STEM CAP

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Career and Academic Pathways (CAPs) in general

A Career and Academic Pathway (CAP) is a group of related disciplines that share some courses, skills, and themes in common. These CAPs make it easier for students in the CAP to learn more about career options in those disciplines and to find the most relevant support and resources to help them along the way. CAPs also provide a chance to connect with fellow students through themed events, peer mentors, and promoting current student clubs.

Being part of a CAP helps students to find tailored resources, events, and information just right for their needs. CAPs also make it easier to connect with faculty and students pursuing the same interests.

Nope, it happens automatically based on your major, so you are all set.

Check the list of programs provided on each CAP webpage. Or, visit the webpage for your major department (such as Chemistry) and look for the CAP listed under Program Information. Some majors are categorized in two CAPs, so students in these majors may find useful resources and events in both CAP groups.

Check in with an academic counselor. It is always best to connect with an academic counselor regarding decisions about your major. Academic counseling is being provided online while we continue with remote learning.

Since CAP events are open to everyone, they are a good opportunity to explore options. Looking through the CAP webpages and using the Career Coach tool can also help you see how your interests may align with a major. Academic counselors and career workshops are available as well.

Yes, events are open to everyone no matter their CAP! They are also a great chance to explore CAPs if you are undecided.

Contact your CAP Community. The CAP Communities are comprised of faculty and peer mentors who are available to answer your questions and provide support. (Spring 2021 CAP Community contact information coming soon.)