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ECE TALENT Success Program


Program Director - Stacy Pederson
Faculty Director - Dr. Nina Telang

The ECE TALENT Success Program provides students with educational tools that contribute to increased retention, attrition, and graduation rates by partnering academic advisors with ECE students who want to improve their Grade Point Averages and strengthen engineering identity. TALENT connects students to valuable resources through the department, the Cockrell School of Engineering and The University of Texas at Austin.


The Mission of The ECE TALENT Success Program is to educate students in the value of self- identifying academic strengths and challenges, and the importance of designing short and long- term goals that will result in earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering. TALENT promotes success and empowerment for ECE students in their academic success and identity development while cultivating an inclusive engineering community in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Talent Students have access to:

  • A designated Academic Advisor
  • Academic Enrichment and Personal Development Workshops 
  • An assigned peer mentor
  • Monthly class progress checks with your instructors
  • Additional Office Hours with Faculty Director
  • Monthly socials with free food and prizes

How to Join Talent

The Spring 2024 Talent Cohort has been finalized for the semester. Students may join Talent for the Fall 2024 semester; the survey to join will go live in August. In the meantime, students may still schedule an ECE Advising appointment with any ECE Advisor.

If you have any questions about the Talent program, please contact:

Stacy Pederson
Senior Academic Advisor