Signature Industry Event a unique networking opportunity for internships and jobs


The President’s Office and the Career Center are partnering on the College’s first-ever Signature Industry Event.

The Event: A high-impact networking event on Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.


  • Network directly with employers in an intimate environment
  • Hear about exclusive opportunities like internships and jobs
  • Practice your approach to networking
  • Receive personalized training before the event to help you enhance your networking skills

Participating Companies: Beemok Hospitality CollectionBoschBMWCummins Turbo TechnologiesKION / More to be added!

Great Fit For: CSCI / ENGR / ACCT / MKGT / HTMT / SCIM / Anyone looking to enhance their networking skills

How to Participate: register online by October 9, 2023 to reserve your spot.

Join the Honors Committee and represent the Honors student body

Honors CollegeCalling all student leaders: The Honors College Committee is looking for a second student representative to help shape the future of the Honors College.

The Opportunity: Represent the Honors student body on the faculty committee that supports the Honors College. The Honors Committee provides input on essential functions like Honors College admissions decisions, the Honors courses to be offered, and strategic planning.


  • Network with faculty
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Help shape the future of the Honors College

How to Apply: Application form + resume + statement of interest; submit all completed materials to by October 5.

Honors Committee Student Representative Application


  • The applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior and in good standing in the Honors College.
  • The applicant must be available to attend bi-monthly meetings of the Honors Committee.
  • The applicant must be interested in developing leadership skills and working with faculty, as well as, committed to fairly representing fellow honors students in curricular, procedural, and admissions decisions.

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items for consideration:

  • Typed application form
  • Resume
  • Up to a 250-word statement of interest

Submit this application with all supporting documentation to: Mary Moser, 10 Green Way or via email to by October 5, 2023.

Students considered for the position will be invited for an interview, and student representatives will be notified of their selection by October 13, 2023.

 By submitting this application, you give permission to the Honors Committee to review your transcript for eligibility.

Pitch your business idea and win cash prizes at the SC Innovates Pitch Competition

Calling all South Carolina college students! Compete for thousands in cash prizes 4th Annual SC Innovates Pitch Competition.

How it Works: Students from across SC pitch a promising business idea or social enterprise. 15 semi-finalists from across the state advance to an in-person finale where $10,000 in cash prizes will be doled out.

Great fit for: Everyone! Great ideas aren’t limited by your major. You can enter as an individual or as part of a team with up to four members.

How to Apply: 5-slide pitch deck + 90-second video by Friday, September, 29.

This spring, study abroad in Cuba or Mexico City

Honors students, there are two opportunities to study abroad next spring with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program.

CofC in Havana, Cuba (Semester-long program, Spring 2024)

The island of Cuba blends Caribbean, African, and European cultures, creating a diverse and inspiring environment for students to study during the Spring semester. Learn more about the program.

  • Take courses with LACS, POLI, and SPAN credit
  • Further your Spanish language skills with a course taught in Spanish
  • Live with a Cuban family and take weekend excursions to explore the island

CofC Spring Break in Mexico: Past and Present (Spring Break 2024)

Take HIST 261: Mexico Past and Present for a unique opportunity to become fully immersed in Mexican history and culture. Learn more about the program.

  • A semester-long course with accompanying spring break trip to Mexico City
  • Explore museums, archeological sites, and experience firsthand the country’s rich culture
  • Counts towards GenEd humanities, history major/minor, and some other interdisciplinary programs

Contact Dr. Christina Garcia ( with questions about either program.

Paid Healthcare Experience as Local Caregiver

CareYaya is looking for college students to serve as Patient Care Assistants in the Charleston area, no prior certifications required.

The Organization: The CareYaya Foundation is a nonprofit social enterprise that connects families who need caregiving help for their loved ones with college students seeking hands-on experience in the medical field.

Benefits: Jumpstart your healthcare career with real world experience that matters.

  • Set your own schedule
  • Paid care experiences ($15-$25/hour) to fund undergraduate + save for graduate school
  • Scholarship opportunities for top caregivers (Rosenstock Fellowship)
  • Letters of recommendation to graduate schools
  • Opportunities to shadow doctors, nurses, and social workers

Next Steps: Online application; contact Sophia Pribbernow ( for more details.

The SC Washington Semester Program is accepting applications for Spring 2024

The Washington Semester Program (WSP) offers South Carolina college students the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington D.C., gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees.

The opportunity: Live/Learn/Work. Students live in a historic Capital Hill neighborhood, explore the city through group excursions, all while taking 15 credit hours.

  • 9 credit hours are applied towards a full-time internship in congressional, executive, judicial or private sector offices, which can be applied towards your Honors Immersed requirement.

Great fit for: Many CofC Honors students have participated and thrived in this program over the years, with backgrounds ranging from political science to economics to international studies to public health. Participants get firsthand experience with the political process, obtaining skills that will help prepare them for careers in virtually any sphere.

Scholarships available: The program allocates support for students who demonstrate financial need and awards over $10,000 each year in scholarships.

  • Learn more: the Program will offer multiple virtual info sessions over the coming weeks. Sign up here.

How to apply: Personal statement + resume + transcript + LOR by Sunday, September 17, followed by virtual interviews for finalists the following Sunday. Access the application instructions here.

Study abroad next summer in Spoleto, Italy

Spend your summer studying writing and literature in Spoleto, Italy, a hilltop town with ancient roots, great food, and gorgeous views.

The Experience: Beyond taking two ENGL courses in Spoleto, you’ll also travel to Assisi and Florence, take a cooking class, tour a winery, hunt for truffles, and more!

The Courses: ENGL 302: Italian Renaissance Comedy and Shakespeare + ENGL 339: Creative Writing – Travel, Place, and Identity

Great Fit For: Research suggests traveling to Italy is multo buono for all humans.

How to Apply: Learn more about the program and then apply through CIE’s application portal.

Hack the Harbor at the 2023 HarborHack Hackathon

Charleston Hacks hosts a weekend long hackathon open to the entire community and focused on fostering innovation and collaboration.

When: Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8.

The Opportunity: HarborHack is a dynamic event where individuals from all different backgrounds and skill levels work together to develop solutions to real-world problems. This includes software developers, designers, business professionals, subject matter experts, entrepreneurs, and students.

Great Fit For: No prior experience necessary! Anyone interested in technology, innovation, and social impact will have a blast. It’s a great chance to learn, gain real experience, and to meet new people.

Interested? Learn more about the event and then register to participate.