Featured Student: Kyla Jung
The Honors Scholar Program Has Made Me Proud to Be an Honors Student
A Guest Post by Senior Kyla Jung
I remember the day I reluctantly decided not to do an Honors thesis as if it was just yesterday. Feelings of regret and disappointment came charging in like Ralphie at a CU football game. It took me a while to get over the fact that I would not be recognized as an Honors student just because I had no desire to partake in a rigorous research project. Having switched my major halfway through my undergraduate degree, I had no clue on what to research when the time came to start the process of an Honors thesis. I knew that doing an Honors thesis was a massive undertaking, so I needed to be motivated and passionate about what I was researching in order to put together a coherent thesis. Although I commend those students who undertake the challenges and responsibilities of an Honors thesis, I know that it is not something I am personally interested in or have time to do (especially as a senior).
Being the Honors RAP’s student administrative assistant as well as having taken several Honors courses, attending Honors Program events, and maintaining a strong GPA, it seemed odd not to be recognized for my involvement and dedication to the Honors RAP and the Honors Program. That was until the Honors Scholars Program was created. When I first heard about the program, I thought that it was too good to be true. I also thought that the program would be put into practice until after I had graduated, but neither of my first impressions was true… The Honors Scholars Program is here!
Check out more details of the Honors Scholars Program and sign up to be involved here!