The Mission of the Wisconsin BBA Interview and Program Center is to:
- Provide comprehensive, innovative career services to the students we serve and connect them with career opportunities
- Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with employers to help maximize their recruiting experience
- Serve as a resource for the Wisconsin School of Business and University of Wisconsin-Madison community
To carry out this mission and effectively partner with our different constituents, the Center has implemented the following polices.
BBA Interview and Program Center polices are consistent with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Wisconsin Fair Employment Practices. The Wisconsin School of Business is a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) member school and follows NACE Guidelines for employment practices.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Wisconsin BBA Interview and Program Center makes its facilities available only to those firms whose employment practices and procedures are consistent with the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Wisconsin’s Fair Employment Practices Statutes. These documents prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, handicap, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record or conviction record.
Students have been provided with the “Guide to Appropriate Pre-Employment Inquiries” which is available in our office. On the reverse side of the form is the Student Interview Feedback Report. Companies will be informed by the BBA Interview Center of any legal or ethical concerns that arise in the pre-recruiting or recruiting process.
UW-Madison students currently enrolled in a degree-granting program with a BuckyNet account and a resume uploaded to the database are eligible to interview.
The resumes provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business are available to you to fill positions within your company only. The password for the Web Resume Book download page and any resumes or resume information obtained through the BuckyNet or the Wisconsin BBA Program may not be referred or distributed outside your company to other companies, organizations, or third-party firms.
The Wisconsin School of Business BBA Interview and Program Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides a service to its students by allowing employers to recruit and interview its students using the BuckyNet system (including, but not limited to, on-campus interviewing, career fairs, information sessions and resume books). In providing these services, the Wisconsin BBA Program seeks to maximize student choice in their selection of career-related employment. The Wisconsin BBA Program requires that any employer using these services must abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring.
The BuckyNet site, a service of Symplicity, is for students in a degree granting program seeking bona fide full-time, part-time and internship career-related positions posted by small and large businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations and on-campus employers who adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines. Third party firms that wish to recruit at the Wisconsin BBA Interview and Program Center will be only permitted to create a profile and post positions. Positions that request donations, fees, or investments or are items or services for sale cannot be listed on BuckyNet.
We reserve the right to refuse a job posting that is not career-related and geared toward our students who are in degree granting programs. Employers with positions that fall within this category may inquire about posting on the UW Student Job Center website.
The Wisconsin BBA Interview and Program Center reserves the right to refuse service to employers due to any of the following: requiring at the time of application personal information such as bank account and social security numbers; misrepresentation by dishonest information or absence of information; email accounts such as yahoo, aol and gmail that are not affiliated with the hiring organization; P.O. Box addresses; fraud; harassment of University of Wisconsin students, alumni, or staff; breach of confidentiality; failure to adhere to these Career Center polices and/or any violation of University of Wisconsin rules and regulations, and local, state, and federal laws.
Follow-up with Students
Please contact students within the time you specified during your campus visit. An e-mail or brief phone call showing your continued interest are the best ways to keep qualified candidates interested in your organization. We have found that many students interpret silence to mean that you are no longer interested in them.
We would appreciate your informing students in whom you are not interested as soon as possible so that they can use their time and energy to pursue other opportunities.
Travel Arrangements and Expense Reimbursement.
When you invite students to your organization, please make all travel logistics and scheduling arrangements as specific as possible. In addition, be sure to clearly specify the categories of expenses and amount of reimbursement you typically cover. Due to the increasing cost of air travel, please provide prepaid tickets whenever possible. Although some employers reimburse students at the end of the site visit, we realize this is not always possible. We do ask, however, that students be reimbursed for travel expenses within a reasonable time period.
Offer Letters/Confirmation of Employment.
When offers are extended to our students, please e-mail the Wisconsin BBA Interview and Program Center at email@example.com so that we can be kept informed on the status of candidates you are considering. When we have been informed that you have hired one of our students, we will cease referring that individual for other positions. Please advise us when University of Wisconsin-Madison hires have been finalized.
Salary data you supply is kept confidential. It is used for reporting to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and for compiling summary reports to inform students and employers of averages and trends. Salary Statistics and reports are generated in accordance with the standards set by NACE.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the professional association for college recruiters and career professionals. As members, we abide by the NACE Principles for Professional Practice, a document that serves as the ethical framework and foundation for practices within the career services and recruiting fields.
The Principles’ document states “Serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process on or off campus. This includes receptions, dinners, company tours, etc.”
Given the concerns of colleges and universities about the abuse and misuse of alcohol by students, serving alcohol during the recruitment process sends the wrong message. Since many college students are younger than the state’s legal drinking, serving alcohol could be in violation of a state’s law.
The Wisconsin BBA Program supports the “No Alcohol in Campus Recruiting” policy.
If you have any additional questions or concerns we would be happy to discuss this matter further with you. The career services team requests that you support the no-alcohol policy while recruiting our students.
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Employer Information Sessions are one-hour presentations conducted by corporate representatives the evening before their recruiting visit. The briefings usually begin at 5:30pm and end around 9:00pm and are held in Grainger Hall. Some organizations limit attendance to students on the interview schedule and wait list. Other organizations encourage all interested students to attend. Soda and chips or hors d'oeuvres are often served. The BBA Employer Relations Team coordinates the scheduling of Information Sessions.
The purpose of the Information Session is to provide students with information on specific employment opportunities, actual career paths, qualities sought in applicants and training programs, and a general overview of the recruiting process. Sessions scheduled before your Pre-selection deadline are helpful in attracting students to forward their resume for consideration. Those scheduled the evening before your on-campus interviews are helpful in getting to know the students who have signed up to interview with you.
Because of the increasing number of Employer Information Sessions, we are concerned about the pressure on students to attend and the impact on their academic work. We would appreciate your cooperation in not penalizing students unable to attend your scheduled event due to evening classes, exams, or other commitments.
Find out how to schedule an Employer Information Session here.