Liberal Arts Career Services Summer and Fall Courses

April 17th, 2014

LACS is offering a number of courses this summer and fall.

Web-Based Internship Courses 

The Liberal Arts web-based internship courses are designed to complement your internship experience. Assignments will be completed each week and uploaded to Blackboard or Canvas. Assignments include journals, reports, resume writing, evaluations and a final paper.

Summer 2014

LA 320wb: 81220

LA f110wb: 81215

LA s110wb: 81230

Fall 2014 

LA 320wb: 30180

LA 110wb: 30160

Fall 2014 Career Planning Courses (Liberal Arts in the Workplace) 

These career planning courses are for students interested in learning to articulate the value of their major in whatever career path they pursue. Students will identify potential careers, understand their career-related strengths, write targeted resumes, practice interviewing, learn networking techniques and develop a strategic job or internship search plan.

LA 101L Wednesdays: 30150

LA 101L Thursdays: 30152

 

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of 4/20 – 4/26

April 17th, 2014

Liberal Arts Career Services – helping liberal arts students go “Beyond the Tower!”

To apply for these opportunities or learn more about these events, check out your BTT Gateway account.

Don’t have an account? Register with LACS to access opportunities and to learn about our events, services and resources.

Employer Spotlight:

YES Prep Public Schools - YES Prep’s mission is to increase the number of low-income Houstonians who graduate from a four-year college prepared to compete in the global marketplace and committed to improving disadvantaged communities. The organization has 13 schools in operation, serving 8,000 college-bound 6th – 12th grade students throughout Houston, and it was recently recognized as the “Best Place to Work in Houston” for the 4th year in a row. They are currently recruiting liberal arts majors for teaching roles for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications are due April 26. Explore and apply for these opportunities here 

APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of April 20:

Explore BTT Gateway for details and to apply. If in the list below you see a JOB ID, search the BTT Gateway [Jobs/Internships] tab; if you see a SCHEDULE ID, search the [Interview Schedules/Qualified Schedules] tab. The following are just a sample of the many jobs and internships you will find in BTT Gateway.

  • 4/20 – BuzzFeed, Editorial Intern – Food,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8237
  • 4/20 – Zimmerman Advertising, InfuZion 2014 Internship Program,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8230
  • 4/20 – Burke Center, Service Coordinator,  BTT Gateway Job ID  8238
  • 4/20 – Burke Center, Centralized Intake Therapist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8234
  • 4/20 – Burke Center, Mental Health Clinician,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8235
  • 4/20 – Pecan Street Insurance, Part Time Data Entry Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8240
  • 4/20 – Flinja, Google Adwords Expert,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8217
  • 4/20 – Flinja, Technical Blog Writer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8218
  • 4/20 – Flinja, Blogger/Copywriter/Editor,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8219
  • 4/20 – Flinja, Communications Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8221
  • 4/20 – Flinja, SEO Keyword Researcher,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8223
  • 4/20 – Flinja, Office Coordinator and Manager,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8224
  • 4/20 – Flinja, Engineer IOS or Android,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8225
  • 4/20 – Pecan Street Insurance, Part Time Data Entry Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8240
  • 4/21 – Websense, Associate Technical Support Engineer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8260
  • 4/21 – Camp Tanuga, Male Counselor,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8241
  • 4/23 – Grassroots Campaigns, Assistant Director,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8244
  • 4/23 – Medix Staffing Solutions, Entry Level Recruiter into Sales Opportunity- Dallas/Houston, BTT Gateway Job ID 8245
  • 4/23 – UT Information Technology Services, Help Desk Consultant,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8247
  • 4/23 – Software Advice, Inside Sales: Software Analyst,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8326
  • 4/23 – StatusLabs.com, Account Management Assistant Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8248
  • 4/23 – StatusLabs.com, Sales Development Representative Assistant Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8249
  • 4/23 – Stepping Stone School, Early Childhood Education/Preschool Teacher,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8251
  • 4/23 – Tangoe, Inc., Client Services Analyst,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8236
  • 4/24 – Water to Thrive, Marketing and Outreach Intern,   BTT Gateway Job ID 8252
  • 4/24 – Fanstailgate.com, Tailgate Photographer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8253
  • 4/24 – StatusLabs.com, Account Manager,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8254
  • 4/25 – Children of All Nations, Adoption Program Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8259
  • 4/25 – New Era Colorado Foundation, Summer Fellowship,   BTT Gateway Job ID 6942
  • 4/25 – Financial Process Group, Financial Representative,  BTT Gateway Job ID 7974
  • 4/26 – The Settlement Home for Children, Houseparent,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8264
  • 4/26 – TexPIRG, Grassroots Organizing Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8267
  • 4/26 – TexPIRG, Texas Program Associate,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8268
  • 4/26 – Camp Cody, Counselor,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8261
  • 4/26 – YES Prep Public Schools, Multiple Teacher Roles 2014-2015,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8269

EVENTS for the week of April 20:

Details available under “Career Events” in BTT Gateway or the LACS online calendar.

