While you are in college, you will answer two big questions: "What do I want to major in?" and "What type of work would I enjoy most after graduation?"
These are not the same questions. Explore our resources to discover what career path is best for you.
This Career Action Guide can help students be intentional about building experiences into their education, complementing their academic achievement.
In addition, the Career Guide is a resource for students in different stages of career planning and decision making. It provides information on job search strategies, resume preparation, internships, a LinkedIn profile checklist, and researching graduate school.
What can I do with this major?
This series of links and handouts provides an excellent starting point for you to think about job titles, possible employers, and ways to build experience in different career fields. Explore multiple majors to learn about a wide range of career opportunities.
What Can I Do With This Major?
Career decision pyramid
Not sure where to start? Then start here. Follow the Career Decision Pyramid to discover where you are in regards to your career choices.
Assessments can help you to discover a sense of direction. They assist you in discovering more about who you are and how you can express your uniqueness in a challenging and rewarding career.
Occupational outlook handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
Have you considered attending graduate school? Does your career goal require an advanced or graduate degree? Learn the steps to take to apply to graduate school.
Professional and continuing education
Advance your career today! UW Bothell offers a variety of certificate programs to help you gain new skills. UW Bothell also offers courses through Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Washington Bothell and Seattle campuses.
Salary, budgeting and finances
Money can be an important topic to research before you decide on a particular job or career path. Be smart about your finances.
Career Exploration courses
This course addresses personal, educational and career choices. We will read about, discuss and reflect on the work world, career options, academic pathways and the process of selecting a major and/or career path. You will research and gather information, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to make quality career decisions. This will involve career exploration, life/career planning, identifying resources, and developing goals based on individual preferences, skills, life and work values and interests. Sample syllabus.
This course will address personal, educational, and career choices. Students will examine strengths, interests, and goals, and use the results to research their desired career. Students will research the best courses (minors, electives) to develop needed skills. The course will involve life/career planning, goals development, resource identification, and career exploration, based on individual preferences, interests, skills, and work values.