Welcome to the Beltway: A Week in Washington, D.C.

7th Annual “Welcome to the Beltway” – A Week in Washington, D.C. May 24th-28th

“Welcome to the Beltway” is a five-day seminar and visit to the nation’s capital hosted by the Archer Center and the DC Texas Exes. The seminar is for undergraduates, graduate students and alumni of the University of Texas System to learn about potential career opportunities in fields such as government, politics, business, law, communication and non-profits.

The program includes:

  • Career Panel Discussions
  • Networking Receptions/Events
  • Young Professionals Luncheon
  • Sightseeing Tours

The program fee is $395/person and includes 4 nights of lodging, career panels, sightseeing tours, evening receptions, several meals and lunch with young professionals living in D.C. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so get your application in early. For questions, contact Katie Romano or Colleen Davies at the Archer Center at kromano@utsystem.edu or cdavies@utsystem.edu, or by phone at 202-955-9091.

Applications and deposit are due April 14th. Visit www.archercenter.org for the application and more information.

Student Leadership Team – App. Due Apr. 1st

Are you interested in taking your leadership experiences on the 40 Acres to the next level? Leave a lasting legacy on campus by joining the University of Texas Leadership and Ethics Institute (LEI) Student Leadership Team!

LEI is a leadership initiative in the Office of the Dean of Students that provides training for current undergraduate and graduate students. We are currently looking for students who are motivated and qualified, and who make it a priority to continuously develop their leadership skills.

Available positions for the 2010-2011 LEI Student Leadership Team are:
•    Administrative Director
•    Communication Director
•    Financial Director
•    Training and Education Director
•    First-Year Initiatives Committee Co-Chair
•    Campus and Community Outreach Committee Co-Chair
•    Leadership Development and Training Committee Co-Chair
•    Recognition and Awards Committee Co-Chair
Applications and detailed position descriptions are available online at http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sald/leadership_team.php

Applications are due on Thursday, April 1st at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Organization Center (SOC) on the Fourth floor of the Student Services Building (SSB). Interviews for all applicants are required and will take place April 12th-15th. Please sign up for an interview time when you turn in your application at the SOC.

If you have any questions about LEI and/or the Student Leadership Team application process, contact cecilialopez@mail.utexas.edu.

Call for Nominations: BHP Outstanding Student and Doenges Awards

This award is presented to the five graduating Business Honors students, who in the judgment of their peers, the Honors Program faculty and the Honors Program Faculty Committee, have distinguished themselves in academics and leadership.


Nominations should provide evidence concerning the nominee’s:

1)           Non-academic contributions to UT, the CBA and/or the BHP 

2)           Distinction among his/her peers in the Honors Program, and

3)           Academic excellence.


The five winners will receive a plaque and will be named on the master plaque hanging in the BHP office.


From among the five winners of this award a recipient will be selected to receive the:


R. Conrad Doenges Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership

in the Business Honors Program


The Award, named after Dr. Doenges, a previous Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, who was instrumental in developing the BHP, consists of a plaque and a thousand dollar honorarium.


A nomination form is attached. Please submit to the BHP office (CBA 2.312) or via e-mail to eli.cox@mccombs.utexas.edu by Friday, April 9th at 5:00 PM.

LAH Quiz Bowl

It’s that time of year again for Honors Quiz Bowl! Each year LAHSC hosts a quiz bowl in which various honors organizations around campus compete against each other in a trivia challenge. This year’s contest will be on Sunday April 11 from 1:00-3:00. If you’re interested in being a part of an LAH team, please email me, Tamara, at leiderkannichnicht@mail.utexas.edu with your name and telephone number. I’ll be making the teams based on a first-come, first-serve basis, so let me know soon!

BHP Alumni Coffee Chat-April 1st

BHP Students,

Please stop by the BHP Office next Thursday, April 1st between 1pm and 3pm for the BHP Alumni Coffee Chat. This chat features two alumni, Omar Ochoa and Charlie Cooper, both UT Law students with work experience as financial analysts. Coffee and cookies will be served at this event.


Omar Ochoa was the UT Student Body President in 2005-2006. After graduating from BHP/PPA in 2007, he worked in Corporate Accounting for General Motors as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Business and Competitive Analysis group.  In August 2008, he returned to UT for law school.  His law school activities include participating in Moot Court and being a teaching assistant for a legal writing class and a bankruptcy professor.  His professional legal experience includes a summer clerkship in Houston with the law firm Baker Botts and an internship with the Texas Supreme Court.  Just recently, Omar was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Law Review.  His legal interests include commercial litigation, intellectual property law, and admiralty law.


After graduating from BHP/finance in 2004, Charlie Cooper worked for Bank of America from 2005 through 2007 as an analyst in their Financial Management Training Program.   After touring Europe on a bicycle in the summer of 2007,  he entered law school that fall.  In summer 2008, Charlie worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego and added a summer internship at Patton Boggs to his resume last year.  Following his graduation this May, Charlie plans to do a clerkship for Judge Robert Pitman in Austin.  He is exclusively interested in a litigation (rather than transactional) and plans to be a permanent Austin resident.