Fall Welcome Invitation

August 26th, 2014

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

When: September 18, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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

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!

English Practice Club

August 26th, 2014

The English Practice Club (EPC) matches UT students studying Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (and many other languages) with ESL students who are native speakers of those languages. The UT students can practice their language courses, and the ESL students can practice English with UT students. They host events, activities, and trips 1 – 2 times a week.

EPC is free to join with no formal commitment or obligations. Students who are interested in joining should sign up at EnglishPracticeClub.com.

Maximize Your Chances of Getting into the JET Program

August 26th, 2014

JET Program Dekita

JET Program Dekita is a comprehensive guide—from application preparation to interview training—on how to get an Assistant Language Teacher position with the JET Program. Because the JET Program is very competitive, it is important to make an investment in developing one’s candidacy. If you aspire to live in Japan with the most secure and reputable English teaching program, consider using JET Program Dekita to help you achieve your goal.

Please visit www.jetprogramdekita.com to learn more.

I am a former Assistant Language Teacher with the JET Program. I come from a background in Japanese Studies, and I hold a Master’s in International & Intercultural Education. I created JET Program Dekita to help others get into the best English teaching program in Japan.

Krissy Loveman

Creator of JET Program Dekita

JET Program Dekita

contact@jetprogramdekita.com

Fall Job and Internship Recruiting Overview for Liberal Arts Students

August 26th, 2014

Liberal Arts Students – - 

Welcome back to campus! 

If you are graduating in 2014-2015, let us help you prepare for the job search and connect with full-time opportunities. We can also help you prepare for law school and grad school applications. If you’re interested in consulting or investment banking, please keep in mind that these firms typically recruit only once a year in August/September for full-time positions starting in June/July of next year. So – don’t lose out on the early recruiting rush.

First Years, Sophomores and Juniors - we can connect you with internships that will help you test drive careers and build your resume for your post-graduation plans.

Access your BTT Gateway account.

Don’t have an account? Register with LACS to access opportunities and to learn about our events, services and resources.

EVENT SPOTLIGHTS

Crash 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. Thursday, August 28, 4-5 PM, RSVP Here

McCombs Undergraduate Career Expo: Are you planning to attend the McCombs Undergraduate Career Expo on 9/10? If you are, don’t miss our workshop designed to help you prepare for the expo. Learn more about the workshop on 9/8 from 12-1 PM and register to attend [here]. Learn more about the McCombs Undergraduate Career Expo on 9/10 [here]  - please keep in mind that the expo is open to non-business students from 3-5 PM only.

EVENTS at a glance:

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

8/28 – Crash Course in Investment Banking and Consulting, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, CLA 1.302E

8/28 – McKinsey & Company Information Session, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, AT&T Conference Center Classroom 103

8/29 – McKinsey & Company Business Analyst Office Hours (Plan II Only Event), 12:00 – 2:00 pm, FAC 18

9/8 – Making the Most of the McCombs Undergraduate Career Expo, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, FAC 18

9/10 – McCombs Undergraduate Career Expo, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, UT RecSports Center

9/11 – Deloitte Consulting Undergrad Info Session, CLA 1.302E, 6:00 – 7:00pm

10/6 – Making the Most of the Career Fair Workshops, 12-1PM or 2:00 – 3:00pm, FAC 18

10/8 – Fall 2014 Career & Internship Fair, 11:00am – 3:00pm, Union Ballroom

APPLICATION DEADLINES – - BY INDUSTRY (Business, Nonprofit, Government, Communications, Tech & Research)

Explore BTT Gateway for event information, application 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. For events, search the BTT Gateway [Career Events] tab. The following are just a sample of the many jobs, internships and events you will find in BTT Gateway.

