BHP Sophomore Transfer Sessions

BHP will be hosting a few Sophomore Transfer Information Sessions in the weeks to come. Please feel free to pass this information along to any of your current freshman students who might be interested in adding BHP as a major. You can also pass along my email to any students who might have specific questions.

BHP Sophomore Transfer Information Sessions
Thursday, March 2 (CBA 4.304) @ 5:15pm
Monday, March 6 (CBA 4.304) @ 5:15pm

Learn more about the application process and the program
Meet the recruiting team
Ask questions about BHP student life


Paul Pritchett| Admissions & Recruiting Coordinator
Business Honors Program
McCombs School of Business | The University of Texas at Austin
CBA 2.312 | Direct: 512.471.7501 | Main: 512.475.6325

Volunteer Opportunity in the School of Nursing

UT Nursing – Speed Simulations

It will soon be time for our Nursing Students to begin their Speed Simulation Experiences,
which also means we need Volunteers to portray “fellow nursing, medical staff, and families.”
This exercise will teach our students what is involved in Emergency Situations once they enter the workforce.
Dates and Times:

Thursday, March 9th  from 12:45-3:00 & 3:00-5:00.
Thursday, March 30th from 12:45-3:00 & 3:00-5:00.

There are two spots available each day, but you are welcome to sign up for the entire shift from 12:45-5:00.
If this is the case, please add your name to both spots on the sign up.

UT School of Nursing
4th floor Simulation Lab
Room 4.106E

If you are interested in volunteering for this great nursing experience, please sign up here: S2 Simulation Experience Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to pose as Family Members, Charge Nurses, Physicians or Respiratory Therapists who are aiding our student nurses in providing emergency care.
Also incorporated in the Simulation Experience are some brief descriptions of the role you will provide. The faculty encourage open participation to let your acting ability to fly.
It is good to have students play out challenging communication scenarios, such as, family not understanding and/or scared patients, etc in challenging situations.

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on Simulation Experience Volunteers
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

DeAnna Baker  |  Technical Project Assistant, 5.102F  |  1710 Red River St. | Austin, Texas 78701  |  512-471-7961  |
The University of Texas at Austin-School of Nursing  |  Learning Enhancement and Academic Progress (LEAP) Center

UT Entrepreneurship Week

Join us for UT Entrepreneurship Week!

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UT Entrepreneurship Week (UTEWeek) provides a SXSW interactive-type experience to students over the course of five days. Each day includes a variety of panels, workshops, and other events designed to expose students to entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity.

DAY 1 – Monday 2/27

Dropout Lunch & Learn
We’re kicking off #UTEWeek with a panel featuring Austin-based entrepreneurs who abandoned the classroom to work on their dreams full time. Come hear stories from the founders of Favor Delivery, Mutual Mobile, and GroupThreads (previously Texas Custom Apparel). Free lunch will be served!
12:00pm – SAC 2.120

She Started It Screening – Herb Kelleher Center
Join us for an exclusive screening of She Started It, a documentary following 5 women entrepreneurs as they power full steam ahead into the startup world empowering the next generation of women founders.
4:00pm – SAC Auditorium

Women in Entrepreneurship Panel – Herb Kelleher Center
Panelists: Jordan Jones – Founder of Packed Party, Chantal Pittman – COO of Unique Influence (co-founded OnePoint Communications and io Lighting), Amy Porter – Founder and CEO at AffiniPay
5:00pm – SAC Auditorium

SNAP Kitchen CMO
Tressie Lieberman, Chief Marketing Officer at Snap Kitchen, a UT alumnus, will be giving a presentation on Intrapeneurship vs. Entrepreneurship and will be sharing her experience transitioning from a senior position at a large company (Taco Bell) to a smaller startup.
7:00pm – SAC Auditorium

DAY 2 – Tuesday 2/28

Startup Office Hours
Here’s your chance to meet Bob Metcalfe, Louise Epstein, Mark McDermott and many professors who’ve started their own businesses. Did we mention – Central Market catering for Breakfast?
8:00am to 11:00am – SAC 2.120

When the Ball Goes Flat: Student-Athletes Turned Entrepreneurs
Sanya Richards-Ross??? (Executive Producer, Glam and Gold)???, Selvin Young (Owner, Custom Food Truck Builders), and Drew Gressett??? (Founder, Hat Creek Burgers) return to ???the 40 Acres to ???discuss entrepreneurship with Daron K. Roberts, Founding Director of ???Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation.
5:00pm – SAC 2.304 (Black Box Theater)

Houseparty: A Conversation With CEO & Co-Founder Ben Rubin
CEO and Co-Founder of Houseparty (formerly Meerkat) Ben Rubin will come to campus to share his thoughts on live video, his unique launch strategy, and more. This conversation will be moderated by Fitz Tepper, a reporter at TechCrunch.
6:30pm – SAC Auditorium

