IE Pre-Graduate School Internship Course

Dear UT Undergraduates:

With registration for next semester coming up in a few weeks, let me tell
you about an exciting internship course.

Are you thinking about whether graduate school is in your future?  Are
you uncertain about what it would be like to be a graduate student and what
academic program may be suited best to your interests and career goals?

If your answer to these questions is yes, you may wish to consider
undertaking the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) “Pre-Graduate School
Internship.”  This internship is open to students in all UT
colleges/schools and departments.  You may earn one, two or three hours
of academic credit (CMS 164M/264M/364M) by participating in the internship.

Attached is a flyer describing the Pre-Graduate School Internship. In
addition, you may read more about this program (including FAQ’s, examples
of internship activities and an easy to complete internship contract) on
the web:

You may also be eligible for a Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Award.
This award is designed to encourage both first generation and
economically disadvantaged undergraduate students to pursue their academic passions
and to seriously consider graduate study.

The awards will be in the form of $1,000 stipends offered to a select
number of qualified undergraduate interns. The award is intended to
support and encourage students to pursue opportunities that further
enrich the Pre-Graduate School Internship experience. (e.g., traveling to
conferences, potential graduate school visits, research endeavors,
supplies, books etc.)

In addition, each intern’s graduate mentor will be awarded a matching
$1,000 stipend through the Division of Diversity and Community
Engagement.  For more information about this award, please go to:

A wonderful video about IE is at:

If after examining these materials you have questions, please feel free
contact me at:

NOTE: Because of the generosity of several UT deans, undergraduates who
their pre-grad internship in programs in the following colleges will be
eligible to receive travel grants to help cover part of the cost of
attending an academic conference (with their grad mentor)– Law, Public
Affairs, Communication, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Business,
Social Work, Education, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts.


Rick Cherwitz
Professor and IE Director

Richard Cherwitz, Ph.D.
Ernest S. Sharpe Centennial Professor, Moody College of Communication
Founder and Director, Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE)
Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement
CMA 7.118B
The University of Texas 1 University Station A1105
Austin, Texas 78712
VOICE: (512) 471-1939   FAX: (512) 471-3504

2016 Maymester deadlines – November 1st

As registration nears, it’s important to note that Maymesters are a part of a student’s spring registration. As well, the deadline is November 1st. Less than one-month away!

Please be advised we have multiple scholarship options for all of these programs that can be found in our Global Assist website, including our First Abroad Scholarship (open to first-generation college students) and Maymester Faculty-Led scholarship (open to students from all colleges/schools). We will be sending more detailed information regarding our scholarship monies this upcoming month.

Here is a list of Maymesters administered by the International Office:

·        Queensland, Australia – Reporting on our Changing Environment (J 346F – Cross-listed with J362F and J395; COM 119 taught by Dr. Kris Wilson)

·        Havana, Cuba – Cuba in Question (SPC 323C – Cross-listed with LAS 328, CL 323, AFR 372G, HIS 363K; LA 119 taught by Dr. Jossianna Arroyo)

·        Prague, Czech Republic – Documentary Photography Storytelling (J 330J – undergraduate; J 395 –graduate taught by Prof. Dennis Darling)

·        Cuenca, Ecuador – Nature, Society, and Sustainability in Ecuador (GRG 323K – Cross-listed with LAS 330 taught by Dr. Gregory Knapp)

·        Cambridge, England – Transport Phenomena in Living Systems (BME 353 taught by Dr. Kenneth Diller)

·        Leeds, England – Sport and English Society (SOC 323M – Cross-listed with KIN 350, EUS 346 taught by Dr. Ben Carrington)

·        London, England – Roots of Social and Economic Justice: An International Perspective (SW 460K – Cross-listed with SW 495K, WGS 441 taught by Prof. Barbara Anderson and Prof. Vicki Packheiser)

·        Milan, Italy – Design in Context  (ART 355 taught by Prof. Kate Catterall)

