Majors Fair helps students find their calling at Campbellsville University

Andrea Underwood, assistant director of online enrollment, helps a student at the Majors Fair recently. (Campbellsville University Photo by Michael Hodges)

By Chosalin Morales, student news writer and photographer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.— “I’m a planner. I knew what I wanted. I didn’t have to question it, but I do encourage my students to come to this event because sometimes they don’t know what they want to do when they come to CU.

“Which, if we can detail and explain what kind of jobs these majors have to offer, we get more students to come to these events and get insights on majors,” Madison Duncan, a 2019 Campbellsville University graduate student, who is director of business outcomes assessment and advising for the university’s School of Business, Economics and Technology.

Teresa Elmore, director of career services at Campbellsville University, said the Majors Fair is held twice a year as an informational event for students to view and get insights on Campbellsville University’s majors and minors.

Students were welcomed at CU’s Student Activity Center gymnasium where they were able to network with professors, question and receive answers from various CU departments and decide what might peak their interests.

Elmore said, “The Majors Fair has been around for about 10 years now. Some students want to add, declare or change a major and this event gets them all in one place. They can network with professors and ask questions. Students receive tips and advice on certain majors while getting guidance on the requirements for their courses.”

She said, “I believe the event itself helps get out the message about what our program (mass communication) is about and helps students who want to seek this type of work. The more information, the better for students to learn about everything CU has to offer,” Collin Sheffield, a CU senior from Louisville, Ky., said.

“I think it’s helpful for students because there’s a vast majority of students that don’t know what they are doing and have been declared undecided,” Cody Chapman, a junior from Edmonton, Ky., said.

“I remember coming to a Majors Fair a while back and didn’t know what I was interested in. I talked to a few faculty members who guided me in the right directions and now I am majoring in mass communication and pastoral ministries.”

“Majors Fair is usually around the time advising begins,” Josh Pickens, associate professor of art, said. He said the timing can be helpful to students because they can browse around booths and get a feel of all their options under one roof.

“It’s a way to consolidate our departments and guide those who are undecided to declare a major all in one place,” Pickens said.

Campbellsville University’s Office of Career Services recently hosted a Majors Fair to assist students as they decide what major they want to pursue.

Campbellsville University Career Services offer resume development assistance, job and internship fairs, career seminars, workshops, interview tips and much more. Scheduled or virtual appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accepted, Elmore said.

For information contact Elmore, director of career services, at (270)789-5192 or tmelmore@campbellsvile.edu.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university that has enrolled up to 12,000 students yearly. The university offers over 100 programs of study including doctoral, masters, bachelors, associate and certification programs. The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.

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