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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.”

Samantha Speakmon
Business Honors and Finance

Samantha’s undergraduate research topic is Financial Impacts of the BP Oil Spill.

“Researching the financial implications of the oil spill gave me an opportunity to see a real-life example of concepts I learned in my finance classes.”

Daniel_Grube
Plan II and Government

Daniel’s undergraduate research topic is How does the Senate talk about the Middle East?

“Research is unique in that you never know what your results will tell you; it is a surprising and exhilarating process.”

Elijah Roden
Government, Rhetoric & Writing

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.”

Zaid Mahmood
Neuroscience

Zaid has helped countless students during his three years as a calculus tutor.

“It’s always satisfying to know that students left tutoring with a deeper understanding of a topic or a ‘light bulb’ moment that I witnessed in their eyes.”

Karl Bock
Government

Karl’s undergraduate research topic is Print Media Tone and Public Polling in the 2012 Presidential Election

“I would highly recommend that students who have the opportunity to get involved in research take it, as it is a challenging but very rewarding experience.”

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.”