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Majors & Minors Fair Planning

Know Before You Go:

  • What are you looking for? Do you just want to visit one department, or look at a number of different offerings?
  • There will be food! Come prepared to snack! Or shove food in your bag, it’s cool. 
  • Your friend totally wants to come with you! Invite them! 
  • Who else will be there besides representatives from majors and minors?

At the Fair - Question Suggestions:

  • What would I learn about if I studied this major?
  • What kinds of jobs do graduates of this major start out in? What jobs do they end up in?
  • What’s a good introductory course to take to get a feel for the major?
  • Do you have an advising sheet or list of requirements for the major?
  • What complementary majors or minors should I consider to maximize my educational experience?
  • What are some internships, research opportunities, organizations and co-curricular activities that are associated with this major?
  • Are there any opportunities for faculty/student collaboration, undergraduate research or conference attendance in your major?
  • Do you have special events/open houses for potential majors I can sign up for? 

What Happens After:

  • Follow up with the department chair about your interest in the major and make sure you’re on their mailing list of interested students.
  • Stop by your advisor’s office to chat and process what you learned.
  • Contact the academic advisor for the school you’re interested in and talk to them about a plan to complete the major.
  • Visit the Career Center to get more information about potential careers and majors.