There are five major UW Stairsteps to Career Decision (PDF). Initially, each step provides the foundation for the next tier. However, as you move up the stairs you may acquire information about a career or major that leads to questioning your choices. Thus, the steps are like a stairway, you may move up and down the stairs as needed to gain clarity and more information. You may also reposition yourself on the stairway when changes occur in your life and you need to re-evaluate your choices.