Any job can be listed in more than one category; however, some will require multiple categories. See description for details.
Agriculture and Natural Resources: This is a broad category for positions that would work with resources from Earth and animals.
Athletics, Sports, and Recreation: Positions that will use knowledge of various sports and athletic pursuits. This includes referees and recreational fitness instructors.
Business Management, Finance, and Marketing: Positions that would build content knowledge in business, management, finance, and/or marketing. These are broad categories to allow for students generally interested in business to develop skills or to deepen their understanding of an area.
Child Development and Care: Positions related to research on child development, as well as nanny/baby-sitting positions would be found in this category.
Communications, Broadcasting, and Media Arts: This is a broad category for positions in journalism, broadcasting, writing, public speaking, and social media.
Customer Service: Positions that require interaction with customers who would be purchasing goods or services. Students would be gaining experience in providing positive customer experiences, communicating verbally or in writing with customers, and on managing customer feedback.
Data Analysis: Positions where students will be gaining or using subject knowledge in data analysis, including coding and entering data from research.
Department and Office Assistants: Positions where students would spend most of their time doing daily or weekly office tasks, including answering phones, data entry, and other small projects. These positions can be in a business or academic office.
Education and Training: Positions that focus on elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education, as well as positions that would focus on training and development for employees. This would include tutoring, classroom teaching, grading assignments, and learning and talent development.
Facilities and Landscaping: Positions that are focused on the maintenance of the UW-Campus. This would include custodians or any other facilities work.
Government and Public Administration: Positions working for local, state, or federal government as well as non-government organizations that focus on government advocacy and policy.
Graduate Assistant – Programs/Projects: Open only to graduate students, these are positions that designate graduate or professional students employed to assist with research, training, or other academic programs or projects. This role is governed by Office of Human Resources policies regarding graduate assistantships: do not use this category if you are not hiring into that classification.
Graduate Assistant – Research: A Research Assistant (RA) must be a graduate student working toward a master’s or doctoral degree. Research Assistants are UW–Madison graduate students who are given stipends to support their own education and training. RAs should not be given work assignments unrelated to their own educational pursuits-graduate assistants with significant duties unrelated to their own course of study should be appointed as a PA rather than an RA. This role is governed by Office of Human Resources policies regarding graduate assistantships: do not use this category if you are not hiring into that classification.
Graduate Assistant – Teaching Assistant Open only to graduate students, this title is appropriate for graduate students who have been assigned teaching responsibilities in an instructional program under the supervision of a faculty member of the academic staff. This role is governed by Office of Human Resources policies regarding graduate assistantships: do not use this category if you are not hiring into that classification. If you are hiring an undergraduate student for a teaching assistant/grader role, they should not be listed in this category.
Graduate Fellowships: Open only to graduate students, these roles are aligned with a specific graduate fellowship, either through the graduate school, a department, or externally run. This role is governed by Office of Human Resources policies regarding fellowships: do not use this category if you are not hiring into that classification.
Healthcare and Health Sciences: Positions related to jobs in healthcare, medical research, and health care administration.
Higher Education-Student Affairs: Positions that support the academic and personal development of students.
Hospitality: Positions that lie within the hospitality field, such as restaurants and hotels. This includes positions within dining operations/service.
Information Technology and Computers: Students in these positions should be focusing on work with software and/or hardware related to computer technology. This could be help desk positions as well as website development.
Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Positions in these categories can be located in a library, archive, or museum, as well as positions that are in other divisions that would use archival and library knowledge (archiving documents for an academic department, for example).
Nonprofit/Community-based Organization: Positions working for not for profit organizations outside of UW-Madison. Positions in this area can be cross-listed in other categories. This category should not be used by UW-Madison employers.
Performing and Visual Arts: Positions in this category can be looking for someone to perform or create art, but they also can be for support roles relating to the administration of performing and visual arts. This could include a museum tour guide or a stage manager for a theatre performance.
Pet and House sitting (short-term): Positions that are looking for pet and/or house sitters on a one-time basis, i.e. for a single trip out of town.
Pet and House sitting (long-term): Positions that are looking for pet and/or house sitters on a repeating basis, i.e. weekly or daily for a semester.
STEM: Positions that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math. Students should be using or gaining subject knowledge in these areas for these positions, which could include math tutoring or a research assistant in a chemistry laboratory.
Summer Off-Campus Opportunities: This category is for summer positions that would be outside the university or may be outside of Madison. Jobs in this category may offer temporary part-time or full-time employment for a specified period over the summer prior to a student returning to school.
Work-Study Related Categories:
Federal Work-Study Preferred: Any positions, on or off campus, where students with federal work-study will be prioritized in the hiring process. Any position with this category must also be listed in a second category that describes the work that students will be doing.
Local Work-Study Required Student Jobs: Positions in the Madison community at one of our off-campus Work-Study partners who require students to have federal work-study. Any position with this category must also be listed in a second category that describes the work that students will be doing. This category should not be used by UW-Madison employers.