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Business Research Program

Our Business Research Program generates briefs and short-form content on issues important to small businesses, while helping students develop critical skills. By researching, interviewing stakeholders, and working with data, participants can expect to gain foundational analysis and research skills, all while drawing insight for the small business community.

Researchers are selected from the same general application which will reopen in fall.

What we are looking at

Disclaimer: BRP research can be used and distributed, as long as BIG is credited

  • How can I get involved?
    The Foster Consulting Program operates in Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter for University of Washington Seattle undergraduates. Applications will open up on our website for the first two weeks of each quarter. We encourage everyone who is interested to apply; no experience is required.
  • What's in it for me?
    Participation in the Foster Consulting Program allows you to get real-world consulting experience. You an opportunity to apply those skills and the knowledge you have gained in the classroom to real problems facing local businesses. Additionally, you will develop and build on those skills throughout the program by getting valuable advice from industry experts who are assigned advisors to your team.
  • When does the Foster Consulting Program start?
    The Foster Consulting Program lasts around 6 weeks, typically kicking off during Week 2 of the quarter and concluding in Week 8.
  • Do I have to be a Business major to join?
    No, we welcome students from all majors to apply. We look for any student who is eager to help local organizations and passionate about engaging with the community. The teams with a diverse set of skills are often those that perform the best!
  • What is the average time commitment?
    The average weekly expected time commitment is 6-8 hours.
  • How should interested businesses get in touch?
    Interested businesses or advisors please contact Vy Nguyen Consulting and Business Center - Assistant Director Email vyng13@uw.edu Tel 206-543-3681
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