About the CEC

The Career Exploration Center (CEC) helps undergraduate students with the process of exploring majors and careers. If you are unsure about what to major in or what type of career would be best for you, the CEC is the place for you.

The Career Exploration Center 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.

About the CEC

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Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

UW-Madison undergraduates make informed decisions about their career goals and academic pursuits by actively exploring their interests through campus engagement, co-curricular and work experiences, and reflection.

Our Values

The CEC’s work and interactions with students and colleagues is guided by the following values:

  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Ambition
  • Support
  • Joy
  • Innovation

Is the CEC the right place for me?

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I need help figuring out what I can and want to do with a certain major

Yes, the CEC can help! Click “Schedule an Appointment” to meet with one of our advisors.

I need help exploring my major and career options

Yes, we can help! Click “Schedule an Appointment” to meet with one of our advisors.

I am interested in taking a personality/interest test (otherwise known as a career assessment).

Maybe. The CEC is a place to start the conversation about if an assessment may be appropriate, and about which one would be best for you. Schedule an Appointment to meet with one of our advisors.

I need help picking classes, creating a schedule, or declaring a major

Please visit your academic advising office. If you are a CCAS student click here for more information on talking to an advisor.

I need help with my resume, cover letter, job, or internship search.

Not the CEC. You should visit your home school/college’s career services office.