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We’re baaack…Students and companies descend upon the Allen School’s in-person career fairs

Student backpacks of various colors and styles piled on tables against a wall of glass windows and on the floor. A person wearing glasses and a shirt printed with the Allen School name and a stick-on name tag is crouched in the lower left corner of the photo, inserting papers into a blue plastic folder
A sea of student backpacks stashed outside the October 4 career fair

After several years of Covid-induced online career fairs, the Allen School returned to an in-person format this fall!

On October 4 and 6, more than 50 companies — members of the Allen School’s Industry Affiliates program — came to campus to recruit students for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. On each day, the first half of the session was devoted to Allen School students; UW students in related majors joined for the second half. In all, more than 1,000 students participated across the two days.

The fall career fairs are instrumental in connecting students with career opportunities in the local technology community. In 2021-22, the Allen School alone sent more than 60 graduates to full-time positions at Amazon, more than 50 to Google, and more than 40 each to Facebook and Microsoft. Allen School students accepted full-time positions at more than 100 tech companies in total — the vast majority in the Puget Sound region.

The Allen School will host a virtual career fair on October 12, followed by the in-person Data Science career fair, hosted by the Allen School in conjunction with the UW eScience Institute, on October 20.