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Alum Success

"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

Undecided / Undeclared Student Program

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You are not alone

Not sure what academic route to pursue in college? Do you want a degree but have about four different majors in mind? Are you just unsure what it is you want to do with the rest of your life?

Lake Superior State University help with its Liberal Arts/Undecided program which features its own academic department (Undecided), a career center that offers a resource library, resume and interviewing education, internships and part-time work opportunities, career fairs, workshops and forums. Special classes are offered in career choices and decision making, and grants and tuition assistance are available.

Career Services at LSSU provides counseling and works collaboratively with faculty, alumni and employers to help undecided students make choices and set goals. Students work with a career counselor to explore values, interests, abilities and personality to determine what academic area might appeal most to the student, and career services staffers Mary Jo Meehan and Theresa Weaver are eager to assist.

The Liberal Arts/Undecided program is structured to allow students to explore courses, majors, careers and interests all while working toward degree requirements. There are sample one-year schedules the undecided student can use to build a preliminary schedule that will put him or her on a degree track. Meanwhile, testing is available to help determine areas of interest, ability and to help chart a degree course.

Too many students immerse themselves in a particular major in their first year, only to discover that they want or need to make a change two or more semesters later. Better to explore the waters of several majors initially and use the services provided at student-focused LSSU first, and decide on a major a year or two into the college experience. The general credits earned while exploring one’s options count toward most if not all degree programs at LSSU. If you’re not positive where you are heading with your education, look into the opportunities of the Liberal Arts/Undecided major at LSSU. Lake Superior State University is small enough to be very effective with the one-on-one relationship of students with faculty.

  

If you are undecided about your choice of major, you are not alone:

80% of entering college students question their choice of a major

Over 50% of first-year students change majors at least once before graduation

Many students change their major several times before graduating

There is a definite link between having a solid career goal and success in college, but being "undecided" about a major or field of study is perfectly normal.

There is no better place to be undecided than LSSU .... the most student-focused university in Michigan.

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"Federal grants through the aquatic research lab let me work on an assessment of lake sturgeon in the St. Mary’s River," he says. "I've been tracking adult sturgeon by radio telemetry in hopes of identifying their spawning areas." Besides his sturgeon hydrophone telemetry work at LSSU, Brandon has studied adult Atlantic salmon, radio-tracked an elk herd in Canada, and banded migrating owls at Whitefish Point. [ more ]

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