“Resume Madness” Sessions

To prepare for our upcoming Career Fair CCS will be having extended walk-in advising days and hours beginning next week. (Please note:  Individual appointments with career advisors will be very limited next week.)

“Resume Madness” will be held:

Monday, March 2nd-Thursday, March 5th, 9:00 am-Noon & 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Monday, March 9th and 10th from 9:00 am-Noon (Note: Mornings ONLY)

The 2015 Spring Communication Job & Internship Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 11th from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the DKR Stadium.

Call for Nominations – Teaching Excellence Award

Dear Moody College Faculty, Staff, and Students:

It is that time of year where we send out the call for nominations for the Teaching Excellence Award given by the Moody College of Communication.  Please submit your nominations to me online at https://utexas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6ywtEdLZTQqNlFH, via email, or in hard copy by Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Anne Reed
Executive Assistant
Dean’s Office, Moody College of Communication
BMC 5.312/A0900

Moody College of Communication
2015 Teaching Excellence Award
Nomination Form

Name of the full-time faculty member:  (this includes non-tenure track and tenure-track positions) _____________________________________________________

Department of faculty member: _____________________________________________________

Course(s) you have had with the faculty member:


I am: ____staff ____faculty ____undergraduate student ____graduate student

Nomination must include a minimum of one paragraph stating why you think this faculty member is an excellent teacher.  Factors you might consider are teaching style, availability, knowledge of subject matter, ability to motivate students, etc.

Why is this faculty member the BEST teacher you’ve had?

Nomination Deadline:  Thursday, March 12, 2015

Actuarial Science Panel Wednesday March 4th at 5:30pm

CNS Center for First-­‐Year Advising presents

an    Actuarial Science Panel

Are you interested in learning more about the Actuarial profession directly from professionals in the field? This workshop is open to both prospective and current students!

Date: Wednesday, March 4th Time: 5:30-­‐6:30pm Location: WCH 1.108

Food will be provided.



Center for First-Year Advising

Student Services Main Desk

WCH First Floor

Vick Center March Workshops

RSVP utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/events

Green Careers Panel
Tuesday, March 3 • 6-7:30 p.m. • JES A115
Learn about careers in sustainability from professionals already in the fi eld! Panelists come from a wide variety of areas in sustainability including non-profits and education.

LinkedIn & Career Exploration 101
Wednesday, March 4 • 12-1 p.m. • FAC 327
Tuesday, March 31 • 4-5 p.m. • FAC 327
Unsure about what careers you’d like to pursue? Learn how to utilize LinkedIn, a professional networking site, to explore your options and see what careers UT alums are pursuing. This is an interactive session in a computer lab and space is limited.

Teaching English Abroad
Thursday March 5 • 5-6 p.m. • JES A115
Are you interested in teaching English abroad? Come talk to ESL professionals about their
experiences. Learn about current opportunities and Cambridge University’s ESL certification program, given here at UT.

Writing a Personal Statement for Internal Transfer Applications
Monday, March 9 • 4-5 p.m. • JES A309
Learn strategies to write a strong personal statement for competitive internal transfer applications.

Rapid Resume Review at Vick Center

Bring in your resume drafts for Internships, Internal Transfer Applications, Graduate School, Part-time Jobs!

**Bring a hard copy of your resume with you**

Join us for 10-15 minute consultations in JES A115:
Tuesday, February 24th 1 pm – 4 pm
Wednesday, February 25th 1 pm – 4 pm
Thursday, February 26th 1 pm – 4 pm



Our spring 2015 Student Success Workshop listing can now be found at:

We are offering both the more academic-based workshops as well as the mental health/interpersonal-type workshops, but they are all listed together on the website.  All workshops require an RSVP; the link to RSVP can be accessed on the webpage. RSVPs are now open.

SAVE the DATE: Health Professions Fair next Wednesday, Feb 25!

