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Resources for New Employees


A successful career at the University of Washington begins with a successful onboarding experience. Along with participating in required orientation activities, you may choose to pursue other events and opportunities to deepen your understanding of the UW and to help you succeed in your new position.


Learn more about the orientation activities that are recommended for you.

Beyond orientation, as a new employee there are a number of practices you can follow to maximize your on-the-job success and lay the foundation for future career growth.


Succeeding at your job may require you to learn new concepts and develop new skills. POD’s Quarterly Courses include a number of foundational courses in key areas, including communications, fiscal procedures, human resources administration, supervision, leadership, and personal growth. In addition, if you are a new supervisor, you may have the opportunity to participate in the Strategic Leadership Program.