Academic Exploration Fair highlights the variety of study paths

Nikolai Galvan, music department manager, talks to an interested student at the music department table at the Academic Exploration Fair on Tuesday in the Campus Center. The fair gave students a chance to learn about the various majors offered by the academic departments on campus. / photo by Sheridan Lambrook
Nikolai Galvan, music department manager, talks to an interested student at the music department table at the Academic Exploration Fair on Tuesday in the Campus Center. The fair gave students a chance to learn about the various majors offered by the academic departments on campus. / photo by Sheridan Lambrook

The Academic Exploration Fair, held Tuesday at the Abraham Campus Center, was meant to help students who have yet to choose a major, find the right major for them.

More than a dozen departments showed up to showcase their programs for about 175 undecided students. 

“The goal is to help students explore different majors and minors that they maybe haven’t considered.” Brooke Grasso, an academic advisor and organizer of the event said.

Students were incentivized with food and the chance to be entered into a raffle for La Verne merch. 

Some students, who had already declared their majors, were also there checking out potential minors or major changes. 

“I will be adding a minor in business to my academic pursuits,” said Laila Williams, sophomore kinesiology major, who attended the event.

Some booths offered activities to give students a feel for different disciplines.

The chemistry department had students create mini-catapults and calculate projectile motion.

Academic advisors were also on to address major and career questions.

—Angel Isioma Oparah

Angel Isioma Oparah is a staff writer for the Campus Times and a sophomore journalism major with a concentration in broadcast journalism. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing blogs.

Sheridan Lambrook, a senior journalism major with a concentration in visual journalism, is photography editor and a staff writer for the Campus Times.

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