UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

career exploration

Students

Explore Majors and Careers

Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to discuss major options or take a career assessment. Career assessments assist individuals with identifying how their personality, skills, values and interests may best match specific majors or career paths. UWRF Career Counselors are available by appointment to administer the Career Liftoff which identifies your strongest interests and relates those to a wide array of potential careers. Upon completing the assessment, Career Counselors will assist with interpreting and relating the results of your assessment to potential career or major options.

 

Schedule an Appointment with Career Services

If you don’t know where to start with researching careers, or can’t yet identify 2-3 primary majors of interest, we recommend making an appointment with one of our Career Counselors to take the Career Liftoff career assessment and go over your results. This will help you begin to narrow down your options.

Meet with the Campus Exploratory Advisor

If you are deciding between 2-3 majors, we recommend meeting with Jessica Wekkin, the Coordinator of Academic Engagement and Exploratory Advisor, to create a major and career exploration plan.

Jessica Wekkin  | 715-425-4864 | jessica.wekkin@uwrf.edu

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UWRF Major Exploration Activity

This interactive activity generates a personalized report helping students identify majors of interest at UWRF.

 
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SparkPath | Challenge Cards

This interactive experience is designed to help you find a career path based on exciting, real-world challenges that go beyond job titles. After completing the activity, you will receive a customized Challenge Profile with a career exploration action plan. 

Getting Started

  1. Go to app.mysparkpath.com/
  2. Click on “Get Started” or "Sign Up".
  3. A sign-up box will appear to create your own account. Sign up as a student.
  4. When prompted for the code, enter “uwrf2021”
  5. Create a password with at least eight characters. This will be the password you use to return to the account to review your results or try the sort again.

What Can I Do With Major

What Can I Do With This Major Career Guides

Each major guide outlines common career areas, typical employers hiring within the field, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. The information is representative of typical career paths associated with each major. At the end of each guide links are provided to industry websites, professional associations, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, as well as employment opportunities within the field to aid you in further career research. PDFs are available of each major guide by clicking "Print Version" under the major heading.

Additional Resources

UWRF academic programs and majors

UW-System programs

 

occupational Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook

 ONet

O*Net

My Next Move

My Next Move

 My Skills

MySkills MyFuture

CareerWise

CAREERwise

 

Career Map - Explore Degrees and Careers

Use career news web sites to gain insight into current trends in career fields

Ask other students what they like or dislike about their particular major.

Speak with a departmental advisor or a professional working in a field that interests you.

Take a class in a field that interests you.

Join a student organization that is related to a field of interest.

Conduct a job shadow or informational interview.

Explore a particular field through on-campus work, volunteering, a part-time job or internship. Find such opportunities posted in the UWRF Handshake system.

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Career Services
career.services@uwrf.edu
715-425-3572
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
187 Rodli Hall

 

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