Career Events at UW–Madison

Employers: connect with UW–Madison students and recent alumni at a variety of talent and recruiting events both on campus and virtual. Early registration via Handshake is highly encouraged.

Fall 2022 Career Fairs

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September 7, 12-15, 2022: Engineering Career Fair (in-person)

The College of Engineering Career Fair supports companies seeking UW-Madison students and alumni at the co-op, summer intern, graduating BS, MS, & PhD levels, as well as professional and experienced alumni, with majors in all engineering disciplines, computer sciences, physics & other STEM fields.

In-person Engineering Career Fair:

Employer Partner Day: Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Engineering Mall
All employers: September 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2022*
*(9/15 if demand warrants)

As of July 1, employer registration is now open for Fall 2022 Engineering career fairs. For more information, visit the Engineering Career Fair page or contact John Archambault, Director of Engineering Career Services, at john.archambault@wisc.edu.

September 15, 2022: Public Service Career Fair (in-person)

Public Service Fair
Thursday, September 15, 2022 / 3pm – 6pm
Register here

The Public Service Fair is an opportunity for non-profit organizations engaged in social impact and public service work to connect with students and recent alumni of all majors. Organizations seeking volunteers, interns, and service year participants are invited to attend.

Employers may register here; visit the Career Fair page for more information.

September 19-20, 2022: UW–Madison All-Campus Career & Internship Fair (in-person)

The All-Campus Career & Internship Fair is returning for Fall 2022, both in person and virtual. These Fairs are open to ALL enrolled UW-Madison students, plus recent alumni who graduated within the past two years.

In-Person Day 1
Monday, September 19, 2022 / 3:00-7:00pm
Employers can register for Day 1 here

In-Person Day 2
Gordon Dining & Event Center
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 / 3:00-7:00pm
Employers can register for Day 2 here

Registration will remain open until each event is full, or two weeks before the date of the fair. Please note attendance for most of our virtual fairs will not exceed 75 companies per Fair. Early registration is highly encouraged. A Handshake account is required for all Fairs. Visit the Career Fair page for more information.

September 21, 2022: Finance, Accounting, and Real Estate Career Fair (virtual)

Finance, Accounting & Real Estate Fair
Virtual
September 21, 2022 / 3:00pm-6:00pm
Employers may register here

This fair supports internships and full-time recruiting for Finance, Accounting and Real Estate-related roles. It provides an excellent way to connect with our talented Business Badgers! Registration for this fair will close on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Contact Amanda Eannelli at amanda.eannelli@wisc.edu with any questions.

September 22, 2022: Real Estate Club Career Fair (in-person)

Real Estate Club Career Fair
In-Person
Pyle Center, 706 Langdon Street
September 22, 2022 / 4:00pm-6:00pm
Employers may register here

The fall Real Estate Club Career Fair is an ideal setting for employers to talk with our undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking internships and full-time employment. All current UW–Madison real estate students and recent alumni are encouraged to attend. We also invite other business majors, economics, civil engineering and urban & regional planning students. We are expecting high demand as this is our first in-person career fair in over three years. Please register soon as space is limited! The Real Estate Club hosts two career fairs per year: the spring fair will take place in early February.

Employers: Register for the Real Estate Club career fair here. Please contact Janay Hull (jnhull@wisc.edu) and Jack Sula (sula@wisc.edu) with any questions, or to receive REC Career Fair announcements by email.

The registration fee for the Real Estate Club Career Fair is $500.

September 28, 2022: Computer, Data and Information Sciences (CDIS) Career Fair (in-person)

School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences (CDIS) Career Fair
In-Person
Union South, Varsity Hall (2nd floor)
September 28, 2022 / 10:00am-5:00pm
Doors open for employers at 9:00 am.
Employers may register here

The School of Computer Science, Data and Information Sciences (CDIS) is educating versatile, multi-talented graduates who form a uniquely prepared talent pipeline that is driving economic growth in Wisconsin and beyond.

Employers: Register for the CDIS career fair here. Please contact gigi.mitchell@wisc.edu with any questions or to receive CDIS Career Fair announcements by email.

CDIS Career Fair fees vary by employer type:
UW–Madison Computer Science Industrial Affiliates: free.
Wisconsin Companies (companies with a local hiring presence where CDIS recruits would be employed): $500.
Wisconsin Startups (companies less than 5 years old with a Madison-area office where CDIS recruits would be employed): $100.
Government agencies (Wisconsin local governments, State of Wisconsin, and Federal departments and agencies): free.

September 28, 2022: Risk & Insurance Career Fair (in-person)

Risk & Insurance Fair
In-Person
September 28, 2022 / 4:30-7:45pm

The Risk and Insurance Career Fair connects talented UW-Madison students interested in risk and insurance careers with employers. Employers can register here.

