Welcome to the Student Jobs page, where students have access to thousands of part-time employment opportunities both through UW-Madison as well as businesses within the local community. Here, you can find meaningful opportunities that can support your educational pursuits and lifestyle while also gaining critical professional and personal skills. Positions are posted throughout the year, updated daily, for jobs in both the academic year and summer terms. Students seeking full-time professional career opportunities should use the Career Services platform Handshake.
Key Features of the Student Jobs Platform
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UW vs Non-UW
When searching for the perfect opportunity for you, it may be valuable to consider your preference for working directly through UW-Madison, or at a non-UW employer. You can search either one, from the home page, by clicking the red header of either “UW” or “Non-UW” on the right hand side of the page.
Looking for a specific position or job description? Utilize the search functionality under “Search Jobs” on the top of any page. There, you can search by several items, including a job category, business name, or even minimum wage. If you are looking for a specific job you saw previously, each position has a unique job number, which you can also search quickly for within the “Search Jobs” screen.
What are Job Categories?
Quickly find the perfect opportunity for you by utilizing job categories to filter your search.
- Job Categories are clusters of similar opportunities to help narrow down the type of job experience you may be looking for. Most of these are closely correlated to career clusters which are designed to allow for you to more easily find potential opportunities which also align with your academic and future career aspirations.
Coming Soon: Job Outcomes
On January 10th, 2019 we will be introducing a new way to search for jobs which may fit your interests: Job Outcomes. With this helpful too, you will be able to quickly find the perfect opportunity for you by utilizing outcomes to filter your search.
- Job Outcomes are key transferable skills which the employer anticipates you will gain as a result of their position. For example, if you are looking for a position to gain communication skills, filtering by job outcome may help you find positions which may develop that skill.
"Having co-workers who are also students on the same campus can be such a blessing. We have been working on the Student Employment Team for 4 years and are happy to say that the friendship this job facilitated has been an incredibly influential part of our college experience. Not only can the job enhance your personal network and make work more enjoyable, it can help with academics, too! Most likely, you will have a coworker (or two) in one of your classes, especially common incoming freshman courses, like Chemistry 103. Coworkers are great study buddies, and you always know when you’ll see them to be able to schedule a study time."
“Working on campus offers an incredibly convenient work environment. Not only is it conveniently placed, but your UW-Madison employer is also happy to support your busy schedule. Student employers understand that there is a lot on any given student’s plate, so they are more than happy to accommodate you work schedule with your class schedule, personal life, and general well-being.”
“My UW-Madison student job has helped me hone in on what I am passionate about and want to spend my time doing, on top of discovering what I don’t like, both in a job and beyond!”
“UW-Madison student jobs will teach you about interactions with people and customers working in the real world. The skills you will learn on the job are invaluable and can be transferred to any job you will have in the future.”