From the Desk of the Council: Yunseo Ki

One of the core missions of the Honors Diversity Council is to serve as a voice for marginalized communities on campus and foster a sense of belonging. Their weekly blog posts discuss the experience of students with marginalized identities/and or how the University community can be a more inclusive environment for everyone. This week, YunseoContinue reading “From the Desk of the Council: Yunseo Ki”

Honorable Graduation

If you’re reading this, then that means it’s the Friday before finals week and you’re totally freaking out. It’s okay, us too. Luckily, due to our extensive knowledge of student stress and sadness, we put together another one of our famous Honors end-of-semester collaboration blogs to put smiles back on your hard working faces. ToContinue reading “Honorable Graduation”

Dear Honors: Hug Your Brain to Keep You Sane

It’s the time of year when it feels like everything is falling apart, even though you need to have it together more than ever. We feel that. We truly do. So as you’re wrapping up your final portfolios, presentations, and papers, try to remember that it’s totally okay to relax… until you’re sitting at dinnerContinue reading “Dear Honors: Hug Your Brain to Keep You Sane”

Experience Internships: Teaching Bio at UI

Because we are a STEM-heavy community at Honors (I mean you all, not artsy me, of course), I think many of you will find this particular piece of great interest. Madeline here took an opportunity to intern in a teaching position for a class that many of you have taken or are currently taking. Let’sContinue reading “Experience Internships: Teaching Bio at UI”

Dear Honors: Decoding MyUI (and all of its many functions)

If you love online repositories, university websites, electronic audits, data analysis, and progress tracking, raise your hand. *Crickets.* While I’m sure some of you are jumping for joy (we know our Assessment Director, Emily, definitely is), these subjects may seem daunting and overwhelming for many people. So, yet again, Marina is here to help. MyUIContinue reading “Dear Honors: Decoding MyUI (and all of its many functions)”

Experience Internships: Her Campus Media

As part of the Honors Program’s new process of tracking all of your amazing experiential learning journeys, we are excited to share many of the responses to our students’ pre- and post- experience questionnaires on this blog. A few have already been featured, but I’m pleased to share yet another life-changing internship story, as told byContinue reading “Experience Internships: Her Campus Media”

Dear Honors: How to Earn Honors Credit for Being a World Traveler (aka Studying Abroad)

Study abroad sounds so interesting! I could travel the world while learning about something I love and absorb another culture–maybe even learn a language. But… it’s not quite that simple, is it? Let’s see what Marina has in store for you all this morning. Demystifying the Study Abroad Experience If you’re anything like me, you’ve heard aboutContinue reading “Dear Honors: How to Earn Honors Credit for Being a World Traveler (aka Studying Abroad)”

Dear Honors: Study Hacks & Apps

This post is dedicated to the studious students confused on how to study. Marina has reviewed the most popular study apps that totally beat my steadfast tradition of staring at all of my materials until they magically absorb into my brain… Maybe I should take her advice too. -KK Dear Honors, Even though there areContinue reading “Dear Honors: Study Hacks & Apps”

Mental Spaces–Cortado

Hello, my beautiful humans of honors! I’m so sorry that my food & bev blogs have been on hiatus. With our social media pages gaining so much traffic (thanks, to you all!) in the last few months, our Outreach Team has been quite busy–but you don’t need my excuses. This blog is back to the basics: coffee shops. That means,Continue reading “Mental Spaces–Cortado”

Dear Honors: How to Get Involved Without Getting Overwhelmed

This advice column goes out to all of you Honorables who haven’t quite found your niche and need a push in the right direction. My own unrequited advice to preface Marina’s helpful answer? IT IS OKAY TO TURN DOWN AN OFFER. If you get involved in too many things, your efforts in each activity canContinue reading “Dear Honors: How to Get Involved Without Getting Overwhelmed”