Essential Skills Immersion Series: Teamwork
What are the most in-demand skills for today’s job market and the future of work? This event series aims to help students consider this question as they prepare for the careers of today and tomorrow.
In the context of college life and employment, teamwork encompasses a variety of roles and importance as we work together and lead teams for micro and macro organizational goals. Whether working on a team for a class project, student organization, internship or job, learning how to work and lead a group is a vital skill for personal and professional success. By participating in these sessions, you will learn how to manage projects and conflict in team scenarios, how to develop these skills and how to articulate your abilities for an internship, job or leadership role.
All UT Austin undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
Project Management as an Effective Teamwork Skill | Tuesday, February 14, 6:00- 7:00 p.m. | FAC 2.236 | RSVP
Hosted by: Dr. Art Markman, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, UT Austin
Panelists: Morgan Ginther (UT Austin) and Vera Hinojosa (Indeed)
When a group works on a significant long-term project, it is crucial to coordinate activities, set deadlines, track progress, and ensure that the project stays on budget. The individual who takes this role is a project manager. Project management involves a core set of skills and can be an excellent pathway to employment that can also provide exposure to many other jobs within a firm.
Productive Teamwork Through Effective Conflict Management Skills | Wednesday, February 15, 6:00- 7:00 p.m. | FAC 2.236 | RSVP
Hosted by: Bethany Wendler, Interim Director, Texas Leadership Education and Development, Dean of Students, UT Austin
Panelists: Kouang Chan (UT Austin), Karen Gross (Citizen Discourse), and Virginia Luehrsen (UT Austin)
Conflict is inevitable, so why are groups and teams not better and managing it? Conflict can be uncomfortable, but can it also lead to inclusive and accessible spaces. Engage with professionals whose work centers around conflict in a variety of ways to learn why developing strong conflict management skills are essential components to any productive team.
Employer Panel: Teamwork for the Future of Work | Thursday, February 16, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | FAC 2.236 | RSVP
Hosted by: Summer Salazar, Director of Employer Engagement, Texas Career Engagement, UT Austin
Panelists: Lucy Junker (GLG), Jessica Mixon (Bank of America), Alicia Rogers (PwC) and Thomas Trieu (Toyota Financial Services)
Join our panelists of professionals and recruiters representing companies and organizations that implement teamwork strategies across various departments and operations. Our panelists will discuss the value of teamwork in professional settings and how you can articulate your teamwork skills and experiences when applying to internship and full-time opportunities.