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Honors Connect

Honors Connect is our hub for all things alumni in the South Carolina Honors College. Through our Honors Connect platform, you can update us with your latest exciting news, reach out to our Honors Connect team to promote internships or jobs, volunteer for Honors events like our Lunch & Learns and alumni panels, sign up to be a senior thesis second reader, participate in SCHC alumni Instagram takeovers and so much more.

Keep in touch

We bring together almost 12,000 alumni of all ages and from all walks of life to keep the Honors family connected and growing through events, virtual reunions, various activities and regular communications. 

We also love hearing from our alumni and learning about exciting events in your life! New job? Did you get married, earn another degree, or write a best-selling novel? Have you received awards through your work, service to the community or other activities? We want to hear about it!

Please complete the form below to update your contact information and share recent news.  Check the "Include in AHA!" box if you would like your news published in AHA!, the Honors College's alumni magazine.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Connect with current students

One of the most meaningful ways an alumnus can give back to the Honors community is through engagement with current students. Honors Connect facilitates connections between Honors alumni and current Honors students in creative and helpful ways. Honors alumni can simply fill out our interest form, and we'll get to work connecting them to current students. 

Do you have a job or internship available at your company? Internships are essential to both employers and Honors students as the students practice and develop skills in a real-world, professional environment while also learning more about their chosen career field. For employers, Honors interns bring immense value to a company or office by providing specialized, temporary work for the company, and bringing in their knowledge, drive and fresh ideas, contributing to special projects and ongoing tasks.

Internships are also a great way to create a pipeline for future employees, and ensure that you are hiring the best of the best. A large majority of students will return to their internship site post-graduation to pursue a full-time job, and because they already know the company and have the training, it is an easier transition for the employer.  

If you would like assistance with advertising your job or internship, or to learn more about hosting an intern at your company, you can complete Honors Connect form below, and someone from our team at the Honors College will reach out to you.  

Building a personal relationship with an Honors student is not only a way to give back to the Honors College, but it's also very meaningful to both the alumnus and the student. 

Mentorship can be a short-term or long-term commitment. Whether you want to mentor a pre-law student during the semester in which they are taking the LSAT, or assist a student in your field during their senior year, you can create the relationship that best fits your interests. Mentorship can be with a student in your field, a student interested in moving to your city, or perhaps you have something else in common outside of academics and careers. You can connect in-person or virtually, and through our Honors Connect form, you can indicate the type of mentoring and student population you are interested in.

Informational interviews are an easy, one-time experience. Students use these to prepare themselves for their career and to learn more about different fields. Alumni can utilize these to cultivate relationships with our students and help them understand what it is like to work in a particular field.  Informational interviews typically take about an hour, and can take place over the phone, via video call or in person.

This type of involvement can be as creative as you would like for it to be! While we are happy to provide examples of what this can look like, the Honors Connect form has an open-ended comment box for you to write in your suggestion/idea and then we will work with you to bring that idea to life.  

Some examples of what Honors alumni have done in the past to get social with our students are:  

  • Creating posts for our social media platforms or Instagram takeovers 
  • Lunch & Learn events on campus
  • Virtual and in-person alumni panels 

We want to hear from you!

Please take a moment to connect with us by completing the short form below.

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