Freshmen take guidance on declaring a major

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Held in the MPR last week, the Freshman Major Fair was busy from start to finish. The room was filled with tables and display boards manned by professors and students majoring in the subjects they were dedicated to, discussing and educating attendees on how to plan tto reach their goals.

When walking in, students were handed information pamphlets on anything and everything to do with selecting a major; multiple contact lists, career information and other resources to help better develop ideas with careers and declaring a major.

Some of the main focuses at the event were supplying students with information on all of the different majors available, core requirements and how to use the online registrar. Other information tables for Civic Engagement and Study Abroad were present as well.

When asked how the major fair helped her, freshman Megan Chalupsky said, “I feel it gave me a lot of options, but perhaps too many options.”

Research is something that faculty want freshman to be thinking about sooner than later as well. Although there are a few years to think about senior capstone projects, faculty are urging students to think now to have more time to research before projects are even started. The Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on Nov. 15 for freshmen who want to take a look at what to expect and how to prepare for senior projects.

A raffle was held for students who got pamphlets signed by four faculty members for a $25 dollar Fred Meyer giftcard. The faculty at the sign off tables informed students about more career pathways, majors and how to get there in exchange for signing the pamphlets to go in the raffle. Toward the back of the room were food tables with light snacks for those who attended. A “Major Slogan” contest was held as well; a gift card will be awarded to those winners also.


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