The CEC stands in solidarity with our Black students, families, and colleagues who continue to be impacted by systemic racism and police brutality. Your lives, experiences, and dreams matter – today, tomorrow, always. Our offices strive to create inclusive spaces where all individuals feel safe and supported. To this end, we will continue to educate ourselves and challenge the structures of white supremacy that are inherent in our society. We understand that words alone are not enough; we must take meaningful action, on both a personal and institutional level, to dismantle systems of injustice and inequity wherever they occur. We are here to listen, to learn, and to advocate for a just world that values the dignity and humanity of our Black communities.
The Career Exploration Center (CEC) supports undecided and exploring students to make decisions about their futures based on their interests, values, and skills through individual advising appointments, workshops, events, a career library, and campus & community outreach
CEC advisors are committed to helping students achieve career success and are available for remote appointments. Learn more about how to schedule an appointment.
CEC partners with Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS), an academic advising office on campus for students who are exploring their major options. Learn more about how CCAS can help you.
The Career Exploration Center is a great place for students who are exploring majors and careers, but sometimes another office is a better place to visit for your specific question. Read more to determine your next best step.
Majors & Career News
While “find your passion” is well-intended advice, it might not be good advice.
Graduates across all UW programs experienced a growth in earnings five years after graduation.
Handshake is a system on campus that makes it easy for UW-Madison students to sign up for career events, connect to jobs and internships, and use online resources to explore careers.
Workshops & events will be offered virtually and scheduled throughout the semester. You can also schedule a remote appointment with a CEC advisor to talk about career paths, majors, and how majors and careers connect.
There are a variety of ways beyond individual appointments that students can interact with the CEC to help further their major and career exploration.
At the CEC, we respect, value, and celebrate the diversity of all UW-Madison students. We strive to make every student feel welcome, safe, and included. By committing ourselves to supporting and advocating for students of all identities, we hope to help foster a healthy campus environment where students can explore academic interests, make decisions about majors and careers, and reach their full potential.
Belong • Explore • Become