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LAH Student Mentors

LAH’s first year mentorship program matches a LAH upperclassman with incoming freshman. As a LAH Mentor you will be matched with a student(s) that you will conduct check-ins with to share resources, as well as, answer any questions. If you would like to support and be a role model for students entering UT, please complete this information form so we can match you with a mentee who is right for you.

Application link:

College Student Commission Openings

The College Student Commission is an official commission of the City of Austin. Members work together to find solutions to the issues affecting college students in Austin. Each area college or university has three reserved seats on the commission. UT Austin currently has two vacancies for the 2023-2024 school year.

This is an opportunity to help your campus community by sharing your experiences and observations as a college student and as a resident of Austin. You would have the chance to work with our local government by proposing recommendations for new or enhanced city programs and policies that affect you and other students. Please fill out the interest form by Sunday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m. if you wish to be considered and email Paige Muehlenkamp-McHorse at with any questions.

Paid Psychology Research Study

Have you been feeling depressed? Are you interested in participating in a paid research study?

The Mood Disorders Lab at The University of Texas is looking for participants 18-25 years old to participate in a study examining the behavioral patterns and symptoms of depression.

Qualified participants will complete questionnaires and participate in mobile data collection. Compensation will be provided. All participant information is confidential.

To see if you are eligible, visit the following website:

Please call or email at 512-232-4750 or for more information


The Mood Disorders Laboratory Team

Student Positions in the Health Professions Office

The Health Professions Office (HPO) is hiring for student positions!! If you run across any students who may be great for either of these positions, please send them our way! Please contact Brooke Sheetz,, if you have questions or need additional information.

Hiring: Health Professions Peer Coach/Mentor

The Health Professions Office is looking for Health Professions (HP) Peer Coaches/Mentors! If you have a passion for helping your fellow HP students, plan to go into health profession, and want to enhance your leadership skills, this may be the job for you! This is a paid position at $10.50/hour, 8-12 hours per week and they are looking for rising juniors with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Visit Handshake and search for Job #594900 for more information. Applications are rolling so applying soon will give you an advantage!

*This position will start in the Summer

Hiring: HPO Communications Intern

Would you like an on-campus opportunity to enhance your communication, organizational, and social-networking skills? The HPO Communications Intern supports the Health Professions staff to develop and implement promotional campaigns to boost UT student engagement with the Health Professions Office. This is a paid position at $10.50/hour, 5-8 hours per week. If have  experience in social media go to Handshake and search for Job #6914158 and apply!

**This position will have an immediate start date

Philip Wiseman event

Big Law: What You Should Know Before You Go

Friday, April 28, 2-3pm

Liberal Arts Career Services, FAC 2.106

RSVP here

Are you interested in working in Big Law? Would you like to work internationally? Join us for an informal conversation with LAH alum Philip Wiseman.

Philip graduated from UT Austin in 2014 and attended Berkeley Law. After graduation he returned to Texas and worked for several “biglaw” firms in the Houston market before moving to Dallas where he now serves as Vice President of Legal Affairs & Assistant General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase & Co. During his time as an attorney, he’s practiced in both the US and in Europe and has worked on a plethora of international legal matters related to private securities and private investment funds.

Philip is returning to campus to give advice to the next generation of pre-law students. He’ll share his experience and answer your questions about what being a lawyer is really like. Space is limited. Please RSVP to save your spot.

Fellowship & Job

Freshmxn & Sophomores: Are you looking for a fall fellowship?

  • Apply to Teach For America’s Ignite Fellowship  by Wednesday, June 7th. Virtually tutor elementary or middle school students this fall.
  • This is a part-time, paid tutoring opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth, accelerate student success, and hone your leadership skills.
  • Want to learn more about the fellowship? Attend our virtual  Info-Session in April. Before submitting your application, attend our Application Workshop on 5/2.

 Juniors: Are you looking for a post-grad job?

As a Teach For America early applicant, you’ll gain a full year of exclusive professional development, networking, and paid internship opportunities in preparation for a full-time job starting June 2024. 

