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Friday's 'Major Excitement' is for undecided majors

Oct. 10, 2006

KALAMAZOO--The College of Arts and Sciences will host an event called "Major Excitement" for new freshmen and any and all undergraduate students who are undecided about their majors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Flagpoles Promenade in the center of campus.

The purpose of the event, which will feature food, fun and prizes, is to introduce students to the many majors offered in the College of Arts and Sciences' departments and programs. A second goal of the event is to assist students in selecting a major early in their college careers that is compatible with their skills and interests. In addition, the event is designed to introduce students to faculty members, graduate students and alumni from a variety of fields of study to help build personal connections.

Departments, programs and organizations scheduled to participate include: biological sciences, chemistry, communication, comparative religion, economics, English, the Environmental Institute, geography, geosciences, history, foreign languages, the Mallinson Institute for Science Education, mathematics, nonprofit leadership, philosophy, psychology, sociology, Spanish, statistics, Career and Student Employment Services, and the Public Relations Organization.

All new freshman students will personally be invited to take part in the activity, which will feature food, music, games, prizes, giveaways, trivia questions, interest tests and a scavenger hunt. Students will have the opportunity to visit information stations set up by each department to learn about the types of jobs that exist in each area of study. Any student who visits five or more information stations and gets their "M.E. Passports" stamped, will be eligible for a grand prize drawing.

Career and Student Employment Services will provide major-specific career pathway resources, personality/occupational interest surveys and preprofessional résumé guidance. The event is free of charge and everyone is invited to attend.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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