An Edge in the Real World
Honors College Scholars graduate from the University of Vermont with skills that open doors to prospective employers and graduate schools alike: creative, critical, and integrative thinking; fluent written and spoken communication; and imaginative and effective problem solving. The Honors College promotes active learning where students in seminars and thesis projects determine their own goals and pursue them by applying creative knowledge.
The rigors of the Honors curriculum and the active, creative approach to learning enable students to launch their careers, enter elite graduate programs, travel the world, or serve their communities after they graduate. You’ll find recent Honors College alumni studying medicine, completing a law degrees, finishing doctorates in veterinary medicine, and pursuing the full range of master’s and doctoral studies in the humanities, sciences, engineering, social sciences, and the arts. Honors College students have also entered the workforce and landed positions at Google, Amazon, HBO, Global Foundries, Fuse Marketing, EQUITAS Life Sciences, W. W. Norton & Company, and NextCapital Group, among others. For some HCOL alumni, graduating as an Honors College Scholar creates opportunities to give back to a local community or to the broader global society, After graduating many Honors College students travel the country or the world doing postgraduate fellowship work through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the National Institute of Health, Teach for America, or the Peace Corps. Wherever students find themselves after graduation, the Honors College opens doors and helps create opportunities for post-UVM success.