What is The Major Experience?

What is TME?

Whether they're anxiously undecided, comfortably declared, or somewhere in-between...all students can benefit from taking the time to explore their options and opportunities before committing to a major. 

What is TME?

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.

It is a University-wide collaboration designed to help students explore majors in a holistic, interactive, and intentional manner. Using a personalized approach, students are given the appropriate tools and support to choose a major(s) with confidence. TME helps students explore majors by facilitating peer-to-peer connections through TME Student Mentors, encouraging networking with faculty and staff, offering personal guidance from Academic Advisors and Career Coaches (for UConn students only), providing access to an assortment of valuable tools, and partnering with various University departments, programs, and resources.

TME is available to and utilized by all students inside and outside of the University of Connecticut.

The TME Philosophy

With so much focus placed on the importance of earning high grades and graduating with a practical degree, it is all too common for college students to take a linear approach to 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 transferable 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.