January 2024 Undergraduate Newsletter

Welcome back, Longhorns! As the spring term begins, we have an exciting line-up of opportunities planned for you whether you’re just starting your career journey, preparing to attend a career fair or amping up your skills by completing a Coursera certificate. Read on to see the exciting opportunities available to you this spring:

  • Let’s Talk About What Career Exploration Means for You 
  • Essential Skills Immersion Series: Artificial Intelligence
  • Start the New Year Strong With Coursera
  • Kick Off Your Spring with Employers Searching for UT Students  
  • Get Prepared for Spring Career Fairs 
  • Upcoming career events, fairs and workshops

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

Let’s Talk About What Career Exploration Means for You 

Struggling to decide on a major or career? Register to join our weekly career counseling group to get support, clarity and confidence while selecting your career path. Open to all undergraduate students who want to develop self-awareness, find community and start their unique career journey! 

Let’s Talk: A Career Exploration Group 
Feb. 5-March 18 
Mondays, 1-2 p.m. Central  

Complete this survey to schedule a brief pre-group meeting with the facilitator. 

Interested in other ways to explore career options? 

  • Explore careers and majors in UGS 107D: Every spring and fall semester, Texas Career Engagement (TCE) offers UGS 107D: Exploring Careers and Majors to help students connect their personal interests and skills with academic programs at The University of Texas at Austin. 
  • Take a career assessment: Schedule a career counseling or coaching appointment with the TCE Career Education team to learn more about the available career assessments and to start the process. 
  • Join a Career Community: Through special events, newsletters and toolkits, the Career Communities provide industry-specific resources, opportunities and connections for all students, regardless of academic focus. 

Essential Skills Immersion Series: Artificial Intelligence

This event series aims to help students gain the most in-demand skills for today’s job market and the future of work. This semester’s skills series week focuses on artificial Intelligence.

Join us for a comprehensive series on the development, utilization and ethical considerations of AI. Learn to position yourself for future roles that either work directly with AI or leverage its potent capabilities.

Image-based AI at Work
Tuesday, February 6, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
This session will focus on understanding the capabilities of common image-based generative-AI models. Learn how they are utilized in creative fields and strategies for evaluating the ethics of using these models.

AI and Ethics
Thursday, February 8, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a session on understanding of the importance of ethical AI development, including strategies for addressing ethical challenges in the development and use of AI systems as AI transforms the future of work.

Co-hosted by Texas Career Engagement,The Provost Office of Academic Affairs,Good Systems and LBJ School of Public Affairs

Start the New Year Strong With Coursera 

It’s a new year, and what better way to start your semester than by making strides towards your career goals? As employers continue focusing on skills-based hiring, one way you can strengthen your resume is by completing a professional certificate on Coursera. The UT Coursera program offers Longhorns free access to dozens of online courses and certificates for in-demand career paths. Whether you’re hoping to secure an internship or job offer or are simply interested in acquiring a new skill this year, Coursera has tons of opportunities for you to explore.  

Questions about Coursera? Email careerengagement@austin.utexas.edu or visit our website for more info. 

Kick Off Your Spring with Employers Searching for UT Students  

Make it a goal to discover new employers on campus in 2024! This spring, companies representing a variety of industries will be visiting the Forty Acres and connecting with students campus-wide. Check out the different events, company partners and positions available right now on HireUTexas.  

Are you looking for a part-time job on campus? Many departments are hiring! Log in to HireUTexas powered by Handshake and put “On-Campus Jobs” in the filter section. More details on our website.  

Get Prepared for Spring Career Fairs 

Spring career fairs are right around the corner and now is the time to prepare! 

Check out some of the resources below to get started:  

Upcoming Career Events, Fairs and Workshops Open to All Majors

Texas Exes Career Day 
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4:30-7 p.m. Central 

Thinking About Law School? Virtual Pre-Law Event
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 3-4 p.m. Central

UTLA Information Session
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 5 p.m. Central

Home to Texas Program Information Session 
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6-7 p.m. Central  

UTNY Drop-in Advising- No RSVP Needed
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2-3 p.m. Central, DMC 1.206
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2-3 p.m. Central, DMC 1.206
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2-3 p.m. Central, DMC 1.206

CIA Campus-Wide Information Session 
Thursday, Jan. 25, noon-1 p.m. Central 

UTNY Information Sessions
Thursday, Jan. 25, 11 – 12 p.m. Central, via Zoom
Monday, Feb. 5, noon -1p.m. Central, BUR 228
Friday, Feb. 9, 1– 2 p.m. Central, RLP 0.106
Monday, Feb. 12, 1-2 p.m. Central, via Zoom

Moody College of Communication Spring 2024 Career Expo 
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Central 

Home to Texas Program Information Session 
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 4-5 p.m. Central  

UTLA Alumni Panel and Mixer
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 5-7 p.m. Central

Spring 2024 McCombs Career Expo 
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1-4 p.m. Central (open to all UT students throughout) 

AT&T Presents Technology and Leadership Talks at UT 
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Central 

Spring Engineering Expo 
Thursday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Central 

Education and Youth Development Career Community Resource Fair 
Thursday, Feb. 1, 4- 5 p.m. Central   

UTLA Breakfast Tacos and Walk Ins
Friday, Feb. 2, 9:30-11 a.m. Central

Destination: UTNY
Feb. 5-9

UTNY Alumni Panel
Monday, Feb. 5 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Central

Build your Conversation & Networking confidence with Patti DeNucci
Monday, Feb. 5, 4-6 p.m. Central

UTNY Mixer
Monday, Feb. 5, 6-7 p.m. Central

UTNY Ready to Apply for Fall 2024
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 4-5 p.m. Central

Essential Skills Immersion Series: Image-based AI at Work 
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 5:30 –6:30 p.m. Central 

Coffee and Bagels with UTNY
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 9-11 a.m. Central

UTNY Application Walk-Through
Wednesday, Feb. 7, noon-1 p.m. Central

College of Natural Sciences Spring 2024 Pop-Up Career Fair 
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 5-7:30 p.m. Central 

Essential Skills Immersion Series: AI and Ethics 
Thursday, Feb. 8, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Central

Technology Career Community Resource Fair 
Thursday, Feb. 8, 4-5 p.m. Central 

ICC Employer Expo: Undergraduates
Friday, Feb. 9, 1-4 p.m. Central

UTLA Information Session
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m. Central

Science and Sustainability Career Community Resource Fair 
Thursday, Feb. 15, 4-5 p.m. Central 

Liberal Arts Career Fair 
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

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

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