A few suggestions for exploring majors while working on campus this summer:
- Go meet the Student Services Officer (SSO) for a department that interests you. Some questions you might ask them: “any general advice for a potential major? is there an events/interest email list I can be on? does the department keep honors theses that I can browse to see what students do in this major? does the department have any information on what alumni are doing now?”
- Check out the physical bulletin boards near the main office--these give you a sense of what’s going on in the department, and what may come after graduation.
- Summer research programs typically have a poster session or presentations in late August to show what the students have been doing. Attending one is a great way to get a sense of what research in that department is like. Ask the SSO about attending. (Most science and engineering departments, and several social science departments, have a summer research program, as well as centers such as BioX and the spatial history lab).