I hope you will join us for the Health Professions Fair next week:

Wednesday, February 25
10:00 – 2:30
REC SPORTS GYMNASIUM (Next to the Stadium)

7 Dental Schools
8 Physician Assistant Programs
9 Physical Therapy Programs
6 Occupational Therapy Programs
9 Pharmacy Schools
4 Optometry Schools
4 Veterinary Schools
4 Public Health Programs
3 Natural Medicine/Chinese Medicine
25 Medical Schools

PLUS Post-Bacc Options and other health-related career options!  More details (including a link to the list of participants) available here: https://cns.utexas.edu/health-professions/events-workshops/health-professions-fair

Please join us!

Lesley Riley, MS | Director
Health Professions Office
The University of Texas at Austin
Main: 512.471.3172 | lriley@austin.utexas.edu | PAI 5.03
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lesleyriley1

Career Opportunities for 2/18/15

Use Keywords to find opportunities that fit YOU!

Keywords: Internship,  Part-Time, Social Media
Employer: WTA – Chicago Title
Opportunity: SUMMER Marketing Intern
Apply: For more information and instructions to apply go to CareerSource, Job ID: 5158
Deadline: TOMORROW! Thursday, February 19, 2015

Keywords: Paid, Job, Full-Time, Marketing
Employer: ZL Technologies
Opportunity: Associate – Marketing
Apply: For more information and instructions to apply go to CareerSource Job ID: 5252
Deadline: TODAY, Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Keywords: Job, Creative, Part-Time, Paid
Employer: UT Austin – Division of Housing and Food Service
Opportunity: Student Associate –  Digital and Print Publishing/Graphics/Web Specialist
Apply: For more information and instructions to apply go to CareerSource Job ID: 5242
Deadline: Monday, February 23, 2015

Event: Info Session: ISNetworld
Opportunity: A career at ISN brings unrivaled opportunity for professional development and growth. Our employees work with cutting edge technology and leading businesses around the world. ISN’s collaborative environment fosters an environment to learn and refine new skills in a fast-paced company that grows exponentially every year. Learn who we are, where we’ve come from, where we’re going and who we hire. At ISN, every career is an opportunity to excel.

Date: Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Time: 12pm-1pm
Location: CMA 2.106

Event: Young & Rubicam Group Resume Clinic
Opportunity: Y&R is a marketing and communications company specializing in advertising, digital and social media, sales promotion, direct marketing and brand identity consulting.
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to have your resume reviewed by a Y&R recruiter before the Career Fair!
Sign ups are on taken on a first come, first served basis.

Date: Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Time: 3pm-5pm
Location: Communication Career Services Office

Event: Workshop: Strategies to Master the Career Fair
Overview: What should I say? How do I introduce myself? How do I land an internship?
Attending a career fair is intimidating, whether it’s your first time or fourth time. Come practice strategies for successfully pitching yourself at a fair, learn what a recruiter needs to know about you, and discover how to establish a professional network.

Date: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 and Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: BMC 2.508

Event: Career Fair: Spring 2015 Communication Job & Internship Fair
Opportunity: The Spring 2015 Communication is open to all majors and alumni.  Professional dress is required.  Visit CareerSource for the current list of attending employers.
Date: Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: DKR Stadium-8th Floor, The Club

Need accommodations? If you need accommodations for any of the above events, please contact ccsrecruit@austin.utexas.edu or at 512-471-9421 five business days in advance.

Need prep help? Resume, Cover Letter, Interview, etc. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a CCS career advisor, stop by our offices in BMC 2.302 or call us at 512-471-9421. Drop-in advising is available during the fall and spring semesters, every Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 pm and Wednesday from 9:00 – 11:00 am on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop-in advising appointments are limited to 15 minutes.

Communication Career Services (CCS) does not specifically endorse the opportunities and programs we publicize or employers who recruit students and alumni through our recruiting services. We encourage all job and internship seekers to research programs, opportunities, organizations and employers thoroughly before submitting applications.

