Now Announcing.. Live Chat with an Astronaut!

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the nominating institutions for the annual Astronaut Scholarship. Last year Sophia Helpert, a UT Austin senior double majoring in physics and chemical engineering, was selected by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) to receive this prestigious scholarship.

I wanted to let you know about this opportunity for a “Live Chat with an Astronaut” – limited spaces available.

Textiles and Apparel Kendra Scott Accessories Design, Dev & Merch class

The Textiles and Apparel Kendra Scott Accessories Design, Development and Merchandising course is open for Fall 2020 registration! All undergraduate majors in upper-classman standing are welcome. In this class students will work closely with TXA faculty member Jessica Ciarla and the Kendra Scott design team. This team-based and project focused course will guide students through the process of designing and marketing a jewelry collection through the Kendra Scott lens.  Please see the website below for information. Spots are limited to 20 and fill up quickly!
TXA 365, #52670

Angela Patterson | Human Ecology Advising Coordinator | | School of Human Ecology | College of Natural Sciences | The University of Texas, at Austin|GEA 37| 512.471.7219| 512.471.5630 (fax)

Outpost Update

The UT Outpost is doing free food deliveries to students’ homes if they fill out the delivery request form. This resource could be really helpful for students still in Austin and struggling with food insecurity. Students report that food packages contain a variety of items, such as oatmeal, fruits, canned goods, etc..

UT Outpost Information:
Delivery request form:

IE PreGrad Internship Innovations (CMS364M)

Expand Your Educational and Professional Opportunities

The IE Pre-Graduate School Internship provides undergraduates with an immersive experience of being in graduate school, empowering them to explore graduate school and the career options it makes possible. Undergrad Interns are paired with graduate student mentors and/or faculty advisors who guide their internship. Benefits of the Internship include:

  • Experiencing first-hand what it’s like to be in graduate school.
  • Discovering the opportunities a graduate degree provides.
  • Developing skills necessary to succeed in graduate school.
  • Creating materials that make an appealing graduate school applicant.
  • Learning how to stay resilient and build a career in the current economy.


Internship Website:

For help finding a mentor/advisor or options if you can’t find one, please contact:

Dr. Tommy Darwin, IE Director OR call/text 512-468-7246


For an internship in the Law School please send an email to:

Note: This internship may be completed virtually if necessary.

CID Courses Teach Students to Solve Challenging Problems

Hope you’re well. Below is course information for CID for Fall 2020.

Courses from the Center for Integrated Design teach students to solve challenging, real-world problems. See the attached poster for a list of courses, or go to our CID website for descriptions and additional information.

Below are some courses Moody students might be interested in.

  • ITD 150 Photography for Better Design (20984)
  • ITD 150 Digital Prototyping (20980) New!
  • ITD 150 Design in “Deviant” US Culture (20973) New!

But wait! CID has more to offer.

Studio Courses

We are offering two off-site Studio Courses for students who have previously taken ITD courses

  • ITD 170 Making Real World Design @ argodesign (20994)
  • ITD 370 Adv Design Thinking Studio @ IBM (20995)

To apply: Send a letter of interest and a resume to Rolling admissions.

New in Fall 2020

  • COVID-19 focus ITD 150 Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Design (20971)
  • ITD 225 Design for Artificial Intelligence (20974)
  • ITD 350 Designing with Data (20972)
  • ITD 350 Portfolio Development (20989)
  • ITD 350 Prototyping Physical Space (20983)

Introductory Courses

These courses are a great starting place for students to dive into using design to solve challenging problems.

  • ITD 101 Intro to Integrated Design (20969)
  • ITD 102 Sketching for Thinking and Communication (20979)
  • ITD 110 Designing Your College Experience (20978)
  • ITD 301D Intro to Design Thinking (20970, 20975)


Our CID website has full descriptions. Let me know if you need an individual course poster or if you have any questions. Happy to help.


Thanks! Take care,


JULIA Y. LEE, Senior Academic Program Coordinator

Center for Integrated Design

Full Course Schedule:

School of Design and Creative Technologies |

College of Fine Arts | The University of Texas at Austin


Texas Student Recruiters hiring


To apply, please go to


To engage with and recruit Black/African American, Latinx, and Native/Indigenous prospective students (via phone, email, video chat, and in-person) to increase their application for admission and likelihood of enrollment.


