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Volunteer with Charleston YOUth Count

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 9 May 2018 | 11:14 am — 

The Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities, a College of Charleston organization, is beginning the process of recruiting volunteers for Summer canvassing.

Volunteers will be working with The Charleston YOUth Count, an effort to count and bring resources to youth experiencing homelessness in our city.

Last year, the Riley Center conducted a study that found that an estimated one third of College of Charleston students struggle with not having enough food to eat or a secure place to sleep at night. The scope of the problem for the rest of Charleston is unclear, but through the YOUth Count we are gathering data to find out rates of food and housing insecurity and work to provide individuals in our community much needed resources and support. We learned a lot during our first data collection period in the Spring and are ready to get back into the field, but we need your help!

As a volunteer, your role would involve surveying participants, disseminating information and bringing resources to young people experiencing homelessness. You will receive free CITI training, gain practical research experience, on-the-ground experience with diverse populations, and you will truly make a difference in your community. Please navigate to our Facebook page to learn more about us https://www.facebook.com/CHSYouthCount/. Once you’re ready to join our team, use this link to apply: https://goo.gl/forms/Xu4Mdbm3DqyNULc42

We strongly encourage adults and community members to apply as we would like to have a diverse group of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds – everyone has something to bring to the table.

Housing and food insecurity is a prevalent issue in our own backyard, and with your help, we can take steps to eradicate it and ensure everyone in our community has the services they need!

Questions? Email youthcountvolunteer@gmail.com or call (843) 953-6100.

Workshop Opportunity + Scholarship

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 9 April 2018 | 4:32 pm — 

Project Charleston 2018 — Working with Nonprofits

Document the work of nonprofits in the South’s “Holy City”! Join Momenta & Leica for our very first workshop in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina during the most picturesque time of year! On a Project workshop, we assign each student a different local nonprofit, and you then work with your instructors to create a photo story about their mission. We combine nightly lectures, business skills training and daily, 1-on-1 editing sessions with an instructor in one of the fastest growing and most beautiful cities in the country!

We require all attending photographers to bring their own cameras, laptop and support gear like external hard drives.

Our staff and instructors can offer gear recommendations and help you understand the nuances of your equipment. You will also be able check out a Leica M series camera and lenses during the workshop thanks to our friends at Leica!

We ask all photographers bring at least a digital SLR or rangefinder camera with 1-2 lenses. We encourage you to bring a lightweight tripod. Should you choose to participate in a multimedia project, you must come with a working knowledge of the required software programs and your equipment.

This course is designed for people who are good natured, flexible, have a working knowledge of photography and are interested in a unique documentary photography workshop experience. We will work with each photographer to improve their photography on any level, and we will find the right theme for your vision. We will provide support every step of the way, but you need to have a positive attitude and work well with a group!

This experience is more of a photo practicum than it is a tourism trip. The educational journey will be amazing and eye opening but it is not easy. You will work long hours. Your instructors will give you daily challenges and push you to new heights with your photography. We will encourage you to stretch and think creatively.

You may encounter people or organizations that are challenging to photograph. You may have to photograph in dark rooms or outside at high noon. You may have stressful days of difficult logistics. While we will be there to help you, support you and give you insight on the best way to handle the situation as a professional, you will need to take as much responsibility for your progress as we do.

The West Award is available to both undergraduates and graduate students. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition plus a $500 stipend.

Please send a cover letter and a link to your online portfolio to info@momentaworkshops.com. The cover letter should explain why you would like to attend a Momenta Workshop and how this workshop will benefit your career goals. Please include the above information in an email with the Subject heading: “The West Award: (workshop name) Application.”

SMAD-CON Seeks Bloggers, Volunteers

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 9 April 2018 | 12:28 pm — 

Casey Elizabeth Canody, the Community Outreach Coordinator for SMAD-CON, is looking for bloggers and volunteers for SMAD-CON’s social media all day conference: July 19th and 20th at the Charleston Area Convention Center. SMAD-CON is expecting 3,000 conference attendees. The organization has been featured in Forbes as one of the Top 20 Marketing Conference to Attend in 2018.

