Think that some majors are more valuable than others? Writer Lindsey Spencer argues (and we agree!) that all majors are meaningful in their own way. Read on to learn why. Read the article
Choosing a Major
Tips for Picking a College Major
David Perry gives his opinion on choosing a major based on enjoying the subject rather than solely focusing on the money those who graduate with a major are projected to make. He argues that the …
Honest career advice for college students who think they need a master plan for life
When will you figure it all out? Never, according to this author, although that’s a positive thing! Your life and career will unfold in ways you never predicted. Stay open to chance opportunities, gather experiences …
‘Can we predict the future?’: How COVID-19 Redefined Our Notion of ‘Practical’ Degrees
Feeling pressured to choose a “practical” major over one you’re truly interested in? Know that what’s considered practical changes over time, and all degrees hold value in an unpredictable world.
Career Services and Supporting Your Students’ Success
This summer we know there is a lot on your students’ minds, and whether they are a sophomore or a senior, career planning is likely one of them. At UW–Madison there are many resources available …
When Should my College Student Choose a Major?
When your student should choose a major depends on several factors, including how soon they are ready, what kind of major they’re considering, and when their college requires them to declare. One important thing to …
Here’s How the Pandemic is Reshaping Career Planning for College Students
COVID-19 has changed our world in many ways. What hasn’t changed? The importance of choosing a major that aligns with your interests and skills.
Four Steps to Choosing a College Major
Deciding on a major can be stressful. Here are some tips to help navigate the process.
The Most Consequential, and Least Informed, Decision College Students Make
You might be surprised by the factors that have been found to influence major choice.
New Career Exploration Center for students opens its doors
The University of Wisconsin–Madison hosted a grand opening ceremony for the Career Exploration Center (CEC) in Ingraham Hall. The CEC recently moved to the new location to better serve students. The event highlighted the services, …