Collins Center to house Majors Fair

Story by Megan Henry

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A few weeks from now, the Collins Center will be packed full with faces of the Baker University class of 2018. But not for a basketball game, volleyball match, or even a wrestling duel. Instead, the hundreds of new students will be participating in the sixth annual Majors Fair.

The fair will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 23 in the Collins Center for freshmen and transfer students to discover the various majors available on campus. During the event, new students can visit tables staffed by faculty and returning students to ask questions and find out information about each of the academic departments.

Director of Career Services Susan Wade, one of the co-sponsors of the event, sees the Majors Fair as a chance to think about taking classes that may not have been considered before. Wade offers advice to the students who will participate in the event.

“Don’t be afraid to talk to faculty and students,” Wade said. “It’s a safe place to talk and discover opportunities to stretch without going to great lengths.”

Wade said the fair will also give students a chance to “meet the Marti Mihalyi’s of the world” (Baker’s writer-in-residence) and talk to professors they may have classes with in the future.

Although this is a required event for freshmen and transfer students in accordance with their Salon course syllabi, Wade believes the assignment offers students the chance to think outside the box and explore potential majors.

“We want people to be well rounded and experience subjects that are new,” Wade said. “Just go and have fun with it.”