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Students receive aid in deciding major

Samantha Lindsay, Clair Just and Tina Payanouvong discuss majors during the ASI Major Fair in the Univesity Union Redroom, Monday, March 8, 2015.

Milagros Gomez

March 13, 2016

Associated Students, Inc. held the first Major Discovery Fair on Tuesday, March 8, where students were given the opportunity to examine the different majors available at Sacramento State. Mia Kagianas, ASI director of undeclared students, began planning the Major Discovery Fair in the beginning of th...

Campus held all majors career fair

Cheyenne Jayne

October 12, 2015

Sacramento State held an All Majors Career Fair in the University Union Ballroom on Tuesday, Oct. 6. There were 115 organizations that had a booth in the ballroom. There were organizations for every major at Sac State. The career fair is hosted by Sac State Career Center once a semester. ...

Major impaction brought up at Faculty Senate meeting

Sue Escobar, pictured at center, arofessor in the Criminal Justice Division and Chair of the Academic Policies Committee presided over a question and answer  session about the grade appeal process at the Thursday, September 17 Faculty Senate meeting.

Joel Boland

September 18, 2015

Sacramento State’s Faculty Senate meeting on Sept. 18 talked about how to approach major impaction and improving the student grade appeal process.Ted Lascher, a professor in the Public Policy & Administration Graduate Program, summarized his report on impaction at Sac State.“When you boil it down, the ...

Students should major in something they’re passionate about and not just follow a pre-paved career path

State Hornet Staff

April 15, 2014

The degree is only one component to a much larger puzzle, but it is a component that is given most of the weight. It used to be that getting a bachelors required four years of schooling, and recently more students are taking five or six years to get the same degree.Due to the impaction on campus, stu...

Students are in need of better advising in order to succeed

State Hornet Staff

February 26, 2014

Entering college, there is an expectation that students will be given a decent amount of advising. Advising on declaring a major and minor, how many units to take, what classes to enroll in and, of course, graduation requirements. Advising is essential to the school’s academic progress and the individu...

Faculty Senate delays discussion on new change of major policy

Cailin Jessup

February 5, 2014

Sacramento State’s Faculty Senate delayed discussion last week on a resolution to change to the timely declaration of major policy.It will await further input from new provost Frederika Harmsen and senate committees before establishing President Alexander Gonzalez’s request for a new fifth semester...

Undeclared students will have less time to claim a major

State Hornet Staff

February 5, 2014

Choosing a major in college is the first step to setting a career path. For some students, this task is much more daunting than for others – which leads to taking too long to declare a major and ultimately delaying graduation.Originally, students had a 60 unit grace period before they were required to d...

Four year graduation expectations are unrealistic

Four year graduation expectations are unrealistic

Natalie Gray

October 8, 2013

As incoming freshmen, most students were made to believe they could complete college in four years, but here at California State Universities, taking a steady 12 units each semester is considered a “full load.” This could not be further from the truth.Using simple math, one can calculate that taking...

When choosing a major or two, be sure to choose the best for you

Shanel Royal

April 24, 2013

Students go into college picking majors that they want to have a career in or expand their knowledge on. Choosing only one major can leave students feeling like they are serving a life sentence and chained to pursuing a degree they didn’t really want in the first place. Just because a major has careers t...

Hornet volleyball team ends season just a hair from playoffs

Hornet senior outside hitter Janelle Currey serves the ball in The Nest. 

Maikalina Madali

December 5, 2012

Despite three consecutive wins in the final matches of the Hornet’s volleyball season, Montana State’s victory over Montana officially knocked Sacramento State out of the Big Sky Tournament. “Being so close to making the Big Sky Tournament was devastating,” said opposite hitter Kayla Beal, a junior...

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