Pre-Approved Experiences

Each of the 50+ pre-approved experiences is a unique opportunity with experiential components and built-in reflection. They cover a variety of topics and types of involvement from campus, to the local Cincinnati community, and even destinations domestic and abroad.

The pre-approved experiences will count as honors experiences if completed as directed (by the contact listed) and showcased in your learning portfolio within one month of completing the experience. Application deadlines are can be months earlier than the beginning of the experience, so plan accordingly. Please note that some of the programs listed on these pages have competitive application processes and/or specific deadlines. For more information about a particular program/project, please visit the website or contact the individual listed below.

Program Contact Exp # Description
AACRC Transitions Brittany Bibb 1 First-year experience for students of color
Accelerating Racial Justice Kathy Nguyen 1 5 day summer program in August; Priority deadline is early June
Bearcat Buddies Lead Tutor Liz Susong 1  
Breakthrough Cincinnati Tiffany Dolder-Holland 2 Apply early spring semester
BRIMS: Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students Cindy Bachurski    
Character-Based Leadership (Lindner Honors-PLUS only) Raqule Crawley 1 Register for fall semester course
Credit-bearing Study Abroad Your UHP advisor 1  
Crossroad Health Center Volunteer Internship Program (VIP) Crossroad Health Center 1 Applications generally due 2 months before 2 start date
Emerging Ethnic Leaders Peer Leader Nicole Ausmer 1  
Engineering Diplomats Leadership Team
Oxana Prokhorova 1-2 Experience range based on domestic/international involvement
Engineers Without Borders International Travel Margaret Kupferle 1  
Experience-Based Learning & Career Education -  International Experience Programs Erin Bove 2  
Gateway Peer Leader Meghan Morris 1 Apply online
GlobeMed GROW Internship Robin Selzer

1  
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Megan Minton 1  
Lindner Honors-PLUS Business Ethics Raqule Crawley 1 Register for summer semester
International Chemistry Research Exchange Noe Alvarez 1 Register for CHEM5021 or CHEM5030 in spring
International Co-op Program Gayle Elliott 2 Apply through Professional Assessment + Learning (PAL)
LCB PACE Leader Jenn Lewis 1 Lindner College of Business students only; capped at 2 experiences
LeaderShape®Institute Participant Shanon Cunningham 1 Apply online during Fall semester
LeaderShape®Institute On-Site Coordinator Shanon Cunningham 1 Apply online
Student Leadership Certificate Kristin Ramey-Ford 1 Undergraduate Certificate program. Notify your honors advisor if interested and submit Declaration of Certificate form online
Learning Commons Student Staff Internships  Learning Commons 1

You must register for and complete INT1000 (honors section) for any of the on-campus internships listed to count as an honors experience. 

In the Learning Commons, these on-campus internships include Learning Community Peer Leaders, Academic Coaches, Supplemental Instruction Leaders, Peer Tutors, Academic Writing Center Tutors, and Learning Assistants. 

McNair Prep Stephanie Davis 1 Apply in Mid-February of first year
McNair Scholars Stephanie Davis 2 Apply in Mid-February of second year
Models II CEAS Research Jeff Kastner 1 CEAS students only
On-Campus Internship Kelly Thompson 1

You must register for and complete INT1000 (honors section) for any of the on-campus internships listed to count as an honors experience. 

In the Learning Commons, these on-campus internships include Learning Community Peer Leaders, Academic Coaches, Supplemental Instruction Leaders, Peer Tutors, Academic Writing Center Tutors, and Learning Assistants. 

Other departments offering internships may include the Student Run Free Clinic, CET&L, University Press, University Libraries, One Stop, Campus Services, A&S First Year to Career Office, Athletics, ELCE, Campus Recreation, and RED. 

Protege Undergraduate Research James Boerio 2 Email Dr. James Boerio in early January to express interest
RAPP: Racial Awareness Program Kathy Nguyen 1 Prioirity deadline is September 1
Robotics Practicum Rob Montjoy 1 CEAS students only. Must register for the course
Student Orientation Coordinator (SOC) Tony Williams 1 Apply by early November if you previously served as a SOL
Student Orientation Leader (SOL) Tony Williams 1 Apply in mid-January
Study Abroad - Lindner Honors-PLUS Raqule Crawley 1 Lindner Honors-PLUS students only. Must register for the course
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Cindy Bachuski 2 Apply in February
Taft Undergraduate Research Award Taft Research Center 2 Apply by early March
Teaching Assistant at Chongqing University Sherry Liao 2 Apply through Professional Assessment + Learning (PAL)
Teaching Assistant for Freshman Engineering classes Jeff Kastner 1  
The Washington Center Brodie Theis 2 Register for INTO3030 Section 2; Applications reviewed on rolling basis; 1 exp. for seminar, 1 exp. for internship
UHP Biomedical Research and Mentoring Program (RaMP) Cindy Bachuski 1 Apply in October
UHP IGNITE Neil Choudhury 1 Apply in March/April
UHP Welcome Retreat Coordinator Bria Howard 1 Apply in October
UHP Discover Mandy Shoemaker 2 Apply in early February
UK Fulbright Summer Institutes Jenny Hyest 1 Apply in February
Upspring 360 Summer Camp for Children Experiencing Homelessness Lenice Williams 1 Apply in April
Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL) Deborah Marke 1/year Apply in mid-February
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Heather Norton 2 Apply in March