Career Resources Events & Workshops

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October 20 - 24, 2014
Graduate Professional Development Week

    The Graduate Student Assembly has organized Graduate Professional Development week (GPDW). Come explore career opportunities in academia, industry, and entrepreneurship. Late evening snacks and refreshments will be provided in all events. RSVP now »

  • Monday - Friday
    Free Professional Headshots
    Monday, October 20th, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, October 21st, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, October 22nd, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Friday, October 24th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    We are proud to offer, as a courtesy of the Liberal Arts Careers Services, free professional headshots – appropriate for LinkedIn and other professional use. Stop by their office at FAC 18 during the times listed.

  • Tuesday, October 21
    Graduate Student Career Bootcamp
    Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    TX Union, Santa Rita Suite
    RSVP now »

    This workshop will help you perfect your CVs and resumes, strategize for the non-academic job search, and prepare for industry interviews

    Coordinators

    Dr. Po-Tsan Ku, Career Development Specialist for College of Natural Sciences
    Tatem Oldham, Graduate Student Career Coach at Liberal Arts Career Services

    Topics Include
    • CV and Resume Workshop
    • Career Exploration and Job Search
    • Interviewing for a Position

  • Wednesday, October 22
    Non-Academic Careers Day
    Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Student Activity Center (SAC), Legislative Room, SAC 3.302

    6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Panel: Life outside academia: Success mantra
    • Interested in knowing more about a career outside of academia?? Learn first-hand from experts with experience in government, tech industry and not-for-profits.
    Panelists include:
    - Angela Evans, LBJ School of Public Affairs (30 years in public service to the U.S. Congress)
    - Dr. Michael Oden, School of Architecture (expert on economic development and planning)
    - Dr. Deepayan Chakrabarti, Mccombs School of Business (former Facebook and Yahoo Research)
    - Andy Miller, CEO at Any Baby Can (Not-for Profit)
    - Sarah Wu, Center for Sustainable Development, School of Architecture, UT Austin

    7:00-8:00 p.m.
    Panel: Converting Internship to Full-time: Students’ perspective
    • Got an internship/interview lined up and want to successfully convert it into a full-time job offer? Learn from your student peers.

  • Thursday, October 23
    Academic Careers Day
    Thursday, October 23, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    TX Union, Santa Rita Suite, UNB 3.502

    Pursuing a career in the academic field? Dream about being a top researcher? Join us for the Academic Careers Day’s events

    6:00-7:00 p.m. Teaching Statement Preparation Workshop
    Coordinator: Dr. Molly Hatcher, Center for Teaching and Learning

    7:00-8:00 p.m Faculty Panel
    Success as an Academic: Challenges and Key Insights
    Participants will include experienced as well as recently hired faculty at UT.

    Panelists

    - Dr. Jeffrey Barrick, Dept. of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences
    - Prof. Snehal Shingavi, Dept. of English, College of Liberal Arts
    - Prof. Nicole Benedek, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

  • Entrepreneurship Day
    Friday, October 24, 6:00 - 8.00 p.m.
    Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom, SAC 2.410
    If innovation and creating your own start-up is your call, this event is for you. Listen to talks by University leaders and start-up founders about their experience and vision.
    • 6:00 - 6:30
      Taking your Idea to the World

      Talk by UT’s Prof. Sriram Vishwanath, Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year
    • 6:30 - 7:00
      Innovation and the unwritten rules that can make or break your career
      Louise Epstein, Managing Director of the Cockrell School’s Innovation Center
    • 7:00 - 8:00
      Entrepreneurship Panel and Networking
      Engage with local innovators:
      - Louise Epstein, founder of Charge-Off Clearinghouse
      - Eric Silverstein, founder and owner of Peached Tortilla
      - John Thompson, founder and owner of Stinson’s Bistro, Deep Eddy Pizzeria
      - Suman Singh, CEO of Austin Bazaar, an online retailer of musical instruments
      - David Burke, author on health and nutrition

      Late evening snacks and refreshments will be provided in all events.
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Week at a Glance

Monday, Oct 20 - Friday, Oct 24
Free Professional Headshots
Various Times (see details at left), FAC 18

Tuesday, October 21
Graduate Student Career Bootcamp

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
TX Union, Santa Rita Suite
RSVP now »

Wednesday, October 22
Non-Academic Careers Day
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
SAC Legislative Room (2.302)

Thursday, October 23
Academic Careers Day
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
TX Union, Santa Rita Suite, UNB 3.502

Friday, October 24
Entrepreneurship Day
6:00 - 8.00 p.m.
Student Activity Center Ballroom, SAC 2.410

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