Archive | February, 2017

South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society Scholarship

What: $4,000 sch1366734105olarship for education and research in Biology, Ecology, or Management of Aquatic Plants
Eligibility: Must be full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the above fields
Deadline: June 1, 2017
For more information and application materials: Please visit the SCAPMS website.

 

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The South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society is seeking applications for its annual Phillip M. Fields Scholarship Award. The Society intends to award a $4,000 scholarship to the successful applicant in the fall of 2017. Scholarship funds may be used by the recipient to cover costs associated with education and research expenses. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as full time undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited college or university in the United States. Course work or research in an area related to the biology, ecology or management of aquatic plants in the Southeast is also required.

Applications must be received no later than June 1, 2017 and will be evaluated on the basis of relevant test scores (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.), college grades, quality and relevance of course work or research, a proposed budget, information obtained from references, and other related considerations. Other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants enrolled in Southeastern and South Carolina academic institutions. The successful applicant may be requested to present an oral report on research activities at the annual meeting of the Society. Application forms and additional information are available at www.scapms.org/scholarship.html. Note: All application information is to be submitted electronically.

Posted on February 19, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Summer REU Opportunities!

What: NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.
How: By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location. Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site
For More Info: Visit the NSF Website here.

Posted on February 15, 2017 in Research

Research Project Coordinator Position

What: This Research Project Coordinator position would have you coordinate the day-to-day administration of translational research studies at a new research institute founded as a joint venture between the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (www.libd.org) at Johns Hopkins University and the Sheppard Pratt Health System (www.sheppardpratt.org). The work would encompass technical writing, coordinating study teams, interacting with study participants and working with research data.

Who:  Recent graduates and Honors seniors, especially psychology majors and/or neuroscience minors

When: Inquire ASAP, if interested; position must be filled soon

For more info: see full position description or contact CofC Honors alum Emily Berich ’15 at EBerich@sheppardpratt.org

Posted on February 9, 2017 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Apply to be a Cougar Ambassador!

What: Are you interested in joining the global community at CofC and helping international students? Apply to become a 2017-2018 Cougar Ambassador.

To Learn More and Apply: Visit the Cougar Ambassador website here.

Posted on February 8, 2017 in Announcements & Events

Roaring Gap Accounting Internship

What: Accounting internship. Pay is $300 a week with housing included. Also included are some meals. These are based on the meal schedule for all employees at the club. During the height of season this will include both lunch and supper.

For More Info: The contact person for this internship is Evelyn Green (egreen@roaringgapclub.com), CPA, CHAE. She is the CFO for the club. Please do not hesitate to contact her with any questions.

When: End of April to Mid September, but negotiable

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Roaring Gap Club believes that, as an intern, you should experience the Private Club Industry from every possible aspect.  Working with and observing the following Departments should give an intern a better understanding as to how Roaring Gap runs as a team, united in one goal. That goal is to serve our members with enthusiasm and excellence. 
ADMINISTRATION/FRONT OFFICE
·      Provide the membership with outstanding service and accurate information
·      Assists the CFO with payroll, accounts receivable, General Ledger, and HR duties. 
·      Handles front desk billing.
·      Learn the front desk procedures and assist the front desk attendant and periodically man the front desk. Some of these duties are described below:
·      Learn phone system:  retrieve phone messages, transfer calls, book dinner reservations and massage appointments, set up RSVP lines
·      Be familiar with Local Points of Interest and be able to give members/guest directions to these places:  Vineyards, Mangum Pottery, Stone Mountain Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Restaurants, etc.
·      Maintain correct balances in petty cash.
·      Tour Club Property and learn location of all Club Buildings and Facilities:  Fire House, Golf Shop, Golf Maintenance, Day Camp, Stables, Lake Louis, Church, Parsonage, Studios, Paddle Tennis Court, Doll’s House, Employee Lodge, Fitness Center/Swimming Pool, Tennis Pro Shop, etc.
·      Receives deliveries from Fed Ex, UPS and other delivery services
·      Sort and distribute incoming mail
·      Collect and post outgoing mail (including overnight mail deliveries)
·      Maintain supply of club information for members:  local movie listings, membership directories, day camp schedules, etc.
·      Perform general office work such as word processing, filing and operating copy and fax machine
·      Keep all pertinent documents and forms copied and sorted:  employee applications, maintenance request forms, incident reports, etc.
·      Learn the sign-out procedure for keys:  Club Buildings, Club Vehicles, Member’s Homes
·      Learn the sign-out procedure for skeet and croquet equipment
·      Read all information available regarding policies and procedures of Roaring Gap Club

·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.

BANQUET/CATERING DEPARTMENT
·      Helps the Banquet and Catering Manager with the billing of functions.
·      Works with Banquet Manager to clarify Banquet billing questions.
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.
 
TENNIS
·      Assist members and guest with tennis shop purchases.
·      Helps tennis professional with end of day procedures.
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.
 
