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Career Fairs

UT Austin Liberal Arts students are invited to attend a variety of career fairs, including the following spotlighted events. View the campus-wide career fair calendar to explore other events and to determine whether you are eligible to attend.



Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The Texas Union – Ballroom
Attire: Professional Attire Required (no jeans, shorts, running shoes/sneakers or flip flops; visit our Dress for Success page to learn more about professional attire.)
Co-Hosted By: Liberal Arts Council
Research: Explore the list of attending employers and the positions they are offering – View attending employers here

All Majors Welcome!

Prep Assistance for Liberal Arts Majors:



Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The Texas Union – Ballroom
All Majors Welcome!

Explore event webpage here.

Federal Resume Writing & Interview Techniques

Federal Resume Writing & Interview Techniques, hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Information Session

Thu, February 26, 2015 • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM • PAR 308

Why Federal Employment?

–          Public service

–          Diverse Federal missions

–          Opportunity for advancement

–          Training and professional development

This workshop will cover two primary topics:

Federal Resume Writing

Job seekers will be able to apply for Federal positions using a resume and an optional cover letter.  This workshop will provide participants with information on how best to write a resume that highlights strengths and accomplishments.  They will learn what information to include on the resume, tips to market themselves and how to describe their experience.  Participants will leave this session armed with information to craft an effective Federal resume.

Interview Techniques

Participants will learn what to do prior to, during and after interviewing for Federal jobs.  After the session, they will know what the entire interview process will entail, to include the types of questions that will be asked and how to respond.

View event flyer here.

Career Planning with Dr. Mrim Boutla

Career Planning with Dr. Mrim Boutla

When: February 3, 2015
Where: Avaya Auditorium
RSVP online »
Special Note: Dr. Boutla asks that you both a.) register and complete the MTMCareers career assessments in advance of the workshop to maximize your experience and b.) bring your laptop to the session.

Event Details Join Dr. Mrim Boutla for a workshop designed to help Ph.D. students and postdocs get clear, get connected, and get hired for career opportunities beyond academia. This session, titled Off-Track: Charting your Post-Ph.D. Career Path Beyond Academia, will focus on strategies you can use to get clear about your goals and transferable skills, get connected with like minded professionals and get hired for the types of opportunities that best fit you. This workshop will include examples from Dr. Mrim Boutla’s own transition from cognitive neuroscience to career coaching to social entrepreneurship, as well as case studies from other PhDs who have leveraged their transferable skills to build intellectually and financially rewarding careers across sectors. Whether you want to compete for tenure-track jobs or explore nonacademic paths, attending this workshop will help you learn more about the many options you have to put your Ph.D. skills to work.

Topics Include:

About Dr. Boutla  Dr. Mrim Boutla is a cognitive neuroscientist turned career coach and social entrepreneur. Her PhD and postdoctoral research in brain plasticity have been published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Neuroscience, Cognition, and Cerebral Cortex. Over the past decade, Dr. Boutla has used her cognitive neuroscience background to help students and professionals secure jobs that match their skills, as well as their life and career priorities. She started out as a career coach for PhDs and liberal arts graduates at Brown University. She then served as the career coach for international students and entrepreneurial management MBA students at the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University). In 2010 Dr. Boutla co-founded MTMCareers with Dr. Mark Albion (Faculty Founder of Net Impact). The MTMCareers elearning platform combines coaching and resources to help impact leaders get clear, get connected, and get hired faster for jobs that maximize meaning and money. MTMCareers has deployed their elearning platform across over 30 campuses in the US, and has received the 2013 AshokaU/Cordes Award for Social Innovation. Dr. Boutla earned her Bsc in Psychology from the Université Catholique de Louvain, and her MA and PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester.

The Experiment in International Living – International Group Leader Positions

Greetings and happy 2015!  My name is Maura Walsh and I serve as the Group Leadership Manager for World Learning’s Experiment in International Living.  The Experiment, the founding program of World Learning, has been sending young people abroad for immersive cultural experiences since 1932.  We currently have programs in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe.

My role is to recruit the 80 exceptional professionals to serve as The Experiment’s International Group Leaders each summer.  I’m currently doing a final push specifically to recruit Group Leaders for our Asia programs (prior to the application deadline of February 4), and I’m hoping you might be able to share information about the leader job opportunity with your ACL/Asian Studies masters students.  I have attached our recruitment flyer (in PDF format), along with a job description and company profile (below).  If you could circulate this information to current students and/or alumni, I would be very grateful.  Also, if there are any other steps you suggest we should take to reach out to your students/alumni, I would appreciate your advice.

You can find more information about our programs and the role of the group leader on our website at  I am happy to answer any questions you may have via email or a brief phone call at your convenience.

