The Killam Fellowship Program awards students $5,000 each semester to study abroad at one of 18 Canadian universities. This is an exchange program, which means that students will receive in-residence credit, continue to pay their UT tuition, and all grants and scholarships remain in place. In addition to the $5,000 guaranteed award, students will also receive a health insurance allowance and up to $800 for in country travel. Further, the Killam program offers all expenses paid orientations in Ottawa, ON or Washington, DC depending on the semester of study. Students accepted to this program are eligible for additional UT Study Abroad scholarships as well, making this an extremely affordable program.

The 18 partner universities are located across Canada including Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec. Between all of the available institutions, there are opportunities for all majors and disciplines. The Killam Fellowship program offers association with the Fulbright organization in addition to some of the highest ranked universities in the world.

Please see the attached flyer for details:  Killam Fellowship Program

The December 10th deadline is for applicants wishing to study abroad during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson used his mastery and knowledge of the US Congress and his command of the political process to garner bipartisan support for his “Great Society”, enacting some of the most significant legislation in modern history.

Now our political process is mired in partisan bickering, stalemates and government shutdowns. To investigate the causes and consequences of America’s partisan and political divide, the LBJ School of Public Affairs invites you to a lunch and afternoon panel discussions with elected officials and experts on modern political reform.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis in Lot 38, the LBJ Library parking lot.

The afternoon will open with welcome remarks by LBJ School Professor Angela Evans, former Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service and director of the Policy Research Project Report “The Reclamation of the U.S. Congress.”

The Honorable Charlie Gonzalez and the Honorable Henry Bonilla of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform will speak about the Center’s recommendations for specific reforms to improve the political process during a luncheon event.

Eric S. Heberlig and Bruce A. Larson, authors of “Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control”will discuss the competition for majority party control and the wide-reaching implications of this phenomenon in a 30-minute book talk.

The afternoon will conclude with a one-hour public forum with an open public Q&A with all of the panelists moderated by political scientist John C. Fortier.

This event is part of the LBJ School’s “50 for 50” initiative, a special series of 50 events for 50 years, exploring the critical civil rights issues of our time such as human rights and social justice and calling for a renewed effort to “get things done” in order to improve the lives of all citizens.

RSVP NOW

Interested in a master’s degree in Economics? Learn more about the new 10-month, 10-course MA Economics program at an information session featuring program faculty, students, and staff.

Information sessions will be at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29 and Wednesday, November 19 in BRB 2.136.

The session will provide participants with opportunities to obtain information and ask questions in an intimate setting. To attend either information session date, please email your RSVP to: ma-econ@austin.utexas.edu.

Detailed information about the MA Economics program is available online at: https://ma.eco.utexas.edu.

Pre-Health Professions Certificate

October 17, 2014 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

If they are pursuing health professions prerequisites, apply for the Pre-Health Professions Certificate :

https://cns.utexas.edu/pre-health-professions-certificate/major-in-another-college-at-ut

Because this is a new certificate, and as the College of Natural Sciences transitions to becoming a closed college, restrictions will not be in place for health professions prerequisites for this registration cycle. That said, seats in BIO446L and BIO365S/165U will be very tight for spring. If you register for these courses and do not appear to be graduating in May, you may be dropped to make room for a graduating student.

For students in colleges outside of CNS who took the qualifying courses (CH301 and Calc I or SDS 302) before this certificate was catalogued (Fall 2014), we will accept grades of C- or higher to be admitted to the Certificate. Students beginning Fall 2014 or after are expected to adhere to the B- grades for the qualifying courses.

Claimed or transfer/dual credit will be accepted for the qualifying courses. For transfer/dual credit, the same grade threshold applies on the same timeline mentioned above (C- if taken prior to Fall 2014, B- if taken Fall 2014 forward).

Meeting Information: General meeting with Longhorn EMS as guest speaker.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 10/21, 7:30 pm

Place: BUR 108

Description:LAPMS is student organization at the University of Texas. We seek to fulfill the University’s need for an organization that welcomed students from all colleges embarking on a non-traditional route to medicine. Whether our passions lie in government, psychology or biochemistry, we all share the common aspiration of helping others via the field of medicine. Through volunteer opportunities, social events, and peer counsel, the Liberal Arts Pre-Med Society aims to support and encourage all those on the journey to medical school.

Spend the Spring 2015 semester conducting ethnographic research on gentrification and Black out-migration while taking classes at San Francisco State University and earning University of Texas credits!  Undergraduates from all majors are eligible to apply.

