Career Exploration

The Widener Works Experience 2022-2023

Widener Works is a career exploration program that matches College of Arts and Sciences and Exploratory Studies students with alumni and/or friends of the Widener community for a 1-3 day job or graduate school shadow OR a 30-minute informational interview. This program provides students the opportunity to learn from established professionals or graduate students in a field of interest.  

This year we have 24 dedicated hosts who are excited to meet you and share information with you about the world of work.  Click on the PDF below to learn more about each of our Widener Works Hosts.

Widener Works Host Descriptions 2023.pdf

The Widener Works timeline, list of hosts, and application process are outlined below. Please email with questions.  

Happy exploring!! 

Widener Works Timeline & Requirements 

– Registration available: January 23, 2023- The Widener Works application is available on Handshake. If you have not activated your Handshake account, you will have to do so before applying. You can activate your Handshake account and register for the Widener Works event which is listed under the events tap.

-Registration deadline: February 14, 2023 

-Students MUST attend a mandatory one-hour orientation: February 15, 2023 at noon or 4:30 pm in UC Room C

-Students will be notified of host match the week of February 21, 2023 

-Students are expected to communicate with the host(s) between February 21, 2023 and March 1, 2023 to arrange logistics.  

-The Widener Works experience will take place between March 1, 2023 and March 27, 2023 

– Students MUST complete a 1-page reflection about their Widener Works experience.  This reflection is due March 27, 2023 

-Students MUST attend a mandatory one-hour externship reflection session on March 28, 2023 at 4:30 pm.  Location TBD 

Widener Works Documents

Widener Works Scheduling Email Template

Sample Thank You Email for Host(s)

Sample Informational Interview Questions

Pre Externship Reflection Questions

Bio Sheet

Final Reflection Assignment

Widener Works Orientation


Seekers is a 6-week career exploration program for juniors and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Beginning on February 8, 2023 and ending March 29, 2023, Seekers will meet six times in-person over the lunch time hour (12 pm – 1 pm) during the 2023 spring semester.  The goal of this program is to help students learn to explore careers of interest, articulate skills, tell their unique story, and design a job searching and networking strategy that will help them take the next step after graduation.

As a part of the Seekers experience, students will also take part the Widener Works Experience over Spring Break (March 6 – 10, 2023) to explore different career ideas and practice networking and communicating with professionals in a desired field of interest.   Scroll up to read more information about Widener Works.

To register for Seekers visit Handshake and complete the registration form before Monday, February 6, 2023

Please contact if you have any questions.

Welcome to Your Inside Track

The Inside Track Map is an interactive tool to help you track ideas about your future, on-campus involvement, and professional experiences throughout your journey as a Widener student. Your Inside Track Map should be saved on your computer and updated at least once a semester during your time at Widener. If you have questions about your map please contact the Office of Career Design and Development by emailing Click on the map to add your answers!

Explore your career options

Finding a career that fits you best begins with intentional exploration. The resources provided will help you explore not only careers and their outlooks, but your personality, abilities, values, and interestes to help you pair your unique qualities with a fulfilling career.

Questions related to career exploration? Contact Career Design and Development at (610) 499-4176 to schedule an appointment.

Career Exploration Guides

Career Values Assessment

O*Net My Interest Profiler Instructions and Worksheet.pdf

Career Exploration Resources

Check out this video to learn more about What Can I Do with This Major?

Want to explore more? Go to our Jobs/Internships Resources tab to learn more about majors and fields of interest.

Focus Assessment

The Focus 2 is a free tool available to all Widener students. Identify your interest themes to uncover potential career paths.

The Focus2 Assessment is open and free to all students and alumni. Click the image above and enter the access code WU7391 to register today. Once you have completed the assessment, call our office (610) 499-4176 to set up an appointment with a counselor to go over what the results can mean for you. Already have a login to Focus2?
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If you are still stuck and don’t know which way to go, Career Design and Development has the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and StrengthsQuest and other assessment tools available upon request.