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Advising, Retention + Career Center


Endless resources and opportunities

If you’re a new freshman Blugold who started at the university in the fall of 2016 or after, then you’re in the right place. The LE-Track is a centralized advising model concentrated on giving you the best college experience. Throughout your time as a Blugold you’ll be given countless resources to assist you in your success at UWEC. Our Advising, Retention and Career Center is one of those resources. The center provides students with a trifecta of assistance. You’ll be assigned an academic advisor and a faculty advisor who will assist you with your 4-year graduation agreement.  You will also have access to the resources provided by career services.

Roles of your advisors

Being a part of the LE-track provides access to three different types of advisors. Your academic advisor, faculty advisor and career counselor. Each person plays a part in your college experience.

Academic advisor

You’ll be assigned an academic advisor when you come to orientation in the summer. This advisor will be assigned to you depending on the cluster your major falls into. This advisor will also help you create your 4-year graduation contract. This contract represents the agreement you make with the university and the university makes with you to get you graduated in four years. With that, we know things can change while you’re in college, so don’t worry. If you change your major or switch a class, your academic advisor will work closely with you to make sure you stay on a track. We’re just as dedicated as you are to see a degree in your hand in four years.

Faculty advisor

Once you’ve declared a major, your academic department will assign you a faculty advisor. Your faculty advisor will provide you expert information as you make decisions that will impact your future academic and professional goals. Turn to them when you have questions about major courses, internship and service learning opportunities, networking connections and additional opportunities in the field.  

Career counselor

A career counselor will assist with understanding the relationship between your educational choices and career fields, as well as the internship and job search.

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Academic Clusters

When you start at the university you have the option to declare a major, which would then put you into a major cluster pairing you with an advisor in that cluster. Then if you choose to switch your major within the same cluster, you will remain with the same advisor (with the exception of undeclared students).

Arts and humanities

Art and design
Latin American studies
Religious studies
Theatre arts
Women’s studies

Business studies

Business administration
Health care administration
Information systems
International business

Life and health sciences

Biochemistry/molecular biology
Environmental public health

Mathematics and physical sciences

Actuarial science
Computer science
Materials science and Engineering
Physics and astronomy

Social sciences

American Indian studies
Communication and journalism
Criminal justice
Political science
Liberal studies

Education and human sciences

Communication sciences and disorders
Elementary education
Secondary education
Social work
Special education

If you come in as an undeclared student, you will work with an advisor in your first year to explore the advising clusters to find one that is right for you.  Your advisor will provide you resources to help you choose a cluster at the start of your sophomore year. 

Getting a grasp on your career

We not only want to help you get your four-year plan figured out, we also want to get you on the right path for your future career. Have a specific field of interest? We'll help you find varying careers for it.

Your career awaits

Majors + minors

Explore your passions and find your perfect fit with over 80 majors to choose from. You'll discover a multitude of opportunities through a liberal arts foundation preparing you for your future career.

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