Professional Success

TIP Scholars Presenting Research Poster in UGS

TIP Scholars Presenting Research Poster in UGS

RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

College is more than just classes. Don’t miss out on your education by just focusing on your degree. Build a portfolio of experiences that will help you identify or confirm your passion and develop skills that will help you make the impact you want to have on the world.

Be in the know
Connect yourself to the tools and resources that will springboard your professional and personal growth.

Research
UT is a top-ranked institution because of its research and you have a chance to be part of it.

Internships
Reality test with real-world experience and network with your future professional community.

Study Abroad
Get out of here! There is more time and money available for these unique opportunities than you realize.

Give Back!
Make an impact on your community by participate in learning through service and mentoring. The life you change may be your own.

BE IN THE KNOW!

Many once-in-a-life time events happen on this campus, from a talk by Nobel Laureates to live mandala creation by Buddhist monks to documentaries and discussion about punk rock in China. Search the thousands of events occurring on campus through UT’s Know events calendar and find inspiration, awareness, and opportunity.

Connect with your college’s career services offices and use their resources to develop your professional portfolio.

  • The Health Professions Office serves all undergraduates pursuing a career in the health professions. Connect with the HPO to receive news about relevant events, opportunities, and tips for becoming a competitive applicant to professional programs.
  • The Natural Sciences Career Design Center will keep you abreast of the latest events, networks, and resources that will help you develop your Natural Science degree into a rewarding career path after graduation or into graduate school.

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Research

UT is a research university, which means there are multiple opportunities to be at the cutting edge of knowledge in all fields studied at here. Research answers questions and solves problems – don’t be afraid to be part of it!

  • Check out what research is going at UT with the EUREKA searchable database.
  • Start conducting research in the Natural Sciences in your freshman year with the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI).
  • Freshman year isn’t the only time to get into research. Join student organizations like the Science Undergraduate Research Group (SURGe) to find out how to be involved in undergraduate research outside of the FRI.
  • Every undergraduate at the university has the opportunity to become a researcher and take part in the work of the university. Find out how you can get involved with the Office of Undergraduate Research.

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Internships

Reality test the direction you’re headed and get entry-level skills that will supplement your UT degree.

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Study Abroad

  • Want to earn credit while experiencing the culture of another country? Study Abroad and gain an understanding of another country’s culture beyond the surface-level differences in food, language, and appearances. Don’t forget to apply for Scholarships to help offset the cost!

  • College of Natural Science students, the Study Abroad Office and your CNS academic advisors will work together to provide you with the resources and support you need to identify the study abroad opportunity that is right for you! Visit the CNS International Study page to explore your options!

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Give Back!

Volunteer your time to make an impact where you want to see change. In the process, gain real-world experience and knowledge that will help you change the world.

Mentor

UT knows the value of mentoring and has many opportunities to serve as a peer mentor. Some positions are paid, some are voluntary, many come with training in leadership and other marketable skills. Here are just a few of our favorites:

  • The Peer Leader Academy (PLA) has many positions for students in the College of Natural Sciences and provides certification through the College Reading and Learning Association.
  • Leadership Education and Progress (LEAP) is a first-year leadership development experience based on ethical leadership practices.
  • First-year Interest Group (FIG) mentors help facilitate a one-hour seminar for incoming freshmen and share their insights about becoming a successful Longhorn.
  • Gateway Scholars Peer Mentors help incoming freshmen from all colleges make a smooth transition to college.

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