Ready or not, in two days classes begin for the fall 2011 semester. Have you been obsessively checking your waitlists and making adjustments to your schedule? Or did you get the perfect schedule on your first try and now you’re just busy trying to find textbooks? Either way, here is a list of things to know about the first week of classes and a few things you can be doing to ensure a great start to your fall semester!
To-do list for the first week of classes:
- Have a quick question for your advisor? Stop by the Center for Strategic Advising to speak to an advisor, no appointment necessary during the following times:
- Drop-in Hours: FAC 338, August 24, 25, 28, and 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Still want to make changes to your schedule? You can!
- You can drop courses using the online registration system until the 12th class day (Sept. 9th).
- You can add classes using the online registration system until the 4th class day (Aug. 29th).
- If you need to add a class after the 4th class day, you must be added by the department that offers the course. For example, to add a a Sociology course, you must contact the Sociology department. Use the “Offices” link on the UT homepage to find department contact info.
- To double check these dates and deadlines, or to find out about other important ones, you can check the Academic Calendar online.
- Want to know more about the classes you’ve signed up for? Read the syllabus or the instructor CV (it’s like a resume) in advance.
- Attend the Sanger Learning & Career Center Open House to learn more about their services, eat free ice cream, and get a free academic planner (while supplies last).
Class of 2015 and new transfer students:
- New UGS students attend Gone to UGS and enjoy free food before walking together as a college to the university-wide Gone to Texas ceremony!
- Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, FAC Patio from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Wear the UGS t-shirt you were given during orientation for free food.
- Please RSVP online for Gone to UGS.
The Fall 2011 semester kicks off in less than one week. We know our new and returning UGS students are excited to be on the Forty Acres.
We also know that you are busy moving in to your new residence, roaming around campus, and buying textbooks. But what about searching for an internship?
Before classes start next week, Campus2Careers is hosting a FREE internship fair for students on Saturday, August 20th from 1-4 pm in the AT&T Conference Center. Check out additional information on the InternInAustin program and RSVP.
Have you ever wondered what employers are looking for in interns?
- If you’re undecided, is it going to matter what your major is?
- What types of skills and abilities do they want in students?
- How do you fit into their business as an intern?
Watch REAL employers that are hiring in Austin and learn about what they are looking for in interns:
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The CSA staff can’t wait to see our students next week! Speak with your advisor about your summer job, Fall course schedule, internship interests, and other topics.
August 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment
How do you know if a specific major or career is a good fit for you? Whether you are feeling really undecided about your major or you have found a dream major, it’s important to gain “real world” experience. We’re talking about experiential learning opportunities: an internship, part-time job, or volunteer experience.
Experiential learning opportunities allow you to find out what you enjoy doing, identify aspects of a job you may want to avoid in the future, and understand the relationship between what’s going on in your classes and potential plans beyond college. There are many advantages to gaining experience, and the earlier in your college career you can participate the better!
Now the question could be: where can I get information about jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities?
UT Austin offers a wide-variety of resources:
The Sanger Learning & Career Center offers great information and resources on exploring careers and majors, obtaining internships, and planning/preparing for graduate school. You can meet with a career counselor and also get help on a wide-variety of topics surrounding your classes and choosing a major.
Are you searching for an internship, job, or volunteer opportunity? Did you have a great summer experience?
Make an appointment with your CSA academic advisor to discuss your ideas, ask questions, and plan your future. We’re excited to welcome students back to the Forty Acres for the Fall 2011 semester!
Are you a new student who is interested in getting off to a good start as a Longhorn? What better way than to meet other new students and connect with top UT faculty! The Freshman Reading Round-Up is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow Longhorns and a faculty member based on your mutual interests. It’s simple: pick a book you would like to read and then meet up with a group to chat about it.
Why participate in the Reading Round-Up?
- Connect with other students who are interested in the same things you are
- Engage in a small discussion group with a top UT faculty member – they often teach classes that are in high demand!
- If you’re in a first-year Signature Course, look for your professor on the list and you can get a head start
- Nervous about starting the semester at UT? This is a great way to get a feel for classes with no pressure
How to sign up:
- Check out the book list
- Find one you’re interested in and sign up
- Get the book and read it over the summer
- On August 23, 10 a.m. – noon (day before fall classes begin), everyone gathers for a light breakfast and FREE t-shirt, then heads off to rooms all over campus for small discussions
Once you sign up, you will receive emails closer to the event with more details.
Get the most up-to-date information: Like Freshman Reading Round-Up on Facebook!
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