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Become an Honors Ambassador and help recruit the Honors College Class of 2027

The Honors College is looking for Honors Ambassadors to provide peer-to-peer recruitment that will help shape the Honors College class of 2027 and determine your future peers in the Honors College.

The opportunity: Honors Ambassadors assist with Honors recruitment events like info sessions, student panels, and sit-downs, and generally serve as the student voice in the Honors admissions process.

Benefits: Ambassadors share their candid lived experiences as a student in the Honors College and provide a personalized touch to the admissions process, gaining professional development, leadership experience, and interpersonal communication skills along the way!

  • More info: Read below for the complete position description, and reach out to honors@cofc.edu with any questions.

How to apply: Fill out this form to express your interest by September 5. The Honors admissions team will then contact you with next steps.

Job Description

Honors Ambassadors – Position Description

Honors Ambassadors provide peer-to-peer recruitment that is essential to recruiting students who are a good fit for the Honors College. Honors Ambassadors share their candid lived experiences as a student in the Honors College and provide a personalized touch to the admissions process.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a member of the Honors College in good standing
  • Committed to the values of the Honors College.

Time commitment:

  • approximately 2-5 hours per month for an academic year (flexible based on your schedule)

Responsibilities:

  • Lead individual sit-downs with prospective Honors Students (virtual and in-person)
  • Assist with Honors Information Sessions and participate in student panels
  • Represent the Honors College at different recruitment events
  • Assist with the Honors College Interview Weekend and Honors Experience events
  • Write personalized notes and messages to prospective students
  • Conduct student takeover on Instagram
  • Help manage Class of 2026 GroupMe (engaging with and answering students’ questions)

Requirements to Remain Active:

  • Help with at least one recruitment event in the Fall (Build Your Own Campus Tour)
  • Help with at least one recruitment event in the Spring (Interview Weekend, Honors Experience)
  • Participate in at least two individual meetings with prospective students per semester
  • Assist with at least one info session (virtual or in-person) each semester.
  • Must attend team meetings throughout the year.

Benefits:

  • Gain public speaking, interpersonal, communication, and recruitment skills
  • Professional development workshops catered to you.
  • An opportunity to share with prospective students why you joined CofC Honors
  • Honors College Swag
  • Leadership opportunities

Posted on August 9, 2022 in Campus Involvement

The REACH Program has a paid opening for a student assistant

The College’s REACH Program has a paid, year-long student worker position that includes on-campus housing at a reduced rate.

What is the REACH Program? A four-year, fully inclusive certificate program for students with mild intellectual and/or developmental disabilities that promotes the advancement of knowledge and skill in the following areas: Academics; Socialization; Independent Living; Career Development.

The opportunity: Helping to support the incoming freshmen cohort of REACH students in their transition to college by serving as a live-in student assistant.

  • Great fit for: Education majors; students interested in community-building; those with experience working with students with disabilities.

Benefits: 10 hours of paid work per week plus a room in Kelly House residence hall for REACH freshmen at a reduced rate.

To apply: Read below for more details then apply on Handshake.

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Overview:

The REACH Program at the College of Charleston is a four-year fully inclusive program for students with intellectual disabilities addressing the areas of academics, independent living, social skills development, and career development.

Appointment Length:

August – May (including training prior to working Move-in Weekend and staying for breaks or evacuation until all students have left).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position directly reports to the REACH Program’s coordinator for the freshman cohort.
  • Direct contact with students – 20 hours per week
  • On-Call alternating weekends (This responsibility is offset by half of housing costs paid).
  • Support students with transitioning to college by assisting with:
  • Time management
  • Navigating campus
  • Basic life skills (basic kitchen safety, laundry, etc.)
  • Facilitating lessons in basic life skills
  • Facilitate the students’ campus involvement by:
  • Encouraging involvement in campus activities
  • Assisting with the technology used by the College and professors (Oaks, MyCharleston, etc.)
  • Interpreting syllabi
  • Additional responsibilities include:
  • Supervising curfew and addressing safety concerns
  • Approving off-campus activities
  • Attending weekly meetings with the freshman coordinator
  • Attending monthly meetings with the program’s associate director
  • Maintaining and updating a log of student progress
  • Participating in all training opportunities
  • Providing support for social skill development

Time Requirements & Earnings:

This is a full time Student Assistant position requiring 10 hours of work per week, with estimated earnings of $10.00/hr.

Additionally, the Student Assistant will be provided a room within Kelly House residence hall for REACH freshmen half of housing costs are provided in addition to the earnings mentioned above. As a live-in position, the work week may not be the typical 8:30am-5:00pm working hours and the Student Assistant is expected to have flexible availability throughout the week.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for the Student Assistant position will exhibit responsibility, patience, flexibility, and leadership. A teamwork approach is essential. Excellent verbal communication skills are crucial. As is a dedication to working with the students to increase their independence. Experience with education and/or students with disabilities is preferred. Must be currently enrolled at the College of Charleston and must maintain a full-time student status during the time of employment. Must be in good standing with the College.

