Discovery Series

The Honors Carolina Discovery Series is a sequence of activities and information sessions designed to highlight the program’s benefits, initiatives, and resources. Students learn how to maximize and leverage their membership in Honors Carolina.

Fall 2018

Honors Carolina First Year Brunch

Sunday, August 19
10:00 – 12:00pm
George Watts Hill Alumni Center

A social gathering of all first year Honors Carolina students. Program staff will be on hand to provide useful information about what to expect from your first year. Dress is business casual.

Internships in London for UNC Credit

Wednesday, August 29
10:00am – 3:00pm
In front of Memorial Hall

Chat with Olivia Ingram ’17, the Program Manager at Winston House, UNC’s European Study Centre. Olivia and past program participants will discuss how you can intern in London and earn 15 UNC Honors credit in one semester.

Global Fellowship Application Workshop

Wednesday, August 29 and October 24
6:00 – 7:00pm
Undergraduate Library, Room 205

Join the UNC Writing Center and the Center for Global Initiatives to learn how to write competitive applications for Burch, Carolina Blue, Robinson, and other global fellowships. This is a three-part series of workshops held throughout the year on August 29, October 24, and January 16.

Honors London & Honors DC Information Session

Thursday, August 30
3:00 – 5:00pm
Graham Memorial 039

All students are invited to learn about two Honors Study Abroad programs: Honors Semester in London and Honors Seminar on Public Policy and Global Affairs in Washington, D.C. The information session will include an overview of both programs and a Q&A with past participants. Snacks will be provided.

Study Abroad Fair

Friday, September 7
10:00am – 3:00pm
Great Hall, Student Union

The Study Abroad Fair has representatives from all over the world, study abroad staff, and past study abroad students available to answer your questions about studying almost anywhere in the world! Honors Global will have a table, along with dozens of other programs. Come learn where in the world Honors can take you!

ODS Awards Information Session

Wednesday, September 12
12:30 – 1:30pm
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Want to travel abroad? Planning to attend graduate school? Looking for an award that fits your interests? Join ODS to learn about nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships that can help you fund your goals. Find out how to apply for 15 endorsed awards, and how to find even more opportunities. All majors and years are welcome. Pizza will be served! RSVP here.

P.D. Soros Fellowships for New Americans Information Session

Wednesday, September 12
3:30 – 4:30pm
Phillips 367

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a $90,000 merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school and are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Join us to talk with the Deputy Director of the fellowship and learn how you can apply. Seniors and current graduate students are encouraged to attend.

Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Friday, September 21
12:30 – 1:30pm
Hyde Hall, University Room

Exciting research projects are happening in English, History, Art History and other disciplines in the humanities. Connect with faculty members and student researchers to learn about their experiences, advice, and guidance. Staff from Honors Carolina and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) will discuss a unique fellowship opportunity that can help fund a research project with an IAH Faculty Fellow. Lunch will be provided.

Minor in Entrepreneurship Information Session

Monday, September 27
12:30 – 1:30pm
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The Minor in Entrepreneurship teaches students an entrepreneurial mindset that can be applied in any career. The program consists of four classes and an internship. Successful entrepreneurs serve as professors, directors, advisors, and guest speakers, lending their real-world expertise. Attend this session to connect with Warner Underwood, Director of Student Programming, to learn about the minor and important application information.

Funding Application Workshop

Wednesday, October 24
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Undergraduate Library 205

Join the UNC Writing Center and the Center for Global Initiatives for a collaborative award application workshop at the Undergraduate Library! Led by a Writing Center professional who has read thousands of applications for competitive programs like Fulbright, this workshop is a crash course on the qualities that make an application successful. Get an insider’s view of the selection process and learn strategies for effective writing. CGI will also have a program manager available to discuss travel application tips and strategies to find funding for global programs. This workshop is the second in a series of workshops held throughout the year.

Spring 2018

Going Global with Honors Carolina

Thursday, January 25
12:30 – 1:30pm
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Thinking about studying abroad with Honors Carolina, but not sure where to start? Come learn about the programs Honors has to offer, how and when to apply, and how to fund international experiences. Questions? Contact HonorsBurch@unc.edu

Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Friday, January 26
12:15-1:15pm
Hyde Hall, University Room

Exciting research projects are happening in English, History, Art History and other disciplines in the humanities. Connect with faculty members and student researchers to learn about their experiences, advice, and guidance. Staff from Honors Carolina and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) will discuss a unique fellowship opportunity that can help fund a research project with an IAH Faculty Fellow. Lunch will be provided.

Honors Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, January 30
1:00-3:00pm
Graham Memorial Lounge

Drop by to learn about all of the programs Honors Global has to offer, and speak to Honors Carolina staff members, faculty directors, and program participants!

Undergraduate Research Panel with UG Research Peer Advisors

Wednesday, January 31
6:00-7:30PM
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Are you interested in doing research as an undergraduate student but would like advice about:

  • Finding interesting opportunities on-campus or off?
  • Approaching faculty members?
  • Meeting requirements or expectations?
  • Working in a lab, library, museum, or archive?

