Recruiting at UW-Madison

University of WisconsinMadison (UWMadison) offers an incredibly talented pool of students and alumni. Thank you for considering students from UWMadison to meet your hiring needs. To help you navigate campus and hire a Badger, please consider the following options to maximize your recruiting efforts.

Acknowledge Recruiting Policies | Post Opportunities | Attend a Career Fair | Interview on Campus | Build Partnerships

About Us

Career services units at UW–Madison operate in a decentralized model, meaning that there is a career center for each school/college on campus. 

Find the career center that fits your recruiting needs

For those needing to recruit across schools and colleges at UW–Madison, our career centers work together to make the experience as easy and productive as possible. 

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Acknowledge UW–Madison’s Recruiting Policy

The Policies for Employers Recruiting on Campus outlines UW’s expectations for employers and recruitment activities on campus. These guidelines have been carefully crafted to foster an equitable recruitment experience for all UW-Madison students, and make recruiters’ efforts to attract talented students fair and efficient. 

In this document, recruiters will find a description of the structure of career services at UW–Madison, the professional and legal standards that ground recruiting activities on campus, and a list of policies governing the recruiting activities.

Post Internship and Job Opportunities


Handshake is UW–Madison’s online career management system, specifically designed to connect employers with talented students and recent graduates from universities and colleges worldwide. 

Key features of the Handshake platform for employers include: 

  • Opportunity to post jobs to UW–Madison and other universities from one dashboard, for free
  • Access to a diverse talent pool
  • Targeted candidate matching and direct communication to potential candidates 
  • Manage campus engagement opportunities beyond job postings, including scheduling interviews, registering for career fairs, and setting up information sessions
  • User-friendly interface making it easy for employers to navigate the platform and stay organized through the recruitment process

Please use Handshake to get the word out about post-graduate jobs and internships. Part-time, temporary, and work-study positions should be posted on UW Student Jobs


Visit Handshake’s Employer Help Center , or contact your school or college career center representative.

Join UW on Handshake!

  1. Read our updated UW-Recruiting Policy
  2. Login or Create an Account

Note: If you’re new to Handshake and your organization does not yet have a company profile, designate your Account Owner – they will be in charge of managing the company profile.

UW Student Jobs 

UW–Madison’s Student Jobs website promotes local positions to current students and is geared towards on-campus, part-time, temporary, and work-study positions both on- and off-campus. Please use Handshake to post internships and post-graduate opportunities.

Attend a UW–Madison Career Fair

Join over 550 employers who annually make UW–Madison career fairs (virtual and on campus) a key tactic in their recruitment and talent acquisition strategy. We look forward to welcoming you to a career fair and for you to have the opportunity to connect with our students.

All-Campus Career Fairs

Engineering Career Fairs

Find more UWMadison Career Fairs on Handshake

Contact school/college representatives for additional career fair opportunities

Interview Candidates on Campus

Along with attending career fairs, UW–Madison has a robust On-Campus Recruitment program, facilitated by each individual career services office.

Contact the office directly to discuss interviewing on campus and setting up a specific recruitment plan.

Build Lasting Partnerships with UW–Madison

Interested in other engagement opportunities? Connect with the Office of Business Engagement to talk to a business liaison about increasing your visibility on campus.

If you would like more information about the Madison area and visiting campus, please visit Campus & Visitor Relations.