Welcome to the I’m Not Sure interest community!

Unsure what you are interested in for jobs or careers?  Wondering what your future (after UW!) is going to look like?  Confused because you have lots of interests and not sure how/if to include them in career plans?  Curious how your major fits (or not) with career possibilities?  Or maybe the interest communities we feature on our website don’t fit what you are interested in?

Then this is the community for you!

We recognize that many students are “figuring it out” and that takes time.  Career development is a process (including figuring out “who you are” as a person) and typically unfolds over time, by exploring and by being proactive (career activity) and sometimes even with a little luck or happenstance.

Known strategies for finding “success” in your career include capitalizing on your strengths, understanding what’s important to you (values), connecting with people who can help (networking!) and gathering information (ex: watching career videos and using resources, attending career events, reading articles, talking with people) to help with making decisions.

No matter what, you don’t have to embark on any of this alone.  Through exploring this webpage (and our other interest communities), keeping an open mind about your capabilities and future, by talking with friends, family, career coaches and mentors, you’ll find yourself supported and able to take steps towards short and long term goals.  Best wishes for your career journey!

PathwayU: a dynamic new exploratory tool

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Are you looking for a sense of direction for your future/career?  Confused about majors and what fits you?  Excited to launch your career but not sure where to start?  Look no further.

The Career & Internship Center has partnered with …

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It’s OK if You Look at Other People’s Careers and Think “What Am I Doing?”

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When we say it out loud, we usually frame it as a joke:

“Wow, that 12 year old’s running their own company. What have I ever accomplished?”

“Look at that 22 year old who’s already got a master’s degree and …

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5 Tips for Getting an Entry-Level Job Unrelated to Your Major

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It’s increasingly common for college seniors to realize that the major they selected years ago and have been working hard towards completing has no direct path into the workforce. For example, if you majored in History, Philosophy, Anthropology, or Art …

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Try out career ideas with mini experiments

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Have a career idea (or seven) but aren’t sure yet about pursuing it? Try out career options with small experiments. Examples of mini experiments are informational interviews, one-hour job shadows, one-day volunteer projects, attending a relevant Career and Internship Center event …

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Careers develop over the longer term, not the shorter term

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Very few students wake up randomly in the middle of the night and know exactly what they want to do from that point forward. Many more students have a rough idea (helping people! being outside!) of things that would be …

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