Business Impact Group

Weekly Updates 4/25/14

Consulting Project In Motion!

Thank you to everyone who came to our kickoff event on Tuesday, we have our teams selected and this quarter's clients are Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council, Mocha Motion, and Good Hair Salon. We are excited to move forward and see how our consulting teams will help these businesses.

Mid Quarter Social - May 6th

Tuesday, May 6th, 6-8pm

Hogan Terrace (Paccar 4th Floor)

Join us for an evening of food, friends, and fun! This quarterly event is our chance to hang out with fellow BIG members outside of a professional setting. We will be having a BBQ & games, feel free to stop by whenever is convenient.

Next Year's Executive Board

Elections for next year's officers are coming up soon! If you are interested in running for a position next year, please notify Mandy. For more information about each of the individual positions, the current officers' contact information is listed below.

President: Mandy Baker -

Vice President: Jackie Nguyen -

Director of Events: Simran Singh -

Director of External Affairs: Gabriel Heckt -

Director of Membership: Olivia Edwards -

Director of Promotions: Sunny Dev -

Volunteers Needed: Breaking Ground Exhibit

The Center is looking for 5 student volunteers to help with our "Breaking Ground: Visionaries Growing Minority-Owned Businesses" event on May 13th:

The event officially begins at 3 pm, and I would request that all students helping meet at Christy's office (Mackenzie 124) at 2:45 pm. The Dean of the Foster School, several UW regents, members of the MBHF&M board, a student and Christy will speak, and then the “unveiling will occur around 3:50 pm. Each student would push their respective screen closed, and then walk into Christy's office for the public viewing of the exhibition. After that, all student volunteers are welcome to stay and view the exhibit, or leave if they wish.

Please email Christy Hansen if you're interested!

If you are not interested in volunteering but would still like to attend the event, please continue reading below.

Exhibit "Breaking Ground: Visionaries Growing Minority-Owned Businesses"

The Consulting & Business Development Center is celebrating those with a legacy of leadership in growing minority-owned businesses across the nation. The exhibition highlights in particular members of the Minority Business Hall of Fame & Museum (, and will be installed in the first floor main corridor of Mackenzie Hall.

We would like to invite you and the other members of B.I.G. to join us for the Grand Opening of the exhibition from 3 – 4:30 pm on Tuesday, May 13. Beyond honoring businesses visionaries, the goal of the exhibit is to provide young thinkers and leaders such as yourselves inspiration. The Grand Opening program will include remarks from UW representatives and the Chair of the Minority Business Hall of Fame & Museum, and the opportunity to meet the 2014 honorees. For more information, please see the attached flyer. Register using the link

Save The Dates

Tuesday May 20th - Business Week Event: BIG's Mini Case Competition

Come out to our event during Foster Business Week where BIG will hold "the world's shortest case competition." More info to come!

Tuesday June 3rd - Consulting Center Board of Directors Networking Night/Consulting Project Presentations

Join us to watch the final presentations from the three consulting teams as well as an opportunity to meet the people who work behind the scenes to make BIG and CBDC possible. This is a great chance to network with seasoned professionals from the consulting industry.

Deloitte Case Challenge - Apps due May 7th

Are you interested in learning more about Management Consulting careers? Do you enjoy working in a team to solve multidisciplinary business challenges? If so, gain real-life exposure, hands-on experience, as well as potential prizes by participating as a team in the Deloitte Consulting Case Challenge!

Competition Details

Team applications for University of Washington students are due by May 7th and the Case Competition will take place in Paccar Hall from May 9nd to May 16th.

Teams should consist of up to 4 current students from Foster School of Business, Informatics School, Economics program or any of the engineering schools.

Application Details

To participate, please submit an application online for your team of 4 by May 7th, 11:30 PM at


The winning team will receive a trophy and will be invited to join Deloitte practitioners to watch a Sounders game in Seattle

Have Questions?

Please write us at

We look forward to seeing you soon! In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions regarding the case competition or recruiting.

Best regards,

The University of Washington Team:

Case Competition Team

Campus Recruiter

Cody Palmer

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Nominate BIG for RSO Awards!

Be sure to nominate us for an outstanding RSO! If you also know a student/staff/faculty member who does an exceptional job, be sure to nominate them as well :)


Do you know a professor who has had a positive impact on students? Or an outstanding RSO that has contributed to the Foster community? This is your chance to recognize the exceptional faculty, staff, students, and RSOs who have made a difference in our community. Awards will be presented at the Foster Spotlight Dinner on May 14th.

Nominate someone for the Foster Faculty/Staff of the Year award here!

Recognize an outstanding student or RSO here!

Questions? Please contact UBC or Ali Kamenz.

Mariners Financial Services Night

You are invited to discounted ticket pricing for the first Financial Services Night at Safeco Field. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Check out our new website

Jackie was kind enough to put together an awesome new website for BIG. Be sure to thank her next time you see her :)