Career Discovery Week: A Glimpse at Life after College
Back in the early 1990s, a group of Arts and Sciences advisers organized a handful of modest career seminars for liberal arts majors, inviting alumni to speak about their varied careers. That idea led to Career Discovery Week, now a University-wide event that attracts an estimated 10,000 participants annually— the largest career exploration event in the nation.
The overwhelming success of Career Discovery Week is thanks to guidance from the UW Career Center, the participation of more than 50 UW departments, and—since 2001—funding, marketing, and administrative coordination from the UW Alumni Association. Several key players in planning the event are Arts and Sciences advisers.
Career Discovery Week actually extends about a month, beginning in mid-January. More than 120 sessions are offered, including alumni career panels, networking events, career fairs, and seminars. Many events are appropriate for alumni considering a career change as well as current students.
Want to learn more? Visit Career Discovery Week’s website at uwcdw.org.
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