Click on a student’s name or picture to learn more about their experiences with the Bridging Disciplines Program in the School of Undergraduate Studies. To view student success stories from other UGS programs, visit the student success page.
In summer 2010, as part of her Children & Society BDP certificate, Michelle interned with Community New Start, a non-profit that focuses on reaching out to children in St. John, TX. She developed new curriculum activities for...
“This internship really helped me understand my BDP because I got to see how children interact within their niche.”
Suparna spent the semester interning with AIDS Services of Austin, more specifically with the organization’s Women Rising Project as part of her Social Inequality, Health & Policy BDP...
“This internship showed me the large economic disparity that exists in our country, especially when it comes to health care.”
As an Environment BDP student, Daniella researched and planned the implementation of UT’s first micro farm, a continuation of the UT Community Garden project. Her research consisted of covering all bases to make the...
“This connecting experience has profoundly shaped both my university experience and my future plans beyond graduation. I discovered and have started to explore my passion for food, society, and the environment.”
“Each day presented a new opportunity to connect my projects to my experience in community activism, academic foundation in urban theory, professional curiosity in non-profit public interest advocacy, and personal interest in sustainable community development.”
Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP student Farah Mitahni spent the summer of 2013 interning with Pendulum Social Innovation Consulting, a firm that works with non-profit and for-profit social enterprises.
“From my Connecting Experience, I have learned that innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all aspects that can create significant change in the world.”
Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP student Simi Aliu spent the fall 2013 semester interning with Austin Technology Incubator.
“During my time at ATI, I worked for the clean energy focus area, which allowed me to develop valuable conceptual and analytical skills applicable to my desired profession.”
Jenna Creech spent her final semester at UT producing a documentary about the Austin Classical Guitar Society. As a Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits BDP student focusing on art and social change, Jenna applied the skills she...
“I’m so glad I got the chance to experience the creation of a documentary fully on my own as a part of my Bridging Disciplines Program.”