Fall Welcome – Save the Date!

September 3rd, 2015

The Department of Asian Studies will be having a Fall Welcome this September for all of our majors. 

When: September 17, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: CLA Building, Julius Glickman Conference Center, Room 1.302B

Come join fellow students (and several of our professors) as we kick off the fall semester with a welcome dinner for our new (and old) majors!

I’ll be sending out invitations with additional information soon. For now, save the date!

Interested in Health and Society?

September 3rd, 2015


How does the concept of health vary across cultures? What accounts for the vast health disparities that exist in the world? How does the health care system in the U.S. differ from models in other developed countries? How has our understanding of health changed over the course of human history? These are some of the big questions students will tackle in Health and Society, an interdisciplinary major in Liberal Arts. Prospective students should attend one of the following info sessions to learn more about the major, degree requirements, and application process:

Wednesday, September 9, 3pm, PAR 1

Thursday, September 17, 4pm CAL 200

Monday, September 21, 10am, PAR 302

Tuesday, September 29, 4pm, CAL 200


The online application will be available here next week and due on Monday, October 5. Students need a minimum 2.5 UT GPA and B- or better in H S 301 Intro to Health and Society for admission to the major. Students currently enrolled in the intro course will be allowed to apply and may be admitted on a conditional basis. Despite what the website currently says, that includes students in their first semester at UT without an established UT GPA.

Thomas Fawcett

Senior Academic Advisor

American Studies | Urban Studies | Health & Society

PAR 114 | 512-471-5736 [appointments] | 512-471-7286 [direct]

University of Texas at Austin

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for the Week of Aug. 27 – Sept. 2

September 2nd, 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.


Crash Course in Investment Banking & Consulting: Course in Investment Banking & Consulting: Are you interested in working in the investment banking or consulting fields? If so, attend this workshop to make sure you’re ready to apply for these highly competitive careers| December 2015-August 2016 grads only| Wednesday, September 2| 12:00 -1:00 PM| CLA 1.302E| RSVP Here


You currently have access to 23,000 + job and internship postings in the Indeed.com system. To access the system, login to your BTT Gateway account > search for jobs/internships (or leave the search criteria empty to view all opportunities) > click on the Indeed.com tab.

BTTG APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of August 27

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.

  • 8/27 – Texas Campaign for the Environment, Various Positions, BTT Gateway Job ID 10736
  • 8/27 – Tradition Energy, Sales Associate, BTT Gateway Job ID 10743, BTT Gateway Job ID 10743
  • 8/27 – A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Fall 2015 Communications Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10734
  • 8/27 – Teach for America, Corps Member, BTT Gateway Job ID 10754
  • 8/27 – Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, Marketing Communications Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 10732
  • 8/28 – Wells Fargo 2015 Leading Women in Financial Services Forum Application Deadline
  • 8/28 – AXA Advisors, LLC, Financial Advisor (Various City Openings), BTT Gateway Job ID 10723
  • 8/28 – Pecan Street Insurance, Account Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 10756
  • 8/28 – Websense, Associate Technical Support Engineer, BTT Gateway Job ID 10768
  • 8/28 – City of Austin Communications and Public Information Office, Community Engagement Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 10781
  • 8/29 – AIDS Services of Austin, Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 10757
  • 8/30 – Barton Associates, Associate Recruiter, BTT Gateway Job ID 10621
  • 8/30 – Barton Associates, Associate Account Development Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 10622
  • 8/30 – City of Austin Parks and Recreation, Nature Based Activity Specialist I-III, BTT Gateway Job ID 10764
  • 8/30 – City of Austin Parks and Recreation, Inclusion and Adaptive Programs Activity Specialist I, II, III, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10765
  • 8/30 – City of Austin Parks and Recreation, Community Recreation Activity Specialist I, II, III, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10766
  • 8/30 – City of Austin Parks and Recreation, Specialty Instructor, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10767
  • 8/30 – Goldman Sachs Insight Day, New York City 9/28 – 9/29, Application Deadline 8/30 11:59 pm EST sophomores and juniors only
  • 8/31 – LP Analyst, Private Equity Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 10775
  • 8/31 – The Texas Public Policy Foundation, Summer & Fall Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 10012
  • 8/31 – Easy Expunctions, Legal Services Assistant, BTT Gateway Job ID 10263
  • 8/31 – Mojo Creator, Graphic Designer, BTT Gateway Job ID 10368
  • 8/31 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee-Houston, BTT Gateway Job 10292
  • 8/31  – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee-Dallas, BTT Gateway Job 10293
  • 8/31  – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee-Phoenix, BTT Gateway Job 10295
  • 8/31 – Texas Public Policy Foundation, Summer & Fall Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 10012
  • 8/31 – Explore Horizons, Assistant Director, BTT Gateway Job ID 10489
  • 8/31 – Focused Advocacy, Policy Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 10651
  • 8/31 – Cloudera, Sales Development Representative, BTT Gateway Job ID 10531
  • 8/31 – Shelton Interactive, Social Media Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 10762
  • 8/31 – Shelton Interactive, Graphic Media Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 10763
  • 8/31 – Texas Monthly, Internships, BTT Gateway Job ID 10826
  • 9/1 – Yelp, Sales Development Program – Account Executive, BTT Gateway Job ID 10070
  • 9/1  – Capital Teaching Residency, Resident, BTT Gateway Job ID 9856
  • 9/1 – SHI International Corporation, Inside Sales Executive, BTT Gateway Job ID 10812
  • 9/2 – The Boston Consulting Group, Full-Time Associate, BTT Gateway Job ID 10565

