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Austin, Texas 78712-1509
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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.
Dillon Gu, a Digital Arts & Media BDP student produced an animated short entitled “A Knight to Bear Arms” for his creative project requirement.
“I must say that working with a mentor as incredible as Ben Bays has been like nothing else I’ve done. Hearing his opinions, ideas, and criticisms helped me learn a lot, not just about this project, but also about digital art as a whole.”
Human Rights & Social Justice student Ana Laura worked on three initiatives for the Texas After Violence Project during her internship. Because of her interest in studying children and human rights, she conducted archival research and transcribed...
“I discovered the importance of making children’s voices heard so they can have an opportunity to obtain an education.”
For the past four years, Kassandra García has provided front desk support in UGS with a kind smile for everyone she meets.
“Seeing students come out from their appointments with a sense of direction is very rewarding.”
Budding social entrepreneur Nina Ho, a rising junior in the Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP, spent a summer interning with the Austin-based non-profit 3 Day Startup.
“The best part of my Connecting Experience was the ability to do challenging work, be surrounded by talented people who care about impact, and work in a fun environment.”
Kim’s undergraduate research topic is In-School Food and Beverage Marketing
“Challenges have become fun problem-solving tasks for me rather than frustrations in my research experience.”
As part of her Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP certificate, Laura spent the summer of 2011 abroad in Australia interning with the Cheeky Foods Group, a company that offers group cooking classes as team building...
“This experience has really expanded me in so many ways: the way I think, the way I live, and perhaps most importantly—the way I dream.”
Radio-Television-Film major and Cultural Studies BDP student Kirsten Baumann explored gender representation in British television shows that target teen audiences.
“I was interested to see how narrative supernatural powers alter or reinforce traditional gender stereotypes, and Misfits was a perfect sample for this investigation.”