Career and Employment Services

1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

(608) 246-6076

Main Office
(920) 568-7200

Main Office
(608) 745-3100

Main Office
(608) 524-7800

(608) 243-4598 

Front Office
(920) 206-8000


Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Reduced Service Hours:
Monday, December 18 – Thursday, December 21: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 22: 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Winter Break Closure:
Saturday, December 23 – Monday, January 1: CLOSED

Contact us to make an appointment.

Career & Employment Events

Our event topics range from choosing a career path to helping you find employment.

  • Part-Time Job Fair

    The 2017 Part-time Job Fair is an opportunity for students to network with local employers and apply for part-time positions. View the schedule (PDF, 1179KB) or list of employers (PDF, 333KB) attending each day.

    WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, September 28, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Madison College Truax Atrium Cafe, 1701 Wright St, Madison, WI 53704

    Up to 30 different employers each day!

    Not able to attend the event? A listing of employers will be available after the event. 

    Contact Career and Employment Services (CES) with any questions or for additional information.

  • Career Planning Workshop - In-Person

    Are you a current or prospective Madison College student uncertain about which career or program to pursue? Attend this interactive workshop!

    The Career Planning Workshop will help you learn how your interests, skills and values play a role in choosing a career. You'll also explore components of CareerLocker, an engaging approach to career development that incorporates occupational information, educational options and employment resources.

    Career Planning Workshop Intro Video

    Register for an IN-PERSON workshop
    Take the Career Planning Workshop Survey

  • Career Planning Workshop - Online

    Welcome to the Online Career Planning Workshop. Please complete all components in order. The first part of the workshop discusses the career planning process and components. Part 2 covers setting up a CareerLocker account and provides details about the features and tools available.

    Download and use this Participant Worksheet (PDF, 79KB) to help you record information and navigate the workshop process. 

    Part 1 - Career Planning Process

    Online Career Planning Workshop Part 1

    Part 2 - CareerLocker

    Online Career Planning Workshop Part 2

    If you have questions regarding CareerLocker or need additional career planning assistance, please contact the Student Development Center at (608) 246-6076. After completing all modules above, we encourage you to follow up with a career advisor or counselor to further discuss your career planning. You might also consider registering for a 1-credit Career Development Course for a more in-depth career exploration opportunity.

  • Employer Visits

    Several times a week during the Fall and Spring semesters, employers will host a table recruiting for open positions. These employer visits are advertised on the monitors in the hallways. The table is located outside the Career and Employment Center in the Truax Gateway (A1003). We encourage you to stop by and bring your resume.

  • NET Saturday

    NET (Networking, Etiquette and Technology) Saturday is a hands-on conference where a variety of professionals present employment-related topics to support professional development among Madison College students.

    The 4th Annual Networking, Etiquette and Technology Conference (N.E.T. Saturday) for students was held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9 a.m. At this free professional development conference, students learned:

    • How to make the best first impression
    • How to succeed in your job search and in the workplace
    • Practical tips and tools through hands on interactive sessions

    There was also the opportunity to interact and practice skills learned with peers and local employers throughout the day. Lunch was served and the day ended with panel discussions where attendees were able to ask questions to local employers.

    Breakout Sessions

    • Indispensable Traits of Good Employees
    • Implicit Bias and Effect in the Workplace
    • Negotiating a Salary
    • Creating a Digital Brand

    Other Opportunities

    • Learn what it means to Dress for Success
    • Learn how to shine in a dining interview situation
    • Receive a professional photo for your digital portfolio

    Sponsored by:

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    Spherion logo

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    “I was blown away by the event. It exceeded my expectations. I liked that it was formal, yet inviting. I felt "spoiled" by all the amenities.

    “I left feeling empowered.”

    “A very educational and yet entertaining time.”

  • Professional Development Series

    Join us for a free professional development series offered to all current Madison College students. All workshops are located at the Truax campus. Topics include:

    • Resume writing
    • Interviewing skills
    • Negotiating a job offer

    Download the workshop flyer (PDF, 154KB)