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2024 Academic Exploration Spring Fling

Tuesday, March 5th – Thursday, March 7th

Presented by: The Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center & Career Services

About Academic Exploration Spring Fling

The Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center and Career Services offer dynamic academic exploration events twice per year: One week-long event in the fall, and one shorter event in the spring.

Academic Exploration Spring Fling is a 3-day event that includes sessions focused primarily on major and career exploration. However, the Academic Resource Fair is marketed to ALL students, as there will be representatives from departments across campus who can help give your academic experience new life!

Going to classes is only one part of your undergraduate experience. To get the most out of your time in college, UCF offers MANY opportunities that allow you to choose your own academic adventure. Whether you are curious about research, studying abroad, making connections on campus, or diving into major or career exploration, be sure to stop by a session during Academic Exploration Spring Fling!

Don’t miss the SPRING FLING RESOURCE FAIR on Wednesday, March 6th

Spring Fling Resource Fair

Wednesday, March 6th | Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom
Resource fair from 11:00am-1:00pm

Join Us!

Explore colleges and academic departments in one place. Come to learn and to grab food and prizes! 

Presented by: The Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center & Career Services

The Spring Fling Planning Committee extends a special thanks to the following program/course collaborators for their support of the 2024 Academic Exploration Spring Fling:

  • SLS 1501
  • LEAD Scholars
  • MHS 2330
  • SLS 2311
  • T-LEARN/F-LEARN
  • PeerKnights Coaching

Why should you attend Academic Exploration Spring Fling?

All undergraduate students are encouraged to attend this event, especially if they:

  • Are interested in learning more about available academic campus resources
  • Want to connect with staff from various offices and departments
  • Have wondered how to add experiences outside of the classroom to their academic journey
  • Want to explore how majors align with careers
  • Are curious about minors and/or certificates
  • Are considering a possible major change
  • Are currently Undeclared and need help deciding on a major

Schedule of Events

Students may participate in all sessions of interest.

No RSVP is required for most sessions, but space may be limited. When an RSVP is necessary, that will be indicated in the session description.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

11:00am-1:00pm

Career Exploration Lab

Experiencing “Career Confusion”? We’re here to help! Visit Career Services during our Drop-in Career Lab to explore careers that fit your major and interests. Bring your own laptop and take a career assessment, discover career pathways, and learn next steps to connect education to employment.

Hosted by Career Services
CSEL 115 – Register on Handshake

1:30pm-3:00pm

You’re in MAJOR Luck!

KMETC Peer Advisors will share their major exploration journey and university resources for undeclared/exploratory students in a roundtable discussion format.

Please Note: This event will count as the Peer Advising requirement for Undeclared Students in the KMETC Major Exploration Program.

Hosted by KMETC Peer Advisors
TCH 335

3:00pm-4:00pm

Does Anybody Have a Map? A Major Exploration Workshop

No need to fly blind! Join the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center (KMETC) to review how to read your degree audit, generate a what if report for major exploration, navigate programs in the UCF catalog, and which exploratory resources are available to you NOW! Leave with your own MyMajors assessment results to see which top 10 UCF majors may be your best fit.

Please bring your own tablet or laptop. Limited loaner laptops will be available.

Hosted by Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center
CB1 105

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

11:00am-1:00pm

Academic Exploration Spring Fling Resource Fair

Explore colleges and academic campus departments in one place! Learn about studying abroad, tips to score an internship, how to explore majors/careers, and much more. ALL students will discover how to give new life to their academic experience and receive some snacks and swag at the same time!

Hosted by KMETC and Career Services
Student Union Cape Florida Ballroom (3rd floor)

Thursday, March 7th, 2024

11:00am-12:00pm

Does Anybody Have a Map? A Major Exploration Workshop

No need to fly blind! Join the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center (KMETC) to review how to read your degree audit, generate a what if report for major exploration, navigate programs in the UCF catalog, and which exploratory resources are available to you NOW! Leave with your own MyMajors assessment results to see which top 10 UCF majors may be your best fit.

Please bring your own tablet or laptop. Limited loaner laptops will be available.

Hosted by Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center
TA 110

1:00pm-2:00pm

“Helping” Major Info Session

Are you finalizing a decision about your major, but know you want to do something that helps people? KMETC will overview UCF majors ideal for students interested in making a difference and what to expect in each area of study.

Hosted by Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center
Virtual Session via Zoom

2:00pm-3:00pm

Map Your Career Path

Join us to learn useful tips to map your career pathway and exploration of self. This interactive presentation will introduce how to use mind-mapping to organize thoughts, brainstorm ideas, promote creativity, or develop a plan to achieve goals. Students will have the opportunity to create their own mind maps during this event.

Hosted by Career Services
CSEL 121 – Register on Handshake

How to Prepare for Academic Exploration Spring Fling

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Before Academic Exploration Spring Fling

Schedule of Events

Review the full schedule of events on the Academic Exploration Spring Fling website. Mark off enough time on your personal calendar to attend each session of interest and be sure to set a reminder ahead of time.

Complete a Self-Assessment

Interested in exploring majors or careers? There are a variety of major exploration resources to help you get started. Start by completing a self-exploration assessment to identify your goals, skills, and areas of interest.

Evaluate Options

Review the list of majors, minors and certificates offered at UCF. Familiarize yourself with the options and/or your major of choice.

During Academic Exploration Spring Fling

Prepare Questions to Ask

General questions:

  • How can this opportunity help my particular area of study?
  • Is this something I should explore now or later?
  • How would I fit this into my daily class schedule?
  • How can I prepare now for this opportunity?
  • Does this experience cost extra? Is it covered by financial aid?

Major/career exploration questions:

  • What are the required courses for this major?
  • Is there a minimum GPA required to be accepted into the major?
  • What jobs do UCF graduates obtain with this degree?
  • Will a bachelor’s degree in this major prepare me for a job in this field, or will I need to pursue a graduate degree?
  • What would I learn about when studying this major?
  • Do I need to declare the major before I can take these courses?
  • Does this major require that I complete a minor?
  • What are some examples of internships, research opportunities and/or clubs that are associated with this major? Where can I find more information about them?

The More the Merrier!

Invite a friend along and shout us out on social media! @ucfkmetc and @ucfcareerservices

After Academic Exploration Spring Fling

Schedule an Appointment

Secure an appointment with your academic advising and/or resource office to discuss your plan going forward.

Continue to Explore Majors and Opportunities

  • Ask your advisor to help you run a What If Report to determine how your courses will be applied in a different major.
  • If you are still unsure about your major and want to continue exploring your options, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center (407-823-3165).
  • When you are ready, declare your major or minor!

Academic Exploration Spring Fling Scholarship

Criteria

  • Current UCF undergraduate student
  • Must attend at least 1 Academic Exploration Spring Fling event from March 5th-7th (attendance will be verified)
  • Submit a 250-word essay outlining why you attended Academic Exploration Spring Fling and how it impacted your academic journey
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) during Spring 2024 term
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) during Fall 2024 disbursement term

Award Guidelines

  • This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship
  • Scholarship can be used to pay for tuition, textbooks, and any other items included in the cost of attendance at the University
  • Five selected recipients will receive a $300 award for the Fall 2024 semester

Apply for the scholarship from Tuesday, March 5, 2024 through Friday, March 15, 2024 on the Academic Exploration Spring Fling Scholarship Application Page!