Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Graduating seniors! Only a few more weeks until we graduate and spread out to graduate programs, law school, medical school, or even the workforce. If you’re looking for a job for experience or because you want to become a teacher, please consider applying to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program!

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds 8 to 12 months abroad to study, research or teach English in countries around the world.

Fulbright awards alumni, graduating seniors and recent graduates 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. The Campus Deadline for the 2018-2019 cycle is August 31, 2017.

There will be upcoming Fulbright Grant Information Sessions this week:

  • Thu-Apr 20, 2017 12:00Noon- 1:00PM WEL 3.266
  • Fri-Apr 21, 2017 12:30PM  – 1:30PM GSB 2.122
  • Fri-Apr 28, 2017 12:00Noon- 1:00PM DFA 1.101
  • Wed-May 03, 2017  2:30PM  – 3:30PM CLA 0.102

Feel free to contact Lindsay Jones (lindsay.jones@austin.utexas.edu) for any additional information about the program.

Rapoport Extention to April 17th

Did you realize the Rapoport Application was due today? Don’t fret! The application has been extended to April 17th!! Just a refresher:

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

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)

IE Pre-Grad School Internship

With registration for next semester coming up in a few weeks, let me tell you about an exciting internship course.

Are you thinking about whether graduate school is in your future?  Are you uncertain about what it would be like to be a graduate student and what academic program may be suited best to your interests and career goals?

If your answer to these questions is yes, you may wish to consider undertaking the Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) “Pre-Graduate School Internship.”  This internship is open to students in all UT colleges/schools and departments.  You may earn one, two or three hours of academic credit (CMS 164M/264M/364M) by participating in the internship.

Attached is a flyer describing the Pre-Graduate School Internship. In addition, you may read more about this program (including FAQ’s, examples of internship activities and an easy to complete internship contract) on the web: http://communication.utexas.edu/ie/

There are also financial awards. The Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Award is designed to encourage both first generation and economically disadvantaged undergraduate students to pursue their academic passions and to seriously consider graduate study.

The awards will be in the form of $1,000 stipends offered to a select number of qualified undergraduate interns. The award is intended to support and encourage students to pursue opportunities that further enrich the Pre-Graduate School Internship experience. (e.g., traveling to conferences, potential graduate school visits, research endeavors, supplies, books etc.)

In addition, each intern’s graduate mentor will be awarded a matching $1,000 stipend through the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.  For more information about this award, please go to: http://communication.utexas.edu/ie/kuhn-ie-award

A wonderful video about IE is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWx0qNZERI0

Please direct all questions to feel free to contact Rick Cherwitz (spaj737@uts.cc.utexas.edu)

NOTE: Because of the generosity of several UT deans, undergraduates who do their pre-grad internship in programs in the following colleges will be eligible to receive travel grants to help cover part of the cost of attending an academic conference (with their grad mentor)– Law, Public Affairs, Communication, Information, Nursing, Architecture, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Business, Social Work, Information, Nursing, Architecture, Education, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts.

 

Hatton W. Sumners Careers in Politics Conference

Undergrads! in our political climate, public service leaders are needed now more than ever! If you are interested in politics and public service or flirting with this arena, please know UT will be hosting a conference this weekend!

Hatton W. Sumners Careers in Politics Conference

Saturday, April 1, 2017 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm)

Belo Center for New Media, 300 W. Dean Keeton

 

This one-day, nonpartisan event offers the next generation of civic leaders the insiders’ perspective about what it’s like to have a career in public service.

Participants have the opportunity to hear from active political professionals such as elected officials, political staff, government leaders, and communication strategists.

Speakers will:

  • Offer strategies for navigating the current political landscape;
  • Share thoughts on emerging trends in policy-making;
  • Explore methods of effective leadership for local impact;
  • Help you to develop and refine your personal brand;
  • Give you next steps for getting your foot-in-the-door.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Parag Mehta, Former Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General (keynote address)
  • Evan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of The Texas Tribune
  • Gerald Daugherty, Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 3
  • The Honorable Sherri Greenberg, Clinical Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and former member of the Texas House of Representatives.
  • Denise Davis, Former Texas House Parliamentarian and Chief of Staff to House Speaker Joe Straus
  • Randan Steinhauser, National Adviser to National School Choice Week
  • Jo Cassandra Cuevas, Manager, Legislative Affairs, AT&T
  • Mark Harkrider, Seasoned Lobbyist
  • Jessica Beemer, North Sector Manager, City of Houston
  • Paul Theobald, Former Committee Director for the Texas House Committee on Defense and Veterans’ Affairs
  • Michelle Castillo, Legislative Director, Texas House of Representatives

Any student who is interested in the possibility of pursuing a career in public service is encouraged to attend. Register today! Scholarships are available for any student in need. Apply here.

Please use the discount code “UTCIP” (case-sensitive, no quotes) on the second page of the event registration to bring your cost down to $10. This covers breakfast tacos, boxed lunches, coffee, parking, and snacks at the networking after-party for the day!

 

Any questions may be directed to Taylor Foody, New Politics Forum program assistant (taylor.foody@austin.utexas.edu)

CMHC Peer Educator Positions

Are you interested in the health and wellbeing of your peers? Are you curious about a career in mental health services? The CMCH is looking for students who are passionate about engaging your community in dialogue about college mental health?

This three-semester course trains students to become Peer Educators for the Counseling and Mental Health Center and give presentations across the UT campus to their peers.

You will get academic credit (through the Department of Health Education and Kinesiology) when you become part of the next cohort of Peer Educators for the Counseling and Mental Health Center! Note: Peer Educators are only open to undergraduate students.

If you are interested in becoming a peer educator, please complete the online application by Friday, March 31st at midnight.  Application and interview REQUIRED.For more information go to

For more information go to: http://bit.ly/CMHCPeers. All questions may be directed to Marian Trattner (mtrattner@austin.utexas.edu)

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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