International Internships and Work in Summer 2015: Info Session Feb. 12th

January 23rd, 2015

We would like to advertise this upcoming information session regarding summer internships and work abroad for 2015. The internships and work positions in locations all over the world are available from International Cooperative Education, an organization that we have worked with for many years now.

Dr. Günter Seefeldt, director of International Cooperative Education (based in Menlo Park, CA) will be on the UT campus on Thursday, Feb. 12 to talk to students from all departments and fields of study who are interested in an excellent international experience.

Dr. Seefeldt will be available to meet with students on a drop-in basis on Feb. 12 in the morning and in the afternoon (9-11:30 AM and 1-6 PM) in BUR 324. Any students with questions in advance can consult ICE’s website: and/or contact Dr. Seefeldt directly at

Prof. Kit Belgum

Germanic Studies

UT – Austin

2015 Paid Summer Internship Program Opportunity in Los Angeles

January 23rd, 2015

Leadership in Action (LIA) is an eight-week paid summer internship program designed to develop emerging young leaders by providing college students with practical leadership skills and the opportunity to work hands-on in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in Southern California.

Approaching its 18th year, the program takes learning beyond the classroom, and places them in selected community-based organizations in Southern California, where they are expected to work 4 full days per week under an assigned staff supervisor. The fifth day will be devoted to leadership development training or issue discussions and group project work. Nationally recognized trainers will deliver workshops in critical skill areas. Issue discussions are on local or timely topics of interest and are facilitated by local community leaders/activists and LEAP trainers.


The eight-week program runs from June 15 through August 7, 2015. Interns will receive compensation in the amount of $2,500 for successful completion of the program and are responsible for their own housing, transportation, and insurance.


College students or recent graduates with…

  • Prior experience in API communities
  • A passion for learning and growing leadership skills
  • An interest in gaining work experience in an API community-based nonprofit organization


Applications available online at All application materials must be received by Monday, March 9, 2015.


Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) is a national, non-profit, community-based organization with a mission to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders through leadership, empowerment and policy.



Mayta Lor

Development Associate

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)

Office:  213.485.1422 x4105

Work Mobile:  213.281.0255



Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of Jan. 22 – Jan. 28

January 23rd, 2015

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.


Microsoft Office in the Workplace: Professional Development Training –  Applying for jobs requiring a proficiency in Microsoft Office? Odds are you won’t just be using Word to write essays. In this workshop, we’ll go beyond Office basics. Learn best practices for using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook in the workplace. *Bring your own laptop with Microsoft Office installed, and we’ll practice the techniques you learn.

1/29/15 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | FAC 18 | To RSVP, log into your BTT Gateway account. Search for this event under your “Career Events” tab and click “Register for Event.”


You currently have access to 22,000+ job and internship postings in the system. To access the system, login to your BTT Gateway account > under the job and internship search you will see results in two tabs: one for BTT opportunities and one for opportunities, click on the Indeed tab to expand your search.

BTTG APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of January 22

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.

1/22 – Imperial Staffing, Technical Recruiter,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9659

1/22 – Imperial Staffing, Office Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 9660

1/22 – Imperial Staffing, Business Development,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9658

1/23 – Ascend Marketing, Marketing Coordinator,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9699

1/23 – The Department of Homeland Security, Cyber Student Volunteer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9848

1/26 – Berkeley Research Group, LLC, Summer Associate (Internship),  BTT Gateway Job ID 9563

1/26 – Capital One, Brand Marketing Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 9869

1/28 – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2015 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9504

EVENTS for the week of January 22

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

1/22 – Dell Information Session, PAR 1, 5pm

1/29 – Microsoft Office in the Workplace: Professional Development Training, FAC 18, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


HireUTexas, UT’s job board, currently has 127 jobs and internships posted since January 15 Access HireUTexas here to explore these opportunities and for job descriptions and application details. Attached is an overview of the most recently posted jobs and internships.


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.

Seats Available for Non-Majors: History of American Architecture

January 23rd, 2015

Any upper-division students out there in need of an upper-division elective? The School of Architecture is not requiring instructor permission for this class this semester, nor are they enforcing any of the listed ARC pre-reqs for non-architecture students.

Students wanting to be added should send their EID and the unique (00860) to Tomi Yamamoto (


Instructor: Richard Cleary

TIME AND PLACE: T TH 9:30-10:45 Sutton 2.114

SOA students must have completed ARC 318L/ARC 387G, World Architecture: Industrial Design to Present. Upper-division undergraduate students and graduate students from other departments are welcome to enroll with the consent of the instructor.


The history of architecture in United States is characterized by richness and diversity. Although certain styles and approaches have dominated the country at different times, American architecture, fundamentally, has reflected the same pluralism that distinguishes American society. Yet, themes may be traced through this history: attempts to respond to the unique American context, desire to forge a distinctly American idiom, and the necessity of coming to terms with the changes wrought by rapid demographic and economic change.

