Refer a Young Adult to a Gap Year Opportunity w/ 6K Scholarship

I want to invite you to share forward the job description attached with any young person (18-25 years old) that might have the interest, passion and skills to help more kids reach their full potential. Our organization hires 3,100 AmeriCorps members to spend a year providing individualized learning support for students adversely effected by poverty. City Year is a great fit for recent or soon to be graduated seniors still exploring their next steps.

Benefits include:
Bi-weekly living stipend
$6,000 post service education award
Health insurance
Loan forbearance on qualifying student loans
Uniform provided by ARAMARK
Eligibility for exclusive scholarships to over 100 colleges and universities
Networking sessions and professional development
Leadership development training
I’ve attached the City Year AmeriCorps member job description as a reference.

We are eager to get to know these young people and help answer any questions they may have about City Year.

Thank you for your continued willingness to introduce us to remarkable future AmeriCorps members.

City Year Position Description FY19

Yours in Service,
Melissa Cano

Melissa Cano, MPA
Sr. Regional Recruitment Manager, Central Region

City Year, Inc.
C: 512-971-0167 |

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Student Assistant openings

The Moody College Of Communication Student Advising Office is looking to hire some more student workers for the upcoming spring semester and are hoping you may be able to send some potential applicants our way. Specifically, we are seeking candidates that are dependable, punctual and eager to help our office function well and achieve its mission.

The following is a list of the job duties for the position:

-Provide excellent customer service to all who come into or call the Student Advising Office and serve as the first point of contact.
-Assist students who come to the Student Advising Office by checking them in for advising appointments, making advising appointments for them and walking them through the paperwork procedures to drop courses or withdraw from all of their courses.
-Scan student documents and ensure that they are scanned correctly.
-Run errands, assemble informational folders and mailings and assist the student deans and front office staff with other administrative tasks as directed.

Qualifications for the position include:

-Previous customer service experience
-Strong interpersonal communication skills
-Organizational skills
-Ability to multitask
-Reliable and punctual work ethic
-Student in Moody College

Applicants must be available to work at least 10 – 12 hours per week. The shifts that we have open are as follows:

Monday: 8 – 10 am
Tuesday: 8 – 10 am, 10 am – 12 pm, 12 – 2 pm and 2 – 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 – 10 am
Thursday: 8 – 10 am, 10 am – 12 pm, 12 – 2 pm and 2 – 5 pm
Friday: 8 – 10 am

If you know any students who might be a good fit for us, please tell them to email me their name, EID, availability, a cover letter and their resume. Thanks for your help!


Leece Naxera, Administrative Assistant
Student Advising | Moody College of Communication
The University of Texas at Austin | 512.471.1553, option 5

Student Leadership Opportunities with UT Outpost

UT Outpost is currently recruiting five student leader positions: “Outreach Student Leader”, “Sustainability Student Leader”, “Clothing Closet Operations Student Leader”, “Food Pantry Operations Student Leader”, and “Volunteer Student Leader”. They are looking for driven students to be at the forefront of creating innovative programs to meet campus needs while developing transferrable professional skills. For more information about each Student Leadership Board position and to apply online students can go to and read the information under “Apply to the Student Leadership Board”. Applications are due at noon, December 9, 2018.

Also attached are the job descriptions for the five student leader positions with the UT Outpost. Please contact Will Ross at if you have any inquiries; he’d be happy to answer questions regarding the positions or the application process.

UT Outpost Student Leadership Position Descriptions_11142018

RISE 2019

Friday, Jan. 25, Noon to 5 p.m.

Student Activity Center

Reflect on your first semester.

Inspire yourself by setting goals.

Surpass your expectations for college.

Emerge with tools for success.


RISE is FREE and students who attend will be provided lunch and will have the chance to be entered in a drawing to win prizes!

Register for RISE

Registration for the 2019 RISE one-day summit is currently open.

RISE is a one-day summit for first-year and transfer students designed to reinforce the information and resources that were first presented at orientation.

  • If you’re looking for academic resources to help make your second semester your best yet, RISE is for you.
  • If you want to get more involved in extracurricular activities, RISE is for you.
  • And if you’re still trying to find your place here at UT Austin, RISE is for you.

RISE will equip you with the tools you need to start next semester off on the right path. Choose from a variety of sessions on topics like time management, healthy living, study skills, financial tips, and more. You’ll leave RISE with the confidence you need to navigate the rest of your first year and succeed both in and outside the classroom.

Students will be able to choose from a variety of sessions including:

  • Study Smarter, Not Harder
  • Time & Procrastination
  • Major & Career Decisions – 5 Tips for Finding your Path
  • Transfer-mational Skills: Leveraging Transfer Student Resilience
  • Success Through Resilience Workshop
  • Stuff Happens: How the Dean of Students Can Help
  • Thriving Mentally and Physically at UT
  • Connecting to Campus Clubs
  • A Longhorn’s Guide to Financial Aid

RISE is presented by New Student Services in partnership with the Senate of College Councils

If you have questions or need accommodations please contact New Student Services at or (512)-471-3304.

Scholarship applications

This is your pre-Christmas Break reminder that there are still 20 scholarships of $3,000 each available to your students for the Fall semester 2019 and the Spring of 2020. The application deadline is January 14, 2019 and while 2019 seems a long way off, there’s not a lot of class time before then. I know that several students have been reviewing the site as we’ve had some interesting questions. The application and information about the scholarships are available at

Several professors were in Houston recently to attend the local student conference and we had a couple of interesting tours highlighting some unusual agencies. It’s always interesting to see some new trends and I think everyone enjoyed visiting and learning about each others programs.

Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way.

thank you,

Jay Hagins
Advertising Education Foundation of Houston

101 Litchfield Lane
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) 553-4425 – cell

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