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There are plenty of opportunities for full or part-time employment on campus during Summer Term. Many campus employers provide schedule flexibility that allows students to earn money and make progress on their academics in the summer. The Student Job Center lists summer job openings located at UW–Madison and off-campus in the private and public sectors.

Summer Transfer Employment Program

Designed for Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 transfer students, the Summer Transfer Employment Program (STEP) provides an opportunity for transfer students to strengthen their UW–Madison connections while working on campus this summer. STEP applicants have guaranteed part-time employment opportunities with employers such as Campus & Visitor Relations, the Unions, University Housing, DoIT and more.

Campus Employer Spotlight

Wisconsin Union

The Memorial Union Terrace is one of the best spots to spend a day or evening on campus during the summer. The Wisconsin Union is gearing up for “Terrace season” and need new faces… like yours! There are many jobs to choose from, including barista, pizza maker, housekeeper, computer support, event manager and more. A few perks Union employees enjoy include flexible hours, friendly co-workers and a fun environment. There are opportunities at many locations including Memorial Union, Union South and more than 25 dining locations across campus.

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University Housing

University Housing employs around 2,000 student employees throughout the year. The expansiveness of the University Housing operation means there is a variety of employment opportunities available. Students gain a variety of skills that will help you succeed academically, in your career post-college and for the rest of your life.

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The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) offers a great workplace with many opportunities for student employees. You’ll not only earn money, you’ll also learn valuable skills for your resume when you graduate. We are currently hiring customer-friendly, part-time student staff. Don’t worry if you don’t know much about computers. Depending on the type of job, if you have the technical aptitude and an interest in providing exceptional customer service, we will train to get you up to speed on the skills you will need.

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Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Badger Volunteers pairs teams of students with schools, nonprofits and other types of community organizations. Participants volunteer one to four hours each week at the same organization throughout Summer Term, developing meaningful connections with the people they serve. Transportation, training and more are provided.

Volunteer assignments fall into one of three categories — education, sustainability and public health — but opportunities are available for a variety of majors and interests. Visit the Morgridge Center for Public Service to learn more.