The Women and Gender Studies Dept. is Seeking Submissions for Their Newsletter

The Women and Gender Studies Department is sourcing student submissions to showcase individual work that is related to Women and Gender Studies in their newsletter!

What You Can Submit: You can submit all sorts of things, including:

  • Personal artwork
  • Visual art
  • Poetry
  • Ongoing research
  • Essays
  • Fiction writing
  • Any other student venture that focuses on women and gender in its subject matter!

To SubmitClick here to go to the submission form. Submissions are due Thursday, February 29th.

The Mroz Global Leadership Institute Summit Starts on Thursday, February 22nd!

The Mroz Institute Summit on “Conflict, Cooperation, and Diplomacy: Perspectives on the Middle East, Latin America, China, and Russia” will take place at the College of Charleston on February 22nd and 23rd, 2024!

The Summit: This event brings a tremendous group of distinguished academics and practitioners working on conflict resolution and cooperation in various regions around the world to campus.

When & Where: The summit will be…

  • On Thursday, February 22nd, starting at 4:00 p.m., and Friday, February 23rd, starting at 7:45 a.m.
  • In RITA room 101

To Attend: Click here to register for the summit with the option to attend in person or virtually.

For more information about the summit schedule and its speakers, check out the provided flyer or click the registration link.

Apply Today to Become an American Cancer Society Cares Clinic Volunteer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is seeking CofC students to assist with a pilot cancer navigation support program, ACS CARES (Community Access to Resources, Education, and Support).

The program: A multi-channel approach that leverages digital, telephonic, and in-person support to provide direct, individualized, non-clinical assistance to improve the cancer experience. Students will provide people with cancer and caregivers non-clinical navigation support throughout the cancer journey.

Benefits: Work directly with a healthcare team, gain clinical hours, and positively impact the experience of a patient going through cancer treatment.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with final candidate selections made in July. The program begins in September and lasts through the Spring ’25 semester.

To ApplyHead to this link to create a profile and submit your application!

For more information, check out the full description below or email ACSCARES@cancer.org with any questions.

Program Overview

For nearly 30 years, ACS has viewed patient navigation as a critical strategy in reducing health disparities across the cancer continuum, with demonstrated effectiveness at removing barriers and increasing access to care through the provision of coordinated, patient-centered support.

With over 1.9M people diagnosed with cancer annually, the goal of the American Cancer Society Navigation Support Program is to provide people with cancer and caregivers direct, individualized, in-person non-clinical navigation assistance that delivers timely information to reduce distress, resources to mitigate barriers to care, and emotional support to improve the cancer experience.

ACS is looking to recruit college/graduate students to become ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteers at nearby participating health systems to provide people with cancer and caregivers non-clinical navigation support throughout the cancer journey. ACS will provide the Clinic Volunteers with support (including continuing education and technical assistance), and data collection tools to maximize project outcomes.

ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteer Role

ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteers are college/graduate students who are ACS-trained to provide people with cancer and caregivers direct, individualized, non-clinical navigation assistance throughout the cancer journey. These volunteers will be placed at health systems and will:

  • Meet with patients and/or caregivers while they are waiting for their appointment or during chemotherapy infusions Utilize the validated NCCN-based ACS social determinants of health needs assessment and distress screening tool to identify and document concerns and barriers to care in a secure platform (NurseNav)
  • Assist patients and/or caregivers draft questions to discuss with their provider Take notes for patients during clinic appointments
  • Conduct follow-up calls to assist patients and/or caregivers in accessing ACS and health care system information and resources
  • Does NOT include accessing or documenting in the health care system EMR

Volunteer Benefits

  • Time spent will count towards clinical hours
  • Course credit may be available (to be determined on a case-by-case basis)
  • Receive specialized navigation support training, including patient privacy, how to function in the health care setting, and coordinating with professional navigators
  • Have dedicated ACS staff members to field questions and provide support

Volunteer Requirements

  • One year commitment is required (academic school year) Must be available for one 4-hour shift per week
  • Additional time commitment should be allotted for volunteer meetings and continued training/education Ages 18 and up
  • Actively enrolled as a student at the partnering college/university Comfortable using technology
  • Access to a computer with reliable internet access Pass background check
  • Complete application, interview, and required ACS training plus fulfill continued learning requirements throughout volunteer term
  • Must comply with hospital-based training and health requirements (i.e., on-site training, vaccination requirements, etc.)

Training

ACS CARES Clinic Volunteers will work directly with patients, caregivers, and providers, and thus are in close contact with patient health information. Extensive training will be provided to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared to perform this role. The self-paced training curriculum is to be completed virtually over the summer prior to beginning in the clinic. There will also be one full day of in-person training which will likely occur during syllabus week. Continuing education will be provided during division meetings throughout the semester.

