Center for Career & Professional Development
Exploring Majors Fair
LocationMcCombs Campus Center, Bishops Lounge
Date & Time12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT October 4
Southwestern University Center for Career & Professional Development
Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Ste. 140
12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT October 4
McCombs Campus Center, Bishops Lounge
Visit with faculty from each major as you explore options before registration begins. Learn about the relationship between majors and careers, and access self-assessment tools to help you identify possibilities. Sophomores, first-years, and new transfer students may find this event especially helpful.
Here are some tips to make the most of the fair:
Before the Fair
- Review the Course Catalog for information on degree and major requirements
- Check out the degree plan for the major(s) or minor(s) you are interested in
During the Fair
Faculty, staff, and/or student representatives will be available at the fair to share information about their majors and minors.
Below is a list of potential questions you may want to ask the departments to help you explore your options.
- What would I learn about when studying this major?
- What minors are available in this department?
- What is expected of students in this major?
- What are good courses to take to explore this major/minor?
- What type of coursework and projects can I expect in the courses?
- What are the required courses?
- What are some of the specialties of faculty in your department?
- What are some internships, research opportunities, and/or student organizations that are associated with this major?
- Are there any specific study abroad programs that would be good for this major?
- Are there any community engaged learning experiences that I should pursue to help me try out this academic area or career path?
- What types of careers have alumni pursued with this major?
- Is graduate study/professional school required or suggested to pursue careers related to this major?
- (For student representatives) What do you like best about this major?
Also, be sure to collect any handouts, business cards, and/or flyers to follow up on information after the fair.
After the Fair
- Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your goals and courses for next semester
- Declare your major/minor when you are ready (you may change your major/minor at any time, as necessary)
- Follow up with faculty as needed
- Attend department interest meetings and relevant student organization meetings
- Consider using the TypeFocus Careers Assessment through the Center for Career & Professional Development to help you articulate your personality, interests, skills, and values and identify related career possibilities
- Visit Center for Career and Professional Development to learn more about internship and career opportunities