Welcome to the Beltway

UT Austin students are invited to visit our nation’s capital May 24-28 for a crash course in Washington, D.C.

Welcome to the Beltway: May 24-28, 2010
Welcome to the Beltway is a 5-day crash course in D.C. in which participants meet and mingle with professionals to learn about careers in Washington, D.C. Over the visit, students meet with White House and Federal Agency staff, Congressional staff, senior policy analysts, seasoned political journalists for newspapers and magazines, campaign strategists and many others. The program is hosted by the Archer Center/University Texas System and the D.C. Texas Exes.

The 2010 seminar is open to all UT System undergraduate and graduate students and alumni.

Tentative Program Schedule
Monday – May 24 Check into Lodging (between 4pm and 6pm) and Welcome Event
Tuesday – May 25 Business panel, Non-Profit and the Arts panel and International Relations Networking Lunch
Wednesday – May 26 Policymaking panel, Communication panel and Capitol Tour
Thursday – May 27 Legal panel and Networking Reception
Friday – May 28 Check out of Lodging, DC Wrap-up Session and Sightseeing

How to Apply
Download the application form and legal waiver at the following link. The application deadline is April 14, 2010.

Program Fee
The program fee is $395, which includes:
* 4 nights of lodging
* Several meals during the week
* Networking receptions and events
* Panel discussions
* Sightseeing tours

Program Details
Visit the Archer Center site for details: http://www.archercenter.org/programs/welcome_beltway.html

Director of UT Semester in LA Program on Campus Next Week

If you’re passionate about film, television, music, or digital arts, and are considering a career in the entertainment industry, you will want to explore the UT Semester in Los Angeles Program.

Phil Nemy, Executive Director of the UTLA Center, will be on campus next week to talk to students about the program, as follows:

March 1 @ 5 PM, JESA215A
March 3 @ 3 PM, CMA 5.160
March 4 @ 3 PM, WIN 2.112
March 4 @ 5 PM, PHR 2.108

A new online application will open *March 15 to April 15, 2010* for students planning to participate over spring or summer 2011. Detailed information about the application process can be found online: http://www.utla.utexas.edu/applying/index.htm

Questions? Contact UTLA Center in Los Angeles by calling the following toll free number: (877) 875-2111.
The UTLA Center
3800 Barham Blvd, Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Phone: 323-512-9200
Toll free: 877-UTLA111 (877-875-2111)

Bridging Disciplines Program Application

The Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDPs) allow you to earn an Interdisciplinary Certificate in one of 11 different concentration areas:

  • Children & Society
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Arts & Media
  • Environment
  • Ethics & Leadership
  • Film Studies
  • Human Rights & Social Justice
  • Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
  • International Studies
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits
  • Social Inequality, Health & Policy

Learn more about the Bridging Disciplines Programs by coming to an Information Session with BDP advisors every Tuesday from 11:00 am-12:00 pm, and every Wednesday from 3:00 pm-4:00pm in FAC 1.

BDP advisors will answer questions and tell you about the requirements for each program, how a BDP can work with your degree plan and how to choose the right BDP for you.  You will also learn about the application process and hear valuable tips about how to write an effective application essay.
If you cannot attend one of these information sessions, please call 232-7564 to make an appointment.

The Spring BDP application deadline is FRIDAY, MARCH 12th.

Find more information on the Bridging Disciplines Program website: http://www.utexas.edu/ugs/bdp

Mar 10th – Hong Kong and Thailand Info Session

Have you considered studying abroad in Hong Kong or Thailand? Hear from international exchange students and returning McCombs study abroad students who will talk about what it is like to live and study in these exciting countries. BBA students have an opportunity to study abroad and earn business credit in Thailand at Thammasat University and in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong!

Hong Kong and Thailand Country Info Session
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
12 – 1 p.m.
CBA 4.350

For more information about study abroad opportunities with BBA International Programs, please visit www.mccombs.utexas.edu/udean/ip. The deadline to apply to study abroad for Summer 2010, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 is March 1st!

March 4th – Test Anxiety Workshop

Test Anxiety Workshop – A workshop for UT students led by Diana Damer, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 4th from 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at MAI 220B

When I take a test…

1. My anxiety keeps me from performing to my potential.
2. I feel prepared before the test, but then my mind goes blank.
3. My heart races, and all I can think about is failing.

If you answered “true” to any of the above questions, you may benefit from this workshop, in which you will learn to…
A) Improve study skills and habits
B)  Challenge anxious thoughts and use anxiety to your advantage
C)  Practice mindful test-taking