Apply to assist with Cougar for the Day!

The Office of Admissions is looking for eager and enthusiastic College of Charleston freshman and sophomore students to participate in the Cougar for the Day program and host visiting students! This program is a day shadow opportunity offered throughout the spring semester for admitted seniors to shadow current students in order to experience a day in the life of a CofC student! As a host, visiting students will go to class with you, eat lunch with you at one of our dining halls (on us!), and follow you throughout a normal college day. This is a great way to support your school, earn some free cougar swag and help us recruit a great incoming freshman class!

Apply here by 5pm on Wednesday, January 17th!

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Qualifications to be a Host:
• A current College of Charleston freshman and sophomore student with a minimum GPA of 2.5
• Must be in good standing with the College (no disciplinary sanctions, etc.)
• Possess leadership skills and maintain a positive and professional attitude
• Be enthusiastic and informed about the College of Charleston
• Attend one of two training sessions (required)
• Clearly understand the goals and mission of the College and the Office of Admissions as it relates to Admissions’ initiatives relating to recruitment and retention

• Earn free cougar swag!
• Enjoy free meals with your students!
• An opportunity to take part in CofC’s recruitment and class selection!

If you have any questions, please email Alexandra Lile at Thanks!

Posted on November 21, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Clubs and Organizations, Community Engagement, Honors Leadership

Hertog Fellowships and Seminars on Politics and Policy

The Hertog Foundation offers several highly competitive and selective educational programs for outstanding individuals who seek to influence the intellectual, civic, and political life of the United States. Fellows study with master teachers and hear from distinguished speakers drawn from academia, politics, journalism, and business. Current lecturers include Yuval Levin (National Affairs), General John Allen (Brookings), Robert Bartlett (Boston College), Vickie Sullivan (Tufts), Frederick Kagan (AEI), and many more.





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The Foundation has four offerings next year:
Weekend Seminars – Intensive three-day seminars on public policy topics offered in Winter/Spring 2018.

Political Studies Program – Our flagship seven-week fellowship will run from June 17 to August 4, 2018. The best candidates for this program are college upperclassmen and recent grads, although we have accepted exceptional freshmen and sophomores in the past.

War Studies Program – A two-week summer fellowship offered by Kim and Fred Kagan at the Institute for the Study of War. This program is also best-suited to juniors, seniors, and recent grads.

Summer Courses – This series of one- to two-week seminars allows students to create their own individualized course of study. Younger students are encouraged to apply for these seminars, as are upperclassmen who have other obligations during the summer.

For more information on these programs, visit the Foundation’s website.

If you are interested in applying for a fellowship or seminar, application requirements and directions for submission can be found here.


Posted on November 17, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

British Studies Program

What: The British Studies Program, founded in 1976, is organized by the University of Southern Mississippi through an academic consortium of colleges and universities. The program offers ten to fifteen different courses in various disciplines ranging from Business Administration to Psychology to the Performing Arts. You will take one course and earn six credit hours through lectures taught by British scholars, artists, business leaders and government officials, and through field excursions to various locations in and around

When: June 1 to July 2, 2018

Cost: Application fee is $300. The cost of the experience for undergraduates is $5,900 with airfare not included.

To Apply: Applications are available here. Applications are due by February 15, 2018, to the Southern Miss Office of Study Abroad. Students from other institutions must submit official transcript, Home Institution Clearance Form, and immunization records by the deadline.

More information can be found on the program’s website.

Posted on November 10, 2017 in Study Abroad

College of Charleston German-American Business Summit

Are you interested in an internship with Mercedes Benz Vans, IFA Rotorion, ZF, Roedl & Paertner, BOSCH, or the KION group in 2018?

What: The 2nd Annual College of Charleston German-American Business Summit is an event organized by the College of Charleston’s German Program, School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, Career Center, and School of Business, in cooperation with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US. This event targets German companies in  South Carolina and the Southeastern US that are seeking to establish stronger ties to undergraduate education in the region, and focuses on workforce needs an innovation in German-American industry in the state and the region. During the summit, there will be a Job and Internship Expo for those seeking opportunities within local German companies.

When: February 8, 2018 from 12 to 5 pm (Job and Internship Expo from 11:30am to 1:45 pm)

Where: Stern Center Ballroom

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More information on the event can be found here.

