Chinese Student Seeking Conversation Partner

June 24th, 2015

Barbara Kristof, a teacher at the House of Tutors at 24th and Pearl, is working with a student from China who would love to have a conversation partner, something who is learning Chinese and speaks American English fluently. The idea is to meet on a regular basis and speak Chinese and English alternatively.

If you’re interested, please contact Ms. Kristof at 512-554-4057 or bsmkristof@gmail.com.

English-Japanese Conversation Table on Friday, June 26th

June 24th, 2015

Twenty-eight Japanese college students (APU Ritsumeikan University, Oita, Japan) will visit the Japanese Conversation Table this Friday, June 26th. As they are taking English and International communication courses at St. Edward’s University this summer, and they have classes on Friday afternoon except this week, this will be their first and last opportunity to come to UT Conversation Table. If you have time and want to chat in English/Japanese with them, please stop by anytime from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at a Union dining hall.

Date & time: Friday, June 26th

3:00-4:00pm English Conversation

4:00-5:00 pm Japanese Conversation

Where: Union dining hall across from Copy Center

Senate of College Councils Recruitment 2015 – 2016

June 24th, 2015

The Senate of College Councils serves as the official voice for students in academic affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. As one of three Legislative Student Organizations, the Senate works to represent the needs, concerns,and opinions of students through the 20 college councils. They are looking for a diverse pool of applicants this year for their At-Large Positions as representatives of the Senate. If interested, you can find more information at http://utsenate.org/2015-16-at-large-application-released

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for May 7 – May 13

May 7th, 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.

LAST WEEKLY UPDATE FOR SPRING 2015

This is the last LACS weekly announcement for the spring semester. Our weekly email updates will start again in late August for the fall semester. During the summer you can explore our application deadlines, events and other career-related information on our webpage and in your BTT Gateway Account. Have a great summer!

EVENT SPOTLIGHT:

Job Search Boot Camp – If you just graduated or are graduating soon, sign up for our job search crash course: Job Search Boot Camp. Our boot camp offers a quick and easy way to get all the information you need in one afternoon. Arrive with a pen and paper, leave with a career plan.  Click here to explore event information.    Job Search Boot Camp | 5/12 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | CLA 1.320E | RSVP and for more information

INDEED.COM JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

You currently have access to 20,800+ job and internship postings in the Indeed.com 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 Indeed.com opportunities, click on the Indeed tab to expand your search.  

BTTG APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of May 7: 

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.

  • 5/7 – Trinity Industries, Inc., Public Affairs Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10255
  • 5/7- Castleton Commodities International, Product Control Analyst,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10254
  • 5/8 – College Forward, AmeriCorps College Access Coach,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10266
  • 5/8 – PERI Software Solutions, Programmer Analyst,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10257
  • 5/8 – City of Houston, Summer Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10370
  • 5/10 – Neo Education Ltd., English (ESL) Teacher,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9838
  • 5/10 – Refugee Services of Texas, Nonprofit Management Admin Internship (Dallas),  BTT Gateway Job ID 7058
  • 5/11 – Varsity International, Sales and Management – Summer Opportunity,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9842
  • 5/11 – Social Security Administration, Contact Representative,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10358
  • 5/11 – Project Vote Smart, Summer 2015 Legislative Research Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10150

EVENTS for the week of May 7:

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

  • 5/12 – Job Search Boot Camp, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, CLA 1.302E

HIREUTEXAS JOB & INTERNSHIP POSTINGS

HireUTexas, UT’s job board, currently has 182 jobs and internships posted since April 30.  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.

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.

LACS Job Search Boot Camp

May 6th, 2015

Need a job but don’t know where to start? 

If you are graduating this semester or in the near future, sign up for our job search crash course: Job Search Boot Camp. Our boot camp offers a quick and easy way to get all the information you need in one afternoon. Arrive with a pen and paper, leave with a career plan.

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: CLA 1.302E

How To Register: Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, register through your BTT Gateway account.

Job Search Boot Camp is a 2-hour intensive job search training program designed to help you:

  • Identify and understand the unique skills you bring to the job market
  • Present your academic and professional interests and strengths to recruiters
  • Design a cohesive online brand consistent with your goals
  • Craft compelling resumes and cover letters
  • Improve your interviewing and networking skills
  • Explore various career research and job posting sites

Thanks,

LIBERAL ARTS CAREER SERVICES

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

Masters of China Studies Program at Yenching Academy of Peking University

May 6th, 2015

The Yenching Academy offers students a Masters of Arts in China Studies where scholars participate in an intensive program of interdisciplinary classroom and field study of Chinese history and culture.

