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Plan II Honors & Liberal Arts Honors Career Week

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  

(link for pdf/printable version of the schedule)

Monday – February 22, 2010

PLAN II ALUMNI PANEL EVENT    

Time: 6:00- 7:30pm

Location: WEL 2.246

Career Week kicks off on Monday evening with a session featuring a panel of Plan II Alumni who will share their stories of career success and explain how their Plan II degree helped them to get to where they are today.  

Attendance at the Plan II Alumni Panel event is required for all Plan II second-year students.

                                                   

Tuesday - February 23, 2010  

 Brown Bag Luncheon:  Breakthrough

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Location: WC Hogg 4.104  The Plan II Honors Office

Breakthrough, is part of a national education collaborative that provides a path to college for first-generation college students.  Breakthrough Academic Coaches provide individualized academic support to Breakthrough students in grades 7 through 12 to ensure that they earn A’s and B’s in rigorous, college-preparatory courses.  

Nicole Masole, a Plan II Honors student who participated as a Breakthrough Academic Coach last summer, is now the Breakthrough campus student recruiter.  She will lead the lunch session.   Bring your sandwich and learn about Breakthrough.

Workshop 1:  GRADUATE SCHOOL PLANNING   

Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

A representative from the Career Exploration Center will detail the resources and services available on campus for students who are considering graduate school including information on how to research graduate school programs, the difference between academic and pre-professional programs, tips students need to find the right program to meet their goals and how applicants can increase their competitiveness.  In addition, a representative from the Pre-Graduate School Internship Program will present information on this incredible opportunity available to UT undergraduates considering graduate school.  


Workshop 2:  THESIS PLANNING, RESEARCH & ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS 

Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Location: 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 and shop the idea to faculty to find a thesis supervisor.  The workshop will also touch on the related topics of undergraduate research and academic scholarships.

Workshop 3:  PRE-LAW 

Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

The Pre-Law workshop will feature a presenter 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.                         
 

Wednesday - February 24, 2010

Workshop 1:  TEACH FOR AMERICA & PEACE CORPS 

Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm

Location: GEB 4th 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 2:  MARKETING YOUR LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE & INTERNSHIPS 

Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Location: GEB 4th Floor Conference Room

The workshop will feature Kate Brooks, author of You Majored in What? and Director of Liberal Arts Career Services at UT Austin. Her talk will focus on resources and services available through Liberal Arts Career Services including information on internships, job searches, interview tips, resumes, etc…and a discussion of how your Honors Degree in Liberal Arts relates to the professional world and suggested ways to market your knowledge and skills to potential employers.             
                 

Workshop 3:  CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE  

Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Location: GEB 4th  Floor Conference Room

This workshop is designed to educate students on the vast opportunities in the heath care field. A representative from the Career Exploration Center will provide information on both direct care and other health related career options.  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.  
 

Thursday - February 25, 2010

Workshop 1:  STUDY ABROAD 

Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

The workshop will feature a presenter from the Study Abroad Office.   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, and use the experience to market themselves later on.
                                                                                                                                                 

Workshop 2:  STUDY ABROAD STUDENT PANEL  

Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room

This workshop will feature 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.  Panelists have studied in various regions throughout the world, in programs of various lengths, and participated in different activities (coursework, internships, and service projects).  

Workshop 3:  CAREERS IN FOREIGN SERVICE  

Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Location: GEB 3rd Floor Conference Room


This workshop will feature a presentation by Ambassador William Stewart, 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 Stewart 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.  





Questions -  contact Melissa Ossian, Senior Academic Advisor

Career Week events are open to all Plan II students.

Plan II second-year students are REQUIRED to attend the Alumni Panel Event and TWO additional workshops as part of Sophomore Advising. 

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