Majors & Minors Fair
October 17, 2019
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Career Connections Center

Join Student Government and the Career Connections Center for our annual Majors & Minors Fair! This fair offers you a chance to find out about many of the great programs available to you at UF.

This event is open to UF Students and Alumni only. For further questions, contact Alison Noonan at (352) 273-2335 or ANoonan@ufsa.ufl.edu.

More Information

UF representatives from more than 50 colleges and departments attend this event.

Representatives include professors, advisors, current students and student ambassadors who are ready to speak with you. Stop by to speak with your advisor before the advanced registration rush. This is an opportunity to speak with a representative if you have questions about your current major or minor, looking to explore other opportunities or want to pick up a second major and/or minor.

This fair offers a great opportunity to find out about required courses, faculty-to-student ratio, minimum GPA, opportunities for non-majors to take classes, career prospects for that major, professional affiliations, student organizations and the process of switching majors.

This event is for students to explore undergraduate opportunities only. Graduate opportunities can be explored at our annual Graduate & Professional Schools Information Day.

Let’s Get Ready!

Here are some tips to help you get ready for this career event!

See who’s attending the event. For an up-to-date list of participants, log in to Gator CareerLink, click “events” and select Majors & Minors Fair. This list is updated as we receive new registrations.

How to Maximize Your Experience

As you explore the major/minor fair use these guiding questions to gather additional information about potential majors/minors.

Start by:

  • Reviewing the majors/minors are available at UF
  • Researching the number of credit hours you have and your current GPA
  • Practicing how to speak about major change options (you might need to defend why you want to change majors)
  • Developing a list of questions regarding switching majors, course options, student organization affiliations, alumni preparedness, etc.

Ask a Peer:

  • What got you interested in pursuing this major/minor field?
  • What do you like about your major/minor?
  • Is there a specific class or professor that you would recommend to get to know this major/minor?
  • What do you want to do after you graduate?
  • Are there any organizations I should join once I choose this major/minor?
  • What organizations can I volunteer with to gain more experiene in this field?

Ask an Advisor:

  • What kind of students tend to enroll in this major/minor and find it a good fit?
  • Are there any recommended intro courses that could help me explore this major/minor?
  • Can students take electives or study abroad in this major?
  • What are the class sizes for this major?
  • What is the faculty to student ratio?
  • Do you require a minimum GPA to get into this major/minor?
  • Are there additioanl certificate programs available for this major?
  • What type of engagement experiences/activities would you recommend for students in this major?
  • What career fields do students who graduate in this field typically go into?
  • What are some advantages to having a dual major or a minor?
  • Where should I go and who should I speak to if I have more questions?
  • Does the program require/allow internship for credit?
  • How do you switch majors?
  • How do I add a minor?

 

Here’s a list of tips to help you prepare for networking with department representatives at the event.

  • Casual dress is recommended.
  • Be prepared to discuss your current major/minor and why you are interested in a specific program.
  • Review the “Ask Yourself These Questions” section.

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