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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2008, 10:54
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Is there a website that shows the bus routes in Seattle? I'm looking for accommodation, and would like to either walk to campus (is that possible?) or hop on a bus and take a quick ride to class.


http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Choices/bus.htm

the wsdot website has a lot of good info.... hope this helps.

also, there is a ton of affordable housing near the campus, so yes, walking is def possible as well!
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2008, 19:10
Thanks hotdog! That website certainly does have a lot of info, though as I'm not familiar with the area I can't quite picture the routes yet. I'll be using Wikimapia to help me out though; it actually shows bus stops too!

So in case anyone else wants to take a look at the University and surrounding areas: http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=47.658031&lon=-122.3121&z=17&l=0&m=h&v=2
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2008, 20:07
ok I think that we now have enough Foster admits on this forum to start this:
what do you think Foster is particularly strong at in terms of the specialisations and what are you planning to specialise in and why?

Here's mine:

1. I believe Foster is particularly good at international business and is particularly good at international business in south east asia and Japan. Correct me if I am wrong

2. I am looking to do a lot of strategy classes coupled with International Business because

3. I am looking to get into strategy consulting after MBA and want to do business in South East Asia and Asia in the future.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2008, 22:27
FYI - I got my enrolment forms in the mail yesterday. That is about a week after I was called.

Fingers - No, it does not snow in Seattle much, maybe once or twice a year. This was a freakish week. It is usually near 60 this time of year.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 08:49
700 - I am pretty interested in both strategy AND east Asia... I sure hope UW is good in these areas! :-D

A couple of "FYI" for Everyone:
1) I submitted by the priority deadlines and I received my fafsa form in the mail from UW (officially denying me the stafford loans) on friday. It was one of those tiny carbon-paper envelopes like paychecks sometimes come in.
2) I got a letter in the mail from the UW grad school (not FOSTER, just the generic grad school). Anyone else get this? I thought it was funny how they said "based on Foster's recommendation I am pleased to offer you admission." So, this means that *technically* foster doesn't admit us, UW grad does. Though, I would feel like a real tool being the guy that sent out those letters. He is SUCH a rubber stamp! haha! Anyhow, it mentioned 2 things
-- Send a transcript to ANOTHER UW office (grad school, not foster)
-- Send in a $100 deposit, although "you may have sent this to your school". Does anyone know if the $100 I sent to foster was this $100?

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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 09:50
700 - I am interested in finance and management consulting.

Westsider - UW emphasizes strategy and has a large number of Asian students in general. Each student is required to take two international focus courses. When my wife went there, there were several "big wigs" from Korea, Taiwan, etc. You will gain connections in several countries.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 10:08
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Westsider - UW emphasizes strategy and has a large number of Asian students in general. Each student is required to take two international focus courses. When my wife went there, there were several "big wigs" from Korea, Taiwan, etc. You will gain connections in several countries.


WOOHOO!
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 10:24
How would you guys rate UW in tech-consulting (IT strategy) or tech-marketig (Product Management)? Because those are the areas that I am interested in. Is there anyone else here who wants to major in Tech-strategy ?

Also, do you guys predict any dip in internships and job opportunities due to the 'recession' in the US economy ?
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 10:26
I doubt internships will get hit too hard. The companies need them as a way to market themselves to students, and it is a short-term cost anyway. I don't see things getting so bad that they would want to jeopardize their recruiting relationship with the U in order to save a few bucks.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 10:33
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I agree with westsider, and I addressed the economy in my interview. I was told that in 2000 there was little to no drop off in internships and job placement.

In terms of IT - UW has just created a whole separate program for IT professionals. I am sure you can make that your focus within the full-time program. Tech is strong in Seattle because of all the technology based companies in the area.

Tech options in Seattle that I know of:
Microsoft, Hitachi, Amazon, ...
Consulting with management firms - this is a big industry, I know several of them
Healthcare industry - this is big and getting bigger
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 10:49
fingers - i replied to your email. sorry it took so long, i was away from my computer for most of the weekend.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 11:10
Thanks for your help guys ... I wonder if Apple recruits out of UW... I am a big Mac fan ! Which brings me to my second question .. will mac owners face any problems with software compatibility and stuff .. although I do have Fusion on my mac .. I was wondering if my OS X would be rendered useless ?? :(
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 11:30
I don't know if Mac recruits out of UW. I know there is a Mac section out of Microsoft that hires out of UW.

There is a thread on the accepted students forum that addresses Macs at school - current students are saying that there are no problems. Although, I hear there are problems between Macs and the new MS Office products from friends. I doubt it will be an issue for long.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 11:35
Will you guys be attending the admit weekend on the 10-12th? I just got my admit last weekend and am wondering if I should try and make it to this one or hold off for the end of may...
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 11:44
It sounds like most of the people on this site will be there in April, but it is not important. I would bet that the May admit weekend will be more popular because R4 will be over, people procrastinate, and the weather will be much nicer.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 12:11
llmmll wrote:
It sounds like most of the people on this site will be there in April, but it is not important. I would bet that the May admit weekend will be more popular because R4 will be over, people procrastinate, and the weather will be much nicer.

What? you don't want to enjoy a nice, friendly snowball fight? :-D

BTW - how would I upload a picture to this site to use as my icon?
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 12:18
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how would I upload a picture to this site to use as my icon?


download pic from web, go to user control panel, profile, edit avatar... it is clear from there
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 17:07
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700 - I am interested in finance and management consulting.

Westsider - UW emphasizes strategy and has a large number of Asian students in general. Each student is required to take two international focus courses. When my wife went there, there were several "big wigs" from Korea, Taiwan, etc. You will gain connections in several countries.


llmll,
ecouraging post right here!!! By the way have you done any research about the consulting industry in Seattle and how favoured UW is for the big consulting companies. What kind of consulting companied recruit at UW and what about the consulting internships???
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 19:49
700willdo wrote:
By the way have you done any research about the consulting industry in Seattle and how favoured UW is for the big consulting companies. What kind of consulting companied recruit at UW and what about the consulting internships???


I am not sure what you are looking for, but here is what I know:

I know that PWC, Deloite, Hitachi, and other smaller firms recruit out of UW because I know people that work there. Not sure about BC and others, but you can go out and pursue them. My wife works for a heathcare management consulting firm that recruited her out of UW and she loves it for the most part. That same firm has an IT consulting group that handles healthcare IT issues. All of these firms offer internships to UW students.

There are many many consulting firms that consult for Microsoft in different capacities that recruit out of UW.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2008, 21:47
For the out of towners: Yet another weird weather day. had about 2 hours of "snail" this evening (Snowy Hail) about 1/4-3/4" soft lumps falling. Wacky. When I moved here a year ago I was told they had a "nice spring"... My wife wouldn't lie to me - would she?! :-D
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