University of Wisconsin–Madison


Key Dates

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 

Why Handshake?

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.


Contact the career services office of your school or college, or the Career Exploration Center.

Staff and Faculty

Contact the career services office of your school or college.