About

Welcome to the Foster Veterans Association!

The Foster Veterans Association is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Foster MBA students who have served, or are currently serving in the armed forces of their respective countries. We are committed to furthering the goals of our members through three areas:

  • Ease the transition of new veterans and help translate their unique and extraordinary experiences into meaningful careers

  • Strengthen the veteran network in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound

  • Grow and deepen the bonds between veterans and non-veterans in the program

Fundamentally, we are committed to enhancing camaraderie and esprit de corps through service to each other, the Foster School of Business, and the community in which we study and live.

Applicants for the Class of 2021 – Thank you for your interest in our incredible program! Consider attending a Class Visit or Shadow Day Event located on the Foster Admissions page. If you end up taking advantage of this, please reach out to us at the email below.

If you are a veteran thinking about business school – Foster should absolutely be on your list! Email us here for more information about how a Foster MBA/Vet succeeds in an ever-changing globalized economy. You can also listen to Foster Communities Veteran Webinar focused on informing admitted and prospective students.

 

Mission

Vision

Foster Veterans association vision

The vision of the Foster Veterans Association is to be a model for diversity groups on how to cultivate the principles of service among its members and the community through aiding in the transition from the military, creating and nurturing a strong veteran network in Seattle, and deepening the relationships between veterans and non-veterans.

Mission

The Foster Veterans Association will help prepare Foster student veterans to celebrate their service and translate their unique experiences into meaningful careers, while also engaging non-veterans to exchange ideas and perspectives in a way that will deepen the bonds between us and the larger veteran community. We will accomplish this by:

1)   Promoting the celebration of diversity among our community by creating an environment where veterans and veteran allies can learn from one another.

2)   Providing resources to veterans to help their transition and career pursuits.

3) Strengthen and deepen the veteran network in the Puget Sound by connecting student veterans with veteran leaders in the community.

4) Retain the core values derived from the military to further the concept of “servant-leadership” beyond active service.

Leadership
DEREK HEINONEN CO- PRESIDENT

DEREK HEINONEN
CO-PRESIDENT

KURT YEAGER  CO-PRESIDENT

KURT YEAGER
CO-PRESIDENT

 
 
Events

Upcoming Events

We hope you will join us at the Seattle Opera House for the:
 

Foster Veterans Association Happy Hour
Friday November 1, 2019, 18:00-20:30

REGISTER HERE

On Friday, November 1, 2019, you’ll have a unique opportunity to meet current students and alumni in the Foster Veteran community at the Foster Veterans Association Happy Hour here in Seattle. Food and drink are provided, guests are welcome. Email mbavets@uw.edu for more information.


If you are a veteran planning to apply to the MBA Program to start in Autumn 2020, you'll also want to register for: 
 

Experience Foster: Veterans
Thursday, October 31, 2019 

REGISTER HERE

Round 1 veteran applicants who have been invited to interview, as well as Round 2 applicants who are still preparing their application, are invited to experience a Foster MBA class, join our students for lunch and meet foster MBA staff at Experience Foster: Veterans on October 31. This is an excellent opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Foster Student, gain access to current students and ask them questions about their experience, and preview some of the classes at Foster that make our program unique. Email mbavets@uw.edu for more information.



Previous Events

May 8th, 2018 – Doing Business as a Veteran Abroad

January 25th, 2018 – Veterans Resume Workshop with Dodi Briscoe

January 16th, 2018 – Special Screening of “The Long Road Home”

January 5th, 2018 – Zillow Company Visit

November 21st, 2017 – Ruck it 5K

November 19th to 21st, 2017 – MBA Veterans Conference in Chicago

November 11th, 2017 – Husky Alumni Veteran Watch Party

November 8th, 2017 – Experiencing Foster Program

November 2nd, 2017 – Foster School Centennial Leadership Dinner

September 28th, 2017 – Veteran Transition Success Workshop




Alumni

Alumni: Your time as an MBA candidate may be over, but there are numerous ways to stay connected and continue contributing to the Foster veteran community.

As a veteran or veteran ally, you understand there are many unfamiliar aspects of the civilian job search, particularly for those who have recently transitioned. The different firms and job functions, basic networking etiquette, and even cultural fit can surprise those who have just left the military. If you are willing to offer assistance to transitioning veterans as they navigate through the Foster School of Business, please sign up using the Mentor Registration Form.

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