Thirteen years of fresh ideas

Ben Hallen moves to the front of the classroom in the University of Washington’s PACCAR Hall to welcome 50 faculty members and 37 PhD students to Seattle. For some, it’s their first time in the Pacific Northwest, many flying from around the globe. It’s the 13th year of the West Coast Research Symposium, and Hallen’s... Read More

The beauty of a simple shower

In 1998, James Peet was a former police officer and park ranger turned PhD candidate in geography when he saw the poster advertising the University of Washington’s first Business Plan Competition (BPC).  Peet’s entry was a geography-based web program for real estate use named Pacific Geographic. That plan, which Peet describes as a “better alternative”... Read More

A bright idea from Ario Living

One year after finishing his master’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Washington, Bing Chen sits in a coffee shop with caffeine in hand, contemplating the room’s lighting. It’s 9 a.m. on a rainy Seattle day. “The light in here is too warm,” Chen says. “It should be brighter at this time in... Read More

YEOC: The December and January sessions

This post was written by YEOC Program Manager Korrie Miller, M.Ed. December The December session of YEOC was focused on the field of finance. The professional development of the day focused on polishing students resumes in preperation for our annual YEOC career fair, this workshop was led by Christine Perez from EY. Our second morning... Read More

Cloud competitors

Seattle is known at the “Cloud City” for more than just its infamous rainy weather. The expansion of the IT business environment has taken the city by storm. With businesses from startups to well-known B2B brands, Cloud computing clearly represents the future of business operations. The global professional services firm, Accenture partnered with The Foster... Read More

European Union deep dive

This past fall 26 Foster School students studied for a semester at one of the ten undergraduate business school partners across Europe. During a typical semester abroad, undergraduates stay in dorms with local students, take business coursework, and explore. They learn about and engage with the new city, country and culture where they are living. For... Read More