Are you a sophomore? Do you lack direction in your academic goals? Are you slumping hardcore? Good thing there’s a concentration fair tomorrow to further make you feel like shit. Well, not in all cases. If you have questions about concentrations or just want to explore your overwhelming options, head to Sayles tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There will be concentration advisors, concentrators involved in DUGs, and other general advisors waiting to help you out. Yeah, you might go and realize you have less of a clue about what you’re doing than you thought. Or you might miraculously find the concentration for you and see the skies part while angelic voices sing from the heavens. Either way, it’s well worth your time to start thinking in the long term (if you haven’t already) and check out your options.
Hey there, sophomores. Think back to when you first got accepted Brown. All your friends (and their obnoxiously competitive parents) would ask you why you chose Brown over, say, that other school. You’d nonchalantly speak of the open curriculum — ah, such a wondrous concept! — in which you have the flexibility to take classes in any department you choose, mix and match lectures and seminars to your liking, and not have to deal with pesky distribution requirements. You get the bragging rights of the Ivy League with the flexibility of a liberal arts program. #winning.
Then second semester of sophomore year hits. You
automatically delete skim over all the ASK and Curricular Advising e-mails — you don’t possibly have to think about this now, it’s only January, right? But before you know it, March rolls around. You’re sunbathing on the Main Green and casually checking your Facebook when you see that your acquaintance from orientation has posted a status update: “Officially declared in _______!” Crap.
Better move those emails from trash to your inbox, friends. It’s almost April 1, which means it’s time to declare your concentration (haha, very funny, Advising Central. April Fools?) and actually decide which department you
can stand like the most. You’re either dead set on one, or have absolutely no idea where to go from your ENGL/AMCV/ECON/GEOL schedule. If you fall in the latter category, you’re in luck: BlogDH has put together a little personality test that will help you determine which concentration is most compatible with your interests. Yuuup, we just went all Seventeen magazine on y’all. Check it out after the jump.