Career and Educational Planning Workshops

Career workshops

Career workshops are offered for a fee, with the exception of Career Change 101, and registration is required. Compare workshops to select the one that best meets your needs.

Career change 101

Thinking about a new career direction but overwhelmed by all the information out there? Not sure how to get started? This workshop gives you a jump start by helping you identify reliable resources and use them effectively. No fee. Learn more/register.

Thursday, Sept 15, 6-8pm, NEW Location, 21 N. Park St, Room 1106, (first floor).

Thursday, Nov 3, 6:30-8:30pm, Verona Public Library, 500 Silent St, Verona

Tools for purposeful career change

From early career to retirement career, this in-depth workshop provides assessment, structure, and exercises to facilitate the career- and life-planning process. Explore your skills, values, interests, and style preferences using the Strong Interest Inventory (SII), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and other individual/group activities. Take the SII and MBTI beforehand and interpret the results in class. Leave with an action plan. Some homework between sessions. Learn more/register.

Thursday-Friday, Oct 20 & 21, 8:30am-4:30pm, 21 N Park St, Room 1106-1108; Register by Oct 10; $169 

Education workshops/sessions

These workshops/sessions are offered free of charge; registering assures you space and materials.

Building bridges: networking and campus resources for returning adults

Are you a new or returning adult student at UW-Madison? Take advantage of this orientation to learn about campus libraries, financial aid, academic support, computer resources, and more. No fee. Learn more/register.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 5:30-7:30pm, 21 N Park St, Room 1106-1108

Nuts and bolts of returning to school

Have you thought about going back to school for a first, second, or advanced degree? This free session provides information on options as you plan to continue your education. We cover undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs; becoming a nondegree University Special student; student support services; and financial assistance. No fee. Learn more/register.

Thursday, Oct 13, 6-7:30pm, Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg

Education advising for adults at the library

If you’re an adult in Madison or the surrounding area and you have questions about achieving your educational goals, meet an Adult Career and Special Student Services advisor at the library. Get information about planning your education, admission to educational institutions, financial assistance, child care, and other adult student concerns. 

This service is currently unavailable. Contact our office at 608-263-6960 or advising@dcs.wisc.edu if you'd like to meet with an advisor.