What is STEP?
The Summer Transfer Employment Program (STEP) is a unique opportunity which is specifically made available to those who transferred to UW-Madison in either the Autumn or Spring terms. This program offers guaranteed employment opportunities to any qualifying student for the summer term, with the opportunity to continue working into the next Academic year. We have a variety of employment opportunities available, all of which are looking for transfer students to fill important roles on-campus!
All students who transferred into UW-Madison in either the Fall 19 or Spring 20 terms are eligible to participate.
There is no additional action required, as all eligible students will receive an email once the application of interest is made available. This is anticipated to occur in mid January.
There will be an application of interest made available in the middle of January. All eligible students may complete the Application of Interest to indicate the type of opportunities they may be most interested in and submit a resume to provide additional information. From there, our team works to put together the offer and get you connected with the employer.
It really is that simple! There is no formal application or interview, just a variety of opportunities that are made available specifically to eligible transfer students. Start dates can vary depending on the employer and are typically decided between the student and employer.
Yes, this is real! Eligible students are all guaranteed an employment opportunity from a variety of UW-Madison employers. We do match these opportunities to applications of interest in the order they are received as some spots at specific employers may be limited. To ensure your top choice is considered, be sure to complete your application of interest as soon as possible!
A little late to submitting the Application of Interest? No problem – regardless of when you submit, there is a guaranteed opportunity that will be made available for you to either accept or decline. The majority of the opportunities are with our largest employers on-campus that support key student services.
We believe strongly in the power of the student employment experience! Working on-campus can be a great way to not only support your educational pursuits but to also gain valuable experiences and develop key friendships during your time here at UW-Madison. All of our on-campus employers put a tremendous amount of effort into supporting your experience and future development, regardless of your major or future career aspirations.
This is an important campus initiative between the Division of Enrollment Management’s Office of Student Financial Aid and the Division of Continuing Studies Office of the Summer Term. We want all students to be involved and have the opportunity to gain a community while here at UW-Madison. We believe that an employment experience can be a critical opportunity for both of those pieces to come to fruition. STEP was born in an effort to meet this mission by significantly simplifying the opportunity for employment for new transfer students. We hope you join us in our mission and take advantage of this opportunity!
For eligible students, the Application of Interest will be made available in January. This Application will be sent directly to eligible students and will be extremely simple to complete. Within the Application of Interest, all available opportunities will be detailed. Any interested student will be required to indicate their preference for a job, and will be placed into a role from there. It really is that simple!