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Decision-Making Help

FOCUS: Online Career Planning Program

FOCUS provides a self-paced, online format for exploring careers that could be compatible for you. You can save your information and come back as often as you like. We recommend you schedule an appointment with an academic or career advisor to help make meaning of your results.

UNST 102: Career & Academic Planning

This one credit, block course (formerly IS 202) provides a structured, group format for exploring majors and careers. The course has four learning goals:

  • Articulate personal characteristics, which impact major and career decisions.
  • Increase knowledge of academic and occupational resources used to investigate scholastic and career opportunities.
  • Learn decision-making strategies that lead to identifying a major and career.
  • Learn goal-setting strategies for identifying academic and career goals.

Learn more about UNST 102, including hearing from students who have taken the class, and how to request an override. Check MyMadison for course availability.

Individual Career Counseling

Working individually with an academic and career adviser provides a self-paced, face-to-face opportunity to get support in exploring majors and careers. Academic and career advisers assist students of all academic levels during individual appointments regarding career and academic decision-making and planning. You can schedule an appointment online, or schedule an appointment by calling us at 540-568-6555.

Books in the Resource Center (SSC 3rd Floor)

Learn more about the Resource Center