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Consulting Programs for Businesses

We offer business consulting programs ranging in length from 1-week to 9-months. During the program, students and professional mentors work side-by-side with business owners on projects aimed at improving the bottom line and stimulating new growth. Contact Wil Tutol to learn more.
 
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Student Consulting Program

Teams of undergraduates work with businesses from under-served communities. Teams consist of 4-5 students, mentors from the Seattle Rotary Club, and professional advisors from local consulting firms.

Businesses selected to participate receive accounting and financial management assistance, risk management advice, mentoring from business executives, and access to cutting-edge business management techniques. Partnerships with the King County Bar Association, the Seattle Rotary Club, Foster School of Business alumni and leading corporations enhance the more than 500 hours of consulting work provided to each client by students. This intensive consulting program lasts approximately nine months and begins each September.

BIG Consulting Program

Teams of undergraduate students from the Business Impact Group (BIG) and professional advisors work with local businesses on a short-term project. (6-8 weeks, offered fall, winter, and spring quarter)

Consulting Challenge

Teams of students analyze the financial and business performance of a small business. Top teams receive cash prizes. (1 week, MBA- fall quarter, undergraduates- spring quarter)

Summer Internship Program

Undergraduate students spend the summer working with three clients. Internships are available each summer. Interns are advised by professional consultants. (10 weeks, summer)

MBA Tribal Internship Program

Graduate students work with local Native American Tribes on economic development projects. (Ongoing)

Consulting Project Examples

Financial analysis
Marketing and branding strategy
Human resources management
Accounting systems analysis
Business plan creation
Production processes/operations analysis
Customer relationship management systems

Past Clients

Salvadorian Bakery
Toddler Tech Childcare Center
Ezell’s Chicken
Daniel Smith
Good Hair Salon
Multiservicios
Sealaska
Judkin’s Street Café
South Park Retail Merchant Association
Lam’s Seafood
Uwajimaya
Wan Hua Foods
Atlantic Street Center
Maya’s Family Restaurant
That Brown Girl Catering
SeaTac Small Business Association