Career Services

Majors & Career Exploration

Career guides

This Career Action Guide can help students be intentional about building experiences into their education, complementing their academic achievement.

 Career Action Guide link

The Career Guide is a resource for students in different stages of career planning and decision making. It provides information and activities on job search strategies, resume preparation, internships, a LinkedIn profile checklist, and researching graduate school.

Career Guide Front Page - Hyperlink to Online Magazine


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. 


Career assessments

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.


Graduate school

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 courses

BCORE 211 – University to Career: How Today’s Students will Thrive in Tomorrow’s Workplace

This course will examine and practice principles that will allow students to take their university experience into the workplace and lay a foundation for a rewarding career. The coursework focuses on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career readiness competencies that are essential for workplace success. Students will develop the skills employers look for when they hire, receive a thorough grounding in career competencies while building a network of academic and career support, and explore and understand how diverse identities and experiences play a vital role in today’s changing workplace. Sample syllabus.

BISSKL 250 – Career Exploration
This course addresses personal, educational and career choices. The class 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. Students will research and gather information, assess their 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.

BIS 495 – Worlds of Work

This is the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences internship course. It is designed to integrate the knowledge and skills cultivated in the IAS program with hands-on work experience across a variety of internship sites and collaborative self-reflection on the changing demands and possibilities of work. The learning and skills students gain from the work they do in their internship will be complemented with readings, field research, and online discussions. The is largely an online course meeting only three times throughout the quarter. Sample syllabus.

CSS 290 – Topics in Computing

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.