TME Presentation Request

What is The Major Experience?

The Major Experience (TME) is a partnership between the Academic Center for Exploratory Students and Center for Career Development and is dedicated exclusively to MAJOR EXPLORATION.

With so much focus placed on the importance of earning high grades and graduating with a practical degree, it's easy for college students to approach their education by simply "going through the motions". We believe that encouraging intentional learning and exploration is essential to student development and success in post-graduate life. The growth of soft skills such as critical thinking, communication, creativity, and flexibility are just as important as knowing how to ace an exam. These beliefs form the foundation of our attitude toward major exploration. Choosing your major should not feel like an anxiety-ridden burden. It should be a comprehensive and fulfilling experience.

 

The Presentation

We believe that every student should be exploratory when it comes to majors. Whether they're anxiously undecided or comfortably declared, everyone can benefit from taking the time to examine their options before fully committing. However, most students simply aren't prepared to explore. Preconceived assumptions and cognitive biases prevent them from being able to take full advantage of available resources.

By acknowledging and correcting these misconceptions, students are able to achieve a mindset that allows them to explore majors in a holistic, intentional, and constructive way. 

This presentation focuses on two key points:

  1. Addressing and dispelling common myths and fallacies associated with choosing majors/careers.
  2. Providing students with the appropriate tools and resources to effectively explore majors.

This presentation will take about 50 minutes (including question/answer time throughout) and is VERY interactive. Please submit your request by completing the form below. You will receive a response in 1-2 business days.