The UTEP Edge develops these assets through a variety of high-impact experiences made possible by the expertise and dedication of our faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners.
Ranging from undergraduate research and civic engagement to study abroad and student employment, these experiences increase confidence, enhance personal and professional skills, and equip students with a competitive advantage when they graduate and enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree.
It’s this competitive edge that distinguishes UTEP students from their peers at other institutions and prepares our graduates for leadership and lifelong success.
UTEP Edge Experiences include
Make the most of your first year through experiences uniquely designed to support your transition to UTEP
Build friendships, gain academic support, and connect ideas across linked classes by joining a learning community
Serve the community through structured academic teaching and learning opportunities
RESEARCH & SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
Team-up with faculty to gain experience and make intellectual and creative contributions to your field
Work on campus to develop professional experience, earn money, and enhance your résumé
Develop professional values by assuming leadership roles in your campus experiences
Reach mutual understanding through effective exchange of information, ideas, and feelings
Be self-assured through appreciating your own talents, abilities, skills, and qualities
Analyze and evaluate issues in order to solve problems and develop informed opinions
Develop, organize, and manage ideas and opportunities turning them into new products, services, firms, or industries
Understand and appreciate people, cultures, and ideas from around the world that impact our community
Step up, think, and act critically and creatively to bring others together to accomplish a common task
Find solutions to difficult or complex issues
Act ethically and responsibly for the benefit of society and the public good
Participate as an effective, efficient member of a group in order to meet a common goal