INN MAINTENANCE
·      Tour Maintenance Department and familiarize self with layout of area
·      Assist in the inventory and ordering of maintenance supplies:  light bulbs, filters, lamp fuel, gas tanks, etc.
·      Observe interactions with outside contractors
·      Accompany head of maintenance on daily inspection of club property and facilities
·      Review files on club equipment, work orders and warranties
·      Review asset list with Inn Maintenance supervisor
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.
   
GOLF MAINTENANCE
·      Assists golf Superintendent with payroll and accounts payable functions in his department before that information goes to the accounting department.
·      Reviews asset list with Superintendent.
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.
 
DAY CAMP
·      Assist Day Camp employees with the billing of day camp charges.
·      Review procedures for this department in regards to billing and expenses.
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.
 
GOLF SHOP
·      Tour Golf Shop and learn layout of Building
·      Familiarizes self with appropriate dress, rules of play, etiquette, and guest policies and fee structure
·      Assist in the daily sales of merchandise
·      Assist in the billing of cart and green fees
·      Assists with end of day billing procedures for the Golf Shop.
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.
·      Performs other appropriate task as assigned by golf professional
 
FOOD & BEVERAGE-BACK OF HOUSE
·      Tour kitchen areas and learn layout and proper storage of all items:  china, glassware, silverware, cleaning supplies, food products, etc.
·      Assist Executive Chef with daily, weekly and monthly inventory and ordering of supplies
·      Assist in the checking in of deliveries and proper storage of items
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.
 
LIFEGUARD 
·      Read and familiarize self with all rules and regulations regarding the Lake and Swimming Pool Areas
·      Assist Head Lifeguard in the inventory and ordering of supplies:  life jackets, paddles, first aid kits, etc.
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.
 
BAR
·      Assist with monthly inventory of all beer, wine, liquor and bar supplies
·      Reviews with the Club House manager what is an effective inventory management system
·      Assures that the club’s policies and procedures for selling alcoholic beverages are consistently followed in all beverage outlets and at all club functions
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.
 
HOUSEKEEPING
·      Tour Laundry Room and familiarize self with layout of department
·      Assist in the inventory and ordering of needed supplies:  laundry soap, cleaning supplies, studio amenities, etc.
·      Helps Housekeeping Supervisor with payroll and other accounting related duties.
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department.
 
FOOD & BEVERAGE – FRONT OF HOUSE
·      Helps with an inventory of dining room items including silverware, coffee pots, water pitchers, salt and pepper holders, sugar bowls and linen and ensures that they properly stored and accounted for
·      Reports all member and guest complaints to the Food & Beverage Manager and assists in resolving complaints especially as they relate to billing items.
·      Works with the F&B manager to resolve F&B billing issues.
·      Works with Joe Curran to resolve billing issues.
·      Submits ideas for future goals, operational improvements and personnel management to Food & Beverage Manager
·      Performs other appropriate accounting related assignments and projects as required by the Food & Beverage Manager
·      Make recommendations to CFO for improving the information flow for this department
Posted on February 8, 2017 in Internships & Jobs

Spoon University

What: Spoon University is looking for staff writers! Spoon University is a food publication by and for our generation featuring recipes, restaurant reviews, personal stories and hacks to help you “adult.”

For More Information: Visit their website or contact Kristen Kornbluth (kornbluthkn@g.cofc.edu)

Posted on February 8, 2017 in Announcements & Events

Rotary Global Grant: Earn 50K for Overseas Graduate Study

Juniors and Seniors! Please attend an upcoming information session to learn more about applying for a Rotary Ambassadorial Global Grant, which supports graduate studies overseas for graduating seniors and recent graduates. Recipients pursue degrees leading to  sustainable high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six Areas of Focus, which include Peace & Conflict Resolution, Disease Prevention & Treatment, Maternal & Child Health, Economic & Community Development, Basic Education & Literacy, and Water & Sanitation. This award is ideal for Juniors or Seniors planning a gap year as grants will fund study during the 2017-18 academic year.

The deadline to apply is April 15th. Contact Dr. Vander Zee (nationalawards@cofc.edu) for more information and read on for details on the date and location of the information session

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Rotary Foundation Global Grants support graduate studies overseas for graduating seniors and recent graduates. Graduate pursue degrees leading to  sustainable high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six Areas of Focus, which include Peace & Conflict Resolution, Disease Prevention & Treatment, Maternal & Child Health, Economic & Community Development, Basic Education & Literacy, and Water & Sanitation.

  • Eligibility: Junior, Senior, or recent graduate with plans to pursue overseas studies in one of six Areas of Focus. Open to international students as well as U.S. citizens.
  • Award: minimum of $30,000, maximum $50,000 for overseas graduate study.
  • Deadlines:
    • Internal: April 15
    • District: June 1
    • District Interviews: Late August
    • Note: April applicants would plan on graduate study beginning the fall after the current calendar year. This means that a graduating senior applicant would anticipate a gap year before the program begins if selected.
  • Notes: Although there is not official nomination process, the NCA office works closely with the local Rotary district to recruit applicants and process their applications internally before the district deadline.
  • More on the Areas of Focus and Attributes of Successful Grant Applications: Rotary Areas of Focus in Detail (note that only a portion of the linked site covers scholarships)
  • Download Rotary Application

Posted on February 6, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards
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