BUSINESS

8/21 – North Star Resource Group, New Financial Advisor Training Program and Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8826

8/21 – Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc., Archaeological Technician/Crew Chief, BTT Gateway Job ID 8831

8/23 – New York Life Insurance Co., Commissions Specialist, BTT Gateway Job ID 8842

8/25 – Pecan Street Insurance, Account Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 8755

8/25 – Pecan Street Insurance, Operation Specialist, BTT Gateway Job ID 8756

8/27 – Triple Crown, Account Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 8854

8/27 – Software Advice, Inside Sales: Software Advisor, BTT Gateway Job ID 8989

8/29 – Farmers Insurance Group, Service, Marketing, Sales, BTT Gateway Job ID 8863

8/29 – Fahrenheit Marketing, Fall 2014 Content Development Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8942

8/29 – Ben Barnes Group, Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8999

8/31 – The Boon Group, Client Services Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8860

8/31 – Yelp, Inc., Yelp Sales Development Program, BTT Gateway Job ID 8612

8/31 – Yelp, Inc., Yelp Account Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 8613

8/31 – Texas Monthly, Internships – All Departments, BTT Gateway Job ID 8540

8/31 – Google, Inc., Business Associate Program, BTT Gateway Job ID 7925

8/31 – Google, Inc., People Operations Opportunities, BTT Gateway Job ID 7926

8/31 – Signpost, Sales Associate, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8060

8/31 – Paycom, Outside B2B Sales Rep, BTT Gateway Job ID 8339

8/31 – North Star Resource Group, Financial Advisor (South Branch-Bell Division), BTT Gateway Job ID 8546

8/31 – Explore Horizons, Assistant Director, BTT Gateway Job ID 8648

8/31 – Muchness.com, Various Positions, BTT Gateway Job IDs 8669-8674

8/31 – PulsePoint Group, Fall Intern (Digital Consulting and Creative/Design), BTT Gateway Job ID 8827

8/31 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee – Houston, BTT Gateway Job ID 8705

8/31 – PLS Logistics Services, Account Executive Trainee – Dallas, BTT Gateway Job ID 8707

8/31 – The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, Sales Careers – Houston & College Station, BTT Gateway Job ID 8883

8/31 – The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, Customer and Product Support Careers-Houston and College Station, BTT Gateway Job ID 8884

8/31 – Goldman Sachs, Finance, MBD Controllers, Fund Accounting, Analyst, Irving, BTT Gateway Job ID 8835

8/31 – Mac Haik Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Internet/Digital Marketing Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8895

9/1 – Yodle, Sales Representative, BTT Gateway Job ID 8398

9/5 – Angelou Economics, Economic Development Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8996

9/6 – Public Consulting Group, Inc., Apprentice Business Analyst, BTT Gateway Job 8897

9/7 – CPMG, Inc., Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 8948

9/9 – The Boston Consulting Group, Associate, BTT Gateway Job ID 9012

9/11 – Websense, Lead Qualification Representative, BTT Gateway Job ID 8965

9/11 – Rocca Productions, Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8970

9/15 – Compton & Wendler, P.C., Consultant, BTT Gateway Job ID 8940

9/15 – Compton & Wendler, P.C., Summer Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8941

9/15 – WheelHouse Resource Partners, Entry Level Recruiter, BTT Gateway Job ID 8974

9/15 – Pecan Street Insurance, Part-Time Data Entry Specialist, BTT Gateway Job ID 8975

9/15 – Disney Media & Advertising Lab (MediaScience), Survey Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 8990

9/17 – Goldman Sachs, 2015 Operations New Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 8987

9/17 – ANC Sports Enterprises, LLC, Field Representative, BTT Gateway Job ID 8992

9/19 – Leadify, Creative Account Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 8815

9/19 – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dallas, San Jose Tax Transfer Pricing Associate Summer 2015, BTT Gateway Job ID 8823

9/19 – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dallas Tax Transfer Pricing Intern Summer 2015, BTT Gateway Job ID 8824

9/19 – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nationwide Advisory MC Associate Fall 2015, BTT Gateway Job ID 8829

9/19 – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nationwide Advisory MC Intern Summer 2015, BTT Gateway Job ID 8830

9/19 – CarMax, Strategy Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 8981

9/19 – IHS, Market Research Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 9011

9/22 – CarMax, CarMax Strategy Group – Strategy Analyst (Richmond, VA), BTT Gateway Job ID 9000

9/29 – Medix Staffing Solutions, Entry Level Recruiter, BTT Gateway Job ID 8930

9/30 – Indeed.com, Account Executive – Entry Level, BTT Gateway Job ID 8598

9/30 – Chicago Apartment Finders, Leasing/Sales Agent, BTT Gateway Job ID 8634

9/30 – Websense, Recruiting Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8722

