Knights of Distinction Program

Sponsored by the Division of Teaching & Learning

Posted Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:39 PM

The Knights of Distinction Program is designed to help students connect the dots between their experiences in the classroom and those outside the classroom. The program encourages students to set post-graduation goals and develop a plan to meet them.

Knights of Distinction emphasizes the importance of participating in integrative experiences that allow students to draw on lessons learned in the classroom and apply them to real-world situations in order to gain valuable skills that can be adapted to various workplace environments such as problem solving, teamwork, and communication. Students have opportunities to work with faculty mentors, participate in professional development workshops, and develop job-launching materials including a professional ePortfolio to help them tell their stories effectively to future employers or graduate/professional schools.

When students participate in integrative experiences, the connections they make along the way can have a profound impact. Read more about one Knight of Distinction student, Rachael Rothstein-Safra, a senior history major, as she reflects on her college experiences, involvement in the Orlando community, and future plans. She is currently completing her Honors in the Major thesis.

To learn more about the Knights of Distinction program, click here. The deadline to be considered for admittance to the Knights of Distinction program for the fall 2018 semester is August 3, 2018.