READ career descriptions, required skills/education, salaries & job outlook
- Career Websites – 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 – Watch this video or check out our Informational Interviewing Tip Sheet. For more information, meet with a career advisor during Walk-in Advising.
- 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. Use Handshake and Indeed to locate jobs/internships and CCBLLR for volunteer opportunities. Also attend the UWM Career Fairs.