Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019 Applications are Open!

The Fall 2018 semester has just begun, but the University of Charleston, S.C. is already looking forward to welcoming our Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019 graduate students! The application period began on August 1, 2018 for all 24 degree and 10 certificate programs offered here at UCSC. Each degree and certificate program has their own…

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Graduate School Office Spotlight: Dr. Jon Hakkila, Professor and Associate Dean

I grew up and attended college between New Mexico and California (with some time in Hawaii), and spent many years working in Minnesota and Alabama before coming to the College of Charleston. My undergraduate degrees are in Physics and English/American Literature, and my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are in Astronomy. I briefly wrote poetry and worked in industry as a…

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Graduate Admissions Spotlight: Susan Hallatt, Director of Graduate Admissions

What I really wanted to study, when I first started thinking about college, was ACTING. I wanted to be a star, to be the next Bette Davis or Angela Lansbury. I wrote my Oscar’s acceptance speech; I could see myself sailing elegantly down those red-carpeted stairs in my black velvet dress with the long gloves…

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10 Things Every Graduate Student Should Do This Summer

Check out these 10 great tips every graduate student should do over the summer: 1. Get to know the faculty Graduate programs are the mecca of expert professionals in your field or industry. Colleges and universities really focus on having incredibly intelligent, influential, and experienced faculty and adjunct professors to train and teach the next…

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Town Hall Event with Senator Marco Rubio

Stern Center Gardens will set the stage for another town hall event hosted by the Bully Pulpit Series. The Series welcomes Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to the College of Charleston on Tuesday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m. Senator Rubio will share a few remarks before opening for questions. The town hall audience will have the opportunity to ask…

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Graduate Student Library Reception- September 25, 2015

The Graduate Student Association is co-hosting the biannual graduate student Library Reception THIS FRIDAY at  5:30 p.m. in Addlestone 207! Food, refreshments, and library resources just for graduate students! Hope to see you there! Your 2015-2016 Executive Board Joshua Bloodworth, President Erin Stubbs, Secretary Megan Gould, Treasurer    …

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Fulbright Scholar Program

======================================================================================================= 1) Deadline Approaching & Hidden Gems: Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program – August 3, 2015 The August 3, 2015 deadline for the 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is quickly approaching! If you are unsure of where to begin when selecting an award from the Catalog of Awards, you might start by looking at…

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Public Speaking Pointers

We all have to present our work to others at some point in our graduate careers, and this commitment to public speaking can lead to real anxiety for some individuals. I know this because I used to be in that group. I have been so anxious before a 12 minute talk that my hands actually went numb…

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Lowcountry Mayor’s Breakfast

I attended the UNCF 1st Lowcountry Mayor’s Breakfast on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. That’s me and City of Charleston Mayor Joe P. Riley Jr. 🙂 It was a pleasure to see all three of our mayors- Mayor Joe Riley Jr., Mayor Keith Summey and Mayor William “Bill” Collins in one room together discussing the future of our schools…

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Growing Professionalism by Kristen Young, MPA graduate c/o 2013

These days, being professional is about a lot more than a shiny resume and strong educational background. Luckily, the College of Charleston is here to help. We all know the Graduate School offers top-notch education in a variety of programs to offer students with a competitive edge in the workforce. Excitingly, it also offers resources…

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