9/30 – McKinney York Architects, Marketing Coordinator, BTT Gateway Job ID 8971

10/1 – DH Hospitality Group, Traveling Field Project Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 8407

10/8 – Texas Instruments, HR Full Time, BTT Gateway Job ID 9003

10/8 – Texas Instruments, HR Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 9004

10/11 – Houston Police Department, Police Office, BTT Gateway Job ID 8977

10/28 – Walgreens, Community Management Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8906

10/28 – Walgreens, Assistant Store Manager Trainee, BTT Gateway Job ID 8905

10/31 – Google, Business Associate Program, BTT Gateway Job ID 8544

10/31 – Macy’s Inc., Store Management Executive Development Program, BTT Gateway Job ID 8820

11/1 – Cato Institute, Spring/Fall/Summer Internships, BTT Gateway Job ID 5542

11/5 – Chasse Consulting, Graphic Design Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8893

11/30 – Mac Incy’s., Store Management Internship Position, BTT Gateway Job ID 8821

11/30 – Oracle, Oracle Sales Academy – Sales & Business Development Representative (Austin, TX), BTT Gateway Job ID 9005

11/30 – Oracle, Oracle Sales Academy – Sales & Business Development Representative (Greater Boston Area), BTT Gateway Job ID 9006

12/1 – Oracle, Associate Sales Representative, BTT Gateway Job ID 8562

12/1 – Goldman Sachs, 2015 Summer Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 8550

12/1 – Goldman Sachs, 2015 Securities Division Summer Analyst Internship- New York, BTT Gateway Job ID 8856

12/19 – Opes One Advisors, Financial Representative, BTT Gateway Job ID 8745

12/31 – Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Management Trainee, BTT Gateway Job ID 8597

12/31 – Main Street Hub, Social Media Community Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 8087

12/31 – Main Street Hub, Client Success Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 8089

12/31 – Main Street Hub, Social Media Profile Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 8090

NON-PROFIT

8/21 – The University of Texas System Administration, Student Associate (OGR), BTT Gateway Job ID 8825

8/22 – Women, Action & the Media, WAM! Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8834

8/22 – Texas 4000, Multiple Internships, BTT Gateway Job IDs 8836-8840

8/28 – Communities In Schools of Central Texas, AmeriCorps Member – Full-time, BTT Gateway Job ID 8861

8/28 – Communities In Schools of Central Texas, AmeriCorps Member – Part-time, BTT Gateway Job ID 8862

8/30 – Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) (UT Austin), Various Internships, BTT Gateway Job ID 8909, 8908, 8907, 8903

8/31 – International Institute of Education, Teacher, BTT Gateway Job ID 8628

8/31 – Environment America, Environment Texas Fall Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8522

9/1 – Big Orange Recording, Developer/Studio Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 7971

9/1 – Caritas of Austin, Development Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8341

9/1 – ACE: A Community for Education, AmeriCorps Early Literacy Tutor, BTT Gateway Job ID 7720

9/1 – MonkeyWrench Books, WGS 379L MonkeyWrench Books Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8693

9/3 – Venture for America, Venture for America Fellow, BTT Gateway Job ID 8811

9/5 – Writers in the Schools, Program Coordinator, BTT Gateway Job ID 8982

9/11 – Austin Film Festival, Multiple Internships, BTT Gateway Job IDs 8956-8960

9/15 – NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Multiple Internships, BTT Gateway Job IDs 8937-8939

9/18 – Consumer Reports, 2014-2015 Public Policy Student Assistants with Consumers Union, BTT Gateway Job ID 8991

9/18 – Consumer Reports, 2014-2015 Public Policy Student Assistants with Consumers Union, BTT Gateway Job ID 8997

9/30 – Teach Kentucky, Full Time Teacher – No Certificate Required, BTT Gateway Job ID 8994

10/1 – Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, Fellowship, BTT Gateway Job ID 5428

10/1 – Refugee Services of Texas, Multiple Internships, BTT Gateway Job ID 8797-8804

10/8 – The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development, Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8631

10/9 – Texas Historical Commission, Fall Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8979

