Thanks to the campus community, Meta Majors Week was a huge success! October 21-25, the campus came together to build relationships and give students opportunities to explore each of the four Meta Majors. The goals for the week were to: 1) Create community and a sense of identify within each of the Meta Majors; 2) Provide opportunities for students to explore career options and skills needed in each of the Meta Majors; and 3) Connect students to resources that exist on campus and can support their educational goals.
Throughout the week, more than 500 students participated in over 30 events. Faculty leads in each of the Meta Majors helped to organize a range of events including: poetry readings, a virtual scavenger hunt, mindfulness exercises, STEM labs open house, math and physics games in the quad, anthropology bones exhibit, and many, many more. For students who are exploring or in need of career support, Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development hosted a range of activities to help to connect students to career related resources and opportunities to develop career skills. Various events held in the library throughout the week, connected to the range of Meta Majors and, finally, Meta Major Counselors tabled in the quad all week to connect with students and schedule counseling appointments for students to complete their Comprehensive Student Educational Plans.
Students were entered to win one of ten prizes at each Meta Major Week event that they attended, thanks to generous donations from the Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development Division as well as the Skyline College Bookstore. Overall feedback from students as well as faculty and staff participants was very positive. In a survey sent to student participants, 80% of respondents said that they made new connections during the week and students expressed that they would like to see more Meta Major related events in the future.
We hope to make Meta Majors Week bigger and better next year. If you are interested in helping to plan the week or in organizing an event, contact Carla Grandy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved.
Article by Carla Grandy | Picture by Christopher Branco