About College of Charleston REACH Program

The REACH Program at the College of Charleston is a four-year, fully inclusive certificate program for students with mild intellectual and/or developmental disabilities that promotes the advancement of knowledge and skill in the following areas:

  • Academics
  • Socialization
  • Independent Living
  • Career Development

To Apply:

Submit applications in Handshake or contact Kendra Kimbro directly at KimbroK@cofc.edu

Posted on August 8, 2022 in Campus Involvement, Internships & Jobs

The Math Lab is hiring tutors for the Fall semester

The College’s Math Lab is currently hiring tutors for the Fall 2022 semester.

Benefits: Tutors receive extensive training in communication strategies, skills for working with diverse populations, and methods of becoming a peer role model. It’s a great way to earn some money while supporting your peers and giving back to the college community.

Requirements: To be a tutor in the math lab, students should have at least a 3.0 GPA and have excelled in Calculus and/or statistics courses.

How to apply: Through the Center for Student Learning’s application portal: https://csl.cofc.edu/become-a-tutor/index.php

  • More info: Email the lab’s director Rachel Hunter at hunterr1@cofc.edu with any questions.
Posted on August 2, 2022 in Campus Involvement, Internships & Jobs

CofC’s REACH Program is looking for peer mentors

The College’s REACH Program, a four-year, fully inclusive certificate program for students with mild intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, is looking for current CofC students to serve as peer mentors for the fall 2022 semester.

What to expect: Participate in traditional college activities with your mentee, such as studying, eating meals, attending fitness classes and sporting events, going to the gym, and hanging out with one another.

  • The weekly time commitment is relatively short and flexible within a student’s schedule.

Benefits: Support the CofC community and build a truly valuable relationship with one of your peers.

How to sign up: https://forms.office.com/r/aw9EcqevpG

 

Posted on July 28, 2022 in Campus Involvement

Still need a fall class? Consider HISP252 Spanish as a Global Language

There are still seats remaining in HISP252 Spanish as a Global Language for this fall.

Class premise: The course, which will be taught in English, will explore what makes a language global, and why Spanish is a global language. Students will explore the role that Spanish plays politically, economically, and culturally across the globe.

  • Course benefits: (1) Satisfies GenEd Humanities credit; (2) No pre-reqs required; (3) Counts as credit towards Spanish major; (4) Flexibility of asynchronous online instruction.

Course details: HISP 252.02; CRN: 16723; exclusively online asynchronous instruction.

  • Go deeper: Contact Professor Wyers (wyersj@cofc.edu) for more info.
Posted on July 18, 2022 in Campus Involvement

Fall internship opportunity with the Halsey Institute

The College’s Halsey Institute offers a fall semester internship for students (and recent graduates) looking to gain experience in a professional gallery setting.

What to expect: Halsey Institute internships are structured with three-week rotations under direct guidance and mentorship of each Halsey Institute staff member in the areas of development, marketing, exhibitions, administration, and education. Interns are scheduled with weekly visitor services shifts at the front desk of the Halsey Institute to create meaningful interactions with gallery visitors.

The dates: The Fall 2022 semester internship session will run from August 22 – December 9.

Who should apply: All majors and experience levels are welcome.

How to apply: Interested applicants of all majors and experience levels are encouraged to send a current résumé and cover letter to the attention of Kaylee Lass at LassKR@cofc.edu by Friday, July 22, 2022.

Posted on July 12, 2022 in Campus Involvement, Internships & Jobs

Launchpad for Success (LP4S) offers leadership and career development for AALANA students

Launchpad for Success (LP4S) is a two-year career development program that emphasizes mentoring, financial literacy, professional/personal development and experiential learning.

Target Audience: Rooted in equity, Launchpad is designed to create meaningful career pathways for incoming freshmen and rising sophomores – especially those who identify as African American, Latino/a, Asian American and Native American (AALANA).

Program Benefits: Workshops focused on financial literacy, career development and leadership development; access to experiential learning opportunities (e.g. internships, on/off campus employment, research or study abroad); support on multiple fronts, including the Office of Institutional Diversity, academic advising and peer coaching

Join the Program: Incoming freshmen and rising sophomores can apply to participate in the program. Deadline is July 29.

Posted on July 11, 2022 in Campus Involvement, Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

BE and/or Honors Engaged Opportunity with Data Initiative that Supports the Intellectual Disabilities Community

Get involved with this School of Business opportunity to gain credit and fulfill your Honors directed requirements, courtesy of graduating Honors student Elise Courtney:

“Hi everyone! My name is Elise Courtney and I am a recent graduate of the College of Charleston. I wanted to share an opportunity that I worked on during my junior and senior year in the Honors College. This project counted as my bachelor’s essay and fulfilled course credits for my major.

In short, it is a data initiative called IDKonnects that supports the intellectual disabilities community. This project has been such a huge part of my college career and has provided me with recognition in the Business School and much success in my job search. It is our hope that this project continues on a path for other students to work on.

We are looking for a student or students to continue this project and the work we have started. Students involved can get course credit hours and/or fulfillment of their bachelor’s project or Honors Engaged project. Please consider! It is such an amazing cause.”

Interested? Contact Dr. Iris Junglas – junglasia@cofc.edu for more details or to get involved.

Posted on May 2, 2022 in Campus Involvement, Research
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