Thank you for your time, and for any help you can provide in helping us reach qualified applicants for our summer 2015 leader positions.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,



The Experiment in International Living – International Group Leader Positions

The Experiment in International Living is currently hiring exceptional professional individuals to serve as International Group Leaders to guide our summer 2015 programs in over 20 countries worldwide.


The Experiment, the founding program of World Learning, has been sending students on immersive abroad programs since 1932, and we continue to remain on the cutting edge of international education.  Our programs provide high school students the opportunity to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country, while exploring their program country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific program theme.

Each program has two co-leaders, who work together to guide a group of 10 to 15 high school students on a 3-, 4-, or 5-week journey.  Our leaders are our most critical on-the-ground resource, traveling alongside their group and serving as their students’ primary support throughout the program. Leaders take on a wide range of responsibilities, including helping their students integrate into local cultures and host families, conducting group excursions, and guiding students through discussions of and reflections on their experiences. Leaders work with the Experiment’s US-based staff and in-country partners to maximize students’ health and safety and to ensure the program is meaningful, challenging, and experientially rich.

The Experiment’s International Group Leaders come from diverse backgrounds, but all share a commitment to intercultural and experiential education.  The minimum requirements for leaders are as follows:

  • Have at least a bachelor’s degree
  • Have leadership experience working with young people, preferably high school age students
  • Have in-depth experience in The Experiment’s 2015 program countries/regions
  • Are competent in the language of the program country (level of fluency required varies from program to program)
  • Are flexible, resilient, resourceful, organized, dynamic, and pro-active
  • Are, above all, educators and facilitators

The Experiment covers leaders’ program-related travel expenses, including domestic travel to the Leader Training Workshop in Vermont and then home after the program; meals and lodging during the Leader Training Workshop; international flights to and from the program country; and transportation, lodging, meals, emergency travel medical insurance, communication, and incidentals while on the program.  Leaders benefit from an intensive weeklong professional development training, the chance to experience a familiar culture from a new perspective, and an opportunity to use their language skills and gain new friends and colleagues.  In addition, leaders receive a stipend of $175 per program week.

Applications for 2015 International Group Leader positions are being accepted through February 4, 2015. To learn more about the leader position and to access the online application, please visit


Questions? Email Maura Walsh, group leadership manager, at



The Experiment in International Living – Company Profile

The Experiment in International Living provides summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Participants explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme. Programs are designed to equip participants not only with essential cultural skills and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to critical global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit.

Each year, hundreds of Experimenters come away from their summer abroad with invaluable new skills, connections, awareness, and knowledge that help them to thrive—and lead—in diverse, intercultural environments.

The Experiment in International Living, the founding program of World Learning, has been offering immersive experiential learning programs abroad since 1932. Today, The Experiment offers summer programs for high school students in Europe; the Americas; Africa, south of the Sahara; North Africa and the Middle East; and Asia and the Pacific.

Maura C. Walsh

Group Leadership Manager

The Experiment in International Living, a program of World Learning | (802) 258-3130 | Skype: experimentleadership | 1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT 05302


Online career services panel discussions

From: John Dalton

Dear Graduate Students:

I hope you’ll take advantage of the online career services panel discussions offered by the Versatile PhD. This online career services resource is available to you at no cost. Please visit the web site below and see what you’ve been missing.


November Panel: Careers in Government Research (STEM fields)

Our third panel of the academic year explores options for research careers in government settings. Panelists come from a wide range of agencies and labs: NASA, EPA, US Air Force, US Geological Survey, California Department of Water and Resources, and Health Canada. You’ll find template text for in-advance promotion and for week-of promotion in the attached file (.txt format).

2015 Panel Discussions

Careers in Technology for Humanities and Social Science PhDs (January 26-30; H/SS forum)

Let’s kill the cliche that humanists and social scientists don’t or can’t have careers in technology. This panel discussion will present a good group of H/SS PhDs who have bootstrapped their way into technology careers, and now play diverse technology-centered roles in a wide variety of organizations.

Careers in Informal Science Education (February 23-27; STEM forum)

Museums and other nonprofits (nature preserves, zoos, etc.) are key sites where science education takes place. Many STEM PhDs have entered this stimulating and rewarding field. The February panel will showcase a nice group of them doing informal science ed in a variety of settings.

Careers in Marketing for STEM PhDs (June 8-12; STEM forum)

Products and services that have science at their core need to be marketed with the help of scientists to make sure the science is right and the best possible story is being told. This discussion will feature STEM PhDs who have gone into Marketing, using their science knowledge to help educate customers truthfully about products and services that are science-based.

