International Student Financial Aid Opportunity

Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know of an opportunity for any international students you may interact with:

The 2016-2017 General ISSS Financial Aid Award from the International Office provides up to $2,500/semester for the fall and spring, and up to $1,500 in the summer semester for eligible international students. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for this award!

Please spread the word to any interested international students you may work with/advise who qualify. Any questions regarding the award can be directed to me, Phuoc Bui, at

PHUOC BUI,  Support Services Advisor, International Student & Scholar Services
International Office  |  The University of Texas at Austin  |  (512) 232-4314  |  |
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CCS: Career Opportunities for 4/20/16

Use Keywords to find opportunities that fit YOU!

NOTE: Walk-In Advising for TODAY, Wednesday, April 20 has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Keywords: Job, Full-time, Paid, Journalism, Internships, Summer, Open sign-up
Employer: Southern Newspapers, Inc.
Opportunity: On-campus interviews help on Thursday, April 28 for jobs and internships for photojournalists, graphic designers, feature writers, magazine editors, sports reporters and editors, copy editors, news reporters and more at any of Souther Newspapers Inc’s 14 newspaper in Texas and Alabama.
Apply: For more information and instructions to apply go to CareerSource – Campus Interviews I Qualify For
Deadline: Monday, April 25

Keywords: Internship, Summer, Copywriter, Austin
Employer: Dun & Bradstreet
Opportunity: Austin Copywriter Intern
Apply: For more information and instructions to apply go to CareerSource – Campus Interviews I Qualify For
Deadline: Monday, April 25

Keywords: Info Session, Internship, Austin
Info Session: REALITY-Radio
Dates & Times: TODAY, Wednesday, April 20 from 5pm-6pm
Location: BMC 3.204
Description: Reality-Radio will be hosting an information session to discuss upcoming internship opportunities with the website,

Keywords: Info Session, Advertising
Info Session: Droga5
Dates & Times: Thursday, April 21 from 5pm-6pm
Location: BMC 3.206
Description: Droga5 is an independent advertising network that is creatively led, strategically driven, digitally native, and humanity obsessed.  Their clients include industry-leading brands like Google, Under Armour, Blizzard Entertainment, Unicef- T-Mobile, and Diet Coke.  Droga5 will be on campus to provide a company overview and give students advice about how to prep for the real world.

Keywords: Job Search
Workshop: Navigating the Job & Internship Search
Dates & Times: TODAY, Wednesday, April 20 at 5pm & Thursday, April 21 at 5pm
Location: BMC 2.508
Description: Learn search strategies that will help you find a job or internship while also developing your understanding of the communication industry.  In this workshop you can expect to learn about different internship job boards that are tailored to your search, how to identify and act on internship leads, how to identify skills gaps based on job postings, and how to widen your knowledge of companies in your area of interest.  Additionally, we will review Moody College-specific data that will help you set the bar for your professional goals before you graduate.

Keywords: Career Exploration
Employer Site Visits: Career Connect: Dallas
Dates & Times: Monday, May 9 at 7am through Tuesday, May 10 at 5pm; Students must be available for both days.
Description: Communication Career Services is taking 20 students to visit employer works sites in Dallas, TX – PepsiCo, Republic Editorial, and The Richards Group – for an opportunity to learn more about their industries, recruiting processes, and partake in a unique networking event.  Interested students must RSVP for this event on CareerSource!  Students are required to use the transportation and lodging provided by Communication Career Services.

Need accommodations? If you need accommodations for any of the above events, please contact 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-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.

Consider taking PBH 317- Intro to Public Health for Fall 2016

TAKE PBH 317, Intro to Public Health, in FALL 2016!

No prerequisites!  Open to all UT students!  Unrestricted!
New Professor! More interactive and guest speakers!

Depending on your path, it can count for different degrees or certificates:
First PBH class, if you are interested in the BS PBH degree
Pre-Health Professions certificate
NEW Business of Healthcare certificate
Bridging Disciplines Program-Social Inequality Health & Policy
BS Human Biology degree, Social Aspects of Health and Disease Concentration
Nutrition and Public Health Degree
Carries Ethics and Leadership Flag

Two sections offered – TTH 8 – 9:30 am and TTH 9:30 – 11 am
Learn about the exciting field of public health and career opportunities
Meet public health professionals and “do” public health in the community

This is your gateway to the Public Health major.  Students love this degree!

Reminder: Dallas Employer Site Visits Sign-ups are underway

Reminder: Registration has begun for Career Connect: Dallas Employer Site Visits!

Career Connect is expanding to Dallas!  Communication Career Services has coordinated employer site visits to companies in the post-production, sales, distribution, and advertising & public relations industries. 20 Moody College of Communication students will be given the opportunity to participate in Career Connect: Dallas, offering site visits to three employer located in Dallas on Monday, May 9, 2016 and Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  You must be available both days to attend.

There are multiple benefits to participating in employer site visits.  Visiting an employer site exposes students to recruiters working in positions and companies in which they are interested and obtain insight to what work life will be like.

