Recruiting at UW-Madison

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

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

Post Internship and Job Opportunities with Handshake

Handshake is UW-Madison’s online career management system, used by 500+ university and 200,000+ employers nationwide. Handshake offers great features allowing employers to:

  • Post jobs to UW-Madison and 500+ schools from one dashboard, for free
  • Narrow down potential hires with advanced filtering options
  • Schedule on-campus interviews, register for career fairs, and set up info sessions

Questions?

See the Help Resources below, or contact your school or college career center representative or the Career Exploration Center.

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.

Attend a UW-Madison Career Fair

Join over 550 employers who annually make UW–Madison career fairs a key tactic in their recruitment and talent acquisition strategy. With two large-scale career and internship events each year, and more than a dozen specialty fairs, discover your solution and connect with students from across the university while building your brand on campus. Explore career fair options, link to the event page and find the school/college career services contact to talk more about recruiting UW–Madison students! We look forward to welcoming you to campus and for you to have the opportunity to connect with our students.

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Advertising & Communications Career Fair (Spring)

When: February 12th, 2019, 4-7pm at Union South, Varsity Hall

This fair is open to any UW-Madison student interested in journalism, PR, and advertising. The School of Journalism expects 40-50 employers and 425 students at this annual fair.

Find more information at https://journalism.wisc.edu/careers/services-and-advising/.

For questions, contact pgarciariver@wisc.edu.

Engineering & STEM Fair (Fall)

When: September 11, 16, 18 1-7pm | Gordon Dining & Events Center

Connect with UW-Madison students and alumni from all engineering disciplines, computer sciences, physics & other STEM programs.

Find more information at https://ecs.wisc.edu/employers/#career-fairs.

Contact ecs@engr.wisc.edu with questions.

Engineering & STEM Fair (Spring)

When: TBD

Connect with UW-Madison students and alumni from all engineering disciplines, computer sciences, physics & other STEM programs.

Find more information at https://ecs.wisc.edu/employers/#career-fairs.

For questions, contact ecs@engr.wisc.edu with questions.

STEM PhD/MS Fair (Fall)

When: September 5, 2019 11 am- 4 pm | Engineering Centers Building Lobby

Connect with UW-Madison students and alumni from graduate STEM programs.

Find more information at https://ecs.wisc.edu/employers/#career-fairs.

Contact ecs@engr.wisc.edu with questions

Civil/Geological Fair (Fall)

When: September 13, 2019 Time TBD | Gordon Dining & Events Center

Find more information at https://ecs.wisc.edu/employers/#career-fairs.

Contact ecs@engr.wisc.edu with questions

Computer Science Career Fair (Annual)

When: October 15, 2019  1-5pm | Union South

Find out more information at https://www.cs.wisc.edu/the-student-experience/computer-sciences-annual-job-fair/

Contact Professor Barton Miller at bart@cs.wisc.edu with questions

 

 

Fall Career and Internship Fair (Campus Wide – All Majors)

When: September 17, 2019 4-8pm | Kohl Center

Sponsored by the career services units on campus, this fair is open to all UW-Madison students. At the 2017 fair, there were 325 employers and 3600 students.

Find more information at https://careerfair.wiscweb.wisc.edu/.

Contact wisconsinbba@wsb.wisc.edu with questions.

Spring Career and Internship Fair (Campus Wide – All Majors)

When: TBD

Sponsored by the career services units on campus, this fair is open to all UW-Madison students. At the 2018 fair, there were 240 employers and 2200 students.

Find more information at https://careerfair.wiscweb.wisc.edu/.

Contact wisconsinbba@wsb.wisc.edu with questions.

Farm and Industry Short Course Career Fair

When: TBD

Local and regional agriculture service/product employers connect with approximately 80 students in the College Of Agricultural & Life Sciences Farm and Industry short course.

Find more information at https://cals.wisc.edu/academics/undergraduate-students/career-services/employers/.

For questions, contact fisc@cals.wisc.edu.

Multicultural Career and Internship Fair

When: September 26, 2019

35-45 employers attend this fair to connect with diverse UW-Madison students for full-time employment and internships. All majors are welcome and employers will be recruiting for a variety of fields.

Find more information at https://careers.ls.wisc.edu/career-internship-fairs/.

