Getting Around Grad School: A Graduate Student’s Guide to CARTA

Curious about how to best navigate to and from campus as a graduate student? Getting Around Grad School is our three-part series on the various transportation options available to graduate students at UCSC. The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority, or CARTA, is a regional public transit service that has various routes that bring commuters in…

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Summer Student Series – Maddy Rodeffer, M.S. in Child Life

Ever wonder what the summer looks like for graduate students? For each program, the summer semester looks a little different, with students taking summer courses, participating in internships, conducting research, among other activities. This summer, we will be inviting current graduate students to share their experiences in their own words. Our first guest blogger is…

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Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar Visits Campus and Meets with Graduate Students!

On September 16, Presidential hopeful Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MO) visited campus as part of the College of Charleston’s Bully Pulpit Series. The Bully Pulpit series encourages and facilitates political participation on campus and in the community by providing a platform for dialogue with national leaders. As part of Klobuchar’s visit, she sat down with Interim…

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Ten-Step New Student Checklist

It’s officially less than one month until the start of classes. If you’re a new graduate student, now might be the time you start panicking. One of the most common questions we receive in the Grad School Office at this point in the year is, “What should I do now?” Well, to answer that question,…

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We’re Hiring!

The Graduate School Office is pleased to announce the availability of two graduate assistantships. Both positions are scheduled to start on August 16, 2010. To apply, send a Graduate Assistantship Application and resumé to the attention of Ms. Regina Semko, Assistant to the Dean, by fax at (843) 953-1434, by email at semkor@cofc.edu, or in…

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Betsy Sutherland’s South African Trek

We’re pleased to announce that Betsy Sutherland (M.A.T. Elementary Education) was accepted for the prestigious Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Betsy was recently featured in the Post & Courier’s Moxie section, and she’s also been busy informing readers of her travel preparations on her blog. She…

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Tiffany’s Trujillo Travels, Part 2

When we last left Tiffany Dixon (Candidate- M.Ed. Languages), she was getting acclimated to her study abroad experience in Trujillo, Spain. Here is week two of Tiffany’s travel journal, where she discusses classroom life in Trujillo and her first excursion outside the city: Classes were well underway and were going very well.  Because we only…

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Our Website is Going Mobile!

Do you live on your Blackberry, iPhone, or Android Smartphone? The College recently announced that it has created a streamlined, more nimble version of our website designed for smartphone browsing. Now, you can get the information you need, even when you’re away from your computer. In addition to the new mobile version of our website,…

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Get to Know Eileen Callahan

Anyone who’s ever had to do any research here at the College of Charleston is familiar with Eileen Callahan. She’s a ubiquitous presence on campus, ensuring that the College upholds the highest ethical standards for our research in every discipline. If you’ve ever attended a Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar here, then you know how…

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Graduate Open Alliance Update

I was overwhelmed and delighted by the response to the Graduate Open Alliance’s meeting last Friday. Students from a wide variety of programs came together to discuss how we can make our campus a more welcoming and inclusive environment for GLBTQ students and their Straight allies. Some of the initiatives we pledged to work on…

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