·        Rome, Italy – Pope Francis’s Catholic Church: The Making of the Modern Papacy (TC 357 – Cross-listed with LAH 350, GOV 329S, cross-listing with RS 329S & HIS 329S taught by Dr. Sean Theriault)

·        Cape Town, South Africa – Urban Economic Development  (HIS 317L taught by Dr. Leonard Moore and Dr. Darren Kelley)

·        Lausanne, Switzerland – Sport and the International Olympic Committee (KIN 353; KIN 311K taught by Dr. Thomas Hunt)

Special Signature Course for Spring 2016

First-year students (who still need a signature course):Prof. Pamela Paxton will be teaching a course on philanthropy, where students will donate at least $50K to charitable organizations they select.   Some details about the registration process for this course are below:

This Signature Course is available by application only.
Interested students should apply online by October 22th.
Students will be notified by the Signature Course office by October 26th if they have been selected for the course.
If selected, the Signature Course office will register them for the course.
Only first-year students who have not yet taken a Signature Course are eligible to apply.

The URL to apply is:

HDF Maymester in Italy

Italy Maymester 2016
HDF 378K: Italian Approaches to Early Childhood Education
May 23 – June 17, 2016
Taught by UT Faculty Member:  Natalie Ammon, Human Development and Family Sciences
Majors:  Open to all majors at UT

Learn about this exciting opportunity at one of our upcoming information sessions:
Tues · October 13, 4:00-5:00pm · GEA 125
Wed · October 21, 6:30-7:30pm · GEA 125
Fri · October 23, 1:00-2:00pm · GEA 125
Thurs · October 29, 1:30-2:30pm · GEA 125

Apply for the Semester in Los Angeles (UTLA) Program

The deadline to apply for the Semester in Los Angeles (UTLA) program for Summer 2016 is Saturday, October 31st at 1:30pm CST.  The UTLA program is open to all UT majors.

An information session will be held on the following date: Tuesday, October 20th@3:00PM CST in CMA 5.136.

This session will be general in nature and intended for anyone with questions about the program, online application, costs, L.A., etc.  Phil Nemy, Executive Director of the UTLA program, will be hosting via video conference.

Future UTLA Application Deadlines:
Fall 2016 – February 15, 2016
Spring 2017 – May 2, 2016

For more information on the Semester in the Los Angeles Program (including a link to the online application), visit here: .

Orientation Advisor Recruitment 2015

Looking for a rewarding, educational, and even life-changing summer job? Interested in making an impact on new students and helping them transition to campus? Apply to become an Orientation Advisor!

OAs support new freshman and transfer students in their transition to UT Austin, gain valuable leadership training, and make lifelong friends. Info sessions start Oct. 13, and you must attend one to receive an application. Learn more at

Volunteer Call: Job and Internship Fair Volunteer Opportunity

Career Services is still seeking volunteers for the Communication Job and Internship Fair that is just around the corner!

As active members of this college, we would really like your assistance in helping us make this fair a memorable experience for employers, students, and staff.
Here are the details of the event and volunteer registration directions…

The fair will be held on Wednesday, Ocotber 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the DKR Stadium.

Below is the direct link to our volunteer registration page on VolunteerSpot.

Please sign up for Fall 2015 Job & Internship Fair – here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click the link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact CCS and we sign you up manually.

You may also gain access to this site by logging onto the Career Services website under “Students” and “Communication Job and Internship Fairs”. Click the link “#careercrewvolunteer” and it will direct you to the registration site.

At the event we will keep track of the volunteers that attend and can inform student organizations of the attendees. Volunteering for the Job and Internship fair is a great opportunity to show involvement and support for the Communication School. We would be thrilled to have you help participate!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Thank you and Hook ‘Em!

Angel G. Cantu, Volunteer Coordinator

Attachments: Fall_2015_Communication_Job_Employer_List.pdf; CCS_Website_Fall_’15_Job&Internship_Fair_Online_AD.jpg

Study Abroad Information

As we enter in to the big Registration advising push I wanted to send you some information for students who express an interest in going abroad.
The first is a set of links and information about Sheffield University in England.  They are going to be a solid option for Journalism, RTF, CMS and even CSD. They also have courses that will work for the BFP program, so ADV/PR, got you covered there.