The Admissions Texas Student Recruiter team in the Office of Admissions is a component of the access and inclusion initiatives team.  Texas Student Recruiters (TSRs) are critical members of UT Austin’s admissions efforts as we work toward furthering the University’s pursuit of a more diverse and accessible campus community.

TSRs focus on building relationships with Black/African American, Latinx, Native/Indigenous and other historically underrepresented prospective students through direct, personalized, and individual engagement. TSRs will communicate primarily via phone, video chat, or email. TSRs will also engage in-person for shadowing and other campus visit opportunities for prospective and newly admitted students in the fall and spring. The team will work closely with professional staff in the Office of Admissions and may also collaborate with other offices in the Enrollment Management portfolio and other campus partners, including various academic departments, Dean of Students, and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • To provide prospective students with honest information regarding student life at UT Austin.
  • To increase the number of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds applying to and enrolling at UT Austin.
  • To provide general information about admission, housing, and student services via phone, email, video chat, or in-person at events.
  • To assess the needs of prospective students and their families for additional support from admissions staff and/or other campus partners (housing, financial aid, orientation, etc.).
  • To connect prospective students with appropriate administrative, college, or departmental offices as needed. ​
  • To project a positive image of UT during all contact with prospective students, their families, and high school officials.

Available Positions:

Texas Student Recruiter

  • Positions available: 10
  • $9/hour; minimum 6 hours/week (Monday-Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm; event times vary)
    • Experience speaking with small and large audiences; bilingual students strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Experience and comfortability engaging with students from diverse backgrounds
    • Ability to speak honestly and enthusiastically about opportunities at UT Austin
    • Completed at least one semester at UT Austin
    • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA (cumulative)
    • Work a minimum of 6 hours/week


Application Deadline: Sunday, May 3rd at 11:59pm

For more information, please contact our Program Coordinator, Paul Mannie at


New class co-taught by Kendra Scott & Jan Ryan on Women in Entrepreneurship!

We wanted to share some information about a very exciting class being offered in the College of Fine Arts for Fall 2020. It’s ITD 350 – Women in Entrepreneurship (20985). You can check out the flyer attached to this email for even more info!


Co-taught by founder and designer Kendra Scott and serial entrepreneur Jan Ryan, this class immerses students in the core tenets of creating a new business from the point of view of the female founder. Designed to tackle common gender biases and conditioning with strategies to overcome, this class will include a blend of lectures, experiential exercises and guest speakers. Held onsite at Kendra Scott HQ. Application Required. Open April 13-21st until 5 p.m. For more information or visit to apply.


Please feel free to share with your students this week and tell them to apply ASAP! Stay safe out there.

Peers for Pride Program: Confronting LGBTQIA+ Oppression

APPLY to join Peers for Pride 2020 – 2021 & facilitate workshops for a Thriving Queer Communities!

Program description:

Peers for Pride (PfP) is a peer facilitation program of the Gender and Sexuality Center. Students will take two courses during the academic year in partnership with the Gender for Women’s Gender Studies. Courses will count for a total of six hours of upper-division credit in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS), Social Work (S W), or Theatre and Dance (T D). Additionally, students will receive credit for Cultural Diversity in the United States, and Ethics course flag requirements. During the program, students build applied theatre, critical analysis, and facilitation skills as they build the workshop “What Do Thriving Queer Communities Look Like?” Students create message scenes and activating scenes in the workshop to share skills and build space for conversation and accountability across LGBTQIA+ communities and with supporters of LGBTQIA+ communities. The commitments of the workshops are to share skills related to thriving that is nonbinary, decolonial, trans feminist, accountable, intersectional, and loving. Students co-facilitate these workshops in classes, dorms, with student organizations, and in open workshops to build capacity of LGBTQIA+ communities and connected communities to be accountable to each other. Through their facilitation and reflection after workshop facilitation, students continue to build a knowledge of performance-based social justice facilitation in higher education and of intersectional LGBTQIA+ realities.


Want to learn more about the program, check out our website!


No Experience Required! 

