Seminars on Human Rights, Security & Defense, and Cybersecurity

The Mroz Global Leadership Institute is hosting a series of seminars led by foreign service officer Caroline Croft from the State Department. Croft will invite colleagues for remote conversations about human rights, security and defense, and cybersecurity.

Croft will also have a workshop on foreign service for interested students and will be available for mentoring and advising session throughout the week.

 

5pm, Monday, Sept 26 – Seminar on human rights with Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy RFK Center for Human Rights.  

5pm, Tuesday, Sept 27 – Workshop on foreign service careers with Caroline Croft, State Department. 

5pm, Wednesday, Sept 27 – Discussion on defense and security with Congresswoman Jane Harman.

5pm, Thursday, Sept 28 – Discussion on cybersecurity with Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, who is currently the US lead negotiator on a UN Cybercrime Treaty

For more information, check out the Mroz Global Leadership Institute website!

Supply Chain Management, Financial Planning, Business Technology Platforms, & More!

SAP is hosting ‘Day in the Life’ sessions for a variety of their positions.

SAP is an interdisciplinary company that offers a wide variety of services, including Enterprise Resource Training, Financial Planning, Business Technology Platform, Supply Chain Management, and Human Capital Management.

The ‘Day in the Life’ sessions will give interested students an in-depth look at what a career with SAP looks like. Check out the sessions to learn more!

Check out the following Day in the Life Sessions:

Day in the Life of an SAP Developer Date: 20 September 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom 

Day in the Life of an SAP UX Designer Date: 27 September 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom 

Day in the Life of an SAP Support Engineer Date: 3 October 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom 

Day in the Life of an SAP Data Scientist Date: 4 October 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom

Day in the Life of an SAP Services Delivery Consultant Date: 11 October 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom 

Day in the Life of an SAP Services Delivery Consultant Date: 18 October 2022 Time: 5pm EST Location: Zoom

Day in the Life of an SAP Sales Rep Date: 19 October 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom

Day in the Life of an SAP Support Engineer Date: 20 October 2022 Time: 6pm EST Location: Zoom

Learn more about SAP here!

Goldwater Scholarship Applications are Now Open!

Applications for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship are open for submission!

The characteristics the Foundation seeks in a Goldwater Scholar include a strong commitment to a research career in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering; effective display of intellectual intensity in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering; and potential for a significant future contribution to research in the student’s chosen field.

The timeline for the application is as follows:

  • Pre-application: October 28th, 2022, 5 PM EST
  • Internal: November 28th, 2022, 5 PM EST
  • National: January 27, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

For more information and to complete the pre-application, visit the Goldwater Scholarship website.

Interested students should also schedule an appointment with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at nationalawards@cofc.edu to learn more about the application process and selection criteria.

Become a Paid Academic Support Tutor

Capabilities LLC is an academic support center located in West Ashley, 15 minutes away from the college campus and directly on a bus route. Capabilities LLC is seeking warm, professional, and talented individuals from various educational backgrounds to serve our families. Capabilities LLC supports students of all ages, academic areas, and learning abilities.

This opportunity is open on a rolling basis and has the following benefits (and many more):

  •  Pay is between $18-23 per hour with highly flexible hours (build a personalized schedule around classes and extracurricular obligations)
  • Internship and/or service hours for students who are looking to supplement their professional resumes
  • Presence of two hypoallergenic emotional support puppies

For any questions or application information, please email valerie.momentum@capabilitiesllc.com or call at (843) 608-9711

Internship opportunity with local consulting firm Knowledge Capital Group

Local healthcare consulting firm 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.

The opportunity: Responsibilities will include general office management duties, supporting staff on client deliverable production, 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 Honors alumna Misty Antonacci, Consultant.

Great fit for: Students interested in marketing, communications, business administration, mathematics, public health.

The benefits: Gain dynamic experience in a professional environment and hone your skills in marketing, business writing, communication, and more.

  • Honors Connection: There’s also potential for long-term, post-grad success with the company. Several Honors students who have interned with the company in the past excelled in their roles and were ultimately hired on as full-time employees upon graduation.

How to apply: Read below for qualification and compensation details, then email your resume to Honors alumna Lauren Ollis (lollis@knowledgecapitalgroup.com) by September 15, 2022.

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as a Senior [preferred] or Junior in the College of Charleston Honors College
  • Marketing and graphic design 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

Compensation: $11.50/hour Between 8-12 hours/week on average

To apply: Please send your resume to Lauren Ollis, lollis@knowledgecapitalgroup.com, by September 15, 2022. Learn more about KCG through our website (knowledgecapitalgroup.com), or read about KCG’s history with the Honors College here (https://blogs.cofc.edu/honors/2020/12/10/cofc-honors-student-is-4th-to-intern-for-knowledge-capital-group/).

 

Learn the essentials of research and earn HONS credit with a brand-new HONS 102 course

A new pilot Honors course exposes students to the world of collaborative research between College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina.

The course: A one-credit HONS 102 class taught as an Express II course (runs from Oct. 10-Nov. 29). The class will meet on Wednesdays from 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

  • Go deeper: The course will be taught by Dr. Suzanne Craig, DVM, past-chair of the MUSC Department of Comparative Medicine and past-director of MUSC’s Division of Laboratory Animal Resources.

What you’ll learn: Students will be introduced to the rules and regulations regarding pre-clinical (computer, cells, animal research) research, with substantive discussions about the ethics of research, research authorship, recordkeeping, and research conduct.

The benefits: The perfect way for aspiring student researchers to learn about the expectations of research, prepare themselves for the laboratory environment, and set themselves up as competitive candidates for research positions at MUSC and beyond.

Great fit for: The course is open to all Honors students interested in conducting pre-clinical research in a laboratory setting, particularly those who may not yet have any formal research experience. A terrific opportunity for those interested in conducting research at MUSC.

How to enroll: Interested students are encouraged to fill out this survey. The course will meet weekly for an hour-and-a-half on Wednesdays from 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

MUSC Undergraduate Research Technician Opportunity

 

The Research: The Madan lab has an opening for a motivated undergraduate to participate in leading research on Protein Kinases and Phosphatases.

Qualifications: Interested students should have taken foundational chemistry lab course(s) and have experience in making lab reagents. Knowledge of protein purification will be useful. Selected students will also be trained in analyzing protein structure/functional assays.

Benefits: Students will develop skills in protein biochemistry and biophysics. Selected students can also join computational structural biology projects. Learned skills will prepare students for Grad-school and be the foundational toolkit for any proteins-based projects in the future.

Commitment: The initial position will be for the fall semester, September-December 2022, and will be extended depending on the student’s growth and availability. Working hours can be made flexible to accommodate the applicant’s studies, you will spend about 15 hours/week in the lab at MUSC.

Who Can Apply: Applicants should be of senior standing or recent graduate with coursework in biochemistry.

How to Apply: Please contact Dr. Lalima K. Madan at ahujal@musc.edu with application materials, including; a letter of interest, transcripts, and names of two references.

MUSC Microbiology and Immunology Research Opportunity

The Ferreira Lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC is recruiting bright and motivated students to assist with future research projects.

The Research: researchers will engineer cellular therapies for treating cancer and autoimmunity using chimeric antigen receptors.

Benefits: Students will be trained on a wide variety of techniques during this research process.

Commitment: The schedule for this opportunity is flexible, but requires at least a minimum of 12 hours per week.

Who Can Apply: Any student, regardless of experience, but preference will be given to Biology or related majors.

How to Apply: For all interested students, please email your CV, a short bio about yourself, and your career aspirations to robino@musc.edu and cochraru@musc.edu.