Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
NSSLHA Meeting 11/1
Communication Career Services – with Matt Berndt
- You should treat career planning like you do care maintenance or dental care. Sit down at least once a semester with career services, an academic advisor, or trusted faculty to look over the path you are taking to make sure it’s the right one.
- Make a Student Account through their website! You can get a tshirt if you do.
- After you connect, you can upload your resume and they will read it and contact you if they want you to come in and be advised about it.
- Website has lots of resources about resume writing – do’s and don’ts
- What do you want reader(s) to learn about you by reading your resume?
- Never stop editing/updating your resume! Do it at least once a semester!
- COVER LETTERS
- This a targeted and focused document used to present your relevant qualifications for an available job opportunity.
- Good cover letters are unique, take time to write, introduce you to a potential employer in a meaningful way, position you as a viable candidate, and prepare you to interview.
- GRAD SCHOOL ADVISING
- Make sure grad school is right for you at that point in time.
- CCS has sooo many resources for advising about grad school and they know a lot about CSD.
Visit their website!!! They have a lot of info and resources that are very helpful.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Bastrop Fire Relief – this Sunday 10/23 from 9-1, buses leave from behind the LGJ school, everyone wear clothes that you can work in. Email Shannon with any questions!
LET'S HEAR FROM THE GRAD SCHOOLS...
Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio- Offer: SLP - Masters (2 years and a summer)
- Admissions Info:
- Feb. 1 admission date, 2 letters of recommendation
- 20-24 spots in their graduate program
- Average - GPA 3.5, GRE 980
- Other Info:
- They have a working clinic on campus
- Have a bilingual/bicultural component
- 3,000 students at the whole school
- State of the art voice and swallowing lab
Texas Women’s University in Houston
- Offer: SLP – Masters (2 years and a summer), TETN distance learning program
- Admissions Info:
- 2 letters of rec –25 students a year on campus, 115-120 for distance learning
- Average – GPA 2.5, 3.0 for Comm., GRE the higher the better
University of North Texas in Denton
- Admissions Info:
- Application deadline: SLP - Feb. 15, AuD - March 1 - AuD
- 3 letters of rec, letter of intent - all info on their website
- For SLP: 335 applied last year, there are 39 1st years
- Average GRE 1087
- 100% pass rate on praxis and 97% employment rate this past year
- For AuD: –10 people accepted into 4 year program – last year is an externship.
- Average GRE 1050, GPA 3.7
- Research project is a requirement for grad program. They have you do 25 hours of observation first.
- Clinic – on campus, classes close to clinic
UT - Austin
- Offer: Maters in SLP (2 years), Aud (3 years plus externship year)
- PhD (you can do SLP or AuD with a PhD)
- Admissions Info:
- Average GRE 1250, GPA 3.58 3 letters of rec
- 250 apply to SLP accept 22-25, 50-60 to Aud accept 8-10
- Other info:
- Clinical work first in the ut clinic and then go off campus
- UT has an emphasis in bilingualism in the SLP if you choose to follow that path
- Must to a thesis, you get to be involved in research
- Have your letters of rec written by someone who’s had you in the classroom or seen your work in the field.
- When writing your personal statement: How do your experiences match up to what that specific program has to offer? How have your interests guided you to apply to that program? Don’t do a “Miss America” / “I Want to Save the World” letter.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR GRAD SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
here are the results for the 2011-2012 officers!
Secretary: Sarah Wallace
Service: Shannon Jacobson
Treasurer: Megan Watson
Publicity: Doris Kisel
Historian: Alexa Pawlowski
Social: Lauren Bacom
Fundraiser: Natalia Rodriguez
Tomorrow: Midnight Rodeo!
4/26: Chili's Fundraiser
4/26: Chili's Social 6 p.m.
5/3: BANQUET! :)
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
At the meeting before spring break we had Donna Altuna and 2 SLPs from Texas School for the Deaf come talk to us.
They told us about how an SLP/Audiologist works with deaf kids and what kinds of roles they play at a school like TSD.
The teachers, SLPs, and audiologist all work hand in hand. Their main goal is teaching the child English, not necessarily speech.
At today's meeting we had two speakers from Central Texas Speech Pathology come talk to us. They have locations in both South and North Austin. There at 11 therapists currently working there.
Because of their high number of SLPs the case load is extremely diverse! They work with both children and adults in areas of voice therapy, vocal cord dysfunction and more.
visit them at www.centraltexasspeech.com
Cochlear Implant Kids Day will be April 2nd.
There is still room in certain committees and slots to work the day of for a service point!
This will be the last thing offered for a service point this semester!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sorry it took so long to post these minutes!
Last Tuesday we had an audiologist Michelle from Dell Children's Hospital come speak with us.
She was an undergrad here at UT in CSD and went on to the AuD/PhD program here at UT as well. This way she was able to fulfill both her clinical and research interest in the field. She talked about a lot of what she does at work such as behavioral and physiological testing, and counseling families on hearing losses, etc.
Social: Spicy Pickle 6 p.m. on Tuesday March 1
Fundraiser: Spicy Pickle March 1 (more details to come)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
So this week we had two staff members from the Capitol School of Austin come and talk to us. They were able to tell us about their pre-school to 3rd grade program for children with speech, language and learning differences.
We learned about their small class size, their different teaching methods, their admissions process and much more!
Many SLP undergraduates from UT volunteer there during the Fall, Spring or Summer! You can contact them at (512) 467-7006 for questions about volunteering!
If you have any further questions visit www.capitolschool.com
Thank you to those of you who came out! Don't forget to keep up your requirements to be an active member! =)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thank you for all of you who came out last night to the meeting! Here is what you need to know about NSSLHA and the requirements for this semester!
NSSLHA is a pre-professional student organization geared toward providing information about grad school, career paths, etc. to CSD majors. We meet every other Tuesday in the Pharmacy building 2.108. Each meeting we focus on something different. This semester we will be focusing on Cochlear Implant Kids Day, TSHA, fundraising and having an AWESOME time! :)
To be considered an ACTIVE MEMBER you must:
· Attend 2 fundraisers, 2 social event, 2 service events, and all meetings.
o If you are unable to attend a meeting, then in order to be given credit you must post on the blog to show you have read the minutes from that meeting.
· Pay dues- $30 (this is for this semester only)
You can also be an ONLINE MEMBER. This is for people who can’t make it to the every meeting.
To be considered an ONLINE MEMBER you must:
- · let us know you want to be an ONLINE MEMBER (email email@example.com) =)
- if you are continuing to be an online member from last semester you MUST contact me and let me know so I can keep you on the online list
- · pay dues- $30
- · post a comment to the meeting minutes (your full name) that will be posted on the NSSLHA blog nsslhaut.blogspot.com you don’t need to be a follower of the blog, just scroll to the bottom of the minutes for the right meeting and comment in the comment box
- · attend 2 fundraisers, 2 social event and 2 service events ** to be considered an ACTIVE MEMBER as well as an ONLINE MEMBER**
This year we are giving away 2 prizes (1 for the Fall semester and 1 for the Spring) to the member who is MOST ACTIVE- participates in the most activities, comes to all of the meetings etc. This “outstanding member” will get the choice of receiving a free manicure OR a free massage compliments of NSSLHA. =]
TSHA REQUIREMENTS (to be eligible to receive the $55 reimbursement) :
-attend every meeting up until February 22nd
-attend 2 EVENTS (ex: one social and one service; it does not count if you receive 2 pts. from the same event)
We are really looking forward to having a great year with everyone!!
Feb.- Clean Clinic
March 5th- Explore UT
April 2nd- Cochlear Implant Kids Day
Feb. 8th (next meeting)- We will be going to Yogurt Spot right after the meeting!
Feb. 9th and 10th- Bake Sale in front of CMA (contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign up for a time)