10/17 – American Cancer Society, Health Information and Services, BTT Gateway Job ID 8758

10/29 – Explore Austin, Marketing Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8878

10/29 – Explore Austin, Programs Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8879

11/1 – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NCMEC Internships, BTT Gateway Job ID 7626

10/31 – The Settlement Home for Children, Houseparent, BTT Gateway Job ID 8611

10/31 – Grassroots Leadership, WGS 379L: Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies, BTT Gateway Job Id 8590

11/1 – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NCMEC Internships, BTT Gateway Job ID 7626

12/1 – Teach For America, Corps Member, BTT Gateway Job ID 8822

12/12 – DiverseArts Culture Works, Multiple Positions BTT Gateway Job ID 8167

12/31 – Clean Water Action Texas, Field Organizer, BTT Gateway Job ID 8935

GOVERNMENT

8/31 – Office of the Governor – Texas, Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program, BTT Gateway Job ID 8773

8/31 – Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), Financial Data Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 8633

8/31 – Leticia Van de Putte for Lt. Governor, Campaign Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8881

9/2 – Battleground Texas, Fall Fellowship, BTT Gateway Job ID 7364

9/7 – KUT 90.5 FM, Texas Standard Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8924

9/10 – American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, Economic Justice Fellow, BTT Gateway Job ID 8927

9/30 – Texas Senate, Legislative Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8934

12/31 – Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Emergency Services Program Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 7973

COMMUNICATION

8/31 – UT Austin Office of Technology Commercialization, Marketing/Communications/PR Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8459

8/31 – The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, Marketing/Communications Careers – Houston & College Station, BTT Gateway Job ID 8882

9/11 – Rocca Productions, Event Planning and Consulting Paid Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8963

9/13 – Gap International, Linguist/Management Consultant, BTT Gateway Job ID 8976

10/24 – Information Technology Services @ UT, Communications Supervisor, BTT Gateway Job ID 8964

10/29 – Explore Austin, Development/Communication Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 8880

11/3 – Freudigman & Billings, LLC, High School Writing Coach, BTT Gateway Job ID 8702

12/8 – Emmis Austin Radio Internships, Various Internships, BTT Gateway Job ID 8954

RESEARCH

8/22 – Lazard Capital Markets, Retail Research Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 7417

8/22 – Gerson Lehrman Group, Fall 2014 Research Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8833

8/22 – Gerson Lehrman Group, Senior Research Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 8841

8/28 – R3 World Wide, Researcher, BTT Gateway Job ID 8857

9/6 – Capitol Market Research, Real Estate Market Research Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 8914

9/11 – Berkeley Research Group, LLC, Associate, BTT Gateway Job ID 8470 

TECH

8/27 – Triple Crown, Technical Recruiter, BTT Gateway Job ID 8855

8/31 – The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, Technical Careers – Houston & College Station, BTT Gateway Job ID 8885

8/31 – PulsePoint Group, Fall Internship (Digital Consulting & Creative Design), BTT Gateway Job ID 8827

10/1 – DrillingInfo, Inc., GIS Technician I- Temporary/Part Time, BTT Gateway Job ID 8843

10/24 – Information Technology Services @ UT, Software Developer/Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 8966

10/24 – Information Technology Services @ UT, Senior Network Engineer, BTT Gateway Job ID 8967

10/24 – Information Technology Services @ UT, Software Developer Trainee, BTT Gateway Job ID 8968

10/24 – Information Technology Services @ UT, Network Engineer – Enterprise Network Engineer I, BTT Gateway Job ID 8969

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.

Paid Internship Opportunity

August 26th, 2014

A former graduate of our Ph.D program in Asian Cultures and Languages, Gardner Harris, sent in a request that we post this internship opportunity for any recent graduates with a background in  South Asia.

Gardner is the director of Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center Foundation, a nonprofit foundation in Dallas. Their organization is in the early stages of planning a museum and learning center dedicated to exploring South Asia.

Content Development Internship

Imagine being a part of a nonprofit organization that is planning to build a museum and learning center that will receive international acclaim.  Imagine being part of a team that is highly motivated and passionate about what they do. The Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center Foundation is offering an opportunity for student interns to participate in building what will become an important and recognized cultural institution. There is no other institution in North America that focuses exclusively on South Asia or offers the cultural programming that is currently being planned.

