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Employers

Our goal is to connect talented engineering students and alumni with employing organizations. We work directly with recruiters and corporate contacts to assist in their hiring and outreach efforts. In addition, we have an educational mission to serve our students and alumni.


2022/2023 Employer Partners
AC Propulsion, Eaton, Epic, Extreme Engineering Solutions, Findorff, Grainger, HB Fuller, Hydrite, KLA,  Madison Gas & Electric, Mercury Marine, Milwaukee Tool, Plexus, Polaris, Schneider, SICK, Sub-Zero/Wolf and Whiting-Turner

Thank you for your ongoing support of the College of Engineering and our students!

Please consider becoming a College of Engineering Employer Partner

There are three levels of sponsorship: Bronze $5000, Silver $10,000 or Gold $25,000.

As a benefit of participation, the College will provide unique marketing opportunities to increase your organization’s brand awareness and recruiting efforts on our campus.

To learn more, please reach out to John Archambault for details.

Cooperative Education and Summer Internship Program

Students gain invaluable “real world” engineering experiences working with a variety of industries and governmental agencies throughout the world during our dynamic co-op/summer intern program. Employers have the opportunity to hire outstanding students early in their engineering education and to participate in the education process while pre-screening potential full-time hires.

Cooperative Education and Summer Internship Program FAQ (pdf opens in new window/tab)

Post a co-op or intern position

  • There is no charge to utilize the Handshake system to post your role.  You may post multiple positions.
  • Listings remain active until you expire or remove them.

Full-time (Post-graduation)

Recruiting for full-time candidates who are graduating with BS, MS, and PhD degrees in over ten degree areas.

ECS provides access to these candidates through on-campus interviews, on-line resumes, two annual career fairs, and job posting.

Our staff can assist you with satisfying your professional hiring needs.

Post a full-time entry or experience professional position

  • There is no charge to utilize the Handshake system to post your role.  You may post multiple positions.
  • Listings remain active until you expire or remove the posting.
  • For experienced alumni with 7 or more years of experience, consider posting your position through our “Hire a Badger Engineer” LinkedIn group.

Handshake is the recruiting software used by Engineering Career Services and most UW-Madison career units.

To create a Handshake account & connect to UW-Madison click here

Already have a Handshake account? Add UW-Madison to your approved schools here


Handshake Technical Support:

Campus-wide Handshake Information can be found at https://careers.wisc.edu/handshake/

General Career Fair Information

Recruiting Pool: Co-op, summer intern, graduating BS, MS, & PhD professional and experienced alumni — open only to UW-Madison students and degreed alumni
Majors: All engineering disciplines, computer sciences, physics & other STEM
Registration in Handshake:  Always opens July 1 for fall and Nov 1 for spring.
Registration Fee – (In-Person) $995 w/3 representatives

Spring 2023 – In-Person Career Fair

Engineering Career Fair
February 2 and 6
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Engineering Campus* NEW LOCATION 

Fall 2023 – In-Person Career Events

Employer Partner Day*
September TBD (First Class Day) Engineering Mall
1:00 – 5:00 pm
*for organizations in the Employer Partner Program

Engineering Career Fair
September 11, 12, 13, & 14
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Engineering Campus* NEW LOCATION 

ECS Virtual fairs may be found in Handshake.

On-campus interviews

Fall 2022 “campus” interviews will primarily be virtual due to a lack of interview space on campus.  Handshake may be used for scheduling, but you must use your own video/phone options.  There will be limited interviews on the UW-Madison campus.

On-campus interview schedules at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering are comprised of two types of candidates, those that are given priority (pre-select) and qualified (open) candidates.

There are three types of interview schedules:

  1. Preselect to Alternate
    This is a by invitation only schedule.  It allows you to select one set of priority candidates and one set of alternate candidates. Only these two sets of students will be able to sign up for your schedule. The first set of candidates priority to sign on your schedule. Remaining slots after priority sign up can be claimed by any of the alternate candidates.
  2. Open
    Students meeting your qualifications of major, degree level, graduation date and work authorization, etc will be allowed to sign up on your schedule.
  3. Space/Room Only
    Employer handles scheduling students directly; no sign up in Handshake.

On-campus recruiting is always available to you, but is most productive in fall (October and November) and early spring (February and March).

Employer Software User Agreement

Each employer representative using the recruiting software system must agree to the following:

I understand and agree that password access to the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering resume profiles is granted to me for the sole purpose of recruiting cooperative education, summer intern, and professional engineering candidates to be hired directly by my organization. I also understand and agree that transfer of these resume profiles or candidate information to other firms or organizations is strictly prohibited.

I understand that my username and password are FOR MY USE ONLY, and CANNOT be SHARED with COLLEAGUES. Sharing login information with others is a violation of Engineering Career Services policies and may be a violation of candidates’ Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protections. Sharing will result in immediate revocation of access.


Campus Policies

UW-Madison Recruiting Policies (including 2 week offer)

UW-Madison Handshake Student Terms of Use

Additional UW-Madison Policies

Additional campus-wide policies can be found at https://careers.wisc.edu/policies/


Other Policies & Guides

NACE Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring

NACE Principles for Professional Practice

NACE Position Statement on Internships

NACE First Destination Survey Standards and Protocols

U.S. Employer’s Guide to Hiring International Students (information provided by Interstride in partnership with Fragomen Law Firm – updated Jul. 2022)

Information sessions may be offered in-person or virtually.

