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Majors and Minors Fair ready to help students make big decisions

September 10, 2017

With more than 50 majors and 70 minors available at NIU, it can be tricky to select just one or two academic and career paths. A good place to start is the Majors & Minors Fair on Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.

Sponsored by the Academic Advising Center, the Majors & Minors Fair includes representatives from every college at NIU and about 35 academic departments, student services offices from around campus, workshops and more.

At the fair, students will explore in more detail what NIU has to offer, whether that is learning more about a major or department they are aware of or discovering a totally new opportunity, said Carly Tucker, graduate assistant for the Academic Advising Center.

Tucker said even students who have already declared a major are encouraged to attend, as they might learn about opportunities in a second major, minor or certificate program that could enhance their skills. The fair is also a good place to connect with student services such as the NIU Honors Program or NIU PLUS.

Students who plan to attend are encouraged to come prepared with a list of questions and an idea of which departments they’re most interested in exploring.

“But they should also come with an open mind and be willing to talk to different departments to explore new opportunities they were not aware of,” Tucker said.

For more information about the fair, call 753-2573.