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Making a ‘major’ decision

Sixth annual Majors Night will help students connect their interests, goals, and academic options at Queen’s.

Photo of students attending Majors Night in 2018
Students attending Majors Night in 2018.

Choosing a major can be a difficult decision for students, which is why Queen’s University will be hosting its sixth annual Majors Night on Thursday, Feb. 27. The event is a partnership between Career Services, the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS), and the Faculty of Arts and Science.

The drop-in event will be held from 4-7 pm in the Biosciences Complex, and is open to all students looking to learn more about the various Arts and Science programs.

Students will have the opportunity to visit booths with members from each Departmental Student Council (DSC) who will be available to answer questions about their experiences with the programs offered by each department.

Staff from Career Services, a unit within Student Affairs, the Faculty of Arts and Science Academic Advising team, and 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 gives first-year students the chance to speak with peers and professional staff about their academic options and how they fit their respective goals and interests,” says Cathy Keates, Director of Career Services. “We want to give students as much support as possible so that they can make an informed decision about their academic and career futures."

Throughout the evening, information sessions will be held to provide more insight into subjects such as internships, degree certificates, and exchange opportunities.

For students who are unable to attend the event, the information sessions will be live streamed through the Faculty of Arts and Science’s Facebook page.

For more information, visit the Career Services website.