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Undergraduate Student Organizations

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 to maximize success. Contact Krista Jacobs the Program Manager of Student Leadership and Development for access: [email protected]. 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)

Website: uwubc.com
Email: [email protected]
The UBC is an umbrella organization designed to oversee and support all other undergraduate student organizations within Foster. Additionally, the UBC organizes, coordinates, and administers 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.

AIESEC

Website: www.instagram.com/lc_seattle
Email: [email protected]
AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run organization. It is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leadership development and cross-cultural experiences across the globe, with a focus to empower youth so they can make a positive impact on society.

Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi)

Website: www.akpsiuw.org
Email: [email protected]
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)

Website: uwama.com
Email: [email protected]
The American Marketing Association is a national organization comprised of marketing professionals and students of marketing. AMA facilitates networking opportunities and special lectures for students interested in learning more about the field of marketing, as well as for those students pursuing an internship or eventual career in marketing.

Ascend UW

Website: facebook.com/ascend.uw
Email: [email protected]
Ascend UW is focused on developing future business leaders of Pan-Asian descent. Our vision is to utilize student-run events as a tool for our members to gain much-needed leadership experience. Members also have opportunities to meet with local professionals and companies to expand their own networks, and in turn, become part of the Ascend network.

Asian Business Student Association (ABSA)

Website: uwabsa.com/
Email: [email protected]
The Asian Business Student Association is a student organization dedicated to promoting Asian culture & diversity by providing a platform for business opportunities within our communities. Our mission is to empower prospective Asian American business students to help them succeed in the professional world. We are open to all individuals from different majors and ethnicities and will provide you many resources that will ultimately prepare you for the corporate world.

Association of Black Business Students (ABBS)

Website: students.washington.edu/uwabbs/
Email: [email protected]
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. The purpose of ABBS is to recruit, assist, organize, and in any other way promote the interest and success of Black students in the Foster School of Business and interested in business-related careers. Additionally, we focus on preparing our members for internships and careers.

Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

Website: sites.uw.edu/uwalpfa/home/
Email: [email protected]
The ALPFA University of Washington (ALPFA UW) student chapter serves to enhance the personal and professional development of all students regardless of major or area of study. Together we aim to empower and develop individuals as leaders of character in every sector of the local and global economy. Our chapter is part of ALPFA – the nation’s leading Latinx professional association dedicated to promoting academic excellence and leadership among the student community that seeks to pursue and/or learn about careers in the field of business, and other professional fields.

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

Website: uwbap.org
Email: [email protected]
Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity formed in 1919. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field, such as the study and practice of accounting, finance, and information systems.

Business Ethics Association (BEA)

Website: students.washington.edu/uwbea/welcome
Email:[email protected]
BEA works to unite individuals at a local and global level by promoting the importance of ethical business practices. When you stop by a BEA meeting, you’ll either listen to a business leader emphasize the importance of personal morals and values, partake in an open-ended discussion on some of the world’s ethical issues, or socialize and network with students who believe that ethics matters in business.

Business Impact Group (BIG)

Website: facebook.com/UWBusinessImpactGroup
Email: [email protected]
The Business Impact Group (BIG) is a creative, innovative, and professional environment where students can engage with real local businesses to learn how to develop and implement business solutions. We are committed to student development through consulting opportunities where they learn valuable real-life skills. 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 with an emphasis on minority and female-owned businesses. Our projects and events strive to positively impact the local Seattle business community beyond the bottom line. Students are able to contribute every skill that they learn from class to serve businesses in need through the undergraduate consulting programs we offer.

Business Information Technology Society (BITS)

Website: uwbits.com
Email: [email protected]
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.

Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) Student Group

Website: foster.uw.edu/cisb
Email: [email protected]
The Certificate of International Studies in Business is a program that combines international business courses with advanced language training. Our purpose is to help students develop the skills to successfully engage in business around the world by deepening their understanding of the connections between business, language, and culture.

Delta Sigma Pi (DSP)

Website: dspuw.com
Email: [email protected]
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.

First Generation Business Leaders (FGBL)

Website: facebook.com/uwfgbl/
Email: [email protected]
First Generation Business Leaders (FGBL) is a student-run organization that is dedicated to empowering first-generation college students by providing the resources and support to grow personally and professionally. Our goal is to create a welcoming community for all, as we accept students from all majors and backgrounds.

Global Case Competition Club (GC3)

Website: uwgc3.com/
Email: [email protected]
GC3 is a student-lead organization that trains students how to tackle a case competition. Our purpose is to help students adopt and hone skills that employers are looking for: critical thinking, structured problem solving, public speaking, teamwork, and more. GC3 students may have the opportunity to represent the Foster School at case competitions nationally and internationally.