For questions, contact SuccessWorks@ls.wisc.edu.

Pharmacy Fair

When: October 25, 2019 1-4:30pm | Rennenbohm Hall

The School of Pharmacy hosts this fair for employers to connect with Pharmacy students. 37 employers attended the 2017 fair.

Find more information at https://pharmacy.wisc.edu/student-academic-affairs/career-development-services/career-fair-info-employers/.

Contact lindsey.weigel@wisc.edu with questions.

Public Service Fair (Fall)

When: September 9th, 2019 3-6pm | Varsity Hall, Union South

Hosted by SuccessWorks, this fair offers UW-Madison students the chance to connect with local, state, and national non-profit agencies. 60-70 organizations attend to discuss jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities with students.

Find more information at https://morgridge.wisc.edu/events-calendar/public-service-fairs/.

Contact SuccessWorks@ls.wisc.edu with questions.

Public Service Fair (Spring)

When: January 20th, 2020

Hosted by SuccessWorks, this fair offers UW-Madison students the chance to connect with local, state, and national non-profit agencies. 60-70 organizations attend to discuss jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities with students.

Find more information at https://morgridge.wisc.edu/events-calendar/public-service-fairs/.

Contact SuccessWorks@ls.wisc.edu with questions.

Real Estate Career Fair (Fall)

When: September 16, 2019

Hosted by the Wisconsin School of Business, this fair offers real estate and finance students the opportunity to network with real estate focused companies. 150 students and 20-40 companies typically attend the fair.

Find more information at https://wsb.wisc.edu/companies-recruit-hire/bba-students/recruiting-services.

For questions, please contact wisconsinbba@wsb.wisc.edu.

Real Estate Career Fair (Spring)

When: February 10, 2020

Hosted by the Wisconsin School of Business, this fair offers real estate and finance students the opportunity to network with real estate focused companies. 150 students and 20-40 companies typically attend the fair.

Find more information at https://wsb.wisc.edu/companies-recruit-hire/bba-students/recruiting-services.

For questions, please contact wisconsinbba@wsb.wisc.edu.

Risk and Insurance Career Fair (Fall)

When: September 25, 2019  4:30-7:45pm | Gordon Dining and Event Center

This fair provides Wisconsin School of Business students in risk management & insurance and actuarial science

Find more information at https://wsb.wisc.edu/companies-recruit-hire/bba-students/recruiting-services.

Please contact wisconsinbba@wisc.edu with questions.

Supply Chain Career Fair (Fall)

When: September 16, 2019 5:00pm | Grainger Hall

Hosted by the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management, this fair is open to students who are declared in the Supply Chain Management certificate within the Wisconsin School of Business.

Companies who are seeking to fill supply chain related roles are welcome to attend.

Contact Danielle.Zink@wisc.edu for more information and registration steps.

Student Athlete Career Night (Fall)

When: September 16, 2019 6pm | Kohl Center

Networking and career fair for student-athletes to explore different career industries, make meaningful contacts with employers, and find internships & jobs.

Find more information at http://uwbadgers.com/sports/2016/11/23/hire-a-badger.aspx.

Please contact nrp@athletics.wisc.edu with questions.

Student Athlete Career Night (Spring)

When: TBD

Networking and career fair for student-athletes to explore different career industries, make meaningful contacts with employers, and find internships & jobs.

Find more information at http://uwbadgers.com/sports/2016/11/23/hire-a-badger.aspx.

Please contact nrp@athletics.wisc.edu with questions.

Late Spring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Fair (Spring)

When: TBD

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Fair is offered by the College of Engineering, SuccessWorks, and the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. 50-60 employers attend to recruit UW-Madison students seeking opportunities in engineering, biotechnology, pharma, and related sciences.

Find more information at https://careers.ls.wisc.edu/career-internship-fairs/.

Contact SuccessWorks@ls.wisc.edu with questions.

WERF (Wisconsin Education Recruitment Fair)

When: TBD

WERF is an early spring fair hosted by the School of Education Career Center for educators and other licensed K-12 professionals to meet with school districts throughout the U.S and beyond. There are typically around 200 candidates and 50-70 employers.

Find more information at careercenter.education.wisc.edu/employers/fairs-events/.

For questions, please contact career-center@education.wisc.edu.

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.

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