Job Opportunities at the Sanger Center

If you’re looking for a job for the next academic year, consider joining the Sanger Learning Center! Sanger is one of the largest student employers on campus. Work on campus and enjoy flexible hours. Students have the opportunity to earn money while helping other students and gaining valuable workplace experience.

All positions require students be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and maintain at least a 3.0 GPAApplications are due on Friday, March 31.

There is also a job fair today, Wednesday, March 22 at 4:00pm at JES A121A

Fulbright US Student Program Opportunity

Are you looking for grants in order to study and research abroad? The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds 8 to 12 months abroad to study, research or teach English in countries around the world.

The 2018-2019 cycle opens April 3, 2017. Fulbright awards graduating seniors, recent graduates and alumni to travel for academic work in all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the performing and creative arts.  Many countries also offer grants for those who wish to serve as English teaching assistants.

There will be information sessions scheduled to talk more abouit this opportunity.

  • Mar 21, 2017  3:30PM  – 4:30PM   BUR 224
  • Apr 06, 2017  4:00PM  – 5:00PM   RLM 7.114
  • Apr 11, 2017  4:00PM  – 5:00PM   PAR 201
  • Apr 21, 2017 12:30PM  – 1:30PM   GSB 2.122
  • Apr 28, 2017 12:00Noon- 1:00PM   ART 1.110
  • May 03, 2017  2:30PM  – 3:30PM   CLA 0.102

Summer Internship with Rapoport Center

With all that is going on in the world, it can be easy to fall into a sense of despair and helplessness. If you’re wanting to help, but unable to figure out where to start, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights is seeking undergraduates for their summer internship.

Primary duties involve:

  • Assisting with research and advocacy projects
  • Serving as liaison to UT undergraduate community (through the Human Rights Student Advisory Council) and helping develop Center’s undergraduate outreach
  • Assisting Co-Directors, Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Rights Scholars, graduate students, and affiliated faculty with other projects and tasks as assigned
  • Contributing written work for press releases, website, and Annual Review publications

Please note: summer interns are offered a stipend. The application is due April 10th, 2017.

Required Qualifications

The Rapoport Center is looking for students who are committed to working on issues of human rights and justice; excellent writers and editers; skilled in strong organizational and time management; and who can compose themselves in a professional demeanor. The Center would work 15-20 hours per week during the summer.

The following qualifications may be preferred in some candidates:

  • Demonstrated experience with publication, design, and website software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Proficiency in a foreign language
  • Experience with scholarly research and editing
  • Journalism experience

How to Apply

Qualified students should submit the following items individually in PDF format via email (subject: Undergraduate Internship) to humanrights@law.utexas.edu:

  • Cover letter (state why you are interested in the position; demonstrate basic knowledge of our programs and activities)
  • CV/Resume (indicate any relevant skills and foreign language proficiency)
  • Transcript (unofficial is acceptable; an official copy can be mailed if needed, to arrive by the application due date)
  • List of three references (at least two must be UT faculty; include name, title, and contact information; full letters not required)
  • Writing sample (3-5 pages; does not need to relate directly to human rights, although that is preferable)

Summer Teaching Positions

Undergrads (or soon-to-be graduates), if you’re interested in teaching, we have an opportunity for you. This is time-sensitive as the application is due on the 19th of March.

Teach Reading to Students of All Ages This Summer

  • Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $520 and $700 per week while teaching.
  • Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
  • Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2017 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

 

They are looking for people who:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible, hardworking, and have good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.

Please submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at: http://instituteofreadingdevelopmentteachingjobs.com/

GRE Prep

From someone who’s taken the GRE: it’s more exhausting than a final. Even more exhausting than taking two AP exams back to back. I took my GRE after a few months of self-discipline. I tell my roommate and other friends who are interested in grad school to study hard.

Thankfully, because UT students have been asking for more GRE help, the Sanger Center will be offering a second “Preparing for the GRE” workshop this semester, on Monday, April 17th at 5:00 in JES A309. This is meant to be an introduction to the test format, question types, general strategies, and prep resources.

I had to learn most of the GRE through Kaplan workbooks and my sister (who took hers in 2012, right when I was taking my SATs for college.) I encourage all of you to attend!!

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Expect Respect Job Opportunity

Hello undergrads! We have a posting from one of our classmates, who is currently working with Expect Respect, a program associated with SAFE Austin. They are looking for a college aged people (18-25, i.e. all of you) to take part as a peer educator for their Theatre for Dialogue program which focuses on teen dating violence and unhealthy relationships.

Where’s Your Line?, an Educational Theatre Program, is recruiting actor-facilitator interns for the Fall 2017 semester! Interest in prevention education, youth programming, social work, applied theatre or social justice is preferred. No previous acting experience is necessary.

