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Handshake is your primary tool for learning about on-campus recruiting activities and applying for actual opportunities.

On-Campus Interviewing

On-campus recruiting activities provide students with the opportunity to connect with employers who visit campus to interview for their internship and full-time positions. Nearly 400 employers choose to visit the UW-Madison campus to recruit business students each year.  

On-Campus Interviews

Interview for internships and full-time jobs without leaving campus! Each semester, local, national and international employers conduct on-campus interviews with students in the Wisconsin BBA Interview and Program Center, 3290 Grainger Hall. Although on-campus interviews take place throughout the fall and spring semester, over half are conducted during the fall semester. Prepare for your campus interview just as you would for an on-site interview at an employer’s office.

Job & Internship Postings

In addition to on-campus interview opportunities, employers post internship and full-time job vacancies on Handshake to research the companies attending the fair.

  • Review their available jobs and internships, and visit their company websites (also found in Handshake).
  • Have a solid understanding of the services and products produced by each company you plan to speak with at the fair.
  • Get more tips on how to prepare for the fair.
  • Employer Information Sessions

    An Employer Information Session is a one-hour presentation and reception sponsored by a company, usually held in the evening at Grainger Hall. Companies present information regarding their hiring process, company benefits, and available positions. Typically, there is a formal presentation, followed by a question and answer period. If you are interviewing with a company, it is strongly recommended that you attend their Information Session as valuable information will be presented that will assist you with the actual interview.