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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.  Fall 2020 programming will be virtual.


Contact ECS:

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

Career Fair Questions, please contact:
Zeke Regan, Administrative Assistant
zeke.regan@wisc.edu (preferred)
608.262.3471

Policy Questions, please contact:
John Archambault, Director,
Engineering Career Services & Assistant Dean for Student Development
john.archambault@wisc.edu

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 alumni
Majors: All engineering disciplines, computer sciences, physics & other STEM
Registration in Handshake:  Always opens July 1 for fall and Nov 1 for spring.
Fall 2020 is Virtual: At this time, all fall 2020 events will be virtual. We hope to return to in-person events in spring 2021.

Fall 2020 – ECS Sponsored Virtual Career Fairs –

  • All fairs listed below will be conducted via the Handshake Virtual Career Fairs platform. Handshake’s Virtual Fair Training – Recording from July 16, 2020
  • Each career fair will be focused on recruitment of the stated population. We strongly encourage participation in multiple fairs.
  • Our targeted approach to virtual fairs allows you to tailor your attending representatives and customize your messaging by candidate type and available positions.

Remaining Fairs:

Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, and Industrial & Systems Engineering Career Fairs
September 21, 2020          Registration Fee – $795 ea
Full-time candidates (BS/MS/PhD): 1-4 pm Central
Summer intern & co-op candidates (BS/MS/PhD): 4-7 pm Central

Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Geological Engineering Career Fairs
September 24, 2020          Registration Fee – $595 ea
Full-time candidates (BS/MS/PhD): 1-4 pm Central
Summer intern & co-op candidates (BS/MS/PhD): 4-7 pm Central

Register for 2 or more career fairs for a max cost of  $995

Additional Engineering Fairs will likely be held in late October or early November
Dates – TBD
Time – TBD
Fee -TBD


On-campus interviews

Fall 2020 “campus” interviews will be virtual.  Handshake may be used for scheduling, but you must use your own video/phone options.  There will be no in-person interviews on the UW-Madison campus.  Employers are discouraged from in-person interviews that are not on the organization’s ‘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).

 

Fall 2020 information sessions will be virtual.  There will be no on-campus information sessions. Post virtual information sessions in the Events section of Handshake.

Procedure for when information sessions are again permitted on campus:

  • 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 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 (2018-2019)

Information as reported voluntarily to Engineering Career Services by graduating students

Major Average Median
Biomedical Engineering $63,577 $62,500
Chemical Engineering $68,687 $69,000
Civil Engineering $60,144 $61,000
Computer Engineering $84,005 $80,000
Electrical Engineering $69,579 $70,000
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics $67,022 $67,750
Engr. Physics NA NA
Geological Engineering $58,093 $58,500
Industrial Engineering $68,206 $67,750
Materials Science & Engr. $67,383 $67,000
Mechanical Engineering $69,008 $68,000
Nuclear Engineering $72,083 NA
OVERALL $69,229 $68,000

National Data:

Reprinted from the Fall 2019 NACE Salary Survey – beginning offers, with the permission of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.

Major Mean Salary
Aerospace Engineering $66,988
Biomedical/Medical Engineering $63,565
Chemical Engineering $73,059
Civil Engineering $59,652
Computer Engineering $77,647
Electrical Electronics and Comm. Engineering $76,392
Engineering Physics $55,054
Industrial Engineering $66,615
Materials Engineering $67,323
Mechanical Engineering $68,310
Nuclear Engineering $59,323

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

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


Masters & PhD Salaries (National) 

Masters’ Program (MS) Mean Median
Biomedical Engineering $66,934 $76,453
Chemical Engineering $79,028 $76,760
Civil Engr. $68.586 $69,433
Computer Engr. $110,193 $113,500
Electrical Engr. $98,352 $116,863
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics* $75,751 $76,593
Geological Engineering $62,988 $57,485
Industrial Engineering $72,679 $63,481
Manufacturing Systems Engr.** $78,500 $72,500
Materials Science & Engr.*** $65,233 $64,050
Mechanical Engineering $81,639 $75,421
Metallurgical Engr. NA NA
Nuclear Engr. & Engr. Physics NA NA
Source: NACE Fall 2019 Salary Survey
*Aerospace Engineering
**Manufacturing Engineering
*** Materials Engineering

National Data for PhD Salaries

Doctorate Program (PhD) Mean Median
Biomedical Engineering $1,714 $80,000
Chemical Engineering $87,664 $96,668
Civil & Environmental Engr. $68,392 $69,636
Computer Engr. $120,154 $103,500
Electrical Engr. $108,100 $112,260
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics (Aerospace) $82,283 $97,563
Geological Engineering NA NA
Industrial Engineering (incl. Manf.Sys.) $92,347 $91,166
Materials Science & Engr. $89,521 $90,000
Mechanical Engineering $88,513 $86,060
Metallurgical Engineering NA NA
Nuclear Engr. & Engr. Physics NA NA
Source: NACE Fall 2019 Salary Survey

BS Co-op & Intern Hourly Salaries (2018-2019)

Major Average
Biomedical Engineering $20
Chemical Engineering $22
Civil Engineering $16
Computer Engineering $27
Electrical Engineering $21
Engr. Mechanics & Astronautics $21
Engr. Physics NA
Geological Engineering $16
Industrial Engineering $20
Materials Science & Engr. $19
Mechanical Engineering $20
Nuclear Engineering NA
OVERALL  $20

Hourly rate rounded to nearest dollar

 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


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

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.