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Reid Luedecke

Reid Luedecke
Major:
Exercise Science
Graduation Year:
Spring 2015
"I had an amazing experience with UGS and would recommend anyone with even the slightest doubt about their major to consider seeking out the program. UGS helped me discover what I really want out of a major at UT by helping me discover myself."

What was your experience like with UGS?
At first, I was upset that I didn’t get into the College of Natural Sciences, but after a while I realized that the services and help offered by the UGS program were invaluable in finding my major path. I had an amazing experience with UGS and would recommend anyone with even the slightest doubt about their major to consider seeking out the program. UGS helped me discover what I really want out of a major at UT by helping me discover myself.

Finding majors
I found my major by using Wayfinder and looking at majors most similar to my interests and what aligned with the classes I had been taking for the last two years. Exercise science kept me in a field I love and let me take interesting and challenging coursework. I had some challenges in making up classes I didn’t have to take in my previous major, but that’s easily overcome with some extra time in the summer and perseverance.

What is interesting about your major?
Exercise science is interesting to me because it involves two things I love—science and health. It’s a difficult major because you delve deep into an intense and very focused science that challenges you to understand deeper levels of knowledge than most majors. It’s rewarding because it pushes you to learn more and be a healthier person.

What do you plan to do after graduation?
I plan to go to graduate school or pursue a career in physical therapy. I’d love to stay in Austin if possible.

What advice can you give to UGS students now?
My advice to UGS students is to be adventurous in your major exploration. You don’t have to pick something you’re the best at or something you wholeheartedly love. Sometimes you have to pick something that interests and challenges you.