University of Vermont

The Honors College

Message from the Dean - June 2013

Abu Rizvi

We celebrated the accomplishments of 112 Honors College Scholars at our recognition ceremony during Commencement Weekend on May 18. And we're expecting a record number of almost twice as many first-year students to join us this coming fall. We will endeavor to prepare them for life at UVM as well as life after they graduate. Considering the success of our most recent graduates in entering graduate programs and the job market, our students are likely to fare well.

A large number of our recent graduates are heading off to graduate and professional school, many in the biomedical and life sciences. For example, students are staying at UVM to study speech language pathology, cell biology, food systems, and medicine. Others are going to the University of Florida for veterinary medicine, University of Buffalo for nursing practice, Brown University for paleobiology, and the University of Cardiff (Wales) for Fulbright research on cancer and genetics. Yet other students are headed to Oxford to study Greek and Latin, Harvard for theatre training, and Northeastern for law.

Most of our graduates are headed for employment directly. They include students in education and social services: a number will be working for Teach for America (and they will concurrently enroll in graduate school in education) and others at the Ally Coalition, Howard Center, and Hope Works. Several students also plan to teach abroad, either on a Fulbright Fellowship (former Honors College students are off to Germany and Korea) or a Princeton in Asia Fellowship. There are graduates who will be employed at McGladrey Consulting, Pratt and Whitney, Epic Systems, and General Electric. Some are entering farming at Robert Frost Farm and Canaan Family Farm. Many will be employed at educational institutions such as Northfield Mount Hermon School, Summit School, Thetford Academy, University of Maryland, and Brandeis University. Others will be employed at Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, the Chittenden Country Regional Planning Commission, and the Helen Day Art Center. A fair number are entering health care and research professions at, for example, Yale New Haven Hospital, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the National Institutes of Health.

Enjoy this newsletter. As always, I look forward to hearing from you. This successful program

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