Reserve your spot before October 17, 2014 —there are only 10 spaces available.

For details and to sign up now, contact Dr. Omi Jones at jonijones@austin.utexas.edu.

Visit our website for more information: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/aads/study-abroad/san-francisco.php

UT Law Fair 10/23

October 15, 2014 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Are you considering law school? If so, don’t miss the 2014 UT Law Fair!

Law Fair is an annual event that brings representatives from 120+ law schools to campus to recruit UT students. UT Law Fair is one of the largest school-sponsored law fairs in the nation! This is a unique opportunity to learn a great deal about many different law schools all in one day. Oftentimes the person at the booth is the same person who will be reading your application down the road! Law Fair is free and open to the public. Business casual dress is recommended.

LAW FAIR

Thursday, October 23, 2014

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Texas Union Ballroom

More Info…   

 Even with over 120+ law school representatives attending the Law Fair, not all schools can attend.  In some cases, law schools will provide info sessions for our students.  Such is the case with Columbia Law, ranked fourth in the U.S. News and World Report for “Best Law Schools.” Columbia Law School is hosting an info session on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm LACS Library (FAC 18) – no RSVP necessary.

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson used his mastery and knowledge of the US Congress and his command of the political process to garner bipartisan support for his “Great Society”, enacting some of the most significant legislation in modern history.

Now our political process is mired in partisan bickering, stalemates and government shutdowns. To investigate the causes and consequences of America’s partisan and political divide, the LBJ School of Public Affairs invites you to a lunch and afternoon panel discussions with elected officials and experts on modern political reform.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis in Lot 38, the LBJ Library parking lot.

The afternoon will open with welcome remarks by LBJ School Professor Angela Evans, former Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service and director of the Policy Research Project Report “The Reclamation of the U.S. Congress.”

The Honorable Charlie Gonzalez and the Honorable Henry Bonilla of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform will speak about the Center’s recommendations for specific reforms to improve the political process during a luncheon event.

Eric S. Heberlig and Bruce A. Larson, authors of “Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control”will discuss the competition for majority party control and the wide-reaching implications of this phenomenon in a 30-minute book talk.

The afternoon will conclude with a one-hour public forum with an open public Q&A with all of the panelists moderated by political scientist John C. Fortier.

This event is part of the LBJ School’s “50 for 50” initiative, a special series of 50 events for 50 years, exploring the critical civil rights issues of our time such as human rights and social justice and calling for a renewed effort to “get things done” in order to improve the lives of all citizens.

RSVP NOW

Screening of “Girl Rising”

October 13, 2014 | by lshipley | | Leave a Comment

Women in Engineering Program and the Texas Women’s Council, with support from Intel, will be screening the film Girl Rising, a documentary about the power of educating girls. Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. The film presents nine girls living in the developing world who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.

The screening will be Wednesday, October 22 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Texas Union Theater.

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/359317757564481/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

 Eventbrite registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-rising-screening-tickets-13655709595

Thanks for your help and support for the Texas Women’s Council’s first event!

SUBJ: Beyond Liberal Arts: Professional Development Training Series

Liberal Arts Students –

This fall, Liberal Arts Career Services is hosting a new series of targeted workshops designed to train liberal arts majors with specific tools for success in the workplace. These practical skills will give job seekers an advantage over the competition in a number of career fields. Our guest instructors bring experience using these tools in their industries, and they’ll train you on using these for yourself. Check out the Fall 2014 workshop schedule below and RSVP today to secure your spot!

Fall 2014 Schedule:

From Candidate to Employee – October 30

Presented by: Jamie Gaertner, Group Talent Acquisition Manager with Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Who should attend?: Students who are applying for jobs or internships; students who are interviewing or have accepted an offer for a job or internship; students who are graduating; students interested in working in business professional fields; students about to work in their first professional settings

Social Media Marketing 101 – November 5

Presented by: Drew Carls, Social Media Community Strategist for University Communications at UT Austin

Who should attend?: Students looking for jobs involving social media marketing – fields may include marketing, advertising, PR, development, branding, community outreach, and media; students active in marketing initiatives for causes, campaigns, or student organizations; students involved in campus media

Future Workshop Topics:

Fall 2014
  November – Intro to Tech Writing (details TBA)

Spring 2015
  January – Microsoft Office
February – Coding (Light)
February – Dining Etiquette
March – Intro to Adobe Creative Suite
March – Project Management
April – Feature Writing

Learn more and register for these workshops through our website here!

LIBERAL ARTS CAREER SERVICES

The University of Texas at Austin| 512-471-7900 | utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/