School of Music Internal Transfer Info Sessions

All students interested in changing into or adding a simultaneous major in music must attend an info session as part of the application process.

Fall 2015 Info Sessions will be on the following dates:
Monday, Sept. 14 @ 5 p.m. in MRH M3.113
Tuesday, Oct. 20 @ 5 p.m. in MRH M3.113
Monday, Nov. 2 @ 5 p.m. in MRH M3.113
Thursday, Nov. 12 @ 5 p.m. in MRH M3.113

More information about our Internal Transfer/Simultaneous Major application process is available here:

http://music.utexas.edu/apply/undergraduate-admissions/internal-transfer-simultaneous-major

Psychology Internal Transfer Info Sessions

Students interested in declaring a psychology major must attend an internal transfer information session and complete the application by the November 1 deadline. You can find more information about internal transfer on the psychology website.

The info sessions listed below are located in BUR 214.

Tuesday, September 22 from 2-3 p.m.
Monday, September 28 from 1-2 p.m.
Friday, October 9 from 3-4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 22 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Friday, October 30 from 9-10 a.m.

Career Opportunities for 9/9/15

Use Keywords to find opportunities that fit YOU!

Keywords: Internship, Part-Time, Paid, Journalism, New York
Employer: Sports Illustrated
Opportunity: Intern
Apply: For more information and instructions to apply go to CareerSource, Job ID: 2433
Deadline: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Keywords: Social Media, Internship, Part-Time, Paid
Employer: iPersonalyze
Opportunity: Social Media/Marketing Coordinator
Apply: For more information and instructions to apply go to CareerSource Job ID: 6101
Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Keywords: Job, Full-Time, Non-Profit, Paid
Employer: Teach For America
Opportunity: Corps Member
Apply: For more information and instructions to apply go to CareerSource Job ID: 6168
Deadline: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Keywords: Internship, Part-Time, Post-Production, Austin
Employer: Golden Arm Media
Opportunity: Post-Production Intern
Apply: For more information and instructions to apply go to CareerSource Job ID: 6265
Deadline: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Keywords: Events, Career Fair, Business
Opportunity: McCombs Undergraduate Career Expo
Date: TODAY!  Wedneday, September 9th
Time: Open to all UT students (not alumni) from 3PM-5PM
Location: Rec Sports Center
Website:  https://msb-utexas-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?mode=list&amp ;cf=expofall2015

Event Entry Requirements:

Students must have a valid UT ID and be wearing professional business attire to enter the expo. We will not let students into the Career Expo if they are not dressed appropriately. Here are the main items that we check in regards to professional attire…please note, this list is not the comprehensive list. Please see our Business Professional Attire Guidelines.

Wear a suit – the material of the jacket must match the material of the slacks or skirt
Suit must be dark grey, navy or black (not a dark purple or other dark colors and we will not let in a light colored suit)
Professional shoes-must match belt/suit color (no brightly-colored or flesh-toned shoes, no boots)
No visible piercings
Hair color cannot be neon or bright colored

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
(512)471.9421
http://moody.utexas.edu/ccs

Announcing the Texas Student Research Showdown

All undergraduate researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are invited to compete for $1,500 in the Texas Student Research Showdown, a video and presentation competition this fall.

In the first round of the Showdown, entrants will create 2-minute videos about their research, to be voted on by UT students. In the final round, the top six students will give 6-minute research presentations to a live audience and judging panel. Winners will receive scholarships to recognize their excellence in research communication. A series of workshops offers support at every step of the process. The 2015 Texas Student Research Showdown Final Round is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302).

Why enter?
We want to help UT’s top students sell their ideas—and their stories as researchers—to a general audience. All entrants will walk away with a 2-minute video that explains their work to friends, family, grad school committees, and future employers. If your video is in the top six, you’ll take part in the Final Round live competition on Nov. 12. A panel of judges will award scholarship prizes for 1st ($1,500), 2nd ($750), and 3rd ($250) place. Prizes will be awarded based on communication skill and the merit of the research.

Why short videos and mini-presentations?
Short videos are ideal for communicating on social media, and mini-presentations of a style similar to short TED talks are perfect for telling the narrative of your work without overwhelming a general audience. If you’ve never communicated in these formats before, that’s okay—we’ll help you learn how. Attend one of our workshops on making a knockout video and talk.

