First student-led English meet n’ greet

Students visit English club tables. Photo by Audrey Meno

Game of Thrones was the theme of this year’s “Meet n’ Greet” for current and aspiring English majors and minors at the UOG Lecture Hall. The event, hosted by members from The English Society, was held on Thursday October 26 2017.


English professors performing an informative skit.

This event allowed UOG students to get familiar with English organizations, advisors and professors and encourages other students to declare and graduate with an English degree.

Attendees had the opportunity to network with fellow English majors, minors and staff members, and learn more about what this degree has to offer.

This is the first English meet n’ greet I’ve attended and being able to participate as a new TES member was a really fun experience,” said UOG student Kristin Cruz.

Professors did table outreach advising on the benefits of each English major emphasis such as Education, Linguistics, Writing and their requirements.

Students were also able to sign up for the book club and learn about publishing opportunities through storyboard at the club organizations and writing table.

I appreciate how the English department makes an effort to open up to the rest of the UOG community each year and share what it’s like to be English majors or writing minors,Cruz said.

The event was engaging and interactive. Professors and advisors were set up around six different tables dedicated to informing aspiring and interested students.

The English Society student council members facilitated the event throughout the evening.

Council members include President Kiana Brown, vice president Via DeFant, secretary Nikko Capati, treasurer Jericha Javier, historian Aubrey Yatar, and PRO Christen Dimalanta.


Students participated in Game of Thrones themed activities.


The meet n’ greet was interactive with the games such as jeopardy, musical chairs and charades. Winning individuals and teams won prizes. There was also raffle drawings and prizes decorated to fit in with The Game of Thrones theme of the night.


Attendees enjoyed Fiesta plates and beverages provided by the event.

I really loved all the games,” Cruz said. “I thought those were the highlight of the night especially the ones that were group effort because it got everyone involved.

I think it’s really important to try to make other students aware of what our program is like so that hopefully they will switch over or declare as English majors,Cruz said.

The event was a successful and engaging tool used to inform students on what the English major has to offer and its different emphasis and organizations.

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