Information for Employers

The Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Career Fair connects students and alumni with industry employers to discuss career and internship opportunities.

2019 HCDE Career Fair
Monday, October 21
4 – 7:30 p.m.
HCDE students only 4 – 6 p.m.; all UW students 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB), South Ballroom

Registration for the 2019 HCDE Career Fair closed on Oct. 1, 2019. The annual HCDE Career Fair is a great opportunity for companies and organizations to discuss opportunities, job openings, and internships with competitive UW students. HCDE graduates are skilled in conducting user research, designing user experiences and interfaces, creating and evaluating interactive prototypes, product/program management, data science and visualization, and more.

The employer registration fee is $500. Registration includes access to a 6-foot table, two chairs, access to Wi-Fi, power (if indicated at registration), parking, and light refreshments; 

For members of HCDE's Corporate Affiliates Program, we have reserved rooms for employer interviews and/or information sessions the day of and day after Career Fair. Please contact if you are interested in this added opportunity.

Post your job and internship opportunities


2:30 p.m.

Employer load-in begins

4 – 6 p.m.

Doors open for UW HCDE students and HCDE alumni

6 – 7:30 p.m.         

All UW students are invited to attend

Employer exhibitor details

Parking: HCDE will provide complimentary parking for companies that are staffing tables at the HCDE Career Fair. We will communicate details prior to the event.

Location: The event will take place in the South Ballrooms at UW’s Husky Union Building.

Check-in: Check-in outside The South Ballroom of the Husky Union Building on the UW Campus at 2:30 p.m. (event begins at 4 p.m.). We recommend arriving on campus at least 60 minutes prior to the event to navigate parking and walking to the HUB.

Shipping information

All employers can send any exhibiting materials within two weeks in advance. Materials must arrive by Friday, October 18 at the latest. Preferred arrival of materials between Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 18. Send to the HCDE department address:

HCDE, Attn: Liz Young
3960 Benton Lane NE
428 Sieg Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

While there aren’t many restrictions on what can be sent in advance, please be aware that it can be difficult moving large things around campus and in the smaller elevators that exist in older buildings. Please use common sense in determining size and weight of items you intend to send in advance, being aware that it will be department staff who will be responsible for getting items from our offices to the career fair location.

Exhibit display

Registration includes access to resumes, a 6-foot table, access to Wi-Fi, electricity (if indicated at registration), parking, and light refreshments. Basic power is provided if requested for laptops and similar display items, but if you need additional power, please request in advance. Laptops and similar display items are not a problem, but anything that requires much more electricity needs to be run by me (and the facility) as soon as possible.

Be aware that this room will be packed. We request any floor banners, signage, or backdrops to be placed behind or to the side of your table, and not in front.


HCDE Employer Recruiting Policy
All employment professionals recruiting HCDE students through departmental and campus recruiting channels, and other established college or university programs, are encouraged to work within a framework of professionally accepted recruiting, interviewing, and selection practices as stipulated in the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct.HCDE Employer Recruiting Policy »