For the second year in a row Project MALES welcomes undergraduate student interns who are part of the University of Texas University Leadership Network (ULN). The ULN program is designed to help students develop leadership skills while achieving academic success consistent with graduating in four years. ULN includes a comprehensive four-year plan that involves training, experiential learning opportunities, community and university service, as well as the chance to engage in self-reflection regarding leadership development. Through ULN, participants begin their first year with interactive training followed by opportunities to apply their new leadership skills. In years two through four, students will participate in on-campus experiential learning opportunities, continued leadership development and opportunities to engage in community and university service.
This year we are excited to welcome eight interns who all come with a diverse set of skills and knowledges that will contribute to the success of the Project MALES Student Mentoring Program they are, Sam Babar (Junior, Engineering); Miguel Gonzalez (Senior, Social Work); Hector Jacobo (Senior, Economics/Government); Victoria Martinez (Junior, Human Development and Family Sciences); Angel Ortiz (Sophomore, Radio-Television-Film); Robert Rodriguez (Sophomore, Physics); Alma Rosado (Sophomore, Education); and Ana Serratos (Senior, Social Work/Spanish Lit).
As part of their leadership development our interns will serve as assistant site coordinators aiding the efforts of our graduate student staff. Their roles will also include serving as liaisons between the student mentors and the mentoring site coordinator and serving as mentors at the school sites they are assigned. ULN interns will also enroll in LA 213 IMPACT course, a two-unit course as part of the Project MALES Student Mentoring Program.
We are excited to welcome our 2016-2017 ULN intern class and wish them a great academic year!