Shared on behalf of Academic Counselors Association.
Are YOU a student who helps other students? Do YOU dream of being better prepared to tutor, advise, or otherwise assist your peers? Are YOU a complete superhero dedicated to helping others CHANGE THE WORLD? Then WE have the opportunity for YOU!
The Academic Counselors Association (ACA) is proud to offer $300 scholarships to The University of Texas at Austin students who support the vision and values of the academic advising community. It is the hope of ACA that these scholarships will assist students in their academic pursuits and endeavors.
To qualify you must:
Be a currently enrolled UT Austin student
Assist in advising or other student services
Have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 (to be verified by the ACA awards committee)
Submit a 500 word statement & resume (more information on what this entails on the application link)
Submit a recommendation letter from a staff or faculty mentor who is familiar with your work in advising or other student support services.
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Tuesday, March 30th at 11:59 PM. Click here for more information!
Shared on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs Internship Program.
This year, we’ve expanded to include over 30 positions in our program! Our program provides internships across the Division of Student Affairs and beyond for Summer 2021. These positions are part-time (19 hours per week) for ten weeks and provide a competitive pay rate of $15 per hour. While the majority of our positions will be virtual for Summer 2021, each student will also have the opportunity to apply for housing assistance, if needed.
Selected applicants will be able to work on a range of projects, from coordinating programs to environmental sustainability to esports. To see a full list of available opportunities, students can visit our website. All cover letters and resumes will be accepted via HireUTexas powered by Handshake and students are encouraged to apply for each position of interest. Applications are due February 14, 2021 and the internship dates are May 31 –August 6, 2021. You can find our full digital promo card linked here.
Please join us for the spring semester’s first Sociology Colloquium session on Thursday, January 28 at noon:
Stephen Vaisey will present “Measuring Stability and Change in Personal Culture Using Panel Data”
Culture is an important part of social life but cultures are continuously evolving. Although rarely made explicit, sociological models of cultural change generally fall into two broad classes. The first is an active updating model that emphasizes the role of changing discourses, environments, and interactions. The second is a settled dispositions model, which emphasizes the continuing influence of durable dispositions acquired early in life. In this talk (based on Kiley and Vaisey 2020), I make these two core models explicit, deduce some of their empirical implications, and consider a simple method for comparing their fit using panel data. I apply this method to 183 items from the 2006-2014 General Social Survey panels. The findings are generally more consistent with the settled dispositions model than with the active updating model. However, there is a pattern of exceptions and caveats that can help us understand how institutions and events shape the process of cultural change. We argue that there is a place for both models in our theory of cultural evolution but that we need more evidence on the circumstances under which each is more likely to apply.
Stephen Vaisey is Professor of Sociology and Political Science at Duke University. The main goal of his research is to understand moral and political differences—what they are, where they come from, and the effects they have on the world. His recent work has focused on developing statistical approaches for analyzing belief structures and modeling cultural evolution.
This session will be a regular Zoom meeting, so no registration is required. All faculty, students (graduate and undergraduate), and staff are welcome to attend.
To Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 971 6285 4595
Our lineup for the spring semester includes:
Stephen Vaisey, Duke University
Faculty Pecha Kucha
Jennifer Glass, UT Austin
Tsedale Melaku, City University of New York
Michael Hout, NYU
Shelly Clark, McGill University
Ari Adut, UT Austin
John Robinson III, Washington University in St. Louis
Kevin Thomas, UT Austin
Dissertating Student Pecha Kucha
Kathryne Young, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Office of the Dean of Students invites you to apply for the Glenn Maloney Scholarship!
The Glenn Maloney Scholarship is given in memory of Glenn W. Maloney. Glenn served The University of Texas at Austin for 19 years, the last seven as the Associate of Dean of Students. The scholarship was established to remember Glenn’s countless contributions to the university and to recognize the students he loved.
Students who exemplify Glenn’s character and positive impact on students are encouraged to apply. Applications are open and available on Hornslink from Tuesday, January 19 through Tuesday, February 9, 2021. For more information about the process and eligibility we encourage you to visit our website.
Liberal Arts Career Services has lots of upcoming (virtual) events. Our students have access to 40+ employer events each week via Handshake. Log in to your Handshake account and click on Events to make sure you don’t miss anything! The events below are specifically for UT liberal arts students. You can also use your Handshake account to schedule Zoom appointments with career coaches and graduate admissions coaches.
Undergraduate Research Assistant: Data Services Group — Assist with the organization, entry, coding, digitizing, cleaning, and archiving of research data and records. To learn more about the undergraduate position, please log-in to Handshake, https://app.joinhandshake.com/login
Shared on behalf of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
Do you aspire to be a researcher? Are you considering graduate study? Do you want to promote diversity at institutions of higher learning? Are you seeking peers and mentors who share your goals?
This doctoral preparatory program offers concrete mentoring and financial support to students who intend to pursue academic research in approved fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The fundamental objective of MMUF is to increase diversity among faculty in universities and colleges, as well as demonstrate a commitment to eradicating social, educational, and economic disparities.
Learn more about the MMUF Program
Virtual Info Session I: Wednesday, January 20 at 11:00 am
Virtual Info Session II: Thursday, January 21 at 11:00 am
What: Public Service Weekend When:Friday, Nov 6 (2:30-6:40 PM) and Saturday, Nov 7 (10:00 AM-12:40 PM) Where: Online via Zoom (free event) How: Register online here by November 4 Students: Submit the form above and a resume
Why? Public Service Weekend is an interactive event we host each year to educate the world about the public service sector. It is our way of giving back and fulfilling our mission of educating future public servants. During the event, we focus on public service careers and education primarily within public administration/policy and international affairs/security/development.
Who should attend? SERVICE-MINDED STUDENTS who want to make a difference in a variety of career fields and ADVISORS who want to learn more to better assist you and/or your student; we’d love to have you!
Interested in working for the University Writing Center’s as a Writing Consultant? Consider taking their internship course, RHE 368C, this Spring 2021. This internship is a required course for anyone hoping to work at the UWC. Students interested in the internship course must apply through HireUTexas by October 23rd to be considered. The course application is listed under the title “Writing Center Intern.”
The internship is designed to introduce students to writing center theory and practice, and is ideal for students interested in writing, rhetoric and communication, and pedagogy. After completing the internship, students can apply to work at the UWC as consultants. Consulting is a supportive and flexible job that offers a variety of professionalization opportunities such as certifications, promotional and social media work, and research projects, in addition to developing vital consulting, interpersonal communication, and writing skills.
Shared on behalf of Patty Gregory with the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology
The Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (psm.isr.umich.edu), based in the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, could be a great fit for graduates of the UT Sociology program who are looking for additional graduate training in this area. We offer students a choice of “tracks” or emphases—social science, data science or statistics. All of our students receive a thorough introduction to any array of methods for collecting data and combining data from multiple sources. We also ground all of our students in a framework for the judging of the quality of data.