URCA Celebration of Scholars

Who: All students are encouraged to attend the event to see the variety of research projects other students are performing with faculty.

What: Students and faculty representing various disciplines from across campus will be presenting their research through posters. Upperclassmen are encouraged to support your friends in the Honors College (see list of presenters below). Freshman and sophomores are encouraged to attend to see what kind of projects are being conducted on campus and to identify potential projects for undergraduate research.

When: Friday, August 25, 2017, 3-5pm

Where: Addlestone Library, 1st Floor

For more info, go to urca.cofc.edu

See list of Honors students presenting

Amanda Anyim
Victoria Bailey
Evan Bailey
Kayla Blankenship
Jordan Bralley
John Cobb
Sophia Emetu
Wilson Ford
Caroline Gilmer
Sondrica Goines
Austin Hunt
Virginia James
Dashiell Jay
Katherine Johnson
Marlena Kolesinska
Katelyn Kraichely
James Peyla
Marni Sapolsky
Alexandra Schwartz
Payden Shaw
Brooke Thomas
Jensen Tomberlin
Morgan Troiano
Jason Witry


Posted on July 19, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Research

Pynx Media call for contributors!

What: Join the Pynx Media team, an international cohort of students and young people sharing their unique thoughts and perspectives on global events and news. We are looking for contributors who would be responsible for 2 article submissions per month in the categories of Analysis, Opinion, Lifestyle, Entertainment, and Technology.

To Apply: Send a resume with a sample article to hr@pynxmedia.com. Check out the website https://pynxmedia.com.

Posted on August 17, 2017 in Internships & Jobs

Honors College Office Intern Position Available


The Honors College is accepting applications for a student office intern. Applicants should have availability to work for at least two-hour shifts between 10am and 2pm. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 25th at noon.

For Additional Information: Please contact Mary Moser, Office Manager (moserm@cofc.edu).

*All Honors College Office Interns must be in good standing with the Honors College during their employment. We are able to accommodate work-study students, so we encourage applications from anyone with that designation.

Position Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Answering the Honors College main phone line
  • Responding to Honors@cofc.edu emails by answering directly or referring the email to the appropriate Honors College faculty/staff member
  • Processing application materials
  • Assisting the Office Manager with administrative tasks
  • Assisting Honors students that need to use Honors Center resources
  • Helping with the planning and execution of Honors College events

Posted on August 15, 2017 in Honors Leadership, Internships & Jobs

BBC Global Questions Master Class & Internship Opportunities

What/Master Class: BBC Global Questions will be filming its next edition on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Cistern Yard with TD Arena serving as the inclement weather location. Please visit bbc.co.uk to view content of previous shows. Chris Nelson is the lead Director of the program and has spent many years with BBC News directing studio and outside broadcast productions across the world. Chris has generously offered to give an insight to what he does and teach a master class on Monday, October 9 or Tuesday, October 10 for students to benefit from his expertise and experience.

Internships: Chris also has offered internships for eight to ten students on October 12th & 13th involving assistance with production of the event.

To Apply/More Info: Contact honors@cofc.edu by September 28th


Posted on August 15, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Internships & Jobs

NASA Guest Speaker

Image result for nasaWhat: Guest Speaker: NASA Associate Director of Communications, Jen Rae Wang.

When: Tuesday, August 22nd from 9:00-10:00 AM

Where: School of Education, Health and Human Performance – Alumni Center


About Wang

At NASA, Wang directs internal and external communications for the agency and serves as a Senior Advisor to NASA’s Administrator and other executive leaders. She is responsible for managing an agency-wide staff of more than 100 that implements all aspects of NASA’s external and internal communications. Immediately prior to coming to NASA, Wang was the Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, where she led the Congressman’s Omaha office as the District Director and was the Communications Director and key spokesperson. Wang also served as Governor Dave Heineman’s Communications Director and spokesperson for eight years. At the end of his term, she was the longest serving Communications Director for a sitting U.S. Governor. She also was the Communications Director for the Lieutenant Governor and First Lady of Nebraska. In her many responsibilities, she led state communications in emergency situations, assisted in leading international trade missions, led strategic communications for nearly 40 state agencies, and worked directly with the Governor’s Cabinet and the legislature. Wang was a liaison to the National Governor’s Association and worked closely with the nation’s 55 governors and staff when Gov. Heineman served as Vice Chair and Chair of the organization. Prior to leading the Governor’s Communications Office, Wang was a Senior Advisor and Communications Director to U.S. Congressman Lee Terry on The Hill for three years. In addition to her public service career, Wang has a background in public relations and journalism, with experience in print, broadcast and social media. She has been an adjunct professor, teaching advanced public relations theories and strategies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and recently received the Public Relations Student Society of America’s first-ever Outstanding Mentor Award for her decade of mentoring the future leaders of journalists and strategic communications professionals. Wang is a graduate of the University of Kansas’ William Allen White School of Journalism, Lawrence, with a bachelor of science degree in strategic communications and advertising. She is currently working on her master’s degree in management with a leadership emphasis through Doane University in Nebraska. Wang describes herself as the proud wife of a U.S. Marine Corps officer. They have two children, Orion and Lyra.
Posted on August 15, 2017 in Announcements & Events

