We are thrilled to announce that Handshake has been selected as UW-Madison’s primary recruitment and career event management tool. We join over 475 university career centers and 200,000 employers across the country already using Handshake.
All students, employers and campus units currently using BuckyNet or myECS will transition to Handshake this summer. Handshake offers many exciting new features that will transform the student and employer experience, including:
- A single login portal for employers and students
- Ability for employers to post jobs to UW-Madison and 500+ schools from one dashboard
- Personalized job recommendations based on students’ major, interests, and more
- Advanced, streamlined event management capabilities
Employers are able to connect to UW-Madison on Handshake as of May 7, 2018. Students, faculty and staff – stay tuned for important announcements and resources to help you get started in Handshake.
May 7: Handshake opens to employers to begin creating accounts
May 29: Last day to submit new BuckyNet and myECS job postings
June 19: Handshake opens to students
June 30: BuckyNet and myECS shuts down for all users
The decision to move to Handshake was made based on a recommendation from the 2016-17 Career Services Task Force and input from career services units, employers, and students.
The Task Force was charged by the Provost to recommend improvements to the career services experience for students and employers. They identified that our current event and recruiting software, BuckyNet and myECS, insufficiently served employers and students
After an evaluation process that included input from all career advising units across campus, Handshake was selected.
For technical support please see the links to Handshake Technical Support above.
For all other questions, please contact the career services office in the schools or colleges you partner with.
Staff and Faculty
Contact the career services office of your school or college.