They’ve been really good about working with our students, so if you are looking through the currently approved credits but don’t see what you’re looking for, they may still have it, just no one has had the course evaluated yet.  So here is the information that you might need, and as always, you can just refer students to me if you don’t want to do the deep dive.  One last thing, since Sheffield is not in London, a lot cheaper, about the same as a semester at UT.  Ok, now the info:
In order to apply, students need to have at least a “B” average or 3.0 GPA in their major and related subjects. As a Study Abroad Programme student they are able to choose from many courses offered by a large number of departments. A full list is availableon our  website:
All details about the Programme, including guaranteed University-owned housing, costs, module information, and details of how to apply are available on our webpages at:
As a Study Abroad Programme student, your students are eligible to apply for one of our Study Abroad Programme Scholarships: . The Richards Study Abroad scholarships are exclusively for UT Austin students.
Our Sheffield fact sheet can be downloaded here:!/file/University-of-Sheffield-July2014.pdf.
Specific information relating to the majors which your students are studying can be found here:

Human Communication Sciences:

Internships abroad!!??  Yep, there is a specific program to send students abroad to do their internships.  I know some of your departments are a bit picky about this, you know who you are, but for anyone that has the option of doing their internship abroad I’ve included a couple of advertisement pieces.  There will also be an information session on Oct. 21st, 4-5pm in BMC 4.206.

Let me know if you have any questions, and as always, thanks for supporting Study Abroad! ✈️

Jeff Hallock, M.S.
Senior Academic Advisor
School of Journalism
Moody College of Communication
University of Texas – Austin

Women in Energy: Perspectives on Business, Law, Policy & Science on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1:30pm

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business
at The University of Texas at Austin Presents


“Women in Energy: Perspectives on Business, Law, Policy, and Science


A panel moderated by Sylvia Kerrigan and featuring Claire Farley, Stephanie Hildebrandt, and Dr. Peggy Wilson Ph.D.


Friday, October 30, 2015, 1:30-2:30 PM
The University of Texas at Austin
Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302
201 East 24th Street
Austin, Texas  78712


Women in Energy Panel moderated by Sylvia Kerrigan (Marathon Oil Corporation), featuring Claire Farley (KKR & Co. L.P.), Stephanie Hildebrandt (Norton Rose Fulbright), and Dr. Peggy Wilson Ph.D. (retired Mobil Oil Corporation). The panel will focus on perspectives on business, law, policy, and science. For more information about our speakers, visit our website.

Refreshments will be provided.

Attendance is free, but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To register for this event, remember to click on the bright green button that says “Register” at the top of this page.

*Lecture is free and open to the public. 



Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business

Center for Women in Law


Global Professional Training: East & Southeast Asia

The International Office is excited to offer Global Professional Training: Communicating, Studying, & Working in East & Southeast Asia.  Please distribute the promotional information below to undergraduate students who may be interested in participating in this free one-day workshop.  Thank you!
Erika Payán Zanetti, Program Coordinator
International Office  |  The University of Texas at Austin  |  (512) 232-9609|  |
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Global Professional Training: Communicating, Studying, & Working in East & Southeast Asia
Date: November 7, 2015
Time: 10:00AM to 7:00PM (includes lunch & dinner)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2015

The Global Professional Training is free. A $100 charge will be posted to your What I Owe account when you register and removed upon successful completion of the retreat.  If you attend, you will never need to pay the charge.

Apply online at  The Deadline is October 15, 2015.

·         Undergraduate students in good standing at UT with demonstrated interest in East and Southeast Asia.
·         International students from East or Southeast Asia who want to connect to other students from your region along with students interested in learning more about your region.

Speakers, training from cross-cultural experts, and networking with peers across campus with similar interests.  Cultural activities.

Visit for more information.


THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY The University of Texas at Austin: International Office and the Center for International Business Education and Research