The Honors Abilities are a set of competencies that you will develop as an honors student. They were established by the college in collaboration with individuals from industry, small business, academia, public service, non-profits, and startup companies who are alumni, entrepreneurs, innovators, coaches, corporate executives, artists, and humanitarians. We all agreed that to prepare yourself for life after graduation and to excel in whatever role you imagine for yourself, these nine abilities are the key.
Be Open to New Experiences
Become comfortable with uncertainty
Satisfy curiosity, discover passion, and ignite imagination over your lifetime
Move intentionally outside of your comfort zone, take risks, celebrate success, and learn from failure
Understand and adapt by listening across differences and contribute your story with respect and humility
Engage in Mentorship
Accept and value shared guidance and knowledge, and fulfill this need for others
Value Diverse Perspectives
Engage with others to exchange perspectives, synthesize ideas, and exhibit compassion
Build self-awareness through reflection, listening, and experience
Balance Confidence and Humility
Recognize your strengths and limitations and fulfill your personal need to grow in leadership and followership
Act With Purpose
Seize opportunities and pursue goals with purpose, creativity, and integrity.