EVENTS for the week of August 27

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

  • 8/27 – McKinsey & Company Business Analyst Information Session, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, AT&T Center Amphitheater
  • 8/31 – The Boston Consulting Group Information Session, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, AT&T Conference Center – Classroom 103
  • 9/1 – Bain & Company Information Session, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, UTC 2.112A
  • 9/2 – Crash Course in Investment Banking and Consulting, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, CLA 1.302E


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 Still Available: WGS 335 Confronting LGBTQ Oppression

September 2nd, 2015

The instructor is still taking applications for students wishing to add the WGS course: WGS 355, Confronting LGBTQ Oppression

Interested students should apply ASAP! 

There’s still time to apply to be a part of Peers for Pride this year and work towards intersectional LGBTQIA justice on campus AND get WGS/SW/TD course credit! This year we’ll be revisioning the program, so it’s a great time to get involved. Come and join us! More information below, and let me know if you have any questions.

Want to (learn to) facilitate performance-based conversations about LGBTQIA justice?

Apply now to become a peer educator with Peers for Pride and to take two courses for credit along the way!

In Peers for Pride we learn and perform LGBTQIA justice, including racial and gender justice, and give workshops around UT. Students in the program take a class in the fall and in the spring. We have a great time together while we make a difference on campus. No experience required!

The class this fall 2015 is WGS335/SW360K/TD357: Confronting LGBTQ Oppression, F 11:30-2:30

Taught by Dr. Kristen Hogan, Education Program Coordinator, Gender & Sexuality Center

Together, we’ll make a difference on campus by:

* Using theatre for dialogue to enact LGBTQIA justice;

* Naming how LGBTQIA oppression is interconnected with racism, sexism, classism, & ableism;

* Making campus safer for (& among) LGBTQIA folks.

Apply now: tinyurl.com/PfPFall2015

Here’s how it works:

During the fall we learn about LGBTQIA people’s identities, naming of systems of oppression, and advocacy. At the end of the fall and the beginning of the spring we work together to create a series of performance-based workshops on LGBTQIA justice. And, in the spring, we put our knowledge to work across campus by facilitating these workshops in classes, for student organizations, in dorms, and at open trainings to make the campus safer for and among LGBTQIA folks.

Let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing your application!


Dr. Kristen Hogan

JAMP Information Sessions

September 2nd, 2015

What is JAMP?

The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) is a special program created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education.

Who is JAMP For?

Students are eligible to apply for the program between the spring semester of their first year of college and the fall semester of their second year of college. (Actual dates are May 1st – September 30th)

Want More Information on JAMP and How to Apply?

If you want to learn more about JAMP, please attend a JAMP Information Session in Fall of 2015. The sessions will be held by our JAMP Ambassadors. They will answer your questions, as they go over the JAMP process here at UT Austin.

  • Monday, August 31st | 5-6PM | NOA 1.110
  • Thursday, September 3rd | 5:30-6:30PM | BEN 1.102

Please check out our UT Austin JAMP website: https://cns.utexas.edu/health-professions/jamp


SHANNON GUTHEIL M.Ed., LPC, Pre-Health Professions Coach | JAMP Program Manager

The University of Texas at Austin | Health Professions Office | 512.471.3172 | sgutheil@austin.utexas.edu

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/shannongutheil

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The University of Virginia’s Study Abroad Program in New Delhi

September 2nd, 2015

The University of Virginia is inaugurating an undergraduate study abroad program in India spring semester 2016.  The program will be based in New Delhi and affiliated with Jamia Millia Islamia.  The curriculum is designed to maximize flexibility in order to accommodate the interests of a broad range of students.

Central to the program is a course of independent research or internship with organizations vetted by AIIS.  This experience will be supported by an interdisciplinary course on research and fieldwork methods.  Hindi courses at different levels will also be offered, using AIIS trained instructors.  The program will also introduce students to life in Indian society through a course entitled “The Pleasures of Bollywood:  Melodrama, Realism, Mythos”.  Students will take at least one course at Jamia.  The courses taught by UVa faculty will be open to students from Jamia providing ample opportunities for interaction between program and Jamia students.

