Is there a fee to posting jobs through the UW Student Job Center
We do not charge employers to list jobs on our website or for students to
view those job listings. There are fees for listing job ads within our weekly
Job News packet as well as for attending the Fall or Summer Job Fairs.
How long does it take for a job to be listed?
Once a job is submitted through our website it should be approved within
one business day. Make sure you receive a job number upon submission.
How are students notified of job openings?
- Students can browse all of the current job openings on our website.
- Students can create a student profile and receive new job openings via
email if the job fits certain criteria that the student has selected such
as wage, on a bus line, and job category.
- Students can also pick up a printed copy of the UW Job News, a weekly
packet of jobs listed through the site.
What computers and browsers does your website support?
Our website is set up to function properly with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The website may not function properly if you access it with Firefox and/or
with a Macintosh.
I just created an employer profile. What is my password?
Your temporary password will be emailed to your email address. Log in to
your employer profile using the temporary password, then you will be prompted
to set a permanent password of your own choosing.
Why can’t I log in to my profile?
- Make sure that you are prompted for you email address on the Employer Login
Screen as opposed to the NetID on the Student Login Screen.
- Allow Pop ups from our website.
- Use Internet Explorer and a PC when accessing our website.
When I select to have my password emailed to me why does the field
If we created a profile for you in the past we did not necessarily set up
a password for you. Contact our office and we can assign you a password that
you can edit if you wish.
Why can’t I copy and paste into the job description area?
In order to paste a copy of a description you need to select the icon
at the top of the job description field. A pop-up window titled “Paste
a Job Description” will appear. Using the pop up window wi ll clean
up any invalid HTML code that may be hidden within the document. Paste the
description inside this field using the keyboard (Windows users: Ctrl + 'v',
MAC users: Apple + 'v') and hit 'OK'.
Do I need to list a wage for a job posting?
Yes, a wage needs to be listed for each position. We need to ensure that
Minimum Wage is offered for each position. Refer to Wisconsin Minimum Wage
One exception though is for UW Graduate Assistantships, which do not need
a specific wage listed since they have a standard stipend and tuition reimbursement
based on their percentage.
How are commissions or tips listed?
- Positions need to guarantee at least Minimum Wage. Commission and tips
can be offered in addition to the base wage, but estimates or ranges of such
commission or tips can’t be included in the wage or description fields.
You can clarify in the description that Commission or Tips are available,
just not specific figures.
- If you jobs do not guarantee Minimum Wage you can look at listing your
job opportunities within the campus newspapers:
The Badger Herald
The Daily Cardinal
I submitted a job, but I did not get a job number. Did my job submit
Once you preview then submit a job you should have a pop-up message that
tells you that your job has submitted successfully and what the job # is.
You should also be emailed a confirmation email that the job submitted along
with a job number. If you did not get this pop likely your job did not submit
successfully. Set your browser to allow for pop-ups from our website and try
Why does my job number appear to be different on the webpage than
from my confirmation email?
This is a problem caused by computer code within one or more jobs that have
been selected to be viewed. The code was inserted at some point when copying
and pasting a description. Our “Paste a Job Description” pop up
box should prevent future job postings from having computer code included
within their descriptions. Our programmer is working on fixing the problem.
Why do I no longer see my job listed on the website?
If you do not see your job listed log-in to your employer account to see
if the job has expired. You can renew it from your employer account. We should
send emails to employers notifying them that their job posting is expiring.
Why do I not see my previous postings within my Employer Account?
Some jobs that were posted before we updated our website features do not
appear within an Employer’s Account. Our programmer is working on identifying
the cause and correcting the problem. Feel free to contact our office if you
believe there are past listings that you are unable to access. We may be able
to access past listings and either repost them or copy and paste the information
into a new job posting.
Can I list the same job posting in multiple categories?
No. We do not cross list the same job in more than one category. This helps
to avoid confusion regarding jobs being updated or removed. Students often
browse through each category so they will have an opportunity to see your
job posting regardless of which category it is placed within.
Can I list a full-time job on the UW Student Job Center website?
We would only list part-time jobs up to 32 hours per week during the school
year. Summer postings can be full-time, but need to take into account that
the student would likely be returning to school here in the Fall.
If you have full-time, career oriented positions to list there are a number
of Career Offices and Career Fairs. They can be accessed through http://www.ocr.wisc.edu/recruit-talent/
How can I find out about Job Fairs or Career Fairs?
Our office sponsors a Fall Job Fair in September and a Summer Job Fair in
April. Employers with part-time, local openings or full-time summer openings
can attend the Job Fairs. Contact UW.SJC.Job.Fair.Coord@finaid.wisc.edu for
more information and to request to receive updates regarding registration
** Please Note: Our Job Fairs are not for full-time, Career Oriented
Listings of Full-Time, Career Fairs can be found at:
How should I list a work study job on your site?
- If you are an off-campus 501.c3 non-profit organization employer with
a contract set up with the Work Study Office or an on-campus employer you
can select to list Work Study postings through UW Job Center website.
- If you require students to have Work Study select the Work Study Required category
in addition to placing “Work Study Required” within the job description.
- If you do not require, but prefer students to have work study, do not
select the Work Study Required category. Include “Work Study
Preferred” within the job description.
Federal Work Study Program
SCAM EXAMPLE: Job Ad entitled: "DEPENDABLE NANNY" for 16$/hour.
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Where do I find a job? How do I apply?
- We have a number of job postings on our website. There are different search
options, but one of the easiest methods for viewing jobs is to select a category,
view all jobs listed within that category, then move on to the next category.
- If you find a job that interests you contact the employer directly to
- We also have links of other on-campus employers who have job listings
and applications listed through their own website.
Are the job postings listed on the UW Student Job Center website
- Most jobs are posted up to 4 weeks on our website. Jobs notated as being
Continuous Recruitment may be listed up to 3 months. Summer Out-of-town job
listings may be listed longer as well. We email employers when their job
is ready to expire and we encourage employers to inform us when their job
is filled, so we can take it off of the website.
- If you want to save a copy of a job posting you can either save it within
your Student Account or email it to yourself.
How do I stop getting New Job Emails sent to me?
You can log in to your Student Account and select Deactivate notification.
What is work study? How do I apply for it?
Work study is a form of financial aid. You would apply for financial aid
then may or may not be awarded work study based on financial need.
Which jobs are work study eligible?
Any on-campus student hourly position would be work study eligible. Also
jobs listed within the on-campus and off-campus Work Study Required categories
are only available for Work Study students.
I’m having trouble finding a job from those posted on your
website. Where else can I look?
- We approve new job postings daily. You can set up to receive New Job Notifications
through our website for jobs as they are posted.
- The Other Job Links tab on our website has a listing of offices
on campus that are more likely to list openings and accept applications through
their own websites.
- Offices on campus are aware of our services, but they may not rely on
them if students contact them directly. If there are certain offices or departments
that interest you feel free to contact them directly to inquire if they have
Do you list Graduate Assistantship postings?
We list Graduate Assistantships under the Graduate Assistantship category
on our website. Unfortunately we don’t send out new listings of Graduate
Assistantships with our New Job Notification emails. The lack of a listed
wage interfered with our program that referenced students’ new job notification
Where would I find LTE (Limited Term Employment) listings for the
Where can I get assistance with my resume?
Letter & Science Human Ecology Career Services
Where would I find assistance with finding a career in my field?
There are a variety of Career Offices located on campus.
Where could I look for full-time employment within Madison?
UW-Madison & other employment listings
Dane County Job Center
Wisconsin Newspapers Classifieds