The time has finally come for those who are undecided or simply seeking a chance to discover a new major or minor.
As part of “Major Exploration Week,” the Academic Advising Center will be hosting the Major/Minor Fair, which will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 4:30 pm in Gasson 100 and will feature virtually every single major, minor and interdisciplinary major. Faculty members and students will be available to represent each department at designated tables, answering questions about requirements, classes, future careers, workload and any related questions.
Tables at the fair will also feature representatives from the Office of International programs (OIP), Career Center, Academic Advising Center, the Lynch School, the Connell School and the Carroll School, for students considering switching schools within the University.
Such an event provides an opportunity for a more personal interaction with students and faculty that one will surely not be able to obtain by scrolling through a website.
Responsible for this event is the Student Advisory Board (SAB), a student-run group born out of UGBC which works to provide extra support for students in the form of events and eventually peer advising on campus.
Thanks to the SAB and coordinators Samantha Sklar, LSOE ’14, and Kara Nacarelli, A&S ‘15, the Major/Minor Fair, which was previously a smaller series of events, has grown into a larger event and is now a part of the Academic Advising Center.
“We create events in the hopes of reaching as many students as possible for the students to learn about the resources there are around campus and a chance to explore all of their academic possibilities,” says Sklar.
In addition to the fair, a corresponding event known as Peers and Pizza will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 pm in the Chocolate Bar. A play off of Professors and Pastries, this event is solely attended by peers and will include upperclassmen students available to answer questions about advising, college life, major/minors, courses and any other questions pertaining to school in general. There will be free pizza as well!