News Category: Student Author

The BeaUTiful Campaign: Undergraduate Research and Public Health

Dec. 7, 2018

For the final project in our "Introduction to Public Health" class in Public Health at UT, we were asked to team up and present an issue in public health at the end of the semester.  Teams needed to collaborate with organizations or professionals in an effort to create an impact within the community.  For example, some teams presenting about healthier food choices reached out to local markets in an effort to create a farmer’s market stand on campus.

Internships and Academics: Discovering How My Passions Can Shape My Life

Oct. 20, 2017

My first internship was at the Texas Capitol in the Spring of my freshman year. At the time, my major was economics, and I wanted to dive into the fields that were congruent with what I was studying: government and finance. I had always been interested in politics, and this seemed like a good place to start. Initially I was assigned administrative work—typical intern tasks—but that work allowed me to slowly prove myself to the Senator and earn the independence to engage in important research and bill-related work.

Move Fast and Break Things: What I Learned in Chemistry Prepared Me for Facebook

Oct. 13, 2017

What is a Chemistry major doing at a Global Tech company? Trying to answer this question has made me wonder about the unique value proposition of my UT Chemistry degree. My lack of tech experience intimidated me at first, but it forced me to look internally: “What has my UT education and undergrad experiences provided me to prepare me for this opportunity? What am I uniquely qualified to do at this company?”