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. We’ll work with you to meet your hiring goals.

As students and employers adapt to the challenges posed by our COVID-19, the WSB Undergraduate Career Engagement Team remains committed to connecting employers to the talented, humble and hardworking students in the Wisconsin School of Business.

Along with classes and career advising, interviews and networking are transitioning to virtual environments, but our goal remains the same: connecting our great students with great career opportunities. The Undergraduate Employer Engagement Team is here to help you adjust your recruiting strategy to a virtual environment.

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Interview Our BBA Students

For Fall 2020, employers will not be able to reserve space at Grainger Hall for on-site interviews. To protect the safety of our students and colleagues, the School of Business guidance is that campus academic buildings should be reserved for academic usage. We look forward to hosting you in the future.

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

  • Interviews will be held at the Undergraduate 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.
  • 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 Recruiter 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 your team will be driving to campus and requires parking for your on-campus interview, please let your representative on the Employer Engagement Team know as soon as possible.

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

Fall Semester 2020

Please note that, for the safety of both students and employer representatives, UW-Madison cannot accommodate on-campus interviewing for Fall 2020. The Employer Engagement Team is happy to assist you in developing virtual engagement opportunities and communicating best practices for virtual interviewing. Please reach out to our Employer Engagement Team to discuss best practices for virtual engagement.

Event Date
First Day of Classes September 2
Virtual Career Fair: Public Service September 16
Virtual Career Fair: Finance, Accounting & Real Estate September 24
Virtual Career Fair: Client Relations, Analytics, Marketing/Communications September 30
Virtual Career Fair: Risk and Insurance October 1
Virtual Career Fair: Supply Chain, Logistics, Analytics, Operations & Technology October 6
Thanksgiving Recess November 26 – November 29
Last Day of Classes December 10
Exams December 12-December 18
Winter Recess December 13-January 18

*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

We offer a variety of opportunities for your organization to build recognition on campus and connect with BBA students. Contact us at wisconsinbba@wsb.wisc.edu to learn more about these opportunities.

  • Career Fairs - Introduce your business and job opportunities to students.
  • Internship Programs – Create an enriching internship program.
  • BBA Student Organizations – Make connections through student groups.
  • Workshops and Mock Interviews – Participate directly in these activities to help students develop and refine crucial business skills.
  • Classroom Connections – Share your expertise in the classroom (limited opportunities available).
  • BBA Job Shadow Experience - Be a host to students exploring career options. 

Career Fairs

Our career fairs help you meet a cross section of UW–Madison students interested in business careers. Ordinarily, UW-Madison hosts two all-campus career and internship fairs each year. 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. For Fall 2020, we will be offering several functionally-targeted virtual career fairs instead. A listing of our career fairs this year can be found at: https://careerfair.wisc.edu/.

Additionally, several academic departments within the School of Business host their own career fair. Real Estate, Risk Management & Insurance, Accounting and Supply Chain are examples. Contact your Employer Engagement representative to learn more about these opportunities!


BBA Job Shadow Experience

Are you interested in connecting with first- and second-year BBA students to promote your company and career opportunities? Do you offer a job shadow program or are you interested in hosting BBA students for a day? Host a BBA Job Shadow Experience!

For the job shadow experience, we use Handshake as our recruiting system, giving you the freedom to promote job shadow experiences year-round to our students. No strict timelines, no matching process! Here is how it works:

  1. Post your shadow day experience in Handshake:
    1. Post a Job
    2. Position Type: Experiential Learning
    3. Posting Title: BBA Job Shadow
      1. Company Name
      2. Functional Area
  2. Please ensure the words “job shadow” are in the title of the experience. This will help students find the opportunity most readily.
  3. As students apply for your experience, you may screen and select candidates as you would for other career opportunities.
  4. Select your participants and confirm all shadow-related details with confirmed participants, including any related cost coverage, preparatory materials, or other important details.
  5. Complete our BBA Career Services Experiential Learning Survey which will be provided to employer partners at the end of each academic year.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Bryan Zaramba
Assistant Director of Employer Engagement

Build Brand Recognition via our Employer Partnership Program

The Wisconsin Undergraduate Employer Partnership 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 Brett Jones at brett.jones@wisc.edu or 608-262-2725.

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  • Kohler Co.
  • Uline
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  • ALDI Inc.
  • TDS
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  • American Family Insurance
  • BP America, Inc.
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Grainger
  • Koch Industries, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Tool / Hoover - Techtronic industries (TTI)
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  • Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC)
  • Amcor (Bemis Company, Inc.)
  • Baker Tilly
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Direct Supply
  • EY
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Electric - GE
  • InfoSec Institute
  • Intuit
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc.
  • Swiss Re

BBA Recruiting Policies & Offer Guidelines

View the recruiting/hiring policies and guidelines