Williams Honors College Students
In developing their natural gifts and talents, honors students also are encouraged to cultivate their leadership skills. This may be as subtle as active participation in classroom and group projects, or more visible roles, such as participation in Emerging Leaders or Phi Delta Epsilon.
As a Williams Honors College student, you have access to an academic adviser and are encouraged to participate in a peer mentoring program. You'll also have unique opportunities for such activities as study abroad programs and service opportunities. In addition, students in the Williams Honors College are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research programs both on campus and throughout the world.
Our students are nationally competitive, and our achievements are recognized by graduate fellowships and awards like the Fulbright scholarship.
Each honors student is assigned an Honors Faculty Advisor, who is a faculty member specializing in the honors student's major field of study.
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Research creates new knowledge and students in the Williams Honors College have unique opportunities to pursue undergraduate research both here at the University of Akron and through nationwide programs.
- National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.
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- Council on Undergraduate Research
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), founded in 1978, is an organization of individual, institutional, and affiliate members from around the world. CUR members share a focus on providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity opportunities for faculty and students.
Service opportunities allow you to give back to the community while gaining valuable experience in (or out of) your field.
International experience and global awareness enhance your academic background and your worldview. Studying abroad is an excellent way to develop academic and professional skills that will enable you to gain a competitive edge in today's job market.
- Learn more from the Study Abroad Office
- 2019 Spring Break Study Abroad trip to Japan