Sunday, October 24, 2010

Prepare Ahead of Time for Success at the Majors Fair

The annual Majors Fair, sponsored by Undergraduate Advising, is this week.  Matt and Jess already told you what a great opportunity this is to chat with department representatives, explore major, minor, and certificate options, and learn more about other programs like study abroad or domestic exchange...

That being said, the Fair gets pretty PACKED!  Start preparing now to make the most of your time there!

  • First, you can preview a map of the Fair's layout through the Undergraduate Advising website.  You might want to get an idea of where the departments you're interested in are located.  
  • Not sure who you want to visit with yet?  From the same website you can complete a "Linking Your Interests to Possible Majors" worksheet to begin narrowing down your choices. 
  • Once you get an idea of the departments you want to visit, you might be wondering what exactly could/should you be asking the department representatives?  Well, we can help with that too!  On the Majors Fair website you can also find a worksheet with common, helpful questions to ask department representatives.  Consider printing this worsheet and bringing it with you to the Fair--this way you can keep track of what spring classes to consider taking toward the programs that interest you, any application process that may be necessary, and even what career or internship opportunities exist in that field!

The more thought you put into preparing for the Fair, the better your results will be!  Check out the resources we've provided to help you get ready and create your plan of attack!  Should you have questions or need guidance when you arrive, we'll even have an "Advising Room" packed with professional, graduate, and peer advisors on hand to help you navigate your way through the Fair!  

So don't forget, the MAJORS FAIR is THIS WEDNESDAY from 5:30-7:30 in the Campus Center Auditorium and First-Floor Concourse.  We'll see you there!

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