UTEP Mine Tracker
The UTEP Mine Tracker is YOUR roadmap to success; preparing students for an ever-changing global market. The Mine Tracker lists activities, a co-curriculum, that students can get involved with from four different learning dimensions that compliments what is being taught in the classroom. Engaging in the Mine Tracker enables students to be recognized for their out-of-classroom involvement and share their accomplishments with others by populating a co-curricular transcript. Visiting the UTEP Mine Tracker site provides students a comprehensive overview of involvement opportunities available at The University of Texas at El Paso. (Link to UTEP Mine Tracker website)
Volunteer in the Community
Volunteering in our local community is a great way for students to gain an understanding of the needs of others and enhance their leadership skills. The Center for Civic Engagement is where students can choose to volunteer from various community involvement options. Students are encouraged to participate and make a difference in our community either through ongoing or one day projects. (Link to Center for Civic Engagement website)
Join a Student Club
Joining one of the 200+ student organizations is not only a great way to network with fellow students, faculty, staff and professionals from your field of interest but a fantastic way to ensure that you have a rewarding college experience. Find a student organization that interests you or create a new one that meets your needs. (Link to http://sa.utep.edu/rso/)
Students who live on campus earn higher grades, are more involved in their community and finish their requirements for their degree in a timely manner. Explore the possibility of living on campus at either Miner Village or Miner Heights TODAY (Link to Residence Life website at http://sa.utep.edu/housing/)
Participate in the Campus-Wide Student Leadership Conference
This yearly spring conference enables existing and emerging leaders to participate in several days’ worth of activities at a minimal cost. Activities include local and national keynote speakers, an Etiquette Dinners and a diverse set of workshops that include Effective Public Speaking, Motivating Volunteers, Creative Marketing, Goal Setting and Dressing For Success. Find out more by visiting the Student Development Center at: http://sa.utep.edu/leadership/
Play on an Intramural Team
Join one of 250+ intramurals teams as a way to meet individuals with similar interests. Participating on a team not only allows for you to maintain a healthy balance between work and academics but can also serve as an opportunity for you to test your leadership skills as a team captain or referee. Visit the Recreational Sports website http://sa.utep.edu/rsd for this year’s intramural calendar.
Work On Campus
Working on campus is not only convenient and provides a level of flexibility when pursuing one’s academic goals, but provides students hands-on experience in their field of interest that often lean to internships, coops and full-time employment upon degree completion. Being involved at UTEP as a student worker is a great way to gain experience and skills needed to be successful in a rapidly changing global society. Visit the University Career Center for ways to be more engaged on-campus through the world of work. http://sa.utep.edu/careers/
Plan an Event
UTEP offers many events throughout the year including but not limited to Minerpalooza, Homecoming, UTEPIA, Speaker Series, the Campus-Wide Leadership Conference, Take Back the Night, Project MOVE and much more. Get involved on-campus by helping The Campus Activities Board plan events like these. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student-run organization that serves as the vehicle to an amazing college experience by programming events intended to captivate a diverse audience of UTEP students. For more information visit: http://sa.utep.edu/cab/
See a Theater or Music Performance!
UTEP’s Department of Theater and Dance offers exceptional, high-quality and professional performances each year that showcase the endless talent of our students. Take advantage of the involvement opportunities that these shows provide our community by taking the time to view a show or even becoming involved in the production of the show. Many of our talented alumni who are currently pursuing careers in Engineering, Business and the Health Professions were involved in theater, dance and musical productions at UTEP; an experience they value immensely and strongly endorse in order to be a well-rounded individual. Visit http://www.theatredance.utep.edu/Site/Home.html for more information.
Represent the Student Body
The UTEP Student Government Association (SGA) is the official voice of all Undergraduate and Graduate students at UTEP and as a result, is actively engaged in the decision-making process of the institution. Whether as an elected official or as a volunteer, SGA provides numerous opportunities for students to become involved in the institution’s decision-making process, the promotion of an engaging and exciting environment for student life and the advancement of the University community. Opportunities to be involved with SGA can be found at: http://sa.utep.edu/sga/
Produce the Student Newspaper or Magazine: The Prospector and El Minero
Students representing a variety of disciplines and majors at UTEP help write and publish the bilingual/bicultural student newspaper and student magazine. Working on these publications provides students with a professional, hands-on work experience that benefits them greatly in the future especially if they choose to pursue a journalism career. Students strive to ensure that their newspaper and magazine reflect the voice and opinions of UTEP’s student community and are grateful for an opportunity to be involved on campus that has such a long-lasting impact. http://sa.utep.edu/studentpublications/