Volunteer at Captains Academy: Teach Leadership to High School Athletes

Captains Academy

Leadership Training for AISD Sports Captains

Captains Academy is a leadership training program designed to enhance the capacity development for high school sports captains. Available to any high school team sports captain in the Austin Independent School District, over 500 high school captains have completed the program to date.

On October 3rd, we are hosting our eighth Captains Academy session and are in search of ten small group facilitators to help deliver the training. Commitment involves one facilitator training and the Academy itself. The facilitator training will equip you with the tools necessary to help implement our leadership curriculum.


Training: Sept. 27 5-7pm or Sept. 28 3-5pm

Academy: Oct. 3, 8:00am – 1pm


Training: UNB Lone Star Room & FAC 328

Academy: SJH Multipurpose Room


To teach leadership skills and strategies to our young student athletes!


Please Direct Questions to TAYLOR_BROWN@UTEXAS.EDU

Entrepreneurship Minor Application Now Open!

Just a quick heads up that the application for the Entrepreneurship Minor is now open! The minor empowers students to start their own business ventures, create and manage new ventures, monetize products within existing businesses, or generate and implement future-focused innovation across any industry, while also providing hands-on experience in inventing, accelerating, and scaling big ideas.

Here a few notes about the minor:
· Students must apply using our application and be admitted in order to add the minor to their degree profile
· Students must be in the 18-20 catalog in order to add the minor
o Students in earlier catalog years should discuss with their major advisor any implications this change would have on their degree progress
· The minor is 15 hours of coursework
· We will have two applications a year for entry into the minor
o Fall Application (for Spring start): September 5th-October 1st
o Spring Application (for Fall start)- February-March (Specific dates TBD)
· Decisions for students who apply by October 1st will be released by October 12th

Admission to the minor is based on a student’s overall academic record, including but not limited to, hours and rigor of courses taken in residence, demonstrated interest, and UT Austin grade point average.

Intended start for students in the minor is sophomore year or later. First-year students can apply during the spring semester of their first year to begin the minor in the fall of their sophomore year.

All information about the minor, as well as the link to the application, can be found on our website: www.mccombs.utexas.edu/ENTR.
Additionally, I am happy to meet with students who have questions about the minor or the application. Students can email entminor@utexas.edu with questions about the minor and to also find out about weekly drop-in office hours or to schedule an appointment.

Sustainability Speaker Series

Careers in Sustainability Speaker Series

Fall 2018 Schedule 

Ally Walsh, Ian Hunter-Crawford, Lea Scott – Urban Roots

– Wednesday, September 12th from 3:30 – 4:30pm in RLP 1.302D

Keith Sears and Sara Law – Keep Austin Beautiful

– Thursday, September 27th from 3:30 – 4:30pm in RLP 1.302D

Ladye Anne Wofford – Austin Parks Foundation

– Thursday, October 11th from 3:30 – 4:30pm in RLP 1.302D

Angela Richter – Save Barton Creek Association

– Thursday, October 25th from 3:30 – 4:30pm in RLP 1.302D

Shelly Plante, Nicolette Ledbury, Andee Chamberlain – Texas Parks and Wildlife

– Thursday, November 1st from 3:30 – 4:30pm in RLP 1.302D

Cliff Kaplan and Katherine Romans – Hill Country Alliance

– Wednesday, November 14th from 3:30 – 4:30pm in RLP 1.302D


  • Learn about sustainability initiatives and organizations in the Austin community
  • Explore volunteer and internship opportunities
  • Network with sustainability professionals
  • Hear about different career paths and stories



Archer Fellowship Program Fall Info Sessions

The Archer Fellowship Program provides selected students from across the University of Texas System campuses the opportunity to live, learn and intern in Washington, D.C. We are looking for students with a passion for public policy and/or public service, but you don’t have to be a government or political communication major to apply! Are you a pre-med student interested in health policy? A business student interested in trade regulation? A liberal arts or social work student interested in criminal justice reform? Are you interested in how policy will impact your future profession?

If the answer is yes, the Archer Fellowship Program may be for you! Come learn about this unparalleled educational and professional opportunity by attending an information session. We welcome applications from students representing all majors and disciplines on campus. In fact, each year we select Archer Fellows from across campus who then pursue their professional and academic interests in Washington, D.C.

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be due on Friday, February 15th, 2019.

Fall 2018 Information Sessions

Thursday, September 13
4-5 p.m.
CLA 1.106

Tuesday, October 2
4-5 p.m.
CLA 1.106

Wednesday, October 3
2-3 p.m.
FAC 328

Wednesday, October 17
2:30-3:30 p.m.
FAC 328

Wednesday, October 31
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
UTC 1.118

Thursday, November 1
4 p.m.-5 p.m.
CLA 1.106

If you need accommodations for an information session, or if you have any questions or concerns, please email the UT Austin Archer Fellowship Coordinator.

DisrupTexas Undergraduate Pitch Competition

Over at UT Austin, we believe that what starts up here changes the world. This is a reminder about our premier statewide undergraduate pitch competition, DisrupTexas! Undergraduate students of all backgrounds from all Texas universities are invited to compete for more than $50K+ in prizes, not to mention a chance to impress some of Austin’s top serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalist! The deadline to submit application is September 14th.

