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Forty Tips from i Forty. Welcome to…. Tip #1: Jump Start Y our C areer. Who said “The greatest motivation… has to come from inside you.” ?. Tip #2 : Reach Out. ICE BREAKER: (allow 3 - 5 minutes)

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tip 1 jump start y our c areer
Tip #1: Jump Start Your Career

Who said “The greatest motivation… has to come from inside you.” ?

tip 2 reach out
Tip #2 : Reach Out

ICE BREAKER: (allow 3 - 5 minutes)

For this activity, you need to group more than 4 people together. Now, in the next 3 minutes, people in a single group should discuss and jot down on the blank piece of paper, at least 10 things they have in common. The things (like school, home city or state, favorite cuisine, favorite sport, movies, etc.; anything except topics related to work) should be common among all individuals in the group.

tip 3 join i forty
Tip #3: Join iForty

Does your professional organization fit you?


  • Staff Council --
  • Black Faculty & Staff Association --
  • Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association --
  • Asian/Asian-American Faculty & Staff Association --
  • Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association -
  • UT Staff Toastmasters Club --
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals --
tip 4 i ncrease your professional net worth
Tip #4: Increase your professional ‘net worth’

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.

"Make yourself necessary to the world and mankind will give you bread. "

tip 5 visit the professional development center
Tip #5: Visit the Professional Development Center

Advance in your field,

gain new skills,

or train for a new career.

tip 6 txclass
Tip #6: TXClass

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you an use to

change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Take advantage of the university’s complete training resource for UT Faculty and Staff.

tip 7 become familiar with www utexas edu
Tip #7: Become familiar with

Are you using the

available tools

on our home page?

tip 8 use ut direct
Tip #8: Use UT Direct

Your homepage

away from home...

tip 9 learn the l ingo
Tip #9: Learn the Lingo..

Can you name these acronyms ?




tip 10 you have an impact
Tip #10: YOU Have an Impact

How do you

impact the success

of your organization?

tip 11 are you an urban legend
Tip #11: Are You An Urban Legend
  • Make yourself essential – Be the “go to” person
  • Gain knowledge about the Purchasing Policies
  • Know your basic phone skills – long distance, transferring calls , forwarding calls.
  • Know your contacts – from the switchboard to the Office of the President
tip 12 time to stretch wiggle
Tip #12: Time to Stretch & Wiggle...

Every 20 minutes, stand for 20 seconds and

shake things out...

tip 13 network and develop your contacts
Tip #13: Network and develop your contacts

NETWORKING is the single most powerful marketing tactic to accelerate and sustain success for any individual or organization!

– Adam Small

It’s a Win Win

Build It

Know It

tip 14 a face with a name
Tip #14: A Face with A Name

Get to know the many faces of your colleagues in the departments that you work with.

tip 15 be organized
Tip #15 Be organized!

* Calendars

* Take a Few Minutes to

Discuss Priorities

* To Do Lists

* Set Aside Time to Respond

* Notebooks for Each Project

tip 16 be in the know
Tip #16: Be in the “Know”

Use yourcalendar to track deadlines, meetings... And use UT calendars to track special events, academic deadlines, etc.!

tip 17 ut market
Tip #17: UT Market

One stop shopping with access to both internal and external vendors.

tip 18 define yourself while you can
Tip #18: *DEFINE yourself while you can…

Know the

university’s major data base

and why it is transitioning to the web...

tip 19 hire the next superstar for your office
Tip #19: Hire the next superstar for your office

HRMS can help you hire:

a Full-time Employee (FTE),

a Temp-to-Permanent,

or a Student.

tip 20 helping the troubled employee
Tip #20: Helping the troubled employee

How do you help your employee, your colleague or even yourself get back on track?

tip 21 know where to find university policies and procedures
Tip #21: Know where to find University Policies and Procedures

“Every employee is responsible for making sure that the University conducts its business with honesty and integrity.”

Let this website serve as your guide to university policies; it has a new look...and new numbering system for HOP policies.

tip 22 time to stretch wiggle
Tip #22: Time to Stretch & Wiggle...

Every 20 minutes, stand for 20 seconds and

shake things out...

tip 23 persevere like a champion
Tip #23:Persevere like a Champion...

Name the 3 trophies awarded to the winner of the Red River Rivalry?

Texas now leads the all-time series 60–43–5.

Now 3-0 in the Big 12.

tip 24 there are no events like university events
Tip #24: There are No Events Like University Events

Gone To Texas

State of the University Address

Longhorn Halloween

Orange Santa

Explore UT

Honors Day

UT Remembers

Spring Commencement

tip 25 finding meeting space and time
Tip #25: Finding meeting space…and time!

How do you

find meeting space

on campus?

Toughest part of meeting planning…

tip 26 meetings can be virtual
Tip #26: Meetings can be virtual!

Will a ‘Virtual Meeting’

work for you and what are

the options?

tip 27 know your its information technology services
Tip #27: Know your ITSInformation Technology Services

...and what they can do for you and your organization!

tip 28 y our computer is your lifeline
Tip #28: Your computer is your lifeline..

ITS has several options to assist you with your computer repairor replacement...

tip 29 waste not want not
Tip #29: Waste not want not...

How do you reuse and recycle your refuse?

tip 30 know who to call to fix almost anything
Tip #30: Know who to call to fix almost anything!

Facilities Services

provides building maintenance, custodial services, landscaping services, lock and key services, equipment repair, preventative maintenance, furniture repair, solid waste pick up and recycling, surplus property disposal, event support and moving services


Tip #31: Do the WORQS…

How to request service

or make an inquiry:

Facilities Services respectfully asks that all new requests for maintenance and services be submitted through the center or WORQS

tip 32 time to stretch wiggle
Tip #32: Time to Stretch & Wiggle...

Every 20 minutes, stand for 20 seconds and

shake things out...

tip 33 another key to your success is
Tip #33: Another ‘Key’ to your success is...

Locks and Keys


SER 101, 304 E. 24th Street,

7:30a – 4:00p

Arrive no later than 3:45p

tip 34 building things at ut
Tip #34: Building things at UT

Project Management & Construction Services (PMCS) builds The University of Texas at Austin Visit us at

tip 35 know parking transportation services
Tip #35: Know Parking & Transportation Services

Parking will always be an issue on an urban campus. We sometimes jokingly refer to our permits as a “license to hunt”.

tip 36 bon voyage
Tip #36: Bon Voyage...

Use Travel Management Services for your travel planning needs...

Concur for travel booking

tip 37 know your university of texas police department
Tip #37: Know your University of Texas Police Department

“As diverse as our campus, as unique as you”

Learn more...

tip 38 perks
Tip #38: Perks!

Working at UT can be more than just a job; enjoy the perks of being part of a community...

tip 39 attitude is everything
Tip #39: Attitude is everything!

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”

  • Georgia O’Keeffe

tip 40 welcome the feedback
Tip #40: Welcome the Feedback




Complete the evals

and finally
And finally …


for taking the time to invest in yourself by taking this and other training.

We sincerely hope to see you at our next iForty gathering and wish you the best here at UT.

Hook ‘Em!