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Fostering Inclusive Futures in Accounting Weekend

JANUARY 31ST – February 2ND, 2025

Designed to increase access to careers in accounting for historically marginalized and underrepresented communities, the Foster School’s Masters of Accounting programs will hold its Fostering Inclusive Futures in Accounting Weekend on April 12th to April 14th, 2024. Hotel accommodation, meals, and airfare will be provided for those coming from outside the area.

By all accounts, this past year’s 2024 event was a huge success, and we intend for 2025 to be even better. Read more about last year’s event.

Why UW?

At the University of Washington, the Foster School of Business offers two accelerated 9-month accounting master’s programs.

The Master of Science in Taxation (MST) prepares students for high-level careers in taxation, where economic decision-making depends on an in-depth knowledge of the tax code and its ramifications.

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) offers a winter internship and focused coursework that blends audit and assurance, with data analytics and emerging technologies for a leading-edge accounting career.

As a whole, the UW is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff, and strongly encourages student applications from underrepresented minorities.

  • Fostering Diversity: Find information on Foster’s DEI journey — our history, what we are currently doing, and what we are challenging ourselves to achieve in the future.
  • University of Washington Graduate Student Equity & Excellence, the office of the Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE) provides leadership and advocacy to achieve equitable representation, access and success for graduate students of color at the University of Washington.
  • Fostering Community Thursdays: Space generated for Foster’s graduate students of color and international students to connect, build community and chat about real-life experiences. Meetings are posted throughout the year.
  • UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity provides outreach and academic support services for University of Washington students.
  • Foster Listens: The Foster School of Business is dedicated to hearing out the needs, issues, and dreams of our community. With Foster Listens, we hope to make a safe, warm, and easy way to share your experiences with us. Our community matters, and together we can foster progress to better our Foster School, and humanity.
  • Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center: Part of The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, the Kelly ECC has a wealth of resources and opportunities available to students including student advising, organizational development, personal growth, and referrals to different departments and programs.
  • CIRCLE: The Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) is the UW’s primary portal to resources, community, and activities that help international and domestic students maximize their Husky Experience, together.
  • Student Veteran Life: Student Veteran Life serves a diverse community of scholars who have served their country and now want to advance their lives and education at the University of Washington.
  • Q Center: Serves students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientation, identities and expressions. Hosts and supports student groups and events.
Support Fostering Inclusion in Accounting Weekend Students

Corporate and individual donors are instrumental in our efforts to host the Fostering Inclusion in Accounting Weekend. We invite you to demonstrate your commitment to our community by donating to this program. Your philanthropic support supports student scholarships, travel, and program fees.

To make a gift, please contact Eileen Bhatia or donate online here.

Supporting DEI initiatives for Foster students, staff, and faculty, and beyond

A powerful signal to our community about our commitment to diversity and inclusion as a strategic priority for the school, this new fund supports Foster DEI efforts including diversifying faculty, creating belonging within our community, and increasing access. Learn more.

Applying to attend

Who should attend

  • Students who identify as part of historically underrepresented communities.
    • Examples of these communities include American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian & First Generation college students.
  • Students belonging to other underrepresented communities, and those who are interested in supporting these communities, are also welcome to apply.
  • Students who are sophomore, junior, or senior status (preference given to junior students).
Fostering Inclusive Futures in Accounting Weekend

January 31 – February 2, 2025
Seattle, WA

Steps to apply

Weekend Agenda

We are excited to welcome students to the UW Seattle campus. View the weekend agenda below to learn more.

Arrive to Seattle and check into hotel
Enjoy the evening with the Foster School of Business.

  • Meet the staff & faculty, review the weekend’s agenda.
  • Dinner & Activities in Seattle with current students, local professionals, and Foster staff & faculty.
Diversity in Seattle Accounting Panel
Campus Tour
Career Services workshop

  • Resume building
  • Elevator pitch
  • Speed recruiting with Big 4 recrutiers
Overview of MPAcc & MST Programs
Application & Scholarship Information
Explore Seattle & dinner downtown
Travel to Airport, fly back home

Fostering Inclusive Futures in Accounting - Contact Us

Adam Shinn
Adam Shinn
Director, MST & MPAcc
Founders Hall 549
Elba Moise
Elba Moise
Inclusion & Community Manager
PACCAR Hall 455
Michael Morrison
Michael Morrison
Assistant Director of Student Services
Founders Hall 534