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Gain Experience

After you’ve narrowed down your options, the next step is to gain first-hand experience in the career fields you’re considering.

Experiences like the ones below make you more marketable to future employers. In a competitive job market, this is very important! Remember: your major alone will not land you your first job, but your major + your experiences will.

Curious how others found their path and gained experience in the field? View profiles of professionals in a variety of industries.

Check out the videos below to learn more about how you can get involved at UT.

Did you know?
63% of paid interns get job offers upon completing their internship
Source: The Atlantic

Get an Internship

Complement your coursework and gain on-the-job experience in your career field

Join a Student Organization

Make new friends with similar interests and develop leadership skills


Give back to your community while you try out career interests and enhance your résumé

Study Abroad

Gain an international perspective, learn a foreign language, and grow your network

Academic Service Learning

Get involved with outside-the-classroom learning experiences that support your community

Undergraduate Research

Help faculty and graduate students with a wide range of research projects