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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.

Joanne Koola
Architecture

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.”

Jene Shepard
Government
English

Jene has worked as a Peer Academic Coach at the Sanger Learning Center since fall 2011. In that time, she has helped countless students gain important study skills necessary to succeed in their classes.

“My most rewarding experiences as a peer academic coach are when I hear how students’ grades have improved because of the work that we have done together.”

Mansi Mehta
International Relations and English

For the past two year, Mansi has been a Sanger Learning Center peer academic coach helping students master important study techniques.

“Take advantage of the resources available to you, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.”

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?”

Guadalupe Jasso
Biochemistry

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!”

Walter Zamora
Investment Finance

Walter entered UT hoping to pursue a business degree. After three semesters in UGS and a semester as a corporate communications major, he successfully transferred into McCombs. He is the financial director for the...

“My advice for UGS students is don’t worry too much about it. Find something you like or find useful and study that. … Also, get involved with student organizations as much as possible.”