Students will have the opportunity to explore various college majors, career pathways, and publicly declare their major at the inaugural Major Declaration Day: Pathways to Success event on Wednesday, March 7 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the quad.
The event, which is hosted by the Counseling Division, Student Services and Associated Students, is designed to help students affirm, confirm, and explore majors through interactive counseling and support services.
“Some students enroll in college undecided about their major, and others come with a declared major but without any clear direction of where that major will take them,” said Counseling Department Chair Flor Aguilera Huerta. “This event is intended to help them understand their major in terms of career pathway options, and give them the opportunity to connect with faculty, counselors, and support services to help them feel confident with their educational plan.”
Students will have the opportunity to meet with counselors to ask general questions during the entire event. In addition, the event will also include free food for participating students, while supplies last, and will feature four unique areas on the quad to help students identify their major and stay on path to attaining their goal. The four areas are:
- Meet Your Major – where students can explore various pathways, majors, and internships through interaction with counselors, instructional faculty and student leaders
- Meet a Counselor – where students can meet with counselors on a first-come, first-serve basis to ask general questions and receive referrals to other vital campus resources
- Stay on Path – an opportunity for students to connect with student support services such as the Academic Support Center, Health Center, EOPS, and more
- Follow Your Path – an area where students can publicly declare their major, celebrate their educational journey thus far, and confirm with a counselor their next steps and follow-up strategy
“We created this event to give students an opportunity to engage in their educational journey through high-touch services; help them build bridges to support services, instruction and student leadership, and ultimately help speed up their degree attainment,” Huerta said.
For more information, contact Flor Aguilera Huerta at 714-992-7242 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.