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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.


2023/2024 Employer Partners
ABB, Epic, Extreme Engineering Solutions, Findorff, Foth, GE Healthcare, Grainger, HB Fuller, Hydrite, JP Cullen, KLA,  Madison Gas & Electric, Mercury Marine, Milwaukee Tool, Oshkosh, Plastics Ingenuity, Plexus, Polaris, Sub-Zero/Wolf, Trane Technologies, UL, and Vierbicher

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 Stephanie Salazar Kann (ssalazar@wisc.edu) 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.

Information on Hiring International Students:

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/

 

Fall 2024

Employer Partner Day*

September 4 (First Class Day) 
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Engineering Hall
*Exclusively for organizations in the Employer Partner Program


Engineering Career Fair – FALL 2024

September 16, 17, 18, & 19
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Engineering Campus 

Registration: Via Handshake beginning July 1, 2024
Registration Fee: $995 (3 representatives included)

  • About the Fair: The Fair is spread over multiple days, but employers may only attend 1 date. Student audience is the same for each date. No special characteristics of each date. Having multiple dates allows employers to have flexibility in scheduling at a variety of campuses.
  • 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

Spring 2025

Engineering Career Fair – SPRING 2025

February 10, 11, 12
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Engineering Campus

Register via Handshake beginning Nov. 1, 2024

  • About the Fair: The Fair is spread over multiple days, but employers may only attend 1 date. Student audience is the same for each date. No special characteristics of each date. Having multiple dates allows employers to have flexibility in scheduling at a variety of campuses.
  • 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

Big 10+ Diversity & Inclusion Engineering Fair

TBD
Virtual engineering fair with multiple Big10+ engineering programs.

Engineered Across the Big 10+

TBD
Virtual engineering fair with multiple Big10+ engineering programs.

All fairs and registrations may be found in Handshake.


Engineering Career Services – 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


Questions? Please contact Stephanie Salazar Kann (ssalazar@wisc.edu)

On-campus interviews

There will be limited interviews on the UW-Madison campus.  Space is available in conjunction with fair attendance.  Outside of fair dates, please inquire.  We have no dedicated interview rooms in engineering so we secure based on request.

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 (2022-2023) UW-Madison
Information as reported voluntarily to Engineering Career Services by graduating students

Major Average Median
Biomedical Engineering $70,755 $73,000
Chemical Engineering $74,141 $74,000
Civil Engineering $68,920 $68,800
Computer Engineering $91,973 $85,000
Electrical Engineering $84,011 $75,000
Engr. Mechanics $82,407 $82,500
Engr. Physics NA NA
Geological Engineering* $65,740 $67,260
Industrial Engineering $75,421 $75,000
Materials Science & Engr. $84,556 $80,000
Mechanical Engineering $74,399 $72,000
Nuclear Engineering* $66,691 $74,100
OVERALL $77,644 $75,000

*  = Multi-year average—insufficient annual response rate to report

updated 01/16/2024


National Data for B.S. Salaries:

Reprinted from the Summer 2023 NACE Salary Survey – beginning offers, with the permission of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.

Major Mean Salary
Aerospace Engineering $76,325
Biomedical Engineering $69,081
Chemical Engineering $74,992
Civil Engineering $65,114
Computer Engineering $90,255
Electrical Engineering $81,077
Engineering Mechanics* $76,325
Engineering Physics $76,295
Industrial Engineering $72,811
Materials Engineering $71,486
Mechanical Engineering $72,254
Nuclear Engineering $71,381
*Aerospace Engineering

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

2022-2023 BS Graduates

2021-2022 BS Graduates

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 $82,996 $83,148
Civil Engr. $73,871 $74,411
Computer Engr. $122,903 $123,036
Electrical & Computer Engr. $104,623 $96,497
Engr. Mechanics* $90,885 $85,634
Geological Engineering $75,700 $75,700
Industrial Engineering $88,798 $84,100
Manufacturing Systems Engr.** $85,027 $85,100
Materials Science & Engr.*** $88,216 $83,727
Mechanical Engineering $87,909 $85,046
Metallurgical Engr. NA NA
Nuclear Engr. & Engr. Physics NA NA
Source: NACE Summer 2023 Salary Survey
*Aerospace Engineering
**Manufacturing Engineering
*** Materials Engineering

National Data for PhD Salaries

Doctorate Program (PhD) Mean Median
Biomedical Engineering $82,482 $71,300
Chemical Engineering $107,696 $115,000
Civil & Environmental Engr. $72,400 $74,342
Computer Engr. $142,609 $149,873
Electrical & Computer Engr. $156,392 $169,000
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics* $109,532 $120,000
Geological Engineering NA NA
Industrial Engineering (incl. Manf. Sys.) $92,644 $96,667
Materials Science & Engr.** $94,929 $94,700
Mechanical Engineering $103,728 $115,000
Metallurgical Engineering $90,900 $90,900
Nuclear Engr. & Engr. Physics*** $90,991 $80,786
Source: NACE Summer 2023 Salary Survey
*Aerospace Engineering
** Materials Engineering
***Nuclear Engineering

BS Co-op & Intern Hourly Salaries (Summer 2022- Spring 2023)

Major Average
Biomedical Engineering $22
Chemical Engineering $24
Civil Engineering $20
Computer Engineering $29
Electrical Engineering $28
Engr. Mechanics -Astronautics $24
Environmental Engineering $17
Engr. Physics NA
Geological Engineering $18
Industrial Engineering $23
Materials Science & Engr. $24
Mechanical Engineering $23
Nuclear Engineering $19
OVERALL  $24

Hourly rate rounded to nearest dollar

updated 09/12/2023

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:

Reception Desk: 608-262-3471
ECS Phone Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM M-F
Engineering Hall

Employer questions, please contact:
Stephanie Salazar Kann, Director, Engineering Career Services
ssalazar@wisc.edu