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Major Exploration Advising

Before the appointment we’d like for you to write down some information about yourself and your specific interests, skills, and values. This will give you a chance to get a few ideas down on paper to help you order your own thoughts, and the advisor can use it to get to know you better. Please pick 3-4 of the questions below and bring your recorded answers with you to your major exploration appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Write a few sentences in response to the questions you choose from the list below.

  1. What classes have you enjoyed (at the University or in high school)?
  2. What types of activities have you been involved in during college or high school, volunteering, sports, clubs, etc?
  3. What do you do in your free time?
  4. What kinds of jobs have you enjoyed/not enjoyed working? Please explain why you did or didn’t like a particular job.
  5. In a major or a career, what is important to you?
  6. List a few goals that you have set for yourself in college.
  7. Do you have a dream job? Please describe it.
  8. What do you feel are some of your strengths?
  9. Tell us how you feel about the major exploration process. What expectations or questions do you have for your advisor?

Who is My Major Exploration Advisor?

Please call the Academic Advising Center at (801) 581-8146 to make an appointment with your advisor.

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Helpful Questions to Ask

An important part of exploring majors is knowing what questions to ask to help you gather meaningful information for you to use in your decision making process. Use these questions, and ones you've come up with, to guide your conversations with the department representatives.

  • Why do students tend to select (or why did you select) this major?
  • What class or classes would be a good introduction to this major? Which classes have been your favorite in the major?
  • What types of skills will I develop if I pursue this major?
  • Are there any specific general education courses you would recommend I take as I complete this major?
  • What elective courses would you recommend?
  • What kind of campus activities or student organizations on campus relate to this major?
  • Does this major require or is it desirable to have a graduate degree in this area?
  • What types of internships are available to students in this major?
  • What kinds of careers are possible with this major after graduation?

Campus Events

See where are on campus! Exploration advisors participate in Welcome Week Events such as PlazaFest, Welcome Socials and more! We want to be accessible to you and meet you where you are. We plan to table in the Marriott Library, Student Union, and more. You can stop by and ask us any questions you may have about exploring majors. An updated schedule for fall will be posted soon!

Last Updated: 11/30/18