Need help choosing a major?
Sept. 15, 2007
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's second annual "Major Excitement" academic fair will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, on the walkway outside the new Chemistry Building.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is intended to help undecided undergraduate students and incoming freshman comprehend the extensive variety of majors available to them. It will feature more than 25 informational booths, each representing a different college, department or academic unit at WMU.
Cheri Bales, coordinator of communication and events for WMU's College of Arts and Sciences, says the event will provide students with the opportunity to explore as many majors as they find interesting.
"With the newly introduced Western Edge program, selecting a major early on could be a financial benefit to parents and students," she says. "We're encouraging parents of first-year or undecided students to join their students in attending 'Major Excitement,' to help them in the hunt for the perfect major."
Representatives from the following areas will be available to answer questions and provide informational material to assist students in selecting a major that is compatible with their skills and interests:
WMU's Career and Student Employment Services will be available to provide resume guidance and help students match their personalities to occupational interests. Other campus units and student organizations that provide enriching experiences beyond the classroom, such as student radio station WIDR and WMU Study Abroad, will have booths at the event.
Students who visit six or more "Major Excitement" stations will be eligible for one of six grand prizes, including a video iPod and a printer. Trivia and other games will give both students and parents the chance to win great freebies like movie and theatre tickets, salon and tanning certificates, and discounts to area restaurants.
For more information, contact Cheri Bales at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 387-4578.
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