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Plan II Career Week :: Day Two Workshops (Study Abroad, Foreign Service, Peace Corps & Teach for America))

Tue, February 26, 2013 | CLA 1.302B

3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 • 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM • CLA 1.302B

Career Week events are open to all Plan II students.
Questions - contact Melissa Ossian, Academic Advisor, Plan II Honors Program

Tuesday - February 26, 2013
Time: 3:30pm-4:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302B

The workshop will feature a presentation from Heather Thompson, Assistant Director, UT Austin Study Abroad, and a panel of Plan II students who have studied abroad and are willing to share their experiences, advice and answer questions for their younger peers.  The student panelists have studied in various regions throughout the world, in programs of various lengths, and participated in different activities (coursework, internships, and service projects).  The basic steps in the study abroad process will be reviewed including finding a program and funding.  In addition, we will discuss how students can identify their academic and career goals in advance and use this information to choose the right study abroad program, and get the most out of the experience.

Workshop 2:  Teach for America and Peace Corps
Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302B

Representatives from both Teach for America and the Peace Corps will discuss the opportunities that their organizations offer and the influence of service on their respective career plans.

Teach for America is a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and young professionals who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.  They are a diverse group of talented individuals who possess the leadership skills needed to make a real impact over the short- and long-term. Teach For America seeks graduates from all majors. No previous education experience or coursework is necessary. 

The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy started an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. Peace Corps volunteers serve in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. They live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months in emerging and essential areas such as Health, Education, Business and Information & Communication Technology, Agriculture, Youth and Community Development, and Environment to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

Workshop 3:  Careers in Foreign Service
Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302B

This workshop will feature a presentation by Julie Gianelloni Connor, Senior Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State.  Ms. Connor currently serves as the Diplomat-in-Residence for Central Texas and is a Visiting Scholar at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Diplomat-in-Residence program is managed by the U.S. Department of State to disseminate information about career opportunities in the Foreign Service, to help candidates through the Foreign Service exam and application process, and to support programs sponsored by foreign affairs groups and institutions.  Ms. Connor will detail opportunities available for undergraduates including internships and discuss how students interested in Foreign Service careers can prepare and be competitive in this field.  

Plan II second-year students are REQUIRED to attend two Career Week workshops or the LACS Boot Camp in addition to the Monday night Alumni Panel to fulfill requirements of the Plan II Sophomore Advising Program.


Download the full Career Week 2013 schedule (TBA)


Career Week events are open to all Plan II students.
Questions - contact Melissa Ossian, Academic Advisor, Plan II Honors Program

Sponsored by: Plan II Honors Progam

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