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2014 Plan II Career Week

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2014 Schedule PDF  (for download)

Plan II second-year students are REQUIRED to attend the Alumni Panel Event on February 10th. In addition, students must attend EITHER two different workshops on the 11th or 13th (choose any two) OR the Liberal Arts Career Services Boot Camp on February 12th (advance RSVP required for the Boot Camp).


Monday – February 10, 2014

PLAN II ALUMNI PANEL EVENT
Time: 6:00- 7:30pm
Location: JGB 2.324

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 Major helped them to get to where they are today.

ATTENDANCE AT THIS EVENT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PLAN II SECOND-YEAR STUDENTS.


Tuesday - February 11, 2014

Workshop 1

STUDY ABROAD

Time: 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302B

The workshop will feature a presentation from Curtiss Stevens, Program Coordinator, 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 so they can choose the right study abroad program and get the most out of their experience.     

Workshop 2

TEACH FOR AMERICA & THE 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 1961, when President John F. Kennedy started an agency of the federal government devoted to promoting world peace and friendship. Today, over 7,200 current Peace Corps Volunteers continue that mission and serve in 65 countries in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. They live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months in the essential areas of Education, Health, Environment, Community Economic Development, Youth Development, and Agriculture 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 Terry Davidson, head of the Recruitment Outreach division of the Foreign Service.  Mr. Davidson has served at U.S. Embassies in Azerbaijan, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Burma, and Mexico. Mr. Davidson currently coordinates the Diplomat-in-Residence program for the Bureau of Human Resources Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment. 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.  Mr. Davidson will detail opportunities available for undergraduates including internships and discuss how students interested in Foreign Service careers can prepare themselves and be competitive in this field.  


Wednesday - February 12, 2014  


BEYOND THE TOWER - LIBERAL ARTS CAREER SERVICES BOOT CAMP (with pizza - RSVP required!)

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: CLA 1.302B

ADVANCED RSVP REQUIRED: Space is limited in this workshop, students who would like to attend must RSVP online by Tuesday, February 4th via the Career Services’ BTT Gateway: http://goo.gl/tBKQbt (NOTE: students must create a BTT Gateway account to RSVP).

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 that will help you get the internship you want as well as relationship-building skills that will assist you in creating strong social networks.
  • REMINDER – ONLINE RSVP REQUIRED FOR THIS BOOTCAMP: http://goo.gl/tBKQbt


DEADLINE TO RSVP IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4th


Thursday - February 13, 2014  

Workshop 1

PRE-LAW

Time: 3:30pm-4:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302B

The Pre-Law workshop will feature Pre-Law Advisor Tatem Oldham 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 how to choose the right law school.                                                                                                     

Workshop 2

CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE & PUBLIC HEALTH CERTIFICATE

Time: 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Location:  CLA 1.302B

This workshop is designed to educate students on the vast opportunities in the heath care field.  Lesley Riley, Director, UT Austin Health Professions Office, will provide information on health career options and alternatives, the resources and service available for pre-health students, and tips on what you can do now to make yourself a more competitive applicant to professional school.   In addition, Professor Stanley Reiser from the UT School of Public Health will discuss the new Plan II Public Health Program through which students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Public Health during their Jr. and Sr. years in Plan II along with fulfilling several requirements for the Plan II Major.

Workshop 2

GRADUATE SCHOOL PLANNING

Time: 5:30pm-6:15pm
Location:  CLA 1.302B

This workshop will feature a presentation by Program Coordinator Laura Weingarten, veteran Career Counselor from the School of Undergraduate Studies.  This session will focus on resources and services available for students who are considering graduate school including information on how to research graduate school programs and tips for submitting strong application materials.




Career Week events are open to all Plan II students.

Questions - contact Mary Dillman, Academic Advisor, Plan II Honors Program:  mdillman@austin.utexas.edu

2014 Schedule PDF  (for download)



Questions -  contact Mary Dillman, Plan II Academic Adviser

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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