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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.

Walter Zamora
Investment Finance

Walter entered UT hoping to pursue a business degree. After three semesters in UGS and a semester as a corporate communications major, he successfully transferred into McCombs. He is the financial director for the...

“My advice for UGS students is don’t worry too much about it. Find something you like or find useful and study that. … Also, get involved with student organizations as much as possible.”

Bradley Worsham
Finance

Bradley spent four semesters in UGS working to achieve his goal of transferring into McCombs School of Business. With the help of his advisor and his entrepreneurship FIG, he...

“I can speak from experience and say that employers will be impressed with the patience and dedication to your goal that results from your time in UGS, as well as the experiences you will have that can arise only by spending time in the School of Undergraduate Studies.”

Ana Hernández
Latin American Studies, History

Ana Hernández, a student in the Human Rights & Social Justice BDP, spent her summer in Nicaragua interviewing locals and conducting archival research to develop a better understanding of land rights for the...

“I hope to become a professor of Latin American history, and this Connecting Experience has helped me find a focus for my academic studies.”

Lorena Winicki
Electrical Engineering
Spanish and German

Working as a tutor, Lorena assists students while honing her communication skills.

“It is exciting when a student becomes more confident in his or her own abilities and is able to grasp concepts more easily.”

Mark Babin
Chemistry and Physics

For the past year, Mark Babin has tutored students in chemistry and physics at the Sanger Center.

“I don’t think that there is anything more satisfying than seeing something click for a student.”

Jana Vincent
Studio Art and Pre-Medicine

Jana’s undergraduate research topic is Ornamentation in Italian Art and Architecture.

“I was surprised just to see how much studying the works of the [master] artists…permeated into my work. I did not expect them to play such a prominent role in developing my own artistic style.”

Selina Bonilla
Journalism

Journalism major Selina Bonilla employed her writing skills and her passion for helping others during her internship with Latinitas, an organization that seeks to empower young Latinas through creative media and technology. Selina deepened her understanding of non-profit administration and...

“The internship also helped me realize that my skills as a journalist are not limited to news and reporting and that they can help me communicate messages more profound than a breaking story.”