Congratulations! It is my honor and privilege to join my fellow classmates in welcoming you to the Evening MBA Program at the UW Foster School of Business.
Each of us has unique reasons for pursuing our MBA. Whether it’s to push towards career goals or simply seeking new challenges, we are all motivated to invest in ourselves today to capitalize on the opportunities of tomorrow. There is no doubt that you have worked hard to get here. In addition to studying for the GMAT and writing your application, you put careful thought into making the decision to attend Foster. While our individual reasons for enrolling may be different, we share the same belief that earning an MBA from Foster will make a difference in our future.
Undisputedly, we belong to a program that has world class faculty and staff. The opportunities are plentiful and the resources vast. In addition, Foster is home to an incredible group of students. You may have also already heard terms like “One Foster” or “Foster Family”. While your studies and coursework are critical to your MBA, I am confident that your experience will also extend beyond the classroom. What makes this program so special is the shared belief that our relationships are integral to our success. I encourage you to connect with your peers and learn from one another. You are our greatest resource!
Another resource that has shaped my MBA experience is the student-run board – the Evening MBA Association (commonly referred to as the MBAA). The board is here to oversee the majority of extracurricular events at Foster including networking events, speaker series, clubs, volunteer opportunities and social gatherings. I encourage you to join the MBAA to have access to the opportunities that make Foster so special. To join the MBAA, please visit our membership page. http://evening.fostermbaa.com/join-the-mbaa/
Again, congratulations on the beginning of this exciting chapter. You will continually hear from me, as well as other members of the MBAA, as we share updates on activities happening outside of the classroom. If there is anything that we can do to support you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Until then, I look forward to meeting you in-person and seeing you in PACCAR Hall this fall quarter!
Michaela Byrne Osher
President, Evening MBA Association
Class of 2017