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Helping first-year students find their major

Majors Night is an opportunity for first-year students at the Faculty of Arts and Science to learn about the programs that Queen’s offers to help them make an informed decision about their prospective major.

This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 4-7 pm in Kingston Hall.

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During the annual Majors Night, peers from each of the Departmental Student Councils (DSC) in the Faculty of Arts and Science are available to answer questions about their experiences within their specific programs. (University Communications)

“Majors night is a wonderful opportunity for first-year students to get advice from peers and professional staff about their academic options and where they could lead,” says Cathy Keates, Director of Career Services. “Choosing a program is a big decision for students and it’s important that they are given all of the opportunities and tools to make an informed choice.”

Peers from each of the faculty’s Departmental Student Councils (DSC) will be available at individual booths to answer questions about their experiences within their specific programs. Students will also be able to compare the different programs they’re considering and explore which options fit best with their interests and academic goals.

Staff from Career Services, and the faculty’s Academic Advising, as well as members of the faculty’s Peer Academic Support Service (PASS), will also be present to answer specific questions about choosing a program and where to find career resources at Queen’s.

“Majors Night was one of the main highlights for me at Queen’s,” says Mariam Atnasious, a second-year psychology student. “Second semester was extremely stressful with finding a house and picking a major. The peer-to-peer interaction at Majors Night provided me with detailed information for each individual major/minor/specialization that Queen’s has to offer. I personally loved the event as it was the reason I went into psychology.”

Information sessions regarding internships, exchange opportunities, degree certificates and more will be held during the event in the Reflection Room in Kingston Hall. Students can sign up for these sessions through MyCareer.

Majors Night is a partnership between Career Services, the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS), the Arts and Science Departmental Student Councils, and the Faculty of Arts and Science.

For more information about the event, visit the Career Services website.