Recruit & Hire
At the Wisconsin School of Business, we make it easy for you to successfully hire high-performing talent and future leaders who will have a positive impact on your organization. We’ll provide in-depth personal attention to make your recruiting experience efficient and productive. We’ll work with you to meet your hiring goals.
Looking to Post a Job?
Take this shortcut to Recruiting at UW–Madison. You will also find career fair information and other helpful recruiting details.
Handshake—Your Hub for Wisconsin Recruiting
Post Jobs or Internships
Connect to UW–Madison students with Handshake, a recruiting platform used by more than 200,000 employers across the country. Post jobs or internships, register for career fairs, schedule on-campus interviews and more! Creating an account is free and only takes a few minutes.
Arrange Interviews With Our MBA and Master’s Students
We take care of logistics to ensure you have a great recruiting experience.
- Interviews will be held at the Career Management Center, 2450 Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706
- Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. Upon arrival, we will provide a packet containing the interview schedule and student résumés. Please request a guest internet account when you check in.
- Interview schedules typically include a half-hour break at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Between interviews, you can relax, get caught up on work, or meet with UW staff in our recruiter lounges, which are equipped with computers, a printer, and refreshments.
- Lunch is scheduled between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. unless you indicate otherwise in Handshake when requesting your schedule. For your convenience, the Capital Café is located on the first floor of Grainger Hall and a list of nearby restaurants is available in the Dining Guide Book in the recruiters lounge i.
- Some recruiting teams prefer to reserve a lunchroom for their use in Grainger Hall. To request a private lunchroom, please contact Grainger Hall Event Services at 608-262-8679 or email@example.com in advance of your arrival. Lunch orders will incur a room charge, and must be ordered through Grainger Hall Event Services within five working days of the interview date.
Remote interview options are also available. If you’d prefer to conduct a remote interview, you can use Handshake to reserve an interview room along with phone or web-based video interviews (Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.), just as you would for an in-person visit.
Fridays are the preferred day to schedule second-round interviews. We encourage you to schedule first-round interviews any weekday other than Friday.
MBA/Master’s Recruiting Calendar
Fall Semester 2021
|Master’s Full-Time Job Descriptions Posted in Handshake||August 15|
|MBA Classes of 2022 and 2023 Job Descriptions Posted in Handshake||September 1|
|First Day of Classes||September 8|
|Labor Day||September 6|
|Rosh Hashanah*||September 6-September 8|
|Yom Kippur*||September 15-September 16|
|MBA Class of 2022 and 2023 Resume Books Available||September 20|
|MBA Class of 2022 and 2023 On-Campus or Virtual Recruiting Activities Begin||September 20|
|MBA Class of 2023 Resumes Available in Handshake||September 27|
|Fall Career & Internship Fair||September 28-30|
|MBA Class of 2022 Full-Time On-Campus or Virtual Interviews Begin||October 4|
|MBA Class of 2023 Internship On-Campus or Virtual Interviews Begin||October 25|
|Thanksgiving Recess||November 25-November 28|
|Class of 2022 and 2023 MBA On-Campus or Virtual Interviews End||December 3|
|Last Day of Classes||December 15|
|Exams; Students Not Available||December 17-23|
|Winter Recess||December 24-January 25|
Spring Semester 2022
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day*||January 17|
|First Day of Classes||January 25|
|MBA Classes of 2022 and 2023 On-Campus or Virtual Interviews Begin||January 31|
|Mandatory Course (Students Not Available)||February 1 evening & February 4 morning|
|Spring Career and Internship Fair||TBD|
|Spring Recess||March 12-March 20|
|Class of 2023 MBA On-Campus interviews End||April 15|
|Last Day of Classes||May 6|
|Exams; Students Not Available||May 8-13|
|Commencement (Master’s)||May 14|
*No recruiting events during holidays.
MBA/Master’s Job & Internship Offer Guidelines
|Offers resulting from:||For:||Guidelines:|
|Summer Internships||Full-time conversion offers resulting from previous summer internships||December 1, or three weeks after offer is made, whichever comes later|
|Fall Interviews (including recruiting activities such as national conferences or on-site interviews)||Full-time offers||December 1, or three weeks after offer is made, whichever comes later|
|Fall Interviews (including recruiting activities such as national conferences or on-site interviews)||Internship offers||December 1, or three weeks after offer is made, whichever comes later|
|Spring Interviews (including recruiting activities such as national conferences or on-site interviews)||Full-time or internship offers||Three weeks after offer is made|
Our Employers Successfully Hire International Students Every Year
International students need not be permanent residents (green card holders) to work in the United States. It is perfectly legal for you to hire a foreign national as long as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has granted specific work authorization.
To hire international students for an internship position, your organization will follow the same process you typically do to hire any student. Most international students attending UW–Madison have an F-1 student visa, which allows them to work as interns during the summer months or part time during the academic semester. Students who have secured internships can apply for work permission called Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through UW–Madison’s International Student Services office (ISS).
For full-time positions, international students studying on an F-1 visa may be authorized to work on Optional Practical Training (OPT) for a total of 12 months. In addition, a smaller number of students hold J-1 visas that allow them to work in the U.S. for up to 18 months. In either case, the student works with ISS at UW–Madison to complete the paperwork.
If your company would like to hire international students for long-term assignments in the U.S., you may sponsor them on H-1B visas. The limited H-1B visa is available to foreign nationals who have at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent and will be working in a job that requires at least a bachelor’s degree and is related to the student’s field of study. This visa will allow for up to six years of employment. Typically, international students will work for an employer on OPT status for the first year, allowing the employer sufficient time to go through the process to obtain the H-1B visa. Information on how your firm may sponsor a student can also be found on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.
The Wisconsin MBA Program specializations in supply chain management, and technology strategy and product management have received the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in recognition of the quantitative approach to learning in this specialization.
Raise Your Visibility and Make Valuable Connections
We offer a variety of opportunities to increase your organization’s recognition on campus and connect with our students.
- Internship and Career Fairs – connect with more than 3,000 students seeking full-time and internship positions
- Workshops and Mock Interviews—Participate directly in these enriching activities
- Internship Programs—Create an enriching internship program
- MBA/Master’s Student Organizations—Make connections with student groups
- Classroom Connections—Share your expertise in the classroom (applied learning, current topics class presentations, consulting engagements)
- Event Sponsorship—preview days for prospective students, new-student orientation, case competitions, and more
- Advisory Board Membership—centers of specialization have advisory boards