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October 4, 2022

Oh gods: Your Percy Jackson godly parent based on your college

Carly Ramos

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. one can find fans of the beloved book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, watching a new episode of the book-to-screen Disney+ series. To commence the last episode airing this week, The Daily Texan compiled a list of assigning a godly parent to UT’s academic colleges.

School of Architecture – Hephaestus 

Just like the god of craftsman, sculpture and metalwork, architecture students understand the precision needed to combine functionality and aesthetic beauty in their field of work.

McCombs School of Business – Zeus 

As king of the gods, Zeus exhibits qualities of leadership, fairness and power. Similarly, McCombs students learn these qualities to achieve success in the dynamic world of business.

Moody College of Communication – Hermes

Moody students study communication in different forms of media, just like Hermes. As the messenger on Olympus, he builds understanding between the gods, similar to students in the College of Communication. 

College of Education – Hera 

As queen of the gods, Hera matches the nurturing role that students need in the College of Education. Like her commitment to family, future educators will shape and guide future generations.

Cockrell School of Engineering – Ares 

The god of war battles conflict with problem-solving and strategy, similar to the way engineering students confront their problem sets. 

College of Fine Arts – Dionysus 

As the god of wine and the arts, Dionysus relates to the College of Fine Arts — serving as an institution for creative expression.

Jackson School of Geosciences – Poseidon

Students study the exploration of earth’s natural resources, serving as a parallel to the god of earthquakes and the seas.

College of Liberal Arts – Athena 

Like the College of Liberal Arts, the goddess of wisdom harbors knowledge in humanities, social sciences, history, art and cultures.

College of Natural Sciences – Artemis

Similar to the goddess of the hunt and wildlife, natural sciences students explore the mysteries of the world to better understand its complexities.

School of Nursing – Aphrodite 

Aphrodite embodies empathy and nurturing as the goddess of love, reflecting characteristics with students in the School of Nursing. 

College of Pharmacy – Apollo

Serving as the god of poetry, healing and medicine, Apollo embodies the values of students in the College of Pharmacy as future health professionals.

School of Social Work – Hestia

Representing the hearth and home, Hestia encompasses the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, as students advocate for individuals and communities within their scope of work.

School of Information – Hades

Just as the School of Information oversees the organization of data often unseen by the everyday person, the god of the underworld symbolizes the navigation of this landscape of work.

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