The students, faculty, and staff of the Center and Department of Middle Eastern Studies wish to reach out to alumni of the Middle Eastern Studies programs. Below are links to calendars and listservs, updates on jobs and internships, information about two new programs (job talk panels and mentoring), and much more. Please contact one of the Alumni Outreach Coordinators.
Updating Personal Information
In order to keep the Alumni Database up to date, please keep us informed when you move or your personal information changes by contacting David Justh, MES Graduate Coordinator. Please also update your information on the UT Texas Exes website.
Keep up to date with the latest issue of the MES Newsletter. Please send any information to the Alumni Coordinators (see contact information above) to help us keep the alumni page up-to-date and informative.
Calendar and ListservsMiddle Eastern Studies Listserv This is the general listserv for upcoming events and announcements from the Middle Eastern Studies program. This mailing list is used to announce upcoming events, conferences, workshops, and film screenings. During the academic year, announcements are condensed into a weekly eBulletin, which is sent every Monday morning.
Subscriptions are available as email, daily digest, special notices, or no email (read messages on the webpage).
You can join our listserv by typing your e-mail into the subscription box to the right.
Contact with MES Faculty
Faculty who receive MES funding for conference or research travel are encouraged to contact MES alumni in the area of their destination. The Alumni Outreach Coordinators will find out when and to where faculty will be traveling and attempt to get in touch with alumni in that area. If you would like to be informed when faculty members are in your area, please contact the Alumni Outreach Coordinators.
Job Talk Panels
The Middle Eastern Studies Graduate Students Association (MESGSA) is interested in initiating contact with MES alumni like you in order to learn about life after MES. One way we are pursuing contacts is through requests for job talks. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Student Alumni Outreach Coordinator.
The Middle Eastern Studies Graduate Students Association (MESGSA) is pursuing contacts with alumni by requesting mentors for current MES graduate students. The mentoring program is completely new. It has been started with the goal of helping students to benefit from the wisdom of people who have graduated from the MES programs. Students who would like to participate in the mentoring program are paired with members of the alumni community who share their interests and have experience in their intended career field. After that, mentors and students determine the course of their own mentoring relationship. Mentors and students can communicate regularly via e-mail or phone calls, or can meet at the mentor's home or somewhere in town. Mentors might offer advice, share their experiences, or merely serve as a sounding board for students thinking about various career options. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact the Alumni Outreach Coordinators.