SMAD-CON is working to grow its online presence in its blog. If you have experience in blogging, please submit your current blog to casey_canody@smadcon.com to be considered. More information: The organization has a couple different themes, blog hacks, content creation and culture we’re currently accepting blogs for. The criteria is each blog must pertain to social media and positive impact. Bloggers must commit to no less than 3 blogs a month and in return receive an influencer track ticket to SMAD-CON.

ABOUT
Social Media All Day-Conference
We are a 2-day event that brings people together to learn the latest ways to communicate and engage with your digital audience, in order to create positive impact for your personal brand, business, organization, or community. We want to bring people together from multiple generations to our event to connect, learn, and collaborate with each other on effective and cutting edge ways to grow your brand and engage with your digital audience add through social media.
SMAD-CON is a conference existing not only to educate all attendees on social media but how to use it to create POSITIVE impact in our communities. As mentioned in Forbes as the Southeast’s most collaborative social media conference, we are built on the foundation that we need to work together in order to create a positive influential movement.
Our conference is based on three pillars: Content, Collaborate, and Community.
Content. Many experts define social media as the ability to use the Internet to share and communicate instantly with others. An infinite amount of content is constructed through all sources of communication. Along with the power of social media there is a responsibility to have an effective influence in constructive change. Consistently absorbing content results in the creation of a powerful tool and we want to guide users to find their voice in the digital age and support each other in topics such as social change, content creation, business transparency, authenticity, and personal branding, which all will be talked about at our event.
Collaborate. We are engaging in the digital age as well as promoting kindness in individual interactions. We are highlighting and providing a platform for young NPOs at the Non Profit Pitch Showcase, where they will share their story and be awarded cash prizes. Another portion of the event is the sustainable fashion show featuring the importance of viable fair trade clothing and the entertainment of the Goodnight Bash where up and coming artists will have the opportunity to perform in front of a large audience. Lasting connections and learning opportunities will be made through panel discussions and group workshops. Our schedule includes meet and greets, networking at our lounge zones and connecting in our roundtable sessions.
Community. Our mission is to give you the best opportunity to create positive impact in your personal life, business, organization, or community in the Digital Age. Through attendee interactions we hope to organize a community and sense of safe space for the opportunity to be as innovative as possible. We aim to be on top of the latest trends before they happen and be the leading educator in social media.

Charleston Fashion Week Volunteers Needed

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 9 February 2018 | 3:54 pm — 

Charleston Fashion Week is an incredible place to network for future internships, many of the sort that are of interest to Comm students!

To sign up for an interview slot to volunteer for Charleston Fashion Week, complete the form found here.
More details about the interviews and the volunteer positions needing filled:
Charleston Fashion Week representatives will be on-campus conducting interviews with interested students in the Stern Ballroom. Interviews will last approximately 10-15 minutes and will be done in shifts every hour. As soon as you’ve completed your application and interview, you will be free to go. Interview slots are first-come, first-served.Skilled volunteers are the vital force behind Lexus Charleston Fashion Week®. In order to support the event, CFW Volunteers will take on a variety of roles, such as:

  • Event ticket sales
  • Guest greeting and crowd management
  • Directing guest seating
  • Organization and placement of gift bags and event information
  • Assisting retailers with setup and breakdown
  • Beverage ticket sales
  • Backstage production*

Multiple day or open availability is preferred over more limited availability. CFW volunteer positions and associated duties include:

  • Guest Experience/Usher: Assist in seating guests, answer general questions, work with the Usher team to provide a seamless and welcoming experience.
  • Box Office: Greet guests, apply wristbands, distribute credentials, answer guest inquiries, work with Box Office team to organize Will Call and sell tickets.
  • Vendor Support: Greet guests, check credentials, answer questions, sell drink tickets, assist Style Lounge vendors in setup and breakdown, manage and streamline a pleasant and relaxing guest experience.
  • Runway Support/Backstage Production*: Help designers and retailers load in and out, help organize and prepare garments to designer specifications, attend to all applicable backstage needs.

*Please note that only a select few with experience in high end-retail or fashion shows will assist with backstage production. Selection at CFW’s discretion.

Halloween movie Extras needed

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 4:55 pm — 

 

The crew filming Halloween is coming to Charleston and they are in need of extras.

If you want to be in a film, the agency asks you to submit your name, two photos and all the information in the post below to charlestonmovieextras@gmail.com.

