We Make It Easy to Recruit Talent and Raise Your Visibility

At the Wisconsin School of Business, we’re here to help you successfully hire the high-performing talent and future leadership your organization needs to succeed. Our BBA Employer Relations team will partner with you, offering in-depth personal attention to make your recruiting experience easy, efficient and productive. Together, we’ll work with you to meet your hiring goals.

Handshake—Your Gateway to Wisconsin BBA Recruiting

Posting Jobs or Internships

Connect to UW-Madison students with Handshake – a recruiting platform used by over 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. Learn More.

Existing BuckyNet Accounts

We are thrilled to announce that Handshake has been selected as UW-Madison’s primary recruitment and career event management tool. During summer 2018 we will be transitioning employers and students to the new system. BuckyNet will officially shut down on June 30, 2018. Learn More about how you can connect to UW-Madison on Handshake.

Interview Our BBA Students

Please keep the following in mind for on-site interviews:

  • Interviews will be held at the BBA Program Office and Interview Center, 3290 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 resumes. 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.-12:30 p.m. unless you indicate otherwise in Handshake when requesting your schedule. For your convenience, the Capital Cafe is located on the first floor of Grainger Hall, and a list of nearby restaurants is available in the Recruiters Lounge in the Dining Guide Book.
  • 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 graingerevents@wsb.wisc.edu, 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.

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.

Tip: You are encouraged to avoid scheduling first-round interviews on Fridays. However, for second-round interviews, Fridays are preferred.

BBA Recruiting Calendar

Spring Semester 2018

Event Date
Martin Luther King Jr. Day* January 15
Badger Business Job Shadow Program January 18-19
First Day of Classes January 23
On-Campus Interviews Start January 29
Spring Career and Internship Fair February 6
Real Estate Career Fair February 12
Spring Recess March 24-April 1
Good Friday* March 30
Passover* March 30-April 7
On-Campus Interviews End April 27
Last Day of Classes May 4
Exams May 6-11
Commencement Weekend May 11-12
IMAcc Internship Interviews May 14-15

Fall Semester 2018

Event Date
First Day of Classes September 5
Résumé Books Available September 11
Fall Career and Internship Fair TBD
On-Campus Interviews Begin September 24
Rosh Hashanah* September 9-11
Yom Kippur* September 18-19
Actuarial Science/RMI Career Fair September 25
Homecoming October 20
Thanksgiving Recess November 22-25
On-Campus Interviews End December 1
Last Day of Classes December 12
Exams December 14-20
Commencement December 16
Winter Recess December 21-January 21

*No recruiting events during holidays

BBA Job & Internships Offer Guidelines/Timetable

Offers resulting from: For: Guidelines:
Summer Internships & Programs Full-time conversion offers resulting from previous summer internships, and internship offers resulting from summer activities such as leadership conferences November 1, or two weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later
Fall Interviews Full-time or internship offers November 1, or two weeks after offer is made, whichever comes later
Spring Interviews Full-time or internship offers March 1, or two weeks after offer is made, whichever comes later

Raise Your Visibility and Make Valuable Connections Through Enriching Programs

Our career fairs help you meet a cross section of UW–Madison students interested in business careers. Our Fall Career and Internship Fair kicks off in September, giving you the opportunity to build your campus visibility and connect with more than 3,000 students seeking full-time and internship positions. Our February Spring Career and Internship Fair can meet your spring recruiting and hiring needs as well. We also offer specialized career fairs for risk and insurance and real estate hiring.

We also offer the following opportunities to increase your organization’s recognition on campus:

  • Workshops and Mock Interviews—Participate directly in these enriching activities.
  • Internship Programs—Create an enriching internship program.
  • BBA Student Organizations—Make connections through student groups.
  • Classroom Connections—Share your expertise in the classroom (limited opportunities available).
  • Badger Business Job Shadow Program—Let students experience your organization for a day.

Contact us at wisconsinbba@wsb.wisc.edu to take advantage of these opportunities.

Badger Business Job Shadow Program

Let students experience your organization for a day! This program is integrated into the BuckyNet online recruiting system for companies to screen and rank all students for a successful match. Please download and refer to the 2017 - 2018 Wisconsin BBA Badger Business Job Shadow Program Employer Guide (PDF) for further program details as well job shadow posting instructions.

Program Timeline 2017-2018

  • August 25, 2017: Employer deadline for submission of Job Shadow information for inclusion in Fall Career & Internship Guide
  • September 22, 2017: Employer deadline for submission of Job Shadow information on BuckyNet
  • September 25 to September 29, 2017: BBA Employer Relations Team reviews all job shadow submissions
  • November 1 to November 17, 2017: Students submit resumes
  • November 20 to December 1, 2017: Employers review resumes and rank students
  • December 6, 2017:
    1. Employers will receive an e-mail instructing them to log into BuckyNet to find out the results of the automated matching
    2. Employers should begin contacting their matched student(s) to make arrangements for their Sophomore Job Shadow visit
    3. Employers will be reminded by BBA that they may not have been matched with all the students they offered to host
  • December 15, 2017: Deadline for employers to contact students with details of their sophomore job shadow
  • January 8 to January 19, 2018: Job shadow visits occur
  • January 29, 2018: Employer and students evaluations distributed electronically

Build Brand Recognition via our Corporate Partners Program

The Wisconsin BBA Corporate Partners program can help you boost your corporate presence at the Wisconsin School of Business and elsewhere on campus. Increase your campus visibility and enrich students’ academic experiences by contacting Jamie Marsh at jamie.marsh@wisc.edu or 608-262-2810.

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  • Kohl's Department Stores
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  • Uline
  • Kohler Company
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  • ALDI Inc.
  • Altria Group Distribution Company ( AGDC )
  • TDS
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  • American Family Insurance
  • Baker Tilly
  • Bemis Company, Inc.
  • BP America, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Grainger Corporation
  • Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Tool / Hoover - Techtronic Industries (TTI)
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Spectrum Brands
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  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Cintas Corporation
  • Dell Inc.
  • Coyote
  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Direct Supply
  • EY (Ernst & Young, LLP)
  • General Electric
  • Intuit
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • Micron
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PwC
  • Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc.
  • Southwestern Advantage
  • Swiss Re
  • Target Corporation
  • Walgreens

BBA Recruiting Policies & Offer Guidelines

View the recruiting/hiring policies and guidelines