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Foster Week of Service 2011

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Foster Week of Service 2011This year marked Foster’s third year of participation in the Foster Week of Service, a week dedicated to students joining together and giving back to the community. Partnering with the Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC), the Undergraduate Business Council was host to ten different student organizations with approximately 11 events during the week of January 18th that focused on hands-on service activities and reaching out to the Seattle community.  More than 200 Foster students and faculty members came together during the week to take part in these events, which ranged from activities such as participating in a Corporate Social Responsibility panel, to tutoring at the Refugee Women’s Alliance in Seattle, and donating items and preparing dinner for the Roots Seattle Youth Shelter.  

This event has steadily grown over the past three years, and organizers hope it will continue to grow in the future. Overall, Foster Week of Service was the perfect opportunity for students to think outside of the typical business-setting and focus on community awareness and philanthropy.

Foster Business Week 2010

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

UBC members sell t-shirts and tickets at the BizBQEach year, the Undergraduate Business Council coordinates the largest student-run event at the Foster School each May. Foster Business Week is made up of individual events– from speakers to barbeques to awareness events– all put on by Foster clubs and organizations in order to raise awareness of the business school on campus, and to celebrate our Foster community.

This year, Michelle Choe won the FBW Theme Contest with her submission of  ”Work it Harder, Make it Better, Do it FOSTER, Makes us Stronger” and the planning kept rolling from there. By the time the week was over, events included: Musical Chairs Tournament sponsored by ABBS;  the 2nd Annual Ethics Case Competition sponsored by MUSH and UBC; the  Spring Cruise sponsored by AKPsi; Salsa Dance Lessons sponsored by HBSA; Sales Career Fair sponsored by USC and the always popular Foster Pub Crawl on the Ave sponsored by UBC.

This was the last year that the annual BizBQ was held at Balmer Hall, due to the building’s scheduled demolition in the Fall. Undergraduate Programs Office staff flipped burgers and veggie burgers for the 12th year in a row, and all of those burgers fed over 450 people in two hours– including some of the construction workers who are completing the new Paccar Hall!

The week was a huge success, and plans are already under way for Foster Business Week 2011!

Members of UBC and MUSH with the winners of the 2nd Annual Foster Ethics Case Competition.

Members of UBC and MUSH with the winners of the 2nd Annual Foster Ethics Case Competition.

Students scramble for seats at the Musical Chairs Tournament sponsored by ABBS.

Students scramble for seats at the Musical Chairs Tournament sponsored by ABBS.

UBC Peer Mentorship Kick-Off

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
Two students discuss goals for the quarter during the UBC Peer Mentorship Kick-Off

Two students discuss goals for the quarter during the UBC Peer Mentorship Kick-Off

The Undergraduate Business Council’s brand new Mentorship Program got off to a great start with our Peer Mentorship Kick-Off last Wednesday, October 14th. The program, which has two tiers, focuses on pairing new students with an upper classmen mentor during Autumn Quarter, and then pairing those upper classmen with professional mentors later in the school year.  New students learned about the program during their summer orientations, and were encouraged to register in order to ease the transition to UW.  Over the course of the Autumn quarter, mentors are required to meet up with their mentees on at least five occasions and are encouraged to attend Foster and campus events together.

More than 80 students are participating in the program this quarter as either a mentor or mentee. The majority of the students involved were at the Kick-off, where mentors and mentees discussed goals and swapped contact information over pizza in a casual setting.   

Ashley M. Farnsworth (Senior, Marketing & HR Management),  Co-Chair – Undergraduate Business Council 

Mike McLaughlin and Alex Wortman get to know each other over pizza.

Mike McLaughlin and Alex Wortman get to know each other over pizza.