Career & Leadership Development

Major and Career Exploration

Choosing a major is a big decision, but there are resources and designated career advisors/counselors available to help you make your decision.

Major & Career Exploration Resources

Majors at UW-Whitewater

UW-Whitewater Course Catalog

What Can I Do With This Major? - Whether you're exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers.

What UW-Whitewater Students Do With This Major - This web page includes a sampling of information about recent graduates and their post-graduate jobs organized by their majors.  

O*NET OnLine - O*NET is a comprehensive database system that collects, organizes, describes, and disseminates data on occupation characteristics and worker attributes for over 1,100 occupations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Career & Skills Assessments - You will need to meet with a career counselor to receive information regarding if these resources are a good fit for you and how to access them.  

Career Locker - Career Locker is Wisconsin's career exploration and planning website designed to provide career development with a Wisconsin focus. Career Locker offers online assessments and occupational profiles that will help you plan your education and career. To access Career Locker, you will need to contact Career & Leadership Development at or (262) 472-1471 to obtain the UW-W registration code.

Strong Interest Inventory - This assessment provides robust insight into a person's interests to help in considering potential careers.

StrengthsQuest - StrengthsQuest is a tool that provides you with the opportunity to develop strengths by building on what you do best - the way you most naturally think, feel, and behave as a unique individual.