Mexico Summer/Fall extended deadline to March 10

The summer and fall Mexico exchange programs have an extended application deadline of March 10th, 2016.

MEXICO STUDY ABROAD:

·        Affordable programs – total cost is less than studying in Austin (financial aid applies)

·        Courses offered in English and Spanish

·        Improve Spanish with lower division language courses

·        Internships

·        Research placements

·        Great courses for Business, BFP, Economics, Finance, History, Latin American Studies, Engineering, Government, Communications and more!

·        Location: Mexico City or Queretaro

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Mexico Study Abroad page: http://world.utexas.edu/abroad/programs/mexico

Make an appointment: http://world.utexas.edu/abroad/advising

Challenging Student Writing Position

COLLEGE MAGAZINE STUDENT WRITER

We’re seeking ambitious writers who are passionate about the college experience. As a staff writer for College Magazine, you’ll capture campus life through weekly creative articles. Staff writers begin with a training program to learn the ins and outs of online journalism while building a portfolio. Working closely with our editors, you’ll improve your writing and ultimately uncover your unique voice. The opportunity is 10 hours a week. It’s an intensive, and challenging writing experience. Our graduates have gone on to careers at Mashable, Industry Dive, NBC, Seventeen Magazine, Allure, Redbook, Rachel Ray Magazine and Washingtonian. We welcome applicants from all majors. Previous writing experience for a college-level publication is a plus.

To Apply: Please send your resume and a writing sample to editorial@collegemagazine.com. Subject line: Student Writer Position

Deadline: March 1, 2016 by 6 p.m. EST
Position Dates: March 15, 2016 – September 15, 2016

STUDY ABROAD IN RIO – EXTENDED DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22nd

EXTENDED DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22nd
2016 SUMMER STUDY ABROAD

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Black Diaspora in the Americas

June 5 – July 1, 2016

Info about the program: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/llilas/student-programs/study-abroad.php

Course dates are June 5th through July 1st, 2016. Application extended deadline is Feb. 22nd. During the program, students will volunteer with the NGO Criola and its affiliates. Criola serves black women, teenagers and girls in Rio de Janeiro. Students receive 3 credits for LAS W324L/ANT W324/AFR W321 (undergraduate) or ANT 391 (graduate) – Black Diaspora in the Americas. Students are also required to take ANT W379 – Research in Black Diaspora. Scholarships available through CoLA, AADS, LLILAS and others.

Associate Professor Vargas is a native Brazilian who has worked for over 15 years on gendered dynamics of race in both Brazil and the United States. He has collaborated with Criola on this program for almost a decade.

To learn more about the program and application requirements, please contact Carla Silva-Muhammad, program coordinator.

Study Abroad Summer 2016 Program Deadline Extended – March 1

The Summer Deadline for Study Abroad programs has been extended until Tuesday, March 1.

Unbelievable low cost programs around the world with several UT credit options for Business Foundation, IRG tracks, Foreign Languages and many more!

As well, our fall affiliate and exchange programs deadline is March 1st.

INTERNSHIPS: UT Study Abroad offers generous stipends to support students pursuing internships in East Asia. If you know of students who are planning on interning in one of the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam please encourage them to apply for the Freeman Stipend for Internships in Asia. Internships must be at least 6 weeks in length.

Average award amounts range from $2000 to $4000.

The deadline to apply is March 1st.

Students can contact Mona Syed at msyed@austin.utexas.edu with further questions.

Find more here:  http://world.utexas.edu/abroad

Rapid Resume Review Next Week!

The Vick Center wanted to send a quick reminder that we will be hosting rapid resume review next week to help students prepare their resume for internal transfer applications, internships, part-time jobs, or graduate school applications. Students can drop in between 1-4pm on Wednesday Feb 24th, Thursday Feb 25th, and Friday Feb 26th with a printed copy of their resume for a 10-15 minute consultation.

Academic Improvement Scholarship

My name is Caity Campbell and I am an at-large representative from the Senate of College Councils. Every year our committee, Recruitment and Retention, gives out two $500 scholarships to two hardworking students who have shown significant improvement in their academics. Students who are qualified for this are those who have attended at least 2 semesters at UT and could be a sophomore, junior, or senior. The student must have had at least a 2.75 GPA two semesters ago and have improved significantly the next semester (GPA-wise). We also look at how the students utilized campus resources to help them improve their GPA. The due date of the application is Wednesday, March 2nd at 11:59 pm.

