Student Organizations

The Foster School of Business encourages participation in student activities and organizations as an excellent way to experience personal growth, meet new friends, share common interests with other students, faculty and staff, and have some fun outside the classroom. Through participation in these organizations, students can enhance leadership and engage in experiential learning while working to fulfill organizational goals.

Registered Student Organization (RSO) officers and members can use the Foster RSO Resource Board as a first stop for frequently asked questions, guidelines and resources, discussion boards and other useful links in order to maximize success.

If you'd like to broaden your scope beyond the business school, look for groups at UW that share your interests through UW Registered Student Organization Directory.

Advertising Club (Ad Club UW)
Website: facebook.com/adclubuw
Email: adclub@uw.edu

Ad Club UW is a student-run organization providing its members with education and experience opportunities in the field of advertising. Members learn about the industry through guest speakers and agency visits, then have the opportunity to apply what they have learned to gain valuable experience by working on campaign teams for real clients.

AIESEC
Website: aiesecseattle.org
Email: aiesecerseattle@gmail.com

AIESEC is an international student-run organization dedicated to increasing cultural understanding and cooperation through running an international paid-internship program. AIESEC helps U.S. companies reach out to young business and I.T. professionals.

Alpha Kappa Psi
Website: students.washington.edu/akappsi/
Email: akappsi@u.washington.edu

Alpha Kappa Psi is a professional business fraternity dedicated to furthering the academic and professional development of its members. Alpha Kappa Psi promotes positive opportunities, experiences and ideals for its members by emphasizing the importance of brotherhood, unity, leadership and education.

American Marketing Association (AMA)
Website: uwama.com
Email: amaclub@uw.edu

The American Marketing Association is a national organization comprised of marketing professionals and students of marketing. AMA facilitates networking opportunities and special lectures for student interested in learning more about the field of marketing, as well as for those students pursuing an internship or eventual career in marketing.

Ascend UW
Website: students.washington.edu/uwascend/
Email: uwascend@uw.edu
 
Ascend is a professional business organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians. Ascends’ vision is to enhance the presence and influence of current and future business leaders of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and to serve as a collective voice for those business communities.

Asian Business Student Association (ABSA)
Website: uwabsa.org
Email: absa@uw.edu

ABSA is a student organization dedicated to promoting Asian culture & diversity by providing a platform for business opportunities within our communities. We reach out to all individuals from different majors and ethnicities and provide them with advancement opportunities though leading club initiatives that will educate, connect, and ultimately, prepare members for the corporate world.

Association of Black Business Students (ABBS)
Website: students.washington.edu/uwabbs/
Email: uwabbs@uw.edu

The Association of Black Business Students (ABBS) is a student-run organization founded in 1970 for black students, from any field of study, who are interested in careers in business and other related fields. ABBS is geared towards successfully assisting and promoting the interest and success of black students in the business environment.

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
Website: uw.seattlealpfa.org
Email: alpfastudents@gmail.com

ALPFA creates a community for UW students, helping them develop the skills needed to succeed in school and in the future. ALPFA exposes students to minority professionals and to employers interested in minority recruiting. All students, regardless of ethnicity or national origins, are welcome.

Beta Alpha Psi 
Website: uwbap.org
Email: uwbap@uw.edu

Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity formed in 1919. The primary objective of the fraternity is to encourage and give welcome recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. 

Business Ethics Association (BEA)
Website: businessethicsassociation.com
Email: huskybea@gmail.com

BEA works to unite individuals at a local and global level by promoting the importance of ethical business practices.


Business Impact Group
Website: facebook.com/UWBusinessImpactGroup
Email: bedclt@uw.edu

As part of the Consulting & Business Development Center (CBDC), BIG is a talented group of young individuals whose primary goal is to assist in the development of small businesses in economically distressed/emerging communities. Also, BIG aims to provide students with an opportunity to improve their professional growth, outside the classroom, while contributing to the development of the CBDC so that both parties can better reach their highest potential. CBDC’s Consulting Projects (MKTG 445) is highly recommended to take more engaging roles in BIG.



Business Information Technology Society (BITS)

Website: students.washington.edu/bits
Email: bits@uw.edu

The Business Information Technology Society (BITS) is a student-run organization within the University of Washington Business School. The objective of BITS is to provide members with a valuable edge for starting careers in information systems.