  • 4/22 – Herb Kelleher Center Speaker Series, Entrepreneurship Live with Daniel Nelson, 5:30pm AT&T Conference Center
  • 4/23 – Advise TX Information Session, PAR 301, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

LACS RESUME POLICY

The first resume you upload to BTT Gateway will be reviewed by a member of LACS for grammar, format, marketing and relevance to help you highlight your experience in a professional format. Please allow up to two business days for the review process, during which you will not be able to submit the resume for jobs or internships in BTT Gateway. If your resume is not approved, we will provide feedback to help you craft a stronger resume. Once your first resume is approved, all subsequent resume uploads will be automatically approved and you will have immediate access to the resume for BTT Gateway applications. Due to the review process, we recommend you upload your resume well in advance of any upcoming deadlines.

Review the LACS Resume Guidelines to learn the criteria for resume approval.

Application Deadline Extended for Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship to May 7

April 17th, 2014

The South Asia Institute has extended the application deadline to May 7th, 2014 for the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship. This is an annual scholarship of $500 to be awarded to two undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin based on academic excellence and dedication to the study of India.

The guidelines for the application are:

  • To be eligible a student must have taken a minimum of nine semester credit hours in courses relating directly to India and/or a minimum of two semesters of an Indian language.
  • Students must submit with the application an informal transcript of their undergraduate work and two letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with the applicant’s work in the area of Indian Studies.

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 7 2014. The application form can also be downloaded by clicking here.

The application has to be turned into the South Asia Institute, WCH 4.132 or mailed to -

The South Asia Institute, UT Austin

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship Application

120 Inner Campus Drive

Mailcode: G9300

Austin, TX 78712

Application materials can also be turned in electronically by e-mailing them to: sai@austin.utexas.edu

Exhibit and Talk by Dr. Don Davis on Documentation from the Medieval Indian Ocean World

April 16th, 2014

The University of Texas Libraries will host a scholarly presentation on documents that shed light on maritime trade in the medieval Indian Ocean world.

Professor Donald Davis from the Department of Asian Studies will talk about an extraordinary set of copper plates surviving from the 9th century that has become important to the understanding of the movement of people, goods and ideas across South Asia and the Indian Ocean region, challenging our conceptions of geographic areas and boundaries.

Davis will discuss collaborative research on the plates that comprise a multi-lingual legal document, inscribed at the port of Kollam in present-day Kerala in 849 CE. In South Asia, even until very recently, important legal documents were often inscribed onto copper sheets.

The talk takes place at noon on Wednesday, April 23, in the UFCU Student Learning Commons in the Perry-Castañeda Library, and is free and open to the public.

Although the Kollam plates have been known to European scholars since the early 19th century, they are so complex to read that they had never previously been studied as a single document until a multidisciplinary team of thirty scholars from ten different countries collaborated on new interpretations. The research findings on the inscriptions will be published in a volume by Primus Press in 2015.

Davis’ talk accompanies an exhibit of four large free-standing printed banners on the Kollam Plates—funded by a grant from the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council by De Montfort University in Leicester, England, in collaboration with the British Museum—that is on loan to The University of Texas at Austin through May 2.

Reminder: Pre-Graduate School Internship Course

April 16th, 2014

Dear UT Undergraduates:

EVEN WHEN THE FIRST UT REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS, YOU MAY STILL TURN IN A PRE GRAD INTERNSHIP CONTRACT (AND THEN REGISTER DURING A LATER ACCESS PERIOD) UP TO THE 4TH CLASS DAY.  Obviously, we would like to receive most contracts sooner rather than later.

Please read below:  

Are you thinking about whether graduate school is in your future?  Are you uncertain about what it would be like to be a graduate student and what academic program may be suited best to your interests and career goals?

If your answer to these questions is yes, you may wish to consider undertaking the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) “Pre-Graduate School Internship.”  This internship is open to students in all UT colleges/schools and departments.  You may earn one, two or three hours of academic credit (CMS 164M/264M/364M) by participating in the internship.

You may read more about this program (including FAQ’s, examples of internship activities and an easy to complete internship contract) on the web: http://communication.utexas.edu/ie/

You may also be eligible for a Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Award. This award is designed to encourage both first generation and economically disadvantaged undergraduate students to pursue their academic passions and to seriously consider graduate study.

The awards will be in the form of $1,000 stipends offered to a select number of qualified undergraduate interns. The award is intended to support and encourage students to pursue opportunities that further enrich the Pre-Graduate School Internship experience. (e.g., traveling to conferences, potential graduate school visits, research endeavors, supplies, books etc.)

