Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

LACS Staff

Management


Tatem Oldham, Interim Director

Coaching

Hong Tran Escobar, Law School Admissions Coach Caitlin von Liski, Senior Career Coach
Alyssa Wyvratt, Career Coach
Jeramy Howell, Career Coach & Course Coordinator

Recruiting & Special Programs

Robin Pippins, Recruiting & Professional Development Specialist

Administrative

LACS Student Workers

 

 

 


Tatem Oldham, Interim Director

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Office: FAC 18
Phone: 512.471.7900
Email: t.oldham@austin.utexas.edu
Mailcode: G6200

Manages our career coach team and provides career coaching for graduate students seeking careers outside of academia.

Additional Areas of Interest/Expertise

Experience as a psychotherapist in both group and individual settings. Extensive training and five years' experience with the foster care system in Texas. Two years of recruiting experience and eight years in admissions coaching.

Education and Training

MEd in Educational Psychology, and BA in Communication Studies, both from The University of Texas at Austin. Advanced Certification in Conflict Mediation; 30 hours+ training in child abuse prevention and Child Protective Services. Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas.

If I could pick any career, other than the job I'm currently doing it would be...

Part-time therapist, part-time philanthropist.

Best piece of career advice?

Talk to as many people in your field of interest as possible.  Be persistent when you job search!

When not at work I enjoy...

Reading and family time.


Caitlin von Liski, Senior Career Coach

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Office: FAC 18
Phone: 512.471.7900
Email: c.vonliski@austin.utexas.edu
Mailcode: G6200

Coaches students interested in graduate school in the humanities. Helps Liberal Arts undergraduates translate their skills into career opportunities. Coaches students to identify and articulate their strengths within resumes, cover letters and interviews. Develops career plans and job search strategies. 

Additional Areas of Interest/Expertise

Interviewing Skill Development. Social Media Presence/LinkedIn. Workshop/Webinar Facilitation. Diverse Student Populations. Psychology.

Education and Training

M.S. in Counseling Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Kansas.

If I could pick any career, other than the job I'm currently doing it would be...

Running an animal sanctuary for old or forgotten pets.

Best piece of career advice...

“Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing.” B.C. Forbes

When not at work I enjoy...

Hiking on the greenbelt. Crafting. Yoga. Hip hop dancing. Singing. Tending to my cacti and succulents collection.  Playing with my cat, Cinnamon Buns. Hanging out with my guinea pig, Rumpels.  


Hong Tran Escobar, Law School Admissions & Career Coach

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Office: FAC 18
Phone: 512.471.7900
Email: h.escobar@austin.utexas.edu
Mailcode: G6200

Helps Liberal Arts undergraduates navigate the law school admissions process.  Provides critiques of personal statements and resumes for law school applications. Develops pre-law workshops to help students make informed decisions about law school. Provides one-on-one guidance to students interested in pursuing law school. Helps Liberal Arts undergraduates translate their skills into career opportunities. Coaches students to identify and articulate their strengths within resumes, cover letters and interviews. Develops career plans and job search strategies.

Additional Areas of Interest/Expertise

Knowledgeable about the law school admissions process, pro bono opportunities, and bar associations in Austin; Interested in social justice issues, diversity in higher education, and mentorship programs.

Education and Training

J.D. from Seattle University School of Law (visiting student at The University of Texas School of Law); B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from The University of Oregon.

Best piece of career advice...

Explore different career paths early, whether it is through internships, volunteer experiences, or an employment opportunity. The more experience you have, the more confidence you will have in being able to discern which professional opportunities you want to pursue. Also, you never know who you may work with that will help you with your career path down the line so put your best effort into every opportunity.

If I could pick any career, other than the job I'm currently doing it would be...

Dentistry.

When not at work I enjoy...

Traveling, reading and hanging out with friends and family.


Alyssa Wyvratt, Career Coach

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Office: FAC 18
Phone: 512.471.7900
Email: a.wyvratt@austin.utexas.edu
Mailcode: G6200

Helps Liberal Arts undergraduates translate their skills into career opportunities, with an emphasis on internships. Coaches students to identify and articulate their strengths within resumes, cover letters and interviews. Develops career plans and job search strategies. 

Additional Areas of Interest/Expertise

Mental health and holistic wellness, meditation and mindfulness practices

Education and Training

MEd in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and BA in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Licensed Professional Counselor Intern In the state of Texas, supervised by Tatem Oldham, LPC-S.

Best piece of career advice...

Limit expectations of your life because you will be surprised by how many unexpected opportunities open up for you in your future.

If I could pick any career, other than the job I'm currently doing it would be...

Nutritionist 

When not at work I enjoy...

Yoga, spending time with my pets and partner, watching Parks and Recreations on repeat.


Jeramy Howell, Career Coach & Course Coordinator

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Office: FAC 18
Phone: 512.471.7900
Email: j.howell@austin.utexas.edu
Mailcode: G6200

Helps Liberal Arts undergraduates translate their skills into career opportunities. Coaches students to identify and articulate their strengths within resumes, cover letters and interviews. Develops career plans and job search strategies. Manages the LA/UEX Internship Courses. Instructs UEX Internship Courses. 

Additional Areas of Interest/Expertise

Working with first-generation students. Careers in Government. Internships at the Texas Capitol. 

Education and Training

Bachelors of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Austin; AS - General Studies, Paris Junior College

If I could pick any career, other than the job I'm currently doing it would be...

A correspondent for 60 minutes. I really enjoy watching how the correspondents rigorously question everyone from celebrities, politicians, dictators, to war criminals. They also travel to a variety of interesting sites around the world and compile it all into a well-worded, concise, and intellectually-stimulating report. 

In addition, I'd love to be a chef! Cooking is fun for me and I often find myself watchng several cooking videos in one sitting!

Best piece of career advice?

Learn to be comfortable with failure - Its okay to have or experience failure along your professional and personal journey. It's how you handle that failure that will define your path. You should learn from it and use it as a stepping stone for further self-improvement.

When not at work I enjoy...

Spending time with my dog, Baxter. Paying attention to current affairs and politics. I also enjoy hiking, going to museums and reading about history. 


Robin Pippins, Recruiting & Professional Development Specialist

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Office: FAC 18
Phone: 512.471.7900
Email: r.pippins@austin.utexas.edu
Mailcode: G6200

Manages the Liberal Arts Career Services recruiting and professional development programs. Develops and maintains employer relations, job and internship postings, recruiting events and professional development workshops.

Education and Training

BS in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University.

If I could pick any career, other than the job I'm currently doing it would be...

Working for the United Nations aiding in the eradication of global poverty and in the support of justice for all.

Best piece of career advice...

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world. " Anne Frank

When not at work I enjoy...

Cooking, going on adventures with my kids and reading.


LACS Student Workers

Emily F., English

Jacob R., Psychology

Joselyn H., Biochemistry

Van L., Asian Cultures & Languages

Trinity D., Psychology

Anna G., Government


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    University of Texas at Austin
    FAC 18
    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508
    512-471-7900