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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.

Career Management and Employer Relations
2450 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-265-2353

Employer Relations

Leslie Taylor
Leslie Taylor
Director of Employer and Corporate Relations
Leslie brings more than 20 years of international experience to the school, first in the private sector and later within graduate management education at Chicago Booth School of Business (based in Hong Kong) and Lee Kong Chian School of Business in Singapore. Combining career frameworks and deep practical experience, Leslie has advised hundreds of aspiring MBAs on global career matters.
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Connor Perkins
Connor Perkins
Operations and Communications Coordinator, Employer Relations
Connor leverages his experience as a former graduate teaching assistant, along with his experience in “big data,” including structures, management, research, visualization, and policy development, to support student success in the classroom and beyond.
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Amanda Kost
Amanda Kost
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Amanda brings expertise in workforce development and human services, which she gained during her tenure at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois. She oversees all campus recruiting engagement, activities, and operations. She also leads initiatives to retain and grow WSB’s portfolio of global multinational organizations and to cultivate strategic growth in the technology, finance, and consulting sectors.
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Karl Galko
Karl Galko
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Karl has a varied background in private and public positions, including work in both youth and adult education. He has worked in Australia and New Zealand and served as an education-sector Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan. His fascination with the global economy fuels his passion for connecting Badgers with industry leaders. He previously assisted students as a career management coordinator in the MBA and master’s office.
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Career Management

Jean Sink

Jean Sink

Director of Career Management
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Will Wait

Will Wait

Assistant Director of Career Management, MBA and Master’s Programs
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Deb Jahnke

Deb Jahnke

Assistant Director of Career Management, MBA and Master’s Programs
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Laura L Berkan

Laura Berkan

Assistant Director of Career Management, MBA and Master’s Programs
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Caitlin Hunter

Caitlin Hunter

Associate Director of Career Management, Master’s in Business Analytics, and Master’s in Financial Economics
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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.

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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 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 2024 Semester

First Day of ClassesSeptember 4
Recruiting Activities Begin & Résumé Books AvailableSeptember 4
UW–Madison Engineering & STEM FairSeptember 16–19
Supply Chain Career Fair (Undergrad/Master’s/MBA WSB students)September 18
UW–Madison Fall Career & Internship Fair (All students)September 18
Real Estate Career Fair (Undergrad/Master’s WSB students)September 25
Risk Management & Insurance Career Fair (Undergrad/Master’s WSB students)September 26
Technology, Data & Analytics Career Fair (Virtual)September 26
Consulting Practicum Proposals Due:
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October 1
Equity and Inclusion Career FairOctober 9
Thanksgiving RecessNovember 28–December 1
Last Day of Classes & End of Fall RecruitingDecember 11
Winter RecessDecember 23–January 20

Spring 2025 Semester

Spring Classes Begin & Campus Recruiting Résumés*January 21
Engineering & STEM Career FairFebruary 10–12
UW–Madison Spring Career and Internship FairTBD
Risk Management & Insurance Career Fair (Virtual)TBD
Specialty Master’s Business Analytics Career FairFebruary 14
UW–Madison Real Estate Club Career FairFebruary 18
Equity and Inclusion Career and Internship FairFebruary 20
Spring RecessMarch 22–30
Last Day of ClassesMay 2
Exam Week (students not available)May 4–9
Commencement (Master’s)May 10
*On-campus interviews may be scheduled before this date – depending on student availability

MBA/Master’s Job & Internship Offer Guidelines

Offers resulting from:For:Guidelines:
Summer InternshipsFull-time conversion offers resulting from previous summer internshipsDecember 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 offersDecember 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 offersDecember 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 offersThree 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.

Blair Brophy giving a group of FTMBA students a tour of the Middleton Headquarters

  • Internship and Career Fairs
  • Workshops and Mock Interviews
  • Internship Programs
  • MBA/Master’s Student Organizations
  • Classroom Connections
  • Event Sponsorship
  • Advisory Board Membership

To explore opportunities, please contact:

Leslie Taylor
Director, Employer and Corporate Relations