Career and Educational Planning Workshops

Free drop-in sessions at Madison libraries: Get information about education options, admissions, childcare, financial assistance, and other continuing education topics. Every Tuesday, 5-7 pm; Goodman South Madison Branch Library, 2222 S Park St; 608-266-6395

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.

Wednesday, June 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie, WI

Thursday, July 24, 6-8 pm, E.D. Locke Public Library, 5920 Milwaukee St, McFarland, WI

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.

Friday-Saturday, May 30-31, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, 21 N Park St, Room 1106-1108; Register by May 20; $169

Education workshops

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

Building bridges: networking and campus resources for returning adult students

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

Saturday, August 23, 8:30 am-noon, 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.

Tuesday, July 22, 6-8 pm, Goodman South Madison Branch Library, 2222 S Park St