Destination Exploration is designed to support first and second year, undeclared Liberal Arts majors as they navigate the major and career decision making process. The program encourages students to build connections to the academic community, faculty, peers, and to Merrimack College. The program provides students complete support through a three-tier advising system including: faculty advisors, professional advisors and peer mentors. Students participating engage in topical discussions with their peer mentors. Additional social events occur once per semester for all student undeclared liberal art students.
So you’re an undeclared major, now what?
- Take time and adjust to academic challenges, and your new social life
- Attend events around campus
- Join an organization or a club
- Get a job on campus
- Get to know your resident advisor
- Use your resources
Your professional advisor is a coach, mentor and career advisor during your time at Merrimack. Professional advisors assist you in finding or developing your interests; support your career and academic decision making, and direct you towards tools and resources on campus.
When do I meet with my Professional Advisor?
You can meet with your professional advisor at any time throughout the year. The O’Brien Center is open from 8:30 am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Why is this so important?
Contacting your professional advisor to set up an appointment is important because your advisor works to ensure you are able to find a way in determining and achieving your goals while at Merrimack College.
Faculty advisors serve as your academic advisor, as well as a consultant during the add/drop or withdrawal process. Additionally, faculty advisors host advising appointments prior to registration, assist with the registration process and finally, assist with declaring or changing majors or minors.
Students can find out who their faculty advisor is by following the below directions.
- Login to MyMack
- On the right side of the page click the link to the Registrar Office
- On the right side of the page there is a box which says Academic Information
- Your faculty advisor will be listed
If you do not see the name of a faculty advisor, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
Peer mentors interact with the students one-on-one at least once per month and host monthly activities and social events through the semester for all undeclared liberal arts students. Peer mentors provide support for students at an important time in their life, developing transferable skills and a mutual learning for students and mentors. As a mentee students will become empowered to make decisions, identify goals, increase their social and academic confidence and learn from the experience of a peer once in their shoes.
Peer Mentors for the 2011-2012 Academic Year are:
Small Group Discussions
Small group discussions are hosted by the students individual peer mentor, please reach out to them for more information.
Fall of 2012:
What’s the difference?: Adjusting to the college life
What are you considering?: Major exploration and elimination
The Ins and Outs of Registration: How to register for classes
The good, the bad and the ugly: A reflection the semester
Back to the Basics
Focusing on You
Advising for a New Year: Registering for Fall 2013
What’s all this mean?