Rachel Fidel

What are you doing after graduation?

[I will be] attending the University of Delaware for a Ph.D. in human development & family studies. I will be studying parenting interventions and state-funded pre-K.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Take advantage of all the benefits in honors! Go to honors advising as much as possible, study in the Reading Room and [by] the koi pond, go to workshops, and enjoy your interdisciplinary seminars!

Monica Foster

What are you doing after graduation?

I am attending [graduate school at] the University of Alabama, pursuing a master's [degree] in anthropology. I am also serving as a graduate teaching assistant.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Take advantage of all of the opportunities UCF has to offer. Speak with your advisors often, attend events, and apply for those fellowships. Join clubs and meet people.


Noelle Frantz

What are you doing after graduation?

I will be continuing my education at UCF in their master's in elementary education program, with a specialization in gifted education.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Don't be afraid to try something new. If something sounds interesting, try it! College is the perfect opportunity to try new things and discover new interests.

Carolina Ganan

What are you doing after graduation?

After graduation, I will be applying to medical school!

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Do not be afraid to ask for help.


Kelsey Gross

What are you doing after graduation?

I'm working as a financial analyst in Verizon's financial leadership development program. I'll be starting in their headquarters in New Jersey and going into a new rotation every 6 months.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Don't be afraid to change your mind. You learn a lot about yourself and what you like in college. I've gone in a different direction than I thought I would my freshman year. Follow your passions, but put dedication and work to them.

Nicole Grullon

What are you doing after graduation?

I will be attending the University of Florida College of Dentistry!

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Get involved from the beginning and enjoy every minute because your time at UCF will fly by.


Michele Guillard

What are you doing after graduation?

I will be attending the University of Florida's doctorate of physical therapy program in Gainesville, Florida!

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Try not to put yourself into a box. College is a time to explore different things, whether it be types of classes, career paths, or student organizations. I promise you that our honors advisors can handle any situation that you throw at them and it will always be better to have tried something and failed than to regret not trying.

Catalina Hernandez

What are you doing after graduation?

Medical school! I was accepted to UCF College of Medicine.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Join Honors Congress! It is a lot of fun and offers a variety of great opportunities.


Alec Hester

What are you doing after graduation?

[I will be] working on the consumer insight team for The Walt Disney Company!

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Setting your own deadlines (at least one day before the true due date) can save you loads of stress!

Elli Howard

What are you doing after graduation?

I will be working as a software development engineer at Amazon Seattle, in the F3 (Fast, Fresh, Food) department.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Find a club or reoccurring activity that you can get involved in; it's a great way to make friends and get out of your dorm, and it will provide you with a support network during tough times!


Danielle Hoyer

What are you doing after graduation?

After graduation, I will be pursuing my J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. I am interested in many fields, mainly constitutional law and education law and policy, but I am trying to keep an open mind going into law school. However, I one day hope to end up teaching at the university or law school level.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Try everything that interests you! It's easy to limit yourself to activities and classes that relate to your major or to focus solely on getting your degree, but you may have even more fun venturing outside of your comfort zone. Taking a chance on a class, club, or organization could end up changing your life. It happened to me! As an education major, I initially only took Honors Moot Court for fun and ended up becoming the club's president and attending law school.

Daniela Jahncke

What are you doing after graduation?

The most exciting thing in the world!

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Stay true to yourself and your values, get involved, and take every opportunity! College is a time to "shoot your shot" at classes, internships, jobs, and opportunities. Now is the time to learn, grow, and make mistakes. Discover your passion, find people that will support and guide you, and make good friends. But always remember what you believe in, and don't forsake the truth!