Thank you,
Jennifer Hinojosa
Recruiting Services Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin | Communication Career Services

Writing Center internship opportunity for students

Information about RHE 368C “Writing Center Internship”

Fall 2015   •   John Ruszkiewicz


RHE 368C is a course designed to prepare students to serve as peer tutors in the Undergraduate Writing Center (UWC). During the first part of the term, the class covers issues relating to writing center theory and practice. Students analyze the goals and practices of writing centers; examine elements of contemporary rhetorical and composition theory (including the writing process); survey typical course syllabi and assignments; and review basics of grammar, mechanics, and usage. There is one major research assignment (6-8 pages) and numerous shorter online projects in this writing flag course. During the final five weeks of RHE 368C, members of the class work under supervision for six hours a week as consultants (unpaid) in the Undergraduate Writing Center.


Why do students take RHE 368C?

To become eligible to work as paid consultants in the UWC and to gain practice as writing tutors. Students in RHE 368 students are supervised and reviewed by the staff in the UWC during their internship period. Taking the course in itself, however, does not guarantee UWC employment.


Who may take RHE 368C?

Any undergraduate who meets the course pre-requisites (completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework) and gains permission from the instructor to register for the course. Priority is given to students who can give the UWC several semesters of service as a tutor. We actively seek students from across various majors and disciplines, especially from the sciences and business.


Why do I need instructor permission to take RHE 368C?

To serve as effective tutors, UWC interns must have appropriate writing and personal skills. RHE 368C is not a course for students seeking to improve marginal writing abilities.


How do I get permission to take RHE 368C?

Before the official registration period, email Professor Ruszkiewicz at <jr@austin.utexas.edu> indicating that you would like permission to register for his section of RHE 368C. Be sure to mention your major and class rank (sophomore, junior, senior). Attach one or more brief writing samples to this email. This work should represent your recent academic or professional writing. You may, for example, include a research paper, a detailed lab report, or an article you have written for The Daily Texan or other campus publications.


You also need to ask a college instructor familiar with your academic work to send Professor Ruszkiewicz an email recommendation. Just a very brief endorsement is all that is necessary, not a full letter of recommendation.


After you have submitted the writing sample, Professor Ruszkiewicz may schedule an interview with you in Calhoun 202. Following your interview, you will be notified whether your admission to the course has been approved, wait-listed, or not recommended. Admission to the class is usually very competitive, but you are encouraged to apply if interested. Email Professor Ruszkiewicz with any additional questions.

Academic Improvement Scholarship

Academic Improvement Scholarship

Due March 4th, 2015 at 11:59 PM to senateacademicimprovement@gmail.com

The Academic Improvement Scholarship is designed to reward students who show significant improvement in academics despite performing poorly in previous academic years. The Senate of College Councils is proud to offer $500 scholarships to two qualifying students in Spring 2015. To be eligible, you should have had a GPA below around 2.75 in a previous semester and improved your GPA in the coming semesters. An applicant must have made significant improvements to their GPA, and should have made steps to ensure that they retain this academic success with the use of academic resources (e.g. Sanger Learning Center, Writing Center, etc.).

The application is due Wednesday, March 4th at 11:59 PM. All applications must be submitted to senateacademicimprovement@gmail.com, with an unofficial transcript or academic summary included (scan and attach). Please also attach a resume and sign the release form at the bottom of the application to verify your academic performance. Your application will not be considered unless you have submitted the appropriate paperwork. Please submit all of these items through email in a single document attachment (i.e. single PDF file) if possible.

You will be notified by Friday, March 6th of the status of your application. If selected, your interview will take place the following week.

If selected to be a recipient of The Academic Improvement Scholarship, you will be ineligible to receive the award a second time.

f you have any questions please email senateacademicimprovement@gmail.com. We look forward to your application:  Academic Improvement Scholarship Application