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Meet UGS Alumni

Meet exceptional Longhorns who started UT as undeclared UGS students. Click to learn more about how they chose majors, explored careers, and discovered their paths through the university.

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Andrew Cavazos

Andrew Cavazos

Major: Government
Graduation: Spring 2013

Andrew was accepted to the School of Undergraduate Studies instead of his first choice, architecture. After a tough first semester, Andrew worked with his advisor in the Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling to pull up his grades and explore his interests. Now, he is graduating on time with a degree in government and plans to attend law school this fall.

Armando Vera III

Armando Vera III

Major: International Relations and Global Studies and Corporate Communication
Graduation: Spring 2014

Armando was originally interested in business and medicine. After exploring his interests in Undergraduate Studies, he is now double majoring in international relations & global studies and corporate communication and hopes to become an entrepreneur.

Bradley Worsham

Bradley Worsham

Major: Finance
Graduation: Spring 2014

Bradley spent four semesters in UGS working to achieve his goal of transferring into McCombs School of Business. With the help of his advisor and his entrepreneurship FIG, he declared a major in finance and will be working for JPMorgan Chase after graduation.

Caleb Ingels

Caleb Ingels

Major: Broadcast Journalism
Graduation: Spring 2013

Caleb spent two semesters in UGS before being admitted in the College of Communications where he will be graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism this spring. As a UGS student, Caleb received crucial help from his advisor, Alexia Apollo, as he made decisions about his major and career direction.

Caleb Jones

Caleb Jones

Major: Neurobiology
Graduation: Spring 2014

Caleb spent three semesters in Undergraduate Studies and then declared a major in neurobiology after taking various biology courses. He will begin medical school this fall.

Callie Hacker

Callie Hacker

Major: Theatre and Dance
Graduation: Spring 2015

Callie found a home in UGS and used it as a stepping stone to get where she is today. Originally with hopes of being an accountant, Callie began to see that was not where she belonged. Through a few struggles and the help of her professors and advisors, she joined a First-year Interest Group. She then became a FIG mentor and found her true calling in theatre.

Curtis Martin

Curtis Martin

Graduation: Spring 2015

Curtis transferred to UT from a community college with the intention of studying electrical engineering. When he was unable to get into the program, he was placed into his second choice—UGS. At first he was unaware of what the program would do for him but he came out realizing that UGS was the best possible place for him.

Elena Luna

Elena Luna

Major: Health Promotion
Graduation: Spring 2015

UGS helped Elena transition from high school to college. She was uneasy about not knowing what to major in, but with the help of UGS and recommendations from her advisor, she was able to find the areas that interested her the most. Elena encompassed both her passions, exercise and health, and found health promotion. She plans to earn her master’s degree in public health and one day attend medical school.

Emily Williams

Emily Williams

Major: International Relations and Global Studies
Graduation: Spring 2014

Initially, Emily hoped to go into the medical field, but with encouragement from her UGS academic advisor, she explored her options for two semesters by auditing classes and joining clubs. She also served as a UGS Ambassador. Emily is graduating with a degree in International Relations and Global Studies and already has a job lined up with Oracle.

Eric Bustos

Eric Bustos

Major: Undeclared

Eric’s stellar academic performance has earned him the title of College Scholar. Eric knew he wanted to explore his options, so he selected UGS as his first choice. He’s since discovered passions for neurobiology and government and hopes to become a neurologist.

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