Fair may help students make the right decision

Peg Adams, assistant director of the office of First-Year Programs, is putting the final touches on the Career Week Majors Fair, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

The fair is a way for students to learn more about the different majors and programs offered at NKU, and will feature representatives from a variety of academic departments and academic student services, the advising office and the registrar’s office.

Faculty and students from the different departments will also be on hand to explain and discuss their respective fields.

There will also be a map that will show where the different majors will be located throughout the ballroom.

“This is a great opportunity,” Adams said. “It is an easy way to get information on what’s available (to students).”

Marcia Miller, career development coordinator, said that Career Week usually precedes the fair and presents students with methods for choosing a major.

This year the events will be held together so students can get all of the information in one place.

The fair is a great resource for students to choose a major, minor or area of concentration, Miller said, and also how to declare or change one of those.

The fair is targeted mostly toward freshmen and University 101 students, Miller said, but everyone is invited.

“Adult Learner Services will be there to see what majors could be obtained through evening and weekend classes,” Adams said. “If you have the appropriate signatures you could declare a major, minor or area of concentration at the fair.”

Students can also get more information about the major they are already in or see if changing it to something else would be a good idea.

Adams suggests students write down a list of questions to ask the representatives.

First Year Programs, Career Development and the academic advising office is presenting the fair, which will be a casual event with free food and drinks.