Explore Careers

To choose the right career or program based on your values, skills and interests, follow this four-step process to design a solid career plan.

Career Exploration

This simple four-step career development process will help you explore your career options.

  1. Assess your Interests

    Attend a Career Planning Workshop to learn how your interests, skills and values play a role in choosing a career and explore components of CareerLocker, an engaging approach to career development that incorporates occupational information, educational options and employment resources.

    One-on-one assistance with your career exploration and planning needs is available most Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Truax campus - contact the Student Development Center for room locations.

  2. Explore your Options

    The more you know about different career fields, the better choices you can make to find a career you’ll love. Our Graduate Report offers a variety of information, including salary data and employment information.

    Additional tools include the Jobs in Demand listing and WORKnet, Wisconsin's Workforce and Labor Market Information System. 

  3. Choose Your Path

    Decide on a career path and plan your next steps with helpful resources, whether just starting out or transitioning to a new career.

  4. Get Started

    Take action and visit Madison College to explore everything we offer. Apply to a program or certificate today.

For more career planning assistance, check out these Madison College resources: