CEC Workshops

Each semester the Career Exploration Center (CEC) hosts a series of workshops on a variety of topics that engage students in the career development process and in choosing a major. Our workshops are interactive and involve students in activities and discussions.  

**Advance sign-up is strongly recommended. Walk-ins will only be able to attend as space allows.**


Spring 2017 Workshops

Choosing a Major 
  • Tuesday, February 14, from 12:00-1:00 p.m in Room 114, Ingraham Hall Register here
  • Monday, March 6, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 114, Ingraham Hall Register here
  • Thursday, April 6, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.in Room 114, Ingraham Hall Register here
  • Wednesday, April 19, from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. in Room 114, Ingraham hall Register here

This workshop provides suggestions for beginning the process of choosing a major, and helps answer the questions: What is a major? Why do I need one? Once I choose a major, then what? This workshop is geared toward freshmen who are completely undecided.

Careers in Wellness & Health Promotion

  • Thursday, February 16, from 3:00-4:00 pm in Union South (TITU) Register here                    

Learn about careers in the growing fields of wellness and health promotion. We will discuss how to gain experiences in these fields while at UW-Madison, we will discuss possible graduate programs, and various career paths. We will also have two speakers who are current wellness professionals to share insights and answer questions. This workshop is open to students of all majors.

Creating Your Path to an Internship
  • Friday, February 17 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Room 114, Ingraham Hall Register here

Finding and securing a meaningful internship can make the difference in finding a job that you're truly passionate about. The big question is, how do I get there? In this workshop we'll spend time discussing the importance of career exploration and give you some strategies for identifying, prioritizing and landing an internship in an area of interest.

Navigating Biosciences at UW-Madison: Making the most of your campus resources

  • Tuesday, February 21 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 114, Ingraham Hall Register here

Did you know there are over 30 bioscience majors at UW-Madison? It can sometimes be overwhelming trying to figure out who to contact or where to go on campus to learn more about majors, careers, and research opportunities in the life sciences. This session will provide an overview of the tremendous variety of biological science majors at UW as well as key resources to help you explore and pursue your interests. We will also cover FAQs related to course selection, major declaration, pre-health preparation, and research opportunities.

Badger Bridge: Exploring Careers through Alumni Connections 

  • Tuesday, February 28 from 12:00-1:00 pm in Room 114, Ingraham Hall Register here

Badgerbridge.com connects students to alumni across majors and professions. Learn about career and internship opportunities, gain helpful advice, and examine ways your education can lead to fulfilling careers. Don’t explore career options alone. Your fellow Badgers want to help.

Attend this workshop to get started on the Bridge.

Exploring Ecology in the Biosciences at UW-Madison

  • March 9, from 2:00-3:00 pm in Room 114 Ingraham Hall Register here

Are you interested in topics like habitat restoration and management, sustainability, climate change, species extinction, and biotechnology? A major that covers issues in Ecology might be the right fit for you! Come learn about the biology-focused majors of Botany, Conservation Biology, Forest Science, Wildlife Ecology, and Zoology.

Careers in Occupational Therapy 
  • Thursday, March  9 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 114, Ingraham Hall Register here

If you are interested in a healthcare profession that allows you to help others live life to the fullest, occupational therapy might be for you! Come to this workshop to explore this exciting field, and learn about how to become an Occupational Therapist.

What About a Career in Physical Therapy?
  • Tuesday,March 14 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 114, Ingraham Hall Register here

What professional opportunities are available for physical therapists, how do you become a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and what steps are needed to gain admission to a DPT program? Answers to these and other questions will be provided at this workshop.

Career Options for Economics Majors
  • Wednesday, April 5 from 3:00-4:00 p.m in Room 114, Ingraham Hall Register here

Students majoring in economics have a wide variety of career options so it can be can be hard to know exactly what you may want to do with the major. If you enjoy economics, then this is a great opportunity to come learn more about the many different careers you will be qualified for with a major in economics. In this workshop you will learn about different aspects of the major, what industries you might be interested in pursuing with a major in economics and what specific jobs past economics students have gone into. We will also talk a little bit about how you can get involved in the major and make the most of your career options as an economics major.

Energetic about the Environment?: Careers in Clean Energy

  • Wednesday, April 12 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 114, Ingraham Hall Register here

Energy touches all aspects of our lives, and transitioning to more sustainable methods of generating and consuming energy will be one of the major challenges of our generation. For this transition to take place, we will need talented young leaders from all backgrounds to work together for a better future. This workshop will highlight emerging career opportunities in the clean energy economy for a wide range of disciplines across campus.

Exploring Careers Regardless of Major

  • Thursday, April 20 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Room 114 Ingraham Hall Register here

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 changes of success with any major.