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Semester 1: Adjustment and Awareness
To adjust college and increase academic and career awareness.
(Bolded areas geared toward major/career exploration.)
Get to know your adviser and your professors:
Meet the SAAC Advisers
Take advantage of campus tutoring and other campus resources:
Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC)
- a study skills course.
Learn to use good study techniques and to manage your time wisely:
Study Tips & Time Management
Become familiar with UWSP:
General Degree Requirements
Academic Policies and Procedures
Browse in your UWSP catalog and on-line for information on potential majors:
(see "Courses of Instruction" section)
A-Z list of all Majors & Minors
Majors by Interest Area
What IS Anthropology, Sociology...?
Assess your interests, skills, and personality type; relate these to majors and careers:
UWSP Career Services Assessment
UW System Assessments
Attend one of the "Exploring Majors & Career Paths" workshops at the Career Services Office.
Gather information on the world of work; especially helpful sites are:
What can I do with this major?
Occupational Outlook Handbook
UWSP graduates got jobs
Check out print materials:
Career Services library
Check out the reference section in the UWSP library, too.
Check out the UWSP Career Services Office's:
Career Exploration Resource Portal
Talk to people: your parents, your relatives, your neighbors, adults you work or volunteer with. Find out what they majored in and how they ended up where they are now and why:
Tips on informational interviewing
Enroll in an exploratory course such as:
Health Promotion/Wellness 107 (sec 1) - Career Exploration (fulfills a GDR Wellness-HE)
Health Promotion/Wellness 107 (sec 3) - Academic & Career Planning (fulfilles a GDR Wellness-HE)
Achieving Career Exploration Through Service ACES
; (offered by Residential Living - 1 elective credit) or one of the many Introduction to the Major courses (see adviser for suggestions) for 2nd semester.
Meet people with similar interests and develop teamwork skills by joining a
Check out other ways to get involved on campus through:
Student Involvement & Employment