Archive for October, 2011
This course will run for 7 weeks from January 23 – March 7. All courses held in FAC 18 (Liberal Arts Career Services Library).
This course is designed for juniors and seniors who have taken at least 12 credit hours in their major and are interested in learning to articulate the value of their major in whatever career path they pursue. Students will develop their portfolios for the workplace, complete exercises which will help them identify potential careers, understand their strengths related to specific career fields, practice interviewing and networking techniques, and develop a plan for pursuing their career of interest (which might include plans for graduate or professional study). Due to the limited number of class meetings, attendance is mandatory.
Two sections offered:
#30110, Mondays 3 – 5 p.m.
#30120, Wednesdays 3 – 5 p.m.
October 28th, 2011
Thursday, November 10
Meyerson Conference Room
4.118 WCH Building
The FLAS Fellowship Program provides more than $1 million in funding to UT undergraduate and graduate students each year. Please join us for an informational meeting on the program to learn more about it and what it has to offer. A brief presentation on the FLAS Fellowship, including application requirements, program benefits and responsibilities of awarded students, will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel of previous fellowship holders and faculty and administrators with experience in the program.
Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.
For more information please contact:
South Asia Institute
Center for European Studies
October 24th, 2011
The Bridging Disciplines Programs office is hosting UT Peace Corps Recruiter Ben Callaway. Join us to learn more about what it means to be a Peace Corps volunteer and how to apply.
Day: October 25th
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: FAC 4
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Open to all students
The University of Texas at Austin has the distinction of being the No. 1 Peace Corps volunteer-producing university in the Southwest. Since 1961, close to 1,200 UT alumni have volunteered throughout the globe, serving in 135 developing nations on grassroots projects. UT’s best and brightest have represented their alma mater well, lending their skills and knowledge to programs in agriculture, business, community development, education, environment, health and information technology. Currently, 68 UT alumni serve in five continents.
UT’s Peace Corps website is: http://world.utexas.edu/peacecorps Visit Peacecorps.gov for extensive information about all aspects of Peace Corps, including where volunteers go and what volunteers do.
October 20th, 2011
Dr. Paul Adderley
Director of the Research Centre for Environmental History and Policy at the University of Stirling, Scotland
Friday, October 21, 2011 • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM • GRG 102
Dr. Paul Adderley, Director of the Research Centre for Environmental History and Policy at the University of Stirling, Scotland will provide a research talk entitled “Past landscapes during settlement, urbanisation and the development of kingdoms in the Sahel and Horn of Africa”
The landscapes and peoples of the present-day West African Sahel and Horn of Africa regions are typically seen as geographically and socially marginalised. However, in antiquity both regions saw the development of complex societies and kingdoms.
In the lake Chad Basin the emergence of the founding dynasties of the Kanem-Bornu empire coincide with urbanisation at ca. 1300 yr BP. On the Tigray plateau the successive development and decline of the D’MT and Aksumite kingdoms from ca. 3000 yr BP to 1100 yr BP enables a cross-cultural comparison.
Using an cross-disciplinary approach including geoarchaeological investigation of soils and sediments, isotopic analyses, and various chronological controls, past settlement sites occupied by different cultural groups within each region have been compared.
In doing so is is possible to detail and examine the relative influence of environmental factors such as climate shifts in comparison to those that are attributed to human-influence such as woodland-clearing and fire husbandry.
October 19th, 2011
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Texas Union Ballroom
Co-Hosted By: Liberal Arts Career Services & Liberal Arts Council
Attire: LACS requires business dress to business casual (visit our Dress for Success page to learn more about professional attire.)
Employers: Meet recruiters from a variety of companies and organizations, including Apple, SXSW, LivingSocial, JP Morgan Chase and the Peace Corps. Search the full list of Employers Scheduled to Attend: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/Students/Connections/CareerFairs.php
Take advantage of this opportunity to launch your career or find an internship. Come professionally dressed and bring several copies of your resume. Read more about the career fair, which organizations are scheduled to attend and how you can plan your visit to the fair at our Making the Most of the Career Fair page.
October 18th, 2011
Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Group) is looking to work with some great University of Texas students for our civic engagement internship program. We are currently hiring for the last term of our fall program (application deadline is Oct. 28) and interviewing students for spring internships.
Interns can make a difference on issues they care about – like expanding public transportation, making our energy more efficient, or ending taxpayer subsidies for unhealthy foods. Students can organize events around weatherizing local homes and community buildings or fundraising for local shelters.
Through our intern program, students will learn how to plan and run the campaign, recruit and train a team of volunteers, work with the media, and educate their campus about these issues.
We are now accepting applications. Students can apply at http://www.studentpirgs.org/internships
October 18th, 2011
* CAREER EXPO – WED 10/19 Iron your suit, update your resume and get ready for the fall career fair: Career Expo! Meet corporate, public and nonprofit employers looking for you to be there next new hire. Check out the attending employers list and get more info at our Career Fairs page.
* Apple Info Session Learn how you can join the Apple Team: October 20 • 6-7:30 p.m. • CBA 4.328 •
* Facebook Application Deadline Facebook has two job deadlines on 10/17 for their Austin office – don’t miss this opportunity to apply.
* Teach For America Learn how you can help become a corps member and help close the achievement gap at their info session: October 18 • 7-8 p.m. • GRG 102
Liberal Arts Career Services | The University of Texas at Austin
FAC 18 | ph 512.471.7900 | fx 512.471.7903
email@example.com | http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs
October 14th, 2011
The Sanger Learning and Career Center is now hiring tutors for the spring 2012 semester. Interested students can apply online at http://www.lifelearning.utexas.edu/index.html. Pay starts at $11.00 per hour, and the hours are flexible. The deadline for applications is October 28, 2011. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their field of study and to help other students as well.
October 14th, 2011
The FIG Mentor position offers exceptional students the opportunity to be leaders on campus and mentors to new students participating in the First-year Interest Group (FIG) Program. Mentors share their knowledge about the many opportunities at UT and serve as guides to campus and academic resources.
Interested students can find out more information and apply at: http://www.utexas.edu/ugs/fig/mentors/applying If you have any questions, please email us at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The deadline to apply is Monday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m.
October 14th, 2011
COLAJ (The College of Liberal Arts Journal) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes the best liberal arts research on campus. Email your questions and finished paper to email@example.com by February 24th. For further details, please visit launchut.org.
October 14th, 2011