Campus-based information sessions:

  • After you have selected your recruiting date, call Campus Events Services at 608.262.2511 or email events@union.wisc.edu.
  • Request a room at Union South or on the Engineering campus.
  • Select the date and time for your session and make any food and/or AV arrangements.
  • NOTE : You MUST then enter your information session information in Handshake in order to advertise the session to candidates.

Virtual sessions:

  • Post details in Handshake at least one week prior to the event to ensure time for campus review and approval.

Review our most recent salary and destination information for our bachelor’s degree recipients as well as national statistics for engineering graduates at the BS, MS and PhD level.

Undergraduate Salary Information

BS Entry-Level Salaries (2020-2021) UW-Madison
Information as reported voluntarily to Engineering Career Services by graduating students

Major Average Median
Biomedical Engineering $62,193 $65,000
Chemical Engineering $69,620 $70,000
Civil Engineering $60,258 $60,000
Computer Engineering $83,972 $80,000
Electrical Engineering $70,513 $70,000
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics $72,451 $72,000
Engr. Physics NA NA
Geological Engineering $60,348 $70,000
Industrial Engineering $67,099 $70,000
Materials Science & Engr. $65,633 $69,000
Mechanical Engineering $66,667 $67,500
Nuclear Engineering NA NA
OVERALL $68,537 $69,000

updated 03/08/2022


National Data for B.S. Salaries:

Reprinted from the Summer 2022 NACE Salary Survey – beginning offers, with the permission of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.

Major Mean Salary
Aerospace Engineering $71,189
Biomedical Engineering $65,384
Chemical Engineering $70,099
Civil Engineering $61,314
Computer Engineering $88,158
Electrical Engineering $78,148
Engineering Mechanics* $71,189
Engineering Physics $67,162
Industrial Engineering $68,439
Materials Engineering $68,078
Mechanical Engineering $67,744
Nuclear Engineering $70,330
*Aerospace Engineering

College of Engineering B.S. Destination Statistics & Salary Information:

2020-2021 BS Graduates

2019-2020 BS Graduates

2018-2019 BS Graduates

2017-2018 BS Graduates

2016-2017 BS Graduates

2015-2016 BS Graduates

2014-2015 BS Graduates

2013-2014 BS Graduates

2012-2013 BS Graduates

2011-2012 BS Graduates


National Data for Masters Salaries

Masters’ Program (MS) Mean Median
Biomedical Engineering $67,575 $69,250
Chemical Engineering $70,673 $77,400
Civil Engr. $70,696 $69,882
Computer Engr. $113,711 $118,577
Electrical & Computer Engr. $97,808 $96,178
Engr. Mechanics* $84,860 $85,238
Geological Engineering $63,100 $69,917
Industrial Engineering $80,823 $78,000
Manufacturing Systems Engr.** $72,567 $78,798
Materials Science & Engr.*** $78,424 $82,700
Mechanical Engineering $83,370 $82,144
Metallurgical Engr. NA NA
Nuclear Engr. & Engr. Physics NA NA
Source: NACE Summer 2022 Salary Survey
*Aerospace Engineering
**Manufacturing Engineering
*** Materials Engineering

National Data for PhD Salaries

Doctorate Program (PhD) Mean Median
Biomedical Engineering $98,591 $94,750
Chemical Engineering $85,694 $73,500
Civil & Environmental Engr. $78,130 $70,000
Computer Engr. $133,355 $119,611
Electrical & Computer Engr. $109,728 $108,550
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics* $89,689 $77,000
Geological Engineering NA NA
Industrial Engineering (incl. Manf. Sys.) $110,708 $122,100
Materials Science & Engr.** $87,728 $88,333
Mechanical Engineering $82,400 $77,275
Metallurgical Engineering NA NA
Nuclear Engr. & Engr. Physics*** $98,525 $86,075
Source: NACE Summer 2022 Salary Survey
*Aerospace Engineering
** Materials Engineering
***Nuclear Engineering

BS Co-op & Intern Hourly Salaries (2020-2021)

Major Average
Biomedical Engineering $22
Chemical Engineering $22
Civil Engineering $18
Computer Engineering $27
Electrical Engineering $24
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics $21
Engr. Physics NA
Geological Engineering $19
Industrial Engineering $21
Materials Science & Engr. $19
Mechanical Engineering $21
Nuclear Engineering NA
OVERALL  $22

Hourly rate rounded to nearest dollar

updated 03/08/2022

There are more than 50 engineering affiliated student organizations on campus.

To view the list of all Active Student Organization affiliated with the College of Engineering please click here

Demographic information on our enrolled students is available through the Office of the Registrar’s website.  We recommend using the closest fall enrollment numbers.  Visit the site.

Contact ECS:

Direct Line: 608-262-5691
ECS Phone Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM M-F
Suite 1150, Engineering Hall

Employer questions, please contact:
John Archambault, Director, Engineering Career Services
john.archambault@wisc.edu