Guiding Undecided Students
A free academic fair will connect students and prospective students with advisers from colleges and departments across the campus.

By La Monica Everett-Haynes, University Communications
Oct. 2, 2007


Each year, about one-fourth of the incoming freshman class does not declare a major.

But an event at The University of Arizona connects undecided and exploratory students with faculty advisers and professionals to help those students figure out what fields interests them the most.

The three-hour Meet Your Major Fair will be held Oct. 10, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center’s Grand Ballroom.

No registration is required and the event is free. Pima Community College and high school students are welcome.

This year, nearly 80 colleges and departments are participating. They include agricultural education, ecology and evolutionary biology, family studies and human development, animal sciences, Air Force ROTC, French, business and public administration, anthropology, molecular and cellular biology, nutritional sciences, interdisciplinary studies, journalism, linguistics and the Center for Latin American Studies.

It’s the easy alternative to mass-mailing advisers or walking from college to college in search of relevant academic information, such as program requirements.

During the fair, students can simply walk up to advisers, have a conversation, collect information or schedule a time to meet later.

“It’s one-stop shopping,” says Angie Register, the fair’s coordinator and an administrative associate for University College.

“Students could be trying to find their niche, or maybe just exploring,” Register says. “Students could very well end up talking to somebody and realize they have an interest in something they weren’t even aware of.”

Extra info

What

Meet Your Major Fair

Where

Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom

When

Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

University College is the academic home for "undecided" or "exploratory" students as well as all pre-nursing and interdisciplinary studies majors at The University of Arizona. The college provides academic advising services as well as help and resources for students exploring majors.The college wants all students to clearly identify their own interests, values and skills and use that knowledge to make informed decisions when choosing or changing a major. 

 

The University of Arizona has a host of resources to help students figure out what to study. For more information about some of the UA's upcoming expos, workshops and conferences, visit http://www.career.arizona.edu/students/?events.

 

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Angie Register

Meet Your Major Fair coordinator

621-7763