Major and minor fair gives students new perspective

Sierra Gray, Staff Writer

The Billingsly Student Center walkway became crowded as it was lined on both sides with tables covered with informational papers and pamphlets. The Major and Minor Fair was held in the BSC between 10am-2pm on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

The fair is held each year to provide students with information regarding education options at Missouri Southern. Almost all departments were represented with a table and professors willing to answer questions. It is an opportunity for students to speak directly to professors about choosing a major and/or minor.

The fair gave students a chance to “ask a lot of questions, pick up material about the programs, and maybe make appointments for more in depth conversations,” said Jennifer Head, Academic Advisor in ACTS office.

Head said, “It gives them a slice of all the different academic opportunities on campus.”

She suggested that students trying to pick a major should also go to the career services website and take the “Do What You Are” inventory and the “My Next Move” inventory.

Students said the major and minor fair was beneficial even if they had already declared a major.

Peyton Powell, freshman Business Management major, said he benefi tted from the major and minor fair because it gave him an opportunity to visit with the professors from different majors and get information about the classes that would be required.

“I was looking at a couple minors that I could go through along with my biology major, like psychology,” said Dustin Wilson, biology pre-medical major.