Fulbright Grant Info Sessions

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds 8 to 12 months abroad to study, research or teach English in countries around the world.

The Campus Deadline for the 2018-2019 cycle is August 31, 2017.

UPCOMING FULBRIGHT GRANT INFO SESSIONS:

Thu-Apr 20, 2017 12:00Noon- 1:00PM WEL 3.266

  • Fri-Apr 21, 2017 12:30PM  – 1:30PM GSB 2.122
  • Fri-Apr 28, 2017 12:00Noon- 1:00PM DFA 1.101 Location Change
  • Wed-May 03, 2017  2:30PM  – 3:30PM CLA 0.102

Fulbright awards alumni, graduating seniors and recent graduates to travel for academic work in all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the performing and creative arts.  Many countries also offer grants for those who wish to serve as English teaching assistants.

Feel free to contact me for any additional information about the program.

WHAT DO THRIVING QUEER COMMUNITIES LOOK LIKE?

Date: 3/1 and 3/6

Time: See below
Location: See below

Created and facilitated by the students of WGS335/AFR372D/MAS374/SW360K/TD357T: “Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQA+ Oppression”

3/1, Wednesday, 5-6:15p, SAC 1.106

3/6, Monday, 5-5:50p, CLA 1.302E

& hold the date for the final workshop of this semester, a celebration of a semester’s dialogue together about thriving queer communities: 5/3, Wednesday, 5-6:30p, SAC Black Box Theatre

Join us to imagine and witness thriving together. These performance-based workshops prepare audiences to talk about and practice embodiments of how thriving queer communities affirm people of color, bi and pan people, trans and gender nonconforming people, and people of more than one or all of these identities. These workshops are created and co-facilitated by peer educators in the Peers for Pride Program (PfP). PfP graduate and undergraduate student facilitators create short activating scenes, perform them in workshops, and invite audience members to brainstorm and enact possible interventions into the conflicts faced by the scenes’ protagonists. The activating scenes are framed by message scenes that use poetry and performance to affirm intersectional queer realities.

To request a workshop for your class or organization click here.

To apply to be a part of the next cohort of PfP peer educators click here.

UT Nonprofit Career Forum, 3/1

Liberal Arts Career Services is proud to announce the inaugural UT Nonprofit Career Forum designed to connect UT Austin students with community nonprofit representatives for career exploration and networking.

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Time: 4:30 – 7:00 PM

RSVP to Attend: All UT Austin students, regardless of major, are invited to attend. RSVP Here

Location: College of Liberal Arts Building (CLA), Glickman Conference Center

Students are invited to attend a panel discussion in each of the concurrent sessions. Each panel features nonprofit professionals representing a particular area of nonprofit administration. Panelists will introduce the missions and projects of their nonprofits and they will share their own career journeys so that you can explore these organizations and learn what you can do to prepare for an eventual nonprofit internship or career.

Schedule

4:30 – 5:00pm  Student Check-In/Networking

5:00 – 5:50pm  Select one of the three sections during this time

*  Social Justice – Hosted by Liberal Arts Career Services

*  Environment/Sustainability – Hosted by Natural Sciences Career Services

*  Arts – Hosted by Fine Arts Career Services

6:00 – 6:50pm  Select one of the three sections during this time

*  Education  – Hosted by Liberal Arts Career Services

*  Health  – Hosted by Liberal Arts Career Services

*  Services for People with Disabilities  – Hosted by Liberal Arts Career Services

ON STORY: A CONVERSATION WITH ALAN YANG

Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 2 – 3:30 pm
Location: Harry Ransom Center

AAAFF is proud to partner with the Austin Film Festival for a conversation with Emmy Award Winner Alan Yang, co-creator and executive producer of MASTER OF NONE on Netflix.  Yang will discuss writing naturalistic comedy culled from personal experience, crafting cultural commentary, and the importance of representation in media.

Buy tickets here. For $5 off use the discount code: AAAFF55.

Finding Refuge in Austin: Exhibit Opening

Date: Tuesday, February 21
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

What does it mean to be a refugee in Austin? How would it feel to be forced to leave your homeland? What kind of home would you create for you and your family in Austin? Join the Austin History Center on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm for the opening reception of their new exhibit Finding Refuge in Austin, 1848 to 1980. This historical exhibit explores the experiences of displacement, forced migration, and resettlement among various communities in Austin from 1848 to 1980. By highlighting documents, photographs, and objects from the Austin History Center’s archival collections, Finding Refuge in Austin reveals the shared challenges and contributions among refugee communities in Austin and Travis County. The exhibit opens February 21, 2017 and runs through September 17, 2017.

