Jessica Huff is a Bridging Disciplines Programs student in the Human Rights & Social Justice concentration. She is a journalism major and a senior reporter for the Horn. Since she is in Washington, D.C. for the semester as an Archer Fellow, her editors at the Horn asked her to report on the Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin case now being heard in the Supreme Court.. The Texas Tribune is publishing her stories on their site as well. While in Washington, Jessica is interning at NBC News.
About the Bridging Disciplines Programs
The BDPs allow undergraduates to earn interdisciplinary certificates through courses of study that integrate classroom, research, and internship experiences.The BDP concentrations represent areas of innovative faculty research, teaching, and collaboration at UT Austin. Each program is guided by a cross-college panel of faculty members with research experience related to the BDP topic.
After completing 19 credit hours of coursework, research, and internship experiences, students earn a certificate demonstrating a secondary area of specialization that complements the major. By studying an issue from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, they become more flexible, versatile thinkers, prepared for a professional world that values collaboration and innovation. Students in the BDPs also gain access to unique research and internship experiences at UT Austin and around the world, giving them hands-on experience applying what they have learned in the classroom.
About the Archer Program
The Archer Fellowship Program provides the opportunity to work in our nation’s capital while making progress toward a UT degree. Home to many government, media, and cultural institutions, Washington, D.C., offers unparalleled opportunities for career development and cultural enrichment. Moreover, the program’s unique combination of academic and experiential learning allows students to combine their intellectual and professional interests in a challenging academic environment.
Archer Fellows study and intern in Washington, D.C., during a fall or spring semester. Past internship placements include the White House, the Supreme Court, the World Bank, National Public Radio, and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), among many others.