Geeta Patel, Associate Professor in the Department Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Program will teach the program courses and be the program director in-residence.  Students from other schools are encouraged to apply.  Billable costs of the program are estimated to be $16,500 for Virginia in-state students and $17,500 for out-of-state students.  The application deadline is October 1, 2015.  More information about the program is available from the program website:  http://www.programs.studyabroad.virginia.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10874, and from Geeta Patel at ghp5v@virginia.edu or Ryan Hathaway at rch3p@virginia.edu

Us and Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World

September 2nd, 2015


Us & Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World (co-produced by Stephen Epstein & Timothy Tangherlini)

Wednesday, Sept. 9th, 2015     CLA Glickman Center 1.302E    3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Stephen Epstein, professor in the School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington, will lead a discussion following a showing of Us & Them.

The spread of South Korean popular music, or K-pop, has been a striking global phenomenon. In 2012 PSY’s viral sensation “Gangnam Style” became the most viewed video on YouTube ever, generating over a billion hits and scores of imitations. But Korean music is not only idol groups and viral videos. There is also a vibrant indie and punk scene that has been active for the past two decades.

A lot of the energy driving the scene has come in opposition to mainstream Korean music. Yet, just as K-pop is becoming more well-known internationally, bands from the Korean underground are now touring overseas and have become more professional in their own pursuit of global connections.

The documentary follows several of Korea’s most well-known indie bands as they embark on their first US tours in 2011. The spotlight lands in particular on Crying Nut, the endearing godfathers of Korean underground rock; the stylish RockTigers, Korea’s most successful rockabilly band; and Whatever That Means…, a melodic punk band led by a married couple–bass player Trash and her American guitarist husband. The documentary’s compelling portrait of the Korean indie scene offers sharp insights into a society that is in the midst of frequently dizzying change. The film is narrated by noted Korean-American musician Mike Park of Skankin’ Pickle and the B. Lee Band and the founder of DIY label Asian Man Records.

Before the showing will be a reception, starting at 3:00.

Running time is 40 minutes

Following showing will be a discussion.

Japanese Conversation Table

September 1st, 2015

Time for the Japanese Conversation Table to resume!

Local Japanese volunteers will be available to answer cultural questions and engage in conversation. It’s a great opportunity to improve your speaking skills and to learn more about Japan.

When: Mon/Wed/Fri 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Union dining hall across from the Copy Center

The first meeting this semester is on Friday, August 28, 2015

Brought to you by the Department of Asian Studies

Library Job Opportunity

August 28th, 2015

South Asian Studies students,

I am looking for a student assistant (graduate or undergraduate) to help me with collection development, outreach and other related projects this fall.  The hours will be a maximum of 5 per week and the salary rate is $9/hour.  The successful candidate will:

  • have a reading knowledge of one or more South Asian language(s) with Tamil, Telugu and/or Malayalam strongly preferred and then Hindi preferred
  • have good organizational and time management skills
  • be able to effectively use basic computer programs (Word, Excel, Adobe Reader)
  • be eligible to work on campus/in the U.S.

If you’re looking for work and feel that you have these skills, please contact me ASAP.


Mary Rader    m.rader@austin.utexas.edu

Fall 2015 Liberal Arts Career Courses

August 28th, 2015

Liberal Arts Students – – 

Are you participating in an internship this summer or fall? 

Would you like to learn how to conduct a strategic job/internship search and to create professional application materials?

If so, consider enrolling in the following fall career courses.


Liberal Arts Internship Courses — Course Details  

LA 320wb | Unique #29310 | Application Deadline: 8/31/15 at 4pm

LA 110wb | Unique #29285 | Application Deadline: 8/31/15 at 4pm | Restricted*

The Liberal Arts internship courses are open to all College of Liberal Arts students, regardless of major, who meet the following requirements: 2.25 or higher GPA; 30+ credit hours by the start of the course; active BTT Gateway account; and in good academic standing at UT Austin.

* Restricted: During the fall and spring semesters, LA 110wb is available only to students interning at sites that require you to earn academic credit to participate in the internship.


LA 101M: Liberal Arts Major in the Workplace — Course Details

Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 PM, Sept 16 – Nov 4 | FAC 18 | Unique #29210 | Application Deadline: 9/18/15 at 12pm

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM, Sept 17 – Nov 5 | FAC 18 | Unique #29215 | Application Deadline: 9/18/15 at 12pm

This 7-week course is designed for Liberal Arts students interested in developing and implementing comprehensive job or internship search strategies. Students will create targeted resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing and networking techniques, identify their professional strengths and design a personal brand for the job search. By the end of this course students will be prepared to confidently apply for jobs or internships immediately and for years to come.

Thank you,


The University of Texas at Austin | lacs@austin.utexas.edu | 512-471-7900 | FAC 18 | utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/