Research Careers

READ career descriptions, required skills/education, salaries & job outlook

  • Career Information Sites – OOH, ONET, & CareerWise 
  • Career Videos – Google a career title with the words “career video”, “day in the life of”, or “job video”.
  • Job Postings – Get a real look at what a job entails and what employers require. Start your search with Indeed.

TALK with professionals to gather first-hand career information 

  • Informational Interviewing and Job Shadowing Learn how to identify people, conduct the meeting, and questions to ask. Come to Walk-in Hours and a career advisor can help you further.  Watch this video or check out this Informational Interviewing Tip Sheet for more information on Informational Interviewing.
  • UWM Career Fairs – Career fairs provide the opportunity to talk to employers about careers, required skills, internships, etc. Check out the Prepare for a Career Fair Tip Sheet.

EXPERIENCE the careers and work environments you are considering

  • UWM Student Organizations – Many organizations go on company tours and have professionals come speak about their careers. Identify organizations related to your major and/or interests on the Student Involvement website.
  • Part-Time Jobs, Internships, and Volunteering –  All allow you to test out career ideas, build your resume, and develop skills.