The Career Exploration Center is the leading campus resource for UW-Madison undergraduates who need help exploring majors and careers. We help students focus on their interests, values, strengths, and personality to give them the tools they need to make decisions about their careers and their futures.
CEC Hours & Events
Explore Jobs & Internships!
Handshake is a new 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.
NEW YEAR? NEW SCHEDULING TOOL!
Beginning with the start of the spring semester, CEC advisors will be using a new online scheduling tool – Starfish!
You can find Starfish in your MyUW portal (just search the word “starfish”) and log-in. Search for the CEC advisors by name, or search for “Career Exploration Center” under Services.
For more information for how to use Starfish, check out this great site!
Is the CEC the right place for me?
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 here to determine your next best step.
Need Academic Advising?
The CEC is part of Cross-College Advising Service – an academic advising office on campus for students who are exploring their major options. Learn more about how CCAS could help you.
CEC major and career exploration workshops are underway! Don’t miss our great line-up this spring, full of opportunities to explore varying career fields, or learn more tools for choosing a major.
Full schedule here – spring workshops coming soon!
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 CCAS & 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.