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Major/Career Exploration


Career Services

Major/Career Exploration

Discover Your Success Story

 

Utilize this page to find helpful links on exploring major and career opportunities. Furthermore, consider speaking with our Career Counselor one-on-one or coming in for an assessment in order to help you navigate through the countless options. Contact Career Services today!

Exploration

Career Services has compiled a breadth of sources for you to explore and discover. Take assessments, learn about various degree opportunities, and see what you should be considering as you settle into college and transition into a career.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Research a variety of majors and see what careers and opportunities can be found within each field.

What Can I Do with My Liberal Arts Degree?

Learn the value of your liberal arts education and how you can develop and benefit from the variety of skills you acquire.

Jobshadow.com

A virtual job shadow site that provides access to interviews from people relating to their careers and jobs. They focus on each person's individual thoughts and experiences within their given job or profession.

CareerBliss.com

A free career community that empowers job seekers with jobs, reviews, and salaries, along with hundreds of great career advice articles. CareerBliss was started in 2008 with the goal of providing transparency in the workplace, a transparency that effectively lets our users find happiness in the workplace by getting an inside look at the reviews and salaries for over 100,000 employers. 

mynextmove.org

What do you want to do for a living? Maybe you'll know it when you see it? Or not sure? Browse over 900 career options or answer some questions about the type of work you might enjoy. View suggestions of careers that match your interests and training!  Are you a vet? Visit My Next Move for Veterans and get help finding a civilian career similar to your military job.



Assessments

Career Services provides assessment opportunities to help you learn about careers that relate to your skills, interests and personality. Prior to taking the assessment, we recommend speaking with a Career Counselor to assist in choosing the proper tool and follow up with a secondary appointment to analyze your results. The following assessments are available:

Free Self Assessments

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Free for all current UWS students, but you must register an account

  • To register off campus, use the following registration code:  uw-c697
  • When on the campus network, a registration code is not necessary.

Detailed Assessments

The following assessments may be arranged by appointment and are available at a cost of $15 per assessment for students and alumni. To set-up a pre-assessment appointment, contact our office.

  • Strong Interest Inventory® - compares your interests to the interests of people happily employed in a wide variety of occupations and identifies job titles related to your interests.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® - identifies your basic "personality type" which can be related to potential career choices and working environments.

  • StrengthsQuest® - identifies your strengths and relates them to your educational and career plans.

Career Counseling

You don't have to explore on your own. UWS Career Services offers one-on-one counseling where you can consider your options, dreams, and values as you look to decide on a major, a grad school, or a potential job. Whether you have no idea what you would like to do in the future, are overwhelmed by having to pick just one major, or would like help looking for new possibilities, contact Career Services today.

Career counselors can help you:

  • Develop a career plan
  • Make more effective decisions
  • Assess your best job options, through career assessments and other tools
  • Develop job search skills, such as writing effective resumes
  • Find work/life balance
  • Resolve personal conflicts with bosses and coworkers
  • Navigate job stress, career transitions and other difficult employment issues


From new first year students to alumni looking for a new career path are welcome to call, email, or stop by our office to set up an appointment.


"Other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path, but the lesson to be learned is always ours."

- Melody Beattie

The Career Planner

As you make your transition into college, find a place on campus, and begin to consider what's next, Career Services has a checklist for your to consider. Follow the tabs to determine where you stand in your career preparation and goals, and what you can do to achieve them.

First Year | Sophomore Year | Junior Year | Senior Year

First Year Top of Page

Self-Discovery

Sophomore Year Top of Page

Assessing Options and Making Choices

Junior Year Top of Page

Get Experience

  • Visit Career Services. The staff will help you finalize your resume and cover letter, develop a job search strategy and ensure you are on track to smoothly transition to the next stages of your career.
  • Update your Jacket Jobs Profile.
  • Get an Internship. Meet with your advisor or the department's faculty internship coordinator and Career Services to learn about internship opportunities within your career field.
  • Conduct informational interviews and job shadows with practicing professionals.
  • If you are considering graduate school, attend the Graduate/Professional School Workshops.
  • Attend a Job Fair.
  • Explore leadership opportunities in student organizations or in your work settings.
  • Begin developing professional relationships and networking. Utilize LinkedIn and other professional networking mediums.
  • Enroll in BUS 499 - Career Success Strategies.
  • Consider working or volunteering part-time during the school year and/or full-time during the summer. View postings in Jacket Jobs.

Senior Year Top of Page

Implementation

  • Visit Career Services. The staff will help you finalize your resume and cover letter, develop a job search strategy and ensure you are on track to smoothly transition to the next stages of your career.
  • Utilize Jacket Jobs daily. Set up job agents, review on-campus interview opportunities.
  • Enroll in Bus 499 - Career Success Strategies.
  • Attend all area Job Fairs.
  • Begin developing professional relationships and Networking. Utilize LinkedIn and other professional avenues.
  • Your Job Search should become your #1 priority in your final year of college unless you're planning to pursuit further education, such as Graduate School.
  • Join the Alumni Association and stay connected with friends.

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