Thursday, July 28, 2011

Reasons to Join RAPP #2: Your Major Doesn't Matter

This is part two in an on-going series on reasons to join RAPP.

One key myth that we spend time debunking in RAPP is:

"RAPP is only for liberal arts majors"

In 2008 I started keeping track of in which colleges and majors RAPPers study.

I've learned that while a chunk (1/3-1/2) of RAPPers have consistently come from the College of Arts & Sciences, our next most represented colleges are consistently the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services, the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.  

Despite their smaller student populations, we always have a healthy amount of students from DAAP, Allied Health Sciences, and College Conservatory of Music.  

On an exciting note, we continue to increase participation of students from UC's regional campuses: UC Clermont and UC Blue Ash.  In RAPP XXVI we had four students who commuted in from regional campuses and we hope to continue to involve students from there.

One of the many exciting parts of the RAPP 25 Year Reunion was connecting with RAPPers from the first group through the current group and seeing how broad the group's professional spread was.  

In the spirit of continuing to learn more about how RAPP has been beneficial to RAPPers in many fields, we've recently set up a RAPP LinkedIn group.  Be sure to join if you're on there!

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