  • Want to explore the application? Submit your 2-hour application to the 2024 corps by Wednesday, April 19th.
  • All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits + $5k-$10k stipend + up to $12k Americorps grant


LAH Summer Orientation Call for Volunteers

Hi LAHers,

Will you be in Austin this summer? Are you interested in volunteering for LAH IN PERSON orientation?  If the answer is yes, sign up on the google doc link to let Stacey know by Wednesday, April 19th.

Summer Orientation is 7 weeks beginning May 30th through July 19th, with a Last summer Orientation August 14-16.

Volunteering entails helping advise incoming LAH freshman with their fall schedules in small groups with Stacey or Linda on Day 2 of orientation. We also need a couple of volunteers to assist with registration the next day (Day 3) from 12:30-2:00 in the LAH Commons room. You don’t have to be available for both days and even the entire summer. We are flexible!

We would like to have at least 4-5 peer advisers throughout the summer for the Small Group advising sessions and Registration assistance.

Orientation dates volunteers are needed:

May 31- Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

June 1 -Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

June 6 -Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

June 7- Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

June 13 Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

June 14 Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

June 21- Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

June 22- Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

June -27 Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

June -28 Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

July-11- Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

July-12- Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

July-18 -Small group advising with Stacey and Linda Times TBA

July-19 Registration 12:30-2:00 in LAH Commons Room

August -14-16 (Dates/times not set yet)

Please complete this Google form if you are available to help us out this summer.

Peers for Pride Final Performance-April 13th!

Hi Allies in Action!

Our students have been working diligently for the past year in the Peers for Pride course to curate a final performance taking place on Thursday, April 13th from 5pm-7pm in WCP Room 2.120.

We would love if you could attend to show support for our students who are promoting messages through theatre around allyship, inclusive LGBTQIA+ communities, intersectionality, and experiences of being queer and trans on a college campus.

Additionally, the application for the Peers for Pride 2023-2024 cohort is now open! If you could share widely that would be great– the description is below, but please visit the GSC’s Peers for Pride webpage for further details.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself or the GSC at


Apply here

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 Center for Women’s Gender Studies.

Learn about queer histories and create queer futures!
Facilitate workshops around allyship with the GSC!
Make new friends & work toward creating thriving LGBTQIA+ communities at UT.

Who Can Apply?
The program and course are open to UT undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and disciplines. Courses will count for a total of six hours of upper-division credit in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS), Social Work (SW), Theatre and Dance (TD), and Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP). Additionally, students will receive credit for Cultural Diversity in the United States, and Ethics course flag requirements.
No experience in theatre and/or performance is required to apply and participate in the program. After students have completed the program, they are eligible to be invited for a paid opportunity to facilitate any Peers for Pride requested workshop for the campus and/or local Austin community!
Students of the Peers for Pride Program are required to take one class in the fall semester and one in the spring semester in their respective order.

Fall Semester: Confronting LGBTQIA+ Oppression: Exploring the Issues and Learning the Skills to Communicate Them
Learn basic facilitation skills while taking an in-depth look at some issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals.
Spring Semester: Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQIA+ Oppression: Peers for Pride in Action
Students will continue in the program to become peer facilitators and have the opportunity to fine-tune their facilitation skills and lead workshops across campus. Students must complete the prerequisite course Confronting LGBTQIA+ Oppression: Exploring the Issues and Learning the Skills to Communicate Them to be able to enroll in this course.

JapanLab Expo

The first is our second JapanLab Expo, which will be held on Wednesday, April 19th from 3:00-4:30 PM in Vislab (POB 2.404A). The expo will feature the work of student teams from this semester. At the expo, you can learn about propaganda through a digitized 1938 board game that celebrates Japan’s invasion of China, walk through the streets of the booming treaty port city of Yokohama in the nineteenth century, and experience the start of Japan’s sixty-year civil war through the eyes of a young provincial warrior in 1335. Feel free to drop in for a few minutes or the whole time to see the projects and talk with the student participants and team leaders.

We are also recruiting students now for our fall semester teams, featuring projects on sumo, censorship, and the Tale of Genji. If you know a student interested in digital humanities, computer programming, graphic design, or Japanese history and culture, we would be grateful if you could forward this opportunity to them. Applications will close on April 17th. You can find the application as well as more information about the different projects we’re recruiting for here: