You’re Hired! A Mock Interview & Resume Review Workshop hosted by the Honors College

Experience the job interview process from a whole new vantage point with You’re Hired! A Mock Interview & Resume Review Workshop hosted by the Honors College.

The Workshop: Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 p.m.

How it Works: Learn best practices for resumes and job interviews by flipping the tables! You become the hiring manage and review resumes, interview candidates, and make a hiring decision as a way to help you plan for the job application process.

  • Students will form hiring committees and conduct rapid-fire interviews with special guest candidates. Each hiring committee will make a real-time hiring decision, followed by a group debriefing where we’ll answer your questions and reveal tips for interviews and resumes.
  • After the workshop, students can stay for personalized, one-on-one resume feedback.

Benefits: Learn tips and techniques for a successful job interview / Learn about common resume and interview missteps and how to avoid them / Receive personalized feedback on your own resume

How to Register: Read below for more details, and then sign up to participate.

Mock Interview & Resume Review Workshop

We're flipping the tables and allowing you to make the hiring decision! This workshop will allow students to review resumes, ask interview questions, and make a hiring decision in real time, so that you can experience the process from the other side of the table and learn tips and best practices for your own job search process.

How the workshop works:

Part I (20-30 min.)

Student participants team up and form “hiring committees" tasked with hiring someone for a mock job (we'll share the job description with you ahead of time).

Your committee will meet with a series of job candidates who've applied for the position. You'll review their resume and ask them interview questions.

After five minutes the candidates until each committee has met with every candidate. Your committee will then have to decide which candidate you'd like to hire for the position.

Part Two (~15-20 minutes)

The entire group will come together to discuss their experiences. Each committee will explain who they hired and why. Students will then have a chance to ask general questions of the guests, and guests will share personalized feedback on interview/resume tips and best practices.

Part Three (~15-20 minutes)

Students will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with one of our special guests to review their own personal resume and receive personalized feedback and informal mentoring.


Honors Class Registration FAQs

We’ve compiled a list of FAQs to help you make F23 registration as stress-free as possible. Check them out below!

This message contains important information that will help you navigate registration problems this week.  Please keep in mind that only honors students and student athletes register on Tuesday (those with 90+ EARNED hours) and Wednesday (those with less than 90+ EARNED hours).  

BEFORE your registration window opens please take the following steps in your Portal:

  • Update your current contact information
  • Complete the Financial Responsibility Form
  • Check for any holds on your Registration (if you have a hold on your account you will have to contact the department that placed that hold, no one in Honors can remove a hold from another office).

If you encounter a problem during registration, we have time to troubleshoot.  Professor Landis and I will probably get 250 e-mails a day, so it may be some time before you hear back from us.  Remember that the last day to adjust your schedule for full semester coursework is the Drop/Add deadline in AUGUST as published in the Academic Calendar on the Registrar’s website.

In case you encounter an issues with HONORS coursework registration you should directly contact Professor Landis or Professor Ganaway.

  • Professor Landis ( is handling all questions dealing with colloquia.
  • Professor Ganaway ( is handling questions dealing with foundations, quantitative, and advanced courses.

Here are some frequently asked questions…start here BEFORE you contact us. If your query is answered below, we won’t write back.

1. The class I want is currently showing as full.  When will more seats get released?

We raise the caps in our classes over the course of the day.  The logic behind this is that everything fills equally, and it protects students who run into technical difficulties.  For example, if all the seats in a colloquium (or advanced class) that you want are full, I won’t add any more seats until all of the open spots in every other colloquia (or advanced studies class) have filled.  That will help you gauge when more seats will be available, so you are not constantly checking back.

2. Can I get on a waitlist?

Yes, after a class fills (typically at around 15 students), you can write and we will add you to the waitlist.  Remember, that does not mean that you’ll get in to the class, but it is an effective way to keep track of your requests.  If you would like to get on the waitlist for a colloquium, please write to Professor Landis at  If you would like to be on the waitlist for a foundations or advanced class, please write Professor Ganaway at ganawayb@cof.cedu.

3. It doesn’t look like any seats were released in HONS 102, and HONS 265.  How do I get a spot in those classes?

You need to fill out an interest form for those classes.  It is on the HUB:

When you get there, you’ll need to click through to the course you want.  You can then complete the short form.

4. Why are there so few seats in Foundations Classes?

The vast majority of these seats must be reserved for incoming freshmen.  While we try to open 2-3 seats in those classes where we think we have room, you should always have a back-up plan if you were looking at one of these.

5. Where do I go to if I encounter a pre-requisite error of a full class outside of the HONS prefix?

You will have to contact the home department directly if you need an override into a class that does not have the HONS — course designation.  We have no ability to grant those overrides.  We can help you only when these issues arise in HONS classes.

6. Why isn’t my hold lifted?

You must complete your advising process through your honors advisor/mentor to get your hold lifted.  If you have not yet done this, you’ll have to complete it first (and that will take a couple of days in all likelihood).  The main thing is not to panic.  No one can register for honors classes but honors students.  As long as we can get you signed up by the end of the week things should be fine.

