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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Students flock to All Majors Fair

Rosaura Montes
Computer technology major Miguel Acosta (right) holding a gummy worm substance at the chemistry booth in the All Majors Fair with chemistry major Rathana Keo (left) and biology major Emily Ventura. The chemistry booth displayed petri dishes with alginate solution and calcium chloride that formed gummy worm substances.

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A busy turnout at the Cerritos College All Majors Fair on Tuesday provided faculty members and department representatives a chance to speak one-on-one with students who wanted to know information on a specific major.

The fair gave students who are undecided on major to have an inside look on the various majors that are offered.

Representatives from departments such as English, chemistry, psychology, astronomy and cosmetology went into further detail on what courses a student needs to take in order to major in a specific subject.

“I think that this [fair] helped students out because if they are undecided they can talk to a person who is in a booth,” speech pathology major Cecilia Barragan said.

Barragan, as well as other students, were able to take printed information about the benefits in taking on a major and which courses a student has to complete to go further into a major.

Re-Entry Resource Specialist Shannon Estrada said that the fair was a great opportunity for students to come out to talk to faculty to learn new information about different career paths.

“I am very excited that students came through this year and that they were excited to speak to faculty,” Estrada said.

Students who filled out a survey by giving their opinion about the fair and give any suggestions about how to better future major fairs received a raffle ticket to win a prize.

“This fair is for students to benefit from,” Estrada continued, “I hope students learned new information given by faculty.”

A couple of departments offered more than just flyers for students to pick up and take.

“In the cosmetology [booth] we offered free eyebrow arching, hand massages, and applied spring eyeshadow,” Lola Guimont, president of the cosmetology club, said.

Vice President Andy Calero greeted and spoke to students on information about what is offered in the cosmetology program.

“Cosmetology is not hard at all,” Calero said, “as long as you have some sort of artistic form, you will do well in this department.

Representing the Physics and Astronomy Department was Thad Szabo. A 1/12 eight-inch reflecting telescope that the department owns was out beside the booth.

The telescope gave people the opportunity to see spots in the sun that are bigger than the earth.

“I figured it would be nice to bring something out that people can get a real feel for what we do,” Szabo said.

Students who take the astronomy 101 class will learn how to use the telescope for looking at planets and the moon.

“[Students] learn the properties of planets, stars, and the workings of the universe,” Szabo continued.

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