University of Wisconsin–Madison

Launch Your Career in Finance or Human Resources

The Job Rotation Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison immerses you in the professional field of your choice, whether you are interested in a career in finance or human resources. The program is designed for early-career professionals who are eager to explore their potential and position themselves for career success.

The program provides meaningful work experiences that expose you to a variety of professional settings and job responsibilities—all within two years. You will be a UW-Madison employee, and you will also participate in a program that is intentionally designed to support your success. You will move through this experience with other participants who will serve as your cohort.

At the end of the two years, you will be ideally positioned to step into a promising new role.

Contact

Susannah Rockman-Lee
Job Rotation Program Coordinator

The Rotation Experience

The Job Rotation Program consists of four components. These are integrated and woven throughout your job rotation, providing you with a well-rounded work experience.

The Job Rotation Experience: Meaningful Work, Community, Mentoring, and Professional Development

Meaningful Work

Gain valuable experience by rotating through four distinctly different assignments over two years. These assignments will expose you to a variety of workplaces within UW–Madison, allowing you to experience variety in terms of organizational scope, areas of responsibilities, and contributions to campus.

Mentoring

Spend quality time with leaders invested in your success. You will receive guidance and support from your supervisors, campus leaders, peer partners, and others.

Community

Build your network with fellow participants, campus leaders, and team members. The program includes opportunities for you to engage in training and information sharing with the other program participants in your cohort.

Professional Development

Enhance your skills through a customized learning path. During the Job Rotation Program, you will participate in training and courses that are specifically designed to help you at this stage in your career. Regular coaching and feedback will be provided.

Why UW–Madison?

UW–Madison is an advantageous place to launch one’s career in finance or human resources.

We are a large and organizationally diverse organization, with workplaces that vary in size, scope, and role on campus. For example, we have both academic units and administrative units. Some work units are larger in size, while others are smaller. Your job rotation will be structured to ensure that you experience a variety of environments and responsibilities.

Professional development is an important part of the employee experience at UW–Madison. The university has significant resources available to employees who wish to develop and improve their knowledge and skills. Should you take a new role at UW–Madison at the end of the two years, you will continue to be encouraged to learn and grow.

In addition, UW–Madison has a carefully structured performance management process that is designed to support regular, meaningful conversations between employees and their supervisors. We provide coaching and resources to help our employees succeed in their positions and explore their career paths.

UW–Madison employees also enjoy easy access to all there is to see and do in the beautiful, vibrant city of Madison, Wisconsin.

“Higher education increasingly requires finance and human resources professionals who are comfortable operating in changing, complex environments. The University of Wisconsin–Madison—a world leader in research, teaching, and public service—has an ever-increasing need for employees who have familiarity and experience in multiple areas of the university’s operations.

We created the Job Rotation Program as a means to provide early-career professionals with a broad set of career experiences and give them a solid understanding of UW–Madison’s culture, mission, and strategies. This structured program should position participants for future roles at UW–Madison.”Laurent Heller, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration