Urban Experience Program
The mission of the Urban Experience Program (UEP) complements the larger mission of the University of Houston by expanding opportunities for educationally and economically underserved citizens.
UEP represents a dynamic mix of abilities, academic preparation, social, ethnic, national origin, regional, age and gender diversity. Some of the UEP students have personal or family situations that present obstacles to success. Many of the UEP students held multiple jobs this year while maintaining a full-course load. Overall, the students who succeeded did so by overcoming overwhelming adversities.
UEP strives to create academic opportunities for participants in the program in concert with community and corporate networking and support. The multifaceted components of the program promote scholarship, community service, and personal and professional development; through mentorship and internship as a conduit for the development of well-trained professionals.
UEP is a unique collaborative endeavor of the University of Houston, the Houston community and corporate sponsors. UEP is designed to simultaneously address the needs of the underrepresented student population and the changing dynamics of the American workforce. UEP prepares students for entry into the workforce by combining educational opportunities with valuable internship experiences.