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Larry D. Carver, Director CLA 2.104, Mailcode G6210, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3458

LAH/Plan II Career Week 2012

LAH and Plan II come together to showcase how a Liberal Arts degree can serve honors students when they leave the 40 acres.

Posted: January 24, 2012

LAH/PLAN II CAREER WEEK 2012 – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Monday – February 27, 2012

LAH Senior PANEL EVENT

Time: 4 – 5:30 pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

Career Week kicks off on Monday with a panel of LAH Seniors who will share their stories of study abroad, internships, and extracurricular activities that they feel contributed to a successful and exciting college experience. 

 

                                               

Tuesday - February 28, 2012  

Workshop 1

PRE-LAW

Time: 3:30pm-4:15pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

The Pre-Law workshop will feature Tatem Oldham, the pre-law adviser from Liberal Arts Career Services.  This session will focus on resources and services available for students who are considering law school including information on Pre-Law Advising, helpful hints to help you decide if law school is right for you, tips on what you can do now to make yourself a more competitive law school applicant, information on the LSAT and choosing a law school.                     

                                                                                                                       

Workshop 2

THESIS PLANNING/ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm

Locations: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

Representatives from both the Plan II and LAH Programs will discuss steps students should take to plan for their thesis projects. Specifically, presenters will focus on how students can craft a proposal idea, gain academic background in their selected topic, and shop the idea to faculty to find a thesis supervisor. The workshop will also touch on the related topic of academic scholarships. 

 

Workshop 3

CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE

Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

This workshop is designed to educate students on the vast opportunities in the heath care field.  A faculty member experienced on medical school admissions panels will offer tips on how students can make themselves competitive in applying to health professions programs.  In addition, several graduating seniors from Plan II and LAH bound for various health care careers have agreed to be a part of this workshop to share their experiences and advice for their younger peers.  

 

Wednesday - February 29, 2012  

BEYOND THE TOWER - LIBERAL ARTS CAREER SERVICES BOOT CAMP

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

Students must RSVP to lmayhew@austin.utexas.edu

 

Need an internship but don’t know where to start?  This Boot Camp is a 2-hour intensive internship search training program designed to help you:

  • present your academic and professional interests and strengths to recruiters;
  • craft compelling resumes and cover letters;
  • improve your interviewing and networking skills; and
  • explore various career research and internship posting sites

 

Topic Descriptions:

  • Marketing Your Liberal Arts Degree – Designed to help you better understand the value of your liberal arts degree, and to provide you the tools to help articulate your strengths to employers.
  • Resumes & Cover Letters – Learn how to write a resume and cover letter that will get an employer’s attention and perhaps lead to an interview!
  • The Internship Search – Not sure how to research your internship options? We’ll equip you with the resources and information to get started!
  • Interviewing & Networking – Walk away with an interview strategy to help you get that internship you want as well as relationship-building skills that will assist you in creating strong social networks.

 

 

Thursday - March 1, 2012  

Workshop 1

STUDY ABROAD

Time: 3:30pm – 4:15pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

The workshop will feature a representative from the Study Abroad Office and a panel of Plan II and LAH students who have studied abroad and are willing to share their experiences, advice and answer questions for their younger peers. 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 and use this information to choose the right study abroad program, get the most out of the trip.

                                                                                                                                   

Workshop 2

TEACH FOR AMERICA & PEACE CORPS

Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

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 challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship. Since that time, more than 195,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

 

Both speakers will discuss the opportunities that their organizations offer and the influence of service on career plans.

 

Workshop 3

CAREERS IN FOREIGN SERVICE

Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

This workshop will feature a presentation by Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen, Diplomat in Residence and Visiting Scholar, 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. Ambassador McMullen 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.

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