Career Connect: Dallas
Date: Monday, May 9 – Tuesday, May 10, 2016. We depart Monday at 7am and will return Tuesday by 5pm.
Employers: PepsiCo, Republic Editorial, The Richards Group
Total Seats available: 20
Refundable Deposit: $75 – All travel expenses including transportation, hotel, and food will be covered by CCS.

How to Register
Step 1: Login into CareerSource
Step 2: Click Events from the Menu
Step 3: Select Career Fairs – Communication Career Services; Keyword Career Connect
Step 4: Register!
Step 5: Submit a $75 deposit via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) or by check. If paying by credit card, you can submit your payment at the point of your registration, or you can make your payment via phone by calling Communication Career Services at 512-471-9421. If paying by check, your payment must be received by Communication Career Services in BMC 2.302 before your space is confirmed. Checks must be made payable to “Communication Career Services.”
Step 6: Submit your resume to for review.
All participating students are required to attend a Pre-Departure Info Session.
Note: All attending students are required to be transported from UT to the employer site visits on a chartered bus and stay in the hotel provided by Communication Career Services.

The deadline to cancel your reservation is Friday, April 29. If you decided to cancel your reservation, please contact Communication Career Services as soon as possible so a student on the waitlist can attend.

Visit for more information and to see upcoming employer visit schedules.

Best of luck,
Communication Career Services

Summer 16: Feminist Theory (open to all majors)

(Open to All Majors during Summer 16.  Pre-requisites automatically waived.)

WGS f350, Unique #: 86527
Writing Flag!

MTWTHF · 10:00 – 11:30 AM · GDC 2.502
This course carries a writing flag. The advent of third-wave feminism in the mid-nineties corresponds with the rise of Internet use in the U.S., and feminist activism in the 21st century is deeply intertwined with digital technology. In this course, we will explore how controversies taking place in and through the blogosphere, social media, hashtag activism, video gaming tropes, memes, and mobile technologies shape third-wave feminist activism and its call for inclusiveness of LGBTQA people and people of color. Using texts and controversies sparked by Rebecca Walker, Roxane Gay, Anita Sarkeesian, Mia McKenzie, and Lindy West as touchstones, students will write about feminist activism online as well as create their own activist campaigns using a digital platform.

Hostelling International Travel Scholarship

Hostelling International – Austin is offering four $2,000 travel scholarships open to individuals, ages 18-30, who will engage in an educational or service learning component during their trip. The program is called Explore the World, and it’s administered by the nonprofit organization, Hostelling International USA (HI USA). HI USA is committed to creating a more tolerant world, and these scholarships create a whole new breed of young travelers inspired to make the world a better place, but lack the financial means to go abroad. The application deadline is May 15, and the application can be accessed online at

There will be an open house to learn more about the hosteling experience, travel, and volunteer opportunities on April 29th. More details at

For questions, contact Chelsea Cates at

Invite to Lavender Graduation!

Lavender Graduation & LGBT Alumni Celebration
When: Wednesday 5/18, 4-7pm
Where: Student Activities Center Ballroom (SAC 2.410) & The Etter-Harbin Alumni Center (2110 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, TX 78712)

Registration for Lavender Graduation is now LIVE!!! Click here to register to attend.

Lavender Graduation is a special graduation ceremony that honors the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally students on campus.

Lavender Graduation is co-hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Center and the UT Queer Students Alliance (QSA). Our goal is to provide a venue to demonstrate the success of our community members in a personal, entertaining and celebratory way. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony includes:

Exhilarating speeches from UT faculty, administrators, students, and alumni; the chance to cross the lavender stage to celebrate your success and to receive a Lavender Graduation certificate as well as a rainbow tassel; and music, cake and food to share with friends, family and well-wishers!

Do you want to show your support even though you are not graduating?

Attend the event, and bring your friends! Sign up on the GSC listserv to get updates and reminders closer to the event.

Would you like to volunteer at Lavender Graduation?

Every year we rely heavily on volunteers to make this event happen.  Students, staff and faculty are welcome to help make this a successful event by providing assistance with event set up and clean up. Email us to learn how you can help, or get on our mailing list:!



Here to Help You This Spring and Summer with Student Concerns

As finals and graduation approaches, we wanted to take a moment to remind all academic advisors about our valuable graduate and undergraduate student services.

Neutral & Confidential
As a neutral and confidential resource on campus, we help students with problem solving and conflict resolution. We listen to student concerns, and help to address their academic and student-life needs.

Supporting Your Role
Common issues that students speak with us that are related to your role include:
Grade disputes
Scholastic dishonesty or conduct issues
Student conflicts with instructors, processes, departments, or other students
Enrollment or registration problems
Graduate level problems with dissertation/thesis committees or faculty advising

Keep Us in Mind
Our goal is to serve any student who is struggling with concerns like those mentioned above – both academic and non-academic – with impartiality, fairness, objectivity, tact, and respect.

Contact our office if you have any questions or would like more information about our services. You can access additional resources via our website at or by calling our confidential line: 512-471-3825.