The casting post reads:

Charleston Movie -Still seeking those of various races for filming. Kids, Teens & Adults of all ages. Asian, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiian, Hispanic, Latino, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Native American, African American and more.  If you have already submitted -do NOT resubmit. We have you on file and you are definitely being considered. If you have yet to submit for this film -please do such ASAP as we begin filming later this coming week.  Submissions should include 2 current photos (can be taken with a cell phone -one full length/one closer up). Your Name, Phone, Age, Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes, List/describe any visible tattoos and if you have artist release for such, Vehicle information (color/make/model/year) and City /State you reside.

REMINDER -those submitting should live in the Charleston, SC area or within a very short driving distance.
SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT to us at charlestonmovieextras@gmail.com with heading being your Ethnicity/Gender/Age/City & State you reside.
EXAMPLE -Indian Male, 30’s Charleston, SC

Phil Noble for SC Governor Seeks Volunteers

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 8 January 2018 | 12:45 pm — 

The Phil Noble for SC Governor campaign is looking for current students and recent college or law school graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in Democratic politics, or looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to join our fundraising staff. Prior campaign and fundraising experience is not required.

Responsibilities will include: traveling and working directly with the candidate for governor, organizing and coordinating fundraising events, compiling and analyzing data and research, and developing and implementing strategic plans.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to JP Boyle at joseph.p.boyle@gmail.com.

Charleston STEM Fest Internship & Volunteer Opportunity

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 27 November 2017 | 10:25 am — 

 

The Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The 5th annual festival will be highly visible outdoor event that provides opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. This exciting event will take place on February 3, 2018 from 10am-3pm at Brittlebank Park in Charleston, SC and will feature ~80 exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. After the festival, Partner Events will occur throughout the Lowcountry. The Charleston STEM Festival is an initiative of the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative managed by South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science (SCCMS) at Clemson University.

Internship:

Charleston STEM Fest is seeking an intern to post social media and regular blog posts leading up to the event on Feb. 3, 2018.

Festival Volunteer:

Charleston STEM Fest is seeking 10-20 volunteers on the day of the festival to work at the various booths doing on-site evaluation (volunteers would ask people who come by to do a short computer survey). It could be great experience for students interested in PR.

 

Contact information: chs.stemfest@gmail.com

The Rival is seeking Staff Writers & Social Media Strategists

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 20 November 2017 | 12:05 pm — 

The Rival at CofC is hiring for the spring semester

Our Mission:

In the past decade, student news has been reduced to listicles, resume-builders, and click-bait. Most for-profit campus news publications aim for clicks and create teams of disconnected writers and editors, many of which are post-grads working from an office building in New York City. And, while traditional publications have sound content, the entire operation is stuck in the past. We want to change that.

Who​ ​are​ ​we​ ​looking​ ​for?

Staff writers: intelligent, hardworking journalists who have something to say
Social media strategists: creatives who maintain the brand by posting to socia media, planning events, and hosting fundraisers

To​ ​apply:

Fill out our application HERE

Want to know more? Like them on Facebook or follow them on Instagram and Twitter @therivalatcofc

 

Carolina One Videographers

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 11 October 2017 | 3:38 pm — 

Carolina One real estate services on James Island is seeking students with video-making skills to assist some of their agents who need personal videos made for their business plans. Carolina One employs 70+ agents, so this could be a great opportunity to practice and show off skills.

The videos would range from 1-3 minutes each and would include each agent individually discussing their business plans and different Charleston real estate market statistics.

Any students wishing to get more practice are encouraged to contact Lora Mathieson at lora.mathieson@carolinaoneplus.com

 

 

 

The Rival Publication seeks Staff Writers

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 5 October 2017 | 3:59 pm — 

About The Rival

The Rival at the College of Charleston is an entirely new take on campus media. You and your team get complete operational, editorial, and creative control; we provide everything else.

On top of this unparalleled agency, The Rival connects you with hundreds of talented staff writers, editors, strategists, and directors nationwide. It allows you and your team to reach thousands at your school and hundreds of thousands nationwide. It’s a chance to build something that makes your friends and peers think critically, laugh, act, and believe once again that student media is truly for – and by – the students.

To Apply

The Rival is looking for staff writers to contribute articles at the College of Charleston.
Make sure you have a publishable article and three sample headlines ready when applying.
Click here to learn more or apply online.
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