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The Role of the Company Advisor (CA)

Company Advisors (CAs) are directly responsible for shaping the futures of today’s teens. Not only do they serve as real-world role models from the professional sector, they also develop mentor connections with the teens helping to inspire a future of opportunity. Watch our 35th Anniversary Washington Business Week video for some volunteer testimonials.

Washington Business Week places high school students in a dynamic workplace simulation where they role play as industry professionals, launch a company, and solve real-world  challenges.

As a Company Advisor (CA), you will be the team’s guide. Educate and empower students to take ownership of their experience, and develop your leadership skills in the process. Share your expertise, engage them in critical thinking exercises, and provide feedback on the team’s mission and vision.


The CA Experience: Professional Development Opportunity

In just one week, you will have the opportunity to mentor high school students and become more effective leaders in the process. CAs motivate and educate students how to run a company, make real-world decisions and network with professionals.

If you are interested in pursuing this program as a professional development opportunity, feel free to share this information with your employer.

Many past Company Advisors have identified sharpening such competencies as:

  • Coaching/mentoring
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Influencing
  • Presenting information
  • Delegating, and
  • Teambuilding

Our Corporate Partners include:

The Boeing Company, PEMCO, State Farm,

Deloitte & Touche, Sterling Bank, KeyBank,

Puget Sound Energy, Nucor Steel,

US Bank, SALAL Credit Union, BECU,

First Choice Health, Premera Blue Cross

and many others...

Join them as volunteers this summer!


FAQ's about Being a Summer Company Advisor

What is the time commitment?

Daily programming begins in early morning and concludes in early evening.

What kind of training will I receive?

Washington Business Week requires CAs to attend one half-day training in June prior to the program, as well as a full day of training on campus right before the program begins (on Saturday).

What does it cost?

Many companies see Business Week as a professional development tool and pay for their employees to participate. Company Advisor fee varies depending on program and campus.


Ready to sign up?

Apply today!


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