February 21, 2018
A recent survey by Gallup of UT Austin alumni identified key student experiences that contributed to their success and well-being well beyond graduation. Compared to our national peers, UT Austin alumni reported higher levels of well-being and success.
Texas Exes published this article about the findings last fall.
We want to share these findings so you can benefit from the experience of Longhorns before you, and make the most out of your experience at UT Austin.
Key Student Experiences
Internships give your career a head start
Alumni who had internships reported spending less time finding a job after graduation and were happier in their jobs. Ask your academic advisor for information about finding an internship.
Extracurricular activities and student organizations develop important life skills
Alumni involved in extracurricular activities reported higher levels of psychosocial development, better life management and career planning and cultural participation. HornsLink is a wonderful resource to find opportunities on campus.
Long-term projects strengthen your knowledge and skills
Alumni who were involved in research with a professor, worked on a capstone project or wrote a thesis were more likely to have a job waiting for them after graduation. Talk to your professors about getting involved in research or your academic advisor about other long-term projects.
We will continue to do everything we can to support you to ensure that every student is prepared for life after graduation as you go out to change the world.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Vice President for Student Affairs and
Dean of Students