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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

CAREER WEEK 2010: Day Three: Workshop I: Teach for America & Peace Corps; Workshop II: Marketing your Liberal Arts Degree; and Workshop III: Internships and Careers in Healthcare

Wed, February 24, 2010 • 4:30 PM - 7:15 PM • GEB 4th Floor Conference Room

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Plan II Honors and Liberal Arts Honors Career Week 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.  

 

See Careers on the Plan II web site

Liberal Arts Career Services

Sponsored by: Plan II Honors Program and the Liberal Arts Honors Programs


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