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Students across Undergraduate Studies programs are exploring new interests, gaining experience through research and internships, and taking leadership roles across the Forty Acres. Click on any student to learn more about his or her School of Undergraduate Studies experience.

Jeff Brown
Economics

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP student Jeff Brown worked on a business plan for Traction Jack, LLC, a company that he co-founded with a friend while...

“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.”

Raul Sergio Lozano III
Orchestral Instrument Performance

Sergio’s undergraduate research topic is Re-branding Classical Music

“I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’m glad I made those mistakes in school and not while working for a job that could really make or break it for me.”

Cody Lee
English

Cody’s undergraduate research topic is Nature, Divinity, and Ecology in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing.

“I think people underestimate how much research good fiction writers, such as [Cormac] McCarthy, actually do.”

Valerie Finstad
Undeclared

Valerie’s outstanding academic record has earned her the title of College Scholar. Shakeel entered UT as an undeclared student in UGS to explore different fields. She now plans to major in biology,...

“Think a lot about multiple majors. Find a career where lifestyle, schooling, passion, and purpose all intersect and go after it ferociously.”

Monica_Castellanos
Government; Rhetoric & Writing

Monica’s undergraduate research topic is American Rhetoric of Relations with China and North Korea.

“Participating in research has given me a greater sense of independence in my learning.”

Stefany Quirico
Economics and International Relations and Global Studies

Stefany’s undergraduate research topic is Conditional Cash Transfers and Women’s Empowerment.

“Learning to tackle large-scale projects individually is a valuable skill that I’m thankful to take with me as I graduate from UT.”

Jared Eaves
Marketing
Pre-Med

As an experienced senior preceptor for PLUS, Jared guides preceptors and facilitates learning experiences in study groups.

“I found so much benefit and use out of being a preceptor that I wanted to give back what I received by becoming a senior preceptor.”