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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. 

To learn more about the program or become a partner, contact Liz Young, HCDE Corporate Affiliates Program & Events Manager at youngl9@uw.edu. Are you ready to register and become a partner?

Register for CAP here

Membership Levels

Career Fair Partner ($500/year)

  • Job and Internship Recruitment
    • Registration and free parking at HCDE’s Career Fair
    • Job and internship posts shared directly with HCDE students
    • Logo, link, and bio placement on HCDE’s Career Fair page
    • Listed with link on HCDE CAP members page

Associate Member ($1000/year)

  • Year-long Connection
  • Job and Internship Recruitment
    • Early access, free parking, complimentary registration, and recognition as an event sponsor at annual HCDE Career Fair ($500 value)
    • Post-Career Fair pizza networking and conversations with invited students immediately after Career Fair
    • 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 throughout the year, organized by HCDE staff
  • Brand Recognition
    • Brand awareness amongst highly competitive students specializing in fields such as user experience research and design, product development, software engineering, and more
    • Logo, link, and bio placement on HCDE CAP members page and Career Fair page
    • 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
    • One capstone project sponsorship, Design Jam or customized year-long mentorship program
    • HCDE Open House access, including free parking and acknowledgment as project sponsor through signage, programs, website, email invitations, and talking points
    • Corporate Affiliates Luncheon invitation (up to 5 guests)
    • Early notifications about collaboration opportunities, such as class projects, Design Jams, or Directed Research Groups
    • Professional development opportunity for company mentors working with students 
    • 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 at research mixers and other events

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