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Undeclared Students

Our unique program for undeclared students provides them with the opportunity for guided exploration and reflection that sets them on the course for success!

Your early years at Quinnipiac are a time for exploration! Beginning with a required class designed around guided exploration, and supported by numerous additional resources and highly trained staff, undeclared students receive focused, individualized attention from their first day on campus.

Some students worry they are alone in not knowing what they want to choose as a major.  Actually, more incoming freshmen join the undeclared program each fall than any other single College of Arts and Sciences major.  And even many of those who do begin their first year with a declared major end up changing it later, sometimes multiple times.  It is very common to be unsure what you want to focus on at first, so the undeclared program provides a perfect platform to begin exploring your values and interests while simultaneously completing general education requirements you’ll need regardless of which major you eventually choose.

The Undeclared Program encourages students to be very intentional in how they explore.  Even without a declared major, it is important to begin your university studies with a plan in mind – how will you explore your interests?  What steps will you take to determine a major?  How will you explore what you want to do after graduation?  How will you find out who to speak with to discuss possibilities?  When do you plan to declare a major?  The program is designed to help you pursue answers to these questions, but ultimately your exploration and decisions are up to you.  A strong personal plan of how you intend to approach your exploration and ultimate decision on a major and beyond is essential to your academic and professional satisfaction and success.

To start, take some time to understand how our process works. We’ve built our 360 Advising Process based on the idea that every experience you have can have an impact on your academic journey and your career. The process of exploration, implementation, and reflection is central to the idea of 360 advising. Each experience becomes a point of learning that helps you evaluate your development as a student and as a person; helps you understand your values, interests and goals; and helps you make informed choices about your academic and career options during your time here and beyond. Check out our 360 Navigator for some tips on how to get started with this process during your first and second years.

    

 

 

Macbeth, Thom Pain, and a World Premiere! 

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Don’t miss the following senior capstones in theater!

 

Macbeth adapted and directed by Abby Nasworthy ’21

When: April 16th- 18th

How to watch: View live stream for free at abbynasworthy.com

More info below.

World Premiere New Play Reading by Tess …

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Calling all actors, stage managers, playwrights, designers, crew, and lovers of theater!

Calling all actors, stage managers, playwrights, designers, crew, and lovers of theater!

Are you interested in participating in theater during the Fall 2021 semester?

To ensure you are always informed about auditions, backstage positions, and other theater opportunities, send Professor Daly an email to be added to his mailing list: Kevin.Daly@quinnipiac.edu

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2021 Wilder Fiction Prize Winners Announced

2021 Wilder Fiction Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2021 Wilder Fiction Prize winners:

First Prize: Tess Adams for “staring contest”
Second Prize: Emily DePaola for “Boca Raton in November”
Third Prize: Josephine Buckley for “How to Fulfill the ‘Going Abroad’ Dream and Come Back Broken-Hearted”

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Why Indeed’s New Resume Service Is A Bad Deal For You (even the free part)!

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If you have looked for jobs or internships using Indeed in the past, you might have seen a recent announcement that they are now offering three different levels of resume review and improvement services. Here’s what they are now offering:

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Conversational Polish Class- Summer Session II

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The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is offering a new language this summer: Polish! If you have Polish family or are interested in the language, consider taking POL 101 and POL 101 this summer! For more information, please …

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