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Applications for the Spring ’23 SC Washington Semester Program are now open

The South Carolina Washington Semester Program (WSP) gives students in universities and colleges across the state of South Carolina 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: The application deadline is Sunday, September 18, followed by virtual interviews for finalists the following Sunday. Access the application instructions here.

Posted on August 10, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

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 Green Heart Project is hiring a Garden Educator

The Green Heart Project, a Charleston-based nonprofit and urban farm (and long-time Honors Engaged partner), is hiring a garden educator.

The opportunity: In this role, you will be responsible for managing volunteers and leading garden-based educational programs at our partner schools. You will have the opportunity to share your passion for food and gardening with the community, and help us grow the next generation of gardeners.

  • The position can be full time or part time from 10 – 40 hr/week

Great fit for: Students who are passionate about food, health, and outdoor education, and those who love working with kids and volunteers.

How to apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter to careers@greenheartsc.org.

Posted on August 5, 2022 in Internships & Jobs

Internship opportunity with local healthcare consulting firm Knowledge Capital Group

Local healthcare consulting firm Knowledge Capital Group [KCG] seeks a dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented student with a healthy desire to grow in a challenging, respectful, and diversified work environment.

The opportunity: Responsibilities will include general office management duties, supporting staff on client deliverable production, conducting industry research and analysis, and other tasks as needed. The intern will interface with all members of the team and will report directly to Honors alumna Misty Antonacci, Consultant.

Great fit for: Students interested in marketing, communications, business administration, mathematics, public health.

The benefits: Gain dynamic experience in a professional environment and hone your skills in marketing, business writing, communication, and more.

  • Go deeper: There’s also potential for long-term, post-grad success with the company. Several Honors students who have interned with the company in the past excelled in their roles and were ultimately hired on as full-time employees upon graduation.

How to apply: Read below for qualification and compensation details, then email your resume to Honors alumna Lauren Ollis (lollis@knowledgecapitalgroup.com) by August 29, 2022.

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Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as a Senior [preferred] or Junior in the College of Charleston Honors College
  • Marketing and graphic design experience a plus
  • Business writing experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products; experience with MS Outlook a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated organization skills and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under deadlines/time constraints

Compensation:

  • $11.50/hour
  • Between 8-12 hours/week on average

To apply, please send your resume to Lauren Ollis, lollis@knowledgecapitalgroup.com, by August 29, 2022. Learn more about KCG through our website (knowledgecapitalgroup.com), or read about KCG’s history with the Honors College here (https://blogs.cofc.edu/honors/2020/12/10/cofc-honors-student-is-4th-to-intern-for-knowledge-capital-group/).

Posted on August 4, 2022 in 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

Reading Partners has a gap year AmeriCorps opportunity

Reading Partners SC, a national nonprofit that provides students with reading support, has a year-long AmeriCorps opportunity in Charleston.

The opportunity: Multiple roles are available, including school-based roles and community engagement positions.

The benefits: A great opportunity to help kids learn to read AND plan your future career goals. Over 80% of our alumni described their service year as a defining professional experience.

How to apply: The application can be found on Reading Partners’ website.

Posted on August 1, 2022 in Internships & Jobs

Full and part-time positions available with North Charleston real estate firm

Real estate firm the Carla Faye Team is looking for an administrative assistant to join their fast-growing team at their office in North Charleston.

The opportunity: Take on a pivotal role in supporting the Carla Faye Team’s growing real estate operations, with flexible hours and part-time/full-time options available.

The benefits: Hone your communication, organizational, and time management skills in a supportive and fun-loving work environment.

Learn more: Click below for more details and application instructions.

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Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience and/or Real Estate experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to commute to office in North Charleston, SC
  • Highly Proficient in Google Drive/Docs/Sheets, Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Ability to work both independently and also collaborate as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-Oriented and Strong organizational skills while Delivering World-Class Customer Service
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) is a huge plus but is NOT a requirement

Details:

  • Optional Part-Time (Hourly Rate) or Full-Time (Salary)
  • Monday-Friday (Hours and Days are flexible)
  • Occasional Weekends On-Call to answer/direct phone calls and emails
  • Supportive & Fun-Loving Environment

How to apply: Email Sell@GoinCoastalSC.com or Call Lindsey Perry at (843) 442-2546 for more info

Posted on August 1, 2022 in Internships & Jobs

Funded opportunity for student research assistant in local environmental exposure study

An NIH-funded research project here in Charleston is looking for a student research assistant.

The research: Investigating microplastic and phthalate exposure in wild bottlenose dolphins to understand how humans can impact the marine environment.

The Opportunity: Student researchers will participate in fieldwork with the project lead (Dr. Leslie Hart, Public Health), assist with sample preparation (including fish dissection), assist a graduate student with laboratory analyses of fish and bottlenose dolphin samples, perform literature searches and reviews, curate databases, and assist with statistical analyses and the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations.

  • This is a paid ($11/hr), year-long opportunity (with the potential to last for several years); students will dedicate ~10 hours weekly during the academic year and 20 hours weekly during the summer months.

Benefits include developing new field work and lab skills, training on statistical and scientific methods, enhancing your scientific writing and presentation skills, and more.

Learn more: Click below for more details and application instructions.

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Research opportunity:

I am seeking a research assistant to help with a study that will investigate microplastic and phthalate exposure in wild bottlenose dolphins and their prey.  Undergraduate students involved in this study will participate in fieldwork with the project lead (Dr. Leslie Hart, Public Health), assist with sample preparation (including fish dissection), assist a graduate student with laboratory analyses of fish and bottlenose dolphin samples, perform literature searches and reviews, curate databases, and assist with statistical analyses and the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations.  The project team will meet weekly to set monthly goals, assess project needs, evaluate project status, discuss challenges, schedule deliverables, and review topic-related journal articles.  Training on statistical methods and scientific methods will occur throughout the academic year during these weekly meetings.

Timeline and time commitment:

Students interested in this project should be prepared to assist with research during the 2022-2023 academic year and summer 2023.  Preference will be given to students interested in assisting for the 2022-2023, 2023-2024, AND 2024-2025 academic years (plus summer 2023 and 2024). Because sample collection, processing, and analysis will occur throughout the year, students will dedicate approximately 10 hours per week during the academic year and 20 hours per week during the summer months, at $11/hr.

Students engaging in this research opportunity will:

  1. Participate in field research
  2. Prepare biological samples for laboratory analyses
  3. Develop new ecotoxicological laboratory skills
  4. Perform a targeted literature search and develop a literature matrix
  5. Formulate testable research hypotheses and perform statistical analyses
  6. Enhance their scientific writing and presentation skills

Qualifications:

  • US Citizen
  • Full-time student at the College of Charleston
  • Research assistants will be expected to commit at least 10 hours per week during the academic year and at least 20 hours per week in the summer
  • Research assistants will be expected to travel (domestically) for fieldwork (funding will be provided)

If you are interested, please send questions and the following materials to Dr. Hart (hartlb@cofc.edu) by no later than August 11, 2022

  • Updated CV or Resume that includes all extracurricular activities and employment plans (for academic years and summers)
  • Year of Study, Major, Academic Achievements
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Statement of Interest (500 words) that includes all of the following:
    • Previous research experience, if applicable
    • What you can offer to the project and how long would you like to work on this project?
    • What you would like to get out of this experience?
    • Why you are interested in participating in this (or any) research?
    • Please describe your specific time management strategies
    • Any other relevant information that you would like to share

Posted on July 21, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research
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