Husky Sales Club

Website: huskysalesclub.com
Email: [email protected]
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.

Montlake Consulting Group (MCG)

Website: MontlakeConsulting.com
Email: [email protected]
Montlake Consulting Group is a student run consultancy that works with clients, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, to help them solve their most difficult problems. Consultants gain direct hands-on experience in a client-facing environment with work in areas such as marketing, finance, and strategy. Members also have access to numerous professional development events, mentors, and our alumni network. Montlake Consulting Group is open to all majors.

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

Website: nabainc.org
Email: [email protected]
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, finance and other business professions with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors. We are focused on helping students of color in the business fields to create and maintain professional relationships both during and after their undergraduate careers.

The Native Business Association

Website: https://www.facebook.com/NBAatUW/
Email: [email protected]
The mission of the Native Business Association (NBA) is to empower and provide resources for Native students seeking opportunities within Foster and their professional fields. Building a network of Native alumni and students to create an equitable and inclusive culture at Foster that is representative of Native values.

Net Impact UW

Website: netimpactuwundergrad.squarespace.com
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Impact is an environmental and social justice business club. Our goal is to empower the business leaders of tomorrow to lead with integrity and vision. We aim at connecting students to the resources they need to create the greatest positive impact in their careers while maintaining a social and uplifting environment.

Operations Supply Chain Management Club (OSCM)

Website: www.facebook.com/oscmUW
Email: [email protected]
OSCM exposes students to operations and supply chain in different business settings and seeks to be the professional gateway for potential employers.

Phi Chi Theta (PCT)

Website: phichitheta.org
Email: [email protected]
Phi Chi Theta is a national co-ed professional business and economics fraternity devoted to professionalism, philanthropy, and community. We were founded in 1924 in Chicago by six women from competing business fraternities.

ReThink

Website: uwrethink.wordpress.com
Email: [email protected]
ReThink is focused on addressing the intersection of business and sustainability through panel speakers, case competitions, and more. We welcome students from all backgrounds and majors to join us.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Website: facebook.com/uwshrm
Email: [email protected]
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.

Startup UW

Website: facebook.com/StartupUW/
Email: [email protected]
Startup UW is the largest student-run entrepreneurship club on the UW campus. We provide resources to individuals who have any sort of interest in startups to fuel their curiosity with first-hand knowledge and help them take the steps towards pursuing their own startups. This year, Startup UW will be working with members to take them from ideation to implementation of their startup ideas in teams and will end this process with an end of year pitch to a panel of mock investors. Along the way members will have the opportunity to sit in on fireside chats with influential individuals in the startup community or have hands-on experience in workshops that focus in on specific skills. If startups interest you… Startup UW is the club for you!

UW Consulting Association (UWCA)

Website: consultingassociationuw.com
Email: [email protected]
UWCA is the one-stop-shop for management consulting at the University of Washington. Our weekly meetings feature industry professionals & recruiters, develop our core members’ professional skills, and ensure they are up to date about key businesses and consulting trends. We also strive to help members build a strong professional relationship through our peer-to-peer and alumni mentorship programs alongside exclusive networking events. UWCA is the only organization at the University of Washington that offers students the ability to work on strategy & management consulting projects focused on Seattle’s vibrant tech startup scene.

UW Finance Association (UWFA)

Website: www.uwfinanceassociation.com
Email: [email protected]
As the University of Washington’s singular and premier undergraduate finance club, the UWFA is dedicated to preparing students for excellence in finance. We tailor our organization towards our members and host events that will equip them for their careers. Our goal is to provide students with resources and opportunities in finance-related fields, as well as provide a community where we can learn from each other. We focus on preparing students for careers in the fields of investment banking, asset management, and corporate finance. We do this through four primary functions: Foster Undergraduate Investment Group, the Investment Banking Accelerator Program, general meetings, and speaker events. The former two are exclusive subgroups within the UWFA that members apply to internally; they focus on asset management and investment banking, respectively. The latter two are open meetings available to any husky undergraduate, regardless of your area of study.

Undergraduate Women in Business (UWiB)

Website: https://students.washington.edu/uwib/wordpress/
Email: u[email protected]
The mission of the Undergraduate Women in Business (UWiB) Association is to strive towards advancing the continued progress of women in business through educating and encouraging their individual development as business professionals and assist in the exploration of multiple career opportunities. UWiB will seek to promote greater awareness and understanding of ongoing issues and challenges that women presently face in business while providing professional relationships with female business leaders for the undergraduate community.