Personalized, Easy Assistance to Hire the Right MBA Talent

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 you in-depth personal attention to make your recruiting experience efficient and productive. Together, we’ll work with you to meet your hiring goals.

Steps to Enhance Your Recruiting Experience

We want to help ensure your success in attracting and hiring the right Wisconsin MBA talent for your organization. Following are some easy, straightforward steps you can take to boost your success.

  • Contact us for a consultation. We’ll get to know you and your organization, answer questions, and recommend next steps for raising your visibility and recruiting the best talent.
  • Create a profile of your ideal candidate based on your needs and goals.
  • Outline your organization’s unique values and attributes that would attract recruits.
  • Determine your preferred recruitment calendar/timing. Ideally, plan ahead.
  • Familiarize yourself with Wisconsin MBA Program’s unique offerings and specializations, and their benefits to your company.

By taking these initial steps, you’ll be better positioned to achieve your hiring objectives.

BuckyNet—Your Hub for Wisconsin MBA Recruiting

BuckyNet is your central online resource for recruiting Wisconsin MBA students, offering the ability to create job postings, view searchable online résumé books, request on-campus interviews, and register for information sessions, career fairs, and other events.

Using BuckyNet is easy and intuitive. Get started by setting up an employer account for recruiting MBA students.

Job Posting Boards and Résumé Books

Our online job posting board quickly and conveniently helps you fill openings ranging from internships, to entry-level positions, to high-level executive positions. These 30-day postings are free of charge, and are a great way to increase the exposure of your organization’s opportunities.

To post a job board position, log in to your BuckyNet account and select “Create Job Board Posting (Non-OCI Posting).” Complete the fields and hit “Submit.” All job board postings will be approved within two business days.

For questions or help, contact us at mbacareers@bus.wisc.edu.

You also can source candidates through electronic résumé books found on BuckyNet. Online résumé books are a great way to reach out to candidates to create awareness about an upcoming campus recruiting visit. Contact an MBA Career Management team member for help creating a customized résumé book to meet your specific staffing needs.

Arrange Interviews with Our MBA Students

To set up on-campus interviews at the Wisconsin School of Business in Grainger Hall, log in to BuckyNet and make your reservation.

To select an interview date, under “Quick Links” select “Create Schedule Request.” Fill out the detailed information which will allow you to customize whether you would like a pre-select or open schedule, as well as the ideal length and structure of your interviews. You will be notified by email when your request has been approved. You will then be asked to post your position description(s) and follow the trigger dates to complete the pre-selection process.

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

  • Interviews will be held at the MBA 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 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 BuckyNet 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 BuckyNet 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.

MBA Recruiting Calendar

Fall Semester 2017

Event Date
First Day of Classes September 6
Résumé Books Available September 11
Fall Career and Internship Fair September 19
On-Campus Interviews Begin September 25
Rosh Hashanah* September 20-22
Yom Kippur* September 29-30
Homecoming October 21
Thanksgiving Recess November 23-26
On-Campus Interviews End December 1
Last Day of Classes December 13
Exams December 15-21
Commencement December 17
Winter Recess December 22-January 22

Spring Semester 2018

Event Date
Martin Luther King Jr. Day* January 15
First Day of Classes January 23
On-Campus Interviews Start January 29
Spring Career and Internship Fair TBD (Early February)
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

*No recruiting events during holidays.

MBA Job & Internship Offer Guidelines/Timetable

Offers resulting from: For: Guidelines:
Summer Internships Full-time conversion offers resulting from previous summer internships December 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 offers December 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 offers December 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 offers Three weeks after offer is made

Raise Your Visibility and Make Valuable Connections Through Enriching Programs

Our career fairs help you meet with a broad cross section of UW–Madison students interested in careers in business. 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 a specialized career fair for real estate hiring. See dates above.

To register for career fairs, please use your BuckyNet account.

Wisconsin School of Business students and alumni also participate in a host of regional and national career fairs including:

Employer information sessions are another way you can raise student awareness about your organization and your career opportunities. You can reserve these sessions by logging in to BuckyNet and selecting “Request an Employer Information Session.”

For questions and further information, contact us at mbacareers@wsb.wisc.edu.

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

  • Workshops and Mock Interviews—Participate directly in these enriching activities
  • Internship Programs—Create an enriching internship program
  • MBA Student Organizations—Make connections with student groups
  • Classroom Connections—Share your expertise in the classroom

Contact us at mbacareers@wsb.wisc.edu to take advantage of these great opportunities to connect with Wisconsin MBA students.

Increase Visibility Through MBA Program Sponsorship Opportunities

The Wisconsin MBA program has sponsorship opportunities for individual companies throughout the year. These events are a chance for organizations to gain visibility among students and prospective candidates. Some of the potential sponsorship events include:

  • Wisconsin Experience (MBA orientation)
  • Diversity Summit
  • Prospect Preview Days
  • MBA Student Leadership Retreat
  • Case Competitions

Finally, each of our 10 MBA centers of specialization has various means of connecting with targeted student populations for recruiting functional roles. These include:

  • Applied Learning/Current Topics class presentations
  • Consulting engagements
  • Project assistant (PA) scholarships/awards/projects
  • Advisory board presence/memberships

To explore current opportunities, contact:

Gina Jenkins
Interim Director, MBA Career Management Center
gina.jenkins@wisc.edu
608-265-2353

MBA Recruiting Policies & Offer Guidelines

View the recruiting/hiring policies and guidelines