Business Leaders in Healthcare
Website: students.washington.edu/blhc
Email: blhc@uw.edu

BLHC prepares future leaders in healthcare and life sciences by fostering a connection between business and medicine, promoting professional growth, and creating a platform for students from all academic majors to engage with the local community.


Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) Student Group
Website: students.washington.edu/cisbmail
Email: cisb@uw.edu

Our purpose is to provide students with a bridge between the business world with learning of cultural aspects that make us unique.

Delta Sigma Pi 

Website: facebook.com/UWDeltaSigmaPi
Email: 
deltasig.uw@gmail.com

Our purpose is fostering the study of business in universities; encouraging scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; promoting closer affiliation between the commercial world and students.


Foster Finance Association
Website: facebook.com/groups/dowdawgs
Email: dowdawgs@uw.edu

Foster Finance Association provides a forum for University of Washington students to learn about the field of finance on both a personal and business level. Members have the opportunity to educate themselves as well as share what they have learned with students, faculty and the surrounding community.

Husky Sales Club
Website: huskysalesclub.wix.com/home
Email: huskysalesclub@gmail.com


The Husky Sales Club gives students the opportunity to interact and network with local sales and marketing professionals. HSC explores various aspects of selling through guest speakers, workshops, and round table discussions.


Husky Traders
Website: huskytraders.com
Email: traders@uw.edu

Husky Traders is the premier Collaborative Student Investment Organization at the University of Washington. Founded in January of 2011, Husky Traders seeks to provide students with an opportunity to grow both academically and professionally. Students come together from a variety of academic disciplines in order to share their insights on market developments and gain from communicating with and challenging the views of their peers.


Market Driven Investors
Website: 
www.uwmdi.com
Email: uwmdi@uw.edu 

Market Driven Investors is an exciting and dynamic club whose goal is to create a comprehensive financial experience for University of Washington students. MDI provides members an opportunity to connect with highly experienced professionals in every area of finance and hone their skills through application-based training events. Our mission is to fill the gap between classroom theory and practical application while providing students maximum opportunity for success in their career. 


Montlake Consulting Group (MCG)
Website: MontlakeConsulting.com
Email: MontlakeConsulting@gmail.com

MCG is a Student Run Consultancy. MCG offers the most talented students across all majors, providing strong analysis and fresh perspective. Consultants and analysts are drawn from the undergraduate level to provide a balanced approach and perspective to solving problems.


National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
Website: nabainc.org
Email: naba@uw.edu

The National Association of Black Accountants is a national organization created to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors. We are focused on helping African American students in the fields of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems to create and maintain professional relationships both during and after their undergraduate careers.


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Website: students.washington.edu/shrm
Email: shrm@u.washington.edu

SHRM is the world's largest HR association and strives to further professional standards, development and certification. The group is open to anyone who wants to better investigate the Human Resource industry, wants the benefits from what HR can teach or plans on making a career out of Human Resources.


Startup UW
Website: startupuw.com
Email: startupuw@uw.edu

Startup UW strives to connect undergraduate students with other students interested in entrepreneurship. We are organized under the Foster School of Business but are open to students in all majors.

Undergraduate Business Council (UBC)
Website: students.washington.edu/ubc/
Email: ubc@uw.edu

The UBC is an umbrella organization designed to oversee and support all other undergraduate student organizations within Foster. Additionally, the UBC organizes, coordinates and administrates philanthropic, social and educational events for students, faculty and alum. The goal of the UBC is to serve the entirety of the Foster community through dedicated and applied leadership.


Undergraduate Management Consulting Association (UMCA)

Website: uwumca.com
Email: umca@u.washington.edu

UMCA exposes students to management consulting, helps them develop the skills necessary to be successful in the field, and provides an avenue for consulting firms to target interested and talented undergraduate candidates.

Undergraduate Operations Management Club
Website: facebook.com/OpsClubUW
Email: opsm@uw.edu



Undergraduate Women in Business (UWiB)
Website: uwuwib.com
Email: uwib@u.washington.edu

While promoting equal opportunity and fairness, and fostering a sense of community among the undergraduate women in business students and the greater business community, UWiB provides networking and career opportunities through educational seminars and workshops.