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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.


Contact ECS:

Main Line: 608-262-3471
ECS Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

John Archambault
Director, Engineering Career Services & Assistant Dean for Student Development
john.archambault@wisc.edu (preferred)
608.262.5691

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.

The myECS system is being retired in late June.  Handshake will be the new 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

In transition, if you have a myECS account, you are encouraged to use it until mid-June when students will be joining the Handshake system. If you don’t have a myECS account, send your job postings to john.archambault@wisc.edu for promoting to students. Posting a job is free.


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 professional and experienced alumni — open only to UW-Madison students and alumni
Majors: All engineering disciplines, computer sciences, physics & other STEM
Fee:  Varies by date.  $795-995, plus extra rep fees.
Registration:  Opens July 1 for fall and Nov 1 for spring.
Multiple Dates: Career fairs that are over multiple dates require you to select ONE DATE to attend.


ECS Sponsored Career Fair

Spring 2019 Engineering Career Connection
Feb 4 & 6, 2019
1:00 – 6:00 PM

Register via Handshake beginning November 01, 2018


Interviews:
Limited space is available the day after fair. Expo style interview tables will be available – no private rooms.
Reserve interview tables in Handshake in the interview section.

On-campus interviews

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).

 

  • 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.

Review our most recent salary and placement 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 (2016-2017)

Information as reported voluntarily to Engineering Career Services by graduating students

Major Average Median
Biomedical Engineering $65,101 $67,000
Chemical Engineering $69,199 $68,000
Civil Engineering $57,904 $58,000
Computer Engineering $78,176 $72,000
Electrical Engineering $66,822 $67,000
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics $59,428 $60,000
Engr. Physics NA NA
Geological Engineering $54,781 $52,232
Industrial Engineering $63,552 $66,000
Materials Science & Engr. $69,468 $68,250
Mechanical Engineering $63,902 $63,250
Nuclear Engineering $60,678 $62,700
OVERALL $65,919 $65,000

National Data:

Reprinted from the Summer 2018 NACE Salary Survey – beginning offers, with the permission of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.

Major Mean Salary
Aerospace Engineering $64,699
Biomedical/Medical Engineering $58,436
Chemical Engineering $66,490
Civil Engineering $57,495
Computer Engineering $76,070
Electrical Electronics and Comm. Engineering $72,930
Engineering Physics $56,589
Industrial Engineering $64,904
Materials Engineering $68,449
Mechanical Engineering $63,070
Nuclear Engineering $59,122

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

2016-2017 BS Graduates (12/22/17)

2015-2016 BS Graduates

2014-2015 BS Graduates

2013-2014 BS Graduates

2012-2013 BS Graduates

2011-2012 BS Graduates


Masters & PhD Salaries (National) 

Masters’ Program (MS) Mean Median
Biomedical Engineering $67,352 $69,651
Chemical Engineering $74,517 $83,981
Civil Engr. $62,172 $61,855
Computer Engr. $102,171 $104,000
Electrical Engr. $93,543 $96,566
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics* $78,326 $77,730
Geological Engineering NA NA
Industrial Engineering $72,431 $67,447
Manufacturing Systems Engr.** $71,389 $73,000
Materials Science & Engr. $75,815 $81,943
Mechanical Engineering $78,886 $77,275
Metallurgical Engr.N NA NA
Nuclear Engr. & Engr. Physics $78,100 $69,000
Source: NACE Summer 2018 Salary Survey
*Aerospace Engineering
**Manufacturing Engineering

National Data for PhD Salaries

Doctorate Program (PhD) Mean Median
Biomedical Engineering $77,794 $71,641
Chemical Engineering $89,710 $93,776
Civil & Environmental Engr. $71,477 $68,900
Computer Engr. $105,412 $95,000
Electrical Engr. $118,871 $117,792
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics (Aerospace) $99,643 $94,453
Geological Engineering NA NA
Industrial Engineering (incl. Manf.Sys.) $95,718 $85,000
Materials Science & Engr. $72,808 $69,760
Mechanical Engineering $88,135 $94,365
Metallurgical Engineering $86,640 $86,640
Nuclear Engr. & Engr. Physics $107,769 $107,500
Source: NACE Summer 2018 Salary Survey

BS Co-op & Intern Monthly Salaries (2016-2017)

Major Average
Biomedical Engineering $3,454
Chemical Engineering $3,546
Civil Engineering $2,740
Computer Engineering $3,888
Electrical Engineering $3,574
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics $3,309
Engr. Physics NA
Geological Engineering $2,585
Industrial Engineering $3,325
Materials Science & Engr. $3,186
Mechanical Engineering $3,376
Nuclear Engineering $3,110
OVERALL  $3,327

 

 Employer Software User Agreement (myECS Legacy)

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

UW-Madison Handshake Student Terms of Use

Additional UW-Madison Policies


Other Policies

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

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

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