Academy courses are available in both English and Chinese; it will be possible for international students to complete their degrees with courses taught in English. Chinese language study will be required for all international students; those with an advanced level of Chinese will be encouraged to take courses taught in Chinese.

Fellowship

All students receive a one-year fellowship that covers tuition and fees, accommodation and living costs. Additional funding, in the form of research or teaching assistantships, will be available for international students in good standing who choose to complete their thesis at PKU during their second year.

Field Studies

All scholars are required to participate in a two-credit field study course in which they will attend lectures before and during a trip to a culturally/historically important city or region of China.

Language Training

One-year intensive Chinese language program at all levels (from elementary to post-advanced reading tutorials).

Built on Peking University’s legacy of excellence, particularly in the humanities and the social sciences, the Yenching Academy offers:

  • An exclusive “community of scholars” comprised of Yenching Scholars, faculty, and prominent social, business, and community leaders
  • A residential college dedicated to achieving excellence for the most promising students from both China and across the globe
  • An idea incubator for innovative humanities and social sciences research conducted by leading scholars both in China and from around the world

Application

The online application will be online September 1, 2015 at www.yenchingacademy.org

The application deadline for the 2016-2017 class will be January 31, 2015.

Required documents

  • Application forms
  • Transcript from bachelor’s degree program and other currently-enrolled program (if any)
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation

Contact Information

John L. Holden  何立强  
Associate Dean, The Yenching Academy, Peking University www.yenchingacademy.org
Professor of Management Practice, Guanghua School of Management
Nonresident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
+86-185-1847-2818   +1-646-583-1897    Skype: jlholden

 

Women and Gender Studies Dept. Hiring Work-Study for Summer 2015

May 6th, 2015

Summer 2015: Student Assistant/Seeking Awesome Work-Study (for Receptionist help)

Hours: M-F; 8am-5pm, depending on student’s schedule, 10-19 hours per week (flexible)

$10/hour

All genders are encouraged to apply!  Must have work-study during Summer 2015.

Student will be qualified to perform such duties as: answering phones, preparing mailings, including event publicity; data entry; office filing; making campus-wide deliveries; flyering; acting as front-desk receptionist; helping with website; and assisting with event coordination.  Experience with creating flyers would be great too, but not required.  Students may also be asked to help with other clerical tasks in the office.

Fall opportunities may also be available. 

The mission of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) is to create committed communities that address the challenges faced in the areas of gender, sexuality, diversity, and equity.  We foster these communities inside and outside The University of Texas at Austin through: Interdisciplinary research; Undergraduate and graduate teaching; Social advocacy; Community partnerships.  CWGS administers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Women’s & Gender Studies, and the undergraduate certificate in LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies.  See our website for details: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cwgs/

Applicants must have a work-study award from Student Financial Services (the financial aid office, 512 475-6282).

Please email a statement of interest, work-study award amounts, detailed resume, your availability (not class) schedule, to ajsalcedo@austin.utexas.edu to schedule an interview ASAP. We would like to hire someone by June 5th. If you have any questions, please call the CWGS Office at (512) 471-5765.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Punctuality makes a great first impression.
  • Your class schedule vs. free time -when can you really work?
  • Be professional – if you can’t make an interview or have already found a job, let other interviewers know.

As a courtesy, a quick email will save others time and work.

  • Bring your work-study award letter and resume to the interview.

Earliest Start Date: May 20th.  

Summer position goes until August 31st

 

 

Summer 2015: Leadership Opportunity for UT Students

May 6th, 2015

Each year, The University of Texas at Austin and the International Office welcomes hundreds of international students to the Longhorn community. The International Orientation Assistant (IOA) Program provides UT students the opportunity to get involved in International Orientation activities!

How can you get involved?

Sharing your culture and learning about others can be a rewarding experience! We invite UT students with an international interest to become an IOA. Help International Office staff members check students in during Immigration Briefing & Check-In (IBC) while sharing your knowledge of UT and Austin. IBCs will take place 1-2 times a week throughout the summer. Mandatory IOA training sessions will be held the last week of May and the first week of June. Events begin on June 10th, and the last event takes place on July 17th.

Requirements

  • Expected enrollment at UT Austin for Fall 2015
  • Minimum of Sophomore academic standing
  • Interest and/or familiarity working with diverse populations in cross-cultural settings
  • 3-6 hr/wk commitment during program dates

Compensation

  • $150 stipend (paid upon program completion)

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete our online application.

Step 2: Submit your resume to isss-orientation@austin.utexas.edu

Please submit your application no later than May 22.

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of 4/30 – 5/6

May 1st, 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.

EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL – Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story. AFF is looking to fill several internship positions in a wide variety of roles, from production interns to hospitality coordinator. Click here to explore one of the many positions.

