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More than 80 Students Participate in "Pick a Major Day"

More than 80 Bluefield State College students and nearly 50 guests took part in the College's first "Pick A Major" open house, hosted by the BSC Counseling & Advising Center. According to event organizer Dottie Speroni, "Pick A Major" day was designed especially for students who are undecided about their course of study, or those students unclear about career specifics. "Some of the students attending the program were leaning toward a certain academic major, but they wanted to speak with a representative from that career field," noted Speroni, the Counseling & Placement Center's career specialist. "We also saw some students who were completely undecided about their choice of an academic major, and they had the opportunity to speak to area leaders in a variety of professions." Speroni noted the visiting business and industry representatives were excited about the opportunity to speak to the students. "We utilized an informal setting, where students and business representatives could talk in a relaxed environment," she added. Refreshments were served during the event, which was a BSC homecoming activity. "With the enthusiasm of the business persons and the response of the students, we're looking forward to holding this event again in the future." The event was promoted throughout the college community, Speroni said. She expressed special thanks to Counseling & Placement Center administrative assistant Deidi Rose and JTPA Counselor Carol Baldwin for their assistance in holding the event.