“Uncertain Correspondence: Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump”

What: Masha Gessen, prominent Russian-American journalist and author of the acclaimed critical biography of Vladimir Putin, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, will speak on the subject of the Trump presidency, and what we can and cannot learn about it by looking at Russia and President Putin. Free and open to the public, q&a and book signing to follow. 

When: September 19th at 6 PM

Where: Sotille Theatre

Posted on August 10, 2017 in Announcements & Events

Office of Sustainability Internship Opportunities

What: We need YOU! The Office of Sustainability is hiring Fall 2017 Interns! PAID, FOR CREDIT, and flexible VOLUNTEER positions available in all fields! We’re seeking highly motivated undergraduates, who strive to make a positive impact through word and action in our community and beyond. We welcome ALL majors including computer science, dance, finance, humanities, and the natural sciences! To be considered, all required documents are due on the day the online application is submitted. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
To Apply: Complete the application here.

Specific Vacancies

*WANTED* Natural Resource Management Project Lead Intern
The Natural Resource Management Project Lead Intern will spearhead efforts to rename, rebrand and revitalize the Office of Sustainability’s 71% Project, which aims to raise awareness in the College of Charleston community about how human activities affect our waterways and how to mitigate these impacts on a local level. Interns and volunteers involved with this project have partnered with CofC Faculty, The 5 Gyres Institute, TerraCycle, Charleston Waterkeeper, and the South Carolina Aquarium to conduct research, coordinate events, and to advocate for better practices to protect coastal habitats.

*WANTED* ECOllective Student Project Committee Chairperson–Paid Position
This paid position serves as the chairperson of the ECOllective Student Project Committee (ESPC). Primary duties include recruiting/training student committee members, presiding over committee meetings, reviewing grant requests, and working with other student interns to promote Sustainability at the College of Charleston and across the Charleston community.
The duties below are a general description and may be amended as needed. The ESPC Chairperson will:
– Recruit ESPC committee members (5/year)
– Host developmental workshops for committee members
– Maintain communication with members via regular updates
– Preside over the Committee
– Host and preside over a minimum of 1 full committee meeting per month where proposals are presented and voted upon
– Assign and coordinate with case managers as needed
– Serve as a case manager for one or more ESPC applicants from project conception to completion
– Coordinate with the Sustainability Office Marketing Team, staff adviser, and other CofC staff/faculty to promote ESPC outreach and encourage student proposals.
The ESPC Chair will receive training in grant writing, editing, mentoring, and project management. They will be expected to become familiar with the associated ESPC bylaws, college systems/organizations, how they operate, and where points of possible change lie. Knowledge of Campus infrastructure, processes, stakeholders, and ongoing projects will be
essential for success in this position. Due to the nature of this position, the job incumbent may process proprietary or confidential information.

*WANTED* Zero Waste Intern
The Office of Sustainability is looking for a handful of support interns for Zero Waste initiatives. The position primarily serves as a support role for the Zero Waste Program Manager.
The duties bellow are a general description:
-Commit 8 hours per week to internship
-Provide assistance with infrastructure needs including specialty recycling, signage and inventory upkeep
-Willing to do research to improve zero waste initiatives on campus
-Willing to attend events some nights and weekends
-Capable of supervising volunteers when necessary
-Meet regularly with the Zero Waste Program Manager to assist in determining the appropriate direction of the Zero Waste Program.
The Zero Waste Infrastructure Project Lead will receive training in disposal systems both on and off campus. They will be expected to become familiar with these systems, how they operate, and where points of possible change lie. Knowledge of proper placement for many different materials will be essential for success in this position. Ability and willingness to lift and move at least 30 lbs and obtain golf cart certification at the College of Charleston is required. This position may oversee and mentor other interns.

