Click on a student’s name or picture to learn more about their experiences with the Bridging Disciplines Program in the School of Undergraduate Studies. To view student success stories from other UGS programs, visit the student success page.
Jenna Creech spent her final semester at UT producing a documentary about the Austin Classical Guitar Society. As a Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits BDP student focusing on art and social change, Jenna applied the skills she learned as a Radio-Television-Film major.
Jenny Cale worked as an intern with Press, an on-demand cleaners startup, where she worked with social media, marketing, event planning and management of a student representative program.
Ethics & Leadership BDP student Jessie Neuendorff spent her final semester at UT studying native advertising on social media sites. She analyzed the difficulties regulatory bodies experience as technology shifts rapidly, and audience perceptions of quickly adapting advertising strategies. After completing her degree in May, Jessie will continue her research while working at an advertising firm. She eventually plans to attend graduate school.
Joanne Koola is a third-year architecture major pursuing a BDP in Environment & Sustainability. This summer she interned with Austin-based HOLOS Collaborative, a think tank and sustainability management practice. Through this internship Joanne integrated her study of architecture with a focus on sustainable design inspired by the natural world.
Jordan Metoyer is a senior economics and urban studies double major. She is pursuing two BDP certificates, one in Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits and the other in Social Inequality, Health & Policy. Jordan is a Rapoport Scholar, a Truman Scholar, and a Bill Archer Fellow. This summer, Jordan interned with Public Advocates, Inc., a non-profit law firm and advocacy organization based in San Francisco, CA.
Human Rights & Social Justice BDP student Josue Teniente completed an internship with the Equal Justice Center where he helped share information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and assisted clients in preparing DACA applications.
Digital Arts & Media BDP student Julia Chernis created an animation affirming the safety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. A biochemistry major, she sought to counter the misperceptions of family members and friends with non-science backgrounds, who thought the medical procedure harmful. The experience has encouraged Julia to consider a career designing educational tools for medical students, in addition to practicing medicine.
Corporate Communications major and Environment & Sustainability BDP student Julianna Maxwell completed an internship with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), promoting and administering the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program. She was able to put her communication background to use in a professional setting and considered ways to advocate for sustainability while meeting corporate needs.
Karina Zemel, Public Policy BDP student, was an intern with Humanities Texas, a non-profit, educational organization that works to promote the humanities across the state.
Kat Trujillo, a Digital Arts & Media BDP student pursuing a degree in public relations, landed a dream internship in concert marketing with Austin-based C3 Presents. Kat, a musician herself who is passionate about pursuing a career in the music industry, spent the spring semester learning the tools of the trade and working with some of her favorite artists to promote their shows via social media. Through this experience she discovered new strengths and refined the focus of her future career plans.