Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of 4/3 – 4/9

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:  https://www.myinterfase.com/lacs/student/

Don’t have an account? Register with LACS to access opportunities and to learn about our events, services and resources: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/lacs/services/connections/btt

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

* Nonprofit & Public Sector Career Fair:  Thursday, April 7, 11 AM – 3 PM, Texas Union Ballroom. Get help preparing for the fair: Prep Workshop, Tuesday, April 5, 5 – 6 PM, MEZ B0.306.

* 2011 Spring Career & Internship Fair: Wednesday, April 13, 11 AM – 3 PM, Texas Union Ballroom.  Make the Most of the Career Fair Workshop: Monday, April 11, 4 – 5 PM, FAC 18.

*  Resume Roadshow – Next Week! Need resume help but don’t have time to pop into LACS? No problem – we’ll come to you. Bring a copy of your resume to the Resume Roadshow for quick resume help. Look for the LACS tent on 4/6 & 4/7, 12 – 2 PM between BAT and MEZ.

APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of April 3rd:

Search these Job or Schedule IDs in BTT Gateway for details and to apply, https://www.myinterfase.com/lacs/student/

The following are just a sample of the many jobs and internships you will find in BTT Gateway!

4/4 – Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Management Trainee:  Application Deadline, Schedule ID 355

4/4 – Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Summer Internship: Application Deadline, Schedule ID 355

4/8 – Calpine Corporation, Intern Analyst: Application Deadline, Job ID 4991

4/8 – MindSwarms, Business Intern: Application Deadline, Job ID 4975

4/9 – Technical Risk Underwriters, Risk Analyst Application Deadline, Job ID  4970

EVENTS for the week of April 3rd:

Details available under “Career Events” in BTT Gateway, https://www.myinterfase.com/lacs/student/

4/5 – Teacher Education Career Fair:  From 9-11:30 a.m. in the Frank Erwin Center.  Come meet with over 100 recruiting entities from Texas and other states.  All Majors are Welcome!

4/5 – National Instruments, Information Session: From 6:30-7:30 p.m. in MEZ 1.204. Join recruiters to network, learn more about employment opportunities, and enjoy food and refreshments.

4/5 – How to Make the Most of the Nonprofit & Government Career Fair (Hosted by LIVESTRONG): From 5-6 p.m. in MEZ B0.306.  Come learn strategies and ways you can prepare for this Career Fair from a recruiter with LIVESTRONG!

4/6 – Resume Roadshow: From noon-2 p.m. between BAT and MEZ on the Six-Pack. Come and meet the LACS team and have your resume instantly reviewed!

4/7 – Resume Roadshow: From noon-2 p.m. between BAT and MEZ on the Six-Pack. Come and meet the LACS team and have your resume instantly reviewed!

4/7 – 2011 Nonprofit & Government Career Fair:  From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Texas Union Ballroom.  Attend this Fair to meet with a variety of nonprofit and government employers to find out more about their available opportunities.

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.

Apply for Junior Fellows

The Junior Fellows Program was begun in 1959 by Harry Ransom as a means of encouraging academic excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences.  At that time it was essentially an honor society to which students were elected at the end of their freshman year.  Over the years, the Junior Fellows has evolved into a society of juniors and seniors from the University at large who are engaged in independent research projects under the direction of members of the faculty.

Fellows are required to attend meetings of the group, held every other week in both the fall and spring semesters. Besides project presentations, meetings feature discussions led by eminent scholars from on and off campus. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in field trips, seminars, and other academic activities.

It is possible to earn academic credit for work done as a Junior Fellow, by enrolling in the appropriate conference course with the supervising professor. For example, Humanities and Plan II majors usually use their senior theses as their Junior Fellows projects. Students pursuing Special Honors in their major use the honors thesis number. Other non-honors courses are also available, for example ARH 376, E 367C, CH 475K, RTF 336. Fellows should register for the course that is approved by their advisers, fits into their degree plans, and has the right format for the chosen topic. Funds are available to assist Fellows with expenses involved in their research. There is also some money available for Fellows who can demonstrate financial need.

Application Procedure

Application is open to any qualified student from any program on campus who will have completed 60 hours prior to the Fall semester. Junior Fellows normally have a GPA of at least 3.75, but outstanding students whose abilities are manifested in other ways should not hesitate to apply. Although administered by the College of Liberal Arts, the program is open to all qualified students on campus. Many students from outside Liberal Arts are presently members and the diversity of interests is exactly what makes this group so interesting!

For more information about the program and its requirements, please see the website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/Honors.php#Jfellow or contact Dr. Larry Carver (carver@austin.utexas.edu) in the Plan I Honors Office by email or phone at 471-3458.

Needed: Student Mentors for Honors Colloquium

The University Honors Center invites UT Austin students (including those who are graduating this May!) to apply for a position as an Honors Colloquium student mentor for the 30th annual Honors Colloquium, held July 21-23, 2011.

The Honors Colloquium is a three-day recruiting event, which takes place on The University of Texas at Austin campus and is designed to introduce outstanding rising high school seniors to life at the university while encouraging them to apply to UT.

Student mentors are a critical component to our program. They interact with participants and provide support for Colloquium activities. Most importantly, they have fun! As an additional incentive, we offer stipends for student mentors, in addition to meals and a room in Jester for the duration of the program.

You may learn more about the position and application here:

http://www.utexas.edu/ugs/hc/mentor

All materials must be submitted online by April 7, 2011 at 5 p.m.