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Hometown: Sometimes Roanoke, Texas, more often Cleveland, Ohio
Major: 3rd year advertising major, Business Foundation Program
Resources used in deciding your major: I went to the Vick Center, reached out for informational interviews, and generally explored by joining clubs to narrow down my interests.
In my spare time I like to run, make Spotify playlists, watch Buzzfeed videos, go thrift shopping, and eat fro-yo. One of my favorite parts of being a Longhorn is the huge network and how, no matter where I’m traveling, I always see another Longhorn and we hook ‘em and chat. There’s something special about this. It makes me feel like I’ll have Longhorn family no matter where I go.
Hometown: Cypress, Texas
Major: Double majoring in public relations and corporate communication and pursuing a Business Foundations certificate
Resources used in deciding your major: I used my advisor the most and I also used Vick to find out when transfer info sessions were. Online resources were also a huge help for me!
In my spare time, I enjoy reading historical fiction novels or volunteering around Austin. My favorite part of being a Longhorn is the people you meet. UT has such a wide variety of diverse students, and I enjoy hearing people’s points of views about any topics.
Hometown: Irving, Texas
Current major & year: I am a junior double majoring in sports management and advertisement with a concentration in sports and entertainment, plus a Business Foundations Certificate in the global track within the McCombs School of Business.
Resources used in deciding my major: The career counselors and academic advisors at the Vick Center definitely helped me get to where I am today, but I would say that best resource to deciding on my majors were the elective and exploration classes I was allowed to take my first couple of semesters.
When I was accepted into The University of Texas at Austin, I was not accepted to my first choice of major and was honestly distraught. I was also very close to declining my acceptance because I wasn’t going to be able to pursue what I believed to be my passion at that time. During summer orientation, I had heard about the UGS program and decided to drop from my major and be undeclared until I was certain about what major I wanted to declare.
When I’m not studying in the PCL or waiting in the long Starbucks lines at the SAC or the Union, I volunteer as a UGS First-Year Interest Group mentor, spend my early mornings at Lady Bird Lake as a coxswain for Texas Crew, hike the mountains in Texas Hill Country, and enjoy all that Austin has to offer on my free time! My favorite parts about being a Longhorn are the incredible opportunities available within the Forty Acres and the community of involved, striving, and open minded students! I love that UT students are always immersing themselves in organizations that allow them to step out of their comfort zones while bettering themselves through these experiences.