Episode 4: Men of Color in Education

  If you’ve considered a career in education, this episode is for you! Host Kim Gailliard catches up with students and staff from the College of Charleston’s Call Me MiSTER program to learn how they’re tackling the lack of diversity in educational leadership – especially among men of color. Guests featured are Dr. Anthony James…

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Launchpad’s Summer Reading List

By Launchpad Staff YOU ARE A ROCK STAR! Not only are you poised to make it through an entire school year, but you did it flawlessly with social distancing, masks and altered learning environments. Though there’s no guarantee what the 2021-2022 academic year will hold, you can count on the Launchpad Mentorship Collective continuing to…

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Episode 3: People of Color in Green Movements

https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2021-1-24/158632569-44100-2-fd569d2b50c18.m4a Communities of color are gaining ground in the environmental justice movement. Host Kim Gailliard, ’18 catches up with CofC grad Sarah Nesbit, ’18 and her colleagues at the BlackOak Collective to learn how they’re doing their part to champion diverse voices in sustainability work.  Mentioned in this Episode: Evergreen Action // Congressional Black Caucus Internship…

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Sky’s the Limit!

By Launchpad Staff  The sky truly is the limit for women at work thanks to trailblazers like Kalpana Chawla, Ellen Ochoa, Katherine Johnson and Sally Ride. Want more? Check out the suggested reading list below courtesy of CofC professors Kris De Welde and Sandy Slater.  Alice Kessler-Harris, Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women…

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Episode 2: Nonprofit Management

Host Taylor Holloway, ’19, dives into the prosperous career of nonprofit management. This podcast episode discusses the roles of nonprofit leadership, accountability, and responsibilities with Sherrie Snipes-Williams, CEO of the Charleston Promise Neighborhood. Helpful Resources: Charleston Promise Neighborhood // The Importance of Nonprofit Leadership // Choosing a nonprofit career path // Bureau of Labor Statistics *NOTE: Launchpad…

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The Power of the Pen

By Susan Hallatt, ’13, ’18 Did you know that writing is a versatile career path? While it’s a no-brainer for those who dream of penning the next great American novel, writers can also find work in film, marketing, journalism, law and many other fields. Check out a few women below who found their niche as…

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Money Matters: Negotiating Pay

By Launchpad Staff  While important, few people negotiate their pay when accepting job offers, with women leading the pack. Failing to do this can mean the difference in thousands of dollars earned or left on the table. To learn how to cultivate this skill, join CofC’s Gender & Sexuality Equity Center for a salary negotiation…

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Interning at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

By Marian Williams, ’20 When I decided on my arts management major, I remember looking through the requirements and seeing that an internship was one of its core components. It was daunting. The idea of completing an internship had a touch of mystery to it, especially for an international student which seemed to require a…

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