And that’s exactly as it should be. Because when you graduate and go on to start your career or pursue graduate study, life won’t be contained by four walls, a ceiling, and a white board.
Academic opportunities that exist outside the classroom at IU Bloomington are designed to prepare you for life beyond college. All of them offer valuable resume experience, and all of them will encourage you to adopt four principles we consider to be staples of true, lifelong success.
Pursue the goals that excite you
You have big ideas. Dreams about what your life will look like after college. Maybe you’ll make a breakthrough in the medical community, or start a company that changes the way people do business.
If you have a vision of the future and are willing to be challenged to bring it to life, the Hutton Honors College might be for you.
Surround yourself with people who support you
There will always be people in this world who doubt us. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make a serious effort to surround ourselves with people who will cheer us on. Some people might call this kind of environment a fantasy world.
We call them Learning Communities.
Innovation comes from questioning the status quo
Before something was (an idea, a process, or a standard), it wasn’t. Someone had to step up and ask “Why are we doing it this way?” or “Is this really the best way to accomplish the goal?”
We’re one of the nation’s top research institutions, with plenty of research opportunities for undergraduates. Investigate, question, and develop new knowledge to your heart’s desire.
It’s never too early to start thinking about what happens next
Some of you may have plans to pursue a master’s degree or Ph.D., go to medical school, or become a college professor. That means you’ll be in college for more than four years.
If you’re pursuing a career in law or medicine, the IU Health Professions and Prelaw Center can help you get there.
Or, check out the IU Bloomington University Graduate School to learn more about our graduate degree and certification programs.