Archive | August, 2019

Boren Awards Application Now Available!

What: Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. A list of eligible countries can be found here. Applicants must be matriculated in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program located within the United States and accredited by a body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time of application. They must remain matriculated in an undergraduate degree program for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete.

How to Apply: The online application can be found here. If you have any questions or would like more information about the application process, please contact our on-campus representative Sarah Simmonite at or (843) 953-7059.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5 pm EST

Posted on August 28, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

Lead Generation Internship for Life Science Firm

Phlegar & Associates is seeking a lead generation intern to perform research on behalf of a life sciences company. The position could also be split between two interns, each working 4-6 hours per week. The intern(s) will call physician practices, making it ideal for someone familiar with clinical topics and/or is a science major. The position pays $12-$15/hour. A set weekly schedule can be determined based on the candidate’s availability during the week. This position is available immediately.

Contact at Kathy Phlegar at with any questions or to indicate your interest in applying.


Posted on August 26, 2019 in Internships & Jobs

Paid Internship Opportunity at Knowledge Capital Group

Knowledge Capital Group [KCG] seeks a dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented student with a healthy desire to grow in a challenging, respectful, and diversified work environment.  Qualified candidates will be eager to gain experience by taking on tasks that support the full scope of firm operations. Responsibilities will include general office management duties, supporting staff on client deliverable production, addressing inbound queries via phone and in-person, conducting industry research and analysis, and other tasks as needed. The Intern will interface with all members of the team and will report directly to Chrissie Hamilton, Consultant.

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  • Enrolled as a Senior in the College of Charleston Honors College
  • Graphic design and web development experience a plus
  • Business writing experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products; experience with MS Outlook a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated organization skills and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work under deadlines/time constraints

 This position would be scheduled for between 8-12 hours/week on average

 To apply, please send you resume to Misty Antonacci (CofC Honors Class of 2019), Learn more about KCG here:

Posted on August 26, 2019 in Internships & Jobs

Voter Registration For SC College Students

Who can register?
In order to vote, South Carolina law requires one must first register to vote at least 30 days prior to the election. To be eligible to register in South Carolina you MUST:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be at least eighteen years old on or before the next election
  • be a resident of South Carolina, this county and precinct
  • not be under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
  • not be confined in any public prison resulting from a conviction of a crime
  • have never been convicted of a felony or offense against the election laws OR if previously convicted, have served the entire sentence, including probation or parole, or have received a pardon for the conviction.

There is no length of residency requirement in South Carolina in order to register to vote. You can register at any time.

Options for college students 
If you are from in state, have a current SC driver’s license or DMV ID, and would like to register and vote at your South Carolina college address, you can….
  • Register Online as directed. First update with your college street address. You may revert back to your home address after an election. Make sure to also enter your mailing address if you use a campus post office box.
  • You can also check to see if you are already registered to vote and request to vote absentee by mail from your home address.

If you are from out of state and want to register to vote or vote absentee in your home state, you can access a national online voter registration form and get information about absentee voting from Rock the Vote or TurboVote.If you are from out of state and you would like to register and vote at your South Carolina college address, or if you are from in state and do not have a SC driver’s license or DMV ID, you need to…

Voter registration closes 30 days prior to any election. For example, the voter registration deadline for a November 5th election would be October 5th.

More information is available here and here.

Posted on August 22, 2019 in Announcements & Events

Part-time lab aide position at Hollings Cancer Center

A part-time lab aide position is currently available in the O’Bryan laboratory in the Department of Cell & Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics within MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center.

This position will involve performing routine laboratory duties including the following:

  • Washing and sterilization of laboratory glassware
  • Preparation of routine solutions and laboratory materials
  • Preparation of bacterial media and culture plates
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Assistance with routine experimental procedures including, but not limited to, PCR, plasmid isolations, cell culture, etc.
  • Maintenance of electronic laboratory records

Prior experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology methods is desired. It is anticipated that this position will entail 10-15 hrs per week. Hours of work are flexible. For information, please contact: John P. O’Bryan, Ph.D., at

Posted on August 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Neurobiology of Speech Recognition Research Opportunity

The Hearing Research Program at MUSC is offering a research opportunity for an ongoing research study on the neurobiology of speech recognition in older adults (PI: Kenny Vaden). This opportunity will involve the collection of cognitive and audiological measures, in addition to neuroimaging data, to better understand why older adults experience speech recognition difficulties. Students will have the opportunity to learn about 1) participant recruitment, screening, and informed consent for a neuroimaging study; 2) data collection activities that include behavioral assessment and neuroimaging at the MRI scanner; 3) data organization and quality control; and 4) scientific communication.

Additional information about our research is available here and here. For additional information about this position, please contact Dr. Kenny Vaden at

Posted on August 19, 2019 in Research

Neuroscience of Addiction Research Opportunity

A position is available to study the effects of abused drugs like alcohol and heroin using rodent models. Current projects are investigating the epigenetic mechanisms that underlie stress-induced alcohol drinking and relapse to heroin use. Volunteers will have the chance to learn fluorescent microscopy, immunohistochemistry, brain slicing, data analysis, and more.

For more information, contact Ethan Anderson, Ph.D. via email at

Posted on August 19, 2019 in Research

Nominate a CofC Honors student for the Jill Conway Award

This award was established by Jill Conway to recognize a current Honors College student who has demonstrated engagement, personal growth, curiosity, and leadership. The award recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

This is the first year that a student will be honored with the Jill Conway Award. Jill Conway was an employee of the College of Charleston from 1984 until her retirement in 2017. Jill joined the Honors College (formerly Honors Program) staff in 1996 as the Office Manager and retired as Assistant Director for Student Services. Thanks to Jill’s efforts and dedication to students, the Honors College experience now extends beyond the classroom.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • A student can receive this award only once.
  • A nominee can be any current student in the Honors College.
  • Nominations can be from faculty, staff or students, but self-nominations are not allowed.
  • Selection criteria will include the nominee’s quality, scope, and level of engagement and leadership in the Honors College, as well as future commitment and potential for future achievement.

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Nomination and Selection Procedure

Part I.  Nominations will be accepted until September 16, 2019 through the following link: Conway Award Nomination Form

Part II. Student nominees will be contacted via email, and the following additional support materials will be requested.

  • Resume
  • Written Statement (max. 500 words; must be typed) to address the following:
    • Describe a leadership role you have had in the Honors College.
    • What did the leadership role mean to you?
    • Describe the impact it had on the Honors community and/or to the campus.
    • How will you continue to be engaged in the Honors College or the greater community as a whole?

Posted on August 15, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

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