Maroon Mentoring – Marketing Strategist Steve Logue – Feb. 27

Join Professor Affonso on Monday, February 27th to hear from Google Android Marketing Strategist Steve Logue.

Steve Logue is Head of Android Marketing Strategy at Google, where he looks after GTM plans and ecosystem partnerships globally. He is also an External Advisor at Bain & Co in the telco practice.

Prior to these roles, he worked 25 years in the mobile communications sector in the US, Latin America, Europe, and China. He was founder and CEO of Virgin Mobile Latin America, partnering with Sir Richard Branson and PE investors to build a mobile startup across the region.

Steve will be speaking in Beatty 320 on Monday, February 27th, from 10:00 to 10:50. All Honors Students are welcome to attend!

South Carolina Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting

The South Carolina Academy of Sciences (SCAS) will be having their Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at MUSC.

The Annual Meeting provides a venue for Graduate and Undergraduate Students (SCAS) to present their research and win scholarships.

Dr. Lori McMahon, MUSC Vice President for Research, will be the Plenary Speaker for the 2023 Annual Meeting.

Abstracts are being accepted until Friday, February 24, 2023, from Undergraduate and Graduate Students for Oral and Poster Presentations.

The deadline to register for the SCAS Annual Meeting is Saturday, March 4, 2023

For more information, please visit here!

Become a Student Ambassador and Help Recruit Students of Color and First-Gen Students to CofC!

The Office of Admissions’ Student Ambassador Organization is looking for new student ambassadors to join their team!

The Program: Student Ambassadors is a BIPOC/AALANA student-led organization within the Office of Admissions which focuses on the recruitment and retention of students of color and first-generation students to the College of Charleston.

What Ambassadors Do: Host high school students overnight for a program called MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visitor Experience) and for Minority Male Initiative (MMI); give campus tours; help out at Accepted Students’ Day.

How to Apply: The application form and instructions are available on Google Forms; the application closes on Wednesday, February 15 at 5 p.m. with interviews to follow on Feb. 17/18.

Cougar Changemaker Project Submissions

The Changemaker Program aims to empower students to create innovative sustainability initiatives.

Each semester the Center for Sustainable Development provides guidance and funding up to $5,000 to bring these sustainability ideas to life! Past projects have included a composting program for the dorms, new rain barrels, the new solar pavilion located behind the library, and the hammocks located at river green.

The call for Interest Forms is now open and due Friday, February 17. Students are highly encouraged to submit this form as they will be assigned a case manager to help them turn their idea into a full proposal that is due April 7.

If not submitted, students are still welcome to turn in their proposals on the assigned date.

Please reach out to the Center for Sustainable Development for more information!

7th Annual German-American Business Summit

The German-American Business Summit on February 8th, 2023 in the Stern Center Ballroom will provide a unique opportunity to connect with German companies in the Southeastern US that are seeking to establish stronger ties to undergraduate education in the region.

The event consists of a job and internship expo, keynote presentations and panel discussions from business leaders on pressing issues in German-American industry, and a networking reception. Both of the day’s main events provide extensive opportunities for networking. This event is intended for any student with a global orientation that wants to work in industry or rehearse and work on how to interact with and explore job opportunities.


Beatty Center – School of Business – 5 Liberty Street

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Job & Internship Expo

Stern Center Ballroom – 4th Floor – 71 George Street 

1:30 – 2:00 PM: Conference Check-In

2:00 – 2:10 PM: Welcome, Dr. Andrew Hsu, President, College of Charleston

2:10 – 2:15 PM: Welcome – Summit Sponsor, Mercedes-Benz Vans – Patric Goettsches, Executive VP and Head of Body and Paint Shop

2:15 – 2:20 PM: Keynote Introduction – Dr. Morgan Koerner, Chair, Department of German and Russian Studies, College of Charleston

2:20 – 3:20 PM: Keynote Address –Jody Resnick, Vice President Revenue North America, Enlighted/Siemens, “A Lower Carbon Future: Corporate Responsibility through Technology at Siemens”

3:20 – 3:45 PM: Coffee and Networking

3:45 – 3:50 PM: Panel Discussion Introduction: Dr. Sebastian van Delden, Dean and Professor, School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering

3:50 – 5:15 PM: Panel Discussion: “Clean Future Innovations: Circular Economy, Decarbonization, E-mobility and Clean Energy Production in German-American Industry”

Knudt Flor, Senior Vice President for Innovation and Industry Engagement, the College of Charleston
Oliver Haase, Senior Vice President for Purchasing, BMW MC USA  
David Stenström, Vice President and Plant manager Manufacturing Americas at Volvo Cars
Danny Kassis, Vice President for Customer Relations and Renewables, Dominion Energy
Marcel Schaefer, Senior Program Coordinator at Fraunhofer USA
Marcus Groeger, Senior Vice President and Technical Plant Manager, Bosch
Andreas Niedermeier, Managing Partner at P3 USA Inc.
The President’s House – 6 Glebe Street
5:15 PM Networking Reception

Register for either or both events here!

For more information, visit the event’s website.

2023 Student Entrepreneur of the Year

The Center for Entrepreneurship is looking for applications for the College of Charleston “2023 Student Entrepreneur of the Year.” The winner will be recognized on April 12th at the Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Hour and receive an award of $1,000 to help grow their business.

Any full-time enrolled student at the College of Charleston is invited to apply by the Sunday, February 12, 2023 deadline.

Students can apply here!

Additionally, Student entrepreneurs are also eligible to join the Founders Club to help students launch and grow their enterprises by bringing in noted entrepreneurs for mentoring and advice. The Founders Club’s next meeting is this Wednesday, February 1 from 5:00-6:00 in Beatty 120 (the Impact X room on the ground floor of the School of Business).

Present Your Work at the CofC Expo in April

CofC Expo 2023 is back! Showcase student research, creative activities, and community service projects from across campus.

This is a perfect opportunity for students to share their highly impressive undertakings with the local community and gain public presentation experience that will be valuable for future endeavors.

CofC Expo 2022 is scheduled for Thursday, April 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in TD Arena (301 Meeting Street). This event is free and open to the public.

Want to participate? Submit an abstract to be considered. The deadline to submit an abstract is Wednesday, February 15.

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!