In addition, each intern’s graduate mentor will be awarded a matching $1,000 stipend through the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

For more information about this award, please go to: http://communication.utexas.edu/ie/kuhn-ie-award

A wonderful UT web feature about this internship program is at: http://www.utexas.edu/features/2008/ie-2/

If after examining these materials you have questions, please feel free to contact me at: spaj737@uts.cc.utexas.edu

NOTE: Because of the generosity of several UT deans, undergraduates who do their pre-grad internship in programs in the following colleges will be eligible to receive travel grants to help cover part of the cost of attending an academic conference (with their grad mentor)– Law, Public Affairs, Communication, Nursing, Information, Architecture, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Business, Social Work, Education, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts.

Sincerely,

Rick Cherwitz

Professor and Director, Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE)

RTF Courses for Summer/Fall 2014

April 16th, 2014

Radio-Television-Film wanted to share some important information with you regarding registration for RTF classes during Summer & Fall 2014. 

RTF 305

Offered online and open to non-majors for Fall 2014. Despite being online, the course does have a seat limit and does not use waitlists.

RTF 309, RTF 312C & RTF 316M

For Fall 2014, non-major seats will be available in all the lower-division courses listed above.

**RTF 316M will be open to non-majors during the first term of Summer 2014**

RTF 314 & RTF 316

Very few non-major seats available for Fall 2014. RTF 314 and RTF 316 do not use waitlists.

RTF 317 & RTF 319

The Fall 2014 sections will initially be restricted to majors.  Any leftover seats will be made available to non-majors during the add/drop period in August.  While prerequisites are encouraged, they will not be required for non-majors (if restrictions are lifted).

**RTF 317 will be open to non-majors during the second term of Summer 2014**

RTF 318

Always restricted to majors during the Fall and Spring semesters; no exceptions.

**RTF 318 will be open to non-majors during the first term of Summer 2014**

Transfer Student Town Hall

April 7th, 2014

The Senate of College Councils, along with the newly created Transfer Student Board, is hosting a Transfer Student Town Hall next Wednesday, April 16th from 5-7 pm in FAC 328. The Transfer Student Board will serve as the representative body for external transfer students at the university. To create their agenda for the next academic year, the Transfer Student Board would like input from as many transfer students as possible on a variety of topics including: orientation, advising, academics, social programming, etc.

This is an unprecedented opportunity for transfer students to offer their opinions and solutions regarding key transfer student issues. This event is supported by DOS, the First Year Experience Office and UGS. Currently, the format will be a guided Q&A for the first hour and an open forum for the second hour; administrators will be present for both to answer questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

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 pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1397956243814676/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Globalization, Social Class, and Hegemonic Masculinity among Young Men in South Korea

April 4th, 2014

Tue, April 8, 2014 • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Talk by Dr. Seungsook Moon, Vassar College

ABSTRACT:

This talk will explore the implications of globalization for “hegemonic masculinity” in contemporary Korea among young men in their twenties and thirties. Specifically, it examines how economic, cultural, and political globalization has generated conditions for altering experiences of hegemonic masculinity among these men. Because these young men are not internally homogeneous, Dr. Moon will focus on the following two groups of young men: the white-collar middle class and the blue-collar working class.  Based on studies of lives of these social groups, She analyzes how specific social and economic conditions of these social groups may counteract such potential for the modification of hegemonic masculinity among these young men. Based on this comparative analysis and discussion, Dr. Moon intends to illuminate how masculinity as an individual identity and a (relational) location in the social structure of gender is being remade and reproduced in the complex interplay of global and local factors.

Ms. Moon’s research interests lie in political and cultural sociology of gender in East Asia with the specific focus on South Korea. She has published numerous articles on gender and citizenship, collective memories, civil society, democratization, and social movements, globalization, military service, and nationalism. She is the author of Militarized Modernity and Gendered Citizenship in South Korea (Duke University Press, 2005; reprint 2007) and a coeditor (with Maria Hoehn) and contributor of ”Over There”: Living with the U.S. Military Empire (Duke University Press, 2010).

Sponsored by: CEAS

Free Screening of Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” in 3D

April 4th, 2014

 Venue: Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre

Time: 1:30 pm, Saturday, April 12, 2014

The program includes:

1. A slideshow featuring fun facts about Life of Pi, Ang Lee, and Taiwan starting at 1:30 pm;

2. The screening of Life of Pi (127 minutes) in 3D at 2 pm;

3. Following the screening, Professor Thomas Schatz, world-renowned film scholar from UT’s Radio-TV-Film Department, will share his insight on Ang Lee and his work with us.

The screening is FREE but you MUST register on Eventbrite and bring your ticket to the event.

Seats are limited. So register now at: http://spotlighttaiwan.eventbrite.com/

Please feel free to share this invitation with your family and friends. All are welcome!

