What is a Meet My Major Event?
In these 60-90 minute sessions, faculty and undergraduate students get together to discuss the opportunities offered within and beyond the major and set the foundation for a potential mentoring relationship. Each faculty member will speak for five-ten minutes, giving a brief background about who they are/where they are from/how they got to USC, what their research/field expertise is, and general advice for undergraduate students. Following these informal presentations, faculty engage with students in round-table discussions about what they shared and answer questions students may have about the major, career prospects, research opportunities, and more.
Goals for undergraduate students participating in Meet My Major Events include:
- Meet the faculty guiding their programs of study and demystify the “unknown” of interacting with professors
- Explore research interests, gain an understanding of the learning outcomes of their major, and discover practical ways to engage with their degree
- Learn more about their field of study and potential career opportunities
- Develop a mentee/mentor relationship with faculty who can successfully guide students on their academic journey
If you are interested in learning more about Meet My Major Events, or if you would like to schedule an event with the University Advising Center, submit an interest form, and we will follow up with you.