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 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 |



Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session Wednesday, May 6th

April 24th, 2015


Wednesday, May 6,from 3-4pm, CLA 0.128

Fulbright awards graduating seniors, recent graduates and alumni to travel for academic work in all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the performing and creative arts.  A number of countries also offer grants for those who wish to serve as English teaching assistants.

If your students aren’t quite ready, the competition happens every year, and we’d like to put the Fulbright Program in exceptional students’ minds as a goal to strive for after graduation!


INFO SESSION: Wed, April 15, 2015, 3-4pm, CLA 0.128 on UT Campus

INFO SESSION: Wed, May 6, 2015, 3-4pm, CLA 0.128 on UT Campus


UT APPLICATION CAMPUS DEADLINE:  Wed, September 2, 2015                               


COMMITTEE INTERVIEWS: Mon-Fri, Sep 14-18 and 21-25, 2015 in the UT Austin International Office, 2400 Nueces St, Suite B, Austin, TX 78705, ROOM 104     

NATIONAL ONLINE APPLICATION DUE:  Tuesday, October 13, 4PM Central Time


The Fine Print:

The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2015.  The Fulbright U.S. Student program is open to graduate students at all levels, undergraduates who will have completed their degree by the beginning of the grant period (for most countries, Sept. 1, 2015) and non-students who hold a bachelor’s degree.  The program is restricted to U.S. citizens.  The grants are for study and research abroad, and are available for most countries.  Grants are awarded for all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the performing and creative arts.  A number of countries also offer grants for those who wish to serve as English teaching assistants.

Deadlines and Procedures:

  1. Potential applicants must register with us, by completing the FULBRIGHT REGISTRATION SURVEY 2016-2017:

The survey will ask the applicant’s name, contact information, academic status (i.e., undergrad, grad, alumnus), country or region of interest, and area of study or research topic.

  1. The applicant should go to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website

(http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html) for country summaries, information about preparing an application, and, starting May 1, to begin the online application process.

  1. The applicant should also review our campus website:


  1. Campus Deadline: The applicant must submit copies of all application materials electronically to our office by 2 PM on September 3. Interviews are tentatively scheduled between September 14 and September 25.  While the deadline for final submission to the national office has not yet been announced, my expectation is that it will be around mid-October 2015.

Again, I invite you to encourage eligible and interested students (and alumni) to consider applying.  For the most recent statistical year (2014-15), UT Austin ranked in the top 25 of Doctoral and Research institutions, with 13 or our 57 applicants receiving the grant. UT Austin’s award percentage per applicant that year was nearly 23%.  As a Fulbrighter myself (Brazil, 1990), I can testify to the lifelong value of this extraordinary program, and I am hoping that we can make that experience available to your students as well.


Lindsay Hale, Ph.D.

University Extension | Continuing Education

Chair, Fulbright U.S. Student Program Campus Committee

Two Jobs at Consulate-General of Japan in Houston

April 24th, 2015

Accounting/Administrative Clerk

Title:  Accounting/Administrative Clerk

Benefits:  Paid vacation, medical/dental insurance, US federal and some Japanese
national holidays

Working hours:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday *some evenings and weekends required 
for special events and receptions

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • General accounting duties – process bills and checks, support accounting personnel
  • Administrative duties – insurance, health check-up, office supplies and machines, building maintenance request, office ID and parking card, official bank account, filing
  • Official cars’ scheduling
  • Receive/Dispatch official cargo
  • Translation and Interpretation (Japanese – English)
  • Other administrative duties and assisting the diplomats with day-to-day work.

Required Qualifications:

  • US citizen or US permanent residency holders
  • Advanced Japanese language reading and writing skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Strong computer skills. Must be proficient in common software, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Accounting (favorable)

 Consulate-General of Japan in Houston, 909 Fannin Street, Suite 3000, Houston TX 77010

To Apply:
 Interested candidates should mail, fax, or e-mail their resume and cover letter to Ms. Shiori Nakamura (Fax: (713) 651-7822, E-mail: cgj.joboffer.admin@ho.mofa.go.jp). Deadline for submission is Friday May 1, 2015. Please do not call with regard to your application status.


Clerk for Consular Section

Title:  Clerk for Consular Section

Benefits:  Paid vacation, medical/dental insurance, US federal and some Japanese
national holidays

Working hours:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday *some evenings and weekends required 
for special events and receptions

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
 Under general supervision, the clerk performs all of consular service assistant functions. Typical tasks are:

  • Assistance in Japanese passport service
  • Assistance in visa service
  • Assistance in Japanese citizenship service (birth, marriage, divorce, nationality, etc.)
  • Assistance in help, support and protection services for Japanese living in Texas and Oklahoma
  • Assistance in Japanese election service
  • Other consular duties and assisting the diplomats with day-to-day work.

Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizen or US permanent residency holders
  • English Language Fluency is required and Japanese Language Fluency is
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Must be proficient in computer skills such as Microsoft word, Excel, Internet, and Emails.
  • Must be able to take business trips and work over time.

 Consulate-General of Japan in Houston, 909 Fannin Street, Suite 3000, Houston TX 77010

To Apply:
 Interested candidates should mail, fax, or e-mail their resume, passport, a vaid US visa or s valid US permanent resident card (Green card) and cover letter to Consular Section. 
(Please be imformed that we won’t be returning your resume) 
(Fax: (713) 651-7822, E-mail: cgj.joboffer.ryoji@ho.mofa.go.jp).
Deadline for submission is Friday May 13, 2015. Please do not call with regard to your application status.

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of 4/23 – 4/29

April 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.


National Instruments – Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 5,000 employees worldwide and direct operations in more than 40 countries. NI is frequently recognized for its friendly and inspiring work environment by such publications as FORTUNE, BusinessWeek, and Electronic Design. NI is currently hiring for technical writers (click here to apply)  as well as technical writer interns (click here to apply).


You currently have access to 20,600+ 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 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.

  • 4/23 – Stepping Stone School, Early Childhood Education/Preschool Teacher,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8251
  • 4/24 – Texas 4000, Multiple Positions
  • 4/24 – Caritas of Austin, Veteran Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10237
  • 4/24 – JCPenney Company, Inc., Planning & Merchandising Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8922
  • 4/24 – The Boon Group, Marketing Intern,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10212
  • 4/24 – Houston ISD Alternative, Effective Teacher Fellowship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10132
  • 4/24 – JCPenney Company, Inc., Assistant Buyer Trainee,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8921
  • 4/24 – American Cancer Society, Bilingual (Spanish) Cancer Information Specialist,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10192
  • 4/26 – North Star Resource Group, Financial Advisor Training Program,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10215
  • 4/28 – AXA Advisors, Financial Advisor,  BTT Gateway Job ID 10073
  • 4/29 – National Instruments, Technical Writer,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9854
  • 4/29 – National Instruments, Technical Writer Internship,  BTT Gateway Job ID 9855

EVENTS for the week of April 23

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

  • 4/27 – Liberal Arts + Entrepreneurship: A conversation with Dr. John Butler, CLA 1.302B, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


HireUTexas, UT’s job board, currently has jobs and internships posted since April 16.  Access HireUTexas here to explore these opportunities and for job descriptions and application details. Attached below 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.


Credit Internship Course Available for UT Students

April 23rd, 2015


Register for the Liberal Arts Career Institute (LACI) internship course to earn academic credit that will fulfill the credit requirement while helping you make the most of the internship.

Course Description

LACI 101: Credit Internship Course is a one-credit, web-based course designed to complement your internship experience.  Assignments will be completed each week and uploaded to our online course site, Canvas.


This course is open to eligible students from UT Austin, regardless of major, and students from other colleges/universities. This course is also open to UT Austin Liberal Arts students interested in saving on the summer tuition cost when interning at a site that requires credit.

Explore the eligibility details [here]. You may be eligible to enroll if you:

  • are a currently-enrolled UT Austin student;
  • have 12 or more credit hours;
  • have a 2.0 or higher GPA; and
  • are not on scholastic or disciplinary dismissal or probation.

Internship sites are evaluated on a case-by-case basis on the criteria outlined at the link above.


This internship course is available on a credit/no-credit basis. The credit awarded is UT Austin Liberal Arts lower-division elective credit through University Extension (UEX). Transfer of credit is solely at the discretion of your home institution.

Hours Requirement

During the summer term, you must intern a minimum of 14 hours per week for a minimum of 9 weeks between the first and last class day.

Summer 2014 Dates: June 5-August 15, 2014

During the fall and spring semesters, you must intern a minimum of 10 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks between the first and last class day.

Fall Dates: August 27 – December 5, 2015

Spring Dates: January 20 – May 8, 2016

Application Deadlines

Explore the application deadlines [here].

Summer 2015 Application Deadline: June 10, 2015

Fall 2015 Application Deadline: September 7, 2015

Spring 2016 Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

How to Register

The LACI internship course has a seven-step application process. Due to the extensive application process, we highly recommend that you start your application well in advance of the application deadline.

Explore the application steps and start your application [here].  



