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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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February 2021

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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Navigating Virtual Job Fairs and Finding Jobs/Internships

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graham Memorial, Room 039 (Basement Level), 218 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Searching for a job or internship? Carolina is hosting several virtual career fairs this spring. Join us for a conversation about how to leverage the fairs and connect with employers in virtual career fair settings. We’ll also share job search resources and highlight internship and job postings on the Go Anywhere platform. Register on the Go Anywhere platform. This event is sponsored by Honors Carolina.

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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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CALM – Cash and Liability Management for College Students

February 24 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

What’s your money story? We all have one, and it’s often based on cash flow. In this workshop, we’ll share a simple 3 bucket system you can use to manage your cash flow. It is simple enough to learn in 30 minutes, and powerful enough to last you a lifetime. Bring your favorite money questions for the Q&A after the discussion! Register on the Go Anywhere Platform. This event is sponsored by Honors Carolina.

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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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Graham Gathering: Pomodoro Study Session

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Having trouble focusing while studying? Join the Honors Carolina Student Association in a Pomodoro study session. We will have two 45-minute study sessions with a 15-minute break after each study session where you will be able to get to meet and chat with your fellow honors peers. Register on the Go Anywhere platform to let us know you can make it!

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Honors Carolina Black Excellence Student & Alumni Mixer

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

Please join the Black Success Network for the Black Excellence Student & Alumni Mixer. This event will highlight the Black Excellence of Honors Carolina students and UNC alumni. During this event, Black students and alumni will be able to celebrate one another while building community through various breakout sessions to network, fellowship, and more. Register on the Go Anywhere Platform. This event is sponsored by Honors Carolina.

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Alumni Conversations: Malik Jabati ’19, Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Malik Jabati '19 graduated with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics and a minor in Philosophy, Politics & Economics. He was a Morehead-Cain Scholar and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Golden Fleece. As a Phillips Ambassador, Malik spent the spring of his sophomore year studying at the National University of Singapore. Malik just joined McKinsey & Company as a Business Analyst,…

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SpeakOut: an Honors Carolina PRIDE conversation with Tony Kearney ’87

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join alumnus Tony Kearney (Director, Strategic Relationships/Planned Parenthood Southeast) for coffee and conversation. Tony specializes in identifying, building, and fostering organizational relationships that build connections between Planned Parenthood and allies. We invite you to visit with Tony and learn more about his career, his community involvement, and how he maintains close ties with his beloved alma mater through service on various boards and committees. Register on the Go Anywhere platform.

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Structures of Inequality: Moving Forward on College Access

February 25 @ 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 deconstructing the gender binary. We invite all members of the UNC community to join us for topical discussions with faculty and professional experts. Please join us for “Moving Forward…

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Conversations with Carolina Faculty: Prof. Jeffrey Mittelstadt

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

Jeff Mittelstadt teaches courses in sustainable enterprise and is executive director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise. He is a career sustainability professional dedicated to using the triple bottom line and breakthrough capitalism concepts to drive profitable business opportunities for positive social and environmental impact. He founded the non-profit WildSides, which creates educational and documentary multimedia, including the award-winning  film “Staring Down Fate.” He also founded a multimedia and consulting firm, Rootspective, to help consumers and companies make decisions based on their unique social, environmental/human health and economic…

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The HCSA Women’s Leadership Forum presents: The Power of Pivot

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Honors Carolina Women’s Leadership Forum is an annual event that invites students, alumni, faculty, and staff to engage in important dialogue and expand professional networks. The Honors Carolina Student Association (HCSA) and Honors Carolina invite the campus community to join us for a moderated panel discussion with Dr. Gloria Thomas, Director for the Carolina Women’s Center, about the dynamics of pursuing unexpected opportunities and paths. The event is free and open to all. Panelist include: Dr. Gloria Thomas, Director, Carolina…

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March 2021

Resume and Cover Letter Express

March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Applying to jobs or internships, but not sure where to begin with your resume and cover letters? We'll get you on the right track, and fast. We'll share tips and answer any questions you have along the way. Register on the Go Anywhere platform. This event is sponsored by Honors Carolina.

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Black Success Network: Intro to the Consulting Profession

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Have you heard about working in consulting after UNC, but not quite sure what consulting is? No matter your field of study, consulting has opportunities for various majors and minors. Join the Black Success Network & a few Honors Carolina alumni who work in consulting to gain a better understanding for the consulting profession, the different types of consulting, what the jobs entail, and ask whatever questions you may have. Register on the Go Anywhere platform.

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Alumni Conversations: Elizabeth Hess ’12, Director of Communications at Johannes Leonardo

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

Join Elizabeth Hess ’12, Director of communications at Johannes Leonardo for an informal conversation to learn about her path in public relations and communications. She is excited to share advice and tips that she has learned along the way. Register on the Go Anywhere platform. This event is sponsored by Honors Carolina.

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Finding and Applying to Nonprofit Opportunities

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Working or interning in the nonprofit sector can be immensely rewarding. The large volume and variety of nonprofits out there makes this sector very exciting and, when looking for opportunities, sometimes a little overwhelming. This event will discuss the variety of roles available at nonprofits, skills that nonprofits value, and tips for identifying and applying to nonprofit opportunities. This event is sponsored by Honors Carolina. Register on the Go Anywhere platform.

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Internship & Job Search Express

March 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Still looking for a summer internship or your first job for post-graduation? We’ll review some tips and tools to help you in your search. Register on the Go Anywhere platform. This event is sponsored by Honors Carolina.

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Meet the Honors Carolina Coaches

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Did you know that Honors Carolina coaches are available to support you with things like strategizing your internship search, polishing your resume, and practicing your interview skills? They can also answer questions about how to get involved in faculty-mentored research, connect with alumni, and prepare for graduate/professional school. Join us for this informal event to get to know the coaching team and to learn more about their professional backgrounds and experiences.

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