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What Makes UGS Unique?

Personalized academic advising: You will work closely with your academic advisor to identify majors that align with your interests and aptitudes. Your advisor will be with you every step of the way as you apply for a major. Because admission to many majors is selective, advisors will help you explore a wide range of options during your time in UGS.

Career counseling: Meeting with a career counselor will help you answer bigger questions like: What do I want? How do I enjoy spending my time? What inspires me? If you are unsure of your next move—with regard to choosing a major or thinking about a career—career counseling is especially helpful.

Scholarships and grants: UGS funds scholarships for students who demonstrate exploration in an academic or career field. The school also offers grants so you can try out a career for the summer or volunteer for a worthy cause.

Inside advice from peers: Connect with former UGS students who can share an inside perspective that comes from recent experience. Reach out to a student about major exploration or the internal transfer process, which professors and classes to take, resources used, involvement opportunities on campus, and more.

Exclusive events: As a UGS student, you’re invited to events that can hone your leadership skills, introduce you to local businesspeople, celebrate your successes, give you a voice with UT administration, and more.

Emphasis on community: There are a variety of ways to connect with other UGS students. Sign up for a First-year Interest Group during orientation and start college with 15-20 friends who are in at least two of your classes. You can also join UGS Council, a student organization exclusively for undeclared students.

Hands-on learning: UGS encourages students to take advantage of local and international internship opportunities as well as interdisciplinary certificates that complement your major. We also connect you with award-winning faculty who need undergraduates to help run campus research projects and labs.

Forge your own path: Spark your entrepreneurial aspirations through the Blackstone LaunchPad, where more than 100 jobs were created last year through student ventures and $1.2 million in funding was raised from LaunchPad companies.

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