Category Archives: Careers

Freaky Friday: Dean Edition

Do you have big ideas for the Honors College? Have you ever wanted to see the “inner workings” of higher education administration? Would you like enviable offices, shelves upon shelves of medieval literature, and the title of “head honcho” here … Continue reading

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Saving Cash on Great Lash: Iliana Cuts Costs at L’Oreal

If you forget any of your safety equipment, you’re likely to get a firm nudge before you pass the first production line. The workers tromp around in steel-toed boots, goggles and hairnets while automated machines whir to life about them. … Continue reading

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Meet Jason Blankenship, Director of Retention and Student Advising

Not sure where to start on the honors thesis? Wondering if you can go pre-med and major in classics? You’ve got questions … Jason Blankenship can help you find the answers. Blankenship brings 14 years of experience to his role … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Artist, Mid-Career: 5 Questions for Jura Margulis

Pianist Jura Margulis has won international acclaim for his compellingly communicative performances, as well as for the range of his tonal palette and his consummate virtuosity. He has performed around the world for 35 years and has recorded twelve CDs … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Research Travel

 You’ve received an Honors College Travel grant to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Or maybe you’re a history major, and you’ve got a travel grant to fund research at the Lyndon … Continue reading

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Rec Letters Count: Tips from Two Pros

Dreaming of studying abroad in Barcelona next summer, or need help with the plane ticket to present your work at a national conference? The Honors College can help. We give out $500,000 – $1 million in grants each year, and … Continue reading

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Making Waves: Michael Berumen, B.S. in zoology, summa cum laude, ’01

  Along the golden shores of Saudi Arabia, honors alumnus Michael Berumen (B.S. in zoology, summa cum laude, ’01) is making history. As the leader of a marine biology lab based at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology … Continue reading

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Encountering the Past at Crystal Bridges: An APSI Initiative

In my time as an AP history student, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to a wide variety of material that gave me glimpses of the past, from documents to photographs to snippets of music. The most valuable sources, … Continue reading

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Hannah Breshears: Presenting in Providence

Honors architectural studies and history graduate Hannah Breshears recently presented research at the Environmental Design Research Association’s annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island. While there, she received valuable feedback from other participants and rubbed shoulders with big names in the … Continue reading

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In Which a Recruiting Call Leads to Published Research on ‘Small-World’ Trade Networks, and Real-World Non-Profit Work

From a crowded field of acceptances and scholarship offers, high school senior Stuart Shirrell had narrowed down his college choices to two: a prestigious private school located on the East Coast, and the University of Arkansas. He decided to place … Continue reading

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