Serve as a Peer Advisor in the Honors College office
Participate in a UMass Registered Student Organization (RSO)
Assist a faculty member with his/her research (and maybe earn credit for it via an Honors Independent Study)
Investigate and plan ahead for study abroad through the International Programs Office
Research internships and career opportunities through the Career Services Office
Familiarize yourself with the honors thesis or project requirement and discuss potential research opportunities with faculty and advisors. Attend the Undergraduate Research Conference in late spring to see what other students are doing.
Ensure Your Academic Success!
Make use of the campus' W.E.B. DuBois Library, including the Learning Commons (lower level), and the Learning Resource Center (10th floor)
Keep copies of all coursework assignments until you receive your final grades on SPIRE
Keep copies of contracts, forms and email exchanges with faculty and staff (e.g., Honors Independent Study, Change of Major)
Find good study partners
Build supportive relationships with faculty and advisors: read their website profiles and look for mutual interests then arrange a chat and maybe an Honors Independent Study
Develop cross-cultural competency skills: learn a language and take advantage of University and Five-College cultural programs such as the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success
Regularly consult your online SPIRE “Academic Requirements Report” (ARR) for the status of your degree requirements. Meet with a CHC advisor to cross-reference the ARR with a status report of your CHC requirements.
When you declare a major, meet with your department's Honors Program Director and explore the possibility of pursuing Departmental Honors(DH)