DAY 3 – Wednesday 3/1

Freshman Founders Demo Day
Free Maudies! 20 Freshman Founders will pitch the ventures that they have been working on since the Fall semester. What’s at stake? A 3 month coworking membership at Capital Factory. Best of all, there will be Maudie’s TexMex provided! Come by and support the Founders and cheer for your favorite pitches. Judged by: Bob Metcalfe, JD Weinstein, Louise Epstein, Rick Orr, Josh Alexander.
11:00am to 1pm – SAC 2.302 (Legislative Assembly Room)

Virtual Reality Lab with Samsung VR
This is your chance to experience VR and 360 Video content from local Austin VR startups, ranging from gaming to film, concerts, education, and more. Through this event, we aim to expose hundred of students creators, developers, filmmakers, and artists to VR as an exciting path for entrepreneurship.
5:00pm – SAC 2.304 (Black Box Theater)

Rooster Teeth Panel
Rooster Teeth began in 2003 with 5 guys who wanted to make videos about Halo. Now, Rooster Teeth is a 250+ person company with over 25 million subscribers, a full length movie, multiple video games, and more. The panel will include: Matt Hullum (CEO), Burnie Burns (CCO), Chris Demaris (Head Writer for Live Action), Barbara Dunkelman (Director of Social and Community Marketing), Lindsay Jones (Achievement Hunter/ Actor)
7:00pm – SAC Ballroom

DAY 4 – Thursday 3/2

Social Entrepreneurship Panel
Whether it’s non-profit or for-profit, founding a company based on social good is more than just a trend. It’s changing our perspective on how organizations can give back. Stephen Garten – Founder of Charity Charge, Tim and Agatha Scott – Co-Founders of Mitscoots Outfitters, Ian Stanely – Founder of Fixt Water.
11:30am – SAC 1.106

LEA Co-Lab Opening Ceremony
Come celebrate the opening of the First on campus co-working space!
4:30pm – 2609 University Ave.

UT Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner
Private Event, attendees must purchase a ticket
5pm – Union Quadrangle Room

Brought to you by Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency, an arm of Student Government dedicated to fostering and supporting entrepreneurship on the 40 Acres ????

Best Regards,
Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency

Health Professions Personal Statement Workshops

Health Professions Personal Statement Workshops
Presented by the Health Professions Office and the University Writing Center

Content Brainstorming & Planning Workshop
Interactive session with Pre-Health Professions Coach and UWC Writing Consultant
Friday,  March 3
Noon – 1:00 PM
WEL  2.246
RSVP on the HPO Events & Workshops page.

Writing & Revising Lab
Drop-in writing lab with UWC Writing Consultants
Bring brainstorming notes and ideas or a personal statement draft.  You can be at any stage of the writing process.
Friday, March 31
Drop-in from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PCL:  Learning Lab 2

Personal Statement Brainstorming and Planning Resources can be found on the HPO web site.

Vick Center March Events & Rapid Resume Review

The Vick Center is excited to remind you about our Rapid Resume Review event happening this Thursday and Friday, and next Monday from 1-4pm in our office (JES A115). Students preparing resumes for internal transfer or graduate school applications, part-time jobs, or internships can bring a printed copy of their resume and receive a quick 10-15 minute review on a first-come, first-served basis.

We have also attached our exciting events for March and would love your help advertising them to any interested students.

Writing Effective Internal Transfer Essays
Tuesday, March 7 • 5-6 p.m. • SZB 416
Learn tips about how to write an effective internal transfer application.

Becoming a Mental Health Professional
Thursday, March 23 • 5-6 p.m. • SZB 296
Explore different paths to becoming a licensed mental health professional and how to find graduate programs that will lead to licensure. All majors welcome!

Graduate School Planning
Tuesday, March 28 • 5-6:30 p.m. • SZB 296
Thinking about applying to graduate school? Learn about the application process and how to select graduate programs.

Tech Career Panel
Wednesday, March 29 • 6-7:30 p.m. • UTC 3.104
No Computer Science degree? No problem. Interact with professionals in the tech field without CS degrees, and find out how they got there.

Have a wonderful week!


EMILY CALLINAN, M.A., Career Counselor
The University of Texas at Austin | School of Undergraduate Studies | JES A115
Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling | 512-232-8400

Intersectional Advocacy: Queer, Trans, and Feminist Identities in Changing Political Climates

Please share with folks you think would be interested in presenting at the conference and attending the conference. The conference will be sliding scale donation (no one will be turned away b/c of cost) and will be the weekend of March 31st in the Student Activity Center at UT Austin. If you have questions, or would like to volunteer please email Registration will go live March 1st.

Call for Workshop Submissions 2017
The Feminist Action Project and Queer and Trans Student Alliance (QTSA) at UT Austin is hosting our first ever combined conference on March 31 through April 1 in the UT Student Activities Center. This year we’ve chosen the theme “Intersectional Advocacy: Queer, Trans, and Feminist Identities in Changing Political Climates” in an attempt to frame the dialogues previously proffered by both the Feminist Action Project Conference and the Queer Texas Conference in light of current political events.We are currently accepting proposals for both workshops and panel talks. Submissions should address either LGBTQA+ identities and cultures or intersectional feminisms (or both!) and encompass concepts that transcend the dialogue found in everyday media. We are looking for proposals that create a modern, intersectional framework our attendees can utilize in their everyday activisms. Whether it is a presentation, round-table discussion, or interactive seminar, all proposals are welcome.

