University of Wisconsin–Madison
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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 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 myECS system to post your role.  You may post multiple positions.
  • Listings remain active for one month, or until you report the position filled.

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 our job posting system, myECS.

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 myECS system to post your role.  You may post multiple positions.
  • Listings remain active for one month, or until you report the position filled.
  • For experienced alumni with 5 or more years of experience, consider posting your position through the University of Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association’s BadgerBridge Program.

The myECS system is a “home-grown” recruiting system is tailored to the needs of employers recruiting Engineering and related STEM majors. The system delivers interactive recruitment resources for employers, including searchable online resume books and the ability to post jobs, request on-campus interviews,  register for career fairs, and other events.

Login to your myECS account (or request an account below) to post your positions. Posting a job is free.


myECS Employer Account Request

Multiple individual logins are available for each organization. Account logins are individual specific and CAN NOT be shared.
  • Employer website
  • Please include area code
  • Please include street address, city, ST/country and zip code
  • Must be specific to the representative requesting access to myECS system and must be employer based (ex. no @gmail, @yahoo etc. will be accepted)
  • Are you an alum of the UW-Madison College of Engineering

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
Multiple Dates: Career fairs that are over multiple dates require you to select ONE DATE to attend.


ECS Sponsored Career Fairs

Spring Engineering Career Connection
February 5th (M) and 7th (W), 2018
1:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: 2nd Floor – Gordon Dining and Event Center (770 W. Dayton St)
Cost: $995

Includes: 6-foot table, 3 representatives and associated meal cards
Additional reps: $100/rep.

How to Register (beginning 11/1/17):

Log in to your myECS account and go to VISITS on the main menu
Click on CAREER FAIR VISIT option.

Cancellation deadline: January 15, 2018. No refunds after this date.

Information on: Hotels, Parking, Shipping, etc.

NOTE: The Business, Ag. & Life Sciences, and L&S career offices will host a fair in February at the Kohl Center. More info.

Interviews:
Limited space is available the day after fair. Expo style interview tables will be available – no private rooms.
Email John Archambault (john.archambault@wisc.edu) to reserve interview tables.


Fall 2018 Engineering Career Connection
September 13, 17, 19 2018
1:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: 2nd Floor – Gordon Dining and Event Center (770 W. Dayton St)


ECS Co-sponsored Career Fairs

UW STEM Job Fair
Late March 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, ECB Lobby

A joint job fair offered by Engineering, Letters & Science, and Ag & Life Sciences. Event is coordinated by L&S Career Services.

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. Invitation Only
    Invitation only schedules allow 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 receive 24 hours to sign on your schedule. Remaining slots after that period can be claimed by any of the priority candidates or alternate candidates.
  2. Combination (Invite & Qualified)
    You select one set of priority candidates and then offer remaining unused interview times for qualified candidates. Although you give priority sign-up to those students who are invited, we cannot guarantee that all of your invited students will sign on your interview schedule. If there are open slots after the initial sign-up day, other students meeting your qualifications of major, degree level, graduation date and citizenship will be allowed to sign up on your schedule.
  3. Space Only
    Employer handles scheduling students directly; no sign up in myECS. Expo style space available to you from 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM for this type of interview schedule.

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 myECS on the campus visits site 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 (2015-2016)

Information as reported voluntarily to Engineering Career Services by graduating students

Major Average Median Range
Biomedical Engineering $60,818 $62,750 $30,000-72,000
Chemical Engineering $66,820 $66,000 $52,000-105,000
Civil Engineering $56,547 $57,000 $30,000-72,000
Computer Engineering $78,219 $78,250 $48,000-110,000
Electrical Engineering $64,962 $65,400 $55,000-80,000
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics $65,885 $66,000 $54,080-80,000
Engr. Physics NA NA NA
Geological Engineering $56,480 $53,000 $45,000-86,000
Industrial Engineering $63,782 $65,000 $40,000-80,000
Materials Science & Engr. $51,677 $57,500 $29,000-66,000
Mechanical Engineering $64,899 $65,000 $40,000-95,000
Nuclear Engineering $70,000 $72,000 $63,000-75,000
OVERALL $64,220 $65,000 $29,000-110,000

National Data:

Reprinted from the Spring 2017 NACE Salary Survey – beginning offers, with the permission of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.

Major Mean Salary
Aerospace Engineering $60,870
Biomedical/Medical Engineering $58,348
Chemical Engineering $68,239
Civil Engineering $57,091
Computer Engineering $74,439
Electrical Electronics and Comm. Engineering $70,950
Engineering Physics $60,154
Industrial Engineering $63,340
Materials Engineering $64,241
Mechanical Engineering $67,31
Nuclear Engineering NA

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

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 Discipline Mean Salary Median Salary
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 56,080 56,933
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 65,074 64,250
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering 62,636 61,747
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 63,952 65,200
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering 81,905 80,800
Electrical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 91,693 88,073
Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 75,539 74,119
Engineering Physics    
Geological Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 94,532 93,359
Industrial Engineering
Systems Engineering 106,625 111,444
Industrial Engineering 74,853 76,867
Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Engineering 71,387 79,373
Metallurgical Engineering 69,113 68,792
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 74,321 71,149
Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering 86,594 80,667

 

PhD Discipline Mean Salary Median Salary
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 74,549 72,971
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 87,879 87,400
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering 66,684 68,333
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering 105,447 96,300
Electrical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 104,212 102,334
Engineering Mechanics & Astronautics
Aerospace Engineering 67,125 66,200
Engineering Physics
Geological Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 83,364 91,286
Industrial Engineering
Operations Research 125,600 127,000
Industrial Engineering 81,331 93,000
Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Engineering 78,917 75,900
Metallurgical Engineering 76,383 84,143
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 84,768 86,470
Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering 96,720 95,244

Note: Bolded categories match UW programs. National data from NACE Spring 2017 Salary Survey of 2016 graduating class.

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

 

myECS Employer User Agreement

Each user of the employer interface of the myECS 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 Policy

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

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