What happens during an individual appointment?
One of the most critical steps in choosing a major is to connect with an University Exploration Advisor. EXP advisors are interested in YOU! We need to know about you in order to help connect you to major/career alternatives that will be a good fit. To make an appointment call 292-0646 or click here for additional office and appointment information.
During your appointment, your advisor will ask lots of questions. They need to learn several important things about you in order to:
- Discover your interests, hobbies, and goals
- Review your completed academic work to identify academic strengths/weaknesses, often using the following tools and questions:
- What are your subjects of strength/weakness (math, science, writing, etc.)?
- How long do you want to be in school (time to degree)?
- Is your grade point average holding you back from your desired major? If so, you’ll complete a GPA Projection with your advisor.
- Review your advising report to see if any course work might apply to a potential major
Once your advisor knows some preliminary information about you, they will then:
- Create a personalized plan for exploring majors
- Help you connect your career interests and major interests:
- Students often make the mistake of thinking that they must select a major with an obvious or direct path to a career. Keep in mind that your major is not nearly as critical as the fact that you’ve earned a degree—most employers rate experience higher than degree type when hiring new graduates.
- Introduce you to major/career alternatives and options, including major/minor combinations to meet academic/career goals and interests
- Build on your previous academic experience to choose a new or related direction
- Help you transition into your new academic program (degree-granting college)
- Provide resources such as: