Apply to Join the Charleston Fellows Program

The Honors College is now accepting applications from current students interested in joining the Charleston Fellows Program. The program provides students with co-curricular resources, professional development opportunities, and an accompanying scholarship–renewable for up to three years–to help cover tuition costs.

In order to maximize the impact of these awards and ensure students become fully immersed in the Charleston Fellows experience, applications will be open to all rising sophomores in the Honors College who meet the scholarship criteria. Rising juniors who feel they would benefit from the program may petition for consideration by emailing CharlestonFellows@cofc.edu prior to submitting an application.

Applications may be submitted online and are due by Friday, June 9 at 5 p.m. EST. Read below for additional details, and contact CharlestonFellows@cofc.edu with any questions.

Charleston Fellows Program Application
Current Honors Students

Criteria:

  • Rising Honors College rising sophomore (rising juniors may petition for consideration by emailing charlestonfellows@cofc.edu)
  • Must be in good standing in the Honors College
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Must have demonstrated significant leadership, in a formal or informal capacity, during their time at CofC
Application Process:
  • Submit a brief essay and an updated resume using the online application portal
  • Applications are due Friday, June 9, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. EST
  • Finalists will be contacted the following week to schedule a Zoom interview
Application Materials:
  1. Essay Prompt – In 500 words or less, respond to the following: The mission of the Charleston Fellows Program is to recruit highly engaged students and then provide them with dynamic experiences, a robust network, and growth opportunities, such that they’re equipped to address critical issues and prepared to become socially responsible and transformative leaders in their chosen field and/or community. Describe the specific leadership skills you’ve developed over the past year, citing examples of how you utilized those skills and how you, as a leader, impacted your community. Then detail how you believe your membership in the Charleston Fellows Program will help you to further develop and fine-tune those specific leadership skills.
  2. Resume – Include an updated and polished resume highlighting your recent leadership experiences.

Generative AI Summer Hack Hosted by Charleston Hacks

Build, connect and learn with the Charleston Tech community.

The Event: The Charleston Summer Hacks are a community-run, 5-hour in-person hackathon focused on fostering innovation and collaboration to contribute to the growth of Charleston, South Carolina as a thriving technology hub.

When/Where: Two nights of hacking, both held at the downtown Charleston Tech Center:

  • Monday, June 12, 5-10pm – Generative AI Hackathon
  • Wednesday June 21, 5-10pm – Hack for Good

Benefits: get plugged in to the Charleston tech community, sharpen your skills, and develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.

More Details/Register: charlestonhacks.devpost.com

Conservation Voters of South Carolina Hosts a Legislative Debrief in Charleston

The Conservation Voters of South Carolina is hosting an open debrief for the Charleston community to learn more about their conservation advocacy work.

  • Meet and chat with other Charleston-based conservationists
  • Learn how environmental priorities are faring at the State House
  • Free drink ticket for each guest courtesy of CVSC

Great Fit For: ENVT / POLI / Pre-Law / Environmental conservationists / Aspiring advocates / Aficionados of state politics

When: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 5:30 PM –  7:00 PM ET

Where: Palmetto Brewing (289 Huger St, Charleston, SC)

More Details: Online at the CVSC website

Applying to Med School? Sign up for an Alumni Mentor from USC School of Medicine Greenville

The USC School of Medicine Greenville Medical Mentor Program is a group of CofC alumni and current USC SOMG medical students who want to help current CofC students navigate the med school application process.

You’ll be paired with a current USC SOMG student who will serve as a mentor throughout the application cycle.

  • Establish a one-on-one relationship with someone who understands the stress and uncertainty that comes with applying to medical school.

The Support You’ll Get: Mentors will answer your questions and assist with various aspects of the medical school application, including but not limited to: Personal statements / Interview prep / The overall AMCAS application.

  • You do not have to be applying to USC SOMG to be a part of Medical Mentors, but you should be actively applying in the current cycle.

Interested? Fill out this form to be paired with a mentor. Contact uscsomgmentors@gmail.com with questions.

Local Job with Sign-It Quick

Looking for a job? Come join the team at Sign It Quick, Inc. where we have been producing signs for the Lowcountry for years.

Sign In: The opportunity involves helping to produce a variety of signs, from the order taking to assisting in producing the graphic proof to running the vinyl layout machine, preparing the substrate and putting the sign together and laminating. This is a full-time position, though we would consider several part-time applicants as well.

Plus Sign: Benefits include fast-paced enjoyable environment with the potential for hands-on marketing experience.

Call Sign: If interested, call Frank AuCoin for all the details. 843-324-2929 after 8:30am.

Become a Students 4 Support Team Member for the Fall Semester

Become a trained S4S volunteer and help support your peers and the CofC community

The opportunity: Students 4 Support is a group of highly trained volunteers who provide their peers with nationally recognized nationally recognized emotional response techniques. Team members are trained to…

  • Provide academic, personal, and social support for students
  • Assist students in the navigation of the college environment
  • Build relationships between students, staff, and faculty
  • Foster individual development of self-reliance and self-advocacy

Great fit for: Those who are passionate about mental health / enjoy helping others / Prioritize diversity & inclusion / Are interested in becoming part of a welcoming team

  • All majors, genders, and personalities are welcome and encouraged

How to apply: Visit the S4S application page for more details. The deadline to apply for Fall ’23 semester is May 25.

Apply today to become an American Cancer Society CARES Clinic Volunteer

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is seeking CofC students to assist with a pilot cancer navigation support program, ACS CARES (Community Access to Resources, Education, and Support).

The program: A multi-channel approach that leverages digital, telephonic, and in-person support to provide direct, individualized, non-clinical assistance to improve the cancer experience. Students will provide people with cancer and caregivers non-clinical navigation support throughout the cancer journey.

Benefits: Work directly with a healthcare team, gain clinical hours, and positively impact the experience of a patient going through cancer treatment.

Timeline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the five CofC spots are filled. The program begins in September and lasts through the Spring ’24 semester.

Interested? Read below for more details, and then email ACSCARES@cancer.org for more info.

Program Overview

For nearly 30 years, ACS has viewed patient navigation as a critical strategy in reducing health disparities across the cancer continuum, with demonstrated effectiveness at removing barriers and increasing access to care through the provision of coordinated, patient-centered support.

With over 1.9M people diagnosed with cancer annually, the goal of the American Cancer Society Navigation Support Program is to provide people with cancer and caregivers direct, individualized, in-person non-clinical navigation assistance that delivers timely information to reduce distress, resources to mitigate barriers to care, and emotional support to improve the cancer experience.

ACS is looking to recruit college/graduate students to become ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteers at nearby participating health systems to provide people with cancer and caregivers non-clinical navigation support throughout the cancer journey. ACS will provide the Clinic Volunteers with support (including continuing education and technical assistance), and data collection tools to maximize project outcomes.

ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteer Role

ACS CARES: Clinic Volunteers are college/graduate students who are ACS-trained to provide people with cancer and caregivers direct, individualized, non-clinical navigation assistance throughout the cancer journey. These volunteers will be placed at health systems and will:

  • Meet with patients and/or caregivers while they are waiting for their appointment or during chemotherapy infusions Utilize the validated NCCN-based ACS social determinants of health needs assessment and distress screening tool to identify and document concerns and barriers to care in a secure platform (NurseNav)
  • Assist patients and/or caregivers draft questions to discuss with their provider Take notes for patients during clinic appointments
  • Conduct follow-up calls to assist patients and/or caregivers in accessing ACS and health care system information and resources
  • Does NOT include accessing or documenting in the health care system EMR

Volunteer Benefits

  • Time spent will count towards clinical hours
  • Course credit may be available (to be determined on a case-by-case basis)
  • Receive specialized navigation support training, including patient privacy, how to function in the health care setting, and coordinating with professional navigators
  • Have dedicated ACS staff members to field questions and provide support

Volunteer Requirements

  • One year commitment is required (academic school year) Must be available for one 4-hour shift per week
  • Additional time commitment should be allotted for volunteer meetings and continued training/education Ages 18 and up
  • Actively enrolled as a student at the partnering college/university Comfortable using technology
  • Access to a computer with reliable internet access Pass background check
  • Complete application, interview, and required ACS training plus fulfill continued learning requirements throughout volunteer term
  • Must comply with hospital-based training and health requirements (i.e., on-site training, vaccination requirements, etc.)

Training

ACS CARES Clinic Volunteers will work directly with patients, caregivers, and providers, and thus are in close contact with patient health information. Extensive training will be provided to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared to perform this role. The self-paced training curriculum is to be completed virtually over the summer prior to beginning in the clinic. There will also be one full day of in-person training which will likely occur during syllabus week. Continuing education will be provided during division meetings throughout the semester.

How to Apply

  1. Visit the ACS Volunteer Community page and select the pilot site you are interested in applying
  2. You will be prompted to complete a Volunteer Community
  3. After creating your profile, you will be able to access the
  4. Submit your application as soon as
  5. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in virtual

Please note: The application evaluation and interview process is on a rolling timeline.

Leadership Positions

Leadership opportunities will be available for experienced volunteers after the 2023-24 pilot year of the ACS CARES program concludes. These positions will work closely with ACS CARES staff to recruit, select, and manage new clinic volunteers, and facilitate communication with health care providers to expand the ACS CARES program to new clinic locations. Applications for these leadership positions will open in the spring of 2024.

Questions? Email A CSCARES@cancer.org.

FT Entry Level Bookkeeper Position with Local Logistics Company

PFP Logistics is hiring a full-time Bookkeeper right here in Charleston!

The Role: Undertake all aspects of financial management, including accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, and the development of internal control policies and procedures with company leadership.

  • Growth potential: There’s potential for the role to eventually grow into a controller position.

Great Fit For: Graduating seniors in Accounting / Finance / Economics

CofC Connection: Contact McKinley Pollard ’22 (mpollard@pfplogistics.com) to learn more about the position and the work culture.

How to Apply: On Handshake.