March 2023 Undergraduate Newsletter

Welcome back from spring break! It’s that time of year—when you might be starting to make summer plans,
interviewing for a job or internship, or even considering changing your major and preparing your transfer
application materials. Luckily, this email can help with these important “next steps”, including:

  • Summer Exploration Grants
  • Internal transfer
  • Big Interview
  • 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!

Summer Exploration Grants

Texas Career Engagement will offer grants to first- and second-year students seeking funds for academic and career exploration and professional development for Summer 2023. Recipients of the Summer Exploration Grant are encouraged to be creative with their planned exploration or professional development opportunity. Since the program’s inception in 2010, recipients have put their grants toward a variety of diverse experiences, including:

  • Attending a screenwriter’s workshop
  • Taking culinary classes
  • Participating in dental assistant training
  • Creating a blog and podcast of interviews with people working in social justice
  • Building a greenhouse and growing sustainable crops
  • Participating in the Halliburton Summer Business Foundations Institute
  • Teaching English to elementary students in Cuzco, Peru

Applications require students to communicate how their academic or career plans will benefit from the experience or resource.

Internal Transfer Application Support

Are you considering changing majors at The University of Texas at Austin? Texas Career Engagement provides support in reviewing resumes and personal statements for internal transfer. Below are some opportunities for application guidance.

Internal Transfer Program Series
Part II: Majors and Application Basics

Tuesday, March 21, 5-6 p.m. Central

This virtual workshop will discuss the relationship between majors and careers, types of majors, basics on the internal transfer process, and a live Q&A with an advisor from the Vick Advising Excellence Center.

Part III: Resumes and Personal Statements
Tuesday, April 11, 5-6 p.m. Central
This virtual workshop will cover the basics of writing resumes and personal statements geared towards internal
transfer applications.

Internal Transfer Application Drop-Ins
Are you applying to transfer into a major? Need help with your internal transfer application documents? Stop by one of our multiple dropin sessions with Texas Career Engagement staff to have your resume and personal statement reviewed. Dropin appointments last about 15 minutes and are on a firstcome, firstserved basis.
Sessions are offered virtually and at both the Texas Career Engagement and Vick Center offices.

Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7, 1-3 p.m. Central (virtual and in-person offered) @ Vick Center
Monday, April 10-Friday, April 14, 1-3 .pm. Central (virtual and in-person offered) @ Vick Center

Thursday, April 20, 13 p.m. Central (virtual)
Tuesday, April 25, 13 p.m. Central @ TCE

Wednesday, April 26, 13 p.m. Central @ TCE

Information about the Internal Transfer Application.


Practice Interviewing with Big Interview

When preparing for a job interview, it’s not enough to solely read adviceyou need to put that advice into practice! Big Interview is a powerful online tool that provides stepbystep handson practice with recorded mock interview question sets. Free to currently enrolled UT students, customize your own sets of questions tailored to your specific major or area of interest to simulate a real interview.

Schedule a Practice Interview on Campus: Try out your interview skills when the stakes are low! Some place to find practice or mock interview practice include college/school career centers, the Public Speaking Center and Texas Career Engagement. You can also sign up in Handshake to meet with a Longhorn Career Peer with Texas Career Engagement for a 30minute mini mock interview. All you have to do is look for the “TCE Longhorn Career Peers Interview Strategies” appointment type. If you’ve never done a mock interview, this can be a great place to start!

Upcoming Career Events, Fairs and Workshops Open to All Majors

Internal Transfer Series Part II: Majors and Application Basics
Tuesday, March 21, 5-6 p.m. Central

Teach For America Drop-Ins
Tuesday March 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Central, DMC 1.206

Austin Women in Tech Workshop
Tuesday March 21, 3-4 p.m., CMA 5.136

Teach For America Drop-Ins
Wednesday March 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Central, DMC 1.206

Big 12 Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, March 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Central

Navigating Career Resources as a Student with Disabilities 
Wednesday, March 22, 1-2:45 p.m. Central

(Pre)Healthy Minds: A Peer-led Event on Preventing Burnout
Wednesday, March 22, 6-8 p.m. Central

The Value of AmeriCorps Service with Literacy First
Tuesday, March 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Central 

Energy Institute’s Energy Week Undergraduate Lunch & Mingle
Wednesday, March 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Central, RRH 1.300

Mark Twain, Private Equity, and the Making of Modern American Entertainment: A Conversation with Cappy McGarr
Wednesday, March 29, 4-5 p.m. Central, RLP 1.302E

UTNY Spring ’24 Info Session
Thursday, March 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Central, DMC 5.208

McKinsey at UT Austin: Crack the McKinsey Case
Thursday, March 30, 12-1 p.m. Central, FAC 2.236

McKinsey at UT Austin: STEM Roles
Thursday, March 30, 6-7 p.m. Central, FAC 2.236

McKinsey at UT Austin: A Day in the Life @ McKinsey
Thursday, March 30, 7-8 p.m. Central, WEL 2.224

Earned a Coursera Certificate? Now What
Tuesday, April 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Central

PAR Technology Conversation with Savneet Singh, CEO
Wednesday, April 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., FAC 2.236

UTLA In-Person Info Session
Wednesday, April 5, 4-5 p.m. Central, CMA 5.136

Graduate School Planning, Part 3: Is This Right? Personal Statements and Resumes/CVs
Thursday, April 6, noon-1 p.m. Central

Internal Transfer Series Part III: Resumes and Personal Statements
Tuesday, April 11, 5-6 p.m. Central

UTLA Online Info Session
Wednesday, April 19, 5 p.m. Central, Zoom

UT NY Spring ’24 Virtual Information Session
Tuesday, April 25, 4-5 p.m. Central, Zoom 

UTLA Application Walk Through
Wednesday, April 26, 5 p.m. Central, Zoom

UTLA Spring ’24 Application Deadline: May 10 at 11:59 p.m.Central

UTLA Drop-in Hours
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon Central,  DMC 1.206

UTNY 101 Info Sessions
In-Person: Thursdays, 5 p.m. Central, CMA 6.146
Online: Weekly, times vary, Zoom

UTNY Drop-in Advising
Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Central, DMC 1.206

UTNY Spring ’24 Priority Deadline: May 1, 2023 at 11:59 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.