Progression 2018 Photo Gallery
“Don’t be afraid to take initiative and reach out to find help and get involved.”
“Networking is super important to help you succeed.”
“My major doesn’t dictate where I (can) expand my interests.”
These are just a few take-away comments offered by around 200 first-year students who packed the CUB Senior Ballroom on Jan. 26 to take part in the Freshman Scholars Progression 2018. The fourth annual, invitation-only event connected high-achieving students with about 30 faculty and staff experts from fields and programs across the University. The host was the Distinguished Scholarships Program.
The students received certificates recognizing their scholastic achievements in their first semester at college, and learned about opportunities to expand their college experience, and make the most of their scholar potential. Topics included: mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities; student clubs and leadership; cultural competencies; professional etiquette; study abroad; and much more.
In three months, self-addressed postcards will be returned to the students as a follow-up to the Progression. On the cards, they listed a few things they intend to pursue as a result of the event. “Get into research,” “join clubs,” “consider internships,” and “study abroad” were the most listed to-do’s.
In the gallery below are thumbnails of photos taken at Progression 2018. Feel free to open and save a version of any of the photos. (They are only being shared with anyone who attended Progression.)