Who can enter?
The Showdown is open to any current UT undergraduate involved in research or creative activity in any major. Your work can be an independent project, or a collaboration with a professor to which you have made substantive contributions.

What are the deadlines?
First Round: Video submissions are due Oct. 5. Voting will take place Oct. 7-21.
Final Round: The live competition will take place Thursday, Nov. 12 at 3:30 p.m.

For more details, visit http://www.utexas.edu/ugs/our/showdown.

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Info sessions and workshops
Information sessions for undergraduates seeking research opportunities have been scheduled for the fall semester. You can view the schedule and sign up, or schedule an advising appointment if you cannot attend or need more help. This semester the OUR is also offering workshops on publishing research as an undergrad and several workshops to help students improve at communicating their work to a general audience. Session topics include making research videos, packaging and “selling” research, and speaking to different audiences.

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Scholarships
Several deadlines for student research scholarships are approaching. The Senate of College Councils offers an Undergraduate Research Grant of $1,000. Check the Senate’s grant website for updated information on how to apply by the deadline of Nov. 2, 2015. The Office of the Vice President for Research also offers $1,000 scholarships to support research in the form of the Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The deadline is Sept. 17, 2015. Interested students may attend an information session Thursday, Sept. 10, from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. in FAC 328. The Office of Undergraduate Research is pleased to offer Research or Conference Travel scholarships, which are awarded to select UT undergraduates to help them pursue research beyond Austin or present their work at a conference. These awards are offered in the fall and spring, and typically range between $100 and $350. Students interested in applying should return the application form by Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.

Archer Fellowship Program information

I want to remind you of the opportunity that the Archer Fellowship Program provides students who are interested in public policy and public service.

What is the Archer Fellowship Program?  The Archer Fellowship Program empowers students from across the The University of Texas System by providing a unique opportunity to live, learn and intern in Washington, D.C. Fellows live on Capitol Hill; earn 15 hours of in-residence credit by taking classes on policy, politics, and advocacy; and pursue a full-time internship. Students may apply their financial aid to the program costs, and a number of scholarships are available to support selected Archer Fellows.

Who should apply? While all applicants should share a passion for policy and public service, we welcome students with diverse backgrounds and policy interests. Current Archer Fellows come from a variety of academic colleges and schools including Liberal Arts, Communications, Natural Sciences and Engineering.
 
Information Sessions and Materials. We will host a number of Information Sessions this fall for prospective students and I invite you to share the message included below with your students. Also, we’ll be making materials deliveries to advising offices in the next few weeks. If you want to be sure that your office is on our list, just send me an email!

Thank you for helping us spread the word about The Archer Fellowship Program.

All my best,
Christine

Christine Anderson, MA
Senior Academic Advisor, Bridging Disciplines Programs
UT Austin Archer Coordinator, Archer Fellowship Program
The University of Texas at Austin
visit: FAC 338  call: 512.232.7564  fax: 512.232.7188

Athletics Mentor/Tutor Positions

The University of Texas at Austin’s Intercollegiate Athletics Department is looking for graduate students to fill Academic Mentor and Tutor positions. Descriptions for the positions are provided below, along with links to the UT Athletics job posting with instructions on how to apply.

Academic Mentors work with students in a structured environment to assist in the development of each student’s ability to effectively transition from high school to college and to develop study skills they will be able to use throughout their college experience. Mentors are assigned a group of students who meet for 2 hours per day, 4-5 days per week. The Academic Mentor works to oversee each student’s daily academic preparation, which includes monitoring individual class progress and attendance in addition to teaching study skills and time management. Ideal Mentor candidates will have prior teaching experience or career goals in education.

Tutors work with students on mastering course specific content and are hired according to the subject area needs of the Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Tutors are scheduled as needed and do not have a guaranteed number of work hours per week. Ideal Tutor candidates will have prior teaching or tutoring experience at the university level as well as a strong and complete working knowledge of the applicable field of study.

In addition to scheduled work hours, Academic Mentors and Tutors are required to attend an orientation session at the beginning of the semester as well as several scheduled meetings throughout the semester. Academic Mentors and Tutors must possess the ability to work positively with students within the boundaries and standards set by the Intercollegiate Athletics Department at The University of Texas and the NCAA.

