Last week, Southwestern College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted Major’s Week, a four-day event to teach students about different majors and guide them towards related resources.
The honor society knows that college students are faced with many options when it comes to choosing a major, and it can often feel overwhelming when trying to make sense of the information and deciding what path is a good fit.
“We wanted students to be inspired and see what they could do with their degrees and careers, but also learn how they can get there from their Southwestern College resources,” said Jenai Funk, Phi Theta Kappa’s vice president of college project. “I was undecided on a major during my first semester of college, but everything changed when I took a political science class. I was able to learn about the career options and resources from my professor, and that guidance is what made me realize I wanted to be a political science major.”
Throughout the week of November 18-22, the honor society held the event on Jaguar Walk with professors from different Southwestern College departments including Math and Science, Business, English and many others. Community professionals were also available to talk with students about their fields, and Southwestern College staff from Student Services, Evaluations, Admissions and Counseling departments were there to answer any logistical questions students might have had.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic excellence and encourage scholarship opportunities for two-year college students. Southwestern College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa promotes campus leadership, community service and scholarships among its members.