UT Austin Student Panel

Recorded Monday, September 21 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream

School information

University of Texas at Austin | UT Austin

Austin, TX

Ask current UT Austin students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

Meet the panelists: Ojas, Avner, and Vaishnav

Ojas is a senior from New Jersey in the College of Natural Sciences, studying Computer Science. He is also pursuing a 5th Year Masters Program at UT Austin. Ojas is an active member in and Vice President of Code Orange and a member of the Punjabbawockeez. He has interned at various companies, including some Fortune 500 companies. Outside of school, he enjoys playing video games, going to the gym, and reading.

Avner is a senior pursuing a degree in Computer Science. Avner is currently the CTO of Explorastay, a startup that started at UT. In his free time, Avner likes learning about technology, working out, and playing sports.

Vaishnav is a senior studying Computer Science and Quantitative Finance. Vaishnav is an active member of UT’s Natural Sciences Council, Tour Guides, and business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. In his free time, Vaishnav enjoys playing sports, trying new restaurants, and playing strategy board games.

School information

University of Texas at Austin | UT Austin

Austin, TX
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Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Lily and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
13:28@anonymous:how valuable has a computer science major been to you?
17:57@Yellowfellow:What is the environment like on campus? Collaborative, competitive, laid-back, stressful, etc.?
26:19@anonymous:how are dorms?
34:28@anonymous:What are some UT Austin student traditions?
37:47@anonymous:How is the workload?
41:44@theresep.23:Best thing about campus? Does it have a collegetown feel?
43:06@Mae:What are your experiences with the professors? Teaching style, class-size, office hours, etc.
48:15@anonymous:what precautions is UT taking for COVID?


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