How to Prepare

Explore Majors
by Theme

Interested in a general theme like science or business but not sure what all your options are?

Look through the lists of majors and minors on those specific theme days.

Watch the Major Overview Videos

Many programs have recorded overview videos highlighting their program.

Watch the videos of the programs you're interested in!

Sign Up for Email Reminders

Sign up to get email reminders about expo week.

Also, by signing up, you'll get entered for a chance to win prizes!

Add Meet-Ups to
Your Calendar

Most programs will be hosting a live "Major Meet-Up" Zoom session where you can pop in and ask questions and learn more.

Click "add to calendar" for the ones you don't want to miss!

What to Expect Videos

About Major (or Minor) Meet-Ups

Think of a Major or Minor Meet-Up like a table or booth at a career fair.

During Expo week, simply find the program you’re interested in and click on the Major or Minor Meet-Up Zoom link at any point during the time listed - think of it as an open house. NOTE: You must login your umn Zoom account to access the Meet-Ups.

When you join the Zoom Meet-Up, there will be a representative from that program that you can chat with. There may be other students already in the Zoom - feel free to sit back and listen and jump in anytime with your own questions or comments.

You can attend as many Major Meet-Ups as you want!

Our goal is that you can explore as many majors or minors that you want to.

This is the one week of the year where you can easily talk to many different departments and compare your options. If you are undecided on your major, are exploring several different options, or are curious to learn more about minors, this event is a perfect way to gain more insight.

Unfortunately, not all majors (or minors) will have a live Major Meet-Up...

We're sorry! You can always learn more about that major/minor on its Major Profile on the CAPE website.

You can schedule an appointment with a CAPE coach to chat more about exploring majors.

Interested in a program but unsure of what to ask?

Use these to help get the conversation started.

  • Are there requirements for entering your program? What is the admission process?

  • What kinds of special programs (research, study abroad, student groups, practicums, internships, etc.) are offered with your major?

  • What course(s) do you recommend to help me explore your major?

  • What activities do you recommend to help me explore your major?

  • What kinds of jobs are graduates from your program finding?

  • What's the biggest challenge for students in your major?

  • What do students find most rewarding about your major?

  • What's one thing students interested in your major should know before getting involved with the program?

Considering a major in a different college?

Meet with a Transfer Advisor on Friday, February 19th!

As you explore and learn more about majors, you may be wondering what to do if a major is outside your current college. For example, if you are in CLA but interested in majors in CEHD, a CEHD transfer advisor can help you learn what it takes to transfer into CEHD - like applications, deadlines, and more.

If this applies to you, meet with a transfer advisor on Friday (February 19)! They’ll talk you through planning for and applying to another college at the U of M Twin Cities.

Commonly Asked Questions

Do I need to register?

If you register, we'll send you email reminders about the expo and let you know what's happening throughout the week. However, registration is not required - you can always just jump into a Major or Minor Meet-Up during it's designated time listed on this website.

What if I'm interested in multiple majors?

That's awesome! Feel free to attend as many Major or Minor Meet-Ups (Zoom Sessions) as you'd like! We want you to be able to explore as many majors or minors that you want throughout the week.

Can I attend multiple days/sessions?

Yes! Attend as many Major or Minor Meet-Ups as you'd like! We want you to be able to explore as many majors or minors that you want throughout the week.

The more days of the expo you attend, the more entries you get to win prizes!

What does a Zoom session look like? What can I expect?

When you join a Major or Minor Meet-Up zoom room, think of it like you're stopping at their booth at an in-person expo. There will be a representative (usually a faculty member or advisor from the major/minor) in the zoom ready to chat, tell you about the program, and answer your questions! NOTE: You must login your umn Zoom account to access the Meet-Ups.