With more than 100 different majors at Virginia Tech, deciding what area to study can be a difficult decision for students. The Majors Fair, hosted by Undergraduate Advising, Student Government Association (SGA), can help students learn more about the university’s program to find the best fit or even to explore a second major.
The fair, hosted in Squires Student Center’s Commonwealth Ballroom from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 will include informational tables for over 60 majors from various departments and colleges.
“This event gives [students] a one-stop-shop where they can see all kinds of different options that are available to them,” explained Dr. Kimberly Smith, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success Initiatives. “If they are thinking about going into one major but are unsure, or if they are thinking about a couple of different majors, then they can speak with representatives and learn what those majors are really about. It equips students with more information.”
Much of the traffic will be first-year students, Smith said, but all students are welcome and urged to attend. Last year, attendance increased by over 30 percent, and this year, the hope is that attendance will rise again.
In order to educate the students of what each major has to offer, there will be displays, brochures, pamphlets, and a range of other giveaways at each table.