For many new and returning students with undecided majors, the 2020-2021 school year has created new challenges that many did not expect due to COVID-19.
For the average student, there are events throughout the year designed to help them plan their college careers. This year, however, most events are now virtual and do not offer the same face-to-face connections. One such event was the Majors and Minors Fair designed to help students decide possible majors and or minors. The Majors and Minors Fair for the UWGB College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) would normally be held in-person, but due to COVID-19, it was moved online.
For Austin, a University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (UWGB) student, COVID-19 has affected him greatly. He says what makes him interested in a major is “hearing about it from someone passionate about that major.” At a typical in-person fair, these individuals are easily and readily available.
Ryan Martin, the Associate Dean and a Professor of Psychology, described the event as such, “It was held through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and students could pop into the meeting for as long as they wanted. Once they were there, they would say what major they wanted to learn about, and they were moved into a room with a faculty for that major. If they were still deciding, we had representatives there from career services and advising to help.”
According to the UWGB calendar, more than 28 majors and minors from the CAHSS attended the Majors and Minors Fair.
Were you unable to attend the fair and still would like information on a major or minor you are interested in? The UWGB Career Services created a guide for choosing a major. You can click here to see the guide.
Written By: Alison D., Jade H., Angela L.
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