Major Minor Expo

Virtual Major Minor Expo
What is the Major Minor Expo?

Please join us for the 2022 Major Minor Expo (MME)!  This event provides the opportunity to learn more about academic majors/minors/programs at Kent State University!

The 2022 Major Minor Expo will consist of an event, hosted daily in Handshake the week of March 14-18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, with the option for additional in-person information sessions, hosted by academic departments/units/colleges.

 

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Join us for the Major Minor Expo March 14-18, 2022! This event will take place in Handshake and will allow you to connect with faculty and staff through group sessions to learn more about specific programs, majors, or minors. Registration opens on February 7, 2022.

The Major Minor Expo is open to ALL students and alumni exploring.

See which departments are attending each day and sign up for all days with sessions of interest to you:

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Why attend? Think about trying to achieve one or more of these goals:

  • Ask specific questions about the type of classes associated with the program
  • Find out more about career paths associated with particular program
  • Inquire career development opportunities (internships, professional organizations, etc.)
  • Identify any particular requirements to get into the program
  • Expand your professional network and build mutually beneficial professional relationships
  • Broaden your horizons to consider career possibilities outside those commonly associated with your major

HOW IT WORKS:

Virtual fairs in Handshake provide you the opportunity to participate in Group Sessions:

  • Multiple students can attend
  • 30 minutes each; will run each half-hour, daily between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last session at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Great for learning more about the program, major, minor, etc. Ask about specific internships or possible careers associated with particular majors/minors

Need help signing up for sessions? Check out this quick, 2-minute video tutorial on how to find academic programs (described as "employers" in Handshake video and other resources) and sign-up for sessions.

All of the sessions will take place directly in Handshake. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to make sure you are using Google Chrome as your web browser on the day of the fair. If you don't have Google Chrome on your computer, you can download it HERE. You can also participate in the fair from a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) by downloading the Handshake app: App Store or Google Play Store.

ADDITIONAL HANDSHAKE RESOURCES:

DAY-OF REMINDERS:

1. If you don't have Google Chrome on your computer, you can download it HERE. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to use Google Chrome as your web browser otherwise you will experience technical difficulties.

2. For each day of the Major Minor Expo, you'll be able to join sessions via the Your Sessions tab in the fair. You'll see a banner on your dashboard that will take you directly there. For a screenshot of what this looks like, click here.

3. If you have limited access to video or audio technology, don’t let that prevent you from participating! Group sessions with organizations can consist of video, audio AND/OR text-only chat in Handshake.

Departments Click Here to Learn More:

This year’s Major Minor Expo will consist of an event, hosted daily in Handshake the week of March 14-18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm., with the option for in-person information sessions, hosted by your department/unit/college. If you plan to host an in-person option, please be sure to list the day/time/location in the description of your registration and fill out this form: https://forms.office.com/r/CZVKRiquua

HOW WILL IT WORK?

Virtual fairs - the feature we’re using to host MME - in Handshake provide the opportunity to host group sessions to interact with students. You will have the autonomy to choose which days/times work best for your program’s representatives. You can schedule as few or as many group sessions during the week that students can sign-up to join. Then, at the days/times you have scheduled group sessions, you’ll log into Handshake and present to the students in attendance!

  • Group Sessions are: 
    • 30 minutes each; will run each half-hour, daily between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (last session at 3:30 p.m.) 
    • Multiple students (up to 50) can attend
    • Great for sharing information about your program’s culture, specific skills obtained, and/or about specific internships or opportunities your students/alumni have experienced 

NEXT STEPS

Step 1: BEFORE REGISTERING

Know how you will represent your academic program(s)/department(s)/unit(s). Will each major/minor have their own registration? Will you share information about multiple majors/minors/programs through a more central registration?

In either situation, the individual who will be registering your academic program/department/unit for the Major Minor Expo, should read, be familiar with, and distribute Handshake's Virtual Fair Playbook for Employers to each of the representatives participating in the MME for your area. IMPORTANT: for MME academic programs will be utilizing the 'employer' role in Handshake instructions and support articles.

A list of existing applicable Handshake accounts and the 'owners' at Kent State University can be found HERE. Still not sure if you have a Handshake account for your area? Email us at career@kent.edu.

Step 2: REGISTRATION

Register for the Major Minor Expo in Handshake. IMPORTANT: There is a Major Minor Expo fair for EACH day, March 14-18, from 10 am - 4 pm. You MUST register for EACH DAY your program wants to participate.

In other words, when you search for fairs in Handshake, you will see "Major Minor Expo, Monday March 14", "Major Minor Expo, Tuesday March 15", etc., and you must register and sign up for group sessions on each day you wish to host them.

REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2022, AT 5:00 PM EST.