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Advise TX Adviser Selected for New College Advising Corps Fellowship

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Juliann Solis, a first-year adviser serving PSJA Southwest High School in Pharr, Texas, has been selected to serve as one of 16 Curriculum & Training (CAT) Fellows for the 2019-20 school year.

As a CAT Fellow in the program’s inaugural year, Solis will have the opportunity to strengthen her skills in content development, presentation, leadership and event management. She will also have a strong hand in planning for The Summit, the College Advising Corps (CAC) national professional development conference for all advisers, which will take place in Boston, Massachusetts.  Additionally, Solis will serve as an ambassador for the UT Austin program to promote a knowledge-sharing culture among all college advisers.

The CAT Fellowship program requires a commitment of eight to ten hours per month starting in August 2019 through June 2020.  The first half of the year will focus on helping the CAC national staff plan for the Summit. The second half will include other projects. Monthly meetings will include additional opportunities for skill development and discussion.

Juliann graduated from UT Austin in 2017 with a BSA in Human Development and Family Sciences.

About Advise TX:Housed within the Longhorn Center for School Partnerships, the UT Austin chapter of Advise TX is part of the national College Advising Corps, the nation’s largest nonprofit college access program. The national College Advising Corps consists of a consortium of currently 29 partner institutions (including The University of Texas at Austin) in 17 states that have committed to recruit and train talented, enthusiastic recent college graduates to serve as college advisers in more than 670 selected high schools throughout the nation. The program aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students entering and completing higher education.

Advisers work full-time to help students plan their college searches, complete admissions and financial aid applications and enroll at schools that will serve them well.

The University of Texas at Austin Chapter manages 21 college advisers who serve in selected schools within 12 school districts in Central Texas, Houston, Dallas, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley.  These advisers serve in their high schools for a maximum of two years.

For more information, contact: Cheryl Sawyer, AdviseTX Program Director, at 512-471-6173 or cheryls@austin.utexas.edu.