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.
Rising senior Aaron Bernal Lee, a student in the Global Studies BDP, interned at the Texas State Capitol in the Office of the Governor. Through his BDP coursework Aaron has studied international trade from an interdisciplinary perspective; this internship allowed him to apply his classroom knowledge of international trade in a real-world setting.
Adam Benden, a social work major pursuing a BDP certificate in Social Inequality, Health & Policy, drew upon his experience as a yoga instructor and his interests in class, gender, and race theory to design a unique research project in partnership with the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless. Through this project, Adam taught yoga classes to people experiencing homelessness and measured the benefits his students reported. Adam is now further inspired to work for greater social equality and justice, and he is re-envisioning his own yoga practice to make it more accessible to people of all backgrounds.
Adria’s hard work and academic achievements earned her the title of College Scholar. Adria initially wanted to study engineering, but through UGS she explored her options and discovered a passion for finance and business.
Alexander’s undergraduate research topic was the rhetoric used in the debate preceding the 2003 Iraq War.