University of Wisconsin–Madison

Employers

We are excited about your interest in recruiting UW-Madison students. Find more information about our services and students below.

Contact the Career Center with specific questions at 608-262-1755 or career-center@education.wisc.edu. Like our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram, and join our LinkedIn group for current information and career event promotion.

  • School of Education Majors

    Composed of 10 academic departments, the UW-Madison School of Education prepares students in a variety of disciplines. Many students pursue degrees in traditional education areas such as teacher preparation, education studies, educational leadership, education policy, educational psychology, and curriculum & instruction. However, a significant portion of our student population completes degree programs in art, dance, theatre, communication sciences and disorders, kinesiology, occupational therapy, counseling, and rehabilitation psychology.

    Undergraduate Academic Programs
    The School of Education includes 10 academic departments. Many School of Education students begin their academic careers with a pre-professional designation. About 1/3 of these students are pursuing teacher preparation programs with the remainder selecting from among programs in the arts, health fields, and human services.

    Graduate Academic Programs
    The School of Education offers graduate programs in more than a dozen areas, including fine art, counseling psychology, curriculum and instruction, K-12 leadership, educational policy studies, educational psychology, kinesiology, occupational therapy, rehabilitation psychology and special education.

    If you are seeking students from other disciplines, please refer to the list of campus career services offices.

  • Policies

    UW-Madison Recruiting Policies
    This document outlines the policies and expectations that regulate employers’ recruitment activities on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. In addition to the policies approved by the campus community, each career services unit may have additional recruiting policies. Recruiters should consult appropriate career services units for additional details.

    NACE Principles for Professional Practice
    Career services and employment professionals are involved in an important process—helping students choose and attain personally rewarding careers, and helping employers develop effective college relations programs which contribute to effective candidate selections for their organizations. The impact of this process upon individuals and organizations requires commitment by practitioners to principles for professional practice.

  • Job Postings

    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. Read our updated UW-Recruiting Policy.

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    WECAN
    WECAN is a unique, full-featured, internet hiring environment for K-12 Wisconsin schools. WECAN was created by a collaboration of Wisconsin school employers, teacher training colleges, and teachers working through Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators (WASPA) and is managed and maintained by the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Fairs and Events

    Wisconsin Education Recruitment Fair (WERF)
    WERF is the statewide educator recruitment fair organized by the Career Center and co-sponsored by all the teacher education programs in Wisconsin. It provides professional educators from participating education colleges and universities in Wisconsin the opportunity to meet with school districts throughout the U.S. Held in early spring at the Monona Terrace, find further details and register for this annual spring fair at the WERF website. Learn more in the WERF Employer Policies document. If you have questions, please contact career-center@education.wisc.edu.

    Campus Career Fairs and Events
    The Career Center collaborates with our career services partners across campus to hold fall and spring campus-wide fairs.  These career fairs are promoted on the Career Fairs site once the date for each event has been set and confirmed. Visit the Campus-wide Career Events page to view career programs sponsored by career services offices on campus.

  • On-Campus Interviewing

    The School of Education Career Center will arrange interviews for employers who wish to come to campus or set up Skype interviews.  Employers are urged to call the Career Center several weeks prior to a preferred interview date so that the Career Center can notify qualified candidates, and they in turn can make interview appointments.  To arrange a campus visit or Skype interview, contact the Career Center staff by email or call 608-262-1755.