*Note: These are part-time positions and are paid on an hourly basis. They do not meet the criteria needed for in-state tuition or benefits at the University.

If interested in applying, please follow the following links to the job descriptions and application process:
http://texassports_com.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/2014/6/24/STAFFAcademicMentorSS.pdf?id=3427

http://texassports_com.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/2014/6/24/STUDENTTutorSS.pdf?id=3433

Save the Date: Graduate School Fair, October 6, 2015

Graduate School Fair

October 6

10:00am-2:00pm

Texas Union Ballroom

Meet representatives from graduate programs across the country.  This event is free and open to all majors at UT.

Is Grad School For Me?

October 6

10:30am-11:30am

12:30-1:30pm

Santa Rita Suite (Texas Union)

Panel discussions with UT faculty and graduate students.

Faculty panel: Hear from faculty members in different areas who can tell you what they look for in successful applicants, how they select students, and the different kinds of funding available to students.

Student panel: Current graduate students can tell you what it is like to be a graduate student on the UT campus.  They can also give tips on how to apply to graduate schools and what to expect when dealing with programs.

Learn more about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/116285852058042/

You can RSVP in advance here: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8eKftOoGsSQxxm5

Presented by the Graduate Coordinator Network

UT Admissions Ambassadors

The Undergraduate Admissions Center is hiring new Admissions Ambassadors this fall, and I strongly encourage you to apply!

Admissions Ambassadors give campus tours to prospective students, assist the Office of Admissions in its daily operations, and serve as staff at major campus recruiting events. These Ambassadors are often the first UT students guests will meet when visiting campus.

You can learn more about becoming an Ambassador by attending an information session on September 8th, 9th or 10th at 7:30PM in Jester A121A. Attendance at an information session is not required to apply, but is encouraged so you can learn about the responsibilities and expectations of our Ambassadors.

You can find the application online at https://utexas.app.box.com/ambassador-app. The application will also be available at the information sessions. Application are due by Friday, September 11th at noon to John Hargis Hall or Walter Webb Hall.

If you have any questions about the recruitment and application process, please reach out to Kevin Helgren, kevinhelgren@utexas.edu, and DJ Roberts, david_roberts_junior@utexas.edu. They are the Senior Ambassadors responsible for managing recruitment this year.

Good luck on your application! I hope you have a great semester.

MOODY WRITING SUPPORT PROGRAM

The Writing Support Program is now open to all Moody College students, regardless of your professional field of communication.  Student writing coaches and the director will take half-hour appointments to help you brainstorm the focus of your writing assignment, pull those notes into draft form and polish your final version. Representatives of all communication specialties will be added to the student staff throughout the semester but the current staff of journalism and public relations students is equipped to help anyone write clearly, correctly and concisely. Book your free appointments online at http://moody.utexas.edu/students/moodywriting. Scroll down to the coaches’ photos, click on one and scroll to the appointment link at the end of that person’s bio. Questions? Email diana.dawson@austin.utexas.edu .When we aren’t working with appointments, we also accept drop-ins from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays in BMC 3.322. Please follow us on Twitter @moodywriting to learn about our special events and pick up great writing tips.

Peer Academic Coaching

As we begin the semester, the Sanger Learning Center staff would like to remind students that the Peer Academic Coaching program is open to any student interested in receiving coaching from a trained UT student on how to prepare effectively for UT classes.  Peer coaches are trained by learning specialists, and the program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association.

Participants can expect to learn how to match the ways in which they study to the unique demands of each course. Common topics include note-taking and reading techniques, time management and concentration, and test-taking and test preparation.  Potential participants should be open to trying new study techniques and be willing to meet privately once a week for an hour with a peer coach. Students completing participation in the program have commented, “I’m likely to get higher grades in all my classes,” and “this help has been invaluable to my learning process now and for the rest of my life.”

The cost is covered by the Sanger Learning Center. Participants are admitted to the program on a rolling basis, subject to coach availability.

Students interested in working a coach can apply to the program by completing a short questionnaire located here: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/ugs/my/pac/interest-form/.