Academic Foundation Day aids students looking to study among other academic endeavors

Informational sessions lasting half an hour took place Tuesday in various rooms in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Sessions included “What to do if you are Undeclared”, “Study Abroad and Expand Your Horizons,” and “Careers in Sociology.”

The sessions contained information on majors, minors, potential careers and other academic opportunities for students.

Karla Sanders, director for the Center for Academic Support and Achievement, has been in charge of this event for a few years.

“It is a great opportunity to network and talk to department chairs,” Sanders said.

The “Study Abroad and Expand Your Horizons” session was from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Effingham Room.

During this session students learned locations they can study abroad and the general cost.

Farhan Aziz, the presenter for the session, advised students to study abroad for either a semester or longer.

“The longer you go, the better it looks on a resume,” Aziz said.

He also informed students that the study abroad office is located in Blair Hall in Room 1207.

Jordan Sigunic, a freshman family consumer sciences major, is glad Aziz gave information about where the study abroad office is located.

Sigunic has never been out of the country and believes studying abroad will be a good opportunity for her.

She said she is thinking of studying abroad when she is an upper classmen.

Megan Kile, a freshman special education major, wants to student-teach abroad.

Unlike Sigunic, Kile knows that she wants to study abroad in Australia.

Aziz said he hopes that students decide to study abroad and believes it is the best way to show international experience in a job interview.

Erin Riedl can be reached at 581-7942 or [email protected].