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Whatever path you are on, Hoofers will keep you moving forward.


Choose to lead with Wisconsin Hoofers, the oldest and largest outdoor student organization at UW-Madison.

  • Outdoor Activities
  • Real-World Professional Development
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Pair Your Passions

Hoofers has plenty of available leadership opportunities - no matter your interests or previous experience in the outdoors.
Below are just a few examples of leaders that have gained valuable real-world experience during their time with Hoofers.

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Samantha Schiereck

Hoofer Leadership Position: SCUBA Club President
Degree: Evolutionary Biology and Zoology
Dream Job: Marine Biologist

As Scuba President I have had the opportunity to share my passions for science and conservation with others in the community through the dives and events we run, as well as make connections that will help to further my career aspirations.

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Caleb Reiter

Hoofer Leadership Position: VP Information Systems
Degree: Computer Engineering and Computer Sciences
Dream Job: Cybersecurity Analyst

I can honestly and unequivocally say that getting involved with Hoofers has transformed my college experience. As a Computer Engineering and Computer Sciences major, I never thought that an outdoors organization could benefit my career; however, nothing could be further from the truth. My work with the Ski and Snowboard club gave me critical real-world experience and helped land me an internship here in Madison, and my continued work with Hoofers as VP-Information Systems on Hoofer Council has been invaluable as I head towards graduation and look forward to continuing my career outside of college. Although I will be moving away after graduation, Hoofers - as well as the entire Madison campus community - will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Tommy Zalewski

Hoofer Leadership Position: Officer of Diversity and Inclusion
Degree: Community and Non-Profit Leadership
Dream Job: Secretary of the Interior

Hoofers has been my main leadership experience on campus. Hoofers arguably gives students the most responsibility and resources out of any student organization on campus and really encourages new ideas and ways of thinking. I have been able to use my experience in Hoofers to build my resume, gain confidence in development and programming, and understand how nonprofits operate.