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CAP Membership Benefits

Recruit – Build Community – Collaborate – Gain Exposure

HCDE Corporate Affiliates Partners invest in the future of the department, the students, and the UX design and research field through collaboration and a tax-deductible donation.

We are proud to collaborate with dynamic industry leaders. To learn more about the program or become a partner, contact us at Are you ready to register and become a partner?
Register for CAP here

Membership in the Corporate Affiliates Program requires a tax deductible donation to the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Contributions to HCDE CAP are used to directly support the cost of running the program and events that impact student career development and connect industry to HCDE.

Less than 150 employees: $750
150-1000 employees: $3,000
1000+ employees: $6,000

All members have access to the same benefits:

  • Complimentary registration at HCDE's Career Fair(s)
  • Sponsorship of a capstone project, design jam, or equivalent high-touch engagement (i.e. Mentor Program or another customized engagement plan)
  • Invitation to host or sponsor tailored events focusing on individual company’s objectives
  • Top-level acknowledgment on the HCDE CAP members webpage and associated events
  • Department point person to work with you to create customized annual engagement with students
  • Contact with technical and administrative representatives of other affiliate companies
  • Opportunities to interview and discuss employment opportunities with our undergraduate and graduate students for both permanent and co-op/internship positions


Affiliates are valued HCDE partners who 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 Melissa Ewing, HCDE Corporate Affiliates Program & Events Manager at



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