Career Decision Making Process

 Career Decision Making Process

It is important that you invest the necessary time and energy into the career decision making process so you can make well-informed decisions that will lead to career fulfillment and life satisfaction.

These career decision making components can help in your journey of defining who you are and where you want to be.

Our career advisors are happy to meet with you to provide individualized support in making choices of majors and careers as well as developing your plans for the future.

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1 – Self Reflection


Ask Yourself:

What do I like to do?

What are my strengths?

What do I want out of a career?

What classes, jobs, and activities have I enjoyed and why?


2 – Career Assessments


Complete Career Assessments:

Review your results with a Career Advisor

Explore your interests, values, and skills

Identify potential majors and careers

Take Assessments


3 – Major and Career Research


Utilize Various Resources:

Visit websites of UWM majors – explore courses & requirements

Read descriptions of careers and watch related videos

Shadow and talk to people in jobs that interest you

Experience careers with part-time jobs, volunteering & internships

Do Research


4 – Decision Making & Goal Setting


Make a Tentative or Definite Decision:

Talk with a Career Advisor to clarify your next steps

Meet with an academic advisor to develop an academic plan

Set goals and use resources for your academic success

Build your skills through on & off campus experiences