Meet exceptional Longhorns who started UT as undeclared UGS students. Click to learn more about how they chose majors, explored careers, and discovered their paths through the university.
Horacio is the 2013-2014 UT student body president. Originally interested in biology and medicine, Horacio spent two semesters exploring his options as a student in the School of Undergraduate Studies and is now double majoring in history and government.
Lauren received the 2014 President’s Student Employee of the Year Award for her hard work in Facilities Services and the Campus Environmental Center. Lauren spent three semesters as an Undergraduate Studies student before declaring majors in urban studies and geography. She’s also completing a minor in Spanish and a BDP certificate in the Environment.
Armando was originally interested in business and medicine. After exploring his interests in Undergraduate Studies, he is now double majoring in international relations & global studies and corporate communication and hopes to become an entrepreneur.
Initially, Emily hoped to go into the medical field, but with encouragement from her UGS academic advisor, she explored her options for two semesters by auditing classes and joining clubs. She also served as a UGS Ambassador. Emily is graduating with a degree in International Relations and Global Studies and already has a job lined up with Oracle.
Alexandria looked all over campus for a major that fit her interests and goals. After two semesters in UGS, she declared her major in health promotion and is now a certified personal trainer. Alex is also completing a Bridging Disciplines Program certificate in Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship.
Reva entered UT wanting to be a lawyer, but she wasn’t sure what to study to reach her goal. After two semesters in UGS, she discovered her initial plan to study government changed to finding her passion and declared a major in African & African Diaspora Studies. After graduation she plans to join Teach for America and later pursue a career in law.
Jensen spent four semesters at UGS and explored different options in the McCombs School of Business before declaring Corporate Finance as her major. She will be working at Silicon Valley Bank in California after graduation.