Business School. The objective of BITS is to provide members with a valuable edge for starting careers in information systems.
Business Leaders in Healthcare
BLHC prepares future leaders in healthcare and life sciences by fostering a connection between business and medicine, promoting professional growth, and creating a platform for students from all academic majors to engage with the local community.
Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) Student Group
Delta Sigma Pi
Our purpose is fostering the study of business in universities; encouraging scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; promoting closer affiliation between the commercial world and students.
Foster Finance Association
Dow Dawgs Finance Association provides a forum for University of Washington students to learn about the field of finance on both a personal and business level. Members have the opportunity to educate themselves as well as share what they have learned with students, faculty and the surrounding community.
Global Case Competition Club (GC3)
This Foster School student organization trains students how to tackle a case competition. Open to all UW students, this club will help students learn and improve skills that employers are looking for: problem solving, public speaking, team work, and more. Students may also have the opportunity to represent the Foster School at competitions nationally and internationally.
Husky Sales Club
The Husky Sales Club gives students the opportunity to interact and network with local sales and marketing professionals. HSC explores various aspects of selling through guest speakers, workshops, and round table discussions.
Husky Traders is the premier Collaborative Student Investment Organization at the University of Washington. Founded in January of 2011, Husky Traders seeks to provide students with an opportunity to grow both academically and professionally. Students come together from a variety of academic disciplines in order to share their insights on market developments and gain from communicating with and challenging the views of their peers.
Montlake Consulting Group (MCG)
MCG is a Student Run Consultancy. MCG offers the most talented students across all majors, providing strong analysis and fresh perspective. Consultants and analysts are drawn from the undergraduate level to provide a balanced approach and perspective to solving problems.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants is a national organization created to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors. We are focused on helping African American students in the fields of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems to create and maintain professional relationships both during and after their undergraduate careers.
Operations Supply Chain Management Club (OSCM)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Website: Student Member Center
SHRM is the world’s largest HR association and strives to further professional standards, development and certification. The group is open to anyone who wants to better investigate the Human Resource industry, wants the benefits from what HR can teach or plans on making a career out of Human Resources.
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Startup UW strives to connect undergraduate students with other students interested in entrepreneurship. We are organized under the Foster School of Business but are open to students in all majors.
Undergraduate Management Consulting Association (UMCA)
UMCA exposes students to management consulting, helps them develop the skills necessary to be successful in the field, and provides an avenue for consulting firms to target interested and talented undergraduate candidates.
Undergraduate Women in Business (UWiB)
While promoting equal opportunity and fairness, and fostering a sense of community among the undergraduate women in business students and the greater business community, UWiB provides networking and career opportunities through educational seminars and workshops.