May Resources and Conversations

Here are May action items, campus resources, conversation starters for you and your student.

Change of major

Choosing (or confirming) a major can be a stressful decision for some, and simple for others. If your student is unsure about their major (whether they are undecided or looking to change), reassure them that this is normal and they should focus on their own educational timeline. Connecting with campus resources will help them with the decision. Encourage your student to visit the University Studies checklist for students.

Alumni Association

Even if your student’s time has come to an end at Miami, they can continue their connection to Miami through the Alumni Association. As a graduate, students are automatically members of the association and enjoy connection with a large alumni network around the world. For more information about the Alumni Weekend and other benefits, visit the Alumni Association site.

Conversation starters and questions to ask:

  • How do you think this year went, overall? How about your classes and your engagement with academics? What about outside the classroom? What might you do differently next year?
  • How confident are you in your choice of your area(s) of study? Are you focused on something that both interests you and is related to your post-Miami goals? If not yet, do you have ideas of what major(s) and/or minor(s) that interest you?