The Undergraduate Award, an international pan-disciplinary award

If you have an excellent piece of course work then international recognition is only a few steps away!


Who we are

The Undergraduate Awards acknowledges excellence in undergraduate academia across all disciplines.

How it works

Students can submit their coursework online, making sure their name and university is not included in the document. We gather a panel of academics in each field to anonymously assess the work. They select the top 10% in each category, and from that the winner.

Why should I submit?

As a winner you will receive an exclusive invitation to the 2014 UA Global Summit  in Dublin, Ireland, your work is published in our academic journal and you are recognised as the top student in your field. Shortlisted students are also recognised for their excellence, which can be a significant catalyst when pursuing further studies or your chosen career.

What now?

If you’d like to submit your work then you have until June 2nd to do so. However places fill up fast so we recommend registering NOW to save your place.


Questions? Email Bella at





The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds nine months abroad to study, research or teach English in countries around the world.  Fulbright awards graduating seniors, recent graduates and alumni to travel for academic work in all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the performing and creative arts.  A number of countries also offer grants for those who wish to serve as English teaching assistants.

If you aren’t quite ready, the competition happens every year, and we’d like to put the Fulbright Program in exceptional minds as a goal to strive for after graduation!

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LACS: College to Career Courses


CAREER BOOT CAMP! specifically for small majors!


The Counseling and Mental Health Center is now recruiting for its 2014-2015 Student Advisory Committee (SAC)

Purpose:  The CMHC Student Advisory Committee provides a forum for direct input from UT student stakeholders in order to: 1) help CMHC better meet the mental health needs of UT students 2) foster leadership skills in UT students with interests in mental health and 3) encourage student advocacy for campus mental health issues.

For more information , and an application, visit:

Transfer Student Town Hall

What: Guided Q&A + open forum to discuss key transfer student issues such as: orientation, advising, academics, social programming, etc. Most relevant to transfer students, but all students welcome. Refreshments will be provided!

When: Wednesday, April 16 from 5-7 pm

Where: FAC 328

Why: We want your input in order to create solutions for issues affecting the transfer student experience.

Event page


UT initiative – an Undergraduate Sustainability Roundtable

The UT Austin Undergraduate Sustainability Roundtable will serve as a forum for an ongoing discussion between undergraduate students and university administrators regarding sustainability priorities at UT Austin. The body will act as a communication bridge between the student body and administrators, as well as between student members and the broader campus community. As a result, undergraduates seated on the board will receive valuable insight into the workings of a large institution and the value of policymaking, and connections between the campus community and administration will be strengthened.

The diverse student members of the roundtable, drawn from UT’s undergraduate colleges as well as from sustainability-oriented student organizations, will meet twice each semester to discuss relevant policy topics, as well as host three roundtable events each academic year, consisting of two joint environmental-outreach events, and one town hall meeting.  Members of the board will come together to share resources, support each other’s missions, and to act as a resource for all campus community members regarding the university’s sustainability policies, goals, and actions.

The roundtable will be supported by the UT-Austin Office of Sustainability.

Please contact Kerry Pasquale ( if you are interested.

Career Panel on Careers in Communication: Th April 17

Panelists will discuss their careers in event planning, digital media, graphic design, and non-profits.

Students can RSVP here:

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LACS Spring 2014 Career and Internship Fair Tomorrow!

2014 Spring Career and Internship Fair – Take advantage of this opportunity to launch your career or find an internship! Come professionally dressed and bring several copies of your resume.



Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The Texas Union - Ballroom
Attire: Professional Attire Required (no jeans, shorts, running shoes/sneakers, or flip flops; visit our Dress for Success page to learn more about professional attire.)
Co-Hosted By: Liberal Arts Council
Research: Explore the list of attending employers, and the positions they are offering.

Spring All Majors Welcome! Bring your UT ID for express check-in.  

Prep Assistance for Liberal Arts Majors: 

AMS Honors Symposium!

The Department of American Studies is delighted to host its Third Annual Honors Thesis Symposium on Thursday, April 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, in Burdine 214. Five honors thesis students will present papers based on their yearlong research projects. Following the presentations, there will be a discussion and a reception to celebrate a job well done.  We hope you can join us to learn about the interesting projects that our undergraduate students have been working on!

Taj Bruno’s thesis, “Latkes for Santa: An Analysis of the American Jewish Perspective on Christmas,” explores the curious historical relationship between the American Jewish community and the celebration of Christmas.

Alyse Camus’ thesis, “From Kuznetsky Most to Brooklyn Bridge: Mayakovsky’s Discovery of America,” examines the Russian poet Mayakovsky and his trip to the United States in 1925 as a lens into his personal history, the histories of the United States and the Soviet Union, and his observations about industrialization and racism during his travels.

Melissa Herman’s thesis, “The Scene Aesthetic: How Indie Rock is Helping Re-Segregate Austin,” explores the ways in which the success of ACL and SXSW has further fostered an environment of exclusion for Austin’s Black and Latino residents, while socially and financially benefitting the city, its image and a large proportion of its White residents.

Morgan Machiorlette’s thesis, “Underfunded, Unequal, and Unheard: The Realities of Low-Income Students in the Philadelphia Public School District,” considers how financial deficits and blighted community environments negatively affect students and consequently perpetuate the cycle of poverty in low-income Philadelphia public schools.

Thomas Smith’s thesis, “Punk Capital: How the Nation’s Capitol Became a Leader in the Punk Movement of America,” examines the relationship between the rise of Punk music and the growth of new social justice movements in Washington, D.C., from 1978 to 1993.

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