Fair allows students to explore academic offerings


Students will have the opportunity to explore Radford University's multitude of majors and minors on Oct. 7 at the Fall 2014 Majors and Minors Fair.

More than 70 academic programs will be represented at the fair, scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. in the lower level of Heth Hall.

"It's a one-stop shop," said Assistant Advising Coordinator Rachel Hall, who is helping organize the annual event.

Hall works in the Pre-major Advising Center, which assists RU students who are undecided about what major to choose. The intent of the fair, she said, is to provide a centralized location where students can connect with faculty to discuss areas of study and the career opportunities connected to them.

Hall noted the unstable state of the economy as a factor in which many students consider while searching for a major or minor.

"Students want to know when they graduate, 'What career opportunities are out there for me?''' Hall said. "That has become even more important."

Plenty of experts will be on hand at the fair to help guide students in the right direction.

Each participating RU program will have a table staffed by a faculty representative or professional staff member who will be able to answer questions about their respective departments.

The event is open to all students and affords a perfect opportunity to explore second majors or RU's study abroad offerings, Hall said.

For more information, contact the Pre-major Advising Center at (540) 831-5220.

Sep 30, 2014