• Major Exploration Night: Information for Academic Departments

    Monday - Friday, October 12 - 16, 2020 
    ***ALL VIRTUAL!*** 

    This year, the Career Development Center has made plans to transform Major Exploration Night into a modified, more flexible, and virtual Major Exploration Week in light of COVID-19 safety precautions. Engaging in Major Exploration Week is a required activity for students in Hamline's First Year Seminars, which are designed to help new students become acclimated to the University.

    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 this major exploration event for all Hamline students to explore and discover majors at Hamline. In collaboration with academic departments, the Career Development Center is providing resources and opportunities for students to take the first steps in their investigative process, as well as connect with faculty and fellow students about potential majors. 

    During Major Exploration Week, the Career Development Center will promote major and career exploration virtually through social media, suggested activities, and online resources. The CDC will also help promote virtual info sessions hosted by academic departments. You can view a list of these resources and info sessions here

    Is your department interested in hosting an info session or contributing online resources?

    Please contact Masha Finn at mfinn03@hamline.edu by September 21 if you would like the CDC to include any additional resources, handouts, or materials in the online folders. Additionally, please reach out if your department plans to host an online info session/Q&A session during the week of October 12-16 so we can incorporate it into our promotions. Including students in your major who are willing to answer questions and share their perspectives on the major can be a great way to engage first-year students!