Change Corps Job Opportunity

A note from Change Corps:

We are still hiring for our final spots by May 15th. This year we took on fighting for funding for full-day kindergarten, promoting renewable energy, and pressuring tire companies to stop destroying indigenous communities for profit. Over the next few weeks so we’re looking for a few more talented people to join our next class of organizers this fall.

We are accepting still applications, however, we hire on a rolling basis so I suggest people apply quickly. We have only five more spots to fill!

Take a look at one of our spring campaigns below!

Full Day Kindergarten in Colorado
Mason Astill, has been working with the Colorado Children’s Campaign and the Full Day Kindergarten NOW Coalition for his spring campaign! This campaign was to pressure the Colorado General Assembly to increase state funding for Kindergarten from funding each Kindergartener as a half day student to funding each kindergarten enrollee as a full day student. While the majority of school districts in Colorado offer full-day kindergarten, thousands of Colorado kids are not enrolled, and if they are, the cost of the remainder of the day is taken up either by school districts or parents. That means that Colorado’s Kindergarten system was fundamentally unequal from district to district.

Click here to apply!

The Full Day Kindergarten Advocacy Day and Press Conference on April third was the culmination of months of work with a coalition of over 100 organizations all focused on bringing Colorado to fully fund a full day of Kindergarten for every child in Colorado, no matter their zip code. We also brought together Governor Jared Polis, parent advocates Kiki McGough and Karen Hampel, and bill sponsors Senator Jeff Bridges, Representative Barbara McLachlan, and Representative James Wilson to speak in the Colorado State Capitol about funding Full Day Kindergarten (see photo below).

As you might know, Change Corps offers graduating seniors and others a year-long, full-immersion training fellowship in grassroots organizing that helps prepare them for careers in social change.

Change Corps couples classroom training with real-world experience, partnering with groups like the National Education Association, MoveOn and Everytown for Gun Safety on their campaigns.

Click here to learn more!

Application Deadline is May 15th!

Annie’s List Summer Internship Opportunity

Annie’s List is now accepting applications for paid Summer 2019 internships based in Austin from June 3 – August 9. Please email a one page resume and cover letter in PDF format explaining your interest in Annie’s List and your preferred department to Ana Harris at ana@annieslist.com by Friday, April 12th by 5:00 PM CST. They encourage all majors and all years to apply, but are particularly interested in rising Juniors and Seniors. Interns receive a stipend of $1,000 for the summer.

Interns will not only get a sense of what it takes to elect women in Texas, but also have the option to participate in career development opportunities, such as resume/cover letter writing workshops, networking workshops, and panels tailored to the current interns’ interests.

More information about the types of internships available can be found here: https://annieslist.com/programs/intern-program/

Boys & Girls Club Job Opportunity

A note from the Boys & Girls Club of Austin:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area would like to let you know about our paid, part-time Youth Development Professional positions.

About Us: Boys & Girls Clubs is the leading out-of-school time youth development organization. We are devoted to providing quality programming in the areas of academic success, good character and leadership, healthy lifestyles/sports, STEM, and fine arts.

Why UT College of Liberal Arts Students Should Work Here: 

  • Gain practical, hands-on workforce experience
  • Interact with youth of various cultures and ethnic diversities
  • Observe human behavior and development
  • Promoting a fun and safe learning environment for youth

If you are in need of a part-time, paid position that will complement your formal learning experience, please contact:

Holli Patke

Talent Coordinator

holli.patke@bgcaustin.org

O: 512.444.7199

C: 512.909.6606

Join our team!

Sanger Learning Center is Hiring

Do you enjoy helping your fellow peers? Apply for a job with Sanger Learning Center! Positions include public speaking consultants, tutors, outreach specialists, among others. With flexible hours and competitive pay, what are you waiting for? Apply now! bit.ly/hiringSLC

Sanger Learning Center is looking for more physics tutors for fall 2019! Apply at bit.ly/SLCTutor

Deadline: March 31, 2019

LETS UT Volunteering Opportunity

A note from LETS UT:

We’re LETS, which stands for Lasting Empowerment for Teen Success. Our mission is to empower incarcerated youth by providing creative outlets, fostering self-worth, and building support systems. We volunteer every wednesday at the Gardner Betts Juvenile Center. We aim to be a valuable resource to these young kids in the criminal justice system. We are aiming for members 21+ because that is the age you can volunteer at. There are limited positions for those under 21 but they are still urged to sign-up and apply. Our applications will go out on April 6th and we will send them out to anyone that is interested.
Our email: lets.texas@gmail.com

University of Virginia M.S. in Commerce Info Session

A note from De’Shay TurnerAssistant Director of Graduate Marketing & Recruiting, University of Virginia:

Did you know that a master’s in management can increase your long-term earning potential? Attend an information session at UT to learn more about the University of Virginia’s M.S. in Commerce, a one year management degree for non-business majors. The M.S. in Commerce at UVA offers tracks in business analytics, finance, and marketing and management, concluding with a three-week global immersion experience to Europe, Latin America, Asia, or the Middle East. Ranked No 2 “Master’s in Management” in the world by The Economist, this program boasts 95-99% placement within three months of graduation. We have upcoming application deadlines on March 1 and April 15, and scholarships are still available!

