Events

Majors Expo

Have you been wondering if you’re in the right major? Do you have questions about what you can do with your major after you graduate? Get answers at the virtual USF Majors Expo!

During the Majors Expo, you will turn your future career plans into purpose as you:

  • Explore challenges to help you decide your major or reaffirm the one you've chosen.

  • Discover the impact your studies can have on solving major global problems.

  • Engage with people who can help you succeed: advisors, faculty, employers, and student organizations.

 

EVENT DETAILS

The Majors Expo will be online in Microsoft Teams.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

 

Registration Information

Please click here to complete your registration.

Registration is required for all participants. As part of the registration process, you will be given access to the digital Challenge Card sort, which will help you prepare for the event and determine which of the eight available Challenge Rooms you will want to join.

What are the Challenge Cards?

The Challenge Cards are a new career tool that help people learn what they are passionate about. The digital Challenge Cards deck has 53 cards focusing on world challenges. On the back of each card there is a brief description and a sample of related occupations. You are asked to rate your interest for each card and will receive a report upon completion.

Why are the Challenge Cards important for this event?

By completing the digital Challenge Card sort, you will be able to identify your top challenge areas that the USF Major Expo event is structured around. The seven Challenge Card areas are: Creative, Economic, Environment, Health, Society, Technology, and Trades/Skills. We have added the industry of Hospitality Management as an eighth area.

Virtual rooms will be set up for each of these areas. During the event, you will be able to join the rooms to meet with Academic Advisors and discuss majors related the Challenge Card areas.

 

Event Schedule

The USF Majors Expo will take place on Wednesday, October 21, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please use the links below to access the sessions in Microsoft Teams on the day of the event. For assistance during the event, please click here to access a general help session.

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. -- Explore Majors in the Challenge Rooms

Choose one or more of the available Challenge Rooms to explore majors that align with the Challenge Cards you selected. Links to join the rooms in Microsoft Teams are included in the Challenge Rooms descriptions below.

Not sure which one to join? Click here to join a general session for assistance!

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Workshop: Use the Challenge Cards to Explore Occupations

Join Career Services to learn how the Challenge Cards can help you explore occupations and majors at USF. Click here to watch the presentation in Microsoft Teams.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. -- Explore Majors in the Challenge Rooms

Choose one or more of the available Challenge Rooms to explore majors that align with the Challenge Cards you selected. Links to join the rooms in Microsoft Teams are included in the Challenge Rooms descriptions below.

Not sure which one to join? Click here to join a general session for assistance!

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- Workshop: Becoming Career-Ready

Learn how you can become career ready through coursework, student organizations, experiential learning, and more! Click here to watch the presentation in Microsoft Teams.

 

Challenge Rooms

Not sure which room to join? Click here to join a general session for guidance!

Creative

Do you enjoy developing new ideas, services, or products? Do you like thinking outside the box? Come to this room to explore the creative side you and the majors that reflect this Challenge Area.

Corresponding Challenge Cards:

  • Communicate Ideas & Emotions
  • Inspire Through Art
  • Make It Beautiful

Click here to join this room in Microsoft Teams.

Economic

Do you want to have a positive impact on our economy? There are many ways to impact this area. If one of your top Challenges falls in this area, enter this room to speak with Academic Advisors who represent academic departments or Economics.

Corresponding Challenge Cards:

  • Distribute the Wealth
  • Foster Sustainable Development
  • Establish Fair Trade
  • Solve New Challenges Through Entrepreneurship
  • Run Your Own Business

Click here to join this room in Microsoft Teams.

Environment

Our environment impacts our quality of life. If you want to work in an occupation that will have a positive impact on our environment, enter this room and see what majors are represented.

Corresponding Challenge Cards:

  • Weather the Elements
  • Create Sustainable Energy
  • Protect Biodiversity & Landscape
  • Design the Future of Transportation
  • Manage the Planet’s Waste
  • Create New Food & Food Systems

Click here to join this room in Microsoft Teams.

Health

Especially in today’s time, the health industry has a high demand for health professionals to have a positive impact on people’s overall wellbeing. Enter this room if this Challenge area appeals to you to learn what majors are represented in this area.

Corresponding Challenge Cards:

  • Redesign the Healthcare System
  • Promote Healthy Living
  • Advance Health Informatics
  • Engineer Better Medicine
  • Improve Mental Health
  • Make People Feel Better

Click here to join this room in Microsoft Teams.

Society

Are you a problem solver who wants to create a positive impact on our society? Helping others is the focus of this area. To see what majors are represented, enter this room and speak to the Academic Advisors who represent this area.

Corresponding Challenge Cards:

  • Build the School of the Future
  • Protect Society from Crime
  • Help People Reach Their Potential
  • End Extreme Poverty
  • Foster Understanding & Respect
  • Prepare Future Leaders
  • Create Meaningful Experiences For Others
  • Help People Who Need You
  • Help Others Solve Problems
  • Help Teams Achieve

Click here to join this room in Microsoft Teams.

Technology

Who doesn’t use technology these days? Technology is transforming the way we do things and impacts every area. To view majors that teach technology skill sets, enter this room.

Corresponding Challenge Cards:

  • Advance Health Informatics
  • Make Something That Matters
  • Master Tools and Machines
  • Use Computers & Technology
  • Build Great Products
  • Create New Artificial Intelligence
  • Invent New Biotechnology
  • Collect & Use Big Data
  • Advance Virtual Reality
  • Reverse Engineer the Brain

Click here to join this room in Microsoft Teams.

Trades/Skills

Do you like working with your hands? Do you want to avoid sitting behind a desk? In this room you will find a Career Consultant who will help you explore this area in relation to your major since many of these occupations do not require a Bachelor’s degree.

Corresponding Challenge Cards:

  • Set Things Up the Right Way
  • Fix Broken Stuff
  • Master This Tool
  • Use Special Equipment
  • Work with Special Materials
  • Work on Homes
  • Make Buildings Work
  • Use Big Machines
  • Give Power
  • Control Water
  • Take Care of Cars
  • Build Something Big
  • Prepare Great Food

Click here to join this room in Microsoft Teams.

Hospitality Management

Do you like working with people? Hospitality and tourism can be huge drivers of local economies, and offer a variety of ways for you to interact with people to provide excellent customer service. Enter this room to explore major options that align with these Challenge Cards.

Corresponding Challenge Cards: 

  • Create Meaningful Experiences for Others
  • Run Your Own Business
  • Make It Beautiful
  • Prepare Great Food
  • Design the Future of Transportation
  • Create New Food & Food Systems
  • Solve New Challenges Through Entrepreneurship
  • Communicate Ideas & Emotions

Click here to join this room in Microsoft Teams.