This Theatre for Dialogue program examines the struggles between two seniors as they make decisions about their relationship and life after high school. The format of the program includes scenes and monologues from the characters and discussion about healthy and unhealthy dating behaviors, creating boundaries, and navigating problems in relationships.

Available Roles:

  • Maya – Female, she’s struggling to choose between her boyfriend and her future.
  • Eli – Male, he’s excited about his future and worried about his relationship.
  • K – any gender, Maya’s best friend, struggling to support her during this rough time.

This unpaid internship requires a commitment of 5-7 hours/week, including 1-2 weekly rehearsals (daytime or evening). Then you will perform the program in high school classrooms across the greater Austin area! Reliable transportation is required. Preference will be given to individuals who can commit to a two semester internship.

The programs makes special efforts to recruit and be inclusive of diverse applicants. They strive for diversity in these areas: race, ethnicity, backgrounds, gender identity and expression, national origin, sexual orientation, and disability.

Auditions and interviews will be held on Sunday, April 23rd 11:30am-1:30 pm & 2:00-4:00pm.

For more information and to sign up for an audition slot, please contact:

Taco’boust Research Event This Thursday!!

Are you interested in research, but don’t know what resources are available or which professors to talk to? This Thursday, March 2nd, from 2-5pm in the CLA’s Glickman Center, you’ll be able to meet professors pursuing research in Liberal Arts and learn how to get involved in undergraduate research at UT!

The Liberal Arts Undergraduate Chapter for Research (LAUNCH) presents Taco’bout Research, a networking event for students and professors to discuss research in the field of liberal arts. We would like to encourage all Liberal Arts students to learn more about how to get involved with future LAUNCH events! Also, free tacos from Taco Shack will be provided during this event.

Professors attending are:

Bartholomew Sparrow – Government
Mariah Wade – Anthropology
Michael Mosser – Government
Jerome Bump – English
Mary Rose – Sociology
Kenneth Greene – Government
Students will be able to sign up for 20-minute time slots during which students will be allowed to discuss research directly with the professors. The food will be served at 1:45.  You may sign up by clicking on this link. Any questions can be directed to the chair at the following email: tnath@utexas.edu

 

The 2017 Lozano Long Conference: REVOLUCIONES ALIMENTARIAS

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Sustainability is one of the first things you learn in your Intro to Demography courses. Too many people can spread resources thin. As we are aware, our sustainability efforts in food are wreaking havoc on workers’ rights and hurting the environment.

Trade liberalization, political upheaval, population displacements, and environmental change have all played a role in shaping the food system in the region. Traditionally, the Latin American agricultural sector has grown by focusing on exports at the expense of producing fresh food for local communities. So even after a decade of economic growth, undernutrition overlaps (sometimes in the same population) with diets high in fat, sugar, and over-processed foods. In addition to these negative health outcomes, industrial agriculture produces enormous amounts of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.

There is an emerging global food movement that is reimaging how we can grow and distribute food in a more sustainable and fair way. In Latin America, social movements made up of farmers, agricultural workers, consumers, environmental groups, indigenous communities, and other experts have been pushing for greater food self-sufficiency, agro-ecological production and equitable nutrition policies.

Interested yet? Well, good thing there’s a conference being held on this! From February 22-24,  LILAS will be hosting this conference at the Texas Union. This conference will address the opportunities and obstacles to transforming the current food system in Latin America and what the rest of the world can learn from it. This event will bring together many innovative activists, researchers, and artists. The fields represented in the conference will be anthropology, ecology, geography, public health, law, history, sociology, political science, and film. Topics include agroecology and alternative farming styles; rights-oriented food movements; the land, work, and market struggles surrounding industrial agriculture; and nutrition and public health approaches to food policies.

Please refer to the website for more information, and to see their program of panelists.

 

FAFSA Deadline Awareness

Have you filled out your FAFSA, kiddos?

If you haven’t, this would be a good time to start. We’re exactly one month away from the priority deadline. It’s essential you complete your aid applications on time, as late FAFSAs will disqualify students from certain forms of need-based aid and late scholarship applications will not be accepted. The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) has now grouped the due date for the continuing student scholarship application with the FAFSA deadline to make things easier. More information below:

March 15 is now the single deadline for completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the university’s continuing student scholarship application. The OFA hopes this single financial aid/scholarship deadline will simplify the process for you, but it does make the scholarship app deadline earlier than it has been in the past. To meet the university’s deadline, the FAFSA, scholarship application and all supporting documents must be complete and correct by March 15.

COLA Research Poster Presentation Sessions

The College of Liberal Arts is now accepting applications for their research poster presentation session. The event will take place during the Liberal Arts Honors Day reception on Saturday, April 8. Students will also have the opportunity to present at the Dean’s Research Reception on Thursday, April 19, where their research will be presented to College directors, chairs, deans, and faculty.

The application can be found on COLA’s website. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 10.

If you have any questions about research week or the application, please contact Agnes Savich.