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Career Week 2013

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Plan II second-year students are REQUIRED to attend the Alumni Panel Event on February 25th and either the LACS Boot Camp on February 27th (advance RSVP required) or TWO additional workshops as part of the Sophomore Advising Program.

Monday – February 25, 2013

PLAN II ALUMNI PANEL EVENT
Time: 6:00- 7:30pm
Location: BEL 328

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 26, 2013

Workshop 1:  STUDY ABROAD
Time: 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302B

The workshop will feature a presentation from Heather Thompson, Assistant Director, 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 in advance and use this information to choose the right study abroad program, and get the most out of the experience.

Workshop 2:  TEACH FOR AMERICA & 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 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy started an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.  Peace Corps volunteers serve in over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. They live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months in emerging and essential areas such as Health, Education, Business and Information & Communication Technology, Agriculture, Youth and Community Development, and Environment 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 Julie Gianelloni Connor, Senior Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State. Ms. Connor currently serves as the Diplomat-in-Residence for Central Texas and is a Visiting Scholar at the 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. Ms. Connor 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.

Wednesday - February 27, 2013

BEYOND THE TOWER - LIBERAL ARTS CAREER SERVICES BOOT CAMP
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: CLA 1.302E

ADVANCED RSVP REQUIRED: Space is limited in this workshop, students who would like to attend must RSVP by February 20th via email to melissaossian@austin.utexas.edu

Internships:
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 the internship you want as well as relationship-building skills that will assist you in creating strong social networks.

Thursday - February 28, 2013

Workshop 1:  PRE-LAW
Time: 3:30pm-4:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302E

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:  GRADUATE SCHOOL PLANNING
Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302E

This workshop will feature a presentation by Career Counselor Laura Weingarten from the Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling. 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.

Workshop 3:  CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE & PUBLIC HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Location: CLA 1.302E

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 possibility of creating a new pilot program for Plan II students to earn a Graduate Certificate in Public Health during their junior and senior years in Plan II.


Career Week events are open to all Plan II students.
Questions - contact Melissa Ossian, Academic Advisor, Plan II Honors Program:  melissaossian@austin.utexas.edu

Questions -  contact Melissa Ossian, 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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