Want to learn more about the CEC?

CEC advisors help students explore majors and careers in a variety of ways. Click the picture below to watch a short video illustrating all the ways we serve students. 


Career Advising in Ogg Hall

Coming to Ingraham Hall isn't the only way to meet with a career advisor; During the fall & spring semesters, CEC advisors also take appointments in Ogg Hall.

Gain Work Experience

A part-time job during the summer or academic year can help you build connections, learn more about a field you are considering, and become familiar with working in a professional environment. Explore options on campus at the Student Job Center.


Each semester, the CEC hosts a variety of workshops to help students continue to explore their major and career options. CEC spring workshops have concluded. Our fall semester workshops will be announced in mid-August.


CEC News & Events

Are you a parent or supporter of an incoming UW-Madison student?

Click below to learn about what new students can do to begin their path to career success:

Summer Tips

Summer break can be a great time to both relax and recharge, and to continue exploring major and career options. Click here for ideas on how to make the most of your summer vacation.

Looking for a way to find out more about a certain job or career?

Try an informational interview! This is an informal conversation with someone who is working in a field that interests you as a way to gain some useful information or advice. Click here for some sample questions to ask and how to request an informational interview.

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Majors Fair!

The Majors Fair is an annual event held in October. See highlights from Majors Fairs from years past, and learn more about the event -- Fall 2016 date and information is coming soon!

Looking Ahead to Summer? 

The summer is a great time to gain experience that will help you explore your career interests. Meet with a CEC advisor or your school/college career services office to discuss your summer plans!

What major is right for you?

Did you know that UW-Madison offers more than 130 academic majors? Visit the Undergraduate Catalog to see read about all the different programs, or visit our Major Exploration page.

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Need Academic Advising?

Cross-College Advising Service is the advising office on campus that serves students who are undecided and exploring their academic interests, or thinking of switching academic paths.