CEC Events

The Career Exploration Center is excited to offer many virtual and in-person events this semester. Whether you want to dive deep to learn more about a specific career path, want to think about which major is the best fit for you, or learn more about how majors and careers connect, we would love to help!

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Exploring Careers Regardless of Major

Everyone wants to land a great opportunity when they graduate. Regardless of your major or year in school, you’re probably starting to consider what’s next.

In this workshop, we’ll explore what post-college opportunities look like; help you explore your values, skills, and interests to gain insight into opportunities that might be a good fit for you; and discuss how to increase your chances of success with any major!

No events at this time but schedule an appointment with a CEC career advisor to talk about your major and career options.

Peace Corps Health Sector: A 2-year opportunity to gain healthcare experience!

Join us for a conversation between the UW Campus Peace Corps Recruiter and Cecily Linsenmeyer, UW-Madison and Peace Corps alum. Cecily graduated in 2018 and then, influenced by her experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in the health sector in Ethiopia, went on to earn a nursing degree.

In this session you’ll learn how the Peace Corps prepared Cecily for a career in healthcare. Learn how you can stand out from the crowd along your journey to a career in healthcare, bring your questions and enjoy a glass of iced tea as our guest!

No events at this time but schedule an appointment with a CEC career advisor to talk about your major and career options.

Career Advising Drop-ins

Stop by the Career Exploration Center office at 114 Ingraham Hall for career advising drop-ins during the school year.

In-Person Workshop: How to Choose a Major

With over 180 majors and certificates at UW-Madison, how do you choose? The Career Exploration Center is dedicated to helping you navigate your major and certificate decisions. In this in-person workshop, we will use guided activities and conversation to answer many of the popular questions around majors and certificates, such as:

  • What majors and certificates does UW offer and how do I learn more about what they entail? 
  • How do I know if a major or certificate is a good fit for me?
  • How do I explore majors that are interesting to me while still graduating on time?
  • How do I choose classes if I am not sure of my major?
  • How do I figure out what kinds of careers I might do with the majors I am considering?
  • I think I want to go to graduate school (medical, law, etc.); how do I know which major is best?
  • I have some career ideas, but how do I pick a major to achieve them?

In addition to answering these questions, we will leave space for you to ask your own!  We look forward to meeting you!

No events at this time but schedule an appointment with a CEC career advisor to talk about your major and career options.

Virtual Group Advising: How to Choose a Major

With over 180 majors and certificates at UW-Madison, how do you choose? The Career Exploration Center is dedicated to helping you navigate your major and certificate decisions. In this virtual group advising event, we answer many of the popular questions around majors and certificates, such as:

  • What majors and certificates does UW offer and how do I learn more about what they entail? 
  • How do I know if a major or certificate is a good fit for me?
  • How do I explore majors that are interesting to me while still graduating on time?
  • How do I choose classes if I am not sure of my major?
  • How do I figure out what kinds of careers I might do with the majors I am considering?
  • I think I want to go to graduate school (medical, law, etc.); how do I know which major is best?
  • I have some career ideas, but how do I pick a major to achieve them?

In addition to answering these questions, we will leave space for you to ask your own!  We look forward to meeting you!

No events at this time but schedule an appointment with a CEC career advisor to talk about your major and career options.

Donuts & Drop-Ins

HUNGRY for major and career help– and a donut?

Join us in the Career Exploration Center for Donuts & Drop-ins! Grab a donut, learn more about the Career Exploration Center, and chat with a career advisor about your major and career questions!

No events at this time but you can come by the CEC every Friday from 9:00am-12:30pm for Career Advising Drop-ins.