Some of us knew what we wanted to do and be our whole lives. But for many sixteen and seventeen year-old high school students, choosing where to go to college and what they want to do with the rest of their lives is a huge decision, full of uncertainty and anxiety. So when the University of Kentucky asked us to help lead students through the decision process, we were inspired by knowing we were helping the next generation of doctors, researchers and artists find their path in life.
Between 20% and 50% of students entering college are undecided about their major, let alone their career after school.
of high school students enter college undeclared
of college freshmen have not declared a major
of college seniors intend to get a grad degree
Built to look and feel like a native app with an easy-to-use interface, the design works seamlessly and beautifully across all devices. In three easy steps, future or current students and their parents can browse majors by simply choosing their interests, potential careers, or entering keyword phrases.
Getting useful information about a particular major or degree program used to mean a trip to the admissions office to browse a spinning carousel of printed course catalogs. Recently, these course catalogs were made available online as downloadable PDFs. While this made the information more accessible, there was no interactivity in browsing PDFs. And maintaining an ever-changing library of PDFs also proved to be labor-intensive and unsustainable internally. Our solution centralized the course and major information into a searchable database, creating a more immersive experience for students and a more manageable process for administrators.
Tyler Gayheart, Director of Communications & Technology
University of Kentucky