Student Success Center

Exploratory Advising Program

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Exploratory students have not yet selected a major at UW-River Falls. As an exploratory student, you will be assigned an advisor who will help you select your classes, explore majors and careers, consider the experiences you want to have both inside and outside the classroom as a student at UW-River Falls, and assist you with the transition to college.

In addition to your exploratory advisor, you will have the opportunity to work with professional staff members in Career Services to take a career assessment and further explore your interests, strengths, and the many career opportunities the majors at UW-River Falls can prepare you for.

We are here to help you as well! The resources offered by the Exploratory Program and Career Services are available to ALL UW-River Falls students.

If you don’t know where to start or can’t yet identify 2-3 primary majors of interests, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Career Services to take a career assessment and meet with a professional staff member who will go over your results and help you begin to narrow down your options.

If you are deciding between 2-3 majors, we recommend meeting with Jessica Wekkin, Academic Program Manager, to create a major and career exploration plan. 

For help identifying majors of interest, we recommend completing the Major Exploration Activity.

Other Resources Available to Exploring Students:

Contact your advisor or Jessica Wekkin  | 715-425-4864 | | Make an Appointment

To declare or learn more about a major: Contact the department chair for the major you wish to declare.

To declare a minor:  Visit the Contact the Registrar’s Office or the department of the minor you wish to declare.


Try the SparkPath Challenge Cards, a new exploration activity with a unique approach to career discovery!


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Contact Us

Student Success Center
Phone: 715-425-3531
Fax: 715-425- 3277
174 Rodli Hall