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The School of Undergraduate Studies held the first Writing Flag Award ceremony on Tuesday, March 21. Students submitted writing in one of three categories: research, critical/persuasive, and creative/reflective and prizes were awarded to work that best demonstrated clarity, inventiveness, and intellectual rigor. First place winners for each category were awarded $300, second place received $200, and third place was awarded $100.
Freshman and Senate Representative for UGS Council Michael Pontikes proposed legislation in favor of standardizing internal transfer information.
College can be equally exciting and stressful. One way to manage the constant ups and downs of college life is to practice “self-care,” simple activities that can help reduce stress and enhance your quality of life. Research shows that, in addition to keeping you healthy, it can also improve your overall well-being.
The School of Undergraduate Studies hosted events to welcome families and school groups to The University of Texas at Austin during Explore UT on Saturday, March 4. The superheroes of the UGS Council and members of the Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling helped kids learn about potential careers related to their interests.
Interdisciplinary Studies Week gave UGS students the opportunity to shadow a student in their prospective major.
UGS Liaisons offered advice to undeclared students on topics from deciding a major to getting involved at UT Austin.
Courtney Austin, a computational biology major, offers advice on how to get involved and find a community on campus.
For the first time in the program’s history, the First-Year Experience (FYE) Office hosted a First-Year Interest Group (FIG) appreciation event to award FIG facilitators and mentors. Awards for outstanding returning mentor, new mentor, and facilitator were presented after opening remarks from FYE Director Patty Micks and School of Undergraduate Studies Dean Brent Iverson. Two finalists for each category were also honored.
Resume writing can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know where to start. Need a little inspiration? Check out these tips from the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling!
This fall marks the fourth year of the City Hall Fellows Program, a partnership between the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE) at The University of Texas at Austin and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Austin. The program integrates academic learning with local, hands-on service.

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