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.
Rising senior Aaron Bernal Lee, a student in the Global Studies BDP, interned at the Texas State Capitol in the Office of the Governor. Through his BDP coursework Aaron has studied...
“My internship at the Texas State Capitol has made me realize that in the future I want to be part of something greater than myself with the goal of doing good for society, just as I felt I was doing while working at the Office of the Governor.”
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.”
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.”
“I recommend talking to as many people as possible on this wonderful campus. There is someone, somewhere on this campus that can help you get to where you want to be.”
Budding social entrepreneur Nina Ho, a rising junior in the Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP, spent a summer interning with the Austin-based non-profit 3 Day Startup.
“The best part of my Connecting Experience was the ability to do challenging work, be surrounded by talented people who care about impact, and work in a fun environment.”
Radio-Television-Film major and Cultural Studies BDP student Kirsten Baumann explored gender representation in British television shows that target teen audiences.
“I was interested to see how narrative supernatural powers alter or reinforce traditional gender stereotypes, and Misfits was a perfect sample for this investigation.”