7. I am encountering technical difficulties accessing MyPortal or getting a “pipes” error.  How can I resolve this?

Honors staff cannot resolve network-related issues.  You will need to go directly to the Helpdesk at or 843-953-3375.

Graduate School Application Q&A

Dr. Geslain and Joelle Reich are hosting a Grad School Application Q&A on Monday, April 3rd, at 6:00pm in RITA 152.

Joelle is a Senior at CofC majoring in Biology and minoring in Biomedical Physics. Joelle will start her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Rutgers University next fall.

The Q&A will be centered around applying to Ph.D. programs and preparing for interviews.

All students are welcome – underclassmen planning on joining a graduate program are specifically encouraged to attend!

Please reach out to Dr. Geslain for more information!


Capgemini RISE 2023

The Capgemini RISE program is an innovative, fast-tracked, speed-to-hire program designed exclusively for exceptional rising college seniors.

It’s the perfect opportunity for those who are eager to take on real-world challenges, develop their critical thinking skills, and gain exposure to a wide range of industries and cutting-edge technologies from around the world.

But wait, there’s more! Upon successful completion of the RISE program, you could be offered a full-time consulting position at Capgemini starting in 2024.Candidates will spend 4 days flexing critical-thinking skills against real-life problems to gain a true understanding of how working at a global consulting firm can support their career path.

Several Honors students have participated in and received job offers from Capgemini RISE  – Apply to Nashville RISE 2023 here! Learn more on the attached flyer.

Join the inaugural Launch X Cohort

The Launch X course explores different dilemmas entrepreneurs may encounter in launching their new ventures.

Each week will focus on a particular dilemma: Is the right team in place to build the company? How do you source the product sustainably?  Does the company have the funding needed to launch its expansion? How to deal with a partner who has gone rogue?

Students will utilize their own new ventures to debate potential solutions. The course will culminate in a Shark-Tank-style pitch for funding. 

Launch X will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays in Beatty 120 (Impact X room) from 3:25 to 4:40. The course will be taught by Troy Knauss, an experienced entrepreneur, and investor in over 60 startups.

Interested students should apply for the Fall 2023 cohort here!

Summer Internship with The Green Heart Project

The Green Heart Project is looking for Summer Interns, specifically, the Crew Leader position with The Green Heart Project’s Summer Youth Internship Program (YIP).

The YIP is Green Heart’s cornerstone youth development program – a paid summer internship experience for high schoolers that focuses on teaching career preparedness, healthy living, and citizenship through urban farming.

Crew Leaders play an integral role in the summer YIP and are responsible for leading and mentoring a team of 8 high school interns as they tend to a half-acre urban farm in downtown Charleston, grow and harvest fruits and vegetables, and price and sell produce at an onsite market stand.

Additionally, interns take part in educational sessions, workshops, and community site visits. Crew Leaders must be dependable, comfortable in a leadership role, and able to build trust, foster engagement, and gain the respect of their high school interns.


The Green Heart Project is hiring two seasonal, full-time positions at 40 hours/week for 10 weeks, from June 5 – August 11, 2023.

Applicants must be age 19+ and available Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 4pm for the duration of the summer program.

The application can be found here — it closes on March 31st.

If you know someone that might be interested in this position, please forward this email so that they can apply today!

Need more convincing? Check out this promotional video from Summer 2020 YIP, and a feature in Outside Magazine!

Volunteer Opportunities with the Cougar Pantry

The Cougar Food Pantry is currently looking for student volunteers.

The Cougar Food Pantry is a student-led organization created to combat food insecurity while helping unify the College of Charleston campus through collaboration and student involvement.

Acknowledging the fact that food insecurity is a spectrum, the Cougar Food Pantry is accessible to all students on the College of Charleston campus.

Our student volunteers can engage in our cause by working the pantry, organizing the items, and conducting donation drives.

Volunteering is a great opportunity for anyone looking to knock out volunteer hours or be involved in the community. Hours are extremely flexible – interested students should fill out this form!

For more information about the Cougar Pantry, email or check out the Cougar Pantry Website.

Honors College Class of 2023 Boat Cruise!

The Honors College is hosting a boat cruise for graduating Honors students!

The Date: Thursday, May 4 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The Cruise: All aboard the Charleston Princess for a Blues & BBQ cruise. Enjoy live music, a BBQ buffet, and a cash bar alongside your fellow Honors graduates and Honors faculty/staff. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. and the boat sets sail promptly at 7:00 p.m. from the Charleston Maritime Center (10 Wharside St.) for a two-hour tour.

The Cost: Honors is subsidizing tickets for graduating seniors such that you can join us for a discounted rate of $28.

  • Because we’re subsidizing the tickets, participation is limited to graduating Honors students (no guests allowed, sorry!).

Anchors away! Seniors, to join us on the cruise…

  1. Complete this registration form to be added to the passenger manifest.
  2. Purchase your ticket through the College’s marketplace portal.

The deadline to register/pay is Thursday, April 6. contact Cristy Landis or Mary Moser with questions.