Technology Commercialization Internship Program.

Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program.

The Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Technology Commercialization Internship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to explore and contribute to projects that lie at the intersection of business and technology like machine learning, artificial intelligence, computing, data science, and biofuels. Students undergo intensive training as they join the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) world-class national laboratory system, boost entrepreneurial thinking, and explore market opportunities.

Internships will be for 10-12 consecutive weeks beginning on or about June 5, 2023. Alternate dates may be considered depending on your class schedules and facility schedules.

As a program participant, you will:

  • Participate in and contribute to OTT mission-related research, technical and policy activities under the guidance of technology transfer experts and/or OTT staff.
  • Learn and collaborate with Technology Transfer specialists at DOE national laboratories working on commercialization efforts related to the OTT mission, and establish long-term relationships between yourself, technology transfer experts, and OTT staff.
  • Gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development.
  • Enhance your education and training in OTT-related fields and increase your future marketability in these disciplines.

Program Benefits

  • Stipend: $750 per week
  • Virtual appointments – no relocation required
  • In-person closing ceremony that provides interns an opportunity to showcase their summer projects – Travel arrangements and reimbursement will be provided.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 16th, 2023.

Students may learn more here!

For additional information, there is a Zoom Info session being held on December 6th at 2:00pm. Students may register here!

Honors Business Program Hosts its First Ever Annual Meeting

Are you a student in Honors Business Program? Or considering a degree within the school of business? Learn how to get the most out of your Honors experience. Join us for the first ever:

Annual Meeting of the Honors Business Program
Wednesday, November 30, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Auditorium (Beatty 115)

This event will feature the following topics:

  • Scholarship programs
  • Graduate programs
  • Career service/Internships
  • Study abroad programs
  • And much more

Representatives from each department and program at the School of Business will be there to talk with you at and after the meeting. The Associate Dean of the School of Business, Dr. Messal and the Associate Dean of the Honors College, Dr. Ganaway will also join us.

No reservation necessary. ALL Honors students are welcome. Even if you are not a business major/minor or have not declared your major/minor, you are invited.

For more details contact Dr. Hao-Chen Liu, Director of the Honors Business Program (LiuH@cofc.edu).

Osgood Center for International Studies Opportunities

Osgood Center for International Studies Opportunities

The Osgood Center for International Studies has two opportunities available for students of all majors!

The International Studies Program is pleased to announce, together with the School of Languages, Cultures, & World Affairs that the application process for a great opportunity to learn more about global leadership and to engage in professional development in 2023 is now open.

The Osgood Center for International Studies in Washington DC has partnered with CofC to make it possible for a select number of students from the College to attend their Leadership Program in January 2023.

The Osgood Center for International Studies is also selecting candidates for a professional development program the Osgood Center is offering in the spring and summer.

The deadline for the Osgood Center Leadership Institute is November 21, 2022. The deadline for the professional development program is January 1, 2023.

You can also find the application links for both programs here:

Leadership Program – https://internationalstudies.cofc.edu/for-international-studies-students/osgood-center-for-international-studies.php

Professional Development Program – https://internationalstudies.cofc.edu/for-international-studies-students/osgood-center-for-international-studies-professional-development-program.php

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/).

Goldman Sachs Lunch Event

Representatives from Goldman Sachs will be visiting the Business School as part of the School of Business Investment Program’s Goldman Sachs Day event.

The Representatives would like to meet with underrepresented groups on campus to illuminate the need for increased diversity in the industry and point participants to opportunities available to underrepresented groups.

This event will take place in the Tate Gallery (School of Business – 5 Liberty Street) from 12:00pm t0 1:30pm on November 9th.

Lunch will be provided. Students can sign up for the event using the link here!

 

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!

SC Innovates Pitch Competition

Participate in the 3rd Annual SC Innovates Pitch Competition!

The SC Innovates Pitch Competition is an Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition containing multiple colleges and universities across the state of South Carolina.

Students may participate in teams of 1 to 4 students. Teams work together to create new venture models. There is over $10,000 available in cash prizes for winning teams.

Check out a description of the competition below:

Phase 1 Submission Deadline:  Pitch Deck + Pitch Video = due by 10/30/2022 (11:59pm ET)

  1. Students must fill out a simple official entry form and Email their completed slide deck to aburkemper@coker.edu before the deadline
  2. 5 Slide Pitch Deck
  • Slide 1:  Title Slide – venture name, team member names, contact info, and YouTube link
  • Slide 2:  Problem… What problem/pain point creates a promising business opportunity?
  • Slide 3:  Solution… How does your product/service offer a unique solution for people’s lives?
  • Slide 4:  Revenue Model… What are the different ways you will make money short- and long-term?
  • Slide 5:  Social and/or Environmental Impact… How do you plan to make a significant and positive difference? (17 Global Goals) (Intro to Social Entrepreneurship)

       Hint: Use a combination of bullet points and images to make your idea stand out (pitch deck examples)

  1. 90 Second Pitch Video
  • The pitch video is your opportunity to tell the story of your business idea and to stand out from other entries… there is no specific format for the video
  • A straightforward approach would be using a screen-sharing software (Screencastify or Zoom) to record yourself discussing the slides
  • Other approaches could involve iMovie, Powtoon, or other video editing programs, making an animated video or sketchbook, interviewing potential customers about your idea, etc.
  • Upload your video to YouTube.  Make sure viewing permissions are NOT set to private.  We suggest using the unlisted setting.  Include the YouTube link on the Title Slide.

Competition Detailstinyurl.com/scinnovates2022

  • Up to 15 semifinalists will advance to the Virtual Finale on Wednesday, 11/16/2022.
  • $10,000+ will be awarded for the best student ideas… all semifinalists guaranteed at least $100

Last year, out of the 15 Universities, the College of Charleston had 5 of the 15 semi-finalists and 3 overall winners: .

  • 3rd Place – Guestaurant | College of Charleston ($1,000)
  • 5th Place – DrinkSafe | College of Charleston ($750)
  • People’s Choice – FloodWatch | College of Charleston ($500)

For any additional information, please reach out to Professor Affonso or Dr. Wyman.

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!