Posted on November 9, 2017 in Announcements & Events

PPRNet Internship

What: PPRNet is a primary care practice-based research network, intended to improve primary care practice through research and education. It is in the process of morphing into a non-profit foundation and would like an intern to help with webpage design, social media, education, and outreach activities.

To Apply: Contact Dr. Steven Ornstein at

Posted on November 8, 2017 in Internships & Jobs

Interior Design Internship with DeGuise Interiors

DeGuise Interiors is an award-winning, full-service interior design firm seeking a creative, go-getting intern eager to learn all the facets of the design field. This internship will give students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in all facets of interior design and business and is open to any major.





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Tasks: These will depend on skill level and interests, however tasks may include helping with day to day operations, organizing fabric samples and wallpaper books, learning about products/buying/inventory for a showroom and for individual interior design projects with actual clients, some social media assistance, blog writing, assisting on interior design projects, creating renderings, and assisting with management of our e-commerce site. Tasks may also include assistance with online interior design where everything will be done completely virtually instead of traditional face-to-face meetings, including helping choose furnishings, color samples, or creating renderings on CAD programs.

Qualifications/Skills Required: Must be highly motivated, well organized, detail oriented, a strong communicator, and a fun-loving team player. Ideal candidate will be capable and ready to jump in as a seamless part of the design “family” as you gain invaluable experience outside of the classroom. In addition to a creative learning opportunity, you will gain exposure to project management and logistical experience vital to project workflows. Knowledge of Photoshop and Microsoft Office would be useful, is but not required.

Skills Learned During Internship: Creative Learning, business experience, client relations, customer relationship management, professional development, project management, multi-tasking, all facets of small business, website development, marketing, social media, and event planning

For more information on DeGuise Interiors, visit their website

For more information on this opportunity, contact Mackenzie Boone at

Posted on November 8, 2017 in Internships & Jobs

Vanderbilt Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics

Vanderbilt University’s Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics combines analytical training in economic theory with the study of law. Students who complete this program receive both a Ph.D. in Law and Economics and a J.D. Students who pursue this program are typically majors in mathematics or economics, and the curriculum is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in universities, research institutions, or government.




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Courses: Courses of study during the first two years of the Ph.D. curriculum include econometric theory and application, law and economics, mathematical economics, microeconomic theory, and statistics. Students also choose two fields of concentration within the program, with the principal fields including risk and environmental regulation, labor and human resources, and behavioral law and economics.

Who: Seniors wishing to pursue a law degree are able to apply. Undergraduates are encouraged to begin thinking about this program early in their academic careers so that they may complete coursework to supplement topics covered in this program.

To Apply:  Applicants who have not already earned a J.D. must complete applications for both the J.D. program through the School of Law and the Law and Economics Program through the Graduate School. The application requires scores from both the GRE and LSAT, three letters of recommendation, an official copy of your transcript, and a Statement of Purpose. Applications submitted by January 15th will receive priority consideration and funding. The application can be found here.

More information can be found on the program’s website.

Posted on November 7, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

Image result for mount vernon leadership fellowsWhat: The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective six week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. We offer an all-inclusive six week program that provides housing, transportation, meals, and a $3000 stipend. The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program offers a dynamic and stimulating leadership curriculum that encourages students to examine their personal strengths, identify areas for growth, and ultimately take action as a leader.



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In that spirit, these leadership lessons are taught within a framework emphasizing the inspirational leadership model of George Washington. Students are also afforded the opportunity of meeting with and learning from current leaders of national prominence in the government, journalism, business and nonprofits sectors. A highlight of the Leadership Fellows experience is learning how to take a personal passion and turn it into a blueprint for action in the form of a Capstone Project. Leadership Fellows spend some of their time working on their individual capstones while at Mount Vernon, culminating in a final presentation at the conclusion of the program.

When: May 26, 2018 – July 6, 2018

To Apply: Visit the program’s website to apply. Students are encouraged to apply if they have proven leadership ability and involvement, have demonstrated interest in their proposed Capstone Project, have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher, and are a current U.S. citizen. The application requires a resume, three written essays/video statements (essay topics can be found here), 2 letters of recommendation, and a current college transcript. The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2018.

More information on this program can be found on their website.

Posted on November 7, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

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