You’re Invited: First-Generation College Celebration Day

You’re invited!

First-generation college students are a fundamental part
of the Forty Acres — a proud, driven, and leading part of
the Longhorn family. Please join us for a celebratory event
honoring our first-generation college students, faculty,
and staff.

First-Generation College Celebration Day
Thursday, November 8
Join us any time between 12 and 4 p.m.
The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212

Let us know if you plan to join any part of the day’s activities:
please RSVP at

Hosted by:
The University-Wide First-Generation Commitment Working Group

In partnership with:
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Office of Enrollment Management
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Please RSVP by November 5th.

Final Archer Program info sessions next week!

Live, Learn, and Intern in Washington D.C. as an Archer Fellow

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.

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.

Remaining Fall 2018 Information Sessions

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

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

Shared Mobility Survey

The Urban Information Lab is conducting a survey on Uber and Lyft usage in the State of Texas. Our survey aims to find out why and how people are using Uber and Lyft. Your responses will help us understand what role shared mobility services like Uber and Lyft are playing in the overall transportation network. Any response is greatly appreciated.
It only takes five minutes to finish.

Thank you so much

Junfeng Jiao, PhD
Director, Urban Information Lab,
Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Planning, School of Architecture
Assistant Professor, Population Health (Courtesy Appointment), Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin

AADS Los Angeles Domestic Study Program

The African and African Diaspora Studies Department sponsors the Domestic Study Program for Urban Research Fellows to study in Los Angeles for the spring 2019 semester.

This is an opportunity for students to conduct independent research with a social justice focus, and to understand how art can contribute to social justice. The students spend the semester working with community organizations, attending activist and art events, and learning who they are in a distinctive environment.

This program works for all students. The program is complete by 14 May 2019, so graduating seniors are back in Austin in plenty of time to plan and attend graduation.

There is scholarship money available for the first 10 applicants and the deadline has been extended to November 1st.

And, this is the last year of the program!

Imagine Moody

Join Imagine Moody Facebook Group
The FB group is a place to build community and encourage media innovation & entrepreneurship. This is an open community to bridge UT faculty and students with media professionals of Austin to share, play, discuss, and imagine.

Attend Imagine Moody MeetUp
MeetUp is held every Monday from 4-5PM at the Belo Center for New Media in Room 3.208. This MeetUp offers an in-person extension to the Facebook group to foster community and encourage collaboration. Each MeetUp will be different, depending on who shows up and what we have to play with or ideas to incubate together.

“What do we have?”
WHEN: Monday, October 29th
Join us at the MeetUp for Networking 4-5PM, Room 3.208
Long Conversation Begins 5-7PM, Room 5.208
WHERE: Belo Center for New Media | Austin, TX
HASHTAG: #ImagineMoody
When media models are broken, an opportunity exists. In an era of disruption, it’s time for Austin to disrupt right back. Moody College of Communication, Media Tech Ventures and Media ATX will co-host a series of conversations for faculty, students and media professionals to work together in building Austin’s future as a creative cultural epicenter of what’s next in media.

Our goal Monday night, is to start Austin’s “Long Conversation” at Belo Center for New Media, exploring the challenges and opportunities raised by the disruptions in our media industries and offering us an intersection to build a future that encourages a creative culture that is accessible, sustainable and one that Austin Media Artists can identify with.

This is the first in a series to gather the biggest and most interesting thinkers from wildly different fields for surprising, authentic conversations about the ideas that make them hopeful for the future of media in Austin.

The theme for our first Long Conversation on Monday, October 29th is “What do we have?”

In a fireside chat format, a “Long Conversation”
is a new format where a series of speakers, two at a time, who will chat with one another for ten minutes until one is replaced by another. The format was invented by the Long Now Foundation and our hope is for it to spark an engaging, unpredictable, passionate,
diverse, informative, and entertaining event.

LeaderShape – open to all majors!

Jumpstart your spring semester with LeaderShape!

Engineering Student Life is hosting a great professional development opportunity for undergrad students of ALL MAJORS. Enhance your soft skills (communication, teamwork, ethical decision-making, etc.), build your resume, increase your confidence to lead in all aspects of your life, and meet other motivated students.

The Institute is an immersive, six-day leadership development experience for 67 undergraduate students. Through a variety of activities, simulations, discussions and self-reflections, you will gain confidence in your ability to positively impact the world, and will join a close-knit community of passionate people.

Food, lodging and transportation included. Participants can be from ANY undergraduate major.