Best regards,

John Dalton, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

Career and Internship Fairs

U.S. Department of State Internships – Information Session

Thursday, October 2, 2014


CLA 1.302E


Fall 2014 Career and Internship Fair, hosted by Liberal Arts Career Services

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Texas Union Ballroom


Thank you,

MONICA CHARTIER, Programs Manager

The University of Texas at Austin| Liberal Arts Career Services | 512-232-4894 | |

Fall internships at GENaustin

Internship Opportunities

Fall 2014 internship needs include:

  • Event planning—helping to plan our annual We Are Girls conference which serves 1,600 parents, girls and educators in November.
  • Fundraising—gaining first hand experience in the development program of a nonprofit.
  • Communications—contributing to social media, the agency blog/website, and external communications.

Each of these internship positions can also contain a direct service component, helping to lead our self esteem building programs with girls, if desired.


GENaustin is seeking strong leaders with a passion for girls’ issues to fill a number of unpaid internships within our agency. All interns must be committed to the mission of GENaustin, be team-oriented, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have reliable transportation. Internships typically last one semester (fall, spring or summer) and are anywhere from 10-40 hours/week.  Please use the application form to specify which areas of our work you are most interested in.   Thank you for considering GENaustin for your internship!   To apply, download the application form GENaustin Internship Application, fill it out and send it to


Internship Application Procedures
Applicants are interviewed and selected on a rolling basis. Placements are typically filled by these dates: Fall – August  31 | Spring –  December 5   1)      Please save your internship application and your resume using the following naming system. Application: Firstname_Lastname_Internship_Application.doc Resume: Firstname_Lastname_Internship_Resume.doc  (submission optional)   2)    Send your completed application material to and use the subject line: Your name, internship.   Notice: GENaustin DOES NOT accept paper, mailed or faxed applications. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to download and submit this internship application. Please use a word processing program such as MS Word before submitting your application materials.  Also, please note that submitting a resume is optional.

Greater Austin Program Coordinator – GENaustin

Greater Austin Program Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Program Coordinator will perform the following duties in the Austin area:

Direct Service (60%)

• Assist in the implementation of all GENaustin programs, including: clubGEN, 180, Girl Talk Workshops, GirlConnect, We Are Girls Conference, Pathfinder and Summer Camps
•Facilitate a minimum of 5 groups/week, including both 180 and clubGEN groups
•Coordinate, schedule, and facilitate workshops for your assigned campuses
•Conduct intake, assessment and provide referrals to participants when appropriate
•Communicate with community, governmental, and school agencies around case management issues, when necessary
•Provide information, outreach and support to parents/guardians

Administrative (40%)

•Maintain and build relationships with school personnel¬ and community partners
•Assist in ongoing outreach and marketing efforts to increase GENaustin’s visibility at assigned campuses
•Oversee logistical details of groups such as recruiting participants, making reminders to participants, ordering supplies and administering program evaluations
•Attend monthly staff meeting, biweekly team meetings, and biweekly supervision
•Update attendance data on a monthly basis and submit monthly program report
•Assess effectiveness of curricula and update as appropriate
•Other duties as assigned

For more information, see

Tutoring with TheTalkList

For students in your department who are seeking paid teaching experience or might just want some fun, part-time work, please see below:

Tutoring with TheTalkList is a great way for college students to earn money and gain teaching experience from the comfort of their home computers – all while interacting with diversity of international students!  TheTalkList is a social e-learning website that creates a platform for virtual face to face English language tutoring sessions with a focus on conversational English for overseas students seeking to improve their speaking fluency in English by engaging in creative everyday discussion.

Below are some benefits of students who join TheTalkList team of tutors:

·         They choose their own rates and book their own appointments.

·         Everything from initial contact to payment is done on a single, easy-to-use website!

·         Since natural conversation is the focus, so there is no rigorous lesson planning involved.

·         TheTalkList staff is available to assist tutors in finding students, offering tips on tutoring and helping improve the online profiles of tutors.

Attached is a flyer to post visibly in your department to inform students of this unique teaching opportunity.  We’re counting on you to reach out to students because we feel your direct access to a wide range of candidates is an ideal source for the type of high quality tutors we need!

Students, faculty and staff members are free to contact me at anytime by email or phone to discuss options further.  Thank you for spreading the word!!




Reem Hazboun

Tutor Coordinator


“Your Social e-Learning Network.”

Mobile: 619.346.5149




APAICS 2014 – 2015 Fellowship Program

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is now accepting applications for its APAICS 2014 – 2015 Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C. If individuals are interested, please have them fill out the 2014 – 2015 application here:
The APAICS Fellowship Program places fellows in the US Congress, federal agencies and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) nonprofit organizations. The program aims to build leadership skills and foster a strong intent in political and civic engagement.

For more information about the APAICS 2013 – 2014 Fellowship Program, visit the Fellowship page on our websiteOur deadline has been extended to February 1st, 2014.

For additional questions, contact APAICS Program Director or (202) 296-9200.