Career Corner blog

Career Corner articles, written by our career counselors, appear monthly in the Wisconsin State Journal. These articles and more career related stories can be found on The Lifelong Learner. 

Career Planning

Get help planning your path to a more satisfying career. We can assist you with:

Read more about the career development process.

NOTE: Students enrolled at UW-Madison usually receive career services from the career center associated with their school or college.


Make an appointment

Explore options and determine your next steps during an individual appointment tailored to your unique needs. There is no charge for appointments; small fee for assessments

To make a free, confidential, one hour appointment with one of our career and educational counselors call 608-263-6960. 

Once you make an appointment you will be sent an email confirmation.  This email contains a link to our online intake.  Please complete the intake at least 24 hours before your appointment so that your counselor can have time to review it and determine how we can best serve you.

Career change steps

Get started on your path to a more satisfying career using our helpful, do-it-yourself steps.  

Career planning workshops

Adult Career and Special Student Services offers workshops to help you with career planning, returning to school, and getting familiar with the UW-Madison campus.  Our career and educational planning workshops are low cost or free. 

Career planning resources

Overwhelmed about which resources are most helpful? We've taken the guess work out of finding useful career planning resources. Our career planning resources include information on occupations, employment trends, salary, volunteering, in addition to other UW-Madison career resources. 


Job search resources

Searching for a new job? See our job search resources for help with your job search including, job search support, job loss, online, job listing sites, and how to research employers.