When Major Meets Minor Fair 2016-17

On 19 January 2017, Thursday, the Academic Advising Office held its fifth “When Major Meets Minor Fair” at the Ground Floor of the Chi Wah Learning Commons, with the participation of around 350 students across Faculties.

Who was the Fair for?

All undergraduate students

What was the Fair for ?

For exploring different major and minor options available at the University

Who did students meet in the Fair?
  • Advisers from the Academic Advising Office
  • Administrators across 8 Faculties (Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Social Sciences)
  • Careers Advisers from CEDARS (Careers & Placement)
  • Senior students from different programmes
What did students get from the Fair?

How to select major/minor and the relationship between studies and career:
The talk entitled “Your Studies and Career: What to Consider”, conducted by AAO Academic Adviser and Careers Adviser from CEDARS (Careers & Placement), was held during the Fair. The speakers shared with about 85 students across Faculties the relationship between studies and career, employment destinations of graduates from different majors, factors to consider when selecting major/minors and the “5” steps to make the right study decisions.

Information on specific major/minor options and advice from Administrators and Careers Advisers:
Administrators from 8 Faculties were there to answer students’ questions regarding syllabus, regulations and procedures concerning different disciplines of study. Representatives from CEDARS (Careers and Placement) also stationed on site to advise students on the employment destinations of graduates from different Faculties and career options open to them.

Peer advice and sharing:
Senior students with different backgrounds shared with participants their experiences — how they find their right major /minor, what they have actually learnt and the challenges they face in the programmes. There were also small group discussions afterwards for participants to talk to the student representatives from their intended major /minor.

Missed the Fair?

No worries. If you have questions regarding your major/minor selection, you can:

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