Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the program:

1. If I don’t graduate during the time period I’m initially sent the email for Merit Fellow, do I still need to register or will I have the opportunity to register when my own graduation comes around?
No. Recruitment for May/August graduates is always in July/August and recruitment for December graduates is always in December/January, that way you can enter the program within a year’s time to complete the requirements. As long as you still meet the qualifications of credit hours, having a 3.0 or higher, and graduating during the time frame of when your class is recruited, you will receive another invitation to register with your graduating class.

2. How much does it cost to become a Merit Fellow?
Participation is completely FREE – you do not have to pay for the graduation cord.

3. How will I be notified of upcoming events and programs?
You will receive weekly emailed newsletters about upcoming events.  You can also find and register for all of our upcoming events on our Handshake page.

4. Where can I make a resume review appointment?
You can schedule an appointment with one of our staff members by visiting Handshake and selecting on Career Center, then Appointments on your Handshake account. Or by calling 501-450-3134.

** You must send an updated copy of your resume back to the staff member that reviews it in order for your resume review to be considered complete**

5. Where can I find the online options available for each category?
Our online programs and events are listed below:

6. What is the program deadline?
The program deadline will vary depending on your graduation date:
May & August 2022: April 22nd
December 2022: November 18th

7. How can I check to see how many activities I have completed?
To check your current Merit Fellow Status, find your Merit Fellow ID number Here

8. Where do I get my Merit Fellow ID number from?
After you attend one of our interest meetings, you will receive a follow up email to your cub account and it will contain your Merit Fellow ID number as well as all of the information that was covered in the interest meetings.

9. What is the W.O.W. Closet?
The W.O.W. Closet is a place where students can visit and select one free outfit a year to wear to on-campus interviews, career fairs, and even class presentations. The W.O.W. Closet is open Monday-Thursday 12:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. More information about our W.O.W. Closet can be found at this link:  W.O.W. Closet Information.