Major and Career Exploration 101

Are you feeling undecided or uncertain about choosing a major or a career path? Do you know that there are lots of major and career options out there, but are not sure how to explore those options strategically? Join career advisors from the Career Exploration Center (CEC) and academic advisors from Cross-College Advising Services (CCAS) to learn more about how you’ll receive support and guidance at UW-Madison as you explore your options and make decisions about your major, career, and future!

Step 1: View videos to learn about CCAS and CEC from 5:30-6:00 pm (CST)

Please view the videos below to get an overview of how academic advisors and career services staff with CCAS and CEC help undergraduate students explore majors and careers at UW-Madison.

Step 2: Live Q&A on October 21 from 6:00-6:30 pm (CST)

Join career advisors from CEC and academic advisors from CCAS for a live Q&A through Zoom Webinar.

Join the live Q&A here!

From Undecided to Excited

Trying out and evaluating different interests are part of the college experience, and our campus is a great place to explore majors and career paths! Learn how Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) can help you explore strategically and stay on track for a timely graduation.

Our professional academic advisors are knowledgeable about all majors and programs offered on campus and are dedicated to helping you find the path that best suits your interests, abilities, and goals. By promoting strategic exploration and developing partnerships with colleagues across campus, we help students find meaningful learning experiences, identify future aspirations, and make informed decisions about their major.

Learn more about Cross-College Advising Service

For questions, contact us at ccas@ccas.wisc.edu

Busting Major and Career Myths

Learn about the Career Exploration Center (CEC) and their dedicated career advisors available to help all UW-Madison undergraduates through the process of strategic career exploration.

Gain a better understanding of exploring majors and careers while we debunk myths around them, including myths like: “Everyone should know what they can to major in when they start college” and “To be successful, I need to choose a very specific type of major, like engineering, computer science, or accounting.”

Learn more about the Career Exploration Center

For questions, contact us at cec@ccas.wisc.edu

Top Skills Employers Seek

Career advisors with the Career Exploration Center (CEC) are knowledgeable about various industries and hiring trends. Learn about the key attributes and skills employers are seeking in job candidates and the role intentional exploration, experiential learning opportunities, and the CEC can play in helping you succeed.

Learn more about the Career Exploration Center

For questions, contact us at cec@ccas.wisc.edu

Thank you for learning more about Cross-College Advising Service and the Career Exploration Center. Please join us from 6:00-6:30 pm (CST) for the live Q&A session.

Join the live Q&A here!