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.
Joanne Koola is a third-year architecture major pursuing a BDP in Environment & Sustainability. This summer she interned with Austin-based HOLOS Collaborative, a think tank and...
“I now have a better understanding of what sustainability in architecture is and the different ways to achieve it in my future career.”
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.”
Caleb spent two semesters in UGS before being admitted in the College of Communications where he will be graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism this spring. As a UGS student, Caleb received crucial help from his...
“My advice for undecided students is to … pay attention to what makes you lean forward when you talk, and find a way to study that.”
Dany’s undergraduate research topic is Remote Monitoring and Control of an Electric Vehicle Charging Station.
“I feel that I am more involved in the academic community and am truly working towards a better future.”
Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP student Simi Aliu spent the fall 2013 semester interning with Austin Technology Incubator.
“During my time at ATI, I worked for the clean energy focus area, which allowed me to develop valuable conceptual and analytical skills applicable to my desired profession.”
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.”
“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.”