Recruit & Hire

The School of Human Ecology (SoHE) has a reputation among employers as a source for high achieving students with strong communication, leadership, and collaboration skills. Speaking with our Employer Relations Coordinator can help maximize your recruiting efforts to reach your target audience of highly qualified SoHE students.

There may be opportunities to engage with our students through student organization meetings and special events, via faculty within one of our six majors, at a SoHE sponsored career development program and more.

Hire SoHE Students via Handshake


Finding ideal candidates for a job is hard work. Creating an account and posting your open positions on Handshake, UW-Madison’s web-based recruiting system, can make it easier. As an employer, a Handshake account will enable you to post your open internships and full-time positions, register for career fairs, schedule on-campus interviews, and more!

All UW-Madison students and recent alumni that utilize Handshake will be able to view your available positions, giving you access to thousands of registered users. Login or create an account to begin recruiting SoHE students today! Registration is free.

Please review the following policies and resources if interested in recruiting SoHE students:

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our Employer Relations Coordinator. We would be happy to assist you!

Become an Internship Site

Internships are a vital part of student career development and a highly valued component of the SoHE undergraduate curriculum. High-quality internships foster student learning by bringing theories and classroom content to life in real-world settings. In addition, internships give students an opportunity to explore careers related to their major, gain relevant experience in their field of interest, and develop a better understanding of what is expected in a workplace by performing the tasks of a working professional.

SoHE undergraduate students are required to participate in an internship for credit as part of their degree program. If your company or organization is interested in offering an internship related to any of the six SoHE majors, learn more about Establishing an Internship with SoHE.

Our Employer Relations Coordinator would be happy to meet with you to talk more about your internship opportunity prior to posting in Handshake.

Broaden Your Reach

The best avenue for marketing your available jobs and internships is through Handshake, and we help broaden your reach even further by ensuring your postings get out in front of the right audience. Each week, we link to newly posted positions in Handshake in the Career & Leadership Digest, a weekly email that goes out to all SoHE students connecting them to relevant career and professional development opportunities by major.

Additionally, you may wish to utilize the UW Student Job Center to promote vacant positions within your organization to students. The Job Center is geared towards part-time and temporary positions both on and off campus, but students often look there for opportunities as well. To post a part-time job, click here.

Partner with one of our Centers of Excellence for a unique recruiting experience related to one of our majors, like the Kohl’s Center for Retailing or Financial Life Skills program. Explore additional ways to broaden your reach by contacting our Employer Relations Coordinator.

Contact Us

Student Academic Affairs & Career Development Office
1194 Nancy Nicholas Hall
1300 Linden Drive
Madison WI  53706
608.262.2608
advising@sohe.wisc.edu