The University of Texas at Austin
Skip navigation links

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.

Andrew Cavazos
Government
Business Foundations Certificate

Andrew was accepted to the School of Undergraduate Studies instead of his first choice, architecture. After a tough first semester, Andrew worked with his advisor in the Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling to pull up...

“[The School of Undergraduate Studies] gave me the time to actually find a major that fit what I wanted to, instead of coming into UT as a certain major, going through that curriculum and realizing, I don’t really like this.”

Andrew_Solis
Computer Science

Andrew’s undergraduate research topic is Digital Humanities for Large Data Visualization.

“The most rewarding part of my research was being able to see it used by real users to analyze large data sets.”

Ankit Sharma
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ankit’s undergraduate research project looked at nanowalls as a potential material for light sensors.

“I’ve learned just as much about collaboration as I have about nanoelectronics.”

Annie_Albrecht
Plan II (Honors); International Relations and Global Studies

Annie’s undergraduate research topic is The Dehumanization and Objectification of Soldiers in Postmortem War Photography.

“The skills I picked up through participating in research have carried over to many other endeavors as well. I feel like I have a leg up in many of my classes.”

Armando Vera
International Relations and Global Studies and Corporate Communication

Armando was originally interested in business and medicine. After exploring his interests in Undergraduate Studies, he is now double majoring in international relations & global studies and corporate communication and hopes to become an entrepreneur.

“Be yourself, be flexible, and trust your heart. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The professors, staff, administrators, and students on campus are pretty willing to help a Longhorn out.”

Ava Ibanez
Marine and Freshwater Biology

For her undergraduate research project, Ava went to UT’s Marine Science Institute to study the hypoxic dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Experiencing the field gives you a new outlook on research and allows you to appreciate the complexity of the environment, which in turn serves as a great tool when working in lab.”

Ayoung Lee
Undeclared

Ayoung began her academic journey at UT with the goal of becoming an engineer. After exploring other options, she looked into majoring in biology, microbiology, and infectious diseases. She hopes to get into the new Dell Medical School in 2016 with the goal of becoming a doctor