Wondering how best to build your brand and recruit talent from the Evans School? There are a variety of ways, including some listed below. The examples provided on this page are not exhaustive, and we are happy to consult about what would be the best approach based on your organization's needs. Reach out the Career Development team and request a phone consultation through this scheduling link to work with our staff to identify a recruiting and engagement strategy that fits your needs.

Host a Job Site Visit

Our students enjoy the opportunity to see organizations in action. Welcome the next generation of public service leaders to your workplace. A job visit might include a tour of your facilities, the opportunity to talk with employees in various departments, and time with your hiring team to learn more about your recruiting practices and what you look for in candidates. Provide a glimpse into your field, strengthen connections between your organization and the Evans School, and show students what is special about your job and organization!

Speak to our Students

The Career Development team works to create an event calendar throughout the year that provides the opportunity for employers to participate on panels, round-table discussions, policy lectures, information sessions, or networking events. Students particularly love to hear from Evans School alumni, so if you have Evans alum on your staff, we encourage them to return to campus!

If you are interested in coming to campus to speak with our students, please reach out the Career Development team at evansjob@uw.edu to discuss your organization and your interest in participating in a panel event, hosting a lecture, or arranging an information session to share about your organization's policy work.

Engage with a Student Interest Group

Increase your brand awareness at the Evans School through direct involvement with our student groups. These groups include groups focused on policy areas of interest, as well as affinity groups. Potential activities may include: Panels, Networking Nights, Site Visits, and more. See the list of current Evans School Student Interest Groups (SIGs), and reach out to the Career Development team to get connected!

Serve as a Resource for Informational Interviews

Share your insight and advice gained from your professional career in public service with current students. Students may reach out to you directly for an opportunity to talk. If you are an Evans School alumnus, make sure that your LinkedIn education profile is affiliated with the Evans School so that current students can easily find your information.

The Career Development team is also available to arrange on-campus "Employer Pop-Ups" where we can host you for a half-day of on-site informational interviews with our students. Please contact the Career Development team at evansjob@uw.edu or request a phone call through this scheduling link to express your interest.

Hire a Team of Student Consultants

Submit a proposal (by mid-September) to have a small group of second-year MPA students consult on a real-world challenge facing your nonprofit or public agency. Students work on projects from December through June, under the supervisor of a faculty advisor, to deliver high quality research and strategic solutions to your organization. Full information about this Student Consulting Lab program, including information about the fee to participate, is available here.