*WANTED* Zero Waste Infrastructure Lead Intern–Paid Position
This paid position serves as a support role for the Zero Waste Program Manager. Primary duties include implementing and assessing the functionality/design of the Zero Waste Program infrastructure initiatives.
The duties below are a general description and may be amended as needed. The Zero Waste Infrastructure Lead Intern will:
– Implement Zero Waste initiatives and infrastructural changes
–> Maintain existing Zero Waste infrastructure through regular assessments and counts of bins and signage
–> Provide Zero-Waste training sessions to groups across campus
–> Periodically collect and dispose of specialty recycling
– Identify and help resolve problem areas through empirically driven assessments of the effectiveness of current Zero Waste infrastructure. These assessments include, but are not limited to:
–> Waste audits
–> Surveys
–> Pilot studies
-Provide additional support, as needed, for Zero Waste event initiatives. These events include but are not limited to:
–> Move-in / Move-out
–> Fall Family Weekend
–> Charleston Affair
– Meet regularly with the Zero Waste Program Manager to assist in determining the appropriate direction of the Zero Waste Program.

*WANTED* Zero Waste Events Project Lead–Paid Position
This paid position serves as a support role for the Zero Waste Program Manager. Primary duties include collaboration and communication with multiple departments to ensure events around campus are Zero Waste (90% diverted from the landfill).
The duties below are a general description:
– Coordinate with other non-campus event planners to establish their needs and assist in making events Zero waste. These include, but are not limited to:
– Back to School picnic
– Move-in/Move-out
– Fall Family Weekend
-Recruit, coordinate and educate up to 20 volunteers for events as needed
-Create guides to educate students, faculty and staff on how to create and ensure a successful Zero Waste Event
-Provide assistance with infrastructure needs as well as events
-Meet regularly with the Zero Waste Program Manager to assist in determining the appropriate direction of the Zero Waste Program.
The Zero Waste Events Project Lead will receive training in the disposal systems on and off campus and gain a basic knowledge of recycling and composting. Knowledge of proper placement for many different materials will be essential for success in this position. Must exercise independent and responsible decision making along with working collaboratively with fellow interns. Be able to effectively communicate, both written and verbally, with multiple departments to ensure an efficient event. Ability and willingness to lift and move at least 25 lbs, work some weekends and nights and obtain golf cart certification. This position may oversee and mentor other interns.

*WANTED* CofC Bike Share Lead Intern–Paid Position
This paid position serves as a representative of the Sustainability Office on issues related to cycling options both on and off campus. Primary duties include managing the Bike Share and coordinating with other organizations to promote sustainable bicycling practices throughout the City of Charleston.
The duties below are a general description and may be amended as needed. The Bike Share Lead Intern will:
– Maintain and promote the College of Charleston’s Bike Share Program
– Conduct routine maintenance and operations on our fleet of 15 bicycles
– Collaborate with the Sustainability Office’s Data Manager to track and summarize usage in a report format once a semester
– Maintain relationship with the Stern Center Staff
– Check and respond to the bike share email daily (Monday – Friday)
– Promote responsible and safe cycling
– Host or participate in outreach events including but not limited to:
– The SGA Bicycle Auction
– Bicycle Maintenance Workshops
– Collaborate and maintain awareness with local organizations that promote sustainable cycling practices and pedestrian/cyclist safety
– Organizations include but are limited to: Holy City Treks, CofC Bike Club, Ride
Bikes, and the BCD Council on Governments
– Examine Campus transportation related infrastructure such as availability of
bicycle racks and pedestrian crossings and make recommendations as needed.
– Create and maintain a working relationship with the City of Charleston’s
Department of Urban Planning
– Meet regularly with an assigned Office of Sustainability Staff mentor to assist in
developing the future direction of the Sustainable Transportation Initiative

Exciting opportunities await! Don’t miss out!!

Posted on August 10, 2017 in Internships & Jobs

Mercedes Benz Vans HR Intern

What: The Human Resources Intern will provide support to the Human resources staff with a wide range of projects related to HR compliance, recruiting, onboarding/orientation, employee benefits, performance management and volunteer intern programs. The intern has the opportunity to partner with key HR team members and gain experience in process improvement and implementation. The internship is designed to be both educational and practical. Learn more about this position.
Deadline: They are looking to fill this position quickly, please submit cover letters and resumes to Stephanie Schlipp (mau.schlipp@daimler.com). Work would begin in the next 2-3 weeks.

Posted on August 8, 2017 in Internships & Jobs

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