Call for Posters: Lowcountry Community Leadership Summit

Are you working on something exciting in the fields of leadership, community engagement, and/or social justice? Share your work in a poster session at the Lowcountry Community Leadership Summit, hosted by the Honors College on Saturday, March 31st.

Why Present? The Lowcountry Community Leadership Summit will be attended by CofC students, staff and faculty, as well as community leaders, and representatives from a variety of community based organizations located throughout the Lowcountry. This is an excellent opportunity for you to share your work with a group of active citizens interested in the further construction and sustaining of a productive, equitable community.

Deadline for Proposals: To be considered for a poster session, you must submit an abstract (200-300 words) via email to maynorra@cofc.edu by February 22, 2018 at noon. See full proposal details here.

Posted on February 14, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement, Honors Leadership

Apply to Join Market Process Scholars

Market Process Scholars is a multi-year mentoring program for exceptional College of Charleston undergraduate students. The Market Process Scholars program develops professional, research, and leadership skills through exposure to a broad range of successful academic scholars and business executives representing diverse fields of study, organizational cultures, leadership styles, and measures of personal and organizational success.

CofC Honors students and alumni are well represented in the Market Process Scholars. In fact, all five of the 2017-2018 Market Process Scholars are CofC Honors students!

Apply Now! Market Scholars are selected based on eligibility criteria and strength of application, which includes the application form, academic record, faculty recommendation, cover letter, and resume. Students are invited to participate in a panel interview conducted by College of Charleston faculty, and Program Director Dr. Peter Calcagno. The application deadline is February 28, 2018.

 

 

Posted on February 14, 2018 in Clubs and Organizations

ICAT Applications Open!

What: Each semester, you can apply for a coveted position in the ICAT Accelerator. Join two or three other CofC students as a team to experience what it is like to move an idea from conception to commercialization. With two industry mentors, you may have the opportunity to actively engage in the founding of a globally-scalable, high tech company. At the end of the semester all teams compete for a part of all of $10,000 in the final pitch competition. Only six teams of four students or seven teams of three students will be selected for this experience each semester. Learn more here.

To Apply: Apply here! If you have any questions, reach out to ICAT Director, Dr Christopher Starr (starrc@cofc.edu)

Deadline: March 9th at Midnight

Posted on February 13, 2018 in Internships & Jobs

Are You Looking for an Internship?

The Career Center is offering many opportunities for students seeking out Summer Internships. Many employers-in-residence will be stopping by within the next few weeks to take questions about resumes, internships, and opportunities. Some of these companies include Two Roads Hospitality and Mandarin Oriental.

There will be a Hospitality Opportunity Fair on February 27 from 11am to 4pm in TD Arena. This is an excellent opportunity to talk to employers and learn about different opportunities within the hospitality industry.

There will also be a Career and Internship Fair on March 7 from 12 to 3 pm in TD arena. Representatives from over 60 different companies will be present to discuss job openings and internship opportunities.

For a complete list of opportunities, check out the Career Center’s event calendar!

Posted on February 13, 2018 in Internships & Jobs

Paid Summer Internship with Wray Ward

What: Wray Ward is a full-service marketing communications service agency. The agency is recruiting for FORM, their Summer 2018 Internship Program. FORM is a paid, 8-week, full-time summer internship where 7 interns will build their portfolios by working on real projects in the areas of graphic design, copywriting, public relations, digital media, video, client engagement and project management, and U|X design and development.

 

When: June 4th through August 3rd, 2018

Where: Charlotte, NC

To Apply: Applications are being accepted through February 26th. The application may be found on the program’s website.

Posted on February 13, 2018 in Internships & Jobs

Attend former Charleston mayor Joe Riley’s course on International African American Museum

This spring Citadel professor and former Charleston mayor Joeseph P. Riley, Jr. is teaching a new course that is open to the public. The course is titled “Why and How: The Making of the International African American Museum”. The class takes place on Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm in various locations and features different guest speakers.

The course aims to be as much a study of history learned through the culmination of decades of work by church historians, genealogists and storytellers as it is a business case study of what goes into taking on a major public project of this kind.

Upcoming lectures include:

Feb. 20th
Guests: Pete Selleck, former Chairman & President, Michelin North America; Anita Zucker, CEO, The InterTech Group
Location: The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Bond Hall Room 165
Feb. 27th
Guest: Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III, Pastor, Charity Missionary Baptist Church
Location: Citadel Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Avenue

See full course schedule here.

Posted on February 12, 2018 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Volunteer at Festival of Houses and Gardens

Volunteers requested for the historic Charleston house and garden tours

The Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens takes place in the spring, when the gardens are traditionally in their full glory and warm breezes offer a respite from winter weather. The Festival is generally held mid-March through the third week of April, with the Charleston Antiques Show kicking off opening weekend in mid-March.

The Festival provides both visitors and volunteers with the rare opportunity to explore the private gardens and interiors of some of the finest residences in America, and proceeds support the Foundation’s preservation programs. Over 650 volunteers help make the Festival and the Antiques Show possible!

Sign up here! If you have questions, please contact, Liz Caldbeck, Manager of Volunteers and Communications, 843.723.8292.

Learn More

 

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Attend Training & Assignment Distribution: All volunteers should plan to attend a one-hour training session in early March.
  • An eagerness to learn! Prior knowledge of history, architecture and decorative arts is not necessary to volunteer during the Festival nor during the Antiques Show. Materials and training will be provided by the Foundation.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Landmarks Pass: A temporary pass to numerous local historic sites will be mailed to you with your Festival tour assignment confirmation in February. The Landmarks Pass will be valid from the end of February through mid-March.
  • 20% Discount at The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation: Receive your discount from March 1 through April 30 using your Landmarks Pass as identification, at The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation, 108 Meeting Street.
  • Walking Tour of Historic District: Sign up during one of the Volunteer Training and Assignment Distribution meetings (see information below) to take a complimentary guided walking tour of the Old and Historic District in March.
  • Annual Pass to the Aiken-Rhett and Nathaniel Russell House Museums: A pass for you and a guest through February of the following year will be mailed to you after the Festival.
  • Complimentary Festival Ticket: A free Festival ticket good for any of the Festival of Houses and Gardens afternoon and evening house and garden tours, including Glorious Gardens. Free tickets are not available for Morning History Walks; Charleston Antiques Show (admission and special events); Festival special events (all special events where food and beverages are served, concerts, etc.). You must volunteer for both dates of one tour to qualify for a free ticket. You will receive one free ticket for every tour (two dates) you work.

Posted on February 12, 2018 in Community Engagement

NEW Leadership SC 2018

What: NEW Leadership SC is designed to equip young women with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take on leadership roles in preparation for a life of public service. The ultimate aim of this conference is to change the numbers of women serving in elected and appointed positions in South Carolina by preparing young women early. NEW Leadership is a collaboration between the College of Charleston and Winthrop and is open to any student enrolled at a South Carolina institution or a South Carolina resident enrolled in college elsewhere.

Cost: $250 (includes programming, housing, and food), but partial and full scholarships are available

Where: Winthrop University’s campus

When: May 13-17, 2018

To Apply: The deadline to apply for this program is March 19, 2018. The application can be found here.

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

Posted on February 12, 2018 in Announcements & Events
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