’13th’: Screening and Discussion on Mass Incarceration in the United States

The Humanities Institute is hosting its Fall 2017 Difficult Dialogues Public Forum on October 30th at 6 PM

Location: POB 2.302

Following the screening, they will host a panel of faculty speakers and a criminal justice organizer from Grassroots Action. During the panel session, students will have a chance to practice engaging in dialogue with each other on the topic.

For Full Information on the event, click here.

To RSVP, click here.

Annie’s List Internship

Annie’s list is an organization looking to elect progressive women across the State f Texas at both the local and statewide level. Now, they are looking for interns to help further this campaign for the Spring 2018 semester.

What you need to send:

  • Cover letter expressing your interest in the program and preferred department
  • A one-page resumé

Send these materials to Ana Harris at ana@annieslist.com

More information can be found at: https://annieslist.com/programs/internships/

But hurry! The application closes next Wednesday, October 18th, at 5 PM!

Orientation Advisor Recruitment

Do you like helping students navigate the 40 acres? Do you want to continue a legacy of amazing orientation experiences for new students? Become an Orientation Advisor!

Learn about what it is like to welcome new classes of students and even gain some practical people skills along the way.

Info Sessions:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 115:30-6:30pm, BUR 106
  • ThursdayOct. 127:30-8:30pm, CAL 100
  • TuesdayOct. 177:30-8:30pm, JES A121A
  • Wednesday, Oct. 187:30-8:30pm, GSB 2.126
  • SundayOct. 225:30-6:30 p.m., CLA 0.126
  • MondayOct. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., CAL 100

Want to know what exactly being an OA entails? Check out the following link below for a full job description:

https://orientation.utexas.edu/student-leadership-opportunities

Applications are due on October 27th at 4 PM so be sure to get it in on time!

Alternative Breaks

Interested in making a difference in the Austin or South Texas community? The Division for Diversity and Community Engagement has opened applications for the 2018 Alternative Breaks Spring Break program! Dedicate your Spring Break towards serving communities facing the everyday threat of gentrification or dealing with immigration policy reform.

Applications close on Friday, October 6th!

Check out their website:

UT Alternative Breaks DDCE

Also, don’t forget to fill out the application!

UT AB Application

Graduate School Planning Info Session

Thinking about Graduate School? Do you need help planning?

The Texas Career Council will be hosting a Graduate School Planning session in the Texas Lonestar Room (UNB 3.208) from 11 AM to 12 PM on Tuesday, October 10th.

Take this wonderful opportunity to find out what is required for graduate school applications. Also, check out previous postings about the Ford Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!

LBJ School of Public Affairs Open House

Are you interested in Public Policy? Well look no further! The LBJ school is hosting an open house for potential graduate school applicants on November 9th!

Attending an Open House is a great way for prospective students to experience what it would be like to be public policy student. They get the opportunity to:

  • Meet the Dean,
  • Meet with graduate advisors,
  • Attend a class,
  • Have lunch with current students and faculty, and
  • Hear presentations about degree programs, admissions, fellowships, and career services.

Here are some helpful links to get started:

Open House Registration: bit.ly/lbjfallopenhouse

Additional Information about the programs: http://lbj.utexas.edu/degree-programs-lbj-school-public-affairs

How to Apply: http://lbj.utexas.edu/how-apply

Ford Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Another exciting opportunity for students going in to graduate school! If you are interested in pursuing a PhD or Sc.D following your bachelor’s, this is another amazing opportunity for funding.

Eligibility:

  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors, or other designations),
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level,
  • Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based (dissertation-required), program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a non-proprietary (not for profit) U.S. institution of higher education,
  • Individuals who as of the 2018 fall semester require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D./Sc.D. degree, and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.
  • Individuals who will be pursuing a doctoral degree in an eligible field of study.

Application Link: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_171962

Semester in Development Program

Insight Global Education is now accepting applications for its Spring 2018, Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 cohorts for the Semester In Development program. Their original Semester in Development program is held in Kampala, Uganda, however, they have now introduced a second Semester in Development in Suva, Fiji beginning in the Spring of 2018.

The Semester in Development is a term-long program that is open to undergraduate students of all disciplines. The program is based entirely overseas in Kampala, Uganda, or Suva, Fiji, and is unique as it combines studying and interning. While abroad, participants enroll as part-time visiting students at Makerere University (Kampala), or the Fiji National University (Suva), studying one day a week and earning transferable credits. The remaining four days a week have participants interning with a locally run organization in a field directly related to the student’s academic field.

Full information can be found at this link:  www.insightglobaleducation.com/SID

CELTA – Teach English Abroad

Have you ever wanted to teach English abroad?

Learn how you can travel and earn money after graduation with CELTA. CELTA is the most widely-recognized qualification for teaching English. The intensive 4-week program is designed for those new to teaching. You will learn how to effectively teach adult learners, lesson-plan, and gain hands-on classroom experience with actual students. This Cambridge University program is only available in Texas at The University of Texas at Austin

Program Details:

  • 4-week intensive program (8 hours/day)
  • 6 hours of teaching practice spread over 8 sessions
  • 4 weeks of observations of ESL classes at two different levels
  • Observations of experienced university ESL instructors

Topics Discussed:

  • The learning and teaching context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language Skills: Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing
  • Planning resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills
  • Resources for finding a job

Want to learn more? There is an information session coming up soon!

Date and Time: September 28th at 5 PM

Location: UTC 1.130

 

Stanford Law School Research Fellowship Opportunity

Calling all graduating seniors for a wonderful opportunity!

Several Stanford law professors are seeking full-time Research Fellows to begin work in the summer of 2018. This is a unique opportunity for graduating seniors and recent college graduates to participate in groundbreaking empirical legal and social science research. Past fellows have found the experience to be valuable preparation for graduate school and have matriculated to a number of prestigious graduate, law, and business programs.

This position is full-time and begins Summer 2018 with the option of renewal after one year.

As a fellow, you will assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School.

Package:

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

How to apply:
There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, October 30, 2017. The deadline for the second round is 7:00AM PST on Monday, January 8, 2018. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. The position is visa sponsorship eligible (H1B) and applicants with OPT are also eligible for this position. Apply online at
http://law.stanford.edu/empirical-research-fellowship/. Make sure to upload each of the following:
·       Brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position
·       Current resume
·       Transcript (unofficial version acceptable)
·       Short academic writing sample, preferably empirical or social
science-related
·       Contact information for at least two references, preferably
able to speak to academic research skills

Qualifications can be found on the provided website!