September 28, 2022: UW–Madison Biotech Student-Employer Connector (in-person)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (5-7pm)
Memorial Union – The Great Hall, Fourth Floor

The Biotech Student-Employer Connector is an opportunity for students across campus to interact with industry reps to learn more about what they do and to help form potential career paths. This is a non-recruitment focused event unless initiated by the student.

Employer registration is full for the 2022 event. Please direct questions to career@cals.wisc.edu.

Provided by the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Career Services ­­­team in collaboration with BioForward and College of Letters and Science.

September 29, 2022: Technology, Data & Analytics Career Fair (virtual)

Technology, Data & Analytics Fair
Thursday, September 29, 2022 / 4:00-6:00pm
Virtual
Register here

This virtual fair is open to students and recent alumni of all majors interested in positions including software engineering, data analytics, project management, software development, data science, business analysis, information technology, management & technical consulting, AI, programming, quantitative research, UX/UI design and more. Employers from a wide variety of industries are invited to connect with students in these fields.

Employers may register here; visit the Career Fair page for more information.

October 3, 2022: Risk & Insurance Career Fair (virtual)

Risk & Insurance Fair
Virtual
October 3, 2022 / 4:00-7:00pm

The Risk and Insurance Career Fair connects talented UW-Madison students interested in risk and insurance careers with employers. Employers may register here for the virtual fair.

October 6, 2022: Equity & Inclusion Career & Internship Fair (in-person)

Equity & Inclusion Career & Internship Fair
In-Person
Thursday, October 6, 2022 / 4:00-7:00pm
Register here

The Equity & Inclusion Career and Internship Fair is an opportunity for our diverse UW–Madison student population to meet with organizations across a variety of industries that are actively seeking diverse talent. This event is specifically designed to provide career opportunities for underrepresented student job seekers (first-generation, low-income, students of color, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized social identities).

Employers can register here; visit the Career Fair page for more information.

October 25, 2022: UW–Madison Fall Career & Internship Fair (virtual)

The All-Campus Career & Internship Fair is returning for Fall 2022, both in person and virtual. These Fairs are open to ALL enrolled UW-Madison students, plus recent alumni who graduated within the past two years.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 / 3:00-5:00pm
Employers can register for the virtual fair here.

Visit the Career Fair page for more information.

November 2, 2022: Nursing Career Fair (in-person)

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 / 3:00-5:30pm
Atrium and Curran Commons, Signe Skott Cooper Hall

This career fair is open to all nursing students, grad and undergrad. For more information, contact Kelli Richards at 608-263-5163 or kelli.richards@wisc.edu.

November 4, 2022: Analytics & Finance Career Fair (in-person)

When: Friday, November 4, 2022, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where: Plenary Room, Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue, Madison, WI

This joint in-person Career Fair is hosted by the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) Career Management Division featuring Masters in Business Analytics (MSBA) and Masters in Financial Economics (MSFE) students.

The fair offers employers unique access to globally minded, early career Master’s talent entering the market with a unique combination of cutting-edge, in-demand skills. Students will be searching for both full-time and internship opportunities focused on December 2022 and May 2023 starts.

The WSB MSBA program, ranked #8 nationwide, trains students with in-depth knowledge in areas such as cloud computing, data visualization, and machine learning anchored in the foundations of business management. For more information on the MSBA program, visit the program website here.

The MSFE program, launched in Fall of 2021, is a joint program between the WSB Finance Department and the UW–Madison Department of Economics. Students in this program learn theories that guide financial practices with an emphasis on modern quantitative methods in financial economics and econometrics as well as key analytics skills necessary to perform advanced financial analyses. Find out more about the MSFE program.

With a portion of domestic students, these programs are largely international with students possessing work authorization for internships and three years of work authorization post-graduation without employer sponsorship via the STEM OPT extension. Find out more about hiring international students.

Registration for the career fair IS OPEN! Please sign up in Handshake here. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Hunter, Assistant Director of Career Management, Wisconsin School of Business at caitlin.hunter@wisc.edu or Andrea Sorenson, Assistant Director of Employer Relations at andrea.sorenson@wisc.edu.

Generally, registration will remain open until each event is full or two weeks before the date of the fair. Please note attendance for most virtual fairs will not exceed 75 companies per Fair. UW–Madison career fairs are held both virtually and in-person. Virtual events are held using Handshake. Handshake offers detailed guidance for employers, including a Virtual Career Fair training webinar.

Are we missing any events? Please let us know. For the latest guidance on campus operations relative to COVID-19, visit UW–Madison’s COVID Response website.

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