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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 candidate 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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