MatchPoint Essay Tip: University of Texas @ Austin Career Short Answer Essay

The career short answer prompt for the UT Austin application is intended to allow students to demonstrate academic fit for their first-choice major. But what if they don't know what they want to major in? Our suggestion: they should be genuine about it and focus their answer on a career theme or goal instead of a specific career.

"The career short answer prompt most easily lends itself to talking about your fit for your first-choice major. [...] My tip for those of you who might be undecided about what you want to major in is to write toward a career theme or career goal instead of a specific career. That way, you’re still answering the prompt thoughtfully and genuinely."