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.

Honors is Treating Students to a Performance by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra

[DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL WED. AT NOON!] The Spring ‘23 Honors Signature Series event will treat Honors students to an evening with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and composer Ed Hart.

The Concert: Friday, March 24, 6:45 p.m. (Composer conversation) followed by 7:30 p.m. (Concert) at the Charleston Gailliard Center.

The Performance: The concert will feature performances from Antonin Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony, William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, and a world premiere orchestral arrangement of Margaret Bonds’ Songs of the Season.

  • Students will also get to meet with composer and Dean of the College’s School of the Arts Edward Hart. Hart, who orchestrated the arrangement for songs of the Season, will share with students his creative process for turning the vocal works of Mary Bond into an orchestral performance.

How to Attend: Register here to reserve your ticket. Tickets are limited to 30 students on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim a ticket, students must register by Wednesday, March 22 at noon.

  • If you have any additional questions, please contact Mary Moser,

#MaroonMemories and Mentoring welcomes back Bryan Ko ’20

All CofC students are invited to join CofC alumnus Bryan Ko ’20 for a casual Maroon Memories and Mentoring chat when he return to campus on Tuesday, March 28. There are two separate opportunities to connect with Bryan:

  • 10:50 – 11:15 a.m. Fireside Chat with HONS 260 class in Beatty 120 (seven additional seats available)
  • 11:20- 12:05 p.m. Maroon Mentoring Lunch in Liberty Fresh Foods Co.

Great Fit For: Computer Information Systems / Business Management / Technologists

About Bryan: Bryan Ko ‘ 20 is an AIS Consultant with Adaptavist, an Enterprise software firm recently named to the Deloitte Fast 50. As a student at CofC, Bryan developed a “digital town hall” app through the ImpactX program. Learn more on LinkedIn.

Join the Conversation: All students are welcome! Register here to let us know you’re coming.

Pre-Professional Health Advising Meeting for 2023-2024 Applicants

CofC’s pre-health advising team is offering two info sessions for students who are applying for pre-professional health programs in the current admissions cycle.

The Sessions: Tuesday, March 21 or Thursday, March 23, both from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in SSMB 129.

What will be covered: Everything from the cost of the applications, the optimal timelines, letters of recommendation and a review of what a personal statement should include with some additional resources.

How to Attend: No registration necessary, just show up!