• Major Exploration Night: Information for Academic Departments


    Choosing a major is one of the first significant life-decisions that many college students have to make. Most of us are not born with a sense of our vocational path. For many students, coming to a conclusion about an undergraduate major requires a fair amount of active investigation.

    This is why the Career Development Center facilitates Major Exploration Night for all Hamline students to explore and discover majors at Hamline. Our hope is to create a welcoming atmosphere where students might take the first step in their investigative process, along with providing students and faculty the opportunity for open dialogue.

    All academic departments will be hosting an open house for Major Exploration Night on Tuesday, October 22, 5 - 7 pm. See the map of locations here (will be posted soon).

    Reminders and recommendations for department hosts on Major Exploration Night: 

    • The Career Development Center will be delivering handouts, signs, nametags, and maps to your tables between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
    • We recommend that your space be set up by 4:45 pm to welcome any early arrivals.
    • Faculty are welcome to invite alums, upper-level students, or employers to be present to talk with students. You may email Alumni Relations (alum@hamline.edu) for contact information of alumni.
    • Departments are encouraged to host an activity or provide examples from coursework to help students "experience" the major. This could include a mini-experiment, trivia about the major, or showing examples of student projects, research topics, or textbooks.

    Look for an email in the week after the event requesting your input via a survey. Your feedback will be invaluable as we evaluate event outcomes and re-assess for next year’s programming.

    Questions? Contact Masha Finn at mfinn03@hamline.edu or 651.523.2064.