10 Lessons I Learned In My First Year about Graduate School

10 Lessons I Learned In My First Year Of Grad School 1. I might be able to still pull all-nighters but I do not nearly enjoy them as much. In undergrad, I’d have a genuine sense of accomplishment after I pulled an all-nighter. And I pulled several to the point it was the norm, not…

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Library Improvement Summer Project 2014

Please take note of the important dates and associated activities as the library undergoes a significant improvements this summer. IMPORTANT DATES: 5/3/14 – 2nd & 3rd Floors closed. Special Collections closed. Book Stacks unavailable until August 18. Faculty Resource Room closed. 8/18/14 – Estimated completion date. All floors open, all collections available, all departments open…

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New Years Resolutions for Graduate Students

     The most popular New Year’s resolutions aren’t always practical for graduate students. Often we need to set the bar a little lower to accommodate our unusual lifestyles. Plus, many of the most common resolutions just can’t be top priority until we get a life we’ve moved on with our lives. For the moment, we’ve…

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Life at Versailles: A day in the life of Whitney Adams

                                                     During my last semester in the English Graduate Program at the College of Charleston, I applied for and was awarded the Versailles Fellowship. Although I would be pushing my graduation date forward an extra year, spending a year teaching in France outweighed any apprehension I had about graduating late. Yes, thats me at the…

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Meet Maggie Burton, Graduate School Tour Guide

Nothing is Impossible, the word itself says, “I’m Possible” ~ Audrey Hepburn Maggie Burton is a first year graduate student in the history Master of Arts program. Maggie moved to Charleston from London, Ontario, Canada where she did her undergraduate work in history at The University of Western Ontario. Maggie left Canada when she was two…

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Three CofC Peace Corps Volunteers Survive Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Philippines

College of Charleston Peace Corps Masters International graduate students Laura Mudge, Andrew Wynne and Tyler Hassig  survived one of the strongest Typhoons (we call them hurricanes) ever to hit land.  The three are part of an innovative Peace Corps program in which the students take advanced courses first at the College, and then pursue a…

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ExCel Awards

So many times in an effort to make everyone feel special, we overlook the need to recognize those among us who go that extra mile, who make it a point to be there for those around them, who frankly make our lives a little brighter and better. The College of Charleston offers a program that…

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“Life after CofC”: Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, ’94, ‘97

Hi, I’m Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch. I graduated from the College of Charleston with my Bachelor of Arts in 1994 and a Master’s Degree in 1997.  Both of my degrees are in history.  During my time at the College of Charleston, I had the pleasure of working with Drs. Amy T. McCandless, Alpha Bah, Bernard Powers,…

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First Year Graduate Student Cara Howley is Dominating on the Court and in the Classroom

                                                                                               Eat. Sleep. Study. Volleyball.  Cara Howley from McKinney, Texas has been playing volleyball since she was in the seventh grade, which brought her to the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate studies. After she graduated from USC with dual degrees in Human Resources and International Business, Cara transferred to the College of Charleston to continue her volleyball…

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Glad To Be Home Again!

There’s No Place Like Home! I graduated from the College of Charleston with a Master’s in History in May 2010. My time that was spent in graduate school is what solidified my love for higher education. I knew that whatever course my life took, my career would be in higher education.  As a student, you…

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