We want to include the experiences and perspectives of both students and community members, prioritize 101-level introductions to theories and movements, highlight the complexities and intersections of identities in relation to the queer, trans, feminist, and other activist communities, and put a special emphasis on language and space.

Some suggested topics are:
-Voices and Stories of people of color
-101-level introductions
-Queer, Trans, and Feminist advocacy and activism
-Trans-inclusive feminism
-Sex positivity
-Social media activism
-Health and healthcare for queer, trans, and femme individuals
-Intersections with other activist movements (for example #BlackLivesMatter)
-Media representation of feminist, trans, and queer communities
-Local, regional, national, worldwide policy, legislation, and activism
-Allyship, advocacy, solidarity to activist communities

Keep in mind that workshops will run approximately an hour and we anticipate 25-35 individuals to attend each session.

Please submit all proposals to us by March 1, 2017 at 5:00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

2017 NEW Leadership™ Texas Summer Institute (apply by 3/20/17)

NEW Leadership™ Texas dates: June 1-6, 2017
If you are interested in having a greater representation of women in elected office and/or are considering a career in politics, policymaking, or public service, please apply to this week long residential summer institute.

NEW Leadership™ Texas is a non-partisan intensive six-day residential program that will educate you about politics and policy-making and will inspire you to get involved in the political process.

During the NEW Leadership™ Texas summer institute you will:

▪ Meet with successful women leaders to discuss politics, public policy and the importance of women’s leadership.
▪ Participate in skills-building workshops on networking, public speaking and strategic communication.
▪ Network with a diverse group of women who share a commitment to shaping the public agenda and making a difference in their communities.

Each NEW Leadership™ Texas class includes students from a wide range of racial, ethnic, educational, political and economic backgrounds from colleges and universities all over Texas. During the institute, students interact with people who have different ideas and life experiences. NEW Leadership™ Texas provides students with a safe space where they can respectfully address issues of diversity and discuss the difficulties associated with leadership in a diverse society.

Who should apply?

▪ Undergraduate women enrolled in any Texas college or university for 2016-2017, or are graduating in May 2017;
▪ Texas residents attending out-of-state schools;
▪ All majors are welcome;
▪ Women of color and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Whether or not you think you want to run for elected office, if you desire to create positive change in your community. YOU SHOULD APPLY!
Space is limited. Participants will be selected based on their commitment to women’s leadership and their interest in public affairs generally.

No cost to YOU!
There is no direct cost to students. All program materials, meals, and lodging are provided. However, as part of the application process you will be required to request $500 from your school for the program fee.
We do have a limited number of scholarships available for students who are unable to obtain funding from their schools.

Women make up 51% of the population
and 53% of all voters…..
Yet congress is only 19.4% female!
And in Texas, only 19.9% of the Texas Legislature are women!

Want to change that?

Women’s involvement in elective office, public policy, and all aspects of public service is a matter of justice and equity and is imperative for a vital democracy. We should all care deeply about the lack of women in political leadership roles both in the United States and globally. Women possess new perspectives and values that can revitalize and transform public debates and policy.

For questions, please contact Nancy Ewert, Program Coordinator
Center for Women’s & Gender Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

More information on NEW Leadership™ Texas here

Free Speech Essay Contest


The Department of Philosophy and The BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism are excited to announce our annual Free Speech Essay Contest open exclusively to UT undgrads.

Deadline for submission is March 6, 2017.

All UT undergraduate students are eligible to participate.

Prizes range from $700-$1500.

The topics this year concern:
•   Hate speech
•   Classifications of speech

For the specific questions and more details please visit our website –

There you will find the requirements for formatting and submission of materials.

Please help us spread the word to students.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like some bookmarks to pass out.

Thank you.

Roxy Becker
The University of Texas
Department of Philosophy
2210 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712 WAG 231

Family Orientation Student Staff Positions

Texas Parents is now accepting applications for the Family Orientation student staff positions. As you know, our staff equips new Longhorn families with the tools to transition to UT while at Family Orientation. I know you would like to see your colleges/schools/units represented on our student team. Please pass along information to students you work with and invite your colleagues to do the same.

Interested students can visit the Texas Parents website for job details and the application. If individuals have questions and/or want more detailed information regarding the positions, we are offering three Information Sessions. Here are the details about the Info sessions:

Information Meeting #1
Wednesday, February 15
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Student Services Building Glenn Maloney Room G1.310

Information Meeting #2
Tuesday, February 21
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Gregory Gym Games Room 3.120

Information Meeting #3
Thursday, March 2
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Gregory Gym Games Room 3.120

Thank you for your help in recruiting outstanding student leaders to apply to be a part the Family Orientation Student Staff!


REED C. RALLOJAY, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Family Orientation and Events
The University of Texas at Austin  |  Texas Parents  |  512-471-8262  | |