If you are curious about paths to conducting research at Carolina, around the state, the U.S., or internationally, join us for an Undergraduate Research Panel to hear from junior and senior students in the Carolina Covenant and UNC Scholars Program! These peer advisors are currently engaged in projects across disciplines, from history to neuroscience to astrophysics. They have conducted research at Carolina, at other universities and institutions in the state and around the U.S., and even traveled internationally to learn more about the exchange of tea and architecture between Imperial Britain and China and study the intersection of music and neuroscience in Australia. Peer advisors have applied for grants and published papers, and are happy to share their advice and best practices with you!

Representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Office of Distinguished Scholarships will be present, and we’ll have plenty of time for Q&A at the end of the evening.

If you’re contemplating research possibilities – from lab work to an Honors thesis – join us to learn more about opportunities and support available to you!

Pizza will be provided.

“Ask the Alumni” Honors Study Abroad Panel

Friday, February 2
12:30-2:00pm
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Want to hear firsthand about students’ experiences on Honors study abroad programs? Come ask questions and get advice from past participants of: Honors Semester in London, Honors Semester in Cape Town, Shakespeare Through Performance in London and Oxford, and the Burch Field Research Seminar in Germany and Spain. Questions? Contact HonorsBurch@unc.edu.

Fall 2017

Honors Carolina First Year Brunch

Sunday, August 20
10:00 am–12:00 noon
George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Social gathering of all first year Honors Carolina students. Program staff will be on hand to provide useful information about what to expect from your first year. Dress is business casual.

Nationally Competitive Scholarship & Honors Carolina Fellowship Info Session

Wednesday, September 13
12:00 noon–1:30 pm
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Interested in Carolina fellowships or nationally competitive scholarships? Join Honors Carolina and the Office of Distinguished Scholarships to learn more about prestigious programs like the Rhodes, Schwarzman, and Knight-Hennessy, as well as Carolina fellowships like Burch, Carolina Blue, and Robinson. Hear from past scholars, meet committee members, and find out how you can apply!

CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT: Be a Maker (BeAM) Orientation

Friday, September 15
11:15 am–12:15pm
Murray Hall, Room 1121

BeAM@Carolina is a network of makerspaces where the UNC community can come together in the design and making of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship, and recreation. Resources are offered for free! Attend a special Honors Carolina BeAM orientation and gain access to the Hanes and Murray makerspaces and additional trainings such as 3D Printing and laser cutting. This hands-on training can help you make your ideas real! No experience necessary.

Truman Scholarship Information Session

Monday, September 25
1:30 pm–3:00 pm
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Third year students planning careers in public service are encouraged to apply for the Truman Scholarship. Scholars are eligible to receive $3,000 for their senior year of undergraduate education and a total of $27,000 for graduate studies. Applicants must plan to pursue a graduate program geared toward public service.

Learn more about the Truman’s application from UNC Truman Committee members Eric Muller and Laurie Mesibov.

Beinecke Scholarship Information Session

Tuesday, September 26
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
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Calling all juniors! The Beinecke Scholarship provides $34,000 to support graduate education. Selected scholars receive $4,000 prior to entering graduate school and the remaining funds are distributed while the recipient completes graduate studies in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. To qualify, students should have a documented history of receiving financial aid during his or her undergraduate years.

Join us to learn more about the Beinecke, find out how to apply, and meet the scholarship’s Director.

CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT: BeAM 3D Printing Demonstration

Wednesday, October 4
12:15 pm–1:15 pm
Graham Memorial Lounge

Did you know UNC students have free access to 3D printers? BeAM@Carolina is a network of makerspaces where the UNC community can come together in the design and making of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship, and recreation. Resources are offered for free! Join us for a 3D printer demonstration and learn how you can create your own project. Free pizza will be offered while supplies last.

CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT: Be a Maker (BeAM) Orientation

Thursday, October 5
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Murray Hall, Room 1121

BeAM@Carolina is a network of makerspaces where the UNC community can come together in the design and making of physical objects for education, research, entrepreneurship, and recreation. Resources are offered for free! Attend a special Honors Carolina BeAM orientation and gain access to the Hanes and Murray makerspaces and additional trainings such as 3D Printing and laser cutting. This hands-on training can help you make your ideas real! No experience necessary.

The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship Information Session

Wednesday, October 11
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Graham Memorial 039

The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship teaches students an entrepreneurial mindset that can be applied in any career.  The program consists of four classes and an internship.  Successful entrepreneurs serve as professors, directors, advisors, and guest speakers, lending their real-world expertise. Attend this session to connect with Warner Underwood, Director of Student Programming, to learn about the minor and important application information.

The Boren Awards Information Session

Wednesday, October 25
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Graham Memorial 039

Boren Awards offers up to $30,000 in international study! Interested in travel and language study? Meet a representative – and past winners – from the Boren Awards, a scholarship opportunity that provides funding for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in regions like Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Join ODS to learn more about the Boren and how you can apply. The Boren Awards has opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. All are welcome to attend!