Taylore Woodhouse

What has been the most surprising aspect of your job?
I’ve been surprised at how the communication and time management skills I’ve developed and practiced as a PLUS peer coordinator have transferred into other areas of my life. I have become much more confident in public speaking and interpersonal communication through my work.

Khiem Hoang

What has been the most rewarding part about working at the Sanger Center?
It is definitely seeing progress and growth in the students we tutor, as well as that of fellow tutors.

What has been the most surprising aspect of your job?
How important it is to extrapolate the information you are tutoring beyond the test and the classroom setting and into real-world applications.

Audrey Wilkes

Audrey conducted independent research on the social, economic, and political factors that contribute to renewable energy practices in Texas. This experience exposed her to a variety of disciplinary lenses, including perspectives from natural sciences and social sciences, through which she examined sustainability issues.

Jasmine Uy

Digital Arts & Media student Jasmine Uy worked with a team on a 2D video game for her creative project. The game involved a puzzle platform with a plot centered on healing from emotional trauma. Jasmine’s goal was to focus on learning how to create assets for the game’s design and programming.

Aaron Estrada

Aaron is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin in his last semester. He is also works with a startup in Austin called Locus Tracking, which creates software that incorporates artificial intelligence to determine precisely where users are looking on smartphone and tablet screens in real time, creating an unprecedented method of human-device interaction. Locus Tracking is participating in the Techstars Austin spring 2018 program.

Nicole Griffin

Nicole Griffin spent the summer of 2017 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania working with Ubongo, a local NGO that creates educational TV programming for children in Sub-Saharan Africa. This experience helped her integrate her child development knowledge with her BDP strand focus of Children, Media, and the Arts.

How did you find your internship?
I heard about the opportunity through the Liberal Arts Honors college.

Mallory Miller

Museum Studies BDP student Mallory Miller interned at The Alamo historic site where she transcribed and translated correspondence between Mexican military officials. She learned about many aspects of preserving and managing historic sites and collections.

How did you find your internship?
My parents had recently moved to the San Antonio area, and suggested that I look into historical sites in San Antonio for internship opportunities.

Lloyd Farley

Lloyd Farley spent his summer in Marrakech, Morocco as an intern for the High Atlas Foundation, focusing on sustainable, local agriculture and community-led development.

How did you find your internship?
I did research into the different non-governmental organizations in Morocco that have recently received funding from USAID.

Describe the work you did in your internship.
I managed social media, wrote blog posts and assisted at work sites.