Meet with Honors Alumna Elizabeth Roberts ’14 for a Coffee Conversation

Honors alumna Elizabeth Roberts ’14, currently a PhD candidate in sociology, will be back on campus for a casual conversation with students.

The Event: Thursday, February 2, 4:30 – 5:30 in the Honors Center (6 Green Way).

The Speaker: Elizabeth Roberts is pursuing a PhD in sociology from Virginia Tech, with a focus on race and ethnicity, immigration, higher education, and social justice.  She has conducted research into non-profit organizations serving immigrants and refugees, developed numerous college admissions practices that promote racial equity and justice, and has taught courses on race relations in the United States.

  • Bonus Connection: Prior to pursuing a PhD, Elizabeth spent several years working as an admissions counselor for the Honors College, and helped to welcome many of you to campus!

Great Fit For: Community-focused sociologists / Social justice advocates / Students considering PhD programs / Bonner Leaders (she’s an alum!) / Liverpool F.C. fans

How to Register: Sign up here to join the conversation. All CofC Students are welcome.

Media Content and Creation Interest Meeting

Have you ever considered a position at a Media Agency? Luquire, a Charlotte-based Media Agency, has positions available for a summer internship.

This is a great opportunity for any juniors or seniors wanting to work in the world of media creation and curation.

Luquire is looking for curious students who are passionate about brand storytelling. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure across multiple media-related disciplines.

Luquire is holding a virtual open house on Feb. 16th where Honors Alumni Maggie Carpenter is presenting for the Content Team.

Comprehensive details can be found on the Luquire site:

Please reach out to Maggie Carpenter with any additional questions at

Become a Charleston 40 Tour Guide Today!

Charleston 40 is recruiting new Tour Guides!

Charleston 40, College of Charleston’s Tour Guide Association, is currently looking for new members. The purpose of Charleston 40 is to provide tours, represent the campus to any interested person(s), and facilitate the needs of the Office of Admissions. Charleston 40 holds bi-weekly meetings, and new guides are required to give 1 tour per week.

For any students interested, please complete this Google Form by February 3rd.

For any questions, please reach out to Eliza Frankel!

Become a Peer Advisor with the Academic Advising and Planning Center

The Academic Advising and Planning Center is looking for three Peer Advisors for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. Peer advisors may either start this summer or next fall.

This is a great leadership opportunity for any student; no experience required, Peer Advisors will be trained by the Academic Advising and Planning Center.

The deadline to apply for this position is February 3th at 11:59pm. Students interested will need to provide two letters of recommendation; one from a professor and one from a former employer. Letters of recommendation may be submitted here.

Check out more information and how to apply here!

Motivational Speaker Chris Singleton to Speak with Students

Join the College’s Entrepreneurship Program and the Honors College in welcoming special guest speak Chris Singleton to a public talk for students!

The Talk: Thursday, Feb 2 from 9:25am-10:40am in Wells Fargo Auditorium, Beatty Center.

The Speaker: Chris Singletonis a former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Following the loss of his mother in a racially motivated mass shooting, Chris has become an inspirational speaker and best-selling author who has shared his message of unity and racial reconciliation with over 100 organizations and over 30,000 students annually.

Great fit For: Open to all students and CofC community members!

How to Attend: No registration necessary; For additional information, please reach out to Professor Affonso at

Apply to Capgemini Invent’s EPIC program!

Applications to Capgemini Invent‘s EPIC (Empowering Potential Invent-ors and Consultants) program are now OPEN!

EPIC is focused on providing undergraduate sophomore students who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, etc.) the opportunity to be exposed to the world of management consulting.

Through this program, chosen participants will have the opportunity to network with consultants and leaders at Invent, learn tips and tricks for acing case interviews, and strengthen their business skillset. For more information on what the program will consist of, feel free to reach out to There will bean information session for all applicants with more details about the program and interview tips. Interviews will take place late February – March.EPIC is open to undergraduate sophomores, with a graduation date between December 2024 – August 2025.Apply here:

Gilman Scholarship supports study abroad for students with limited financial means

Gilman International ScholarshipThe U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide that start between May 1, 2021, to April 30, 2022. This cycle encompasses Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Academic Year 2023-2024, and Spring 2023 programs.

Applicants who are studying a critical need language while abroad can apply for a supplemental award of up to $3,000, for a combined total of $8,000. The Critical Need Language Award is competitive and offered to a limited number of Gilman scholars each year.

The application is now live and available online at

Applications due Thursday, March 9th, 2023 at 11:59pm EST.

Questions or application help? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards,