University of Wisconsin–Madison
A family works together to move their student into the residence halls.

Info for Parents

Here's what we can provide for your student

Largest Student Employer on Campus

We employ over 2,000 students annually. Our staff is in-tune with the concerns of students and we aim for every work experience to be full of personal & professional growth. Additionally, your student is eligible for FICA tax exemption.

Kara Zuleger

Academic Success

Research shows that students tend to get better grades when they hold a part-time job. Working helps to improve time management and prioritization skills.

Student Custodian Colton Schmidt helps tidy up a room for new conference guests.

Hours & Scheduling

Many students work an average of seven to ten hours per week. Students are discouraged from working more than 20 hours per week. During orientation, students work with supervisors to determine a work schedule that works well with class schedules.

Snack time at Eagle's Wing.

Safety

Jobs are available where students live--some even in their hall. When possible, our late night shifts are designed to end in teams. This facilitates groups leaving at the same time. Campus also offers a free service called Safe Walk to help students.

Erik Romanski cleans a railing outside an apartment in Eagle Heights.