“The Pacific Northwest is an undeniably inspiring natural playground that balances the thriving tech economy that keeps the city humming during the week. I can’t think of a better place to earn my MBA because nowhere else that I know of can offer me such rich personal benefits so close to so many companies that are meaningfully impacting the way business is done around the world.”
“The MBA Mentor Program was a highlight in my first year. We were exposed to industry players taking time out of their busy schedules to provide support for us in so many ways. My mentor was Dennis Karlinsky, and I was able to grow a relationship with him that extended beyond the program.”
“Foster is very intentional about providing an experiential learning environment through the Applied Strategy program that’s offered Winter and Spring quarters. Many of the clients participating in this program are firms headquartered in Seattle; some are as large as Amazon and others are smaller family-owned firms with a 100+ year history working in the Pacific Northwest.”
“At Foster, my classmates represent an extraordinary range of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. I truly believe that this diversity of experiences represents the most precious opportunity to learn.”
“The classes, interview prep with MBA Career Management and my fellow students, and clubs like Foster Consulting Society helped build my knowledge and prepare me to land my job offer. Without an MBA I would never have been given such an opportunity!”
“My classmates have consistently shown their concern for not only their success but my success as well. I’ve experienced this through our conversations about career trajectory, helping each other prepare for interviews, and simply helping each other meet deadlines. I can confidently say that I am a part of a class that genuinely cares about others.”
“I was looking around at West Coast schools, and Foster eventually came to be my top choice,” says MBA alumni Jessica Green, “mostly because it was a smaller community, a better environment for me.”
“What ultimately made my decision,” she continues, “was when I visited and met students, faculty and some of the staff at Foster.” Watch the video or read more about Jessica to learn more about why Foster was a good fit for her.
Business education is at its best when students get hands-on experience with real businesses. Whether it’s an internship or a mentorship, consider the local companies you’ll connect with as an MBA student when deciding whether a school is a good fit. Seattle’s start-up culture, and our deep relationships with our region’s iconic companies offer our students many opportunities to make a positive impact, benefiting students and businesses alike.
For MBA alumni Pedro Del Castillo the most important driver of his decision to come to Foster was “the very friendly and deep network that the Foster school of business has throughout the Seattle community, where you could just reach out to anybody, and they will happily talk to you.”
“Because you’re a student they’re very open, and because you’re a student at Foster you’re immediately part of that community,” he says. Watch the video or read more about Pedro to learn more about why Foster was a good fit for him.
Hear from Wendy Guild, Assistant Dean of MBA Programs, on the community and culture that makes the University of Washington Foster School of Business unique.