This lecture/discussion course surveys architecture in the United States from earliest times to the present day. It is arranged both chronologically and thematically, exploring such topics as Native American architecture, efforts to create architecture distinguishable from its European roots, and responses to the rapidly changing nature of American life. In addition to examples by celebrated architects such as Thomas Jefferson, H. H. Richardson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, and Charles Moore, the course will examine aspects of vernacular building and modern commercial architecture.The architecture of Texas will be considered within these larger contexts.

Readings will be drawn from a variety of primary and secondary sources. Assignments will include mid-term and final exams, short papers, and a longer research paper.

Ramayana Colloquium Begins on January 30, 2015

January 23rd, 2015

The Ramayana colloquium for this semester will begin next week, Friday, January 30, 2015 from 1-2pm in the Meyerson Confernence Room, WCH 4.118.

As always, we invite anyone interested in reading this great epic poem to join us as we read through the Sanskrit text of Valmiki.  The bilingual edition that we use makes it possible for anyone interested to follow along.

Regular updates about where we are in the text and a pdf of the reading are always available at: Hope to see you there!


Don Davis

Dept of Asian Studies

Independent Research Workshops

January 23rd, 2015

Students with an interest in conducting their own independent research project might want to attend one of the Office of Undergraduate Research’s upcoming workshops on student-initiated research.

Students can learn how to initiate their own research project, share their findings, and get formal recognition for their work. No registration required.

Three workshops will be held throughout the semester:

Thursday, January 22, 2-3 p.m. FAC 330

Wednesday, March 4, 1-2 p.m. FAC 330

Thursday, April 23, 10-11 a.m. FAC 4 (Ground floor)


Robert V. Reichle, Ph.D.

Senior Program Coordinator

Office of Undergraduate Research

School of Undergraduate Studies

The University of Texas at Austin


Take Stress by the Horns and Join FIT Mind and Body

January 23rd, 2015

Sessions start February 2, 2015

FIT Mind and Body, developed by faculty in the Anxiety & Stress Clinic (Dept. of Psychology) and the Fitness Institute of Texas (Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Education), integrates mental health and exercise into a small group (10 participant maximum), 6-week comprehensive program. This integration combines the known benefits of counseling and exercise to help combat anxiety, depression, and stress.

Each week includes one group counseling session (CLA 4.510; Monday 5:30-6:30 pm) and two group exercise sessions (BEL966; TTh 5:30-6:30 pm). Qualified faculty and therapists in the Psychology department will lead group sessions focusing on learning to manage anxiety and stress. Certified personal trainers conduct safe and effective workouts, emphasizing correct form and technique, with appropriate exercise progressions matched to the individual.  

Cost:  $240.00 Reimbursable by UT Flex with a physician referral. 

Register NOW!

Contact the Anxiety & Stress Clinic at 512-471-7694 or online:

Registration deadline: January 28

Start Date: February 2 at 5:30 pm in CLA 4.510

For more Information:

Microsoft Office in the Workplace Workshop

January 23rd, 2015

Liberal Arts Students –   

This spring, Liberal Arts Career Services continues its series of targeted workshops designed to train liberal arts majors with specific tools for success in the workplace. These practical skills will give job seekers an advantage over the competition in a number of career fields. Our guest instructors bring experience using these tools in their industries, and they’ll train you on using these for yourself. Check out the current workshops on our Spring 2015 schedule below and RSVP today to secure your spot!

Spring 2015 Schedule:  

Microsoft Office in the Workplace – January 29

Presented by: UT Austin Academic Technology Support

Who should attend? Seniors; students applying for jobs involving research, data management, business presentations, administrative or relationship management work, etc.; students about to work in their first professional settings

**Bring your own laptop for in-class practice**

Future Workshop Topics:

Spring 2015

February – Dining Etiquette Dinner

February – Coding (Light)

March – Intro to Adobe Creative Suite

March – Project Management

April – Feature Writing

Learn more and register for these workshops through our website here!

The University of Texas at Austin | 512-471-7900 |

Internal Transfer Personal Statement Workshops

January 23rd, 2015

The Vick Center is hosting a series of workshops to assist students in writing resumes and personal statements for internal transfer applications. They have a Personal Statement Workshop scheduled for next Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: JES A115

Students can register online through MyUGS here.

Japanese/English Conversation Table

January 23rd, 2015

Every semester, local Japanese volunteers meet with students studying Japanese to answer cultural questions and engage in Japanese conversation. This is a great opportunity to improve your speaking skills.

Meet them in the Union dining hall (across from the Copy Center) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 English Conversation

4:00 – 5:00 Japanese Conversation

The first meeting will be on Friday, January 23rd.