The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public and will be catered by Chef Uyen Pham and the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. For more information, please contact Phonshia Nie, PhD at (512) 974-7394 or phonshia.nie@austintexas.gov.

IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA: CONCERNS, RESOURCES, AND PRIORITIES

Date: Saturday, Friday 4
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Yarborough Library, 2200 Hancock, Austin

What are the concerns and fears of immigrants? What is a “sanctuary city”? What will be the priorities of the new administration? The panel that will discuss these questions includes Megan Sheffield from Texas Here to Stay; Sarah Woelk from Casa Marianella, a homeless shelter serving recently-arrived immigrants and asylum seekers; and members of the Austin Sanctuary Network, a multi-faith coalition seeking justice and dignity for immigrants.

The event is sponsored by Common Ground for Texans., a nonpartisan nonprofit based in Austin.

Liberal Arts Career Services Update

BTTG APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of January 26

Explore BTT Gateway for details and to apply. If in the list below you see a JOB ID, search the BTT Gateway [Jobs/Internships] tab; if you see a SCHEDULE ID, search the [Interview Schedules/Qualified Schedules] tab. The following are just a sample of the many jobs and internships you will find in BTT Gateway.

  • 1/26 – City Year, AmeriCorps, BTT Gateway Job ID 12545
  • 1/27 – Cornerstone Research, Summer Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 12598
  • 1/29 – Wells Fargo, Financial Analyst Program, BTT Gateway Job ID 12556
  • 1/27 – Teach For America, Corps Member, BTT Gateway Job ID 12548
  • 1/27 – AIM Group, Jr. Account Executive, BTT Gateway Job ID 12549
  • 1/27 – Cornerstone Research, Summer Analyst, BTT Gateway Job ID 12598
  • 1/28 – Travelers, Claim Professional Development Program Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 12552
  • 1/28 – Travelers, Claim Professional Trainee, BTT Gateway Job ID 12550
  • 1/29 – Texas Water Development Board, Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 12557
  • 1/29 – AIG, Multiple Positions, BTT Gateway Job IDs 12501-12502
  • 1/29 – Pecan Street Insurance, Account Manager, BTT Gateway Job ID 12559
  • 1/30 – Nextera Energy, Summer College Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 12563
  • 1/30 – Yes Prep, High School Math Teacher, BTT Gateway Job ID 12566
  • 1/30 – League of Women Voters of Texas, League of Women Voters Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 12418
  • 1/30 – Strive Logistics, Internship Program, BTT Gateway Job ID 12562
  • 1/31 – Texas Deer Association, Events Planning Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 12451
  • 1/31 – Texas Deer Association, Member Relations Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 12452
  • 1/31 – Austin Film Festival, Screenplay Department Intern, BTT Gateway Job ID 12457
  • 1/31 – Texas Historical Commission, Development Internship, bTT Gateway Job ID 12527
  • 2/1 – Texas Historical Commission (THC), WWI Centennial Social Media Internship, BTT Gateway Job ID 12674
  • 2/2 – AXA Advisors NEXT Step Externship Texas Branch, 3-part program deadline, Search BTT Gateway for AXA Advisors NEXT Step Externship

EVENTS for the week of January 26

Details available under “Career Events” in BTT Gateway or the LACS online calendar.

  • 1/27 – The Texas Law Career Services Office Presents: Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness, 11:45a-1:00p, Law School’s Francis Auditorium
  • 1/30 – Career Fair Success Strategies for the McCombs Undergraduate Career Expo, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, FAC 18
  • 1/31 – BP Supply & Trading Information Session, FAC 18, 4:30 – 5:30
  • 1/31- Law Panel: International Human Rights Advocacy & Civil Rights, FAC 18, 12-1pm
  • 2/1 – McCombs Undergraduate Career Expo, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., UT RecSports, 2nd Floor

HIREUTEXAS JOB & INTERNSHIP POSTINGS

HireUTexas, UT’s job board, currently has 145 jobs and internships posted since January 19.  Access HireUTexas here to explore these opportunities and for job descriptions and application details. Attached is an overview of the most recently posted jobs and internships.

Social Justice Institute Teach-In

Date: Saturday, January 28
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: UT campus Student Activities Center Auditorium and College of Liberal Arts- Glickman Conference Center

Join the Social Justice Institute for a teach-in, featuring UT faculty and community organizers who will offer a historical perspective on the forces that have shaped the contemporary political landscape; an analysis of the current political dynamics; and ideas for action to create a more just and sustainable society. Morning coffee will be provided; please make plans to brown bag or buy lunch.

More information and RSVP here.