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Major Quest makes choosing a major easier

A new program called Major Quest and the Minor Adventures will work to make the search for a major and an eventual career a smoother process.

According to the Center for Academic Services website, Major Quest is a free service for students, and sessions will be held every Wednesday.

Bre Beacham, academic adviser with the Center for Academic Services, said Major Quest will be in a panel format in which faculty, staff, alumni and senior students will speak and answer questions about majors, minors and careers. The alumni, faculty and staff panel members will also discuss their own career journeys.

Lauren Brackett, a junior math education major, said she might attend the program to find out about job opportunities related to her major. She felt it would also be helpful to find a connection between majors and minors, she said.

“Maybe if they talked about how many hours each major was, and how possible it was to add minors on,” she said. “Then how long they would take or what useful minors would be to add on to certain majors.”

Brackett said she had been a pre-major freshman year and thought Major Quest would have helped her while debating major choices.

Beacham said majors would be grouped together by areas of interest and would let students know the many options available when deciding a major for themselves. Major Quest would also help inform students that there are many majors that can lead to different careers, she said.

“There’s a lot of different ways to get to where you want to go,” she said. “We really want to encourage our students to do what they love.”

She said enjoying the job is a valuable asset to all careers, so majoring in that area is where students would likely find the most success.

An Vo, a graduate student, said he thought Major Quest would help students figure out which career they would like, which he felt was crucial.

“It’s very important for you to get to know what you really want to do in your life and in your job,” Vo said. “The important thing is you need to educate students on how important [it is] that they select the right career for them.”

Beacham said she hopes students might discover something they would not have thought about otherwise. However, she hoped students understand how diverse a TCU degree is, she said.

“Hopefully this would give the opportunity for students to hear that you can pursue your interests, relate that to a major and then ultimately a career,” she said.

What: Major Quest and the Minor Adventures

Panel discussion with TCU seniors, faculty, staff and alumni

When: Wed. 4 p.m.

Feb. 2 – March 9

Where: Brown-Lupton University Union

Who: Open to all students

Business – Feb. 2

4 p.m. in the BLUU Auditorium

Arts/Media – Feb. 9

4 p.m. in BLUU Ballroom 3301

Children/Families – Feb. 16

4 p.m. in BLUU Ballroom 3301

Law/Government – Feb. 23

4 p.m. in BLUU Ballroom 3301

Health – March 2

4 p.m. in BLUU Ballroom 3301

Science/Environment/Technology – March 9

4 p.m. in the BLUU Auditorium

For more information, contact the Center for Academic Services at 817-257-7486.

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