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Join Our Team

At Ascendium, opportunity abounds. Join us to grow, thrive and achieve your highest potential.

Mission-Driven Work

Everyone at Ascendium plays a critical role in supporting our mission to champion opportunity, whether they crunch numbers, assist borrowers, lead grant strategy or develop innovative products. We look for team members who share our commitment to making a difference in people's lives. 

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Awards and Recognition

We’re proud of our workplace awards. They speak to the culture we’ve worked hard to cultivate — one where employees feel connected to our organization and strongly believe in our mission to champion opportunity for everyone.

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Throughout the year, we offer internship positions that allow students and recent graduates to gain real-life experience in their chosen field. While being mentored, internees build their skills and develop professional relationships. Because we believe people from all backgrounds should have the freedom to participate, all our internship positions are paid. 

Hiring Process

We're excited to meet and learn about you! While each recruitment differs, here's what you can generally expect as part of our hiring process.

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Your application, resume and cover letter are our first introduction to you. This is your chance to impress! Make sure you tie in your experience and skills with the position you're applying for. After you apply, you'll receive an email confirming receipt of your application. If we think you're a match for the position, Human Resources will contact you to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.


Your interview, or interviews, are an opportunity for us to get to know each other. They can be virtual or on-site at our headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. During an interview, we'll ask questions that help us gauge your experience, from your people skills to your problem-solving ability. We expect you'll have questions too. After all, you're interviewing us as well! While not an exhaustive list, overall, we're looking for driven, innovative, collaborative and authentic team members.


We know that waiting for a decision can be the hardest part of the process. We try to make a decision as soon as possible after the interview process is completed and notify candidates of our decision. We'll try to keep you informed of any delays as well. If you're the best candidate for the position, you'll receive an offer from Human Resources. Once you accept, we'll kick off our onboarding process. Welcome to the team — we're eager to start championing opportunity with you!

Ascendium is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.