Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Matt Berndt- communication career services director in CMA 3rd floor mon-Friday 8-5

Lots of info on their website: resumes, cover letters, etc.
Create an account with them to be able to make an appointment, drop ins or make an appointment

Graduate school is huge investment of time money and energy. Important for your next step to make sense for you at that time. Must be able to answer: what do you hope to achieve by going to Grad school? why do you want to go? Study? What are primary motivators for going? Helps find program that will meet your needs.

Bad reasons to apply: need grad degree to be successful, bad economy, mom and dad want you to be, a grad degree will help decide what you want to do, will make you more marketable, want to learn more stuff

Good reasons to apply: masters degree required, want to teach and do research,
What can advanced degree do for you?- Can influence how fast and far you can advance your career, give greater flex to change careers, help make career path change, job satisfaction, salary
Not sure what you want to do, don’t rush into grad program, taking off yr can help you get recharged and more motivated and confident about your studies, work experience can help chance of acceptance, gain skills you didn’t get from undergrad.

You must tell grad school about yourself. What will you bring to table? How will you improve their program? No real limit to length of academic resume

When considering a grad school: is it geographically where you want to be? Investigate depts and their areas of expertise, review research journals from that school in your area of interest, dept and their success rates- ask about outcomes, successes; think for yourself- make up your own mind

Criteria for evaluating grad programs- location, competitiveness, length, curriculum, workload, teaching methods, networking, class sizes, class profile, financial aid

Types of degrees- Masters: Terminal: wont help if want to get a doctorate, career advancement to gain specific skills

Tests to take: GRE

when to apply- usually fall for spring application, give professors time for references, preparing your applications, visiting schools/faculty

resources- CCS, Career exploration center, ut office of grad studies, ut grad and international admissions center, annual grad and professional school day



SOCIAL- THURSDAY 11-19 TX UNION THEATER "JULIE AND JULIA" 6PM meet across from Wendy's in Union at 5:25pm.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Service Week!

Here are the events that we have planned with Delta Phi Omega:

Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. and the UT National Student, Speech, Language, and Hearing Association present Fall Service Week 2009.

Tuesday, November 10th
Kick-Off Rally
Gregory Plaza
10 AM-2 PM
(Stop by and table with us! There will be food.)

Wednesday, November 11th
Restaurant Fundraiser
Schlotzsky's (MLK and Guadalupe)
4 PM-9 PM
(NSSLHA SOCIAL AT 6PM 11/11 at Schlotzsky's)

Thursday, November 12th (**e-mail me if interested in starting a team- need 7 players)
Capture the Flag Tournament
Anna Hiss Gym
5:30 PM

Benefit Party (*****receive 2 general points if you attend)
Karma Lounge (119 W 8th St- between Congress and Colorado St.)
10 PM
$5 for 21 and up
$7 for 18 and up
Benefitting: NSSLHA and Texas School for the Deaf

Let me know if you have any questions! Don't forget to invite your friends, family, neighbors, sorority, fraternity, spirit group, etc to the Karma Benefit Party!

Sarah Williams

Tuesday, November 3, 2009



This meeting the members divided into groups and put together turkey baskets with donated food items for families that go to the UT Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Thank you to everyone that helped put the baskets together and donating the food items!!
We also showed the Risk Management slideshow to our members.


Service Week- Nov 10-12: the Delta Phi Omega sorority will be hosting a Service Week to raise money for NSSLHA and Texas School for the Deaf. Nov 10- kickoff in front of Gregory 9:30-2 handing out flyers about Wed and Thurs events. We dont need to help them but if you are in the area, stop by and let them know you will be attending the events. Nov 11- a restaurant on the Drag will be donating part of their profits for that day to us and TSD. we will be having a social event here to show our support. Nov 12- party at Karma. they will be donating their cover charge to us and TSD. if you attend, you will get 2 points to be put toward whatever you are lacking.

T-shirts will be handed out in the Union next Tuesday 11-10-09 for those of you who dont have them yet. Lety and Sarah will be there from 3:30-6pm.

BAKE SALE!! Nov 17-18. Contact Robyn to sign up.

SOCIAL!! Nov 11 we will have lunch or dinner at the restaurant on the Drag that will be participating in the Service Week to help raise money for NSSLHA and Texas School for the Deaf.

SOCIAL!!! Nov 19 there will be another social event at the Union Theatre to get together to watch Julie and Julia at 9pm.

OPPORTUNITY FOR 2 NSSLHA POINTS!!!! Nov 12 at 10pm, we will be having a party at Karma as a part of Service Week. If you attend, you will get 2 general points to be applied where they are needed. Contact Sarah Williams for more info.

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