  • Must take two (2) WGS/TD/SSW classes in 2020-2021
  • Must complete online application and be interviewed for the program
  • You will receive course flags in Cultural Diversity in the United States and Ethics and Leadership
  • Learn more about LGBTQIA+ activism & how it’s interconnected with racial, class, dis/ability and additional identities
  • Peers for Pride facilitators have the opportunity to fine-tune their facilitation skills and lead workshops across campus


Note: Participants are required to make a two (2) semester commitment to the program. Students will receive course flags in Cultural Diversity in the United States and Ethics and Leadership for completing the class. Interested students must complete an application and an interview.

Class Information: Class meets on Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm for both fall and Spring semesters. In the spring, students will learn about performance and rehearsal preparation.

To Apply: please fill out this online application and someone will contact you in 1-3 business day. There will be a 30 – 60 minutes informal interview to learn more about you and your learning goals that can be scheduled in-person, Skype, or conference call.

Application Deadline: For priority consideration, submit application by June 6th or prior to the first class of fall semester but there is no firm deadline.

To learn more about the program, contact the Gender & Sexuality Center or 512-232-1831.


Best regards,

Quỳnh-Hương N. Nguyễn, M. Ed.

Pronounce: (GwinHuh-ong) (Nu-When)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers & They/Them/Theirs


Assistant Director, Gender & Sexuality Center: Serving Women & LGBTQIA+ Communities

Division of Diversity & Community Engagement (DDCE)

The University of Texas at Austin

William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP) Suite 2.112

2201 Speedway Drive Austin, TX 78712-0175

Mail Code: A4400


HPO hiring HP Peer Coaches

DEADLINE to apply: Tuesday, April 21st 10:00AM

The Health Professions Office (HPO) is HIRING! 


We are looking for Health Professions (HP) Peer Coaches/Mentors! 

($10/hour, 8-12 hours per week)


Do you:

  • Have a passion for helping your fellow HP students?
  • Plan to go into health profession and are a rising junior or senior?
  • Enjoy working on team?
  • Want to enhance your leadership skills and serve as an ambassador?
  • Have a 3.6 or higher GPA?
  • Love getting PAID to give advice?

If you answered YES to these questions, then this job may be for you!


Applications are accepted via email by sending your cover letter and resume to OR through Handshake (search for job ID #3714757).

Applications are rolling so applying soon will give you an advantage. Deadline- April 21 at 10am.


UT System Virtual Career Expo – Tuesday, April 7

I’m writing to share information about upcoming virtual career fairs – including the UT System Virtual Career Expo, so that you can share with your students. Also included below are resources to help students prepare.

University of Texas System Virtual Career Expo

Register in advance to meet with 90+ national employers from a variety of industries hiring for internship, co-op and full-time opportunities.

  • Tuesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Register in advance and build your chat schedule with employers: RSVP for UT System Virtual Career Expo
  • Explore the employer list of 90+ national participants, including AmeriCorps, EY, Frost Bank, IDEA Public Schools, MTS, NXP Semiconductor, South Texas Health System, Texas Association of School Boards, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, USAA and Vanguard

UT Austin Liberal Arts Virtual Career Fair

Open to all majors, register to meet with employers from a variety of industries hiring for internship and full-time opportunities.

  • Wednesday, April 15, from 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Register in advance and build your chat schedule with employers: RSVP for UT Austin Liberal Arts Virtual Career Fair
  • Explore the employer list of national participants, including City Year, Cloudflare, Dell, Office of Injured Employee Counsel, Peace Corps, Recognize Services and Spring ISD

UT Austin Teacher Virtual Career Fair

Educators can meet hiring representatives from school districts and other recruiting entities in a live virtual setting.

Prepare for the Virtual Career Fairs

  • Resumes: Update and improve your resume with the help of a career coach. Contact your college/school career center for virtual resume assistance.
  • Interviews: All UT Austin students have free access to Big Interview, an online mock interview platform where you can practice answering career fair questions and get experience for post-fair interviews.


Please contact us at if you have any questions. Our team will continue to inform you of career-related opportunities and resources.

Thank you,



NORMA GUERRA GAIER| Executive Director

The University of Texas at Austin | Texas Career Engagement

SSB 4.102 | 512-232-2793 |


NACE, Past President, 2019-2020