Many of our recent graduates have found engaging and rewarding work to pursue as they leave UVM and the Honors College. You'll find a summary of student employment post-graduation in the commencement article in this newsletter. But, in these economic times, a number of students have not yet been successful in their search for the right job. Thoughts naturally turn in these circumstances to what we might do to prepare students appropriately for successful entry into the job market. It is tempting to think of resume preparation, cover letter writing and the like as the areas to emphasize if students are to be successful. However, we feel that a developmental perspective to career counseling is more fruitful. Dean Rizvi's Message
UVM Honors College Class of 2011 Inducted as Honors College Scholars
On Saturday, May 21, the fourth Honors College graduating class gathered in the Ira Allen Chapel to be conferred as Honors College Scholars. Having completed their rigorous coursework as well as their theses, these students were decorated as some of the most outstanding academic and intellectual members of the University of Vermont's Class of 2011.
Honors College Class of 2011
Photo gallery of HC Commencement Ceremony
Student Research Conference Draws Record Number of Participants
On April 26 the University of Vermont held its annual Student Research Conference (SRC) at the Davis Center. Co-sponsored by the Honors College, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Graduate College, the SRC showcases the scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. This year’s event saw a record number of participants and attendees. Two hundred and thirty-eight students, mentored by 150 UVM faculty, presented their research and creative projects. Half the participants were undergraduates who represented each of UVM's colleges.
Student Research Conference
Meet the 2011 Honors College Scholars
For four years, the 2011 Honors College Scholars took classes together, engaged in discussion together, did research together and studied together. Now that they've finished college together, we've compiled a list of who they are, their college, and the graduation awards they received.
The 2011 Honors College Scholars
Fond Farewells to Honors College, UHN Residential Life Staff
Three staff members who have been integral in creating a happy, safe and motivated learning community within the Honors College community will be moving on to new positions this summer. Student Leadership Coordinator Cait Bjellquist and Assistant Resident Director Viraj Patel, both of whom graduated from UVM's Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program this past May, will be pursuing full-time positions in Boston and Washington, D.C., respectively. Resident Director Patrick Hale will continue to be a Resident Director at UVM, but is moving to a different building. The Honors College wishes all of them well, and best of luck on their next adventures.
June: New Student Orientation
Not long after graduation ends, incoming first year students will begin flocking to the University of Vermont for New Student Orientation. The three-day session will provide the Honors College Class of 2015 with the chance to register for their fall classes, select roommates, and receive information on university resources that will enable them to thrive during their time on campus. In addition, several clubs, activities and student life organizations will be on hand throughout orientation so students can get more information on various opportunities outside of the classroom that can help them further develop their interests and find their niche on campus.
Orientation sessions will be taking place throughout June, but not all sessions will include the Honors College pre-orientation events. For more information on which orientation session is right for you or your student, go here.