The Honors Center Upstairs Study Space will be Closed Starting December 3

The Honors Center is getting a facelift. The college is making some upgrades to the upstairs space in the Honors Center, to make it a brighter and more welcoming spot to study. The downside: we have to shut down the space while they work.

This means the second floor of the Honors Center will be unavailable for student use beginning Saturday, December 3.

We realize taking the study space offline during finals is less than ideal, but the timeline was our best option to get most of the work completed during winter break.

If you’re looking for a spot to study, we’ve always found our friends in Addlestone Library to be incredibly accommodating.

Technology Commercialization Internship Program.

Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program.

The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to explore and contribute to projects that lie at the intersection of business and technology like machine learning, artificial intelligence, computing, data science, and biofuels. Students undergo intensive training as they join the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) world-class national laboratory system, boost entrepreneurial thinking, and explore market opportunities.

Internships will be for 10-12 consecutive weeks beginning on or about June 5, 2023. Alternate dates may be considered depending on your class schedules and facility schedules.

As a program participant, you will:

  • Participate in and contribute to OTT mission-related research, technical and policy activities under the guidance of technology transfer experts and/or OTT staff.
  • Learn and collaborate with Technology Transfer specialists at DOE national laboratories working on commercialization efforts related to the OTT mission, and establish long-term relationships between yourself, technology transfer experts, and OTT staff.
  • Gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development.
  • Enhance your education and training in OTT-related fields and increase your future marketability in these disciplines.

Program Benefits

  • Stipend: $750 per week
  • Virtual appointments – no relocation required
  • In-person closing ceremony that provides interns an opportunity to showcase their summer projects – Travel arrangements and reimbursement will be provided.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 16th, 2023.

Students may learn more here!

For additional information, there is a Zoom Info session being held on December 6th at 2:00pm. Students may register here!

Internship Opportunity at Knowledge Capital Group

Local healthcare consulting firm Knowledge Capital Group [KCG] seeks a dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented student with a healthy desire to grow in a challenging, respectful, and diversified work environment.

The opportunity: Responsibilities will include general office management duties, supporting staff on client deliverable production, conducting industry research and analysis, and other tasks as needed. The intern will interface with all members of the team and will report directly to Honors alumna Misty Antonacci, Consultant.

Great fit for: Marketing / Communications / Business administration Mathematics / Public health.

The benefits: Gain dynamic experience in a professional environment and hone your skills in marketing, business writing, communication, and more.

  • Honors Connection: There’s also potential for long-term, post-grad success with the company. Several Honors students who have interned with the company in the past excelled in their roles and were ultimately hired on as full-time employees upon graduation.

How to apply: Read below for qualification and compensation details, then submit your resume here! by December 21st, 2022.

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as a Senior [preferred] or Junior in the College of Charleston Honors College
  • Marketing and graphic design experience a plus
  • Business writing experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products; experience with MS Outlook a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated organization skills and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under deadlines/time constraints

Compensation: $11.50/hour Between 8-12 hours/week on average

To apply: Please send your resume here, by December 21st, 2022. Learn more about KCG through their website (knowledgecapitalgroup.com), or read about KCG’s history with the Honors College here (https://blogs.cofc.edu/honors/2020/12/10/cofc-honors-student-is-4th-to-intern-for-knowledge-capital-group/).

Upcoming Campus Master Plan Meeting

Upcoming Campus Master Plan Meeting

The College of Charleston is currently meeting with both academic departments and students to discuss the future of CofC.

These meetings are designed to help shape the future plans of CofC. All students are invited to attend the Open House meeting to provide useful feedback.

On Wednesday, November the 30th, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, the Planning Committee will be in the Education Center Atrium. Students are invited to learn more about planning efforts and meet the planning team.

See the attached flyer for more details!

Honors Business Program Hosts its First Ever Annual Meeting

Are you a student in Honors Business Program? Or considering a degree within the school of business? Learn how to get the most out of your Honors experience. Join us for the first ever:

Annual Meeting of the Honors Business Program
Wednesday, November 30, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Auditorium (Beatty 115)

This event will feature the following topics:

  • Scholarship programs
  • Graduate programs
  • Career service/Internships
  • Study abroad programs
  • And much more

Representatives from each department and program at the School of Business will be there to talk with you at and after the meeting. The Associate Dean of the School of Business, Dr. Messal and the Associate Dean of the Honors College, Dr. Ganaway will also join us.

No reservation necessary. ALL Honors students are welcome. Even if you are not a business major/minor or have not declared your major/minor, you are invited.

For more details contact Dr. Hao-Chen Liu, Director of the Honors Business Program (LiuH@cofc.edu).

Become a 2023-2024 Resident Assistant!

Become a 2023-2024 Resident Assistant!

A Resident Assistant (RA) is a part-time student staff position within the Department of Residence Life. This position is considered to be an integral part of the College’s effort to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of all students living in residence halls and housing areas.

Resident Assistants are responsible for promoting a positive residential living atmosphere through ongoing community development, social and educational programming, resident contacts and support of Residence Life, as well as College policies.

Applications for the 2023-2024 staff are open and accepted on a rolling basis.

