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Customized Workshops

The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) offers student workshops that address a range of topics related to the major exploration process.  Choose from the list of workshops below or we will work with you to design a customized workshop that is right for your event, class, or student group.

To request a workshop, please email with the following details:

  • name of the group requesting
  • workshop topic for workshop
  • preferred date(s) and time(s)

Pre-Designed Workshops

How to Choose a Major 101

This session provides an overview of the major exploration process. Students will engage in a sample of activities and assessments to get them started exploring. Students will leave with an understanding of the overall exploration process and useful resources.

Exploring Your Interests and Values

What do you love to do? What is most important to you? In this workshop students learn more about identifying their own interests and values, and how this can help them in the process of choosing a best fit major.  

What's in a Major? Exploring Academics and Resources

This workshop highlights a variety of tools to assist students in their academic exploration including the CAPE Major Master list and the APAS report. This interactive session will encourage students to learn from other students on what steps worked best for them in making their academic decisions.

More than Just a Job: Connecting Majors to Careers

Choose a career or choose a major? Sometimes it is a clear connection and other times not so clear. This workshop will introduce students to resources that will help them explore career paths as a starting point to major exploration. *This session may be offered in conjunction with career services staff.

Get Involved and Gain Valuable Experience

Opportunities outside of the classroom often give insight into career and major interests and allow students to gain valuable real-world experience. This session will highlight opportunities for engagement on and around campus and ways to learn from these experiences.

Goal Setting and Creating a Major Exploration Action Plan

Figuring out how to explore majors and what steps to take can be challenging for students. This workshop will provide tangible models to help students identify their goals and make progress towards success.

Center for Academic Planning and Exploration

511 Robert H. Bruininks Hall

222 Pleasant St. SE | Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-624-3076 |

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