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Student Success

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.

George Kimson III
Arabic Language and Literature; International Relations and Global Studies

George’s undergraduate research topic is Ideologies of the Arabic Language.

“Getting involved in research teaches you to be a self-motivated learner/worker, which is something that I am sure will benefit me in the future.”

Nidhi Reddy
Math, Radio-Television-Film

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.”

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.”

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.”

Andrew_Solis
Computer Science

Andrew’s undergraduate research topic is Digital Humanities for Large Data Visualization.

“The most rewarding part of my research was being able to see it used by real users to analyze large data sets.”

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.”

Robyn Croft
Undeclared

Robyn’s undergraduate research topic is The Academic and Professional After-effects for Students Who Have Gone Through the Judicial Process at the University of Texas.

“Getting involved in a smaller, diverse community within UT has given me a lot of intellectual stimulation outside of the classroom, and this is something that I have come to enjoy and look forward to.”