Myspace founder urges Foster grads to ask “why not?”

Speaking at the Foster School’s Undergraduate Graduation Celebration in the Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Sunday, Chris DeWolfe (BA 1988) pledged to veer from commencement address orthodoxy. “It’s appropriate that we rip up the commencement speaker handbook,” DeWolfe said. “After all, you are a generation of disruptors… And unlike the professional pessimists who are cynical about... Read More

Time for a career change?

Say you are a mid-career professional and find yourself looking for a new opportunity. You may no longer be a student at the Foster School of business, but the school’s career management experts have offered some pearls of advice that you might find useful in your transition. Naomi Sanchez Assistant Dean, MBA Career Management Build relationships that will open... Read More

Amazon to Zulily

The Foster School’s comprehensive, innovative and personalized approach to career management catalyzes opportunities of a lifetime with some of the world’s best businesses “Don’t be so humble.” Jean Gekler, a career coach in the Foster School’s MBA Career Management office, crowds a large whiteboard with adjectives describing Darius Chen, a Foster MBA student transitioning from... Read More

Humanity in the workplace

Even as technology reshapes the way we interact at work, the modern emphasis on team collaboration makes professional relationships more crucial than ever. And Ryan Fehr thinks it’s high time we started tending to those relationships. In a recent “Faculty Friday” profile by The Whole U, Fehr, an assistant professor of management at the UW... Read More