University of Wisconsin–Madison

Career Tracks

The Job Rotation Program is designed to get careers off to a strong start, whether participants are interested in finance or human resources. Each rotator engages in four meaningful work experiences over the course of two years, developing a well-rounded skill set and strong knowledge base.

Program participants also benefit from mentoring and support, a professional community, and a learning path customized to their needs and interests. Rotators share these experiences as part of a cohort group.

This highly competitive program seeks out individuals with strong critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and relationship building skills.

Job Rotation Program in Finance

Work Experiences

  • Develop finance, analytics, and leadership skills while gaining an extensive understanding of the UW–Madison and the higher education industry.
  • Engage in projects that span across various functional teams within finance and accounting, providing program members a unique perspective and a deep understanding of how UW–Madison units and the campus operate.

Possible Rotation Assignments

Business Services units such as Disbursement Services, Cash Management, and Gift Management; the central Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration; auxiliary units such as University Housing and Facilities Planning & Management; and academic units such as the Wisconsin School of Business, School of Medicine and Public Health, and the School of Human Ecology.

Who should apply?

Early career professionals, recent college graduates, or those in career transition with degrees or equivalent work experience in finance, accounting, business, math, economics, or other qualitative social sciences.

Job Rotation Program in HR

Work Experiences

  • Work on meaningful assignments supporting cross-campus and multi-functional areas, including payroll, benefits, recruitment, learning and professional development, and business partnerships.
  • Support and work alongside HR representatives and business partners to provide an array of information, guidance, and assistance to internal employees and managers.
  • Projects may be in the areas of policy interpretation and enhancements, training/facilitation or curriculum development, program management and/or customer service.

Possible Rotation Assignments

Central units within the Office of Human Resources, including Talent Acquisition, Learning and Talent Development, Benefits Services, and Payroll Services; administrative units (e.g., Student Affairs, Central Administration); auxiliary units such as University Housing and Facilities Planning & Management; and academic units such as the Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Letters & Science.

Who should apply?

Early career professionals, recent college graduates, or those in career transition with degrees or equivalent work experience in human resources, communications, business administration, marketing, or a related field.