UVA M.S. in Commerce Information Session at UT

Wednesday, Feb. 20 (5:30 – 6:00 pm)

Robert B. Rowling Hall – Guadalupe Room (4th floor)

Register here!

Consider signing up to meet with graduate admissions as well. One on one advising sessions are a great way to learn how you, individually can prepare a competitive application!

Meet With Graduate Admissions

Wednesday, Feb. 20 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Thursday, Feb. 21 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

30 minute Sessions

Caffé Medici – 2222 Guadalupe St.

Sign up Here!

 

Sociology Honors Program Fall 2019 Applications

A note from Dr. Penny Green, Sociology Honors Advisor:

Dear Sociology Majors,

I have begun reviewing applications for the Sociology Honors Program for the Fall of 2019Applications will be accepted until all available slots are filled.

Sociology Honors is a double-semester program during which you’ll conduct independent research and write a thesis under the supervision of a member of the Sociology Faculty.  Honors students also attend a seminar, which meets twice weekly for 50 minutes.  Attending the seminar will not increase your workload, but it will help you work more efficiently.  Its purpose is to provide support, resources, and assistance relevant to successfully completing your thesis.  The seminar also helps build close relationships between Honors students, creating a genuine community of young scholars.

Honors coursework consists of two 3 hour courses, SOC 679HA (first semester) and SOC 679HB (second semester), which must be taken over two long semesters. Beginning in the fall of 2016, SOC 679HA and SOC 679HB will count toward the 27 hours of Sociology coursework required for the major.

The Sociology Honors Program is open to majors who have completed at least 60 hours of coursework with a Sociology GPA of at least 3.5 and an overall GPA of at least 3.0.  You must have completed SOC 302 (Intro to Sociology) and SOC 317L (Statistics) prior to entering the program.  You are encouraged to have completed SOC 317M (Research Methods) and SOC 379 (Theory), but one or both can be taken during your first semester. They must be completed not later than your first semester.

Many students secure a thesis supervisor before applying for Honors, but this is not required.  I can help you identify potential supervisors. Applicants should have at least a general idea of the area they would like to work in.  Applications can be given to Debbie Rothschild (RLP 1.216) or directly to me. You can download an application at: www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/sociology/undergraduate/honors.php.

Please touch base with me if you’d like more information about our program.

Sincerely,

Dr. Green

Associate Professor of Instruction and Sociology Honors Advisor

RLP 3.602

(512) 232-6306

pennygreen@utexas.edu

 

UT Research Week 2019

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Senate of College Councils invite students, faculty, and staff to participate in Research Week 2019, the annual university-wide celebration of undergraduate research and creative activity at UT Austin. Research Week 2019 will take place April 15-19. This year’s events will include college and departmental poster presentations, performances, special seminars on research-related topics, and the Longhorn Research Poster Session — an interdisciplinary event highlighting undergraduate work, research resources, and opportunities for students from all majors. For the first time, student presenters at the poster session will be in competition for $5000 in awards.

Please consider exploring opportunities to present during Research Week, either at a college or program event or at the Longhorn Research Poster Session. Students who are interested in participating in the Poster Session may submit an abstract through this online submission form through Feb. 28. Students who plan to present a research poster should register to attend a poster design workshop through the Office of Undergraduate Research if they have not already had poster design training through their academic programs.

If you have any questions about Research Week 2019, submitting an abstract, or presenting your work, you can contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at 512-471-7152 or uresearch@austin.utexas.edu.

As colleges, programs, research units, and student organizations register events for Research Week 2019, the online events calendar will be updated with a full list of registered events.

Wayfair Job Opportunities and Event

A note from Wayfair:

Kaitlin Andryauskas (UT SOC grad, 2010) will be speaking with Liberal Arts Students about pursuing a career in analytics, business intelligence, and data science with a Liberal Arts degree.  She will speak about her career path, as well as several opportunities in these fields currently available at Wayfair.

Who Who Are:

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

Highlighted Open Roles:

Data Analytics Intern – Business Intelligence

Software Engineering Intern

Software Engineering Full-Time

Data Science Intern

Data Science Full-Time

Business Analyst Intern

Business Associate Intern

Business Associate Full-Time

Location:  LAC Library Room

Date:  February 8, 2019

Time:  12:30-2:30

 

 

Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies Travel Scholarships

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies is now offering a number of travel scholarships to Liberal Arts majors for study abroad in Latin America, both for summer 2019 and for academic year 2019-2020.  For summer 2019, they are offering ten $2,500 travel scholarships.  Students must attend degree-granting institutions in Latin America this coming summer for a summer session and return with at least six hours of college credit.  For academic year 2019-2020, they will award six $5,000 travel scholarships for semester-long study abroad in Latin America.  Awardees must attend degree-granting institutions in Latin America and return with at least 12 hours of college credit.  These awards are merit-based.

Applications and letters of recommendation are due on February 15, 2019. Please follow the link to the scholarship portal: http://bit.ly/WNaeWm