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. A particularly valuable academic skill that the Honors College promotes is active learning where students in seminars and thesis projects determine their own goals and pursue them by applying creative knowledge. Active learning, as opposed to rote learning, is important for students' educational satisfaction and is highly valued in career and graduate school settings.
The rigors of the Honors curriculum at UVM have enabled 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 at Harvard University, completing a law degree at the University of Pennsylvania, getting a master’s degree in engineering at MIT, finishing a doctorate in veterinary medicine at Cornell University, or pursuing other graduate doctoral study in the humanities, social sciences, and arts. Honors College students have also entered the workforce in droves, and landed positions at Google, Amazon, HBO, Global Foundries, Fuse Marketing, EQUITAS Life Sciences, W. W. Norton & Company, and NextCapital Group, among others. Graduating as an Honors College Scholar is also a chance to give back to a local community or to the broader global society, and 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 Peacecorps.