February 2023 Undergraduate Newsletter

The new semester is underway, and congratulations are in order! It might be hard to believe, but you’ve already accomplished a lot this spring—in your classes, student organizations and free time, you’re developing marketable skills and learning new things that others want to hear about. Now is a great time to practice sharing details about yourself in future job interviews, as well as internship and internal transfer applications. You also might want to think about how your experiences are helping you along your desired career path!

Keep reading to learn more about:

  • This Week: Exploration Celebration Event
  • This Week: Essential Skills Immersion Series -Teamwork Panels
  • Sharing your experience in interviews
  • Drop-in career support for all students
  • Earning Coursera certificates
  • Upcoming career events, fairs and workshops

You also have access to tailored career resources through your specific college/school career center and additional resources available to all students through Texas Career Engagement!

Exploration Celebration Event

Are you looking to change your major or pursue a career outside of your major? Texas Career Engagement invites all interested students to our Exploration Celebration event on Thursday, Feb. 16 from noon-1:30 p.m. Central in FAC 2.236. Multiple campus offices and departments will participate and share information. If you are starting your major exploration process or navigating the job search process, join us for resources and to learn about how TCE and campus partners can support your journey – and enjoy free pizza!

explore celebration

Essential Skills Immersion Series -Teamwork Panels

Join one or all three panels this week as we explore the essential skills related to teamwork. Learn about Project Management as an Effective Teamwork Skill on Tuesday, Productive Teamwork Through Effective Conflict Management Skills on Wednesday and meet recruiters from PwC, Bank of America, GLG and Toyota Financial Services to explore Teamwork for the Future of Work on Thursday. Food provided!

Teamwork Panels

Sharing Your Experience During Interviews

During job or internship interviews, you may need to demonstrate examples of when you’ve used skills and knowledge by sharing specific past or current experiences. Understanding why certain questions are asked can go a long way in helping you choose what to share.

Drop-In Career Support for All Students

Drop-in peer career support is available every Monday-Friday between noon-4 p.m. Central at the FAC Second Floor Lobby (FAC 2.236). Longhorn Career Peers review resumes and cover letters, share tools for the job and internship search, provide networking guidance and more. No appointment needed!

Remote resume support is provided outside of drop-in hours. Email your resume to careerpeer@austin.utexas.edu for feedback within two business days!

*Drop-in hours will pause during Spring Break and end for the spring semester on April 28.

Longhorn Career Peers drop-in hours

Earn a Coursera Certificate

Certificates are an excellent way to hone specific expertise or skills through online learning. UT undergraduate students can register to access free learning for one or more of the Excel and Grow with Google certificates. Students who complete courses and professional programs will learn career-ready skills and earn company-designed and industry-leading certificates for high-demand career paths.

Upcoming Career Events, Fairs and Workshops Open to All Majors

Gaining Experience in Tech 101
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4-5 p.m. Central

Natural Sciences Networking and Recruiting Mixer
Thursday, Feb. 9, 5-7:30 p.m. Central

Exploration Celebration
Thursday, Feb. 16, noon-1:30 p.m. Central

Career City Limits: Powerhouse Animation
Friday, Feb. 17, 1-2 p.m. Central

CNS Spring 2023 Technology & Science Career Fair (Virtual)
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Central

Career City Limits: Meow Wolf
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30-7 p.m. Central

KHE/YCS Internship and Job Fair
Wednesday, Feb.22, 9 a.m.-noon Central

Meet Merck
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Central

Healthcare Career Paths: No Med School Required
Thursday, Feb. 23, 4-5 p.m. Central

Charles Schwab Networking Game Night
Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Central

Exploring Consulting, Technical, and Non-Technical Roles at McKinsey! (Summer 2024)
Thursday, Feb. 23, 7-8 p.m. Central

Internal Transfer Series, Part I
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5-6 p.m. Central

Creative Job Roles for ALL Majors
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6-7 p.m. Central

College of Liberal Arts Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, March 1, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Central

Grad School Workshop Series, Part II: Who Should I Ask?
Thursday, March 2, noon-7 p.m. Central

Career City Limits: Southwest Airlines
Friday, March 3, 1-2 p.m. Central

Career City Limits: McKinsey & Co.
Tuesday, March 7, 5:30-7 p.m. Central

Intro to Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Wednesday, March 8, 6-7:30 p.m. Central

Student Founder House by The LaunchPad at UT Austin & STRT On Campus
Wednesday, March 8, 5-7:30 p.m. Central
Thursday, March 9, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Central
Friday, March 10, 4-6 p.m. Central

Longhorn Research Poster Session
Submissions due by Friday, March 10

Internal Transfer Series, Part II
Tuesday, March 21, 5-6 p.m. Central


More opportunities to connect with organizations in your desired industry may be available through your college/school career center.

Get Help with Career Fair Prep

More information can be found on the Texas Career Engagement website.