If selected for this unique opportunity, you will become an integral part of a small team that is developing innovative approaches to museology.  You will be asked to draw upon your varied skill sets and intellect to help bring concepts to fruition.  High initiative and creative thinking are key elements to this position.

Organization Profile

The Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Dallas, TX. Its purpose is to inspire people to learn about South Asia’s rich culture and history and to encourage exploration of diversity. The foundation is in the early stages of planning a physical museum in the Dallas West End/ Arts District area. The physical museum will house a permanent collection of pre-modern, modern, and contemporary art and artifacts, provide space for rotating and traveling exhibitions, and offer visitors immersive experiences through the use of technology and kinetic exhibits. The learning center will also host language and content courses and will be a venue for performances, film screenings, and academic conferences and symposia. In addition to a physical structure, the foundation is also developing a virtual museum that will not only compliment the physical museum when it opens, but will also offer an array of data and information on the histories and cultures of South Asia.

Internship Position

Content development:

Job Functions and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum Development

o   Assist with development of curriculum, including conducting research, developing content, creating PowerPoint presentations, and drafting materials

o   Create outlines for themes to be taught in local schools

o   Assist in creating stories for virtual museum

o   Collect and report on curriculum already available to the public

  • Content Acquisition

o   Assist in organizing data collected on the holdings of other cultural institutions and museums

o   Assist in identifying institutions for partnerships

Position Requirements:

  • Education background in some aspect of South Asian Studies (religion, art history, anthropology, history, political science, economics, etc.)
  • Knowledge of some South Asian language preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of various social media platforms
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite
  • Highly motivated with a strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Duration of Internships & Remuneration:

The Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center Foundation is offering paid internships for two intervals:

3-month summer internship ($6,000 stipend)

6-month internship ($12,000 stipend)

How to Apply:

  • Submit a cover letter in PDF format detailing why you are interested in the internship, your relevant experience or background and why you believe this makes you suited for the position, and what you will offer to the foundation.  Indicate potential start and end dates as well.
  • Submit your CV in PDF format
  • Include at least one professional reference

Business Course Open to All

August 26th, 2014

SOCL AND ETHICAL RESP OF BUSN, BGS325 (03250):

This course will examine why seemingly good people sometimes make unethical choices. We will explore real-life ethical dilemmas, challenge our decision-making processes, and seek to describe our ideal behavior for the future. Since this is an Academic Service Learning course, we will also partner with corporations (like Google, Inc.), the City of Austin, local non-profits, and other local universities to engage in service projects, giving students the opportunity to use real-life problems and tasks to increase learning breadth, depth, and retention.

Karen M. Landolt, J.D. | Lecturer, Dept of Business, Gov’t & Society

Karen.landolt@mccombs.utexas.edu

If the student has any problems adding the course, please contact Michael Schuetz at 512-471-0690.

Los Angelos and Boston Career Forum

August 26th, 2014

DISCO International, organizer of the world’s largest job fair for Japanese-English bilinguals, invites Japanese-English speaking students to our upcoming Career Forums this fall.

Los Angeles Career Forum 

October 4 & 5, 2014 (Sat. & Sun.)

http://www.careerforum.net/event/la/?ref=201423&lang=E

Hiring companies include:

DELOITTE, EY (ERNST & YOUNG), HILTON GRAND VACATIONS,

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC, RAKUTEN, and many more

* Travel scholarships available

* Free online seminar on September 3 to help prepare for the event. Please apply from link below by August 31.

http://www.careerforum.net/job_detail.asp?ref=201423&jobno=14868&lang=E

BOSTON CAREER FORUM 

Nov. 7 – 9, 2014 (Fri. – Sun.)

http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/?ref=201423&lang=E

Hiring companies include:

AMAZON JAPAN, DEUTSCHE BANK GROUP, FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK,

GOLDMAN SACHS, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, and many more

* Travel scholarships available

Los Angeles/ Boston Career Forum are for anyone who:

  • has at least conversational ability in both Japanese and English AND
  • is looking for a full-time or internship position

Companies will be holding seminars as well as one-on-one interviews at their booth during the event. Some companies will make offers of employment by the end of the event.

