November 2022 Undergraduate Newsletter
As you’re approaching the end of the semester, now is a good time to reflect on the skills you’ve gained, new experiences you’ve had and professional interests you’ve explored – and to weave these into your ever-growing unique career story.
Below are upcoming events and opportunities that are open to all majors, including:
- Storytelling & Your Career Journey
- Identity & Career Resources
- Finding a Mentor
- Identifying your Skills
- Upcoming Career Fairs & Workshops Open to All Majors
Remember to take advantage of the tailored career resources through your college/school career center and additional resources available to all students through Texas Career Engagement to explore your career options, find new ways to gain skills, practice communicating your story, and more!
Identity and Career: First Generation College Students
Happy First-Gen Week!
UT Austin is celebrating First-Generation Longhorns this week! First-Gen Longhorns, a UT Austin organization that support First-Generation students, defines a first-generation student as “a student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree. Many students whose parents have degrees from outside of the United States also identify as first-generation.” Check out their website & this video to learn more! TCE is excited to join the rest of campus in recognizing and uplifting first-generation Longhorns.
Storytelling and Your Career Journey
Understanding your unique story can help you speak clearly about your experiences during the interview process and can help you identify career opportunities that align with your values.
Click here to watch a video about how your unique story can get you hired!
Find a Mentor
If you aren’t sure about the next chapter of your career story, a mentor can help! Connect and develop personal relationships with professionals in an industry or position of interest to you. While networking to find a mentor can seem intimidating, remember that many people like to talk about their career paths and are more than willing to help others. An easy way to get started is finding a mentor on HookedIn, which has 13,000+ alumni willing to help! HookedIn allows current Longhorns to search for alumni that are seeking mentees and filter by major, college, location, affinity interest, and more. You can ask your mentor questions like:
- What do you wish you had known before getting into this field?
- What skills, education, or experiences are employers in this field looking for?
- If you could go back and do anything differently on this career path, what would you do?
- What advice do you have for a student interested in this field?
Making connections with Longhorns can provide valuable insight to help you prepare for the future!
Identify Your Skills
The skills you gain from your diverse experiences can transfer to other environments, even if it seems unrelated! If you are struggling to identify the skills you’ve gained as a UT student, try taking an assessment on Interstride.
Go to student.interstride.com & log in with your UT email. On the top of the screen click Tools, Career Gameplan, & then Take Quiz! When you complete the quiz, you’ll receive an overall score and a list of ways to grow in your career readiness. Interstride made this assessment specially for international students, but all students can use the results to identify their strengths and areas for growth. If you have questions about your strengths or how to continue growing, make an appointment with a career professional here.
Upcoming Career Events, Fairs and Workshops Open to All Majors
Ralph Lauren Information Session
Tuesday,November 8, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
EdTech-Essential Skills Immersion Series: Demystifying Tech
Tuesday, November 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Creative Tech -Essential Skills Immersion Series: Demystifying Tech
Wednesday, November 9, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Careers in Foreign Service
Wednesday, November 9, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Archer Fellowship Program Information Session
Thursday, November 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m
FinTech -Essential Skills Immersion Series: Demystifying Tech
Thursday, November 10, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Community Service Recruiting Event Fall 2022
Friday, November 11, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Internal Transfer Series Part 3: Resume and Personal Statement Writing
Thursday, November 10, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Business Law 101: Squashing the Scaries around Legal Structures
Thursday, November 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fall 2022 Virtual Legislative& Government Affairs Internship Fair
Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 -3:00 p.m.
Internal Transfer Application In-person Review Drop-Ins
Tuesday, November 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Internal Transfer Application Virtual Review Drop-Ins
Thursday, November 17, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Internal Transfer Application In-Person Review Drop-Ins
Monday, November 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Apply to the Career Identity Mentor Program for Spring 2023
Get hands-on support, find community, and increase your career confidence working one on one with a trained upperclassman this spring.
Applications close December 5, 2022.
More opportunities to connect with companies in your desired industry may be available through your college/school career center.