Event grows careers and makes connections

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Ambitious professionals are always looking for innovative ways to grow their career and nurture their networks. On Thursday, August 15, the University of Wisconsin­­–Madison’s Day on Campus offers the perfect opportunity to do both.

Meet people, build networks

As a Big Ten University UW–Madison leads the way on research across a huge array of disciplines, launches the careers of people who work around the globe, drives technology transfer and inspires scholar-athletes. All of which can make the university feel like a dauntingly large place.

Day on Campus eases your way into the kinds of personal connections that enhance your career and bring the best of UW–Madison into any workplace. It’s a perfect fit for individuals or for businesses.

One-on-one connections are critical. That’s why representatives from many colleges, diversity initiatives, continuing studies, athletics, research, business engagement and others are eager for informal conversations like those at Day on Campus. You meet the people who make things happen on campus. And campus partners meet the people who make things happen in the community.

Partnerships and innovation

Day on Campus starts with an explanation of how UW–Madison can advance businesses’ need for talent acquisition and research partnerships, as well as how individuals can tap into opportunities for professional development.

One-on-one networking follows, then RED talks (a take on the well-known TED talks) that highlight current research and education projects. The day concludes with a panel discussion from businesses such as Morningstar Inc., Lands’ End, Foxconn and American Family Insurance, who share how they identified and deployed new partnerships with UW–Madison.

Attendees can explore professional development options in executive education, engineering, farm/agriculture, healthcare, medicine and other areas, all while meeting some of UW–Madison’s leaders in these industries.


Day on Campus takes place at the UW–Madison Memorial Union from 8am-2pm on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Online registration is $60 per person and is now open. Limited parking passes are available for an additional $20. The event is organized by the UW–Madison Office of Business Engagement.

Explore more professional development opportunities as well as online and flexible degrees and certificates from Continuing Studies.