Apply Now to Serve as a 2023 SPECTRA LEADer

The College’s SPECTRA program is seeking outstanding students to serve as SPECTRA LEADers for the Summer II (July 8 – August 4, 2023) session.

The opportunity: LEADers are responsible for general supervision of an assigned group of SPECTRA students, serving as a role model, facilitating and planning bonding activities, enforcing policies, providing feedback, and more.

Great fit for: Students who are committed to leadership through service to others and are passionate about assisting freshman (AALANA) African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Islander students make a smooth transition from high school to college are asked to apply.

How to apply: Links to the full job description and application are available online. The Application deadline is Friday, December 16, 2022, by noon.

Honors is Hiring 2023 Peer Facilitators!

Apply to serve as a peer mentor to the class of 2027 next fall

The opportunity: BGS Peer Facilitators are a critical part of the BGS first year experience, serving as a mentor, teacher, advisor, coach, and crucial connecting link for first year students.

  • As paid student workers ($10/hr), PFs receive training from the Center for Excellence in Peer Education and get to help shape the curriculum for the next BGS class.

Benefits include: Developing leadership skills / Connecting with faculty and staff / Building community within Honors / Getting paid!

How to apply: Download the Peer Facilitator application and submit 1) the completed app, 2) your resume, and 3) unofficial transcript to Honors@cofc.edu by Wednesday, November 16 at noon.

  • Go deeper: check out the full job description below for more details.

HONS 100: Beyond George Street (BGS) Peer Facilitator Job Description

The Honors College is seeking Honors students to serve as Peer Facilitators for the HONS 100: Beyond George Street course to be taught in Fall 2023. Students will be selected based on individual BGS performance, review of the application, statement of interest, and interview.

Selected students will be required to complete the PF training course through the Center for Excellence in Peer Education during Spring 2023. The course will be offered in Express I and Express II.

Express I         MW     3:50 – 5:30pm

Express II       TR       3:45 – 5:30 pm

Students will receive 2 credit hours for the course and may choose from either of the times above.

Peer Facilitators will commit to at least 7 hours per week in Fall 2023, including class meeting time and one BGS Team meeting per week. Students will be paid $10/hour.

The Peer Facilitator Application Deadline is Wednesday, November 16th at noon. Applications can be downloaded directly from the HUB and should be submitted to Honors@cofc.edu as pdfs.

Peer Facilitator Requirements:

  • Member of the Honors College in good standing
  • Either currently enrolled or completed Honors First Year Experience (BGS and Honors Engaged)
  • Availability to take Spring 2023 Express training course at one of the times listed above
  • Attend Spring 2023 retreat (to be held on one of the first three Saturdays/Sundays in April)
  • Attend Fall 2023 retreat which will be held the Thursday before the 1st day of class
  • Willingness to plan Fall 2023 schedule to accommodate Honors BGS (this includes keeping the time for our weekly team meeting open and keeping the period before and after the assigned class meeting time open)
  • No more than 15 hours of course load in Fall 2023 (negotiable in some cases)
  • No more than 15 hours of outside activities – including other jobs/clubs/sports

Preference will be given to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Those with a GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Those with exemplary work when they were BGS students
  • Those who plan to take no more than 15 hours in Fall 2023
  • Those who have reasonable time commitments in Fall 2023 that do not detract from BGS PF responsibilities

Internship Opportunity at 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 submit your resume here! by December 21st, 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 here, by December 21st, 2022. Learn more about KCG through their 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/).

The Launchpad for Success Program is Hiring a Student as a Peer Coach

The Office of Institutional Diversity is looking for an additional peer coach for its Launchpad for Success program.

The opportunity: Peer coaches will work for up to 10 hours per week creating lesson plans, facilitating coaching sessions, generally serving as a peer mentor

  • Launchpad for Success (LP4S) is a two-year career development program that emphasizes mentoring, financial literacy, professional/personal development and experiential learning with a particular focus on AALANA students

Benefits: The position is a paid position and is a great way for upperclassmen to gain leadership experience.

How to apply: Review the full job description below and then fill out an application by November 11.

Launchpad for Success Peer Coach
Job Description

About Launchpad for Success

Launchpad was created in the fall of 2020 by OID (in partnership the Center for Excellence in Peer Education, the Career Center and the Office of Multicultural Services) to address equity gaps in mentoring, career development and experiential learning among freshmen and sophomores (especially African American, Latino/a, Asian and Native American) at the College of Charleston. After a two-year building process, the program is welcoming its first cohort of students (led by peer coaches) this fall. Visit go.cofc.edu/launchpad to learn more about the program.

