Category Archives: Career

Advise TX: College Advising Corps

Advise TX places recent college graduates as full-time college advisers in Title One high schools in five regions of Texas. Advise TX provides the support that students in Title One high schools require to navigate the complex processes of college admissions, matriculation and financial aid. The University of Texas at Austin chapter has 18 advisers serving Central Texas, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley.

  • 11 month contract with the option to renew for another year (perfect for anyone wanting a gap year or two).
  • Opportunity to shape the lives and futures of high school students; if you believe in the importance of higher education, this role gives you the opportunity to help students access it.
  • Phenomenal jumping off point for any career; gets you connected to a national organization that is respected around the globe.

This would be a perfect opportunity for LAHers! Click here to visit the Advise TX website.

Startup Coffee Connect

Startup Coffee Connect is a casual, friendly networking event for all Longhorn entrepreneurs. Open to all students, faculty, and staff, the HKEC provides a relaxed environment for innovators to discuss what they are working on, pitch ideas to potential founding partners, and enjoy the complimentary coffee bar and breakfast tacos. After brief opening remarks about upcoming opportunities within the UT Startup Ecosystem from HKEC Assistant Director Amanda Golden, the floor is opened for entrepreneurs to mingle and network amongst each other.
Hook ‘Em!

How It Works

1. NETWORK: Chat with other innovators and find new potential partners!
2. PITCH: Get your idea out there and get constructive feedback (apply here to pitch)!
3. SIP/SNACK: Treat yourself to coffee and breakfast tacos on the house!
Startup Coffee Connect is open to all UT undergraduate students, graduate students, faulty and, staff.

Startup Coffee Connect

Explore Law | Summer 2022 Application Still Open

This summer’s Explore Law are still open. Explore Law’s goal is to increase the numbers of high-priority undergraduate students from the University of Texas at Austin, Huston-Tillotson University, and Austin Community College who apply to and are accepted into law school. Over the last seven years, we’ve had over one hundred students complete the program, and over 95% of them are presently on a path to and through law school.


The cornerstone of the program is the four-week summer program. This summer the program will run 18 July to 12 August. Participants who complete the program earn a stipend of $1,500.00. We are currently planning to meet in person.


Applications are now due Wednesday, 20 April, 11:59P Central. Students can find details about the remaining virtual info sessions on the website and can contact Eric Dieter at

Liberal Arts in Campaigns & Politics

Do you want to work in politics? Are you interested in protecting the right to vote? Itching to be part of a campaign? Thinking about law school? Join us for a live Zoom Q&A with a longhorn who has done all of that and more since her graduation.

Wednesday, March 30th 2022
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Zoom)
RSVP here.

Amanda Gnaedinger has ten years of experience working in politics, including as Legislative Director for the Texas House of Representatives, Staff Attorney at Lone Star Justice Alliance, and Elections Protection Training Manager at Common Cause. Amanda is a double longhorn. She received her B.A. in Rhetoric & Writing and Chinese Language & Literature from UT in 2012 and her JD from UT Law in 2016.

Careers in Politics Symposium

The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at UT Austin is hosting our annual Careers in Politics symposium this April 9th, in person! Careers in Politics is the University’s premier political, public service, and government job-centric seminar. We work to provide direct access to the biggest names in politics. Speakers will share words of wisdom, offer strategies to help you find your role in the world of politics, and provide guidance as you embark on your career in politics via panels and keynotes.


The event will conclude with a catered mixer where attendees are encouraged to meet and network with other students from across Central Texas and the state. This event is capped at 75 attendees to keep conversations intimate and networking manageable. There is a $5 registration fee. Students can register at

McCombs Entrepreneur Summer Fellowship Application Now Open!

The McCombs Entrepreneur Summer Fellowship (MESF), funded by the generous support of alumni donors and the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center, enables innovative students to continue building their startups during the summer. First-year MBAsgraduate students from majors outside of McCombs, and undergraduate students from any major with four semesters of course work who are actively working on a startup are eligible to apply. Applicants working on any stage of startup development from ideation to scaling are eligible to apply. Learn more here.

UT Real Estate Center – Student Career Workshops

If this is you: Are you a people person, that considers yourself a creative-type, but is also drawn to business and math?? Still unsure about exactly what you want to do after graduation??

Join us: Wednesday, March 9th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm for Let’s Chat About Real Estate Careers // Commercial Real Estate Careers are NOT RESIDENTIAL HOME SALES!!

  • Ever wonder why some cities, like Austin, are continuing to grow, while others don’t?
  • Wondering how downtown high-rise buildings, hotels and resorts, mixed-use and multifamily projects are financed, designed, and built?
  • Are you interested in positively impacting communities where people live, work and play?
  • Curious about the future development of cities, transportation challenges, affordable housing, urban policy, planning and the built environment?
  • Wondering how investors choose particular cities to spend their money?

REGISTRATION: If you are a student member of the Real Estate Center, you can register in our Symplicity Portal. If you are not yet a member or do not know how to access the portal, you can register here instead:

McNair Scholars | 2022-23 Application Open

McNair, part of the U.S. Department of Education’s funded TRIO programs, guides first-generation and low-income and/or underrepresented students into Ph.D. programs, and provides funding to assist with that process.  Applications are due 11:59PM, Friday, 31 March, but applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.


The Longhorn Center for Academic Equity has several info sessions scheduled, all via Zoom. Interested students can find details about these sessions on the flyer above and on the website. Students can also email Dr. Nabeeha Chaudhary, McNair’s Senior Student Program Coordinator,, with questions.

Women in STEM

What is WiSTEM?
Women in STEM, is an initiative launched by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement  (DDCE) in 2021. WiSTEM connects students, educators, and professionals to the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through recruitment initiatives, supportive structures, and educational services designed to promote the success and advancement of women, girls, and gender minorities in STEM fields. WiSTEM strives to recruit and retain women and gender minority STEM students and to provide a supportive community that encourages the success of women and gender minorities at The University of Texas at Austin. All students are welcome to join in!

WiSTEM Focus
WiSTEM will work to fulfill the critical need to educate and expose students to transdisciplinary, holistic experiences that increase the sense of belonging, STEM identity, and STEM self-efficacy and will engage our university community of over 12,000 current undergraduate and graduate women and gender minority students in STEM majors with career and leadership programming and role model and mentor engagements. Women in STEM (WiSTEM) will also focus on K12 outreach and STEM education reaching 12,000 K12 students plus 12,000 families, educators, and community partners annually.  Initiatives under the WiSTEM umbrella include:

WiSTEM Canvas Community

Each academic year, WiSTEM creates an online community in Canvas. STEM students will be automatically invited to this community and it will appear in your Canvas dashboard once you accept the invitation. This is a really convenient online portal for information, announcements, and opportunities. Take some time to browse Canvas and connect with others in your field of study! The WiSTEM Canvas Community serves as a way to connect students with opportunities, information, and ways to engage in their communities of support. Weekly posts on Mental Health Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays, and Thankful Thursdays serve as regular reminders on the importance of self-care. Anyone can join our community through this link! If you have accepted the invitation and decide you no longer want to be a part of the community, email to be removed.

Opportunities for campus and community programs/events/initiatives:
Company Opportunities & Workshops
Research & Graduate School Opportunities
Student Orgs, Scholarships, & Leadership Opportunities

WiSTEM Social Media

WiSTEM Launch Party

January 2022
More details coming soon!

Invite Others to Join the WiSTEM Canvas Community:
Share the link for others to join in: All STEM students, all genders, welcome!

More Questions?
Feel free to reach out to with questions or connect with WiSTEM Student Programs Director, Ana Dison,