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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.

Allison Matous
Sociology

Allison’s undergraduate research topic is Dead Man Walking: An Analysis of Last Statement Testimonies of Texas Inmates.

“I had never administered my own research and was surprised how much I enjoy working on my project.”

Eric Bustos
Undeclared

Eric’s stellar academic performance has earned him the title of College Scholar. Eric knew he wanted to explore his options, so he selected UGS as his first choice. He’s since discovered...

“My advice for UGS students is to keep exploring. I don’t want to say, “Don’t worry about the time,” because you don’t want to take too long exploring, but it’s okay to not know what you want to do. Eventually, you will figure it out.”

Brianna Brooks
Business Honors and Accounting

Brianna began working as a calculus tutor in fall 2012. Since then, she’s helped countless student reach their academic potential at UT.

“If you understand a subject, why not pass that knowledge on and help others understand it as well?”

Kara_Konop
Theatre and Dance

Kara’s undergraduate research topic is Exploring the Role of Scenic Artists within the Realm of Theatrical Design and Performance.

“Instead of learning solely in a classroom setting, I get to learn while experiencing what it is like to work in a professional setting.”

Reva Davis
African & African Diaspora Studies

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...

“My advisor encouraged me to pursue an area of study that I would love and not just tolerate. The decision to actually do so has enriched my life in so many different ways, and for that, I appreciate UGS. It’s a gateway to numerous possibilities.”