How did you choose your major? If you are still Exploratory, how are you working on choosing a major and what choices are you considering?
I like to say that I am multi-decided rather than undecided. So far, I have really enjoyed classes in multiple fields such as film, theatre, women and gender studies, psychology, culture, race and ethnicity as well as writing and communications. I plan on possibly making a major to combine all of these and learning how the media affects us, as people, in our daily lives.
What was your favorite resource to use when you were an Exploratory student?
I was obsessed with Career Services throughout my freshman year. I would constantly go there to get my resume checked and practice interviews so that I could be my best when getting a job.
What do you like most about the Exploratory program?
My favorite part of the Exploratory Program is the name itself. Unlike other colleges, this program is specifically designed to help thier students find a major and plan out the four or five years you spend at IC. ’Undecided’ is a scary major as it implies that you are unmotivated or too indecisive to choose a major. But by eliminating the name, it also eliminates the stigma.
What is your biggest piece of advice to other Exploratory students?
Don’t be afraid to talk to your professors outside of class. Professors are some of the most helpful resources a student can have on campus as they are in the classes and will recommend you other classes that you might enjoy as well. Always make an effort to go to office hours as they are people too and enjoy talking to their students too!
What extracurricular activities are you involved with on campus?
Not only am I an Exploratory Peer Ambassador, I am also a Student Leadership Consultant in the Office of Student Engagement on campus. I am a part of six other clubs including Random Acts of Kindness and Spectrum and I enjoy long walks on the beach or reading by a fire at night!