Robert E. Cook Honors College is all about achievement and
opportunity and caring about you as an individual. The professors
and staff spend loads of time with us, learning our
desires and dreams and coaxing us to dream bigger. They
take their personal time to help us see the possibilities
and then do something about it. Most of us would
never have ventured out this far had it not been
for the support and gentle nudging of our mentors to
expand our possibilities.
This is a very supportive environment
for reaching high. Students in our community aren’t cutthroat competitors
eyeing each other’s grade or scholarship application. We have a
different culture here. We support each other and celebrate each
other’s successes. And that translates into everyone from professors to
classmates helping to assure that you graduate with the best
possible education and the best possible credentials so you can
do you want to do.
The Honors College provides
internships, study abroad, employment related to our majors, volunteer work
in our fields to give us experience, opportunities to attend
and present papers at conferences, and openings to publish our
work. Very cool stuff for undergraduate students. We get opportunities
that many students do not. Think about it. How many
of your friends in college ever talk about presenting papers
at national conferences?
The Honors College faculty and staff
take the time to help us develop a four-year plan
and find the right opportunities to complement their educations. Instead
of seeing a sign on some bulletin board about a
possible internship or program, people here will be sending you
e-mails about a special opportunity that looks right for you.
Students can even apply for support from the Honors
College Achievement Fund when an opportunity turns out to be
too expensive for the family budget.