We hope students at many Texas universities will participate! We need your help sharing this incredible opportunity with students across this great state. Enclosed you’ll find a media kit with everything you need to promote this opportunity with sample social media posts, email and newsletter content so that it can easily be shared with your university.

Thank you for your help in creating a diverse, dynamic DisrupTexas community!

· More than $50K in prizes
· Designed for undergraduates ONLY (see Rules for full eligibility information)
· Applications Due September 14th
· Finals at UT Austin on October 27th

Visit the competition website for more information and to apply: http://sites.utexas.edu/disruptexas/

Science Communication Minor Information Session

Science Communication Minor

Sept 25 2018 4pm–5pm WAG 214

Interested in making science more accessible to all? Consider the Science Communication Minor!

Career Opportunities
• Writing for a scientific or technology periodical
• Public Relations/Communications Director for a science/technology/pharmaceutical company or museum of science
…And much more!


Study Abroad Scholarship for First-Year, First- Gen Students

As you meet with students at our final orientation, I would love your help in promoting the First Abroad Scholarship for study abroad. Here are the basics:

– The scholarship is for first-year, first-generation students only.
– This is a planning scholarship. Students apply for the scholarship their first semester at UT and have until their senior year to use the funds.
– First semester at UT was Fall 2017 or Fall 2018
– Awarded students work one-on-one with an advisor to identify study abroad experiences that fit their goals.

This is a great scholarship for first-generation students who know they want to go abroad, but would like more support in selecting a program and time to plan for academic and financial considerations. For more information and the application link, visit: https://world.utexas.edu/abroad/funding/scholarships/first-abroad. The deadline to apply is September 16, 2018. Feel free to direct students my way if they have any questions, or invite them to stop at our Scholarship table during our Study Abroad fair on Sep. 12, 2018.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Athletic Training and Kinesiology & Health Education Internal Transfer Sessions Fall 2018

A 2.75 overall UT GPA will be required for internal transfer students who want to pursue a major in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.  Transfer forms are processed after grades are verified at the end of each semester.  Students are required to attend one of the Internal Transfer Information Sessions before they can meet with an Academic Advisor.  Students with additional questions may call the Academic Advising office at (512) 475-6146.

Athletic Training Program (ATP) and Kinesiology & Health Education (KHE)

A Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training can lead to a career as an athletic trainer for various sports teams, or a career in sports medicine.

Major Option:

Athletic Training

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Health will prepare students for careers in exercise and sport science, corporate fitness, community health promotion, and sport business or entertainment.


Major Options:

Applied Movement Science

Exercise Science                                                                  

Health Promotion and Behavioral Science

Physical Culture and Sports                                    

Sport Management


Sessions for Majors in Athletic Training and KHE

  • Friday, August 31 12:00 pm                            SZB 278              
  • Wednesday, September 5 4:00  pm               SZB 435
  • Thursday, September 6 12:00 pm                  SZB323                
  • Monday, September 24 12:00 pm                  SZB 278
  • Thursday, October 4   4:00   pm                     SZB 435
  • Wednesday, October 10 4:00 pm                   SZB 435
  • Tuesday, November 13 12:00 pm                   SZB 518C
  • Thursday,  November 29   4:00   pm              SZB 435
  • Tuesday, December 4  4:00   pm                    SZB 435
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5   12:00 pm                       SZB 435

   For more information call 512-471-3223 or visit: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/education/


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Applied Learning and Development Internal Transfer Sessions Fall 2018

A 2.0 overall UT GPA is required for internal transfer students who want to pursue a major in Applied Learning and Development.  Transfer forms are processed after grades are verified at the end of each semester.  Students are required to attend one of the Internal Transfer Information Sessions before they can meet with an Academic Advisor.  Students with additional questions may call the Academic Advising office at (512) 471-3223.

Applied Learning and Development (ALD) Degrees

A Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development (ALD) leads to elementary teacher certification, or preparation to work with children and youth in a variety of settings such as the YMCA, parks and recreation departments, day-care centers, after-school programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations related to childcare or youth development.


Majors Options:

All-Level Generic Special Education

Early Childhood to Sixth Grade Bilingual Generalist

Early Childhood to Sixth Grade ESL Generalist

Youth and Community Studies


University of Texas Urban Teachers Program

Undergraduate Secondary Social Studies and English Teacher Certification

University of Texas Urban Teachers prepares English Language Arts and Social Studies educators to build upon the cultural and linguistic diversity of their future students, and to work for a better, more just social world. Our students become excellent teachers for young people in any context, but we pay special attention to youth who represent the American majority – those from low-income, racially and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 


Sessions for Majors in ALD and University of Texas Urban Teachers Program

  • Friday, August 31 12:00 pm                                      SZB 380                                
  • Wednesday, September 5 4:00  pm                         SZB 424
  • Thursday, September 6 12:00 pm                            SZB 240
  • Monday, September 24 12:00 pm                            SZB 240               
  • Thursday, October 4  4:00   pm                                SZB 411
  • Wednesday, October 10 4:00 pm                             SZB 424
  • Tuesday, November 13 12:00 pm                             SZB 426             
  • Thursday,  November 29  4:00   pm                         SZB 411
  • Tuesday, December 4  4:00   pm                              SZB 518C
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5   12:00 pm                                 SZB 518C           

For more information call 512-471-3223 or visit: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/education/