The University of Texas at Austin | College of Liberal Arts | 512.471.7900 | lacs@austin.utexas.edu



WGS Summer Courses

April 23rd, 2015

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is offering two exciting summer courses for the first summer session!

WGS f350 – Feminist Theory

Dr. Matt Richardson

MTWTHF 11:30AM – 1:00PM

MEZ 2.122

Unique #s:

WGS 350 – 87515

AFR 372C – 80744

Feminist theory with selections from women’s and gender studies scholars. Recommended feminist theory course for women’s and gender studies majors. Explores the history, foundational ideas, and subsequent theoretical developments that guide contemporary black studies.  Open to all majors during the summer semester!

*Writing Flag.


WGS f335 – U.S. Lesbian/Gay History, 20th Century

Dr. Mollie Marchione

MTWTHF 10:00AM – 11:30AM

GDC 2.502

Unique #s:

WGS 335 – 87495

AMS 370 – 80865

HIS 365G – 84260

What can we learn from U.S. history about gender and sexuality?

This course will use lectures, readings, films, class discussion, and written assignments to explore this question as we trace the social, cultural, and political history of same-sex desire in the U.S., primarily in the 20th century. Major topics include the growth of lesbian and gay communities or sub-cultures and the persistence of racial, class and gender difference within and among them.

*Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.

*Writing and Cultural Diversity Flags.

Engineering Internal Transfer Application is Live

April 21st, 2015

The Cockrell School of Engineering Internal Transfer Application for Summer/Fall 2015 is live, and closes on May 15.

If you wish to apply, please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to http://www.engr.utexas.edu/undergraduate/admissions/changeofmajor 
  • After making sure that you understand ALL of the information on this page, click on “online application” in the top paragraph and log in with your UT EID.*
  • If you have not yet completed the Internal Transfer Quiz, you will be prompted to do so.  After completing the quiz, you may proceed to the application.
  • Though not required, you may click on each of the majors listed to access G4and get a better understanding of how long it would take you to complete that degree.
  • Select your proposed major or majors and click on the “Submit application” button.
  • Check the order of your proposed major(s) and rerank if necessary.
  • You may go back to your application and rerank your proposed majors any time before the May 15 deadline, if need be.

*After logging in, if you see a message which indicates that you do not currently meet all of the requirements, please go back to the Internal Transfer webpage and reread the requirements listed in the Application Deadlines section.  You may make an appointment to discuss your current situation and/or the application appeal process with an advisor at the Engineering Student Services (ESS) Office by calling 512-471-4321.

LACS Summer and Fall Courses

April 21st, 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 summer and fall career courses.


Online Internship Course Details 

LA f110wb (first-term) | Unique #80585 | Application Deadline: 6/5/15 at 4pm

LA 320wb (whole session) | Unique #80590 | Application Deadline: 6/5/15 at 4pm

LA s110wb (second-term) | Unique #80610 | Application Deadline: 7/14/15 at 4pm

UEX (LACI 101) | Whole Session | Application Deadline: 6/10/15

This course is a good option for students who: 1) are taking the course solely because the employer requires credit; 2) are not planning to take summer courses other than the internship course; and 3) want to save on the cost of summer tuition. Learn more: http://goo.gl/kWp6Ov


Online Internship Course — Course Details 

LA 320wb | Unique #29410 | Application Deadline: 8/31/15 at 4pm

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

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

Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 PM, Sept 16 – Nov 4 | FAC 18 | Unique #29210

Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM, Sept 17 – Nov 5 | FAC 18 | Unique #29215

This 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/

Sanskrit Open House

April 17th, 2015

Ever wanted to learn more about Sanskrit, the language of Yoga, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Ramayana, the Upanisads, and so much more in the long history of India?  Join us for an open house and free pizza to explore Sanskrit courses and resources at UT.  Meet with current faculty and students and learn about this beautiful, fascinating, and important language and culture in world history.

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Friday, April 17, 12-1pm

For more information on this event or Sanskrit studies at UT, contact Prof. Don Davis, drdj@austin.utexas.edu.

Sanskrit: It’s like Yoga for your brain

संस्कृतं विना न शान्तिः

Invitation to Participate in Experiments in Economic Decision Making

April 17th, 2015

If you want to participate in experiments in economic decision making and earn substantial amount of money, please sign up at: https://www.laits.utexas.edu/orsee/public

Several experimental sessions will be held between April 15 to April 30. After signing up, you will be invited to specific sessions. After registering at the link given in the flyer, to be included in a particular session, please send an email at: ecoexp@utexas.edu.. See the attached flyer for details.


Swagata Bhattacharjee

PhD Candidate

Department of Economics

UT Austin