Session Dates: Sun. Jan. 13 – Fri. Jan. 18, 2019 (week prior to spring semester)
Application Deadline: 11/1/18 at 11:59pm

Info Sessions:
– 10/22 @ 5pm – JES A205A
– 10/26 @ 3pm – EER 2.850
– 10/30 @ 5pm – RLP 0.118

Click here for more info and ONLINE APPLICATION

Check out a video from past participants.

We’d love to welcome you into the LeaderShape family!

Latin American Studies Funding

If you could distribute this link to your students where appropriate, it would be much appreciated. Each year, Latin American Studies awards in excess of $100,000 in scholarships (last year, it was nearly $120,000). Most of the funds are for LAS majors, but some are for study abroad and are available to Liberal Arts majors. If you have students who are interested in LAS as a major, this is a good time to encourage them to email me for an appointment.

Financial Aid Updates

I’m excited to share that we recently launched a redesigned Office of Financial Aid website ( With our redesign, we have pared down the amount of information that we share on the Financial Aid website, helping students and their families find what they need to know about applying for, receiving, and maintaining financial aid at UT Austin. The Financial Aid and Communication teams within Enrollment Management worked together to create a site that, we hope, will help everyone better understand the financial aid process.

In addition, the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is now open. Students must complete a FAFSA every year to be considered for financial aid, including grants, loans, Work-Study, and some scholarships. Students can submit their FAFSA online at or through the new myStudentAid mobile app.

International Internships and Scholarship, Summer 2019

International Internship Program 2019

The International Internship Program offers students the opportunity to explore their field in another country, gain professional experience, and build their professional networks. Interns work full-time under the guidance of an English-speaking supervisor in placements customized to the student’s field and professional goals.

Program Dates
8 week program: May 23 – July 20, 2019
12 week program: May 23 – August 17, 2019

· Bangkok, Thailand – Internship: Bangkok

· Barcelona, Spain – Internship: Barcelona

· Berlin, Germany – Internship: Berlin (New!)

· Hong Kong – Internship: Hong Kong

· Shanghai, China – Internship: Shanghai
2+8 weeks (May 23, 2019 – August 3, 2019)
2+10 weeks (May 23, 2019 – August 17, 2019)

· Shenzhen, China – Internship: Shenzhen

· Singapore – Internship: Singapore

· Tokyo, Japan – Internship: Tokyo (Relocated!)

Application Opens: Currently open
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019 *note: before first class day of spring semester

Updates for Academic Advisors
· Eligibility: Freshman to seniors graduating in May and graduate students; no language requirements; 2.5 GPA, but lower possible with consultation; all locations are open to all majors; no previous internship experience required; international students welcome.
· New model in Shanghai: program starts with a two week survival Mandarin and professional development program before the full-time internship begins. Good for students who want more structure while settling in.
· Feel free to distribute the attached flyer to interested students. Students should attend an Explore: The International Internship Program session. See the dates on the events calendar.
· Internships are credit-eligible. Students interested in credit should discuss options for credit with their academic advisor.
· Generous scholarships available, including the Freeman Stipend for Internships in Asia (see below). See Funding for Internships Abroad for most complete list.

Freeman Stipend for Internships in Asia

The Freeman Stipend for Internships in Asia provides generous awards starting at $2,000 to undergraduate and graduate students interning in East and Southeast Asia. Upon their return, recipients complete a project to share their experience with the campus community.

For more information and to apply, visit the Freeman Stipend webpage.

Priority Deadlines
Spring Internships: October 15
Summer Internships: January 15
Fall Internships: April 15

Updates for Academic Advisors
· Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students at UT; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; internships of at least six weeks; internships do not need to be through a UT program or for UT academic credit.
· Please feel free to distribute the attached flyer to interested students.
· Deadlines listed above are priority deadlines. Applications are accepted after this date and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Textiles & Apparel Info Sessions RSVP

Attendees will learn more about the TXA degree options, special experiential learning opportunities and at the end, they will walk through some of our classes and labs that are in-session! Space is limited, so it’s important to RSVP.

UT Textiles and Apparel Degree Program Info Sessions

Learn more about the UT Textiles and Apparel (TXA) Degree programs!

Visit TXA classes and labs!

Wed, October 24, 4-5pm, GEA 125

Thurs, October 25, 4-5pm, GEA 125

Please RSVP here:


Two Bachelor of Science Degree Options:

Apparel, Functional & Technical Design

Merchandising and Consumer Sciences

Learn more about TXA Degrees here:

Connect with us! @UTAustinFashion