To receive updates on future events by Spotlight Taiwan in Austin, please follow us on our Facebook page.

H. Iris Chyi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Journalism

Moody College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin

300 W. Dean Keeton (A1000)

Austin, TX  78712-1073

Phone: (512) 471-0553

Fax: (512) 471-7979

email: chyi@mail.utexas.edu

web: irischyi.com

Liberal Arts Career Services Updates for Week of April 6 – April 12

April 4th, 2014

Liberal Arts Career Services – helping liberal arts students go “Beyond the Tower!”

To apply for these opportunities or learn more about these events, check out your BTT Gateway account.

Don’t have an account? Register with LACS to access opportunities and to learn about our events, services and resources.

Event Spotlight:

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: 

APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of April 6:

Explore BTT Gateway for details and to apply. If in the list below you see a JOB ID, search the BTT Gateway [Jobs/Internships] tab; if you see a SCHEDULE ID, search the [Interview Schedules/Qualified Schedules] tab. The following are just a sample of the many jobs and internships you will find in BTT Gateway.

  • 4/6 – BlackRock, Inc., Find Your Forum 2014,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8212
  • 4/6 –  National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, Various Summer 2014 Internships,   BTT Gateway Job ID 6200
  • 4/7 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee – Dallas,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8170
  • 4/7 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee – Houston,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8171
  • 4/9 – Signpost, Sales Associate,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8060
  • 4/9 – Target Corporation, Store Executive Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 7849
  • 4/9 – Target Corporation, Store Executive Team Leader,  BTT Gateway Job ID 7848
  • 4/9 – Department of Veterans Affairs VBA Regional Office, VSR,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8065
  • 4/9 – The Johnson Center for Child Health & Development, Research intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8013
  • 4/9 – Northwestern Mutual, Financial Representative Dallas,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8112
  • 4/9 – Aflac, Sales Agent,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8045
  • 4/9 – AXA Advisors, LLC, Financial Advisor (Various City Openings),  BTT Gateway Job ID 8180
  • 4/9 – Farmers Insurance Group, Service, Marketing, Sales,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8271
  • 4/10 – Yelp, Inc., Yelp Account Manager,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8196
  • 4/10 – Epic, Software Developer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8049
  • 4/10 – Epic, Technical Services/Problem Solver,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8050
  • 4/10 – Epic, Software Tester/Quality Assurance,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8052
  • 4/11 – Morningstar, Product Support Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8008
  • 4/11 – Workers Defense Project, Research and Policy Intern,   BTT Gateway Job ID 8280
  • 4/11 – Morningstar, Data Analyst Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8009
  • 4/11 – Texas Hunger Initiative, Anti-Hunger Opportunity Corps VISTA Member Position,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8266
  • 4/11 – Doctors Without Borders, 2014 Internship Programs,  BTT Gateway Job ID 4537
  • 4/11 – Morningstar, Data Analyst,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8007
  • 4/11 – PulsePoint Group, Content Writing Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8126
  • 4/11 – Workers Defense Project, Worker Rights Organizer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8281
  • 4/11 – Workers Defense Project, Research & Policy Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8282
  • 4/11 – Workers Defense Project, Membership Organizer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8283
  • 4/12 – Dell Inc, Product Sales Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8201

EVENTS for the week of April 6:

Details available under “Career Events” in BTT Gateway or the LACS online calendar.

  • 4/7 – Making the Most of the Career Fair Workshops, FAC 18 – Library, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm OR 2:00 pm – 3:00pm,
  • 4/8 – Know Your Options (& Keep them Open) 4/8 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, CLA 1.302B
  • 4/8 – Citizen Schools Information Session, JES A2105A, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 4/8 – Entrepreneurship Live with Matt Chasen, CEO & Founder uShip,  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm,  AT&T Conference Center
  • 4/8 – TJX, TJX Store Leadership Information Session, PAR 301, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • 4/8 – Know Your Options (& Keep them Open) Info Session, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, CLA 1.302B
  • 4/8 – “Find & Apply Workshop: Finding and Applying to Jobs in the Federal Government”, FAC 21, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 4/9 – Liberal Arts Career & Internship Fair, Texas Union Ballroom, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

LACS RESUME POLICY

The first resume you upload to BTT Gateway will be reviewed by a member of LACS for grammar, format, marketing and relevance to help you highlight your experience in a professional format. Please allow up to two business days for the review process, during which you will not be able to submit the resume for jobs or internships in BTT Gateway. If your resume is not approved, we will provide feedback to help you craft a stronger resume. Once your first resume is approved, all subsequent resume uploads will be automatically approved and you will have immediate access to the resume for BTT Gateway applications. Due to the review process, we recommend you upload your resume well in advance of any upcoming deadlines.

Review the LACS Resume Guidelines to learn the criteria for resume approval.