March Into Your Major – Table Registration

March Into Your Major is an event for students who are unsure of their major, have chosen a major but are not sure it’s the right fit for them, or students who are confident of their choice of major but are unsure of what careers they can actually pursue with their major. At the event, students will have the following opportunities:

  • See what majors/minors/certifications are offered at UTSA
  • Ask questions to help you learn if your choice of major or career path is a good fit for YOU!
  • Learn about the requirements for your major/minor and the process to change or declare your major/minor
  • Learn about potential internships and career opportunities

Goals & Desired Outcomes for the Event:

  • Students will learn about the academic timelines, the cost of changing their major, and the importance of utilizing their Career Assessment results.
  • Students will receive crucial academic and career information that will assist them in making an informed decision; which can decrease the number of times students change their major and increase the UTSA graduation rate.
  • Students will receive an Academic Degree Plan and a 4-year Career Action Plan to assist in taking action towards a major and career that is a good fit for them.

Impact:

Since this event began in Spring 2015, we have reached over 5,000 students!

  • Spring 2015- March Into Your Major: 1,108 students attended
  • Fall 2015- Fall Into Your Major: 1,634 students attended
  • Spring 2016- March Into Your Major- 976 students attended
  • Fall 2016- Fall Into Your Major- 1,330 students attended
  • In 2 years, with the impact of THIS event, the number of rising sophomores who have declared a major has increased from 17.4% to 49%!

What Students Are Saying:

“Professors helped me know what classes to take.”

 “The advice and insight into different aspects of majors that I had never considered was very helpful.”

” All the stuff that I was confused about was well answered and explained today, along with the extra helpful information.”

“Satisfaction knowing that I now have a back-up plan.”

FAQ’s

Who should represent my area? Faculty members, Teaching Assistants, Student Leaders,
other Staff Members, Current Students/Ambassadors
Who attends the Fair?
  • Students who are uncertain about what major to choose
  • Students who have doubts about their current major
  • Students who are worried about meeting qualifications for their desired major
  • Students who are confident in their choice of major, but are looking for career guidance
  • Students who are interested in adding a major, minor or certification
Why should I be involved?
  • Bolster enrollment within your college/department
  • Go where the students are!
  • Be a part of the change! (See the impact below)
What kinds of materials should I bring?
  • Interesting artifacts that represent your department
  • Visual Aids/Interactive
  • Recruiting Brochures/Handouts
  • Degree Plans
  • Department Table Cloth

The more fun and eye-catching displays that you have will help draw
students to your table. 

What kind of information should I share?
  • Required courses
  • Minimum GPA
  • Opportunities for non-majors to take classes
  • Faculty-to-student ratio
  • Minors and certificate programs
  • Career opportunities/Companies that hire
  • Famous Alumni/Alumni Accomplishments
  • Professional Associations
  • Student Organizations
  • Study Abroad Opportunities
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Marketable Skills associated with field of study
  • Any other information you might like students to know about your area

Help Spread the Word:

If you would like additional marketing flyers or PowerPoint presentation to share with students in class, please contact Heidi Sawyer at Heidi.Sawyer@utsa.edu.

Register:

If you would like to participate in this event by having a table, please fill out the registration form below. The registration form is due by Friday, March 10, 2017. If you have any questions about the event, please contact:

Meghan Murray
Events Manager
UTSA Career Center
Meghan.murray@utsa.edu

March Into Your Major Registration

  • Please select the college that your department/area falls under.
  • Please select the type of office you are attending for
  • Name: