Live Q&A Career Counseling Session with the University of Texas at Austin
This unique live career counseling session with a panel of university professors, administrators, and students live from the University of Texas in Austin (UT Austin) will focus on professional schools and programs (business, communications (radio/TV/film), and medical education), rather than the purely academic or theoretical programs that lead to professorships. If you are interested in studying in the USA (in such professional programs or in others) or if you’d like to get career advice from American professors and students, join us on December 6 at 6:00-7:30 pm at the American Center in Moscow. Every participant will receive a free lapel pin from Austin, Texas!
Panelists: Live from Austin, Texas — fantastic and inspiring graduate program administrators, university professors, and students of business, communications, and medicine at UT Austin. List of panelists can be found below.
Agenda: The faculty and students live from UT Austin will:
- answer questions from the audience at the American Center about pursuing degrees and building a career in business, communications, and medicine at UT Austin and in the US;
- give career counseling tips to those who are planning to embark on an academic or professional career in the USA.
Why you should join: Join this live Q&A career counseling session on December 6 at 6:00 pm to get a unique opportunity to talk to professors and students from a Public Ivy university and receive their advice on studying or working in the US. You can also submit your question prior to the event through this form. Every participant will receive a free lapel pin from Austin, Texas!
1) Ruben Rathnasingham, PhD — Assistant Dean for Health Product Innovation, Managing Director of Texas Health CoLab (Dell Medical School). Ruben Rathnasingham has more than 15 years of biomedical leadership experience in several companies founded on technologies invented and developed in academic institutions. In his current role as the assistant dean for health product innovation at Dell Medical School, he is responsible for creating and growing initiatives to support health-related translational research at UT Austin. Most recently, he was associate director of early translational research at the University of California, San Francisco, where he helped develop and led the UCSF Catalyst Program that successfully leveraged industry partners to help identify, support and translate technologies through and out of the university. Prior to his tenure in academia, Rathnasingham co-founded and grew a number of healthcare companies including StrataGent Life Sciences, where he helped develop a needle-free, wearable infusion pump that was honored with a 2010 Edison Award for Best New Product.
2) Stephanie Houghton, PhD — Senior Lecturer and the director of the Masters in Economics program within the department of Economics at UT. She is a graduate of Duke University and has a number of YouTube videos on various aspects of economics. See one here.
3) Gary B. Wilcox, PhD — Gary Wilcox is a media and marketing scholar, currently the John A. Beck Centennial Professor in Communication in the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations. Dr. Wilcox is a globally-recognized expert on social media, alcohol advertising research, and branding. His opinions and work have been featured in such national and local media as CBS News, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, KUT public radio and AdWeek, among others. Dr. Wilcox holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and two degrees from UT Austin. His most recent interests include unstructured data analysis, mix media modelling and advertising’s effects on alcohol products and brands. Dr. Wilcox was recently featured on The Academic Minute discussing his alcohol advertising research. His publications include one book, several book chapters, and articles that have appeared in the International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Digital and Social Media Marketing, Journal of Food Products Marketing, and Marketing Management Journal among others. Prior to entering the world of academia, Professor Wilcox worked as a songwriter/musician and photographer.
4) Deana Williams — From the Graduate School, Deana Williams is the Associate Director of International Admissions, specifically focused on foreign processing & evaluation.
5) Stephany Noh, PhD candidate (Radio-TV-Film) — Stephany was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Korea University and M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Yonsei University. Her interest in media studies originates from 10 years of work experience in Korean television networks as a programming producer, ratings analyst, acquisition specialist, and production budget manager. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the Department of Radio-Television-Film at Moody College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin. Having witnessed the expansion of the ‘Korean Wave’ first hand, she intends to investigate the cultural implications of the transnational phenomenon by researching the context of television programs, their global audiences, and the industry practices that are forming the global media of today.
6) Mirta Baselovic, Master’s in Global Policy Studies (LBJ School of Public Affairs) — Born in the former Yugoslavia, Mirta Baselovic is a Master of Global Policy Studies candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs (graduating December 2019). A dynamic leader with an interest in all things EU, she is focusing on human rights in multilateral settings as well as EU Enlargement Policy and International Trade. Upon graduation she plans to return to Europe to work for an EU-affiliated NGO. She holds a BS in Communications and experience in Grant Writing and Project Management. Prior to her graduate work, she played volleyball for the winning UT women’s team. (See her former stats here)
Partners: The University of Texas in Austin (with the support of the College of Liberal Arts, especially the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Liberal Arts Information Technology Services (LAITS), and the International Office)
Interesting facts about UT Austin:
- UT Austin is a Public Ivy, providing an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public university price
- Founded in 1883, UT Austin has had the fifth largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of Fall 2006, with over 51,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 3,000 teaching faculty, including over 5,600 international students and 1,200 international scholars who come from 140 countries
- The list of University of Texas at Austin notable alumni includes such graduates and students as actors Mathew McConahey, Owen Wilson, Renée Zellweger, and Jon Hamm, film directors Wes Anderson and Robert Rodríguez, musician Janis Joplin, writer John Maxwell Coetzee, basketball player Kevin Durant, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, founder of Dell Computers Michael Dell, and many others. Over 30 UT Austin undergraduates have served in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Among university faculty are recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, the Wolf Prize, the Primetime Emmy Award, the Turing Award, and the National Medal of Science, as well as many other awards. As of October 2018, 11 Nobel Prize winners, two Turing Award winners and two Fields medalists have been affiliated with the school as alumni, faculty members or researchers.
- The university is ranked one of the top 15 public universities according to U.S. News & World Report and one of the top 31 universities internationally according to the Center for World University Rankings. The UT Austin has 18 research disciplines ranked in the top 10 worldwide, including the No. 1 program in interdisciplinary mathematics, according to subject rankings from the Center for World University Rankings, and top 10 programs in multiple colleges and schools including business, communications, education, engineering, geological sciences, humanities, information, natural sciences, social work and the social sciences.
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