Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Upcoming events designed to offer students insights about academic programs, career opportunities

Ohio University’s Major’s Fair is scheduled for Oct. 22.  In the three weeks leading up to the major’s fair OU-C will host a series of events known as the Road to the Majors Fair.  To help students make the most of their college experiences, the Road to the Majors Fair will help individuals determine what academic majors best align with their interests, skills and career aspirations.

The goal of the events is to provide information about the characteristics that make good professionals in each of the career fields, or career fit, and less about the major, courses, and selection criteria. Major and course information will be covered by program representatives at the majors fair in a few weeks.

The events will be held in the Bennett Hall lobby from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, and faculty members will be on hand to share information on the career aspects their degree programs. Among discussion points will be: career opportunities, salary expectations, licensure requirements and what at typical day looks like in the related career fields.

The upcoming sessions include:

•    Business and Technology, Sept. 29 and Sept. 30
•    Education, Oct. 6 and Oct. 7
•    Health Care and Social Services, Oct. 13 and Oct. 14

These sessions lead into the OUC Majors Fair on Oct. 22, during which faculty members from the Chillicothe and Athens campuses will discuss each program in further depth. In addition to faculty members, current students, staff and alumni of the related academic programs will be available.

The informational sessions are sponsored by the OUC Hilltopper Advising Center. For more information, contact academic advisor Cristy Null, nullc1@ohio.edu.

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