Jobs and Internships
Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is one of today's fastest changing and fastest growing fields in academia and industry. Today the work of human centered designers can vary greatly; user research, games design, user interface design, and multimedia and website development, and content computing figure more and more prominently, and HCDE job titles now include "applications developer" and "interactive experience designer" as often as "content developer."
Be sure to review internships posted on our department's Internship Database, as well as the Engineering Co-Op Program. For full time employment opportunities, be sure to visit the HCDE Career Network on AfterCollege.com. The HCDE Blog has information about work-study and TA/RA appointments, as well as other great job-finding resources. Another great resource for current UW students is the UW Career Center's Husky Jobs.
A recent sampling of our alumni on LinkedIn reveals the following job titles: user experience designers and architects, user researchers, content strategists and publishers, programming writers and editors, web designers, information developers, instructional designers, documentation managers, globalization managers, product and program managers, technical writers and editors, etc.
Our students put their HCDE skills to work in high-tech industries, such as Microsoft, Boeing, Intel, IBM, and Google, as well as work for small companies and non-profits.
I Chose Human Centered Design & Engineering
"HCDE does a good job of promoting career opportunities to its students. The department lists relevant jobs and internships and also hosts portfolio reviews, mentoring nights, career fairs, and recruiting sessions. An industry advisory board helps keep the program in sync with the field. In addition, alumni take an active role in mentoring, recruiting and otherwise supporting HCDE students. "
—Dharma Dailey, MS Class of 2013