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Hire Foster Talent

Recruiting talent for your company is easy with the Michael G. Foster School of Business. We’re committed to working with companies like yours to meet your hiring objectives. Our consultative approach ensures that you’re attracting, interviewing, and hiring the right talent for your organization. 

It’s important to note: the University of Washington runs on an academic quarter system. Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters are the principal seasons for recruitment activity on campus. Fall recruitment dates are announced each June. Click here to learn more about other ways to engage and build your brand outside of your recruiting timelines.

How to Post a Job 

Job postings for Foster Undergraduates and Specialized Master’s students should be submitted through Handshake, the online recruiting platform UW utilizes for all career-related activity. Not on Handshake? Get started. 

Please be sure to note that the University of Washington operates on the quarter schedule, therefore our graduation dates may vary from other academic institutions. UW students can graduate in December, March, or June. 

  1. Log into Handshake and select “Post a Job” at the top of your homepage. 
  2. Fill out the four-section application to add job-specific requirements and preferences
  3. On the last tab, you can select the University of Washington. This will make your job posting visible to all students on both the UW Seattle and UW Bothell campuses. Additionally, you can select certain majors in the majors section of the preferences tab.

Helpful Tips for Posting

  • Undergraduate Options at Foster School: Accounting, Entrepreneur, Finance, HR, Info Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain/Operations
  • Specialized Master’s Programs: Public Accounting (MPAcc), Taxation (MST), Supply Chain (MSCM), Info Systems (MSIS), Entrepreneurship (MSE), Business Analytics (MSBA) — new as of 2019!
  • Offer Guidelines: Please note that Foster follows (and recommends) the NACE guideline of allowing students two weeks to make their offer decision.
  • Need more help? See How to Post a Job, a troubleshooting guide from Handshake.

Requesting a Room for an On-Campus Interview

All job postings, on-campus interviews, office hours, and event/info session requests for Foster Undergraduates and Specialized Master’s students should be submitted through Handshake, the online recruiting platform UW utilizes for all career-related activity. Not yet on Handshake? Please start here

A greeter room/space will be assigned to you automatically, in addition to your room quantity request.

  1. Log into Handshake and select “Request an Interview” at the top of your home page
  2. School: Select University of Washington
  3. Career Center: Select UW Seattle Foster School of Business Career Center
  4. Complete the remainder of this tab
  5. Move on to timeline tab: If you have specific notes or instructions for the Career Center (not intended for students), please include them in the Details section of your request form (via the pop-up window that appears once a date is is selected) 
  6. Choose your preferred timeline (reservation type): Preselect, Open, or Room only. See below for more details on Timeline Types
  7. Select Your Interview Slot Template (schedule for the day). Room Only reservations: Skip this step
  8. Move on to jobs tab: Attach a Job (new or existing, i.e. already posted on Handshake). Room Only reservations may skip this step

When you’ve completed the steps above, the Foster Employer Services Manager will reach out to confirm room availability and provide logistics.

Note: Be sure to only request the number of rooms you’ll need for conducting interviews.

Timeline Option Descriptions

  • Preselect: You can review, select, communicate with, and prioritize applicants to interview all from within the Handshake platform. After which, selected candidates will be notified to sign up for specific time slots, based on a schedule you choose in Handshake at the time of request.
  • Open: No selecting of applicants. Anyone who meets the qualifications may sign up for specific time slots based on a schedule you choose in Handshake at the time of request. This style usually lends itself best for “office hours”. 
  • Room Only: This is simply a room reservation intended to be used for interviewing applicants that you manage, select, and communicate with outside of Handshake. You may create your own schedule between 8:30am and 4:30pm, and coordinate with students directly for exact meeting times. 

Please note: You will be asked to provide a final schedule with names and times within 24 hours of your interview date. Please communicate to your applicants to check in at Dempsey 212 upon arrival.

Not able to make it to campus?

Interview from the comfort of your own computer! Through widely accessible business tools—including Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and more—students are available for virtual/remote interviews. For support with your Virtual Interview Strategy, please contact Employer Relations team at [email protected]

Foster On-Campus Interview Requests/Scheduling Timeframes

Fall 2019
Submit requests: June 17 – November 29
Reservations allowed: September 25 – December 6
Monday – Friday (8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

Winter 2020
Submit requests: October 31 – February 28
Reservations allowed: January 13 – March 13
Monday – Friday (8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

Spring 2020
Submit requests: February 4 – May 22
Reservations allowed: April 6 – June 5
Monday – Friday (8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)