Registration and attendance is free.

For online registration and more info regarding the above, please go to:

Los Angeles Career Forum:

http://www.careerforum.net/event/la/?ref=201423&lang=E

Boston Career Forum:

http://www.careerforum.net/event/bos/?ref=201423&lang=E

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at cfn@careerforum.net.

We look forward to seeing you in LA and Boston!

Sincerely,

CareerForum.Net

DISCO International, Inc.

 

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Liberal Arts Career Center (LACS) Courses

August 12th, 2014

Are you participating in an internship this 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 semester LACS credit-based career courses.

Internship Courses: LA 320wb (#30180) & LA 110wb (#30160)
These courses are web-based. See eligibility requirements. 
Full Details

LA 101L The Liberal Arts Major in the Workplace (two sections)

* Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 PM, FAC 18, August 27 – October 8, 2014 (#30150)

* Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM, FAC 18, August 28 – October 9, 2014 (#30152)

LACS is offering this one-credit course designed to help students articulate the value of their major in whatever career path they pursue.  Students will develop their online brands for the job search and 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). Full Details

Thank you,

LIBERAL ARTS CAREER SERVICES

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

Cool Classes to Take

July 2nd, 2014

Inexplicably, we have have several seats still available in these two classes (see below). If you need a class related to South Asia, you might consider these.

ANS 340 • Sufism & Islamic Mysticism

31880 • Hyder, S. Akbar
Meets T 400pm-700pm CLA 0.126
(also listed as HIS 364G, ISL 340, MES 342, R S 358)

This class explores Sufism and other Islamic mystical traditions as they infused cultural milieus spanning four continents and fourteen centuries. The first half of the semester will focus on the historical developments in Islamic theosophical traditions of the Arab and Persian worlds. We will concentrate on the prose and verse traditions tied to Ali b. Abi Talib, Jafar as-Sadiq, Mansur al-Hallaj, Rabia al-Basri, Suhrawardi Maqtul, Ibn Arabi, Ibn al-Farid, Sanai, Attar, and Rumi. In the second half of the semester, we will move to a discussion of Islamic mysticisms’ growth over time and beyond the porous borders of Arabia and Iran. The relationship between Sufism and modernism, Sufism and colonialism, and Sufism and post-colonial resistance movements will also constitute a significant part of this course. Issues of gender, sexuality, globalization and pluralism will be discussed throughout the semester. This class assumes no prior knowledge of Islam.

ANS 372, Living Epics of India

31970 • Harzer, Edeltraud 
Meets W 400pm-700pm WEL 3.266 
(also listed as C L 323, R S 341)

The two epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, are an essential part of the living cultural tradition of the Indian subcontinent that has survived for more than two thousand years.  There is no India without these two works.  Both have been preserved in oral as well as textual tradition.  They are brought alive in their performances, whether by storytelling (katha) or annual staging of gigantic theater productions.  The course will explore the cultural and religious aspects of the narratives.  These epics have been most influential in the formation of the values of the Indian peoples.  The Mahabharata, which includes the Bhagavadgita, represents an encyclopedia of the Hindu culture.  Since there are many “tellings” of each, we will sample different ones and study them as sources of information on other areas, such as social and political ideas, as well as a source book for mythology.  We will also compare similar works in other cultures.  These narratives form a living tradition and are normally performed.  As such we shall view videos and live performances as well as study the texts.

Northern Gods, Northern Faiths: Upper-Division Elective

July 1st, 2014
The department of Germanic Studies is offering a really interesting class this fall called Northern Gods, Northern Faiths. The course takes an in depth look at the sagas and epics of the shamanisms and paganisms of the north, and discusses their influences on modern epics like The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. 
 
Although the class is upper-division, they welcome enrollment by lower division students as well.
While the home department is Germanic Studies, the course has many cross listings:
EUS 347 (36655)
HIS 362G( 39727)
REE 345 (45230)
RS 357 (44245)
GSD 361G (38440)
 
The course also carries the Global Cultures Flag (GC). If you’d like a more detailed course description, email me (Joni) and I will send you one.