Mobile MindBody Lab this Friday, Nov. 21st

November 20th, 2014

The good folks at Counseling and Mental Health are sponsoring a Mobile MindBody Lab in the CLA building Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Where: CLA 1.302 (Julius Glickman Conference Center)

When: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.n.

Come check out their various means of mind-body stress relief! You can learn more about what they offer here:

http://cmhc.utexas.edu/mindbodylab.html

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of 11/23 – 11/29

November 20th, 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 

Opes One Advisors – At Opes One Advisors, we help people grow wealth, preserve wealth, then turn the wealth into income to distribute and enjoy over a lifetime.In working with us, not only do you have access to great financial minds and revolutionary technology, but we house a team of professionals who share a commitment to doing the right thing for our clients, knowing that people matter, while holding ourselves to the highest of standards. Opes One is hiring for Financial Representatives, application deadline 11/26.

EVENT SPOTLIGHT 

UT AUSTIN STARTUP JOB FAIR  (Tomorrow, 11/21!) – Looking for your opportunity to break into Austin’s thriving startup scene? Connect with startups offering internship and full-time opportunities at the fair: Tomorrow, Friday, November 21 | 9a-12p | SAC Ballroom | Open to All Majors | Learn More & RSVP Here

APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of November 23:

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.

  • 11/24– Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, Summer 2015 Undergraduate Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9508
  • 11/25 – PulsePoint Group, Bilingual Digital Consulting Intern: Japanese & English,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9503
  • 11/25 – PulsePoint Group, Multiple Positions
  • 11/25 – SXSW, Sponsorship Social Media/Web Content & Client Services Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9505
  • 11/26 – Opes One Advisors, Financial Representative,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9434
  • 11/26 – Southern Careers Institute, Admissions Representative,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9436
  • 11/27 – Uloop News, Writer/Contributor,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9156
  • 11/27 – Chasse Consulting, Graphic Design Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9443
  • 11/28 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee Houston,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9073
  • 11/28 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee Dallas,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9074
  • 11/28 – Reynolds and Reynolds Company, Multiple Positions,  click here for all job postings
  • 11/28 – Children’s Defense Fund Texas, Spring Policy Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9461
  • 11/28 – AVODAH, Corps Member,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9462
  • 11/28 – Responsive Education Solutions, Special Education Aide,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9445
  • 11/28 – AT&T, Customer Specialist,  BTT Gateway ID 9048
  • 11/28 – Texas Impact, Community Engagement Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9457
  • 11/29 – AlixPartners, Financial Advisory Services Vice President-Dallas,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9466

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.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

November 20th, 2014

The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 27, 2015

Boren Scholarship: February 4, 2015*

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Tineka Lebrun

Boren Outreach Officer

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Institute of International Education (IIE)

1400 K Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Phone +1.202.326.7733| Fax +1.202.326.7672

tlebrun@iie.org | www.iie.org

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UT Scholarship for First-Generation Students: Apply by Dec. 1st!

November 20th, 2014

If you would like to apply for a $3,000 UT Austin scholarship to study abroad between fall 2015 and summer 2017, the deadline to apply to the First Abroad Scholarship is DECEMBER 1, 2014.

Attend the workshop for application tips:

First Abroad Application Workshop

When: Monday, November 24 from 4-5pm

Where: BUR 116

Description: Calling all first-generation college students with less than 60 hours earned at UT. Join us for tips on how to win this year’s First Abroad Scholarship for $3,000. The application is simple, no recommendations are required, and you can select your study abroad program AFTER you win the award! The deadline to apply is December 1, 2014. Recipients have up to two academic years to select a program and participate. For example, students are awarded in February 2015 and may use the scholarship any term between fall 2015 and summer 2017. Link to application: http://world.utexas.edu/abroad/funding/scholarships/planning

 

Funded International Summer Internship Program: 2015 Cultural Vistas Fellowship

November 20th, 2014

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Twelve fellows will be chosen in total, and a cohort of up to 4 fellows will participate in an eight-week summer internship in Argentina, Germany, or India. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas.

Eligible candidates must be US citizens between the ages of 18-30, currently enrolled full-time as rising juniors or seniors at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidates should not have already participated in any formal study or internship abroad programs and should be able to demonstrate their commitment to this year’s fellowship focus: entrepreneurship and innovation.

For more information, please visit the Cultural Vistas Fellowship website; the deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2015.

Japanese Association Fall Festival

November 12th, 2014

The Japanese Association is having its annual Fall Festival!

When: Friday, November 14, 2014 from 7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Gregory Plaza

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PulsePoint Group Internship Program

November 11th, 2014

The PulsePoint Group is once again looking for someone with strong English and Japanese writing skills and a desire to work in the communication world.

The student would be introduced to a robust social media listening and analytics tool, Brandwatch, and would work with our associates and partners to tailor insights and recommendations from the Japanese version of the tool. The student’s work would help  provide strategic counsel to TEPCO.

PulsePoint Group Internship Program

At PulsePoint Group, our interns work in a fast-paced environment serving as members of our client teams. Interns are immersed in the day-to-day operations of our management consulting firm and have the opportunity to work on strategic projects for leading Fortune 100 companies. We view our interns as members of the team and expect them to perform as such. We recognize that you will have a lot to learn, and we will focus on giving you experiences that will help you excel.

Typical intern responsibilities include digital research, quantitative/qualitative data analysis, social media audits, online conversation analysis, influencer identification, media monitoring and social analytics/reporting. Interns will see projects through from research to final recommendations.

