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Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship Advising

One of the biggest benefits of being in the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship BDP is that you have access to individualized advising services. Lauren Contreras, the advisor for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship, specializes in helping you

  • Find courses from different disciplines that match your interests.
  • Integrate your BDP work with your degree plan.
  • Find unique research and internship opportunities connected to your interests and career goals.

Coursework Advising

Students in the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship BDP should plan to come in for coursework advising with Lauren once each long semester during registration.

Connecting Experience Advising

Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship students must complete one Connecting Experience as part of the BDP. Lauren can help you through the entire process, from brainstorming research and internship possibilities to helping you get course credit for the experience. Remember that it can take time to find the right Connecting Experience for you, so contact Lauren the semester before you want to be in a connecting experience.

Lauren Contreras
Lauren Contreras, M.Ed.
lauren.contreras@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-7564 for an appointment

Lauren Contreras serves as the advisor for the Children & Society; Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies; Ethics & Leadership; and Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship programs. Before joining the BDP in July 2014, Lauren worked in the College of Liberal Arts Student Division and with the TIP program at UT. She also served as an AmeriCorps member and Program Manager for College Forward, a college access and completion non-profit based in Austin. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Southwestern University and her M.Ed. in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.