The Major Fair is arranged every year to give students a chance to explore the many majors and minors offered at Mercyhurst College.
This year’s fair took place Wednesday, Jan. 13, in Warde Residence Hall.
Students not only get a chance to talk to faculty members but also get to know some peers in that major.
Among some of the students manning the tables were freshman art therapy majors Paulina Wielandt and Katie Cecchetti and senior psychology major Jen Stepic.
“This was my first time helping, and it was a positive experience,” Wielandt said. “I met new people, and we all hope they join art therapy.”
Lee Anna Belovarac, business department chair, said the fair allows students to find a major that matches their passion and not something that their family members choose for them.
Freshman Irene Gallagher was one of the students who attended the major fair. Gallagher said that she thought the fair was informative and let her explore possibilities for her major that she did not think of prior to the fair. She said she found the Walker School of Business’s table to be interesting.
“It (the major fair) is much more informal and relaxed than some of our ‘big production’ efforts such as the admissions open house in the fall,” Psychology Department Chair Robert Hoff said.
Students can contact the department chair of any major they are interested in for more information or talk to their academic counselor.