Exploratory Peer Ambassadors and Leaders

Evan Jones

Evan Jones

Major: Psychology

How did you choose your major?

The process to finally choose to become a Psychology, BA major was very extensive. Combining my academic experiences in the classroom of psychology courses, assignments in Exploring the Options, and assistance from the resources on campus (advisor, professors, students, etc), I was able to make a decision with the highest degree of confidence.

What was your favorite resource to use when you were an Exploratory student?

My favorite resource to use while Exploratory was the “Mapping My Path” assignment from my Exploring the Options course. This project assured me that no matter when I declared a major, that through completion the ICC and exploring in my first semesters on campus that I would be able to graduate on time. The project also helped me master Homerconnect and outline what courses I can plan on taking in the future.

What do you like most about the Exploratory program?

My favorite part of the Exploratory Program was the flexibility it gives to its students. Freshmen Exploratory students are the first to register for classes and have access to a wide range of course options while they are exploring. Students are assisted, but ultimately have the decision to follow their own path.

What is your biggest piece of advice to other Exploratory students?

My biggest piece of advice would be to remember that choosing a major is an active process. No one can choose your academic interest for you and you must be the driving force behind your search. Dedication and exploration must go hand-in-hand.

What extracurricular activities are you involved with on campus?

Here on campus, I am involved in many extracurricular activities. Besides being an Exploratory Peer Mentor, I am a member of the Men’s Intercollegiate Track and Field team, Presidential Transition Team, Leadership Scholars Program, Leadership Academy, and Service Saturday Program.

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