INDEED.COM JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

You currently have access to 20,900+ job and internship postings in the Indeed.com 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 Indeed.com opportunities, click on the Indeed tab to expand your search.

BTTG APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of April 30

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.

  • 4/30 – Modern Woodmen of America, Financial Representative,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10142
  • 4/30 – Hartford Financial Services, Associate Claims Representative,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9927
  • 4/30 – Liberty Mutual, Insurance Leadership Forum,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9887
  • 4/30 – Austin Film Festival, Office Manager,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10342
  • 4/30 – Austin Film Festival, Executive Director Assistant,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10343
  • 4/30 – Austin Film Festival, Executive Department Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10344
  • 4/30 – Public Consulting Group, Multiple Positions
  • 4/30 – Equal Justice Center, Intake/Outreach Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9954
  • 4/30 – Websense, Inside Sales Associate,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10154
  • 4/30 – City Year, AmeriCorps Member,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10069
  • 4/30 – Northwestern Mutual, Financial Representative,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10035
  • 4/30 – EF Education First, Multiple Positions
  • 4/30 – Equal Justice Center, Intake/Outreach Intern,  BTT Gateway Job 10122
  • 4/30 – Kanematsu USA, Import/Export Associate,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9715
  • 4/30 – Angelou Economics, Economic Development Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10310
  • 4/30  – EquityMetrix, Lease Analyst,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9886
  • 4/30 – Travelers, Claim Professional Trainee,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9657
  • 4/30 – Emler Swim School, Management,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9813
  • 4/30 – EF Education First, Activity Leader,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9589
  • 4/30 – BenefitMall, Entry Level Outside Sales Professional Positions
  • 4/30 – Indeed.com, Summer ‘105 Sales Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10163
  • 5/1 – Camp Fire, Summer Camp Staff,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9613
  • 5/1 – National Park Service-Rocky Mountain, Fall Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9758
  • 5/1 – Pearson, Copyeditor, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9942
  • 5/1 – Pearson, Bilingual Spanish Copyeditor,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9943
  • 5/1 – Austin Film Festival, Young Filmmaker’s Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9240
  • 5/1 – Austin Film Festival, Screenplay Department Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9241
  • 5/1  – Austin Film Festival, Development Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9512
  • 5/1 – Austin Film Festival, Marketing Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9514
  • 5/1 – Texas Campaign for the Environment, Community Organizer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10308
  • 5/1 – Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, Diversity Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10328
  • 5/1 – Texas Public Policy Foundation, Grants and Donor Communications Manager,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9968
  • 5/1 – Chasse Consulting, Business Development Associate,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10039
  • 5/1 – Chasse Consulting, Graphic Design Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10040
  • 5/1 – Livestrong, Multiple Positions
  • 5/1 – Silicon Valley Bank, Associate Development Program,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10146
  • 5/2 – ISHIR, Inc., Marketing Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10231
  • 5/2 – First Investors Corporation, Financial Representative,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10244
  • 5/2 – ISHIR, Inc., Executive Assistant,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10232
  • 5/2 – Medix Staffing Solutions, Entry Level Recruiter,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10234
  • 5/3 – CDW, Account Manager,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10246
  • 5/4 – University of Texas Campus Environmental Center
  • 5/5 – CSO Resarch, Inc., Client Relations Associate,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9180
  • 5/5 – Formula Expo, Inc., Content Provider,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10356
  • 5/6 – Schneider, Logistics Sales Account Executive,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10250
  • 5/6 – Emler Swim School, Swim Teacher,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10252
  • 5/6 – Emler Swim School, Lifeguard, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10253

HIREUTEXAS JOB & INTERNSHIP POSTINGS

HireUTexas, UT’s job board, currently has 228 jobs and internships posted since April 23.  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.

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.

CELTA Program – Teach English Abroad

April 24th, 2015

If you’re interested in teaching English abroad, we’d like you to know about the CELTA program given here at UT Austin.  The CELTA is a 4-week certificate program offered through Cambridge University and is the most well-recognized English teaching certificate around the world.

We are offering 3 sessions this summer:

May 26-June 19

June 22-July 17

July 20-August 14

Our final information session for the spring is on Monday, April 27, at 5pm in MEZ 1.206.

More information can be found at http://world.utexas.edu/celta

Best regards,

Christine

CHRISTINE MCCOURT  ESL Instructor/Sponsored Student Advisor/CELTA Administrator, ESL Services

International Office  |  The University of Texas at Austin  |  (512) 471-2480  |  cmccourt@austin.utexas.edu |

world.utexas.edu/esl

https://www.facebook.com/UTAustinESL