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.
Nidhi, under the supervision of her English faculty mentor, completed an independent creative project for her Digital Arts & Media BDP certificate. This project was a 2-3 minute 2D animation adapted from the short story, “...
“Throughout college, I have changed majors multiple times and have explored vastly different fields… This Connecting Experience has reinforced my desire to make digital art, and it has opened my eyes to the endless possibilities in this field.”
Children & Society BDP student Casey Locey interned with SafePlace, a non-profit organization that helps survivors of interpersonal violence and sexual assault.
“This internship showed me ways to support children and taught me intervention perspectives based on developmental psychology and strengths-based social work models.”
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.”
Human Rights & Social Justice student Ana Laura worked on three initiatives for the Texas After Violence Project during her internship. Because of her interest in studying children and human rights, she conducted archival research and transcribed...
“I discovered the importance of making children’s voices heard so they can have an opportunity to obtain an education.”
Eli Roden conducted independent research exploring the relationship between emotion and reason in juror decision-making. Eli is pursuing an Ethics & Leadership BDP certificate with a concentration in social justice, politics, and...
“For me, the most rewarding aspect of this experience was discovering the nature in which disciplines work together, that allows for a truly interdisciplinary approach to tackling issues.”
“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.”