Requirements:

  • All students in good academic and conduct standing will be considered for this position.  Students must live on-campus for at least one full semester before being considered for a position.  
  • Must have and maintain at least a 2.50 GPA
  • Register and maintain have a full class load (12 credit hours per semester)

Time Commitment:

On-Call

Resident Assistants serve in an On-Call rotation in their assigned residence halls while residence halls are open and residents are in the building.  The purpose of the On-Call rotation is: to aid in the safety & security of residence halls, build community, confront possible violations of the Student Code of Conduct and Residence Hall policies, assist campus officials during incidents, appropriately contact the Residence Hall Director On-Call and Public Safety in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and Emergency Protocol, and report incidents that happen during the On-Call shifts immediately after they occur.

Desk Hours

Residence Life student staff members (Desk Assistants & Resident Assistants) are responsible for covering the Front Desk of the Residence Hall in which they are assigned while residence halls are open.  Residence Life student staff members must fully cover their Front Desk between the hours of 7:00 am-11:00 pm. 

Administrative Work

Resident Assistants are responsible for accurately completing: Resident Dossiers for each resident in the assigned area, Roommate Agreements (where applicable), Suitemate Agreements (where applicable), Incident Reports immediately after confronting or witnessing a potential Residence Life Policy or Student Code of Conduct violation, Weekly Reports to their assigned Residence Hall Director, Program Proposal & Evaluation forms, Knock & Talk forms, Community Builder Initiative forms, On-Call Reports, Bulletin Board Proposal & Evaluation forms, and any other written follow-up as requested by a Residence Life staff member.

Meetings

Resident Assistants are required to attend a Weekly Staff Meeting held by the Residence Hall Director in each assigned area.  This time will be set based on the availability of all Resident Assistants in the assigned area and only academic considerations will be given in terms of determining availability.

Floor Meetings

Resident Assistants hold Opening and Closing Floor Meetings with their assigned area at the beginning and towards the end of the semester.  Additional Floor Meetings may be scheduled on a needs basis.

Training

Fall Training: Approximately 7-9 days before classes begin for the Fall Semester (dates announced when available), Resident Assistants are required to be available for all events during Fall RA Training.  This includes evening hours. Training is held from the time that Residents Assistants move into their assigned Residence Hall through Hall Opening. All Resident Assistants are required to assist with Hall Opening.  This includes during times that your Residence Hall does not have assigned move-in times as you will be assisting other buildings.

Winter/Spring Training:  Residents Assistants undergo an abbreviated Training before the Spring semester that commences before Residence Halls open for the Spring Semester.  Resident Assistants are required to be available for all events during Fall RA Training. This training includes evening hours.

Essential Personnel 

Resident Assistants are considered essential personnel and as such are required to assist in the event of an emergency/bad weather/hurricane evacuation. If evacuation is declared, essential personnel will be released after the residence halls close but with enough time for students to get somewhere safely.

Length of Service

The length of service for the Resident Assistant position begins when Resident Assistant move-in to their assigned Residence Hall for Fall Training until one day after Residence Halls close after the Spring Semester.  The exact dates will be shared if you are offered a position.

Current Compensation

Resident Assistants currently receive compensation in the form of a housing discount and $5,000 which includes Front Desk hours, meetings, and administrative work.  A timesheet is submitted bi-weekly for compensation.

Info Sessions

Residence Life staff will hold Info Sessions regarding what it’s like to be a Resident Assistant, answer questions about the application and recruitment timeline, and answer any other questions you may have about Residence Life!

Read more on the Residence Live Website!

Program Director Internship for New Local Mental Health Nonprofit: Quest in Recovery

Quest in Recovery is offering a unique opportunity to work closely alongside a CofC alum for a nonprofit that offers community-led mental health and recovery resources for young adults and college students.

The Opportunity: This internship entails managing the Mentor Program; this involves overseeing all application information, creating intake surveys, internal communication, and helping organize events and fun get-togethers.

  • There is also the possibility to specialize in a role that also includes grant writing, community organizing, social media content creation, and community outreach to the existing hospital, school, and court programs in the Charleston Area.

Benefits: A great opportunity to learn about community organizing, running a nonprofit, and chance to create something new for the Charleston community that is deeply needed.

Great fit for: Public Health / Psychology / Religious Studies / Communications / Education / English

How to Apply: Email a resume, additional information on your career interests, and any questions about the opportunity to Luke Shirley (luke@questinrecovery.org).

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Internships

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Internships

The Conservation Voters of South Carolina has two internships available for Spring 2023: Government Relations Spring Internship & Policy Spring Internship. Read more about both internships below.

Government Relations Spring Internship

Scope of Position:  CVSC is seeking a Government Relations Intern for Spring 2023. In this position you will gain first-hand experience in government relations, environmental advocacy, and the legislative process.  

The successful candidate will assist Government Relations staff and contractors with legislative tracking and monitoring, policy-related  research, vote-tracking for our scorecard, and lobby days. This position will report directly to the Government Relations Director.

Location: This internship is based in Columbia with the option to work remotely or in the office.

Read more about the internship, responsibilities, and how to apply.

Policy Spring Internship

Scope of Position: CVSC is seeking a Policy Intern for Spring 2023. In this position you will gain first-hand experience in environmental policy research and advocacy at the legislative and regulatory level. 

The successful candidate will assist CVSC Project Managers with policy related research, regulatory research, developing communications and outreach materials, and project management.

Location: This internship is based in Charleston or Columbia with the option to work remotely.  

Read more about the internship, responsibilities, and how to apply.

These are great opportunities for students interested in the Environment or Public Policy