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Honors Carolina is a community of scholars, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, historians, athletes, activists, and more. We celebrate our diversity and believe that our differences—and our shared experiences—make us smarter and stronger.
From an Honors Carolina new student orientation session before you begin classes to a graduation reception when you complete your degree, we will host many events and activities for you and your classmates. You’ll build and strengthen the bonds of friendship at concerts, peer mentoring sessions, 3D printing demonstrations, career treks, final exam study sessions, coffee breaks with visiting alumni, a first year student gathering in August, an art museum gala in the fall, and weekly dinners, workshops, and information sessions.
Events are categorized into four categories:
  • Wellness Wellness is a critical component of student success. Multiple dimensions of wellness can include: physical, spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, and financial.
  • Journey Your journey is made up of two components – mindset and skill set. Learn about the journeys of others and build the skills necessary to talk about/market your own journey.
  • Network Your network is a community made of up friends, faculty/staff, mentors, alumni, family, and more.
  • Opportunities Come learn about global programs, internships, jobs, leadership positions, research experiences, fellowships, and shadowing experiences, and more.
  • Shaded programs highlight our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

 

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January 2021

Welcome Back… What Now? (Student Leader Panel for Involvement)

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to get involved on campus and uncertain where to start? Whether you are taking classes remotely or living on campus, this session is for you. Join us for a panel discussion with student leaders who can tlak about how to get involved, what they've learned along their Carolina journey, and tips for success. And wait, there is more! Participants will have an opportunity to win free Carolina give-a-ways! This event is sponsored by Student Life & Leadership, Carolina Away,…

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Map the System Global Challenge Information Session

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Social Innovation @ UNC for an information session about Map the System! Come hear from last year’s UNC winner, ask questions about the competition, and meet other students interested in forming teams. This competition is a great chance to show your passion for social change and to learn more about systems mapping... because solving the world's most complex problems doesn't have to be complicated. A finalist will be chosen amongst teams competing at UNC and receive a cash prize of $500, brought…

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Resume Workshop

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A great resume will help you stand out and get the opportunity of your dreams. We'll discuss organizing your content, crafting impressive bullet points, formatting tricks that make a huge difference, and more. This event is for all years and all majors. This event is sponsored by Honors Carolina. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform.

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An Honors Carolina PRIDE Discussion with Local Leaders about LGBTQ+ Protections

January 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle, Hillsborough Commissioner Matt Hughes, and Chapel Hill Town Council Members Karen Stegman and Tai Huynh as they discuss the recent passage of non-discrimination ordinances in their cities. In December 2020, a statewide ban on local governments passing non-discrimination ordinances expired in North Carolina. Local officials here in Orange County showed true leadership by coordinating introduction of comprehensive anti-discrimination protections in its municipalities. Register on the Go Anywhere platform.

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Structures of Inequality: Moving Forward on Equity and the Media

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the fall, Honors Carolina kicked off an ongoing examination of Systems of Inequality with a series of programs on structural racism. This semester, we will turn our attention to related questions of bias and discrimination. Topics will range from equity in the media to the rural-urban divide, college access, and mental health. We invite all members of the UNC community to join us for six topical discussions with faculty and professional experts, each paired with an hour of action.…

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February 2021

UNC Men’s Basketball Game Watch Party

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come cheer on the Men's Basketball team as they take on the Clemson Tigers! We’ll set up a casual Zoom room, so that you can cheer on the Tar Heels while you relax and chat with classmates. Everyone will access the game on their own (learn more here), but we’ll all connect and engage in the same Zoom room. This is a very informal event. Go Heels! This event is sponsored by Honors Carolina. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform.

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Conversations with Alumni: Noam Argov ’15, Filmmaker, Nat Geo Explorer, MFA in Film Directing at NYU

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Noam Argov '15 is a film writer/director, National Geographic Explorer, and MFA Candidate in Film Writing/Directing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She brings experience directing and producing independent documentary films, and writing/directing her own narrative films. Commercially, she has partnered with major outdoor, travel and tech companies for branded content, telling diverse stories with human-interest and vulnerability. Join us for a conversation with Noam about her path. Register on the Go Anywhere platform.

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Should I Go To Law School?

