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

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 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 with any questions.

Charleston Fellows Program Application
Current Honors Students


  • Rising Honors College rising sophomore (rising juniors may petition for consideration by emailing
  • 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.

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.

Mental Health, Spirituality, and Our Awakened Brain Event

Are you curious about the role of spirituality on mental health and wellness?

Join Quest in Recovery and Synchronicity for a Cinco de Mayo mental health and wellness event at Synchronicity with special guest, Dr. Lisa Miller of Columbia University, founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute

This event takes place on May 5th, 2023, from 8:00am to 9:00am, at Synchronicity 1513 Mathis Ferry Rd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.

During this hour-long workshop, Dr. Miller will dive deeply into her pioneering research which merges psychological science with spirituality, discuss the quantifiable effects of spirituality on health, resilience, and thriving, and provides some of the practices she has used with US Military officials, government and business leaders, teachers, and healthcare workers to achieve what she terms a “quest orientation”.  Whether you already know the value of a spiritual orientation in building and maintaining your mental and emotional wellbeing, or are interested to learn more, don’t miss this incredible event.

Options to attend in-person or virtually are available. Learn more and RSVP here!

Contact Luke Shirley for any additional information.

Rev Up SC 2023

Looking for a career in STEM? Rev Up SC is dedicated to connecting STEM students to their future careers.

Rev Up SC participants are connected with…

  • Access to mentorship, networking, and internship opportunities from top employers in our state, including employer sponsors BMW, Fastenal, Milliken, & Blue Cross Blue Shield!
  • The chance to earn a $1,000, $2,000, or even $3,000 stipend to put toward cost-of-living expenses so that you can enjoy an amazing internship next year!
  • Top-notch career and professional readiness training to become more competitive in the job market.
  • Chance to be recognized at a state-wide award ceremony!

All rising junior/senior STEM majors are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about Rev Up SC and apply here!


City of Charleston Seeking Service-minded Individuals to Apply to Local AmeriCorps VISTA Program

The Charleston Area Service Collaborative is comprised of 20 non-profits all dedicated to fighting poverty and providing opportunities for their clients. Americorps has opportunities in the areas of Health, Economic Opportunity, and Education. For all positions, Americorps is seeking motivated individuals who are ready to serve.

All sites provide an excellent professional development opportunity, and we look forward to finding the right fit for you! Sites are focused on mentoring, financial empowerment, criminal justice, racial equality, pediatric cancer, health initiatives, and more.

Through activities such as fundraising, grant writing, research, and volunteer recruitment, VISTA members will gain professional experience and leadership skills and receive a modest stipend for their work. Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible – although most positions require a bachelor’s degree or some college!

Students may learn more about the positions available and apply here!

Graduate School Application Q&A

Dr. Geslain and Joelle Reich are hosting a Grad School Application Q&A on Monday, April 3rd, at 6:00pm in RITA 152.

Joelle is a Senior at CofC majoring in Biology and minoring in Biomedical Physics. Joelle will start her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Rutgers University next fall.

The Q&A will be centered around applying to Ph.D. programs and preparing for interviews.

All students are welcome – underclassmen planning on joining a graduate program are specifically encouraged to attend!

Please reach out to Dr. Geslain for more information!