The Kean University School of General Studies hosted the Major and Minor Exploration Fair on Monday, Oct. 8 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in Downs Hall. Intending to help out students that may be uncertain about their intended area of study, over 40 majors and minors were represented.
Some of the aforementioned majors and minors that had representatives attend included fine arts, history, English, sociology, business administration, STEM, American Sign Language, exercise science and more.
Ray Wolak, a representative and avid member of the Exercise Science Club, emphasized the importance of attending these events.
"College is the time to discover what you want to do in your life and what your interests truly are," Wolak said. "I chose [exercise science] because I always had an interest in a healthy lifestyle. I am passionate about it, so I want to learn more about it and then use my knowledge to promote it to others."
When asked for a piece of advice for an individual who may be undecided, Wolak offered some interesting perspective.
"Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and talk to some people. You never know what you might uncover about yourself through others," said Wolak.
Realizing the importance of an event as resourceful as this, Kean makes it a requirement for all freshman Transition to Kean (T2K) students to attend the fair. Undecided freshman Seun Majekodunmi saw the event as an opportunity to learn, not just an event he was forced to attend for a grade.
"I feel like I gained a lot from [the fair]," said Majekodunmi.
"Being undecided, any information is helpful. After going today, I feel like I'm more certain about what my potential major and career options are."
Seun is also certain that he would attend another major and minor fair in the future.
"Knowledge is power. It's important to stay informed," said Seun.
Hundreds of students shuffled in and out of Downs Hall as the event transpired. Those who participated in making the event as large and successful as it turned out to be hoped that they made a lasting impression.
"I just hope that everybody that may be unsure becomes sure, at some point at least," Wolak said, laughing with his fellow club members. "The bottom line is, there are more than enough resources for you to figure it out. It's on you to call on them."
For additional resources, one can visit the School of General Studies online.