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thinking about applying to law school, but not sure it's the right decision for you? Certain you want to go to law school, but you've never fully explored why? This event has you covered. We'll discuss ways to explore if law school is the right path for you, solid reasons for attending, and reasons for attending that are more problematic. All years are welcome to attend. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform. This event is sponsored by Honors Carolina.

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ODS General Information Session

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an overview of the major scholarships we endorse, as well as have the opportunity to meet past scholarship recipients and committee chairs! This information session will allow students time to ask questions one-on-one with committee chairs and past scholarship recipients. Register here.

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Structures of Inequality: Hour of Action

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Reserve this hour to get involved, volunteer your time, or learn more about systemic racism. We will meet, offer options for activism you can complete during this hour, and then check back in to report what we accomplished. Register on the Go Anywhere platform.

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Applying to Law School

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Applying to law school is easy . . . said nobody ever. But with the right planning, you can make the process work for you. We'll walk through the application process and discuss tips and tricks to help you create an outstanding application package. This event may be most helpful to 3rd year students and to 4th years who plan to apply following graduation, but all years are welcome to attend. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform. This event is…

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Marshall, Mitchell, & Rhodes Scholarships Information Session

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us to learn about extraordinary opportunities for graduate study and funding in the UK and Ireland from ODS Director, Dr. Inger Brodey and Professor Jane Hawkins! All majors and years encouraged to attend. Register here.

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Structures of Inequality: Moving Forward on Rural Urban Divide and Health Care

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the fall, Honors Carolina kicked off an ongoing examination of Systems of Inequality with a series of programs on structural racism. This semester, we will turn our attention to related questions of bias and discrimination. Topics will range from equity in the media to the rural-urban divide, college access, and mental health. We invite all members of the UNC community to join us for six topical discussions with faculty and professional experts, each paired with an hour of action.…

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Structures of Inequality: Hour of Action

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Reserve this hour to get involved, volunteer your time, or learn more about systemic racism. We will meet, offer options for activism you can complete during this hour, and then check back in to report what we accomplished. Register on the Go Anywhere platform.

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Schwarzman Scholarship Information Session

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Office of Distinguished Scholarships and representative, Wyatt Bruton, to learn about how you can apply and receive funding for a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics, and society. Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, with concentrations in either public policy, economics and business, or international studies. Register here.

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UNC Center for Civil Rights Presents Symposium on the Past, Present, and Future of the Equal Protection Clause

February 18 @ 9:00 am - February 19 @ 5:00 pm

The UNC Center for Civil Rights is excited to present “Equal Protection’s Grand Promise and Betrayals: Reconstruction, Plessy to Bakke and Beyond: Is There a Way Forward?” The symposium will explore the origins, present status, and the future promise of the Equal Protection Clause. Speakers and panelists will discuss how the U.S. Supreme Court may have lost its jurisprudential way, with far-reaching and adverse consequences, especially for people of color, in the areas of school desegregation, housing and employment law, access to governmental services, the criminal justice system,…

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Frank Porter Graham Lecture presents: The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner

February 18 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Professor Foner is on the country’s preeminent historians of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. He has authored more than twenty books, including the magisterial text, Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877 (1988), and most recently, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution. In 2011, he won the Pulitzer Prize for The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. The 2021 Frank Porter Graham Lecture is hosted in partnership with the UNC Center for Civil Rights’ online symposium titled “Equal…

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Soros Scholarship Information Session

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join ODS and Yulian Ramos, Soros Deputy Director, to learn more about the Soros Fellowships, which grant up to $90,000 to 30 people for tuition, fees, and stipend support over two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the U.S. for immigrants and children of immigrants. Register here.

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Mind the Gap: Planning a Powerful Gap Year Experience

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A gap year experience (which happens the year following college graduation and before starting graduate school) can be a life-changing opportunity that helps prepare you for graduate school and makes you an even stronger graduate school candidate. This event will explore the benefits (and drawbacks) of gap years, factors to consider as you plan, and various gap year options. This event is geared towards 3rd and 4th year students, but all years are welcome to attend. Register on the Go…

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Knight-Hennessy Scholars Information Session

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join representatives from the Knight-Hennessy Scholars programs to learn how you can receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford University, including the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars’ program in the world. Register here.

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