CAP Membership Benefits

Corporate Affiliates enjoy a deep connection with HCDE that fosters long-term relationships, leading to technical exchange; collaboration opportunities; job and internship recruitment; industry networking; and access to highly competitive faculty, students, and alumni. Affiliates choose their level of membership and tailor engagement plans based on the needs of their company and their desired level of involvement with HCDE.

To learn more about the program or become a partner, contact Liz Young, HCDE Corporate Affiliates Program & Events Manager at youngl9@uw.edu.

Membership Levels

Associate Member ($1000/year)

  • Connection
    • Invitations to HCDE events throughout the year including HCDE’s Career Fair, the Corporate Affiliates Luncheon, Open House, networking nights, and other exclusive events
    • HCDE updates via departmental print publications and electronic newsletters
  • Job and Internship Recruitment
    • Early access, free parking, and complimentary registration to the annual HCDE Career Fair ($500 value)
    • Job and internship posts shared directly with our students and via department social media channels
    • Onsite information sessions and interviews with our students and alumni on the UW campus throughout the year, organized by HCDE staff
    • Resume Book access
  • Brand Recognition
    • Brand awareness amongst highly competitive students and future employees specializing in fields such as user experience research and design, human computer interaction, product development, software engineering, and more
    • Recognition on the HCDE website, including logo, bio, and link placement
    • Acknowledgment at HCDE events through signage, event programs, website, and talking points

Strategic Partner Member ($3000/year)

All of the Associate Member benefits plus…

  • Collaboration and Technical Exchange
    • Capstone project and/or Design Jam sponsorship ($2,500 value)
    • HCDE Open House access, including free parking and acknowledgment as project sponsor through signage, programs, website, and talking points
    • Early notifications about collaboration opportunities, such as class projects, Design Jams, or Directed Research Groups
    • Professional development opportunity for a company professional mentor with a student team 
    • Invitations to HCDE strategic planning events and opportunities to contribute input concerning future directions for the department
    • Increased opportunities to network with HCDE faculty and other Corporate Affiliates

Affiliates are recognized as valued HCDE partners and invest in the future of the department and its students through collaboration and a tax-deductible donation. Special membership plans exist for non-profit and government organizations. For more details, please contact Liz Young, HCDE Corporate Affiliates Program & Events Manager at youngl9@uw.edu.

CAP testimonial

Project Sponsor Testimonial

"We were very, very, impressed with the quality and thoughtfulness of [the students'] efforts. The physician workflow in the emergency department is complex and highly variable. In a short period of time, the team was able to analyze that workflow through interviews and direct observation, identify relevant pain points, iteratively attack those pain points, mock up software solutions, create a professional-quality video to illustrate their work, and back it up with a comprehensive deck. Kudos and thanks to the team, and to the HCDE department for addressing very relevant issues in clinical IT."Carl Spitzer, MD; CEO of Healium