Three Year Advisor Program
At Pacific Coast Banking School, it is important that our students have the ability
to seek advice from alumni during the entire three year program. For this reason, we
have an advisory program in each year to help our students meet their tasks for that
In Year One, the students are divided into small groups and assigned an
Executive Student Advisor. Every Executive Student Advisor is a PCBS alumni, selected
for his or her leadership qualities and communication skills. Their focus is to create
and enhance opportunities for each individual to ask questions, strengthen their network,
and feel connected early in the PCBS experience. These advisors will be on campus the entire
first week of the session, and accessible before and after that time. Read more:
2013 Executive Student Advisors
In Year Two, students select a
topic and begin planning their Management Reports, which are submitted during their final year.
After completing their report proposal, PCBS chooses the best Management Report Advisor for them, based on the expertise needed to
appropriately guide the student in the report topic. Most Management Report Advisors are
graduates of PCBS, and are available to guide their student during and between the second
and third year sessions.
In Year Three, students complete their studies at the resident session
on the University of Washington campus. Our cornerstone program, LeaderSim™ runs
during this last session in tandem with our Bank Management Simulation
program. In small teams, students identify their leadership strengths and weaknesses, guided by highly skilled
LeaderSim advisors. These same student teams apply this knowledge in Bank Management
Simulation, where they manage a simulated bank while facing very real leadership challenges.