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Candidate Experience

When candidates arrive on campus it is important to “Roll Out the Crimson Carpet” and make them feel welcome at WSU. Below you will find recommended resources to help create a positive candidate experience.CC

Learn why a positive candidate experience is important

Improving the Candidate Experience | Rolling out the Crimson Carpet

Candidate Experience Presentation | Outlines the importance of providing a positive experience for ALL candidates.

Candidate Guest Guidelines | Details on inviting guests (spouse/partner/etc.) to on-campus interviews

Interview Facilitation | Candidate Ambassadors & Interview Event Participants

Interview Facilitation | Sample Email to Candidate Ambassadors | Sample Email to Interview Event Participants

Interview Confirmation Email (Local Candidate)

Successful – Next Round Email (High Level Positions)

Successful – Next Round Email (Campus Visit)

Unsuccessful Candidate Letter (High Level Positions)

More letters can be found here:

Sample Candidate Packets

The Basics (Packet may be sent electronically or given to candidates when they arrive on campus)

Suggested Materials (Additional items to enhance the basic materials)


Suggested Materials by Area

Pullman & the Palouse Region:

Spokane/Spokane Valley:



Everett Area:

Seattle Area:

Please contact our Recruitment Specialist for questions on how to obtain any of these materials: (509) 335-4521 or

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