Honor Students Competitive Edge

With an Honors Portfolio, you will set your personal, academic and professional goals. Your Portfolio presents your talents, skills and experiences in a way that sets you apart from the competition when applying for jobs, fellowships, scholarships and graduate schools.

Examples include:

Discover how volunteering at refugee services connects to your biology major and propels you to graduate school in public health.

Create a strategic plan to earn a Fulbright award exploring how popular Mongolian musicians are using hip-hop to address social issues.

Highlight your studio art and community service experiences to position you for an internship with a graffiti art program in New York.

Collect a portfolio of creative non-fiction that will score you a spot in Columbia's top-rated graduate journalism program.

Write compelling personal statements and gather references to create targeted applications for anything from a communications position with a television station to an internship with the FBI.

Articulate how your musical avocation makes you a better person, student, and future physician.



"A strong community of dedicated individuals is probably one of the best benefits of Honors for me.  I have developed friendships with friends who honestly care about their education and who want to do well at Roanoke College.  They want to go above and beyond and get involved with the multiple club opportunities on campus.  There is almost an instant connection with these individuals from the moment you get to meet one another."

- Rebecca Siar '15

"The breadth of experiences I gained from the Honors Program, particularly through the foreign language component and cultural events, led me to a job teaching English in Spain, while my mentors and peers encouraged me to apply for the prestigious Fulbright scholarship, which would allow me to research public health in Mexico. The program´s focus on and support of multidisciplinary interests has given me the tools I need to continue pursuing my dream to serve underrepresented and minority communities as a physician and public health care advocate. "

- Victoria Godwin '14