INTERNSHIP DETAILS:

  • Location: The Terrace, 2600 Via Fortuna Suite 200, Austin, TX 78746
  • Hours: 15-20 hours per week (availability to come in every day preferred)
  • Compensation: $12/hr 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:

  • Class credit (with prior faculty approval)
  • Work for portfolio
  • Mentoring program
  • Network development
  • Hands-on experience and training with real-world social engagement/analytics tools

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fluent in Japanese and English
  • Strong independent research and analytical skills
  • Thorough knowledge of digital media platforms and best practices
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Strong writing and editing skills

 

Elizabeth Hardy  Associate
PulsePoint Group
2700 Via Fortuna Drive, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78746

o: 512.646.2937 • c: 512.771.7173

Visit our blog, Points of View.

Game Night! Hubei Visiting Students, Group Two

November 11th, 2014

The UT International Office is currently reaching out to UT students for an opportunity to engage with a group of visiting students from China to engage with UT students on campus.

The UT International Office is currently hosting 37 Chinese students as part of the Hubei Visiting Student Program – a three week program designed in collaboration with the UT College of Liberal Arts and our ESL Office. We have developed a dynamic program that encompasses academic, intercultural and civic engagement components.

We invite you to join them for an intercultural exchange during a Game Night!

Game Night

Wednesday, November 12th

5:30 – 7 pm

TX Union – Eastwood Room (2.102)

Snacks and drinks provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards,

Angela Branigan

Annette Whatley

Special Programs Team

International Student & Scholar Services | International Office

The University of Texas at Austin

Phone: 512-471-1150

Email: intercultural@austin.utexas.edu

Free Film Screening: Awesome Asian Bad Guys

November 11th, 2014

Fri, November 14, 2014 • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM • Texas Union Theater

Free film screening followed by a panel discussion with writer/producer Milton Liu and other guests.

Students (with UT ID) + one guest are invited to the film screening of Awesome Asian Bad Guys, followed by a panel discussion with writer/producer Milton Liu and other guests including filmmakers and UT faculty and students.

Milton Liu is the founding partner of Kulture Machine, the first film production company listed in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of independent Film. Besides producing and writing award-winning short films, he also executive produced the feature film, Fireflies in the Garden, starring Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds. He received the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award for his script John Hughes Ruined My Life and was an ABC/Disney Feature Writing Fellow. He is currently the Director of Programs and Artist Services for visual Communications.

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Sponsored by: Center for Asian American Studies

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7th Austin Asian American Film Festival

Thu, November 13-16, 2014 • Marchesa Theater, 6406 N I H 35 # 3100, Austin, TX 78752

IT’S BACK! Austin welcomes back the Austin Asian American Film Festival, November 13th – 16th.

From a Chinatown gang crime thriller to an 8-year-old Bhutan monk faced with technology and the potential happiness it can bring, the 7th Annual Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is ready to bring a whole new world of stories and perspectives to light in one amazing festival lineup. The festival runs over a four-day weekend, November 13–16, 2014 at the Marchesa Theater, 6406 N I H 35 # 3100, Austin, TX 78752.

Headlining the festival is the Southwest Premiere of “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” executive produced by Martin Scorsese, a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller. Opening Night Gala Film “Happiness” is by acclaimed French director Thomas Balmès whose French/Bhutan documentary premiered at Sundance and won the Documentary World Cinema Cinematography Award.

This return of the AAAFF is of particular significance to the Austin film community as the AAAFF had started humbly in 2004 and continued on a string of successes and growth. The last festival took place 2009 and now makes it triumphant return, bringing riveting and touching films in full force. While many “Asian” film festivals focus on international films from Asia, rather than films by and about Asian Americans, the AAAFF features both. It is the only festival of its kind in Austin.

After receiving an unexpectedly large number of submissions, the final lineup of films includes films by Asian American filmmakers as well as films from Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Bhutan, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Myanmar and more. The AAAFF brings the most unique collection of Asian and Asian American films you will get to experience in one long weekend. Most of these films will never show in Austin except at our festival. The diverse lineup features award-winning films that cover a myriad of genres, themes and topics.

Come meet the filmmakers! Come for the networking and mingling! The Marchesa Lounge is open exclusively to festival attendees during all festival hours. Come for the food trucks! Most of all, come for the films!

Click here for the AAAF schedule

Click here for tickets

ABOUT THE AAAFF

The 7th Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) showcases the best in Asian and Asian American Cinema in order to celebrate our communities, entertain and enlighten the public, and support the creative talents of Asian American and Asian artists. www.aaafilmfest.com

 

 

 

IRG Fall Lecture: Talk on Global Health Advocacy with Porter Delaney

November 11th, 2014

You are invited to join IRG faculty and students this coming Thursday (11/13) for our IRG featured fall lecture event!  This lecture will focus on Global Health Advocacy and will be led by Porter Delaney of the  Kyle House Group.

Porter Delaney founded the Kyle House Group in 2010 after more than a decade of senior level work in the political and international relations spheres. Prior to founding the Kyle House Group, Porter led the lobbying and policy efforts of a boutique political consulting firm in DC. Porter has represented several high-profile foundations, NGOs, coalitions and celebrities on political strategies that resulted in multibillion dollar funding increases for U.S. development assistance programs, and the bipartisan passage and signing into law of major development legislation. Porter has also advised a number of fortune 500 companies on their community development and corporate social responsibility programs around the globe. Porter has traveled extensively throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, and other areas of the developing world.

What: Talk on Global Health Advocacy with Porter Delaney

When: Thursday, November 13th at 6pm

Where: CLA 0.126