Coming into the Foster Consulting Program, I had zero experience with consulting and barely any experience in the business world in general. Although there was a steep learning curve, I gained countless skills in public speaking, teamwork, and critical thinking. I now know how to break down complex client problems and work collaboratively to develop innovative, research-backed solutions. Being able to work with a local small business, especially during a pandemic, was extremely fulfilling. Because of the Foster Consulting Program, I now have a new set of skills as well as a strong business consulting network at UW.
– Rayna Nutakki, Freshman, 2024