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From civil service to the lab, UTD graduates set their sights on a bright future

The University of Texas at Dallas honored the class of 2022 in early spring this week. In part two of this two-part series, future graduates from four of UT Dallas’ eight schools shared their journeys and how the University has helped them achieve their academic dreams. (Editor’s note: Students from the University’s other four schools were featured in a previous News Center article.)

Jeremy Linville

Bachelor of Science in psychology
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Hometown: San Antonio

How did you get interested in psychology?

I have always enjoyed helping my friends and family members with their personal problems. I originally wanted to take a pre-medical route to becoming a psychiatrist, but once I learned that psychiatrists don’t see their clients as often as other mental health professionals, I decided to specialize. in psychology to eventually become either a counselor or clinical psychologist.

How was the last year for you?

This year has been more stressful than my last two years in college, but it’s also been the year I’ve grown the most. I had to balance my graduate level coursework with my application for graduate school and other career opportunities. Being on campus for the first time since the pandemic began has allowed me to build great relationships with faculty and professors and make friends along the way.

What are your plans?

This fall, I plan to start my master’s in psychology at UTD, where I hope to learn more about the experimental side of psychology.

Summarizing Thomas-Mosby

Masters in Public Affairs
School of Economics, Politics and Policy
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

How has UT Dallas prepared you for the future?
UTD has provided me with key knowledge and skills in areas such as leadership and management that I can build on in future roles. Networking with peers and senior leaders in my area of ‚Äč‚Äčinterest has helped me define my career goals and trajectory.

Have you always wanted to work in human resources?
My interest in human resources was piqued after adding the certificate in public human resources management to my program. Taking courses in diversity management and nonprofit management highlighted the skills I was already using in my previous role in community education and inspired me to make the transition to a career in resources. human.

What are you most proud of during your time at UT Dallas?
The work I have done with my peers in creating strategic business plans for the Town of Duncanville Public Works Department. Talking with senior leaders and developing action plans to support them in pursuing their organizational goals has been a highlight of my experience.

What are your plans?
Continue to build on the foundations I established at UTD to become a leader in my organization and develop innovative HR processes and programs.

Giovanni Lopez

Bachelor of Science in financewith mention
Naveen Jindal School of Management
Hometown: Dallas

How has UT Dallas prepared you for the future?
It made me more versatile. The last four years have proven to me that I can go through almost any situation.

How was the last year for you?
Last year was a rollercoaster. At the beginning of this last fall semester, I was working my internship and a part-time job while remaining a full-time student. I was lucky enough to get a full-time position in the same place where I worked during my internship, and I have been there for six months.

What opportunities did you have at UTD?

While at UT Dallas, I was fortunate enough to attend informative risk management and insurance conferences where I met amazing students from other schools.

What are your plans?

I intend to continue working as a Risk and Reward Advisor for the City of Irving.

Emilie Buchanan

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and biologycum laude with honors
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas

Why did you choose to attend UT Dallas?
When I looked at colleges, UT Dallas stood out because it offered so many opportunities to get involved and do research through programs like the Green Fellowship and the Clark Summer Research Program. As an Academic Excellence Scholar, I felt like UT Dallas and the faculty on campus were invested in me and my future. I also like being close to my friends and family.

What are you most proud of during your time at UT Dallas?
After completing my research semester as a Green Fellow at UT Southwestern Medical Center, I continued through the summer as a joint researcher with my UTD/UTSW lab and the NIST Magnetic Imaging Group. [National Institute of Standards and Technology]. I loved collaborating with scientists, engineers and chemists who each brought unique perspectives and expertise to the project. In a few weeks I will be presenting my research in London and representing UT Dallas, UT Southwestern and NIST at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine conference, something I never imagined I would be able to do as a as a freshman.

What are your plans?
I am very excited to start medical school at UT Southwestern in August. There, I hope to continue working on research projects and one day become a clinical researcher.

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