Position: Peer Coach

Hours: Up to 10 hrs. a week

Pay: $10.00/hour

Reports To: OID Program Coordinator

Close Date: Nov. 11

Criteria

  • Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a rising junior or senior by the time of employment
  • Able to commit to serving in OID’s Launchpad for Success program for one academic year (Fall and Spring)
  • Ability to develop rapport with Launchpad students, OID staff and other campus stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of the College of Charleston including academic support resources
  • Serve as a positive role model by demonstrating ethical behavior and good judgment
  • Successful completion of TEDU 205, Exploring Leadership: Building Peer Facilitation Skills during Express course sessions (if not already completed), preferably prior to employment

Duties

  • Create lesson plans aligned with themes and outcomes in Launchpad’s program sequence for monthly peer coaching sessions
  • Facilitate monthly peer coaching sessions for assigned cohort during the fall and spring semesters using lesson plans created
  • Provide 1:1 peer-to-peer coaching for assigned cohort by appointment or drop-in basis (at discretion of Peer Coach)
  • Routinely encourage Launchpad students to participate in planned program activities and make use of campus resources (communication method at Peer Coach’s discretion)
  • When appropriate, share knowledge of academic resources offered by CofC and refer students to seek additional assistance as needed
  • Under advisement of Launchpad’s graduate assistant, maintain tracking system of program engagement for assigned student cohort
  • Attend bi-weekly Launchpad team meetings for updates on student progress, troubleshooting, idea sharing, etc.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Desired Skills

  • Great communicator with compassion and empathy for others
  • Good time management skills
  • Willingness to receive constructive feedback
  • Creative/critical thinker
  • Reliable, tactful, and professional
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions and meet established deadlines
  • Interest in helping others to discover their potential
  • Experience working or communicating with individuals from a diverse background a plus
  • Working knowledge about academic and co-curricular resources and opportunities at CofC

Benefits of Participation

  • Develop a personal coaching style
  • Further develop essential competencies like communication, teamwork, leadership, organization, analysis, and problem solving
  • Increase your network of peers and staff across campus
  • Hourly paid position

Performance Standards

  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA each semester of employment
  • End of Semester Performance Review

Support from OID Staff

  • Departmental Orientation
  • Necessary program information and resources to assist peer coaches in completing assignments
  • Bi-weekly team meetings to answer questions, share ideas and help troubleshoot as issues arise
  • Open door policy for questions, concerns, etc.

Please apply Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3eKuOISevswy9puSuI74RL1ryKbNYHeOccSvwKjnDVMbI7g/viewform

Become a Peer Career Advisor

The Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) serve as the first point of contact for the Career Center.

PCA’s primary duty is to meet one-on-one with undergraduate students during Drop-In Hours to review resumes and cover letters, offering advice and assistance within Career Center guidelines. Occasionally, PCAs may also assist graduate students and alumni up to 3 years after graduation.

This is a great opportunity to develop your own personal and professional skills in communication, leadership, teamwork, and more, while supporting your peers in their own career readiness.

Here is the link to the Peer Career Advisor (PCA) role on Handshake (job #7144874) – applications are open until November 30th, 2022! Please submit a resume and cover letter.

First-Gens in Tech 2022

HubSpot’s annual First-Gens in Tech Event is an experience for first-generation individuals interested in learning more about what it really means to work in the tech industry.

The tech industry continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries globally, and there are so many job opportunities in tech just waiting to be filled.

This year’s event will focus on helping students understand which roles will help them break into tech, learn how to combat and overcome imposter syndrome, and gain tips to help them land their first job in tech!

This event will take place Online Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

To register and learn more, please click here!

Compensation 101 Alumni Panel

Compensation 101: How Employers Determine Your Worth, How to Negotiate & Alumni Mega Panel. 

Next Wednesday, October 26th, the Career Center is hosting an Alumni panel discussing compensation for employment opportunities.

This event is open to all students and is from 5:00pm to 7:30pm in Stern Ballroom.

This opportunity is great for all students, specifically students expecting job offers in the coming year.

This will be a great way to learn about the reality of life after college and understand what makes a competitive employment offer. Students will also learn from Alumni as they share insights on their companies, what goes into an offer letter, and other perks students should be on the lookout for!

To register for this event, please click here!

Learn About Careers with BMW

BMW Virtual Information Session on Tuesday, October 25 from 9:40 am -10:40 am. 

This is a great opportunity for any student who did not get to speak to BMW at the Career Fair.

Last year, 2022 Honors College Graduate, Harrison Todd, began working at BMW after he graduated from the College.

Below can be found the meeting information. For any additional questions, please reach out to Professor Affonso.

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