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Sarah Pemberton

Sarah Pemberton
- Major: Accounting

Advice for Exploratory Students

What’s one piece of advice you would give to an incoming Exploratory student?

I would tell them not to stress about being undeclared! It can seem overwhelming at first since there are so many options, but it really is okay to not know your major when you first start college. Thinking about your interests and maybe taking introductory courses in things that interest you can help you to figure out what you might want to major in. Your advisor is also a great resource when trying to map out the rest of your time at WKU, so don't be afraid to go to them for advice and guidance.

What tips would you give students about getting involved on campus?

One tip would be to try out any club or organization that interests you. WKU offers a lot of great organizations for just about every interest that you could have, so don't be afraid to go to a meeting and see if you like it. It's also important to prioritize since it can be easy to over commit yourself with so many activities. Getting involved on campus can greatly enrich your college experience, but don't feel like you have to be a part of every club or organization because it can cause more stress if you try to go to meetings and activities all the time.

What campus resources helped you find a major?

I talked to my academic advisor pretty frequently when I was trying to decide on a major, and I also looked at the list of all the majors offered by WKU to get an idea of what my options were. 

What campus organizations are you involved in?

Currently, I am a part of the Mahurin Honors College here at WKU. I am also involved in a couple of campus ministries on campus, Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) and Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM). All of these organizations have helped me to make a lot of great friends and fun memories!

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