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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?”
An international student from Mexico, Erick was initially accepted to the School of Undergraduate Studies instead of his first choice—Radio, Television, Film (RTF). As a UGS student, Erick completed core...
“When I found out I was accepted to UGS, I didn’t really know how it worked. But I just realized, ok, I need to work harder to get into what I want.”
MyHanh was originally interested in biology and pre-dental, but after four semesters in UGS she declared sociology and hopes to become a counselor or therapist.
“The most surprising thing about my major was learning that a sociology degree can open doors and lead one to many academic and career opportunities. I feel that there are really no limits to what a degree in sociology enables one to pursue in life.”
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.”
Guadalupe’s undergraduate research topic is Contribution of Thymic Stromal Cells to T-ALL.
“I love the lab environment: you are surrounded by people that love the same area that you do!”
Senior nursing major Mathew Oldiges spent the summer at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, as a clinical ethics intern. In addition to shadowing physicians and attending institutional review board hearings, he participated in lectures that explored different ethical frameworks and...
“I am now able to more objectively approach difficult moral and ethical decisions appropriately. My research on the limitations of cultural knowledge has sparked new interests in me.“