50-50 Highlights: University of Vermont, Ramapo College, and Whitman College

University of VermontThe School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont offers Signature Experience Courses in finance, market research, and product development. The school hosts the Global Family Enterprise Case Competition which is open to undergraduate students. Students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources have the opportunity to complete service-learning courses with a variety of community partners. The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics offers problem based field workshops around the world. Juniors in the Schools of Engineering can apply for accelerated MS programs in Civil and Environmental, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering. The UVM Horse Barn Co-op allows students to bring their own horses and gain hands-on experience in management. Students run their own dairy herd through the Co-operative for Real Education in Agricultural Management. The Community Service Scholarship Program offers scholarships to students who contribute through community service. All students are eligible to apply for the Undergraduate Research Endeavors Competitive Awards.

Business students at Ramapo College of New Jersey use the Global Financial Markets Trading Lab with real-time access to data to apply theories to financial markets. Students can work with faculty on research projects through the Sabrin Center for Business Excellence. Business students can participate in the ASB Mentoring Program that provides them regular, one-on-one contact with an individual in the business world. The Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies provides students with study abroad opportunities in the Czech Republic and Poland. Students have the opportunity to apply for early admissions or accelerated masters programs in Physician Assistant, Biomedical Informatics, Physical Therapy, Dentistry, Medicine, and Optometry programs. All students can participate in the Edible Garden. The School of Theoretical and Applied Science offers students the chance to complete research through the Research Honors Program.

Whitman College in Washington encourages freshman to participate in at least one Outdoor Program for free through the Bob Carson Outdoor Program Fund. The Outdoor Program also provides hands-on experience by hiring students for a variety of positions. The college emphasizes Global Studies throughout the curriculum and sponsors an annual Global Studies Symposium. The Semester in the West allows students to earn a full semester of credit including courses in politics, biology, writing, and interdisciplinary studies. Students can apply for Whitman Internship Grants to develop their own internships. The Whitman Community Fellow Program is a year-long program that allows students to work with local organizations to deal with community problems and gain leadership experience.

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