Wishing you the best in the remainder of the semester and into summer,

Brittany Linton

BRITTANY LINTON, M.A., Student Ombudsperson & Director
The University of Texas at Austin | Office of the Student Ombuds | 512-471-3825 |

Fall BDP 101 Forum Seminars

Bridging Disciplines Programs • FAC 338 • 512-232-7564

Upcoming topics include:

Digital Art s and Media
Health Inequality
Public Policy
Professional Ethics
Human Rights
Museum Studies

• BDP 101 Forum Seminars and BDP 319 are open to all Freshmen and Sophomores
and to students in the Bridging Disciplines Programs.
• BDP 101 courses meet once a week for two hours for the first half of the semester.

Fall 2016
BDP 101: Exploring Digital Arts & Media (61720)
W 5:00-7:00pm • MRH 2.634 • Professor Jack Stamps
Exploring Digital Arts & Media is a Bridging Disciplines Forum Seminar and one-credit course that aims to present a broad survey of digital art and media. For most of the eight seminars there will be a guest speaker in the first hour then in the second hour there will be a lecture/discussion period based on the presenter’s work and on the general topic. Students in this course will learn about the many areas of specialization that the phrase “digital art & media” covers ranging from the Internet to game design.

BDP 101: Health Inequality in Childhood and Adolescence (61725)
W 4:30-6:30pm • BEL 858 • Professor Keryn Pasch
Health inequality in childhood and adolescence appears in all stages of the human life course as a function of the stratification of American society by race, social class, gender, and other factors. In childhood and adolescence, inequalities emerge in mental health, obesity, health behavior, and other aspects of health that lay a foundation for the even greater inequalities in health, including life expectancy, that characterize adult populations. Thus, combating early health inequalities can have long-term, lasting effects on the general well-being of American society as a whole. Because the first step in combating such early health inequalities is to understand them, this seminar will investigate in detail the various inequalities in health that arise and persist during the early life course by listening to experts from the health field, reading research articles on health, and discussing both the causes of health problems and possible methods of preventing such problems.

BDP 101: Introduction to Public Policy (61730)
T 2:00-4:00pm • SRH 3.350 • Professor Edwin Dorn
The Bridging Disciplines Program in Public Policy has two goals: to introduce you to a substantive arena of policy, and to familiarize you with the policy-making process. Underlying these goals is an attitude toward the sources of change in a society, which is this: major transformations do not always begin with powerful leaders or large institutions; often, they begin with a scientific discovery or an act of protest. A journalist’s inquiry into the effects of agricultural chemicals, for example, gave rise to the environmental movement; and a black woman’s refusal to yield her bus seat to a white man galvanized the civil rights movement. In other words, this BDP provides insights into how change happens.

BDP 101: Professional Ethics in Law, Business, and Medicine (61735)
W 3:00-5:00pm • TNH 2.114 • Professor John Dzienkowski
This course presents and critically examines the regulation of professional ethics in three distinct professions. It compares and contrasts how the professions of law, business, and medicine address similar ethical dilemmas. We will examine the rules, the policies, and seek to determine the instrumental and intrinsic justifications underlying the rules. Students write three 3-page papers on ethical dilemmas presented in the three professions and a 10-page paper on an ethics issue in an area of their choice.

BDP 319: Human Rights: Theories & Practice (61740)
TTH 12:30-2:00pm • GAR 2.112 • Professor Barbara Harlow
This course will introduce students to the interdisciplinary study and practices of human rights at home and around the world. Drawing on materials from the humanities, social sciences, law, fine arts, and public policy, the course will engage both historical precedents and contemporary debates over the relevance of a human rights discourse to academic inquiry and extracurricular advocacy. Divided into five sections, the syllabus is designed not only to encourage a broad understanding of human rights’ emergence into current
public policy and persistent humanitarian narratives, but to facilitate as well the opportunity to research these concerns through specific topical examples, both issue-oriented and regionally-grounded.

BDP 319: Museum Studies (61745)
TTH 9:30-11:00am • CLA 0.106 • Professor Chris Bell & Professor Julia Guernsey
This class, one of the foundation courses in the Museum Studies portfolio, is designed to introduce students to some of the main issues in museum studies and practices. The course will explore these issues through a focus on both art and natural history museums and their practices of collecting and display. Topics to be considered include issues of cultural heritage, the legalities of collecting, who “owns” specimens and works of art, the legacies of colonialism, issues of classification, and the relationship between collecting and global conflict.

Bridging Disciplines Programs • FAC 338 • 512-232-7564

CCS Topic Workshop : Navigating the Job and Internship Search

Navigating the Job and Internship Search
Wednesday, April 20 from 5 – 6 p.m. in BMC2.508
Thursday, April 21 from 5 – 6 p.m in BMC2.508
Learn search strategies that will help you find a job or internship while also developing your understanding of the communication industry. In this workshop you can learn about different search boards, how to identify internship leads, how to address skills gaps, and widen your knowledge of companies in your area of interest.