How to Apply

  1. Visit the ACS Volunteer Community page and select the pilot site you are interested in applying
  2. You will be prompted to complete a Volunteer Community
  3. After creating your profile, you will be able to access the
  4. Submit your application as soon as
  5. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in virtual interviews

Please note: The application evaluation and interview process is on a rolling timeline.

Leadership Positions

Leadership opportunities will be available for experienced volunteers after the 2023-24 pilot year of the ACS CARES program concludes. These positions will work closely with ACS CARES staff to recruit, select, and manage new clinic volunteers, and facilitate communication with health care providers to expand the ACS CARES program to new clinic locations. Applications for these leadership positions will open in the spring of 2024.

Questions? Email ACSCARES@cancer.org.

Spring semester guest experience internship with 34 West Theater Company

Local theater company 34 West Productions has a spring internship for college students to learn Front of House responsibilities and duties of a non-profit theatre company.

The Internship: Interns will have direct opportunities to shadow the creative directors, managers, playwrights, and actors during the run of a new play through regular check-ins, pre-show meetings, and virtual meetings to analyze business needs/results.

Benefits: Develop skills that will help you cultivate positive audience experiences within the theatre/non-profit sector, including:

  • Goodwill and publicity building through social media content creation.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
  • Crowd Management Strategies.
  • Concessions management (age restrictions apply).
  • Volunteer management.
  • Entrepreneurship – Contributing to the development of systems and processes.
  • Interns will also receive complimentary tickets to share with their friends and family.

Good Fit For: Arts Management / Theatre and Dance / Artistic entrepreneurs / Non-profit leaders

How to Apply: Submit inquires and your resume to General Manager Tiffany Butler (Tiffany@34west.org).

National pitch competition for students using business as a force for good

Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is hosting a national pitch competition for students who are using business as a force for good, and they’re offering up some seriously legit prizes.

The competition invites students to submit a proposal for how a company, set of companies or industry sector can have positive impact on a specific community, population, location, industry or the environment at large.

Big-Time Benefits: Ten grand prize winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Duke’s Fuqua School of Business where they will present their proposals to influential business leaders, engage in professional development programming, and network with members of our community.

Great Fit For: Open to all current students in their freshman, sophomore or junior year of a four-year degree program; particularly pertinent for those interested in entrepreneurship.

How to Apply: Online application by Tuesday, January 16.

IDEAL: Internship for Diverse and Emerging Arts Leaders

The United Arts Council in Raleigh, NC is offering a paid student internship program for summer 2024.

The Internship: Places undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership with host arts organizations in Wake County and pairs them with local mentors to guide the students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer.

The Benefits:

  • $4,500 pre-tax stipend per intern
  • Work placement at an Arts Host organization in Wake County for 24 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • Additional professional development opportunities, cultural activities, and networking events
  • Individualized mentor pairing in interns’ arts-specific field of interest
  • A local cohort that will serve as a strong foundation for interns’ growing career

How to Apply: Online application by February 1. More details available online (must be a NC resident to apply).

Enter the Civil Discourse Essay Contest for $1,000!

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is inviting current CofC students to participate in the Fall 2023 Civil Discourse Essay Contest!

The Contest: Write a 750-word essay responding to the prompt, “What does healthy public conflict look and sound like in a democracy?” Essays will be judged by the coherence of the argument, the quality of examples and evidence used, and the vividness of the writing. All essays will be checked by AI detection software.

The Prize: Sponsored by a generous gift from the Rusovich family, the student who writes the winning essay will receive $1,000.

To Enter: Email your completed essay in a PDF file to hss@cofc.edu by December 1st, 2023.

MUSC Research Opportunity in Cardiovascular Disease and Development

Dr. Christine Kern is looking for students to get research experience at the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

Details: A science research position is open in Dr. Kern’s lab to work on the origin of cardiovascular abnormalities and disease. Average hours approximately 10 per week; this research opportunity can be part of independent research for credit or performed as a volunteer. Research involves using mice as preclinical models of disease. This opportunity is for the upcoming semester Spring 2024, with possible extension to the summer of 2024.

Benefits:

  • Use for course credit or bachelor’s essay research
  • Gain experience in lab experiment skills
  • Develop knowledge in a specialty area of cardiovascular development and disease

Great Fit For: Freshmen, sophomores, or juniors interested in scientific research, especially pre-med and/or pre-dental students. Students will be trained in all lab skills with no experience necessary.

To Apply: Interested students can email Dr. Kern directly at kernc@musc.edu. You can also email Dr. Kern with any questions about the position.