Healthy living for joy, not virtue

Eat vegetables because they taste good, not because they’re good for you. Drink green tea for its exotic evocations, not its health benefits. Exercise for the joy of movement or social connection, not to burn calories. That’s the advice of Nidhi Agrawal, the Michael G. Foster Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Washington... Read More

Business Leadership Celebration honors remarkable leaders, powerful relationships

The University of Washington Foster School of Business welcomed the chairman of the board of Microsoft and honored three remarkable leaders—the driving forces behind iconic Seattle-based real estate, investment and business travel management firms—at its 24th annual Business Leadership Celebration on October 22 at the Sheraton Seattle. “Leadership is about motivating a team to do... Read More

Building business leaders for the future in Yakima

By Steve Myers, Superintendent, Educational Service District 105, Community Partnerships & Ricardo Valdez, Director, UW Yakima Valley Community Partnerships On behalf of the University of Washington Yakima Valley Community Partnerships, we would like to thank Michael Verchot and the University of Washington Consulting and Business Development Center for the many years of service to our communities. Throughout the past 20... Read More

Husky Sales Club is off to a fantastic start with their kick-off event

Tuesday, October 6th, The Foster Professional Sales Program in conjunction with the Husky Sales Club brought together 80 students and 40 corporate and sales executives from sponsoring organizations at their kick-off “Meet & Mingle” event. The goal of the event was to introduce sponsors of the Foster Professional Sales Program to exceptional UW students interested... Read More

Board Fellows Program

Students have arrived back on campus and that means that the Consulting & Business Development Center’s  2015-16 Board Fellows Program year is starting. On October 2, we held our annual kick-off breakfast where we were joined by 47 MBA and MPA students who are this year’s Fellows and representatives from our 25 nonprofit partners.  Our nonprofit... Read More

Tokyo to Dubai

Guest post by Alex Schaeffer (BABA 2005). Alex also earned a Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) from the Foster School. As director of Lincoln Middle East, I am responsible for spearheading Lincoln’s brand transformation in the region. I work closely with cross-functional teams that range from sales to design to ensure the product... Read More

UW Innovation Day brings government representatives to campus

Twenty-seven state representatives toured the University of Washington’s innovation centers on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 for UW Innovation Day. The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship’s director, Connie Bourassa-Shaw, spoke to the representatives about the Buerk Center’s programs and successes. Several graduates of the Buerk Center’s programs and competitions were also able to speak to the representatives about their entrepreneurial... Read More

What tea can be

With the acquisition and integration of Teavana, Starbucks makes its biggest play to bring an elevated experience of tea to the world Behind the elegant wooden counter, a wall of cylindrical tins rises to the ceiling in tidy vertical regiments of white, green, black, blue, purple, orange and red, like a color-coded apothecary shop. Each... Read More