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.
Students who take advantage of the many undergraduate research and co-curricular opportunities UVM offers have a decided edge in the competition for admission to graduate schools. Students in the Honors College are expected to become immersed in campus life, both through their scholarly work and their active involvement in clubs and organizations.
Bob Pepperman Taylor, founding dean of the Honors College, said, "As dual citizens of the Honors College and the greater university, our students have a responsibility to become actively involved in the student body."