March 2024 Undergraduate Newsletter

Summer is just around the corner! If you’re planning to apply for summer jobs or internships, now is a great time to continue expanding your skillset and building meaningful connections with mentors, recruiters and potential hiring managers.

Explore the opportunities detailed in this newsletter:

  • Attend “Beat the Bots: Writing Resumes for Robot Recruiters”
  • Make Quality Career Connections
  • Apply for the Texas Career Engagement internship fund
  • Gain skills in artificial intelligence, data analytics and more with Coursera
  • Take advantage of spring recruitment season
  • Check out 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! 

Beat the Bots: Writing Resumes for Robot Recruiters Workshop

Are you submitting application after application and not hearing back from employers? Your resume is often sent through an automated screening system called an Applicant Tracking System before any people review it. If the Applicant Tracking System doesn’t give your resume a high score, the employer may never see it!

During this event, students will learn about Applicant Tracking Systems and practice strategies to better prepare their resume to land in the hands of human decision-makers that can offer them a job!

Beat the Bots: Writing Resumes for Robot Recruiters
Wednesday, March 20, 3- 4 p.m. Central

Make Quality Career Connections

Expanding your professional network doesn’t have to be a daunting or awkward task. If you’re looking for in-person connections, consider attending a Quality Career Connections event! This series of events will provide you space to talk with alumni and employers in a relaxed environment about their role, industry and career journey. Each event is grouped by industry focus. Come to one or all based on your career interests!

Open to all majors! Students are welcome to come and go during the event.

Quality Career Connections: Networking Events
All events take place at Texas Career Engagement, FAC 2.236.

Science and Sustainability
Thursday, March 28, 4-5 p.m. Central

Education and Youth Development
Thursday, April 4, 4-5 p.m. Central

Non-Profit, Public Service, and Government
Thursday, April 11, 4-5 p.m. Central

Thursday, April 18, 4-5 p.m. Central

Texas Career Engagement Internship Fund

Are you looking to gain internship experience this summer but struggling to secure an internship due to financial barriers? Consider applying for Texas Career Engagement’s internship fund! Available for students with financial need who are participating in an unpaid internship! Priority will be given to eligible students with the highest financial need and earliest application date, so we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later.

The Summer 2024 application opens on March 25 and closes on May 15. Learn more about student and internship eligibility, funding details and how to apply on the TCE internship fund page.

Gain Skills in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and More With Coursera

University of Texas at Austin students have FREE access to online learning through Coursera. Check out the following course and certificate opportunities below and sign up for enrollment today!

ChatGPT Course Opportunity
Have you heard about ChatGPT and artificial intelligence?  Would you like to learn about the patterns and approaches for writing effective prompts for large language models? Enroll in the Prompt Engineering for ChatGPT course through Coursera’s Top Tech program.

MS Excel and Data Analytics Certificates
Did you know that Microsoft Excel, Office and PowerPoint are the top three software skills mentioned in Texas job postings? Would you like to hone your Microsoft skills and earn a Coursera certificate to demonstrate your job readiness? How about learning R and Python alongside Excel to prepare for a new career in data analytics? Enroll in Microsoft 365 Fundamentals through Coursera’s Top Tech program or one of our data analyst professional certificate pathways in Coursera’s Career Academy.

Spring Recruitment Season in Full Swing

Are you searching for a new opportunity that starts in May? Top employers are actively recruiting for full-time and internship positions on HireUTexas. 38,944 roles have been posted and new roles are added each day! Start your job and internship search now by connecting with employers online and at in-person events, and you’ll have time to interview and consider the opportunity before the end of the semester.

Upcoming Career Events, Fairs and Workshops Open to All Majors

Job Search Strategies for International Students
Wednesday, March 20, 2-3 p.m. Central

UTNY Information Session 
Wednesday, March, 20, 4-5 p.m. Central

Using Interstride to Optimize Your Job and Internship Search
Wednesday, March 20, 4-5 p.m. Central

Exploring AI and ChatGPT: Coursera Workshop
Wednesday, March 20, 5-7 p.m. Central

Starting Your Career as a Professional Fundraiser with Texas Development
Wednesday, March 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Central

Law School 101: Written Elements
Thursday, March 21, 10-11:30 a.m. Central

Careers in Conservation with UT Alum Now Working with the WWF
Thursday, March 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Central

Career Pathways in Consulting with Sahil Maherali
Thursday, March 21, 4-5:30 p.m. Central

Building a Career in Public Art
Friday, March 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Central

Case Interview Practice Session with Accenture
Monday, March 25, 1-2:30 p.m. Central

Virtual Law School Mock Admissions Panel 
Tuesday, March 26, 3-4 p.m. Central

UTNY Information Session (Virtual)
Friday, March 29, 3-4 p.m. Central on Zoom

Career City Limits: WJHW
Tuesday, April 2, 10-11:30 a.m. Central

Career City Limits: Miki
Tuesday, April 2, 2-3:30 p.m. Central

UTLA Information Session
Tuesday, April 2, 5 p.m. Central

Career City Limits: Bluepoint Games
Wednesday, April 3, 10-11:30 a.m. Central

Career City Limits: Idea Peddler
Wednesday, April 3, 2-3:30 p.m. Central

Career City Limits: Southwest Airlines
Thursday, April 4, 10-11:30 a.m. Central

Career City Limits: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Thursday, April 4, 2-3:30 p.m. Central

Education & Youth Development Quality Career Connections 
Thursday, April 4, 4-5 p.m. Central

UTNY Ready to Apply for Spring 2025
Friday, April 5, 1-2 p.m. Central

Advice and Info Session with 3rd Year UT/TX Law Student Marshall Lee
Friday, April 5, 11 a.m.-noon Central 

Case Interview Practice Session with McKinsey
Tuesday, April 9, 4-5:30 p.m. Central

Texas Career Engagement Consulting Connection Night
Tuesday, April 9, 5-6:30 p.m. Central

Integrating Sustainability into Your Career
Wednesday, April 10, 3-6 p.m. Central

UTNY Information Session 
Tuesday, April 16, 4-5 p.m Central

Information Session with Texas A&M University School of Law 
Wednesday, April 24, 2:30-4 p.m. Central

Texas A&M University School of Law Office Hours 
Thursday, April 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central

UTNY Drop-in Advising
Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m. Central | DMC 1.206 – No RSVP required