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As of Fall quarter 2021, Foster Career Services will be back on campus. We know that not all employers may be ready or able to return, but we are still here to help! Click here for more details.
Even though Foster Career Services (FCS) will be on campus this Fall, we know many employers may not be. FCS has compiled solutions that will allow you to continue using Handshake as your one-stop shop even if you’ll still be virtually recruiting. Learn more here. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance with this process.

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

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

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.

Foster On-Campus Interview Requests/Scheduling Timeframes (via Handshake)*

*All recruiting will take place virtually for Fall 2020. Please email [email protected] for additional details and best practices.

Fall 2020
Submit requests: July 20 – November 27
Reservations allowed: September 21 – December 4
Monday – Friday (8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

Winter 2021
Submit requests: November 2 – February 26
Reservations allowed: January 11 – March 12
Monday – Friday (8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

Spring 2021
Submit requests: February 1 – May 21
Reservations allowed: April 5 – June 4
Monday – Friday (8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

All employment professionals recruiting Foster students through the Foster School of Business and other on-campus recruiting channels are required to work within a framework of professionally accepted recruiting, interviewing, and selection techniques as stipulated in the University of Washington’s Employer User Policy and the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct.

Offer Consideration and Acceptance Guidelines @ the EY Center for Career Advancement

All offers must be made in writing and include the offer expiration deadline, pay, terms, job title, and any contingencies. We request that firms provide sufficient time for a student to consider an offer. Although a two-week time frame for offer deadlines is common for Foster students, be advised that flexibility may be appropriate depending on the position or candidate circumstances. For further guidance, please refer to NACE’s Setting Reasonable Deadlines for Job Offers or reach out to the Foster Employer Relations Team.

Students are urged to immediately release offers they do not plan to accept. After students accept an offer, we require they conclude their job search as well as participation in interviews. Once a student has accepted a written offer, reneging is highly discouraged by the Foster School of Business. Reneging on an offer is considered a serious breach of our recruiting guidelines which results in repercussions up to and including loss of future recruiting privileges, however any offer that is over 14 months from when they start should have no repercussions. In the unfortunate instance when your firm has adhered to these guidelines and a student decides to renege on an offer, please notify Foster Career Services immediately.

Non-Discrimination Policy

All employment professionals recruiting Foster students through the Foster School of Business and other on-campus recruiting channels are expected to engage in non-discrimination practices in their recruitment activities, and to follow equal employment opportunity and affirmative action principles as set forth by the University of Washington and NACE’s “Principles for Professional Conduct”, linked above. Employers are expected to provide reasonable accommodations upon request.

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 the Employer Relations team at [email protected]