Attached below is the application for the scholarship. The application also requires an unofficial transcript and must be submitted to senateacademicimprovement@gmail.com.
AIS application
Thank you and I hope that you would forward this great scholarship opportunity to your students.

Best,

Caity Campbell
Recruitment and Retention At-Large

CCS: Career Opportunities for 2/10/16

Keywords: Workshop, Career Fair
Workshop: Strategies to Master the Career Fair
Dates & Times: Wed., February 17 at 5pm and Thurs., February 18 at 5pm
Location: BMC 2.508
Description: 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 you need to have ready by the time of the event, and discover the value of establishing a professional network at the Spring 2016 Career Fair on February 24th.  The first 25 students to RSVP to attend on CareerSource and attend the workshop will receive a FREE resume padfolio.

Keywords: Info Session, Denius, Music Industry
Info Session: Wofford Denius Music Industry Internship Scholarship
Dates & Times: Thurs., February 18 at 6pm
Location: BMC 2.508
Description: Thinking about applying for the Wofford Denius Music Industry Internship Scholarship? Learn what makes for a great application for this very competitive scholarship.

Keywords: Events, Info Session
Info Session: TV Writers Studio with Screenwriter Norman Steinberg
Dates & Times: Wednesday, February 17 at 5pm
Location: BMC 3.204
Description: Join Emmy winner and “Blazing Saddles” screen writer Norman Steinberg to learn about the TV Writers Studio, a two-year writing program at LIU’s Brooklyn campus.  About the TV Writers Studio: The TV Writers Studio (TVWS) at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus is a two-year, writing intensive curriculum that leads to an MFA in Writing & Producing for Television. Thus far, two UT Austin students have enrolled in the program, which leads to an MFA in Writing & Producing for Television.

Keywords: Events, Info Session
Info Session: Oscar Mayer – Kraft Foods Division
Dates & Times: Wednesday, February 18 at 5pm
Location: CMA 3.120
Description: Do you cut the mustard?
WHAT?

Work for one of America’s most recognizable brands
Put your PR and Marketing experience to work
Get paid to do it
Find out more at www.oscarmayer.com
WHO?
Outgoing, creative, friendly graduating seniors
Applicants with BA or BS as of June 1, 2016
Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply
Keywords: Events, Communication, Career Fair
Career Fair: Spring 2016 Communication Job & Internship Fair
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 24 from 10am-3pm
Location: UT Recreational Sports Center, 2nd Floor

Description: The UT Austin Spring 2016 Communication Job & Internship Fair is in two weeks and all students are welcome!

The career fair is a great way to get started on your job or internship search.  This semester’s fair will be held on Wednesday, February 24th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in UT Recreational Sports Center. With over 85 employers scheduled to attend including PepsiCo, Denstu Aegis Network, Energy BBDO, KLRU-TV, Razorfish, and Susan G. Komen Austin, this fair is sure to be a great one! Be sure to dress to impress and bring enough resumes to give to your favorite companies. Professional dress is required.

Don’t forget to download the app!  If you downloaded the Moody Career Fair App in for the Fall Career Fair simply update the app to see the current list of attending employers and career opportunities. Search “Moody Career Fair” on iTunes or the Google Playstore.

Volunteer Opportunity: As active members and leaders of this college, we would really like your assistance in helping us make this a memorable experience for employers, students, and staff.

The fair will be held on Wednesday, February 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at UT Recreational Sports Center.  Click the direct link to our volunteer registration page on VolunteerSpot.   http://vols.pt/WxSh1G

Please sign up for Spring 2016 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!

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!

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 Herrity
Recruiting Services Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin | Communication Career Services
(512)471.9421
http://moody.utexas.edu/ccs

Free Speech Essay Contest

Greetings,

I’m writing to ask you to please help spread the word about a Free Speech Essay Contest exclusively for UT undergraduates. Anything you could do to promote this opportunity to our students would be much appreciated.

