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Career Management

Career Management offers professional coaching, resources, events, and experiences to help you take your career to the next level.

Individual Career Coaching

Professional coaching is available to discuss your specific career development and job search needs, including resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and employment offer negotiations. Students can schedule meetings through an easy-to-use calendaring system.

Job Search, Work Teams, and Career Change Groups

Students can join small groups to gain guidance, support, and accountability around systematic, effective job searching or career switching processes. These groups create unique networking and bonding opportunities across other University of Washington MBA cohorts (Executive MBA, Technology Management MBA, and Hybrid MBA students).

Programming & Workshops

Career Management hosts various events throughout the year to enhance your job transition and career advancement strategies. Topics range from career exploration, written communications, resume and LinkedIn optimization, interviewing skills, and salary negotiation to a month-long Career Expo to learn about career fields from MBA alumni panel sessions.

These events take place virtually and in person during the duration of the program.

MBA Treks

An MBA Trek is a curated trip to a single company or a key metropolitan area. The goal is to experience diverse industries and companies, from multinational giants to early-stage, well-funded startups, and incubators. Foster MBA students have visited numerous companies, both virtually and in person, in the Seattle metropolitan area, the Bay Area, Austin, and Portland. Read about a Portland Trek.


The speaker series showcases successful leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs from a variety of organizational sizes. Topics span leadership, entrepreneurship, and globalization to social innovation and business growth strategies. An event brings students, alumni, and community members together to network as well as hear leadership philosophies and strategies that have transformed a speaker’s career, organization, and life.

Networking Events

You will find opportunities to network with students and alumni from the EMBA, TMMBA, and Hybrid MBA Programs. You can also connect with leading employers through events such as company information sessions and a virtual career fair.


The Mentoring Program is an opt-in application-based program. Its primary goal is to provide opportunities for rewarding conversations around professional experience, career development, and situational advice. Mentors are successful, respected Foster MBA alumni in senior-level roles from numerous companies and industries including consulting, technology, consumer goods, and health care. The program has a custom software platform that assists in building a mentoring community, supporting mentor-mentee matching, and measuring program effectiveness.

On-Demand Career Course

Students have access to an on-demand Career Management course with resources from developing a distinctive personal brand and clear elevator pitch to a compelling LinkedIn profile, keyword-optimized resume, and employment offer negotiation planning.

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