You'll learn through the University Honors Program and your major that relationships are a big part of your success in college. Life after your undergraduate days is no different. We're working in Honors to create an Honors alumni community, both virtually and face to face. We look forward to helping you create and maintain close connections to your fellow Honors students during college and after graduation. We also look forward to helping you forge connections with our amazing community of Honors alumni, the first of whom graduated with Honors in 1986.
Nowhere better for career preparation
The University Honors Program takes your future career seriously. Our mission is to help you do your most as you develop intellectually, personally and professionally. In addition to offering Honors career counseling, we devote much of the Senior Seminar, HNRS 400, to teaching you to speak convincingly and movingly about your UWEC Honors education. We can help you with your letters of application and are happy to write letters of recommendation that highlight your particular Honors skills and achievements.
And finally, UWEC has an outstanding Career Services office that will help you explore your aptitudes, teach you to write great resumes, show you how to interview successfully, help you find internships and assist in your search for jobs.
Translate Honors into a rewarding career
The director of Honors and the outstanding people in UWEC's Career Services office are always ready to talk careers with you. And it's never too early to start networking with your peers and professors! You can also access Handshake — it's a wonderful place to discover where your outstanding University Honors education could take you next. Thousands of jobs and internships are posted on Handshake at any given time.
More ways to support and engage with Honors
As we build our Honors alumni network, opportunities to serve and collaborate with Honors students and the University Honors Program will grow! Consider serving as a mentor for an Honors student, conducting mock interviews and career coaching in person or via telephone, or offering an internship during spring break or summer. You could also ask the Honors staff members to distribute ads for job or internship opportunities in your organization; we'd be delighted to send announcements to Honors Program students.
Help create our Honors Alumni network
We are excited to hear from you, learn your news and your contact information, collect your memories of your Honors experiences, and connect you with current students and with your Honors friends and acquaintances. Please forward our invitation to fellow Honors students you may be in touch with!
Blugold Honors alum tends to trails and words
In 2014 Rebekah Morrisson graduated from UW-Eau Claire with Honors in creative writing. Now she's writing about her life as a trail worker. Read her story in the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild.
Reaching out to Honors alumni
A vigorous, vibrant, and innovative Honors Program attracts outstanding students to UW-Eau Claire. The program enables them to achieve a superb education and gives them the skills and values they need to become tomorrow's key leaders in their professions.
We invite you to help support our students' educational journeys in Honors. It's up to you...your gift might enable us to keep offering extraordinary Honors colloquia, to create new Honors opportunities and experiences, to fund Honors student scholarships, or to support strategic initiatives that will help make the University Honors Program a national leader in Honors education.
Contact the Honors office to find out more, or give today through the UWEC Foundation link below.