High-Impact Practices

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Participating in High-Impact Practice (HIP) will help you learn and gain experience in a real-world context. In combination with your coursework, participating in one or more HIPs will make you a competitive job candidate or graduate school applicant.

HIPs include:

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Why Participate in HIPs?

  • Learn marketable skills
  • Apply knowledge in a real-world context Connect with faculty
  • Gain a competitive edge when applying for scholarships, awards, and academic programs
  • Show future employers why you are an asset to their business
  • Develop a global perspective

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Completing an internship or co-op increases your chances of receiving a job offer prior to graduation by 33%

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Nearly 50% of undergraduate researchers pursue post-baccalaureate degrees

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Nearly all students participating in a study abroad program found jobs within 12 months of graduation

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Find out more about High-Impact Practices and how you can get involved.

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George Walters-Marrah – 2018 Goldwater Scholar Recipient

George Walters-Marrah – 2018 Goldwater Scholar Recipient
  • Biotechnology and molecular microbiology major
  • McNair Scholar and Stokes Scholar
  • Member of UCF’s Student Undergraduate Research Council
  • Undergraduate research assistant in Kyle Rohde’s lab at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Selected to participate in a National Science Foundation-funded research experience at the University of Chicago
  • Earned recognition for his research on Mycobacterium abscessus (Mab), an environmental mycobacteria often found in bodies of water and decomposing vegetation.
  • Current research is seeking to discover virulence factors that allow Mab to persist in the body, avoid clearance by the immune system, and resist antibiotic therapy.