Students must write on one of two questions, one concerning Freedom of Speech in relation to Religious Expression; the other, Freedom of Academic Speech.

On the Contest:
Essays must be between 1400-2500 words. The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 22nd, 2016.

First prize is $1500; second prize is $1000; third prize is $700. The first-prize essay will also be considered for possible publication in the College of Liberal Arts magazine, Life & Letters.

The contest is co-sponsored by the BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism and the Department of Philosophy. Complete details about rules and the specific essay questions are available at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/bbtobjectivism/essay-contest/

Questions? Contact Clair LaVaye at c.lavaye@utexas.edu

Thanks very much for your help in spreading the word.

Free Speech – Let’s talk about it …

GSC Workshop Schedule

GSC Education Program: Open Workshops, Spring 2016
*Or request a workshop for your organization:
http://tinyurl.com/GSCWorkshopRequest

Being Queer on Campus, Presented by Peers for Pride
3/2, Wednesday, 3:30-4:45, Location TBA
3/4, Friday, 9:30-10:30, Location TBA
Undergraduate peer educators conduct this workshop by performing and facilitating discussion of fictional and realistic scenes of experiences of queer students on campus. This workshop generates participants’ capacity to witness, describe, and practice bystander intervention in intersectional oppression of queer people on campus in order to make our campus safer and more inclusive.

Transgender & Genderqueer Identities
3/10, Thursday, 11a-12:30p, SZB 284
*RSVP to hogank@austin.utexas.edu
In this workshop we will talk about transgender identities, an umbrella term used by people of many different identities whose gender identity and/or expression differ from their birth-assigned gender. You will learn a little bit about the history and work of trans advocates, and we will build your understanding of and practice strategies for interrupting transphobia, transmisogyny, and cisgenderism (both inside and outside of LGBTQA+ communities). We will brainstorm actions for supporting the work of trans advocates to make UT a more welcoming place for trans people.

Identifying & Interrupting Everyday Sexism
3/24, Thursday, 11a-12:30p, SZB 284
*RSVP to hogank@austin.utexas.edu
Workshop participants will learn about and practice identifying how sexism affects each of us. We will discuss what sexism is, how—in large and small ways—it diminishes women’s and femme people’s quality of life, and how different women and femme people experience sexism differently. We will talk about how sexism affects people of all genders through social expectations about gender roles and gender expression. This interactive workshop also engages participants in describing how racism, homophobia, and transphobia amplify and are interconnected with sexism.

Practicing Allyship: Resources to Support LGBTQA+ People (Ally Toolkit Part 2)
4/7, Thursday, 11a-1p, CLA 1.302D, OR
4/28, Thursday, 11a-1p, CLA 1.302D
*Ally Toolkit Part 1 required to attend Practicing Allyship; RSVP to hogank@austin.utexas.edu
In this workshop you will learn and brainstorm strategies for applying your knowledge about LGBTQA+ realities to improve your advocacy to make UT a more welcoming place for LGBTQA+ communities. At the end of this workshop, you will have the opportunity to sign the Ally Program Pledge. Prerequisite: LGBTQA+ Identities: Core Issues within LGBTQA+ Communities (Ally Toolkit Part 1). Note: This workshop is available only for people who self-select or volunteer to attend. If you supervise someone whom you would like to see build their familiarity with LGBTQA+ terms and concepts, please advise them to attend the LGBTQA+ Identities (Ally Toolkit Part 1) workshop.

Being Queer on Campus, Final Workshops by Peers for Pride
5/3, Tuesday, 4:30-5:30, Location TBA
5/4, Wednesday, 3:30-4:45, Location TBA
Undergraduate peer educators conduct this workshop by performing and facilitating discussion of fictional and realistic scenes of experiences of queer students on campus. This workshop generates participants’ capacity to witness, describe, and practice bystander intervention in intersectional oppression of queer people on campus in order to make our campus safer and more inclusive.

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 May 1 deadline. You can find more information about internal transfer on the psychology website.

The info sessions listed below are located in BUR 214.

Friday, March 25 from 1-2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29 from 2-3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 6 from 3-4 p.m.
Thursday, April 14 from 10-11 a.m.
Monday, April 18 from 9-10 a.m.
Friday, April 29 from 2-3 p.m.